Once in a while, music artists offer free songs to download. And whether or not it’s all part of their strategies to sell more later, we can’t deny that we like these little surprises. There would have been more of those listed here, but some of the old free downloads I love had expired. So for now, I give you this list.
- Featured in the cover of this post (image on the right) is Jack Wilkinson from Sandy, Utah. Download his EP at Bandcamp.
- Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes shared three solo songs last year. One is a duet with Ed Droste, one is a solo jam, and the last one is a cover of Where Is My Wild Rose from New Zealand folk singer Chris Thompson.
- Can’t get enough of Bon Iver? Then check out his session at Myspace Transmissions and download the EP for free.
- Find two free songs at Emily Barker’s SoundCloud or go directly to the song pages: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Cover) and Ropes.
- Johnny Flynn recorded the score for the film A Bag of Hammers. One track called Flowers In My Garden has been released as a free download in his Facebook page. Check it out here.
- Finally, Ryan McAllister gives us three beautiful songs. Get them here.
If you have links to free folk music downloads (legal only), please do share in the comments!