Best indie folk singers

From Topfestivales we bring you a list of the best indie folk singers. best indie folk singersmaybe you know some of them. In addition, we will leave you links to some folk concerts, so you can buy tickets and listen to them live.

The 10 best indie folk singers you should know about

Maybe you've heard of Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley. Well, these are just some of the csingers who represent the indie folk music genre.. However, this time we will talk about other artists that are worth knowing about.

  • Mitski

  • Vance Joy

  • Sufjan Stevens

  • Jose Gonzalez

  • Lucy Rose

  • Feist

  • Sharon Van Etten

  • Iron & Wine

  • Cat Power

  • Alela Diane


The music of the Japanese-American Mitski is inspired by indie rockMitski's music is inspired by indie rock, folk and punk, so she has a unique style that you will surely like if you haven't listened to her yet.

Likewise, it's worth noting that her music video "Washing Machine Heart" already has over 30 million plays on YouTube. In fact, she is one of the best indie folk singers of the of the moment.

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Vance Joy

This Australian singer learned to play the piano at an early age and years later, specifically, at 14, he began to sing and play the guitar. In 2013 he formally began his musical career and released his first album. "God Loves You When You're Dancing.".

Likewise, his first single titled "Riptide" was a hit in Australia, as well as in other countries, reaching the international market in international market in Canada, Germany Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, among others.

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Sufjan Stevens

This interpreter in some of his songs incorporates mystical elements due to his religious beliefs, which he has wanted to separate from his music. In the year 2017, he made a contribution to the soundtrack of the movie "Call Me By Your Name"..

Something very characteristic of this singer is that he has recorded albums in different musical styles and uses a great variety of musical instrumentssome of them played by himself.

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Jose Gonzalez

Some of Jose Gonzalez's songs have been used in TV series such as Scrubs, Bones, Brothers & Sisters, among others. In 2007 he received the European Border Breakers Award award given to emerging artists who manage to reach the public outside their country.

Also, his song "Far Away". also appeared in the videogame Red Dead Redemption, and the song was awarded with the "Best Song at the Spike Video Game Awards.

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Lucy Rose

Of British origin this singer-songwriter who since childhood had contact with music launches her career in 2012 with her debut album "Like I Used To which contained singles such as "Middle of the Bed", "Red Face" and "Shiver", the latter you can see in the video above.

Lucy Rose has recorded to date 5 studio albums and 1 live album.. In addition, she participated in the Glastonbury Festival (UK).

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Feist is one of the one of the best indie folk singers who managed to win two awards in Canada, "best alternative rock album" and "best new artist" in the year. In addition, she has toured Asia, Australia, North America and Europe.

In addition, he has collaborated with José GonzálezKings of Convenience, Wilco, Mocky, Renaud Letang, among others.

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Sharon Van Etten

Songwriter Sharon Van Etten's albums are all about the breakup and heartbreak. In addition, some of her songs preserve the origins of the folk with personal and introspective nuances.

Also, we mention that she has collaborated with The National, John Cale, The Antlers and Nick Cave. Likewise, we mention that his third album, "Tramp", was in the 75th place on the Billboard 200 Charts of 2012.

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Iron & Wine

His real name is Sam Beam. This American singer-songwriter produces, records, sings and even writes the songs for his albums in his home studio. The song "Flightless Bird, American Mouth fThe song was selected to play at the end of the popular movie "Twilight".

On the other hand, the theme song "Call It Dreaming" has more than 4 million plays on the Youtube platform.

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Cat Power

Cat Power has a long musical career that began in 1995, which has allowed her to explore diverse musical genres and styles. Also, you should know that her sixth album "You Are Free". helped her establish her status as an international alternative celebrity.

Another of the significant albums of this indie folk performer is. "The Covers Record", This is a compilation of covers of other artists and groups such as The Velvet Underground, Moby Grape, The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan.

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Alela Diane

This singer wrote the songs for her most successful album "The Pirate's Gospel" when she was on tour in Europe in 2004. In addition, she was the opening act for The Decemberists, Iron & Wine and Vashti Bunyan on a tour of the United States.

Also, be informed that Diane has recorded 7 studio albums. The last of her albums, "Cusp", deals with various topics, among them, her experience with motherhood and death, as she almost lost her life while giving birth.

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Finally, there are many better indie folk singers, but these are some of the ones that are still active musically. This means that you can go to some of their concerts and enjoy good music with your friends and family.

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