Style: Soulful Acoustic Folk
What’s The Story: Ben Howard is one of the many young artists emerging from the burgeoning British indie-folk scene. Word-of-mouth buzz and vigorous touring has helped this singer-songwriter build a religiously devoted following across the pond. Howard’s smokey vocals and cello-infused acoustic renderings have won the hearts of girls all over the UK.
Video Pick: Ben Howard on Jools Holland performing “Old Pine.”
In the Headlines: Howard’s brooding cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge is currently making its rounds on the interwebs: (Via Spinner)
What’s Next: Summer festivals, galore! Followed by a North American tour in the fall in support of his debut album, Every Kingdom. Tour dates here.
For Fans Who Like: Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons
Recommended Track: “The Wolves”