George Ezra Bring the Folk to 'SNL'

British singer George Ezra made his biggest U.S. television appearance to date as the rising folk star performed a pair of his hit singles during the Rock-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live . From Bastille and Sam Smith in Season 39 to Hozier earlier in Season 40, Saturday Night Live has made it a habit in recent years to give emerging talent the prestigious musical guest spot at Studio 8H before the artists become a household name, and Ezra is the latest up-and-comer to carry that torch. Ezra, one of Rolling Stone 's 10 New Artists You Need to Know for January 2015 , discussed his folk influences earlier in the year.