Music

Top 5: Powerful Female Folk Voices

  • Track Count 5
  • Total Length 37:58
Sample this playlist
  1. 1 Let The Mystery Be Iris DeMent 02:40
  2. 3 Both Hands Ani DiFranco 02:56
  3. 5 My Brambles Alela Diane 04:28
  4. 7 Joanna Cris Williamson 04:15
  5. 9 I've Got To Know Barbara Dane 04:40
Playlist Description

We love sharing hidden treasures, and highlighted here are five of the most unique and talented female folk artists from the Vault. 1. Iris DeMent / Let the Mystery Be - You may not recognize the name, but respected songwriter Iris DeMent has had songs covered by many artists and featured in film and television. 2. Ani DiFranco / Both Hands - A strong DIY proponent, Ani DiFranco has been releasing albums full of folk anthems on her own label for decades. 3. Alela Diane / My Brambles - As Sean Moeller of Daytrotter said, "Every time Alela Diane sings one of her songs, a firefly gets its fire." 4. Cris Williamson / Joanna - One of the real buried treasures in the Vault; Cris Williamson's vocal performance is completely mesmerizing. 5. Barbara Dane / I've Got to Know - Club owner, promoter, activist - Barbara Dane was so much more than just a singer, but her husky vocals made her a favorite in blues and jazz circles, as well as folk.