With a variety of talents and styles, these five acoustic singer songwriters will help you fill out your fall 2014 playlists. Give them a listen and, if you like them, buy their music. They are too talented to go unnoticed. Please, also, give this article a share if any one of these artists sound good to you.
Holly Henry – The Immigrant EP – Although this album is nearly a year old by now, it’s too good to pass up. Henry’s voice is just the right kind of mysterious and peaceful. Her songwriting is comforting. The layered harmonies throughout the album as delicious as warm apple cider.
TG Elias – Granny Takes Her Last Trip – We featured T.G. Elias last year. He’s at it again, making incredible acoustic music. Fingerpicking, ethereal vocals, and an incredible sincerity that emerges from every song, this is the kind of album that just doesn’t get old. Elias hails from the UK and represents a sort of timeless and placeless “folk” sound. He’s great.
Galen Ash – The Age of Frozen Hearts – A bit more up tempo than the others, Ash brings a style full of charisma. Sounding a bit like the Tallest Man on Earth, Ash’s flavor is rich and satisfying. A bit more like the crunch of the fresh apples of the fall season or the cold splash of bobbing for those apples, Ash gives listeners a provoking and engaging acoustic sound.
Kalee Joy – Brand New Truth – Coming from the frigid north of Minnesota, Joy does a great job of conjuring warmth with her voice and songs. She’s got an unbelievable ability to create a feeling of peace with her music. Although not every track (especially the title track) does not fit the acoustic singer songwriter vibe, Joy’s overall style is worthy of a fall playlist mention. She gets your toe tapping for those Oktoberfest “cultural festivals” or afternoon-long tailgate parties.
Andrew Hibbard – Foot in the Door – In an album that mixes originals and covers, Andrew Hibbard brings his Dylan-esque vocals to a glorious debut salvo. Hibbard is absolutely a force to keep your ears on. His delivery is genuine, his talent undeniable, and ear for the acoustic hook is fantastic. This is the kind of album that is, like a pumpkin-spice anything, delicious and you’ll find yourself looking forward to it every listen. Seriously this young man is extremely talented.