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

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What It is
by: Hayes Carll

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Patty Griffin
by: Patty Griffin

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Walk in the Dark
by: Rob Lutes

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Label: Lucky Bear
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Tim O'Brien Band
by: Tim O'Brien

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Label: Howdy Skies
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Evening Machines
by: Gregory Alan Isakov

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Label: Dualtone
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The Magic Tree
by: Steve Forbert

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Label: Rose Music
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What Will We Do
by: Lula Wiles

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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
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The Long Road
by: Beth Wood

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Label: Self-Release
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Secularia
by: Eliza Gilkyson

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Label: Red House
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Standard Deviation
by: Danny Schmidt

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Label: Live Once
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Stay Human, Vol. 2
by: Michael Franti & Spearhead

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Label: Boo Boo Wax
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Grenades
by: Kaia Kater

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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
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Pretty Bird
by: Kathy Mattea

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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To Everyone in All the World: a Celebration of Pete Seeger
by: John McCutcheon

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Label: Appalseed
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Rabbit in the Moon
by: Sparrow Blue

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Healing Tide
by: The War and Treaty

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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My American Dream
by: Will Hoge

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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The Tree of Forgiveness
by: John Prine

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Label: Oh Boy
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Down Hearted Blues
by: Eilen Jewell

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Label: Signature Sounds
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The Tree
by: Lori McKenna

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Bright Hills
by: The Appalucians

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Label: Self-Release
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The Other Side
by: Dawn and Hawkes

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Riverland
by: Eric Brace, Peter Cooper & Thomm Jutz

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Label: Red Beet
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The Place That You Call Home
by: Ever More Nest

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Label: Parish Road Music
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Adaptations
by: Maya De Vitry

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Front Porch
by: Joy Williams

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Label: Sensibility
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Hummingbird
by: John Smith

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Label: Commoner
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Fragments
by: Chris Ronald

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Label: Borealis
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Everything
by: Darden Smith

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Label: Compass
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Down the Way
by: Angus & Julia Stone

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Label: Nettwerk
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The Ledges
by: Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert

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Label: Dead Reckoning
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No One Travels Alone
by: Jon Brooks

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Label: Borealis
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Life Between the Lines
by: Fireside Collective

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Sometimes Just the Sky
by: Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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The Broken Heart of Everything
by: David Francey

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Label: Laker Music
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Through the Deep, Dark Valley
by: The Oh Hellos

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Label: Elektra
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Art of Motion
by: Andy McKee

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Label: Candy Rat
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Time Travel
by: Lennie Gallant

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Label: Self-Release
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All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do
by: The Milk Carton Kids

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Label: Anti
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Seneca
by: Charles Wesley Godwin

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Acres of Elbow Room
by: John Wort Hannam

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Label: Self-Release
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White Tiger
by: Ana Egge

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Label: StorySound
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Make Your Own Luck
by: Mustard's Retreat

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Label: Yellow Room
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Matches
by: Tragedy Ann

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Label: Self-Release
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While We're Here
by: Catie Curtis

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Label: Megenta
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Stay Warm
by: The O'Pears

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The Lonesomest Sound That Can Sound
by: Clay Parker and Jodi James

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Label: Electric Wreck
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Silence in These Walls
by: Flatt Lonesome

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Label: Mountain Home Music
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I Sure Do Miss My Hair
by: Jim Chesnut

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Blood Brothers
by: Jeffrey Foucault

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Label: Tone Tree
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Shelter
by: Olivia Chaney

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Label: Nonesuch
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Live at Tiny Telephone
by: T Sisters

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Label: Three Headed Sounds
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Balancing Act
by: Judy Nazemetz

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Label: Smokey Lady Music
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San Isabel
by: Jamestown Revival

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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While I Was Asleep
by: Darling West

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Label: Jansen
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Open Road, Broken Heart
by: True North

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Label: True North
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Busted Stuff
by: Dave Matthews Band

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Label: BMG
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Come and Meet Me
by: Sherman Ewing

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Shed My Skin
by: Dan Navarro

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Home for the Harvest
by: Craig Bickhardt

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Label: Stone Barn
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Wilderness Years
by: Jory Nash

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Label: Thin Man
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Eighty-Eight
by: Wild Rivers

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Label: Self Release
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No Contest
by: Liam Russell

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Label: Hidden Pony
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Magic Ship
by: Mountain Man

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Label: Nonesuch
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Somewhere in the Middle
by: Wes Weddell

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Label: Self-Release
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The Canadian River
by: James Lee Baker

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Everything's Shifting
by: Madison Violet

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Label: Passenger Sounds
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Better Than Brand-New
by: Martin Kerr

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Label: Hype Music
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Abandoned Companions
by: Dave McEathron

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Label: Watson Ent.
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New Moon Shine
by: James Taylor

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Label: Sony
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Healing
by: Upstate

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Label: Royal Potato Family
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T Sisters
by: T Sisters

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My Mother the Moon
by: Dead Horses

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Label: Wolff Moon
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Before It's Too Late
by: Karen Tobin

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Label: Sunnyland Productions
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Unfortunate Point of View
by: Katherine Rondeau

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That's What Love Can Do to Your Heart
by: Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements

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Label: Kabeauty Music
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The Question
by: Anna Tivel

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Label: Fluff And Gravy
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Rising Tide
by: Taivi

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Label: Self-Release
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Valley of the Bones
by: Jane Kramer

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Dazed and Confused
by: Michael Johnathon

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Label: Poet Man
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Better by Now
by: Benjamin Dakota Rogers

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Label: Trespass Music
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Electric Blue Dandelion
by: Raveis Kole

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Label: Self-Release
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Plays Well with Others
by: Lera Lynn

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Label: Single Lock
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Give Up Your Ghosts
by: Rebecca Loebe

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Label: Blue Corn
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Concinnity
by: Claudia Schmidt

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Stay the Course
by: Same Latitude As Rome

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Label: Peter C. Boyer
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Keeping Time
by: The Ennis Sisters

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Label: Self-Release
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Nature
by: Paul Kelly

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Label: Cooking Vinyl
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Live in L.A.
by: Ken Dunn

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The Conversation
by: Stoll Vaughan

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Label: Commonwealth Artist
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Shadow
by: Zoe Boekbinder

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Label: Self-Release
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Noonday Dream
by: Ben Howard

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Label: Universal
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Acrobats
by: Moors & McCumber

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With the Sun
by: Sunny War

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Label: Hen House Studios
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More Blood, More Tracks: the Bootleg Series Vol. 14
by: Bob Dylan

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Label: Sony
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Weights & Wings
by: Brother Sun

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Label: Self-Release
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Father's Son
by: Pierce Pettis

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Label: Compass
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Weight of the Sky
by: Province Of Thieves

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Label: Blue Water
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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
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Motel Bouquet
by: Caitlin Canty

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Label: Self-Release
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The Way These Things Go
by: FY5

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Label: Swingfingers
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And the Sky Caught Fire
by: Nichole Wagner

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Label: Star Catcher
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Both Ways
by: Donovan Woods

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Label: Meant Well
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The Person I Admire
by: Joe Holt

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Label: Self-Release
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Fall Away Blues
by: Red Tail Ring

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Label: Earthwork
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Live at the Station Inn
by: Darrell Scott

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Label: Soundly Music
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Beginning Again
by: Rod Macdonald

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Label: Self-Release
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Music of Our People
by: Darol Anger & Emy Phelps

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Label: Fiddlistics
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Encore
by: Greg Jacobs

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Label: Self-Release
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Words We Mean
by: Annie Oakley

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Label: Horton
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Wasted Time
by: Winona Wilde

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Label: Rescue Dog
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I'm the Only One Who Will Tell You, You're Bad
by: Goodnight Moonshine

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Label: Keep the Spark
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By the Way, I Forgive You
by: Brandi Carlile

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Label: Elektra
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James
by: Eliot Bronson

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Label: Rock Ridge
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In Sevens
by: Kora Feder

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Universal Favorite
by: Noam Pikelny

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Label: Rounder
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Able Baker Charlie & Dog
by: Joe Crookston

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Label: Milagrito Records
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Paperweights
by: Roo Panes

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Label: CRC
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Hitchhiker
by: Neil Young

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Label: Silver Bow
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Uneven Ground
by: Lynne Hanson

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Label: Continental Song City
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Off-Grid Lo-Fi
by: Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

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Label: Self-Release
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The Pilot and the Flying Machine
by: Ben Bedford

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Label: Waterbug
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The Queen of Hearts
by: Offa Rex

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Label: Nonesuch
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Beautiful You
by: The Waifs

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Label: Compass
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Against All Tides
by: Harpeth Rising

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Label: Self-Release
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The Art of Forgetting
by: Kyle Carey

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Label: Riverboat
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Same As I Ever Have Been
by: Matt Patershuk

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Label: Black Hen
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Lovers and Leavers
by: Hayes Carll

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Live from Blue Rock
by: Moors & McCumber

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Label: Self-Release
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Been on Your Side
by: Courtney Hartman & Taylor Ashton

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Label: Free Dirt
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Gaps in the Stories
by: Denise Glover

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Label: Blue Poppy
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The Order of Time
by: Valerie June

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Label: Concord
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Small Believer
by: Anna Tivel

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Label: Fluff & Gravy
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Indigo Girls Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra
by: Indigo Girls

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Label: Rounder
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Quarter Past Tonight
by: Chicago Farmer

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Label: Self-Release
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Reveille
by: Chubby Knuckle Choir

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Label: Smith Entertainment
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Trail of Tales
by: The Bills

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Label: Borealis
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Boomtown Ghosts
by: Pint & a Half

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