The Roots Music Report's
Top 50 Folk Album Chart
for the Week of Feb 17, 2018

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Down Hearted Blues
by: Eilen Jewell

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Label: Signature Sounds
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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True in Time
by: John Gorka

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Label: Red House
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Letters Never Read
by: Dori Freeman

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Label: Free Dirt
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Silence in These Walls
by: Flatt Lonesome

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Label: Mountain Home Music
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can
by: Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Label: Thirty Tigers
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Mother Lion
by: May Erlewine

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Label: Earthwork Music
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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While I Was Asleep
by: Darling West

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Label: Jansen
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Bone on Bone
by: Bruce Cockburn

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Label: True North
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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By the Way, I Forgive You
by: Brandi Carlile

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Label: Elektra
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Poor David's Almanack
by: Dave Rawlings

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Label: Acony
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Same As I Ever Have Been
by: Matt Patershuk

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Label: Black Hen
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Where the River Meets the Road
by: Tim O'Brien

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Label: Howdy Skies
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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See You Around
by: I'm With Her

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Gathering
by: Josh Ritter

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Label: Pytheas
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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The Drifter and the Preacher
by: Barney Bentall

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Label: True North
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Fifteen
by: The Wailin' Jennys

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Label: Red House
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Ghost Light
by: John McCutcheon

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Label: Appalseed Productions
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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The Dustbowl Revival
by: The Dustbowl Revival

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Label: Signature Sounds
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Folksinger Vol. 2
by: Willie Watson

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Label: Acony
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Not Dark Yet
by: Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

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Label: Thirty Tigers
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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Shame
by: Rachel Baiman

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Label: Free Dirt
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Can You Hear Me
by: Ashley Condon

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Cold Spring
by: The Barrel Boys

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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Let Them Know I'm from Virginia
by: Big Country Bluegrass

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Label: Rebel
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Small Believer
by: Anna Tivel

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Label: Fluff & Gravy
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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California Calling
by: Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

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Label: Compass
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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Before the Bridge
by: Eddie Berman

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Label: Nettwerk
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Chase the Sun
by: The Early Mays

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous
by: Sarah McQuaid

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Label: Shovel And A Spade
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Insanity Vs. Humanity
by: James Maddock

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Label: Songs Of Avenue C
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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Everything
by: Darden Smith

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Label: Compass
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Home on the River
by: Caroline Cotter

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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City Painted Gold
by: The Brothers Comatose

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Label: Swamp Jam
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Two
by: Gunning & Cormier

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Life Between the Lines
by: Fireside Collective

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Live at Tiny Telephone
by: T Sisters

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Label: Three Headed Sounds
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers
by: Joe Jencks

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Label: Turtle Bear Music
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Balancing Act
by: Judy Nazemetz

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Label: Smokey Lady Music
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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The Order of Time
by: Valerie June

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Label: Concord
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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The Hammer & the Heart
by: Susan Cattaneo

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Label: Jersey Girl
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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Hallelujah Anyhow
by: Hiss Golden Messenger

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Label: Merge
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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World Gone Mad
by: The Weight Band

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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No Rain, No Rose
by: John Craigie

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Label: Zabriskie Point Records
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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Freedom Highway
by: Rhiannon Giddens

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Label: Nonesuch
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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The Siren's Song
by: Kacy & Clayton

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Label: New West
Sub Genre: Traditional Folk
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While We're Here
by: Catie Curtis

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Label: Megenta
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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Close Ties
by: Rodney Crowell

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Label: New West     
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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Worth
by: Emily Mure

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Label: Self-Release
Sub Genre: Alternative Folk
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Brand New Day
by: The Mavericks

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Label: Mono Mundo              
Sub Genre: Folk Rock
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The Art of Forgetting
by: Kyle Carey

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Label: Riverboat
Sub Genre: Contemporary Folk
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