Folk Music Spotlight

Click on the songs below to listen to music that’s currently on my writing mix!

Folk Music Spotlight – the Sad & the Sweet

Posted on May 31, 2016 in Folk Music Spotlight | 10 comments

Folk Music Spotlight – the Sad & the Sweet

It’s high time for a new Folk Music Spotlight! It’s been way too long. :) Since my list has gotten longer and longer over the months (eek, years!), I decided to spotlight three that are on repeat lately — all a little sad and sweet. These are songs out of my writing mix that are perfect for all the feels. ;) Some you may have heard before and some may be new to you. I hope you enjoy...

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Folk Music Spotlight: The Civil Wars “My Father’s Father”

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 in Folk Music Spotlight | 9 comments

Folk Music Spotlight: The Civil Wars “My Father’s Father”

I’m so excited to share one of my favorite songs by the Civil Wars for this Folk Music Spotlight. They’re music really has a home in my writing mix with their simple but moving sound…which has been described as a “haunting hush.” They really capture the spirit of folk music…it’s earthy, human. And oh, the harmonies. :) But good music is meant to be listened too, so without further adieu, here is “My Father’s Father” by the Civil...

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Folk Music Spotlight ~ The Lumineers

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 in Folk Music Spotlight, Rag Bag | 10 comments

Folk Music Spotlight ~ The Lumineers

As one of my absolute favorites, this song by The Lumineers has been in my writing mix for a long time. Just last week a good friend messaged me with the video saying how much it reminded her of Lonnie and Gideon… *smile* …and wondered if I heard it. She said it could be their theme song. I couldn’t have agreed more! If Gideon were to write a song, I do think this would be it. If you’ve read Though My Heart is Torn…you just might know what we’re getting at. ;)   So without further introduction, here is a song you may very well have heard recently on...

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Folk Music Spotlight: Josh Garrels “Flood Waters”

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 in Folk Music Spotlight | 18 comments

Folk Music Spotlight: Josh Garrels “Flood Waters”

It’s my joy to spotlight folk music now and again for two reasons. 1. I LOVE folk music. It’s pretty much my favorite genre outside of worship music. And there are some really awesome artists and songs out there…so this is me sharin’ the love :] 2. Folk and bluegrass music really tie into my stories. It’s a common thread in most everything I write. And while it’s ever evolving, this song is one that is currently at the top of my writing mix. The song for this spotlight is “Flood Waters” by Josh Garrels. Josh is an incredible musician and a believer and...

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Folk Music Spotlight: Audrey Assad- Sparrow

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in Folk Music Spotlight | 14 comments

Folk Music Spotlight: Audrey Assad- Sparrow

Why am I blogging about a song?  Well, I’ve decided to spotlight folk music now and again for two reasons. 1. I LOVE folk music. It’s pretty much my favorite genre outside of worship music. And there are some really awesome artists and songs out there…so this is me sharin’ the love :] 2. Folk and bluegrass music really tie into my stories. It’s a common thread in most everything I write. And while it’s ever evolving, this song is one that is currently at the top of my writing mix. The song for this spotlight is the well-loved hymn, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” by...

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Folk Music Spotlight: Mumford and Sons “After the Storm”

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 in Folk Music Spotlight | 20 comments

Folk Music Spotlight: Mumford and Sons “After the Storm”

Why am I blogging about a song?  Well, I’ve decided to spotlight folk music now and again for two reasons. 1. I LOVE folk music. It’s pretty much my favorite genre outside of worship music. And there are some really awesome artists and songs out there…so this is me sharin’ the love :] 2. Folk and bluegrass music really tie into my stories. It’s a common thread in most everything I write. And while it’s ever evolving, this song is one that is currently at the top of my writing mix. The song for this spotlight is Mumford & Sons “After the...

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Folk Music Spotlight: Gregory Alan Isakov – 3 am

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 in Folk Music Spotlight | 9 comments

Folk Music Spotlight: Gregory Alan Isakov – 3 am

Why am I blogging about a song?  Well, I’ve decided to spotlight folk music now and again for two reasons. 1. I LOVE folk music. It’s pretty much my favorite genre outside of worship music. And there are some really awesome artists and songs out there…so this is me sharin’ the love :] 2. Folk and bluegrass music really tie into my stories. It’s a common thread in most everything I write. And while it’s ever evolving, this song is one that is currently at the top of my writing mix. The song for this spotlight is “3 am” by Gregory Alan Isakov....

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