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Following the senseless violence in Las Vegas, Diff Folk would like to put some good out in the world while helping those suffering from this tragedy. For the next two weeks, 100% of the sales of any 7 inch vinyl will be donated to the official Las Vegas Victims Fund. Diff Folk will pay for shipping. Every penny of your purchase will go to help those in need. We’d like our music to spread some joy while also helping those in need. Thanks to anyone who participates.

To receive free shipping use promo code VEGAS at checkout.

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 7" Available Now!

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 and stay tuned to The Bluegrass Situation on February 10th for their song premiere of Will's side A, "A Patient, Patient Man."



We're Happy to be supporting the extremely talented Jas Quintet from Sioux Falls, SD. their first RELEASE, Leap Year Baby, IS available now through the different Folk store. 


joey kneiser & kelly smith's new 7 inch release is 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.) 




Different Folk Records is proud to announce the release of Gordo Jibang's self-titled debut full-length Record.order your copy today!

Different Folk Records will be releasing a 7 inch vinyl single by Joey Kneiser and Kelly Smith from the Tennessee-based band Glossary.

Joey's solo album "The Wildness" was a favorite of ours last year, as were the videos he created for Jason Isbell and John Moreland.

Stay tuned for more details about this release!

Check out Glossary's music here:

Different Folk Records & Hymie's Vintage Records offer the vinyl release of Jack Klatt's second solo album Shadows in the Sunset on Friday April 29th. order your copy today!

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.”

Klatt's record follows Diff Folk's first full length album release, The Foghorn Stringband's Devil in the Seat, which is now available at Klatt also released a 7 inch 45 rpm vinyl single on Different Folk Records in November (also available at the Diff Folk store.)

Klatt will be performing a release party at The Icehouse in Minneapolis on May 7th 2016 at 10 pm. He'll be playing his newest collection of original material with his roots based backing band and a handful of special guests. Tickets for the show are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

Biography: 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