Here’s some indie folk music by Po’ Girl for you to listen with Spotify.
Po’ Girl is a Canadian group whose style derives from folk, country and jazz. The style of music they perform is called “urban roots.” Their music showcases a wide array of instruments – from gutbucket bass, accordion, clarinet, banjo, dobro, guitar, to electric bass, glockenspiel, piano, harmonica, bicycle bells, drums– and they all frequently trade off instruments with each song. Their fluid and joyous musicality is one of the group’s most endearing and irresistible features.
The name Po’ Girl is a nod to the women of New Orleans who at the time of the railroad strikes gathered scraps of food from the restaurants and delivered the notorious Po’ Boy sandwiches to the men while they were striking. It is a nod to the solidarity of the workers, as well as to all the musical influences that came out of New Orleans that have shaped Po’ Girl’s sound.
Their Twitter account says: “This is simple, beautiful, stripped down music. Completely enchanting: great harmonies, melodies to die for”.
These are some of their more popular songs.
“Take the Long Way” by Po’ Girl on “Vagabond Lullabies” (2004)
“Kathy” by Po’ Girl on “Follow Your Bliss” (2010)
“Deer in the Night” by Po’ Girl on “Deer in the Night” (2009)
Here are their studio albums.
“Follow Your Bliss” by Po’ Girl (2010) – 14 songs, 53 min
“Deer in the Night” by Po’ Girl (2009) – 15 songs, 56 min
“Home to You” by Po’ Girl (2007) – 14 songs, 58 min
“Vagabond Lullabies” by Po’ Girl (2004) – 13 songs, 54 min
The Long Way Home [Live]
Here are their links for social media.
These are links to their artist pages at popular music players and music stores.
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