Songs From Modern Storytellers

Sometimes, we just need a good old fashioned story. Whether you’re too bogged down by work to sit down and read the newest bestseller, you miss childhood when storytime was an everyday occurrence or you need singable stories to share over a summertime bonfire, these songs are sure to satisfy your needs.

From tales you get a hand in imagining (Four Tet and Rachael Yamagata’s instrumental pieces), to those inspired by true stories (Laura Marling’s “What He Wrote” and Matt Kearney’s “Rochester”), to those that act like a musical novella (“Late July” or “Mariella” by Shakey Graves and Kate Nash respectively), this playlist serves as an introductory survey of the vast landscape of contemporary storyteller musicians.

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