The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Folk Album Chart
for the Year of 2019

Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1What It isHayes CarllDualtone
2Tim O'Brien BandTim O'BrienHowdy Skies
3San IsabelJamestown RevivalThirty Tigers
4Patty GriffinPatty GriffinThirty Tigers
5Assiniboine & the RedThe Small GloriesRed House
6What Will We DoLula WilesSmithsonian Folkways
7Evening MachinesGregory Alan IsakovDualtone
8The Storyteller's SuitcaseEllis PaulRosella
9Front PorchJoy WilliamsSensibility
10Standard DeviationDanny SchmidtLive Once
11Stay Human, Vol. 2Michael Franti & SpearheadBoo Boo Wax
12Adobe RoadCejGnosong
13Walk in the DarkRob LutesLucky Bear
14Mint ConditionCaroline SpenceRounder
15Heart Land AgainTim GrimmSelf-Release
16There is No Other (with Francesco Turrisi)Rhiannon GiddensNonesuch
17The Magic TreeSteve ForbertRose Music
18The Long RoadBeth WoodSelf-Release
19Better by Now Benjamin Dakota RogersTrespass Music
20The QuestionAnna TivelFluff And Gravy
21Down Hearted BluesEilen JewellSignature Sounds
22GrenadesKaia KaterSmithsonian Folkways
23Easy MoneyOld Man LuedeckeTrue North
24HummingbirdJohn SmithCommoner
25Everything's ShiftingMadison VioletPassenger Sounds
26Charlie ParrCharlie ParrRed House
27VisionsAlice HoweSelf-Release
28How We Want to LiveLisa BastoniSweet Ondine
29AdaptationsMaya De VitrySelf-Release
30The Only OnesThe Milk Carton KidsThirty Tigers
31SeculariaEliza GilkysonRed House
32Dreams on HoldSarah EideSugarbird
33To Everyone in All the World: a Celebration of Pete SeegerJohn McCutcheonAppalseed
34Between the CountryIan NoeThirty Tigers
35Soil in the SkyHeather MaloneySignature Sounds
36Down the WayAngus & Julia StoneNettwerk
37RiverlandEric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm JutzRed Beet
38Pass It on DownLinda SussmanSelf-Release
39Pretty BirdKathy MatteaThirty Tigers
40Acres of Elbow RoomJohn Wort HannamSelf-Release
41CoyoteCatherine MacLellanSelf-Release
42The Place That You Call HomeEver More NestParish Road Music
43Time TravelLennie GallantSelf-Release
44My American DreamWill HogeThirty Tigers
45ColdMean MarySelf-Release
46SenecaCharles Wesley GodwinSelf-Release
47Stay WarmThe O'PearsSelf-Release
48While We're HereCatie CurtisMegenta
49The Other SideDawn and HawkesSelf-Release
50Healing TideThe War and TreatyThirty Tigers
51Is It the KissAna EggeStorySound
52Bright HillsThe AppaluciansSelf-Release
53Caravan of DawnThe LevinsSelf-Release
54MatchesTragedy AnnSelf-Release
55If Wishes Were HorsesMatt PatershukBlack Hen
56Rabbit in the MoonSparrow BlueSelf-Release
57Through the Deep, Dark ValleyThe Oh HellosElektra
58The Tree of ForgivenessJohn PrineOh Boy
59All That's RealGathering SparksBorealis
60Back to ShoreShari UlrichBorealis
61Art of MotionAndy McKeeCandy Rat
62Paws of a BearSofia TalvikMakaki
63Casey Joe LambertCasey Joe LambertHill Country Artists
64The TreeLori McKennaThirty Tigers
65EverythingDarden SmithCompass
66Live at Tiny TelephoneT SistersThree Headed Sounds
67Come on Up to the House - Women Sing WaitsDualtoneDualtone
68Medicine for LivingAlexa RoseBig Legal Mess
69Straight to MarrowClint AlphinSelf-Release
70I Sure Do Miss My HairJim ChesnutSelf-Release
71MWIJadea KellyTone Tree
72ConspiratorsGuy ForsythSmall and Nimble
73PseudoMyopiaRachael SageMPress
74FragmentsChris RonaldBorealis
75No One Travels AloneJon BrooksBorealis
76White TigerAna EggeStorySound
77Balancing ActJudy NazemetzSmokey Lady Music
78Unfortunate Point of ViewKatherine RondeauSelf-Release
79Who Asked You BackEllaHarpSelf-Release
80AcornsBen WinshipSnake River
81T SistersT SistersSelf-Release
82Talk to a HumanTerri HendrixWilory
83The LedgesKieran Kane & Rayna GellertDead Reckoning
84Many a MoonJames Hill & Anne JanelleBorealis
85To the GirlJoy ZimmermanSelf-Release
86ExistenceAntoine DufourCandy Rat
87The Broken Heart of EverythingDavid FranceyLaker Music
88Sometimes Just the SkyMary Chapin CarpenterThirty Tigers
89Take Me Home - SingleSofia TalvikMakaki
90Make Your Own LuckMustard's RetreatYellow Room
91Country Soul GuitarDuke LevineLoud Loud Music
92Life Between the LinesFireside CollectiveSelf-Release
93Abandoned CompanionsDave McEathronWatson Ent.
94Busted StuffDave Matthews BandBMG
95What If?Luca StricagnoliCandyrat
96Like the River Loves the SeaJoan ShelleyNo Quarter
97WildwoodKatie DahlLeaky Boat
98Here's Looking at You Kid - SingleBrett DennenDowntown
99Home for the HarvestCraig BickhardtStone Barn
100All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't DoThe Milk Carton KidsAnti
101Making Life SweetThe Early RisersItchy Sabot
102Common ManJoe IadanzaSelf-Release
103The Canadian RiverJames Lee BakerSelf-Release
104New Moon ShineJames TaylorSony
105Family Tapes - SingleDead HorsesWolff Moon
106Shed My SkinDan NavarroSelf-Release
107Silence in These WallsFlatt LonesomeMountain Home Music
108While I Was AsleepDarling WestJansen
109The Lonesomest Sound That Can SoundClay Parker and Jodi JamesElectric Wreck
110Blood BrothersJeffrey FoucaultTone Tree
111In My PocketBrooksie WellsDown Home Diva
112Eighty-EightWild RiversSelf Release
113Wooh DangDaniel NorgrenSuperpuma
114ShelterOlivia ChaneyNonesuch
115Winter Stories (feat. Chatham County Line)Judy CollinsCleopatra
116Noonday DreamBen HowardUniversal
117Live in L.A.Ken DunnSelf-Release
118The Hard StuffSusan GibsonFortherecords
119Magic ShipMountain ManNonesuch
120Home AgainJames Lee BakerSelf-Release
121No ContestLiam RussellHidden Pony
122Wilderness YearsJory NashThin Man
123PharmakonHumbirdGreen Thumb
124Maybe Best We Change the Subject - SingleArt PodellAmsqosh
126The Iron TriosLaurel PremoSelf-Release
127EncoreGreg JacobsSelf-Release
128Valley of the BonesJane KramerSelf-Release
129Open Road, Broken HeartTrue NorthTrue North
130Come and Meet MeSherman EwingSelf-Release
131What if This is All There isRJ CowderyGoosepie Music
132HomeLaura BermanSelf-Release
133Dazed and ConfusedMichael JohnathonPoet Man
134Somewhere in the MiddleWes WeddellSelf-Release
135ThriveKatie AingeSelf
136Second SightMay ErlewineSelf-Release
137Back SeatLisa BellSelf-Release
138Electric Blue Dandelion Nashville SessionsRaveis KoleSelf-Release
139The ClimbGrady ShawverSelf-Release
140Stay the CourseSame Latitude As RomePeter C. Boyer
141American DarknessDan TedescoSelf-Release
142Rose AvenueJoel RafaelInside
143The Way These Things GoFY5Swingfingers
144Better Than Brand-NewMartin KerrHype Music
145Everything's FineJamie DrakeAntiFragile
146FrontiersEddie BermanNettwerk
147Chemical OptometryHeath ChurchSelf
148HealingUpstateRoyal Potato Family
149FinchPenny & SparrowThirty Tigers
150The Point of ArrivalCarrie NewcomerAvailable Light
151The Order of TimeValerie JuneConcord
152My Mother the MoonDead HorsesWolff Moon
153NoiseThe PairsIndependent
154Gaps in the StoriesDenise GloverBlue Poppy
155Before It's Too LateKaren TobinSunnyland Productions
156We Are One (feat. the First Unitarian Brooklyn Choir) - SingleAna EggeStorySound
157Pink Sorrow - SingleESOEBOKnot Reel Records
158Heart is a TowerGenevieve CharbonneauSelf-Release
159That's What Love Can Do to Your HeartTracy Newman and the ReinforcementsKabeauty Music
160When They FallAnnie & Rod CappsSelf-Release
161The Nashville Sessions: Songs by the Nelson BrothersThe Nelson BrothersUnknown
162It is As ifJake TrothAtlantic
163Me & My GuitarJohn BatdorfSelf
164Father's SonPierce PettisCompass
165The Blackest CrowAnna NalickChesky
166Say You Will (feat. Lynn Hollyfield) - SingleLes HatleySoul Stew
167Rising TideTaiviSelf-Release
168Bright Morning StarsThe Wailin' JennysHigh Romance
169Thinkin' Outside the Box - SingleDave AdkinsBilly Blue'
170RelieverWilliam PrinceSix Shooter
171The Brown Albumchristopher brownUnknown
172Plays Well with OthersLera LynnSingle Lock
173Give Up Your GhostsRebecca LoebeBlue Corn
174ConcinnityClaudia SchmidtSignature Sounds
175Steady onShawn ColvinColumbia
176The Person I AdmireJoe HoltSelf-Release
177NaturePaul KellyCooking Vinyl
178The ConversationStoll VaughanCommonwealth Artist
179Keeping TimeThe Ennis SistersSelf-Release
180More Blood, More Tracks: the Bootleg Series Vol. 14Bob DylanSony
181In SevensKora FederSelf-Release
182AcrobatsMoors & McCumberSelf-Release
183ShadowZoe BoekbinderSelf-Release
184If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get DangerousSarah McQuaidShovel And A Spade
185RiverlandEric Brace, Peter Cooper, Thomm JutzUnknown
186Guitar SolosDoug AdamzMagi Productions
187Time & TruthJoel MabusFossil Records
188Due to the DarknessThe Gossamer StringsSelf Release
189FireweedNatalie PadillaHeartseed Music
190With the SunSunny WarHen House Studios
191SpeedKeller WilliamsFreeky Disc
1922The Lark and the LoonSelf-Release
193Everyday StreetLucy KaplanskySelf
194Motel BouquetCaitlin CantySelf-Release
195Mission BellWilliam FitzsimmonsNettwerk
196Weights & WingsBrother SunSelf-Release
197The Gift of the Magi (and Other Seasonal Stories)Darryl PurposeGambler's Grace Music
198Under the SurfaceSuzie BrownSuzie Brown
199IN ALL WEATHERJosienne ClarkeUnknown
200Shell of a GirlSunny WarHen House Studios
201Tell EveryoneSouth To CedarsSelf Release
202Queen of the WestBob BradshawFluke
203You Want It DarkerLeonard CohenSony
204Fatal Flower Garden EP (A Tribute to Harry Smith)Sam AmidonNonesuch
205Stay Human Vol.2Michael Franti & SpearheadUnknown
206The Peanut Butter FalconParker AinsworthConcord
207The Best of Christine LavinChristine LavinSelf Release
208Yellow CoatMatt CostaDangerbird
209Weight of the SkyProvince Of ThievesBlue Water
210Innocent when You DreamMark ErelliHillbilly Pilgrim Productions
211Mobius TripSumaia JacksonSelf
212Me and the Fool I've BeenRobby HechtSelf
213Music of Our PeopleDarol Anger & Emy PhelpsFiddlistics
214American NoelDave Carter & Tracy GrammerSignature Souinds
215Light in the LowlandsKelly AugustineOrchard Music
216By the Way, I Forgive YouBrandi CarlileElektra
217That Kind of GirlAmy SpeaceWind Bone
218Catching RainPeter MayerBlue Boat
219And the Sky Caught FireNichole WagnerStar Catcher
220The Hummingbird RevolutionLesley KernochanMake My Day
221Who is AnnTerri HendrixUnknown
222Both WaysDonovan WoodsMeant Well
223The ForgottenJoe JencksSelf-Release
224SingleJohn BatdorfBatmac Music
225Dirty MansionsCorin RaymondSelf-Release
226FolkloreJeff BlackLotos Nile Records
227Hide and HairThe Trials Of CatoSelf Release
228Able Baker Charlie & DogJoe CrookstonMilagrito Records
229Live at the Station InnDarrell ScottSoundly Music
230UnsungSlaid CleavesUnknown
231Fall Away BluesRed Tail RingEarthwork
232A Beginner's Guide to BraveryDavid KeenanRubyworks
233Songs for JudyNeil YoungShakey Pictures
234Beginning AgainRod MacdonaldSelf-Release
235Tales from the Self-Help SectionFlagship RomanceGatorbone
236Quarter Past TonightChicago FarmerSelf-Release
237Been on Your SideCourtney Hartman & Taylor AshtonFree Dirt
238Wasted TimeWinona WildeRescue Dog
239Blue DivideRichard ShindellShanachie
24013 Songs You May or May Not Have Heard BeforeRichard ShindellAmalgamated Balladry
241FifteenThe Wailin' JennysRed House
242Against the GrainMoors & McCumberSelf-Release
243Words We MeanAnnie OakleyHorton
244The Trailer SessionsHardened And TemperedSelf Released
245KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)Hayes CarllUMG
246I'm the Only One Who Will Tell You, You're BadGoodnight MoonshineKeep the Spark
247None'yaHayes CarllDualtone Music Group, Inc.
248Beautiful YouThe WaifsCompass
2491000 MilesBettman & HalpinFiddlin' Lizard
250Something More Than FreeJason Isbell and the 400 UnitSoutheastern
251Let's Be BraveRain PerryPrecipitous Records
252Live from Blue RockMoors & McCumberSelf-Release
253Baked Not FriedPaul Chet & the Whiskey ChickensWickam Music
254JamesEliot BronsonRock Ridge
255WhorlsKittel & CoUnknown
256Barbara's SongIan NoeUnknown
257Brigg's Forro (with Francesco Turrissi)Rhiannon GiddensUnknown
258Her Town NowMark ErelliUnknown
259StayJustine VandergriftUnknown
260Pass It DownLinda SussmanSing Out Proud Music
261Collection 2008-2018Jim Patton & Sherry BrokusBerkalin
262Not to ForgetPint & a HalfPint & A Half
263Small BelieverAnna TivelFluff & Gravy
264AislingMoors & McCumberSelf Release
265Universal FavoriteNoam PikelnyRounder
266HitchhikerNeil YoungSilver Bow
267Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday SoonJon Shain & FJ VentreFlyin' Records
268SongbirdEva CassidyUnknown
269Uneven GroundLynne HansonContinental Song City
270Boomtown GhostsPint & a HalfSelf-Release
271Poets, Philosophers, Workers & WanderersJoe JencksTurtle Bear Music
272My Father's Only SonCarrie NewcomerPhilo
273Too Much Mustard (feat. Duke Robillard)Terri HendrixRamasound Records
274PaperweightsRoo PanesCRC
275Luck of the DrawBonnie RaittCapitol
276Live at the Buskirk-Chumley TheaterCarrie NewcomerAvailable Light
277Off-Grid Lo-FiDave McGraw & Mandy FerSelf-Release
278Home for a RestSpirit of Canada: Friends of John MannIDLA
279Five Leaves LeftNick DrakeIsland
280Devils & DesiresStrangebyrdsSelf Release
281Time and TidesSusan & RaySelf Release
282If I Catch My Dream: Songs of Hope for a Better WorldBett PadgettCeilidhe's Music
283UncoveredCoco & LafeSkyHunter Music
284The Pilot and the Flying MachineBen BedfordWaterbug
285The Beautiful Not YetCarrie NewcomerAvailable Light Records
286If the Static ClearsGabrielle LouiseSandalwood Records
287Trolling for DreamsJohn McCutcheonAppalseed
288The Queen of HeartsOffa RexNonesuch
289GravityMoors & McCumberSelf-Release
290Facets of FolkMara LevineSelf Released
291Dedicated to the PropositionSpook HandyAkashic
292Stove UpDanny BarnesWendell
293Anyone Seen the LightKingdom JasmineBob Barrick
294The Art of ForgettingKyle CareyRiverboat
295A Road Worth Walking DownGreg GreenwaySheen Of Heat Music
296Next Time AroundDarryl PurposeGambler's Grace
297The Longing RoadJohnsmithSelf
298PandemoniumMoors & McCumberSelf-Release
299Wondrous TravelerThe Small GloriesSelf-Release
300Against All TidesHarpeth RisingSelf-Release

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