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Only The Best, Folks

3pm - 5pm Saturday with Gemma G

Only The Best, Folks

Saturday can be hard, but they needn’t be, especially if you have good folks around you. Pour yourself a fresh cup of java, find a comfy spot, and tune in to Only the Best, Folks with Gemma. Only the Best, Folks is just that: only the best folk music. Start your weekend surrounded by Only the best folks, Saturday arfternoons from 3 - 5pm on te reo irirangi kotahi.

11 Dec Tunes

Only the Best, Folks
11 December

Exuma - The Vision
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Bobby Malone Moves Home
Bill Callahan - What Comes After Certainty
Kid Cudi - Speeding Bullet 2 Heaven (Acoustic Demo)
Marlon Williams (NZ) - When I Was A Young Girl
Matty - Mickeymouse
Dijon - Talk Down
Fiona Apple - Love Ridden
Phoebe Bridgers - Day After Tomorrow
Rainbow Kitten Suprise - It's Called: Freefall
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Hovvdy - 1999
Horse Jumper of Love - Spaceman
Linda Perhacs - Hey, Who Really Cares
Attic Abasement - A Werewolf
Hayden Pedigo - Carthage
Lianne La Havas - Please Don't Make Me Cry
Harrison Whitford - Salvation Army
Richie Havens - I Can't Make It Anymore
Ada Lea - damn
Landon Pigg - Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop

New Time & Interview w/ Fathom !!

Only The Best, Folks
Nov 27

Ruby Fields - Bruises
Larsen - Trampoline
Pickle Darling (NZ) - Blushing
Japanese Breakfast - Posing For Cars
Ween - Sarah
Jeff Rosenstock, Laura Stevenson - Harvest Moon
Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum - Avalanches
Fathom (NZ) - Mother Star
Jeff Magnum - I Will Bury You in Time (Live)
Radiator Hospital - Big Cloud
Lomelda - Bam Sha Klam
Violet Hirst (NZ) - Lay With Me in Barns
of Montreal - Everything Disappears When You Come Around
Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread
Strawberry Switchblade - Trees and Flowers
Mount Eerie - Great Ghosts
Twain - The Sorcerer
The Lemon Twigs - Light and Love
Hamilton Leithauser, Rostam, Angel Deradoorian - 1959

Folk for Summer :)

Only The Best, Folks
Nov 13

Townes Van Zandt - For the Sake of the Song
Bruno Major - Nothing
Snail Mail - Valentine
Snail Mail - c. et al.
BEING. (NZ) - Count Me In
Caspr - Don't Make Sense
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
Pinegrove - Alaska
Pixies - Hey
Beach House - Once Twice Melody
Aldous Harding (NZ) - Zoo Eyes
Cate Le Bon - Home to You
Sturgill Simpson - The Dead Don't Die
Black Country, New Road - Track X
Smog - I Feel Like The Mother Of The World
The Apples In Stereo - Benefits of Lying (With Your Friend)
Harry Dean Stanton - Everybody's Talkin'
Brian Eno - I'll Come Running (To Tie Your Shoe)
Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers - Nothing New
Courtney Barnett - Here's The Thing
Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin
Spiritualized - Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space

Modern Folk Baby!

Taylor Swift, Bon Iver - Exile

Paul Simon - Hearts and Bones
Landon Pigg - Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop
Lord Huron, Allison Ponthier - I Lied
Marlon Williams, Kacy & Clayton (NZ) - I Wonder Why
Courtney Barnett - Write A List of Things To Look Forward To
Gary Wilson - Debbie Debbie
Lil Ugly Mane - human fly
Kelis - Bless The Telephone
Wilco - Rising Red Lung
Boy Scouts - That's Life Honey
Bad Heaven Ltd. - Forever
Frankie Cosmos - Fool
The Spectre Collective (NZ) - Filth & Fortune
Snail Mail - Madonna
Field Medic - uuu
Tom Rosenthal - Lights Are On
The Microphones - You'll Be in the Air
Mitski - Last Words of a Shooting Star
Bright Eyes - At the Bottom of Everything
Tiny Ruins (NZ) - Bird in the Thyme
School Fair, Rose Pickernell (Dn) - Don't Let Me See You Swing & Miss
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Helplessly Hoping
Andy Shauf - You Slipped Away
boygenius - Ketchum, ID
Jenny Lewis - Puppy and a Truck
Blindsided - Bon Iver

Back Again bby!!

Only the best, folks
Saturday 9th Oct, 2021

Marlin's Dreaming (Dn) - Lumia
Songs:Ohia - Farewell Transmission
The Microphones - You'll Be in the Air
Guided By Voices - Heavy Metal Country
Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
The Magnetic Fields - You Must Be out of Your Mind
Gregory Alan Isakov - This Empty Northern Hemisphere
Mitski - Wife
Great Grandpa - Split Up The Kids
Leith Ross - Prayer
Sufjan Stevens, Angelo De Augustine - Olympus
Reb Fountain (NZ) - Foxbright
Joy Crookes - Mother May I Sleep With Danger?
Alabama Shakes - This Feeling
Father John Misty - Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
Andy Shauf - Jaywalker
Lomelda - M for Me
John Prine - Christmas in Prison
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joan Baez - Diamonds And Rust
Joan Armatrading - Love And Affection
Wilco - When You Wake up Feeling Old
Purple Mountains - All My Happiness Is Gone
Built To Spill - Carry the Zero

Sunny Day for New Releases :0

Only The Best, Folks
18 September, 2021

Bon Iver - PDLIF
Lily Allen - Who'd Have Known
Jose Gonzalez - Lasso In
Noah Gundersen - Sleepless in Seattle
Anna Coddington, Louis Baker (NZ) - Aho/Beams
Skullcrusher, Runner - Snowplow
Adeline Hotel - The Cherries Are Speaking
TE KAAHU (NZ) - E Hine E
Andy Shauf - Spanish On The Beach
Sufjan Stevens, Angelo De Augustine - Back To Oz
Hope D - Second
Billie Eilish - Male Fantasy
Lomelda - M for Me
The Mentalist Collective (Dn) - Pieces of Home
Waxahatchee - Talking Dust Bowl Blues
Big Thief - Little Things
Delaney Davidson (NZ) - Strange I Know
Yusuf/Cat Stevens - The First Cut Is The Deepest (Stereo Version)
Joan Baez - Diamonds And Rust
Woody Guthrie - Tear The Facists Down
Patti Smith - Words of Love
The Shins - Pink Bullets
Weyes Blood - Seven Words
The Magnetic Fields - All My Little Words
Wilco - She's a Jar

Back in the Booth and Better Than Ever :)

Only the Best, Folks
Saturday, Sept 11

Kane Strang (Dn) - Standstill (demo)
Adrianne Lenker - zombie girl
Kid Cudi - Handle With Care
Jeff Buckley - Mama, You Been on My Mind
Lorde (NZ) - Hua Pirau/Fallen Fruit
Guided By Voices - If We Wait
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
Fiona Apple - Never Is a Promise
Courtney Barnett - I'll Be Your Mirror
Julien Baker - Faith Healer
Hollie Smith, Don McGlashan (NZ) - Korukutia/Bathe in the River
Pinegrove - Orange
Paul McCartney, Phoebe Bridgers - Seize The Day
Kid Cudi - Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven (Acoustic Demo)
Hop Along - Somewhere a Judge
Olivia Klugman - Raining in June
Phoebe Bridgers - Georgia
Nadia Reid (Dn) - All Of My Love
Reb Fountain (NZ) - Don't You Know Who I Am
Runner - Eggshell
Greer - Aeroplane
Sudan Archives - Nont For Sale
TE KAAHU (NZ) - Rangirara
Madison McFerrin - Learn Your Lesson
serpentwithfeet - Fellowship

Only The Best, Folks

Only The Best, Folks

Only The Best, Folks (FROM HOME!!!!)

Aldous Harding (NZ) - The Barrel

Kenny Sterling (NZ) - Seismic Commotion

Andy Shauf - Neon Skyline


Angel Olsen - Forgiven/Forgotten

Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me

Beck - Blue Moon


Big Thief - Love in Mine

Mary (NZ) - Helpless

Better Oblivion Community Center - Dylan Thomas

Alex Cameron - Before Too Long (Paul Kelly Cover)


Burial - Archangel

Bon Iver - 22 (OVER SooN)

Bjork - Venus as a Boy

Cate Le Bon - Sad Nudes


Ella Fitzgerald - Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye

Courtney Barnett - Rae Street

Emily Edrosa (NZ) - She Agreed

Father John Misty - Strange Encounter


Elliott Smith - I Figured You Out

Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Frankie Cosmos - Jesse

Gulls (Dn) - Lately


Half Waif - Sodium & Cigarettes

Hopetoun Brown (NZ) - Own It

Julia Jacklin - baby jesus is nobodys baby now

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)

Folk Rock? Not Folk Rock?

Only The Best, Folks

Colin Hay - I Just Don't Think I'll Ever Get Over You
Twin Peaks - Wanted You
Knifeplay - Fell U
The Magnetic Fields - The Trouble I've Been Looking For
Joyce Manor - Drainage
The Neighbourhood - Pretty Boy
Melaina Kol - Bones
boygenius - Salt In The Wound
Phoebe Bridgers - Demi Moore
Soccer Mommy - rom com 2004
The Shins - New Slang
Alex Turner - It's hard to get around the wind
Lucy Rose - Middle of the Bed
The 1975 - I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes)
Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You into the Dark
John Mayer - Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
Taylor Swift - Enchanted
Rilo Kiley - Does He Love You
Kacey Musgraves - Happy & Sad
Alvvays - Dreams Tonite
Fleet Foxes - If You Need To, Keep Time on Me
The Magnetic Fields - Strange Powers

Folk Music in Film and Television (It's A LOT Happier)

Only The Best, Folks

31 July

Theres A Tuesday (NZ) - Amsterdam
Melaina Kol - Moon
Colin Hay - Overkill (Acoustic Version)
Peach Pit - Tommy's Party
Joyce Manor - Drainage
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
Slaughter Beach, Dog - Acolyte
Pinegrove - Angelina
The Soggy Bottom Boys & Dan Tyminski - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow
The Magnetic Fields - All My Little Words
Phoebe Bridgers - I Know The End
Stark Sands With Punch Brothers - The Last Thing on My Mind
Bon Iver - 29 #Strafford APTS
Yo La Tengo - Fourth Time Around
Jeff Tweedy - Simple Twist of Fate
Sufjan Stevens - Ring Them Bells
Moor Mother - Forever Industries A
Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Yo La Tengo - Farewell Adventureland
Elliott Smith - Angeles
Nick Drake - Horn
Ane Brun - Make You Fell My Love
Belle & Sebastian - Piazza, New York Catcher
The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
Kimya Dawson - Loose Lips

Folk Adjacent Music and Folk from Non-Folk Artists is GREAT!

Only the Best, Folks
24th July

Lorde (NZ) - Stoned at the Nail Salon
Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit
The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Nirvana - About A Girl (MTV Unplugged)
Bob Dylan - I Threw it All Away
Maple Glider - Be Mean, It's Kinder Than Crying
Songs: Ohia - Farewell Transmission
Pavement - Range Life
Mark Kozelek - You Missed My Heart
Mitski - Thursday Girl
Rodrigo Amarante - Mare
Kacey Musgraves - Space Cowboy
Adelaide Cara (Dn) - Eden
Beulah - Emma Blowgun's Last Stand
Guided by Voices - Awful Bliss
Fiona Apple - The First Taste
Jeff Rosenstock - 9/10
Uncle Tupelo - Give Back the Key to My Heart
Boy Genius - Bite the Hand
Sit Down In Front (NZ) - Rain
Tiny Ruins (NZ) - Bird in the Thyme
Neil Finn (NZ) - She Will Have Her Way
Arctic Monkeys - Despair In The Departure Lounge
LCD Soundsystem - New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
¿Téo? - Uno Dos feat. Jaden Smith

Oh Boy! It's Re-O Week!

Nick Griffith - Riding on my Bike

Akoba (Dn) - Rest Easy
Moontype - 3 Weeks
Sufjan Stevens - Visions of Gideon
Clairo - Blouse
Gregory Alan Isakov - Big Black Car
Slaughter Beach, Dog - Phoenix
Wilco - Radio Cure
Alabama Shakes - This Feeling
Skullcrusher - Windshield
Purple Pilgrims (NZ) - How Long is Too Long
Brooke Fraser (NZ) - Shadow Feet
The Beths (NZ) - Acrid
Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
Elliott Smith - Christian Brothers
Faye Webster - I Know I'm Funny haha
Wilco - Rising Red Lung
Pinegrove - Intrepid
Nai Palm - Atoll
Moses Sumney - Make Out in My Car
Big Thief - Paul
Goldenhorse (NZ) - Maybe Tomorrow
Big Star - Thirteen
The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses

Courtney Barnett - Rae Street

Only The Best, Folks

Only The Best, Folks - Sorry I'm Late !!

Only The Best, Folks

12 June 2021

Lala Lala - Destroyer
Rachael Jenkins - I Don't Know
Little Joy - Don't Watch Me Dancing
Cass McCombs - The Wine of Lebanon
Andy Shauf - You're Out Wasting Time
The Beatles - I Will
Simon & Garfunkel - The Only Living Boy in New York
Bond Street Bridge (NZ) - Water Sky
The Magnetic Fields - The Book of Love
Emily Yacina - Bad Kid
Alex G - Bobby
Florist - Only A Prayer, Nothing More
Lucy Hunter (Dn) - Love Has A Terrible Way
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher
Bon Iver - Holocene
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes
Marlon Williams (NZ) - Whn I was A Young Girl
Tracy Chapman - For You

Only The Best, Folks - First Show, Folks

Only The Best, Folks 05 June 2021

Nadia Reid (Dn) - Get the Devil Out
P.H.F (NZ) - Marlboro Man
Cass McCombs - Wine of Lebanon
Lucy Dacus - Thumbs
Dr. Reknaw (NZ) - Bassline Meditation
Nick Drake - Place to Be
Elliott Smith - St Ides Heaven
Free Range - Two Dimensional
Bon Iver - For Emma
Marlon Williams (NZ) - Lost Without You
Molly Ferguson (NZ) - Niche
The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
Andy Shauf - Hometown Hero
Crowded House (NZ) - Fall At Your Feet
Aldous Harding (NZ) - Stop Your Tears
Ryan Fisherman (NZ) - Peace of Mind
The Shins - Caring is Creepy
STELLARIZE (NZ) - Travelling On
First Aid Kit - EmmyLou
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
John Prine - Clay Pigeons
Silver Jews - Random Rules
Marlon Williams (NZ) & Kacy + Clayton - I Wonder Why
(Sandy) Alex G - Gretel
Weyes Blood - Everyday
Moses Sumney - Don't Bother Calling
Julia Jacklin - CRY
Waxahatchee - Bonfire
Pinegrove - The Alarmist
Slaughter Beach, Dog - 104 Degrees
Tami Neilson (NZ) - You Were Mine