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Jessie Winslow is The Deli's Best of Chicago in the Folk/Americana category

The Deli's Best of Folk/Americana Poll for emerging Chicago artists ended yesterday and elected a single winner for both the Readers' Poll and the overall chart, which aggregates both readers votes and the votes of our jury of scene experts.

Belonging to the "less is more" school of thought, Jessie Winslow employs a very sparse instrumentation but aims directly at the earth. In her 2016 EP, appropriately titled "Bare," she even rejects the flattering effects of artificial reverberation on the vocals, an effect so common in recorded music that, by itself, its absence forges an original sound.

Kudos also to Furious Frank and Todd Kesler, who placed 2nd and third in the readers' poll and also, respectively, 2nd and 4th in the overall charts, separated by Robbie Fulks who snatched the 3rd place in the latter.

Find all the finalist of the Folk//Americana category under the streaming track.

 

 

 Al Scorch
  3%   7 votes
 Furious Frank
  18%   35 votes
 glyders
  0%   1 vote
 Homme
  2%   4 votes
 Jessie Winslow
  35%   65 votes
 Parent
  1%   2 votes
 Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen
  11%   22 votes
 Robbie Fulks
  1%   3 votes
 Robert Rolfe Fedderson
  1%   3 votes
 Tara Terra
  4%   9 votes
 The Belvederes
  0%   1 vote
 Trevor Sensor
  0%   0 votes
 Todd Kesler
  17%   33 votes

 

 

 

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Wild Skies

Wild Skies have released the first single, “Fumes & Faith”, from their forthcoming LP From Far Below.

You can catch Wild Skies at Cobra Lounge on Saturday, Feb 11th, with Young Club, Almond & olive, and Markit Eight.

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Belleisle

Belleisle is releasing their debut EP Across The Open Field on March 4th. The group, lead by the deep vocals of Brett Bakshis, perform somber, orchestral tunes that somewhat reminiscent of The National.

You can help Belleisle celebrate the EP release on March 4th at Hungry Brain with Carbon By Carbon.

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Best Emerging NYC Folk/Americana Artists: The National Reserve, Margaret Glaspy, Bailen + 11 more!

Our Best of NYC poll for Folk and Americana artist ended yesterday and the winners are in! 

READERS' POLL WINNERS: THE NATIONAL RESERVE

Emerging New York City folksters, The National Reserve, who won the "popular vote," are mixing things up in the NYC scene by delivering a dose of much needed southern twang. Merging blues, rock, folk and country, their 2015 EP, "Easy Does It," is a solid slice of Americana, enriched by powerful and expressive vocals. Lead singer and guitarist, Sean Walsh, has this sort of storyteller voice that will rope you in and make you believe you are at a Honky Tonk in Nashville. Judging from their impressive 2016 live record, this is the kind of band you need to see on a stage, and you'll have the opportunity to do just that on February 16 at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. (Lea Phillips)

We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best Folk/Americana songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!

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OVERALL POLL CATEGORY WINNER (READERS + JURORS): MARGARET GLASPY

As you SHOULD know by now, there is also a winner of the composite chart for each category tackled in our polls. The composite chart also takes into account the votes of the local jurors (mostly bloggers and local venue bookers) who picked all the nominees in our list.

Sumptuous songwriter Margaret Glaspy is the winner of this category's overall poll - we covered her already many times, and her album 'Emotions and Math' made it in our "Best NYC Records of 2016 List" in our latest print issue.

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We also need to mention Bailen, who was our Artist of the Month not long ago and placed second in the overall chart, with a high score both from the jury and the readers - well done guys!

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Here's the list of all the finalists in the Folk/Americana category.

 Bailen
  27%   113 votes
 Bellows
  0%   3 votes
 Big Thief
  2%   9 votes
 Cassandra Jenkins
  0%   2 votes
 Don Dilego & the Touristas
  0%   0 votes
 The End of America
  0%   0 votes
 Howth
  23%   97 votes
 Julia Haltigan
  0%   2 votes
 Julian Lage
  0%   2 votes
 Margaret Glaspy
  3%   13 votes
 The National Reserve
  35%   146 votes
 Swoon Lake
  6%   25 votes
 Vagabon
  0%   1 vote
 White Lighters
  0%   3 votes
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Groovy folk rock from Richmond group Griff’s Room Band

Describing themselves as “fiddle-infused pop/rock”, Richmond, VA band Griff’s Room Band has a tight and well thought out sound.  The songs are constructed with some care; with a solid rhythm section, good singing, and nice solos from the fiddle and guitar.  This is a band that sounds like it would be fun to see live.

Here’s Griff’s Room Band with the song “Tie Me Down”.

 

 

-Michael Dranove

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