The Roots Music Report's
Top Alternative Folk Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

1
No Rain, No Rose
by: John Craigie

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Label: Zabriskie Point
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Fierce Mercy
by: Colin Hay

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Label: Compass
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Gathering
by: Josh Ritter

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Label: Pytheas
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Hallelujah Anyhow
by: Hiss Golden Messenger

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Label: Merge
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Grimshaw Road
by: Durham County Poets

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Label: Self-Release
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Mother Lion
by: May Erlewine

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Label: Earthwork Music
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Cold Spring
by: The Barrel Boys

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Label: Self-Release
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Rise Up
by: Erika Kulnys

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New Shoes
by: The Bombadils

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Label: Borealis
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Schmilco
by: Wilco

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Label: dBPM
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California Calling
by: Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

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Label: Compass
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Here We Go 1, 2, 3
by: Heidi Talbot

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Label: Under One Sky
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Man in a Neon Coat: Live from Cambridge
by: Aoife O'Donovan

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Label: Yep Roc
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This Island
by: Alejandra Ribera

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Label: Pheromone Recordings
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The Original Jenny Whiteley
by: Jenny Whiteley

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Label: Black Hen Music
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One Go Around
by: Jeffrey Martin

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Label: Fluff and Gravy
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Blackbirds
by: Gretchen Peters

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Label: Scarlet Letter Records
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Worth
by: Emily Mure

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Label: Self-Release
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Joan Baez: 75th Birthday Celebration
by: Joan Baez

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Label: Razor and Tie
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Lost & Found
by: Moshe Vilozny

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Label: Self-Release
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21
Every Soul's a Sailor
by: Stephen Fearing

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Label: Self-Release
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Working Man's Blues
by: Kat Goldman

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Label: Self-Release
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Another Black Hole
by: Malcolm Holcombe

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Label: Gypsy Eyes
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No. 6
by: The Coal Porters

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Label: Prima
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More Than a Little
by: Adrian + Meredith

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Label: Self-Release
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Binary
by: Ani DiFranco

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Label: Righteous Babe
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Great Shakes
by: Session Americana

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Label: Self-Release
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Forlorn Strangers
by: Forlorn Strangers

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Label: The ILS Group
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Good Days a Comin'
by: Ivas John

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Label: Self-Release
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We All the Light
by: River Whyless

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Label: Roll Call
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Carry Me Home
by: Flatland Tourists

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Label: Self-Release
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Time Machine
by: Peter Calo

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Label: En Route
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Leap of Faith
by: Timothy B. Schmit

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Label: Benowen
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Time of War
by: Xanthe Alexis

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Label: Self-Release
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The Strangest Times
by: Trout Fishing in America

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Maybe Beleive
by: Jon Stickley Trio

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Label: Self-Release
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I Am Nice
by: Sammy Brue

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Label: New West
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Flight
by: Coty Hogue

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Label: Self-Release
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Tempest and Rapture
by: The Deer

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Label: Owl Bum
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Thrum
by: Joe Henry

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Label: Ear Music
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Borderland
by: Joe K. Walsh

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Label: Self-Release
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Big Things and Little Things
by: Truckstop Honeymoon

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Label: Squirrel
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Little Movies
by: Ron Sowell

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Label: Mountain Soul
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Next Stop, Willoughby
by: John Batdorf

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Label: Self-Release
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The Misanthrope Family Album
by: Modern Mal

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Label: Mal
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Heart Like a Levee
by: Hiss Golden Messenger

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Label: Merge Records
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Bittersweet
by: Kasey Chambers

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Label: Essence Group
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Blue Funk
by: Jessie Rae

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Label: Self-Release
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The Lil' Smokies (Live New Year's Eve 2013)
by: The Lil Smokies

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Label: Self-Release
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Native: Americana Spotlight
by: SHEL

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Label: Unknown
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51
The Bell
by: Tony Furtado

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Label: Yousayfurtado
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Much Rather Be Sleeping
by: Braden Gates

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Label: Self-Release
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Rabbit Hole
by: Billy Crockett

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Label: Blue Rock Artists
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Thin
by: Lowland Hum

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Silver Dollar
by: Frank Martin Gilligan

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Magic Music
by: Magic Music

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Label: Bright Sun
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Seven Sonnets & a Song
by: Paul Kelly

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Label: Cooking Vinyl
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Outlet
by: The Moxie Strings

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The Great Divide
by: National Park Radio

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Label: Edge Water Music Group
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Via Portland
by: The Mulligan Brothers

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Are We Lost Yet?
by: Turbo Pup

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Young As the Morning Old As the Sea
by: Passenger

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Label: Nettwerk
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Poems That Live As People
by: The Winterlings

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Let It Lie
by: The Bros. Landreth

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Label: Slate Creek
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Wilder Side
by: Carter Sampson

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Dear Leonard: the Cohen Collection
by: Reid Jamieson

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Folk Hop N' Roll
by: Judah & The Lion

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Whisky and Pine
by: Benjamin Dakota Rogers

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Label: Self-Release
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The Complete Gold Castle Masters
by: Joan Baez

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Label: New Razor & Tie
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Happy Little Trees
by: KC Groves

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Label: Self-Release
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I Dreamed an Island
by: Piers Faccini

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Label: Six Degrees
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Building a Human Being
by: Dana Cooper

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Tapestry of Shadows
by: Humphrey-McKeown

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Backwoods Glance
by: Blind Lemon Pledge

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Label: James Byfield
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Moonlight Highway
by: Kevin Dooley

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Molly Tuttle & John Mailander
by: Molly Tuttle

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Yep!
by: Dirk Hamilton

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Label: Rabbit Songs
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Cautionary Tale
by: Dylan LeBlanc

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Milltowns
by: Mark Erelli

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Label: Hillbilly Pilgrim Records
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Cardboard Boat
by: David Berkeley

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Label: Straw Man Music
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As Eli
by: Elias Krell

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Sermon on the Rocks
by: Josh Ritter

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Label: Pytheas
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Facing the Shadow
by: Ashley Monical

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84
Great White Noise
by: The Sam Chase & the Untraditional

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Worth the Wait
by: Goodbye Blue

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Ready for the Storm
by: Lori Lieberman

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Label: Drive On Records
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Fine Bloom
by: Free The Honey

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Parking Lot
by: The Accidentals

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You Can't Outrun the Radio
by: Jonathan Byrd

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Label: Waterbug
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What We Do
by: Shook Twins

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Label: Curly Pink Records
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Petals
by: Elephant Revival

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Label: Itz Evolving
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92
Feels Like Home
by: Mary Beth Cross

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Swallowed by the New
by: Glen Phillips

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Label: Compass
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