The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1That's What I HeardRobert CrayNozzle
2Stand Up!Whitney ShayRuf
3Blue SkyThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together Music
4Drive onTas CruSubcat
5Two Rivers BackThe B. Christopher BandGuitar One
6Uncivil WarShemekia CopelandAlligator
7Front PorchThe Mary Jo Curry BandSelf-Release
8Here I ComeJose RamirezSelf-Release
9Come on inThorbjorn Risager & The Black TornadoRuf
10Tall, Dark, and HandsomeDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot Shot
11Church House BluesCrystal ShawandaTrue North
12Cry outKat RigginsGulf Coast
13Two SidesKirsten ThienScreen Door
14Weed ‘Em & ReapMisty BluesSelf-Release
15Stronger Than StrongJohn NémethNola Blue
16Blues from the Inside outDave SpecterDelmark
17Rebel Moon BluesSass JordanStony Plain
18Memphis LoudVictor WainwrightRuf
19OklahomaKeb MoConcord
20The Gypsy Woman Told MeJohn Primer & Bob CorritoreVizztone
21Good As GoneCasey HensleyVizztone
22Daydreams in BlueAnthony GeraciShining Stone
23Lighter Side of the BluesVal Starr & The Blues RocketSandwich Factory
24The Devil May CareAvey Grouws BandSelf-Release
25Coming in HotCoco MontoyaAlligator
26Don't Give Up on the BluesGiles RobsonAmerican Showplace
27What They SayCW AyonSelf-Release
28Out of the BoxRen Rice & RB StoneMiddle Mountain
29You Ain't DoneThe Proven OnesGulf Coast
30The Bodhisattva BluesReverend FreakchildTreated And Released
31Gotta Have ItThe JimmysBrown Cow
32Hot Coffee and PainCrooked Eye TommyBlue Heart
33Look for the LightDiane BlueSelf-Release
34What My Eyes Have SeenJohn Blues BoydGulf Coast
35Up and RollingNorth Mississippi AllstarsNew West
36Ain't No Man a Good ManWily Bo Walker & Danny FlamMescal Canyon
37Lessons LearnedJim Gustin & Truth JonesSelf-Release
38ShineGhost Town Blues BandSelf-Release
39High Risk, Low RewardRyan PerryRuf
40Memphis LightTomislav GolubanSpona
41Blues with FriendsDionKeeping The Blues Alive
42Sonic DeparturesJW-JonesSolid Blues
43The TriangleLisa MillsBMG
44The Coldwater SessionsJ.D. TaylorVizzTone
45Wild and FreeAlbert CastigliaGulf Coast
46Godless LandThe Lucky LosersVizzTone
47Still Cookin'Phantom Blues BandVizzTone
48Small Blues and Grooves11 Guys QuartetVizzTone
49Mississippi SuitcasePeter ParcekSelf-Release
50MasterpieceAlbert CastigliaGulf Coast
51Real StreetTad RobinsonSevern
52Play the BluesDoug Duffey And BADDOut Of The Past
53We Don’t Own the BluesMiss BixSelf-Release
54Heavens to BetsyJeremiah JohnsonRuf
55LegacyA Band Called SamHighlander
56Your Baby Has LeftBacktrack Blues BandVizzTone
57Somebody Save MeSugaray RayfordForty Below
58Light of DayVince AgwadaRocketnoodle
59World's Gone CrazyCD WoodburySelf-Release
60Songs from the RoadBernard AllisonRuf
61Halfway Home by MorningMatt AndersenTrue North
62Kiss My SassAnnika ChambersVizzTone
63Beyond the Blue DoorRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
64Blues in a BucketThe Forrest McDonald BandWorld Talent
65Pay the PriceRay Fuller and the BluesrockersAzuretone
66Tennessee RedemptionTennessee RedemptionEndless Blues
67So Much TroubleDavid Rotundo BandDreams We Share
68Green Eyed BluesLaura GreenSelf-Release
69Bounce The Paul DesLauriers BandBros
70Grass Ain't Greener on the Other SidePeter Veteska & Blues TrainSelf-Release
71RedemptionJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
72Sitting on Top of the BluesBobby RushDeep Rush
73StillMalaya BlueBlue Heart
74The New World BluesAlastair GreeneWhiskey Bayou
75Down YonderVaneese ThomasSegue
76Pocket Full of Nothin'Big Dave McLeanBlack Hen
77Tennessee RunLloyd JonesVizzTone
78Go, Just Do It!Kenny "Blues Boss" WayneStony Plain
79Live!Teresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
80Stone CrazyKevin BurtGulf Coast
81Nobody Told MeJohn MayallForty Below
82The King of Crazy TownBill BlueConch Town Music
83Mad LoveDawn Tyler WatsonSelf-Release
84Tales from the PsychedeltaKerry Kearney BandHighlander
8550th Anniversary: Live at the Toronto Jazz FestivalDownchildDiesel Management Productions
86Royal TeaJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
87Heart on the LineVanessa CollierPhenix Fire
88Chicken GreaseBiscuit MillerAmerican Showplace
89Lucky GuyNick MossAlligator
90ContemporaryRick Estrin & the NightcatsAlligator
91Unemployed Highly AnnoyedJeremiah JohnsonRuf
92Deck of CardsThe Wildcat O'Halloran BandSelf-Release
93Soul ServiceTony HolidayVizzTone
94Let Go of the ReinsJP SoarsWhiskey Bayou
95Mr. Little Big ManScreamin' John and TD LindDown In The Alley
96Mississippi BlendGhaliaRuf
97Hand Me Down BluesDurham County PoetsSelf-Release
98Why Should I Be Blue?Broke FuseSelf-Release
99Carryout or DeliveryBen LevinVizzTone
100Make It Right!Shawn PittmanContinental
101Tryin' to Get to YouThe NighthawksEller Soul
102Hell Bound for HeavenManx Marriner MainlineStony Plain
103Too Far from the Bar (feat. Little Charlie Baty)Sugar Ray & The BluetonesSevern
104Rise UpRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
105Strong PersuaderRobert CrayMercury
106Roads That CrossKatarina PejakRuf
107Tired of Talkin'Steve StrongmanSelf-Releae
108Flame Still BurnsShaun MurphyVision Wall
109Into the SoulJosh HydeSelf-Release
110Meet Me in the MiddleErin Harpe & the Delta SwingersVizzTone
111Miles of BluesProfessor Louie & The CrowmatixWoodstock
112Blues Bash!Duke RobillardStony Plain
113Simmer Me DownScott Weis BandSelf-Release
114Bringing the BluesGravel & GraceSelf-Release
115The BridgesSunnysidersDancing Bear
116That's How I RollDebra PowerSelf-Release
117Invisible PrisonPaul GillingsSelf-Release
118I'm All BurnCathy Grier and the TroublemakersSelf-Release
119Elmore's Blues Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnGrindstone
120Ordinary MadnessWalter TroutProvogue
121My Blues PathwayKirk FletcherCleopatra
122Dog Eat DogBilly PriceGulf Coast
123Reason to TryShaun MurphyVision Wall
124Before MeBen LevinVizzTone
125Skyline DriveScott EllisonRed Parlor
126Victor Wainwright & the TrainVictor WainwrightRuf
127Bright Shining StarsDanielle MiragliaVizzTone
128Soul DoctorJimmy CarpenterGulf Coast
129I Miss Otis ClayJohnny RawlsThird Street Cigar
130My RootsKat PearsonSelf-Release
131Live at the ParamountRuthie FosterBlue Corn
132New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers - Volume 1New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersStony Plain
133Spirits in the WaterDione TaylorMatay
134I Dream of WaterKaty Hobgood RayOut Of The Past
135BlueswomanNora Jean WallaceSevern
136Michael LeeMichael LeeRuf
137Midnight StrollRobert CrayThe Island Def Jam
138Friends of TuesdayPaul Boddy & The SlideWinder Blues BandSelf-Release
139Up All NightAlbert CastigliaRuf
140My Claim to FameMick HayesMove the Needle
141Blues Comin' onJoe Louis WalkerCleopatra
142Hard Workin' ManAndrew AlliEller Soul
143Damn! I Spilled the BluesBrody Buster's One Man BandBooga Music
144Straight to You: Live at RockpalastKenny Wayne Shepherd BandProvogue
145CrossroadsRy CooderWarner Bros.
146Rain City BluesArsen ShomakhovSelf-Release
147Meet Me in MemphisKing Bee & The StingersHive Talking
148Welcome to the PartyBig PacificSelf-Release
149Pickled & AgedMisty BluesSelf-Release
150SleeperChickenbone SlimLow Fi Mob
151From the Vaults: Phoenix Blues SessionsKid Ramos & Bob CorritoreVizzTone
152City HallLevee TownSelf Release
153Walking to New OrleansGeorge BensonProvogue
154On a RollMark CameronCOP
155From the Vaults: Travelin' the Dirt RoadDave Riley & Bob CorritoreVizzTone
156Toolin Around Woodstock Featuring Levon HelmArlen RothAquinnah
157Country SupperRobert Connely FarrSelf-Release
158The Corona TapesMojoMamaSelf-Release
159A Time Like ThisThe McKee BrothersSelf-Release
160Ice Pickin'Albert CollinsAlligator
161Cruel ThingBad Luck Woman & Her MisfortunesSelf-Release
162Get Here QuickThe Texas HornsSevern
163Last HandAl BasileSweetspot
164662Christone "Kingfish" IngramAlligator
165Rise from the FlamesHeather NewmanVizzTone
166Blues of DesperationJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
167Steppin' outAJ Crawdaddy2459569
168Are You Ready? the Mississippi Sessions!Danny Brooks & Lil Miss DebiHIS House
169Prayer for PeaceNorth Mississippi AllstarsSongs of the South
170The LongshotBrandon SantiniAmerican Showplace
171Journeys to the Heart of the BluesJoe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles RobsonAlligator
172Venom & FaithLarkin PoeTricki-Woo
173Wander This WorldJonny LangA&M
1747 Minutes LateChris O'LearyAmerican Showplace
175John the RevelatorJohn Fusco & X-Road RidersCheckerboard Lounge
176Been Meaning to Tell YouIna ForsmanRuf
177Honest WomanThornetta DavisSelf-Release
178Bare Knuckles & BrawnBlue Moon MarqueeSelf-Release
179Crossing BordersEvelyn RubioSeaspeed Productions
180Living in the CityBig Harp GeorgeBlue Mountain
181Blue BassoCharlie Wooton ProjectWild Heart
182Rise UpHarper and Midwest KindAccess
183Blues and the Power of PeaceSmoky GreenwellGreenwell
184A Month of SundaysJim Roberts & the ResonantsBo$$ PoGG
185The NOLA SessionsTom HambridgeSuperstar
186Voodoo BluesGrainne DuffySelf-Release
187Solo RideBruce Katz BandAmerican Showplace
188Steppin' In: a Tribute to Z.Z. HillGrady ChampionMalaco
189Mistaken IdentityJohnny NicholasValcour
190The High Cost of Low LivingNick MossAlligator
191Star of Stage & ScreensBob MargolinVizzTone
192No PaintJeff ChazJCP
193The ParadeGreg SoverGrounded Soul
194Chills & FeverSamantha FishRuf
195Raisin' CainChris CainAlligator
196HypnoBoogieThe Barrett Anderson BandWhitaker Blues
197Gracie Curran & Friends: Come UndoneGracie CurranVizzTone
198Speak No Evil - a Flurry of InstrumentalsTony DSelf-Release
199Memphis MoonlightDeb RyderVizzTone
200JP & EkatJP Williams Blues BandSelf-Release
201Miles to GoColin JamesStony Plain
202Love Lives onDana FuchsGet Along
203Click Click SparkTroy GonyeaSelf-Release
204All outFuel JunkieSelf-Release
205Diggin' inAustin JohnRock n’ Roll Ranch
206Blues for a KingShirley KingCleopatra Blues
207The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves YouThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together
208Feelin FreakyJohn NémethMemphis Grease
209I'm Not Fifty AnymoreBrian BlainSelf-Release
210You Tell MeGlen ClarkSelf-Release
211A Woman Rules the WorldWhitney ShayLittle Village
212We're All in This TogetherWalter TroutProvogue
213Due NorthThe Marcus King BandConcord
214HomeShady FrankSelf-Release
215EverblueJP Williams Blues BandGizzifter
216Shaken but Not DeterredPeter Veteska & Blues TrainSelf-Release
217Bad TattooMighty Mike SchermerVizztone
218Outskirts of LoveShemekia CopelandAlligator
219Three for the RoadJohn MayallForty Below
220Long Road Back to EdenLightnin' Rod & The ThunderboltsMemphis Blues
221Blue MetamorphosisJontavious WillisSelf-Release
222Puppet ShowAlly Venable BandConnor Ray Music
223VooDoo WomanCrystal ShawandaNew Sun
224OfferingsJoseph VelozSelf-Release
225Honey UpVanessa CollierPhenix Fire 
226Sweet ThingBonita & The Blues ShacksRhythm Bomb
227Queen of My CastleDiana ReinGulf Coast
228Bulldozer BluesDowntown Blues BandSelf-Release
229Drop the HammerKenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith & The House BumpersBig Eye
230Jr.Boy & Kerrie's BluesAndrew "Jr Boy" Jones & Kerrie Lepai JonesGalexc
231Let the Demons outGhaliaRuf
232Wildroots Sessions, Vol. 1The WildRootsSelf-Release
233Back to the BluesScotty DennisBuddydog
234Ear WormsDuke RobillardStony Plain
235Holy WaterHeavyDrunk4142 Music
236Leopard Print DressDee Miller BandSelf-Release
237The WellKatie KnippHeart Songs
238Take It with YouKatie KnippSelf-Release
239None More BlueMisty BluesSelf-Release
240Faith in the BluesSam BarlowMontrose
241Right Place, Right TimeMonster Mike Welch & Mike LedbetterDelta Groove
242Unfinished BusinessVictoria GintyBlue Door
243Blues Caravan 2018Mike Zito, Vanja Sky, Bernard AllisonRuf
244BlinkRachelle CobaAmerican Showplace
245SixBrad StiversVizzTone
246Out of the BluesBoz ScaggsConcord
247TruthGuy KingDelmark
248City SoulRuss GreenCleopatra
249Feel These BluesSlam AllenAmerican Showplace Music
250Bob Corritore & Friends: Do the Hip-Shake Baby!Bob CorritoreVizztone
251Damage ControlCurtis SalgadoAlligator
252Late Night ChickenJimmy Regal & The RoyalsLunaria
253InfluencesPeggie PerkinsSelf-Release
254SurrenderClarence SpadyNola Blue
255MagnetizedThe Gypsy MagnetsBig Audio Ghost
256WickedShemekia CopelandAlligator
257Here to Make You Feel GoodArthur AdamsCleopatra
258FirebreatherSkylar RogersBlue Heart
259Let It FlyKate LushSelf-Release

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