Molly Tuttle is slated to perform at Red Room at Cafe 939 on July 17.
Molly Tuttle is slated to perform at Red Room at Cafe 939 on July 17.Alysse Gafkjen

ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE Indie folk, sad-sack division: Not too long ago, de Augustine received a breakup letter in the mail (how old school), and the heartbreak it occasioned was the fount of an entire album, named “Tomb,” of fragile, almost-whispered songs. May 20. $12. Great Scott, Allston. 888-929-7849, www.axs.com

CAMPFIRE. If it’s Memorial Day Weekend, it’s time for campfire., the venerable festival featuring performances by and collaborations among Boston folk newbies and vets (this year, over 100). May 24-27. $10 single day, $25 weekend pass. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679, www.passim.org

KEVIN MORBY Morby is touring behind the latest iteration of his wide-angle folk, “Oh My God,” a concept album built on the observation that religion is all around us; “it’s not about an actual god but a perceived one, and it’s an outsider’s view of the human experience in terms of religion.” June 3. $18. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 888-929-7849, www.axs.com

JAMIE LIN WILSON Two albums into her solo career (her sophomore release, “Jumping Over Rocks,” came out last fall), this Austin-based singer-songwriter brings her brand of Texas-country-flavored Americana to the Boston area for the first time. June 11. $10. Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com


IRIS DEMENT DeMent’s version of country is hard-truthed and grace-filled, plainspoken and questioning, and replete with songs about faith and doubt, home and family, how to live and how to die, that she delivers with her impossibly thick twang. June 28. $35. Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley. 877-536-7190, www.bullrunrestaurant.com

MOLLY TUTTLE With awards for her playing from both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the Americana Music Association, Tuttle has proven her bona fides with the guitar. Now she’s establishing them as a singer and songwriter via the marvelous rootsy fare of her full-length debut, “When You’re Ready.” July 17. $18. Red Room at Cafe 939. 617-747-2261, www.cafe939.com


DAVE ALVIN Alvin has been revisiting his past a lot in recent years, and he’s continuing that practice with a tour marking the 25th anniversary of the release of his “King of California,” the album that really established him as a solo artist who had moved beyond what he had done with the Blasters. He’s touring as a duo with Greg Leisz, who played on and produced the record. July 19. $22-$30. City Winery, Boston. 617-933-8047, www.citywinery.com/boston

LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL This year’s full lineup has not yet been released (here’s a taste: Doyle Lawson, Vieux Farka Toure, and Grupo Cimarron), but no matter; for the sheer range of its offerings and the surprises it always has in store, it’s always worth making your way to this end-of-July festival. July 26-28. Free, donations encouraged. Downtown Lowell. 978-275-1764, www.lowellfolkfestival.org

BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN “We’re into this idea that we’re banjo players, and that should be enough,” says Bela Fleck by way of explaining why his duo recordings and performances with his wife, Abigail Washburn, feature just them. The singular banjo pair play at two area locations this summer. July 28. $49-$79. Cary Memorial Hall, Lexington. 800-657-8774, www.caryhalllexington.com; Aug. 1-2. $62-$94. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391, www.rockportmusic.org

GEORGE STRAIT This is where the cowboy rides back in: King George wrapped up his farewell tour in 2014 but said at the time that he didn’t rule out an occasional return to the road. He released his 30th studio album, “Honky Tonk Time Machine,” this spring, and is following that up with a handful of dates. Aug. 17. $65-$399. Gillette Stadium, Foxborough. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com


Stuart Munro can be reached at sj.munro@verizon.net.