As a lover of indie music it's hard to find quality artists who move me by their music. Then I stumbled across a little website called noisetrade.com (read "stumbled" as "my critique partner introduced me") There are tons of good artists on this website that you can download for free...legally:
The Civil Wars
My latest download is a guy who knows the way into my heart, acoustic guitar. He has a folky bluesy summertime vibe (sometimes Paul Simon-esk.) Thus the appropriate titled "Summertime" sampler. (Only free this week!) Even the album cover calls you to the lakeside for a cool summer dip. I LOVE the vintage grit that tints this photo. I'm picky so I don't love them all but there are quite a few I can't resist. Enjoy!