The Folk Artist Twitter Directory

Below is our attempt at a comprehensive directory of folk artists currently on Twitter – of course, we aren’t Twitter deities and as such will almost certainly have missed out on certain artists. Let us know if you can think of any tweeting folk musicians in the comments below.


Angus and Julia Stone

Asthmatic Kitty (Label)

Au Revoir Simone

Avett Brothers

Bella Union (Label)

Belle and Sebastian

Beth Jeans Houghton

Blitzen Trapper

Blue Roses

Bon Iver

Brian: FFS’s Mixtape-Making Owl

Broadcast 2000

Caitlin Rose


Colin Meloy (Decemberists)

Damien Rice (PR Account)

Dev Hynes (Lightspeed Champion)

Divine Comedy (PR account)


Emmy the Great


FFS (Official Account)

First Aid Kit

Great Lake Swimmers

Jenny Lewis

Jeremy Warmsley

Jon Hopkins

kristin hersh

Kurran & the Wolfnotes

Laura Marling (PR account)

Left With Pictures

The Leisure Society

Lewis and Clarke

Liam Frost

Lisa Hannigan (PR account)

Lisa Mitchell


The Living Sisters (PR account)

Local Natives

The Low Anthem


Monsters of Folk (PR account)

The New Pornographers

Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy)

Peggy Sue

Rebecca Taylor (Slow Club)

Rufus Wainwright (PR account)

She & Him (PR account)

St. Vincent

Sweet Billy Pilgrim

The Swell Season (PR account)

The Swell Season (Glen Hansard)

Theoretical Girl

The Tim and Sam Band



The Watson Twins

Wilco (PR account)

Wild Beasts


Wye Oak

17 comments for “The Folk Artist Twitter Directory

  1. 6 May 2010 at 11:24 am

    for your list – @benfolds, @jimmythebrute, @anidifranco, @aimeemann, @tomreveal, @eddireader, @krisdrever, @imogenheap, @r_woomble, @bellahardy, @heiditalbot, @boohewerdine, @lastharbour, @quietloner, @tomwaits, @stevenfinn, @pogirl, @nelsandrews, @ihobo, @dannyschmidt, @devonsproule, @thedecemberists, @andrewbird, @thebrutechorus, @erinmckeown, and, if you’d be so kind, @hobopop. *gracious bow*
    this is a list we’d follow for sure!

  2. 6 May 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Me! :) @shamblesmiller and @AndrewWLindsay

  3. 6 May 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Here’s us… @deadonmusic (Promoters from Northern Ireland)

    and here’s the bands who’ve played for us in 2010 so far.

    Captain Kennedy (Lurgan, NI) @captainkennedy
    Meg Hutchinson (Boston, MA) @hutchtweets
    Basia Bulat (London, ON) @basiabulat
    Yngve & The Innocent (London, UK) @andtheinnocent
    David Ford (Brighton, UK) @davidfordisdead
    Aaron Shanley (Lisburn, NI) @aaronshanley
    Adelaide’s Cape (London, UK) @adelaidescape
    Farriers (Belfast, NI) @farriersmusic
    Junior Johnson (Belfast, NI) @juniorjohnson
    Louisiana Joyride (Belfast, NI) @loujoyride
    Katie & The Carnival (Belfast, NI) @katiecarnival
    Gentry Morris (Belfast, NI) @gentrymorris

  4. 6 May 2010 at 12:44 pm

    We’d love to be on it if you include smaller artists! @atc_uk

  5. Ellen B.
    6 May 2010 at 3:42 pm

    @sharonvanetten, @marcusfoster1, @bobbylongnews
    Thanks for doing this list!

  6. gabs
    6 May 2010 at 4:13 pm
  7. Matthew Kingdon
    7 May 2010 at 7:59 pm

    You should really put @mattstayloose on there.. He is the bringer of many folk news… and @communionmusic and @communionbris… Oh and Pete Roe @mrpeteroe

  8. Katie
    8 May 2010 at 9:27 pm

    This is brilliant, thank you!

  9. Sam
    10 May 2010 at 11:04 am

    @rosietaylor – The Rosie Taylor Project

  10. 11 May 2010 at 7:55 am

    Two more recommendations for the directory…

    @crookedstill –
    @_CCDs –

  11. Ali
    14 May 2010 at 1:02 pm

    A few more:
    Ellen and the Escapades – @ellenescapades
    Fran Rodgers – @rodgersfran
    Fyfe Dangerfield – @fyfedangerfield
    Broken Records – @broken_records
    The Mummers – @themummers

  12. caspeta
    16 May 2010 at 6:46 pm
  13. t9sus4
    8 August 2010 at 11:18 am

    To be frank, if you make a bit more of an effort yourselves to come up with a “comprehensive” list, then I’ll help out. So far it’s far too much like asking us to do your homework for you.

    • Lynn
      Lynn Roberts
      8 August 2010 at 11:29 am

      Thanks for your comment t9sus4. FFS is run entirely by volunteers, so we sometimes like to ask for a community effort to share information that might be interesting to other folk fans.
      Best wishes,

  14. Garrick
    8 August 2010 at 11:36 am

    @rachaelsage (who is wonderful and needs converage on your site. :) )

  15. Sarah
    10 February 2011 at 11:03 am

    Great list…How about:

    @drawmestories –

    Love these guys!

  16. caroline Stanley
    16 February 2011 at 2:24 pm


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