Spiritualism comes in many forms. For Carrie Newcomer her brand began with her Quaker upbringing, continued with her education and culminated in her powerful songwriting.
This year offered many great folk and singer-songwriter albums to enjoy. Here are my 10 favorites of 2012.
Folk singer-songwriter Ellis Paul is a keen observer of the world around him, drawing a wealth of captivating songs from the people he's known and the places he's been.
Steve Forbert's smartly-penned songs have a way of landing just right upon a listener's ears, settling in among all of the other mental cargo and becoming firmly rooted in the brain.
Gentle and poignant, coffee house vet John Batdorf continues to strum out his particular brand of folky soft rock with mystique and passion.