The Farewell Drifters’ ‘Modern Age’ is your Folk Alliance International Song of the Day


The International Folk Alliance Conference & Winter Music Camp comes to KC February 19-23. To get you geared up for the folk blowout, every day we’re posting a song we like by one of the event’s showcase artists. 

It had been three long years since Nashville’s the Farewell Drifters last released a full-length album, until late this past January, when Tomorrow Forever was finally revealed to the world. And the 12-track collage of folk and Americana rock was well worth the wait. The lead single of that album, “Modern Age,” is one of those songs that gets to check all the boxes: addictive, jangly pop hooks, sing-along lyrics, a theme we can all identify with (desiring to leave the past behind)…. all that, plus an electric mandolin. You can’t go wrong with these boys. 


For more information on the FAI and the upcoming conference, go here.

See also:

#23: John Fullbright’s “Gawd Above”
#22: Grant Lee Phillips’ “Walking in the Green Corn”
#21: The Carper Family’s “Foolish Ramblin’ Man”
#20: The Black Lillies’ “The Fall”
#19: Ganstagrass’ “Long Hard Times to Come”
#18: Chuck Mead’s “Girl on the Billboard”
#17: Jordie Lane’s “Feet Fall”
#16: The Howlin’ Brothers “Big Fall” 

#15: Jadea Kelly’s “Lone Wolf”
#14: The Sweet Lowdown’s “Red Shift Blues”
#13: The Stray Birds’ “Time in Squares”
#12: SHEL’s “Lost at Sea” 
#11: Uncle Bonsai’s “Penis Envy”
#10: Miss Tess’ “People Don’t Come Here for Gold”
#9: Baskery’s “The NoNo”

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