Folk

(Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Jewel)

Cologne Commons – Second Free Creative Commons Music Compilation

Cologne Commons free music festival opens today in Germany's Rhine. The gathering is to bring many netlabels, musicians, artists, and business developers to the weekend long conference and then a party in Cologne. This compilation is a selection of some of the music featured by Cologne Commons. Make sure to check out their first release here if you will like this one.

Momus: Multiple Albums

Nick Currie aka Momus released six albums from 1987 to 1993 on the now defunct Creation Records. Since they are no longer in print and unlikely ever to be re-issued, the Scottish singer/songwriter made a momentous decision to release them himself as free and legal online albums.

Friends of the Stars: Lighting & Electrical

Friends of the Stars is a Country/Folk band from Birmingham, UK that's been together for more than 8 years now. They've released a couple of singles and brushed by some major British labels under their previous names - Buick 6 and The Toques, but their first full album - "Lighting & Electrical" - was proudly recorded and released as "Friends of the Stars". Everybody in FOTS - Craig Hamilton, Anna Russell and Cam Do-cherty - share the singing and songwriting duties and now everybody is working together on the second album.

Tim Fite: Change of Heart

Tim Fite is an American singer, song-writer from New Jersey living and working in Brooklyn. His past releases widely varied in style going between indie to alternative to country to hip hop. He received critical acclaim and won many new fans with a 2006 hip-hop album entitled "Over the Counter Culture" in which he criticized the modern culture of consumerist and greed. After multiple big publications named it among their Top 10 albums of 2007, Tim Fite decided to make a statement and not release the album commercially (= give it out for free). Now Tim Fite is out with his newest album, "Change of Heart".

Adam McHeffey: Let’s Kick Fire

Adam McHeffey is a young folk musician from Long Island, NY. He's been writing, composing and playing his music since middle school and developed a great ability to communicate with his audience and make them a part of the experience. He writes and sings from the heart drawing inspiration from the simple events and complex emotions of everyday life. "Let's Kick Fire" is Adam's debut album he recorded with the help of some of his friends over the last several months & mixed in his home studio. In the spirit of true community sharing the album is available free under a Creative Commons License.

Allison Crowe: Little Light (originals)

Vocalist, pianist, guitarist, songwriter, engineer, producer and arranger - Allison Crowe is all the above. She lives & creates in Canada, but tours steadily, earning a reputation for exciting live shows that stir together her original songs with much-loved interpretations in an organic blend of rock, jazz, folk, Broadway, gospel and soul.

CelticUnderground Session 3

Northern Irish rapper and producer Jee4ce (pronounced G-Force) worked very hard to bring you this mixed album. He went around for almost a year collecting tracks from some of the best hip-hop artists from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This is a third installment of Celtic Underground Sessions. Below is the tracklisting and the names of the artists featured on the album.