Tim Easton & John Calvin Abney photographed by Melissa Brawner at the Whitewater Tavern in Little Rock/AR

Tim Easton & John Calvin Abney photographed by Melissa Brawner at the Whitewater Tavern in Little Rock/AR

tIM eASTON & jOHN CALVIN ABNEY'S 7 INCH SPLIT "Traveling days/full of farewells" Now AVAILABLE

Different Folk Records is proud to announce the release of Tim Easton and John Calvin Abney's split 7 inch vinyl “Traveling Days/Full of Farewells.” Easton is a critically acclaimed Nashville-based songwriter, prepping his new full length album “Paco & The Melodic Polaroids” due in April. Tulsa-based John Calvin Abney is a renowned solo artist, currently touring & playing alongside John Moreland. Easton and Abney are frequent collaborators at such events as the Holiday Hangout in Little Rock/AR. Easton’s “Traveling Days” was recorded in Nashville, while Abney’s B-side “Full of Farewells” was made in Norman/OK. Both men will celebrate their Diff Folk debut with release shows Friday, February 23rd. Easton will play The Kitchen in Nashville, while Abney will hold a special in-store at Guestroom Records in Norman. Order now: goo.gl/Ac3B4P!



Different Folk Records is proud to announce the release of Rich Show's double album "That Was The Future, This Is The Past" January 27th at the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater. Show has been heralded as South Dakota's all-time greatest rock & roll songwriter, with a catalog dating back over four decades. Nearing his 60th birthday, Show re-recorded songs from throughout his career, including music originally released with legendary Sioux Falls bands No Direction, Flag With Hank and Violet. In addition to 22 songs on this 180 gram double LP, Show recorded 19 more that will be included as a bonus digital download with every vinyl purchase. 41 songs total, representing the prolific career of South Dakota's own Rich Show. Download below from Bandcamp, 41 tracks for only $20! READ MORE HERE.

Burlap Wolf KinG's Bitter Honey Now AVAILABLE

Burlap Wolf King, is the vessel of song of South Dakota based singer/songwriter, Thomas Hentges. Hentges performs solo as well as with band, both under the Burlap Wolf King moniker.

Throughout 10 active years, BWK has seen a rotating cast of characters.   2009's full length LP "The Middle" was followed up by 2013's live and acoustic-leaning "BWK" EP.  Now back with a decidedly solidified six-piece lineup, Hentges and company are stronger than ever. BWK's 2017 full-length offering, "Bitter Honey", is highlighted by a distinct leap forward in songwriting & style, all the while showcasing this new outfit's prowess and versatility both live and in the studio.

Over the years Burlap Wolf King has had the pleasure of opening the evening for the likes of Trampled By Turtles, Justin Townes Earle, The Hold Steady, Robert Ellis, Centro-Matic, William Elliot Whitmore, Sam Outlaw, The White Buffalo, The Cactus Blossoms, Night Moves, "Spider" John Koerner, Deadstring Brothers, Ryley Walker, Charlie Parr,  Moondoggies, Rose Windows, Brian Wright, Jack Klatt and many more.

Will Johnson's 7" "Patient, patient man/uinta" NOW AVAILABLE

Will Johnson is one of the most respected songwriters of the last 25 years -- working solo, with his bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, and in collaborations with Jason Molina, David Bazan, Jim James, Jay Farrar and others. Will recorded his upcoming Diff Folk 7" single by himself at home and that personal touch and intimacy permeates both songs. Click here to order.

Jas Quintet's "Leap Year Baby" now available from Diff Folk


Joey Kneiser & Kelly Smith's 7" "Sunday Clothes/Lost In The Wind" Now Available

The record features new tracks from Joey & Kelly, of the Tennessee-based band Glossary: "Sunday Clothes" and "Lost In The Wind." Watch the music video for "Lost in the wind," directed by Joey (featuring Kelly on lead vocals.) 

Diff Folk is proud to announce the release of Gordo Jibang's self-titled debut full-length Record

Diff Folk & Hymie's Vintage Records Present Jack Klatt's Shadows in the Sunset

Shadows in the Sunset was recorded live to 2” tape in just three days at a beautiful reclaimed church in Viroqua, WI, that dates to the early 1900s. Produced and engineered by Tom Herbers (Low, the Jayhawks, Trampled by Turtles) Klatt says the album “holds in its grooves ten thousand miles of asphalt, about eight pairs of good shoes, and the generosity of a thousand strangers. It’s a collection of stories about the beauty of blazing sunsets, the art of saying goodbye, and letting endings turn into new beginnings.”

Jack Klatt is an award winning songwriter and self taught guitarist from Minneapolis. Combining musical traditions from pre-war blues to the roots of country music, he has been touring the lower 48, spreading his take on American music. He's won recognition from the Minnesota State Arts Board, recorded alongside Spider John Koerner, and made it onto Daytrotter's list of best songs in 2014.

Different Folk Records 2016