75 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – “You Worry Me” 5 – The Avett Brothers – “High Steppin'” 2 – Josh Ritter – “Old Black Magic” December 19, 2019 @ December 19, 2019 @ The year of the Pig — an animal marked, according to the Chinese zodiac, with good fortune. 2:53 pm. We are moving to WordPress and a new host, but we really need your help to fund the move and further development. Classic Americana Albums: Lowell George “Thanks I’ll Eat It Here” (Warner Records, 1979) Classic Americana Albums: Elvis Costello and the Attractions “Almost Blue” (F-Beat, 1981) Classic Americana Albums: Chris Mills “Kiss It Goodbye” (Sugar Free/Loose, 2000) In the latter, Kinney takes stock of his past and his vision of the future with some of his most sincere and enduring words. See which music tops the charts, read reviews, and rate albums. This year, the so-called "Yeehaw Agenda" went even further to shake up who can lay claim to, or at least be represented by, the iconography of cowboy, roots, western, twang-based culture. 73 – Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Brighter Days 56 – Jade Jackson – Wilderness Harris writes love songs spiked with pain and pleasure, which makes him a natural heir to the likes of Hank Williams and Dolly Parton. Walk Through Fire was recorded in Nashville with a studio full of picking aces and songwriting pros, with the Black Key's Dan Auerbach at the knobs. 2019. And 2019 brought all the music to go along with the feels, too. December 19, 2019 @ Best Country & Americana Albums of 2019's First Quarter. Take a look, have a listen, and let us know what some of your favorite releases of the year were. December 22, 2019 @ Stapling it all together, of course, and as ever, is Giddens' powerful voice. 11 – The Revivalists – Take Good Care 10. December 21, 2019 @ That is, they lay so bare that the listener feels as though they are living in the artist's skin. 55 – The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions 90 – Chatham County Line – Sharing the Covers It was announced in the show pre-telecast that Brandi Carlile swept three categories she was nominated for: best Americana album (for By The Way, I Forgive You) and both best American … Best album released since Southeastern. 1 – Hayes Carll – What It Is 2 – Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks 3 – The Lumineers – III 4 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Turn Off the News (Build a Garden) 5 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs 6 – Jade Bird – Jade Bird 7 – Mavis Staples – We Get By 8 – Ryan Bingham – American Love Song 53 – Kacey Musgraves – “Rainbow” Though Rise Sun isn't exactly a concept album, the Stringdusters clearly meant for it to be an album that should be listened to in order, from beginning to end, for maximum impact. Obvious care was taken in the sequencing of the album, with extended intros and outros that give Rise Sun a seamless flow. My Finest Work Yet is the best offering of songs Bird has delivered since 2007's Armchair Apocrypha. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 18, 2019) - Hayes Carll and The Lumineers top the Americana Music Association's® year-end Top 100 Americana Radio Airplay Charts of 2019. 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2019 The genres delivered bold new sounds this year, thanks to LPs from Miranda Lambert, Orville Peck, and Tanya Tucker 100 – The Devil Makes Three – Chains Are Broken, 1 – The Lumineers – “Gloria” Best Albums of 2019 01 : Cult of Luna A Dawn to Fear. 23 – Buddy & Julie Miller – Breakdown on 20th Ave South December 21, 2019 @ These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. I love their sound and their storytelling. Our list this year is populated in that spirit, in the kind of diversity that makes up the American scene and by the sprawling range of influences and sounds that create an Americana music made for, and by, everybody. Formed in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by U.S. expatriate singer/songwriter/fiddler Joe Troop, the band includes Argentinians Franco Martino and Martin Bobrik, and Mexican Pau Barjau. December 20, 2019 @ Survival is a controlling thread of the collections, both taking stock of her past ("What I Remember", "Where I Come From") and staring down the final line of mortality ("Hourglass"). 53 – Charley Crockett – Lil G.L.’s Blue Bonanza The album is called Goes West, and it indeed follows Tyler's guitar, full of deft fingerpicking and fret-fondling switchbacks, through cinematic soundtracks to open vistas, desert plains, and singing rivers. 82 – Ian Noe – Between the Country With a voice as sunny as the golden California hills, Cabic imbues his songs with sparkle, wedging the natural world into his laid-back observations and reflections. Wilson Pick It 92 – The Gibson Brothers – “Everybody Hurts” 57 – Jamie Lin Wilson – Jumping Over Rocks 10/10 album, Trigger "The Dreamer", a traditional bluegrass ballad, tells the story of a fellow North Carolina musician whose family immigrated from Mexico. Posted by gwburn1 on January 12, 2019. Jack Williams 7:28 pm. December 19, 2019 @ #1 on the list is Caroline Spence ‘s Mint Condition ; journalist Ellen Johnson praises the record for its “everyman” perspective of storytelling that is sure to resonate with anyone who’ll bend an ear. 34 – Hayes Carll – “Times Like These” It's in this practice in diversity and inclusiveness that sets another concept loose throughout the album's framework—roots music is roots music is roots music. It was simply the artist's job to see the statue and chip away until it was uncovered. 77 – The Revivalists – “Oh No” The term Americana was preceded by the term “alt.country.” And so a lot of people who listen to Americana radio probably like Willie Nelson. 61 – Hayes Carll – “American Dream” From those first moments, the ambitious Rise Sun is all about looking for the light. Seems badly misclassified or more likely the term has become meaningless. December 19, 2019 @ 37 – Bruce Springsteen – “Hello Sunshine” 43 – Rodney Crowell – “Flatland Hillbillies” 77 – Amos Lee – My New Moon And that’s why, despite the arguments over definition, I continue to support Americana. "Fucking Crazy", "Nobody Smokes Anymore", and "Passive Aggressive" offer subtle nods to the likes of Randy Newman, but Ellis is his own man. The portrait of a child attempting to connect with a parent ("Father") probably hasn't yet earned the attention it deserves, and one imagines it becoming one of Ellis' most widely covered songs in the future. The CDX TRACtion system uses the online streams of Americana radio stations and a proprietary song identification system to track plays of Americana songs in real time, and aggregate them into weekly charts. 42 – Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men + Dana – “If I Hock My Guitar” 95 – Brandi Carlile – By the Way, I Forgive You 44 – Various Artists – Muscle Shoals: Small Town, Big Sound In a newly unveiled list of the biggest Americana albums of 2019, Bruce “The Boss” Springsteen’s critically-acclaimed 19 th studio album, Western Stars, seizes the top spot in style. Turn Off the News, Lukas and his band of kindred, slick-picking hippies sound totally of the moment on an album that speaks to our turbulent, media-saturated, divided times, advising everyone to turn off the news, put down the fucking phones, and make something real. Bonnie Raitt & Mavis Staples) – “Live Wire” Ranky Tanky open Good Time with a thoughtful gospel song, "Stand by Me" and close with "Shoo Lie Loo", the most traditional song on the record. 4.14 686 votes: 02 : Minenwerfer Alpenpässe. 12:38 pm. These are notable albums, defined as having received significant coverage from reliable sources independent of the subject. - Scott Elingburg. 13 – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Tearing At the Seams 28 – Shovels & Rope – “The Wire” Best Roots Music Albums of 2019 (So Far) 1. Well, what a year it’s been. Best Blues Albums 2019 - So Far A Baker’s Dozen We’ve had a tasty batch of blues albums during the first half of 2019. 9 – Tyler Childers – “All Your’n” - Scott Elingburg, As her first recording after surviving her battle with breast cancer, Patty Griffin named the album Patty Griffin. Here, TIME’s best albums of 2019. 34 – The Infamous Stringdusters – Rise Sun Here’s a look at 10 releases from the first six months of 2019 that we can’t stop, won’t stop listening to, along with links to our reviews in case they passed you by. They lose hard and lose often. The annual report gives listeners a glimpse into the albums, songs, and artists that gained traction in the format over the year, and is a good tool to see what you might have missed in the year’s releases. 29 – Justin Townes Earle – The Saint of Lost Causes The Lumineers album is the only album I heard this year that was better than Mike and The Moonpies. His musical responses provide yet another fascinating, detailed and perfectly executed musical miscellany. So many great songs on it but I would recommend fans of this site check out Jimmy Sparks and Salt and the Sea. Along with the winners in our primary categories, we have a top 15 “Best of” list featuring more amazing albums and EP’s. - Scott Elingburg, As its name implies, Started with a Family brings Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear back to their roots. With tongue firmly in cheek, the record is dubbed, My Finest Work Yet, a silly name, one that was an inside joke among Bird and his musicians and engineers—until it wasn't. NPR Music's 25 Best Albums Of 2019 We listened, voted and argued our way from more than 250 nominated albums down to just 25. - Jonathan Frahm, Eilen Jewell albums are never less than sturdy but NPR Music's 25 Best Albums Of 2019 We listened, voted and argued our way from more than 250 nominated albums down to just 25. 40 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2019. The ensemble create music that honors the Gullah tradition while adding exhilarating blasts of jazz and funk to the proceedings. 25 – The Cactus Blossoms – Easy Way As My Finest Work Yet cycles through subjects, the songs grow stronger and deeper ("Manifest" is particularly stirring) until they fade into a horizon of hopefulness. Your email address will not be published. If Americana in 2019 is about the commingling of styles, inspirations, and backgrounds, then Yola's impeccable readings of the American stylistic lexicons -- rock, soul, country, blues, folk, gospel -- present Walk Through Fire as a triumph of an album that sounds thrillingly untethered from modern trends and yet marks the arrival of a game-changing new talent. Whatever label(s) you want to attach (Americana, country, singer-songwriter, etc) this is a list of killer new music, and is something we country fans should be happy about! The 50 Best Albums of 2019. I love Santana and the new album is one of Carlos’s best in a long time. - Steve Leftridge, By capitalizing "Other" in her album's title and leaving the rest lowercase, Rhiannon Giddens was making a statement. 1:31 pm. From opener "The Living End" through closer "Lost (In Your Eyes)", Cabic rolls and strums his guitar through seasons and guides the tracks with a steady hand and an easy groove. 36 – JJ Cale – “Chasing You” 9 – Yola – Walk Through Fire Hear the hot songs of the year and all important new cd releases of 2021 in one place. 97 – Rhiannon Giddens (with Franceso Turrisi) – “I’m On My Way” November 25, 2019 November 26, ... here is a list of 12 of the best albums of the year – in alphabetical order by artist. And there was a clear No. And there was a clear No. 58 – Greensky Bluegrass – All for Money The 25 Best Americana Albums of 2020 - … 60 – Eilen Jewell – “Crawl” 24 – The Lumineers – “Life In the City” Intentionally leaving the definition of "folk" and "roots" open, Giddens teams up with Francisco Turrisi to develop a smorgasbord of musicality. The "Shut Up and Sing" crowd probably won't like such sentiments, but Che Apalache wouldn't have it any other way. Getting lost inside these songs is pure catharsis, and listening to Harris's sturdy voice sing about love and loss is nothing short of healing. Granted, being raised by Willie Nelson makes one arrive seemingly fully formed, with an old soul's musical sensibility and an encyclopedic knowledge of musical idioms and history, all boiled into a renegade's spirit of forward motion and a lovesick troubadour's instinct for melody and song forms. “I am swimming in an ocean of sharks, they are telling me how I’m going to make my little mark … If I give everything, I won’t have much more to lose,” she proclaims over a swing-infused melody. The Lumineers really impress me, especially after I wrote them off as trend chasers after “Ho Hey”. Image by joshuaianclark from Pixabay. What a year it’s been for roots music. 1. For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 2019 in music. List of 100 Greatest Americana Albums containing elements of folk music, country, blues, bluegrass, alternative country, rockabilly, neo traditional and roots rock, plus 10 best Americana albums of 2017, 2018 and 2019 as compiled by digitaldreamdoor.com. also what is Willie Nelson, who EVERYONE KNOWS IS COUNTRY, doing on an Americana list? Tracks from the top 20 albums of 2019, starting from #1 and going through #20. 93 – Charley Crockett – The Valley 11:54 am. But at least someone is playing it, which is better than nobody. 15 – Shovels & Rope – By Blood Chaz Powers As great as its title track is, Close to Home is no one-trick pony. Daniele 8:39 am. The Best Rock Albums of 2019. 74 – The Record Company – “Make It Happen” - Jedd Beaudoin, The Americana debut of the year was a breathtaking break with convention, going to a black, 35-year-old, British singer-songwriter. These opening and closing songs, along with the rest of Good Time, exist in a place where soul, jazz, gospel, and other threads of Americana-based music are beautifully woven together. 10 Great Country and Americana Albums Released So Far in 2019. 91 – John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness Daughter of Swords: Dawnbreaker 2019 was a big one for Alexandra Sauser-Monnig. 86 – The Mavericks – “Swingin'” 5 – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs It was the job of Mead and his co-writers Jon and Sally Tiven to unearth "Close to Home", and they did so brilliantly. 39 – Justin Townes Earle – “Ain’t Got No Money” 32 – Christone Kingfish Ingram – Kingfish Every song is a gem, making Close to Home one of the most compulsively listenable albums of 2019. Life and art have no boundaries between them. Beautifully composed and performed, Goes West was the first great Americana album of the year, and it's one timeless enough that the sun will never set on it. December 19, 2019 @ 59 – Sean McConnell – Secondhand Smoke – Dan Condon, Music Editor. The band began as Madisen Ward and his mother, Ruth, playing as a folk duo. AllMusic has assembled our Best of 2019. The title track of Chuck Mead's Close to Home is like one of Michelangelo's statues. 10:55 am. Loving it. Consider it a checkpoint on the way to our famed Year-End Readers Poll, which will be back, as always, in December. 17 – Josh Ritter – “Losing Battles” It’s been a fascinating journey so far and if nothing else, has demonstrated the wide range of musical tastes that our writers possess. Modern bluegrass band the Infamous Stringdusters open their Rise Sun album with handclaps and a plea for the sun to emerge and dispel the darkness. The 22-year-old even acknowledges this diverse array of influences in her dead-on album title, Who Are You Now. Rise Sun closes with "Truth and Love", a song that suggests listeners let the line shine from their souls. Michelle 71 – Paul Cauthen – Room 41 91 – Marcus King – “The Well” Benjamin 92 – Tyler Ramsey – For the Morning 27 – The Marcus King Band – “Homesick” 96 – Jade Bird – “Uh Huh” 78 – Caroline Spence – Mint Condition 76 – Allison Moorer – Blood 9:16 am. 85 – John Hiatt – “Cry to Me” December 19, 2019 @ The resulting album, Rearrange My Heart, has recently been nominated for a Best Folk Album Grammy award. 3 – Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – “Bad Case” December 20, 2019 @ 10:06 pm. 12:47 pm. 25 – Whiskey Myers – “Rolling Stone” Here, they speak to the reality of western grit. 6 – Jade Bird – Jade Bird The songs pick up in tempo ("Swaying," "Wanted, Never Asked"), swing in spots ("Hold Tight"), and tackle universal themes ("All We Could Want"). Ah, the 1 million dollar question. 12:30 pm. 84 – Chris Stapleton – “Millionaire” Wish they would get back to a more up-tempo vibe though, like on their first few albums. - Steve Leftridge, Andy Cabic uses Vetiver as the primary songwriting vehicle for his San Francisco-bred brand of acoustic folk. 5:26 pm. These data reflect records reported to the Americana Radio Airplay Albums and Singles Charts (powered by CDX) during the period of Dec. 18, 2018 through Dec. 17, 2019. The common thread? To see the full list of participating radio stations, click here. It is really really good and touches on a subject that affects a lot of people. High praise for Harris given that this is his debut album under his name, but Love and the Dark is a deep well of emotional turmoil and redemptive actions, and I can't get enough of it. Robert Earl Keen’s podcast discusses this is most episodes. 4.05 31 votes: 04 : The Caretaker Everywhere at the End of Time - Stage 6. 56 – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – “End of the World” 97 – Randy Rogers Band – Hellbent Clockwise from left … Angélique Kidjo, Aki Takase, Billie Eilish, Vampire Weekend, Dave. Was worried it would slip under the radar, North Woods Country 7 Underrated Americana Albums You Need To Hear. Identity isn't a new topic for Joe Troop, though. 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Exclaim! 82 – The Highwomen – “The Chain” 48 – Tanya Tucker – While I’m Livin’ New Releases Now - Sign up to find top new songs of 2021 and videos from the best new 2021 albums! Yet, for all the bold moves made through composition, they still play second to the tales of relatable characters communicating their highs and lows as the album's centerpiece. Tagged: Americana, blues, Eric Bibb, Larkin Poe, Mark Knopfler, Ry Cooder, Shemekia Copeland. - Jedd Beaudoin, His first solo record in 14 years, Bruce Springsteen made certain that Western Stars would make its mark. Of material that hasn’t gotten much attention on this site, I’d say don’t miss the album by Gregory Alan Isakov, and Hiss Golden Messenger is a highlight, too, though not really country at all. By NME. These charts reflect records reported to the Americana Radio Airplay Albums and Singles Charts during the period of Dec. 18, 2018 through Dec. 17, 2019. December 21, 2019 @ 44 – Andrew Bird – “Sisyphus” Here’s the ones that have risen to the top for us: Elles Bailey, Road I Call Home Superb sophomore album from English singer-songwriter. The 10 Best Country Albums Of 2019. - Rich Wilhelm, A rising voice in the Americana circuit since her self-titled debut album in 2016, Every Single Star compounds the feminist themes of her previous work with a dedication towards exploring a newer space in her heart as a mother. December 12, 2019; Elena See; Best of 2019; by Elena See, , Folk Alley. December 19, 2019 @ 50 – The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow But even with the definition of Americana stretched to it’s limits, I find it hard to categorize Africa Speaks as Americana. 84 – Santana – Africa Speaks 2019 In Review December 9, 2019 10:30 AM By Marissa R. Moss. 89 – Robert Ellis – Texas Piano Man Cunningham sounds like a musician with decades of experience. "Cussing at the Light" and "Confused" are punk-tinged bar-room stompers about drinking and the bewildering religion of love, while "Phantom Limb" and "Grandfather" are roiling meditations on despair and kinship. Our Best 20 Americana albums of 2019 are a multicultural, polysexual, cross-genre lineup of cool Americana music that, as with the best parts of the American promise, pays tribute to the musical wells from which they spring but also takes the artform wherever their rugged individualism and talent-rich hearts lead them. Year-End Billboard 200 Albums; 2020 Year-End Boxscore; Google's Top Hummed Songs 2020; All Year-End Charts; DECADE-END . 63 – Black Pumas – “Colors” The 50 Best Albums of 2019. 41 – Rosanne Cash – “Not Many Miles to Go” 83 – I’m With Her – “Call My Name” 32 – Bailen – “I Was Wrong” 69 – Jamestown Revival – “Crazy World (Judgement Day)” 68 – Tanya Tucker – “Hard Luck” - Rich Wilhelm, A gifted guitarist, Robert Ellis opted to write his latest album entirely on piano and with the idea that he was working in the tradition of the Texas piano man. Glad to see Hayes Carll on here. Dale Monroe Happy Dan December 20, 2019 @ Such is the case with Duluth, Minnesota's Charlie Parr. new releases; staff reviews; best new music; Best Americana Albums of 2021 Not enough activity for this year and genre combination. 35 – Keb’ Mo’ – Oklahoma Discover and listen to new music releases and 2021's best new album releases this week and every week here. Therein, Springsteen shifts between folk-rock and baroque. © 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. The Americana Music Association has released the Top 100 Albums and Songs for 2019 according to the amount of radio play each album and song received. Cameron San Isabel was pretty good – not high on energy but very Simon and Garfunkel-ish, with beautiful harmonies. The bluesy, swaggering "Crawl" stands as one of her best songs to date while the overtly political "79 Cents (The Meow Song)", and "Beat the Drum" mark the first time she's traveled into such waters on a recording. December 21, 2019 @ Also good to see Springsteen’s album here. Hey, it's been a helluva year (so far!) He is the real deal. By Pitchfor k. December 10, 2019. - Jonathan Frahm, Love and the Dark is a breakout record; a record that should put Jason Hawk Harris in league with Americana stalwarts such as Jason Isbell and Ryan Bingham. 71 – Black Pumas – “Black Moon Rising” Folk N Rocks Best Of 2019 Playlist | Folk N Metals Best Albums Of 2019 List It’s just folk sung in a smugger tone while eating kale chips and drinking almond milk. 4.03 37 votes: 06 : Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia. All of this goes into developing a musically and personally enriching album that remains astoundingly diverse in its instrumentation and arrangements. - Rich Wilhelm. 13 – Dylan LeBlanc – “Renegade” Official Americana Albums Chart Top 40 15 January 2021 - 21 January 2021 The biggest Americana albums of the week (defined in partnership with the Americana … By Billboard Staff. Don't sleep on Love and the Dark; you'll get left out in the cold if you do. 52 – Chuck Mead – Close to Home 88 – The Steel Woods – “All of These Years” Indie & Folk Radio - Discover a diverse mix of tuneful indie and folk tracks. photo: Amber Estes Thieneman. Lukas’ album is gigantically overrated, in my opinion. and. The Americana imbrella is becoming so vast that it’s tearing at every seam. 10:00 am. 23 – Patty Griffin – “Where I Come From” - Scott Elingburg, In the deeply weird year of 1979, Chic noted that "these are the good times". By Ellen Johnson & Paste Staff | December 13, 2019 | 12:40pm. 4.04 45 votes: 05 : Deafheaven Black Brick. But for us — and … 98 – Jason Eady – “I Lost My Mind in Carolina” Inspired by very palpable feelings of conflict between her breakout career as an artist and motherhood, Freeman explores these themes throughout her latest. Replete with an orchestral presentation, succinctly compelling storytelling is wrapped in a cinematic bow. 75 – Jim Lauderdale – From Another World In our mind, Americana is more a spirit than a sound – … 24 – Mark Knopfler – Down the Road Wherever 89 – Kacey Musgraves – “Slow Burn” Santana? 2 – Josh Ritter – Fever Breaks Required fields are marked *, Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. 29 – The Infamous Stringdusters – “Rise Sun” "Aren't We Supposed to Be in Love" captures romantic discord with authenticity and heart. 28 – Willie Nelson – Ride Me Back Home It's also frequently funny and always smart. - Steve Leftridge. The best entertainment of 2019… Before we recommend the 10 best Americana albums of all time, maybe we should define the term. 15 – Grace Potter – “Love Is Love” No arrangement on Western Stars feels self-indulgent or—worse—boring. 21 – Hiss Golden Messenger – “I Need a Teacher” Best Albums of 2019: Schwindy’s Buzzin’ Dozen. I do know what it is becoming, but I don’t know what it is by definition. 12:24 pm. 73 – Tyler Ramsey – “A Dream of Home” 62 – Nick Waterhouse – Nick Waterhouse December 20, 2019 @ December 20, 2019 @ After spending much of the new millennium lumped in with freak-folk artists like Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart, and Joanna Newsome, Up on High finds Cabic crafting his own identity amongst a once-crowded field of players. 21 – Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars 87 – The Steel Woods – Old News 7:44 am. 61 – Sheryl Crow – Threads AKA Trio: Joy On Joy, AKA Triocombine their very different disciplines with … 70 – Blackberry Smoke – The Southern Ground Sessions EP The albums below are listed alphabetically and not by merit. Rise Sun clocks in at nearly an hour-long, making it an evocative soundtrack for solitary early morning road trips. ... Moving beyond the haunted Americana of 2017’s Rocket, these 13 songs offer meticulous portraits of … But it is Yola herself who is the stunner -- a singing, songwriting, guitar-strumming powerhouse who massages the excellent material with the grace and nuance of a singer's singer with limitless range and control. It's an album that we've been waiting to hear but might not have known about it until it materialized. - Jonathan Frahm. 7. point to, or exacerbate, our divisive socio-political landscape in 2019, we can ask, whose Americana is it anyway? In another context, that sentiment might sound trite. 67 – John Hiatt – The Eclipse Sessions For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 2019 in music . The Beverly Hillbillies SAT analogy comparison would be: Flatt & Scruggs : Country Music On a rich, deeply poetic set of songs, Griffin has done just that, spreading her voice -- sounding varyingly open and pinched, effervescent and weary, hopeful and resigned -- across red-dust gospel blues, Celtic ballads, and spare folk meditations. 72 – Jason Eady – I Travel On 26 – Rosanne Cash – She Remembers Everything 59 – Santana – “Breaking Down the Door” All rights reserved.PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated. Parr returns with a collection that features new takes on some classic material from his songbook (including "Cheap Wine") as well as some well-chosen covers, including Grant Hart's "Twenty-Five Forty-One". An hour-long, making it an evocative soundtrack for solitary early morning road trips ; listened it. Most moving and nuanced record to date Tyler and Willie on this list new 2021 Albums ``... 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