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

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Let Them Know I'm from Virginia
by: Big Country Bluegrass

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Label: Rebel
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Shame
by: Rachel Baiman

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Label: Free Dirt
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My Daddy's Grass
by: Mickey Galyean

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Label: Rebel
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City Painted Gold
by: The Brothers Comatose

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Label: Swamp Jam
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The Navigator
by: Hurray for the Riff Raff

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Label: ATO
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Play One More - the Songs of Ian and Sylvia
by: Tom Russell

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Label: True North
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The Hammer & the Heart
by: Susan Cattaneo

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Label: Jersey Girl
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Penny's Farm
by: Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur

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Label: Kingswood
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Find a Way
by: Bill Abernathy

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Label: Self-Release
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10
The Siren's Song
by: Kacy & Clayton

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Label: New West
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Through These Waves
by: Bill Scorzari

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Label: Self-Release
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The Willow Collection
by: Cassie and Maggie

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Label: Self-Release
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I Go Where You Go
by: Tomato/Tomato

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Label: 622976 Records
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How It All Goes Down
by: The Show Ponies

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Label: Free Man  
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Know the Mountain
by: Hannah Shira Naiman

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Label: Merriweather
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The Bedroom Sessions
by: The Ormewoods

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Label: Self-Release
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The Suffering Stage
by: Joseph Huber

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Label: Self-Release
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Chase the Sun
by: The Early Mays

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Label: Self-Release
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Tell Me True
by: Cory Chisel

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Label: Refuge Foundation for the Arts
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Can You Hear Me
by: Ashley Condon

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Label: Self-Release
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Millers Creek
by: The Belle Hollows

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Label: Self-Release
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22
Folksinger Vol. 2
by: Willie Watson

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Label: Acony
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23
My Spirit Sister
by: Joshua James

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Label: MTN Recordings
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Sundown over Ghost Town
by: Eilen Jewell

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Label: Signature Sound
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Hiraeth
by: 100 Mile House

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Label: Self-Release
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East Tennessee Sunrise
by: Stuart Wyrick

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Label: Rural Rhythm
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Let's Go (Testing, Hear, We're Goin' Down)
by: Paul Lee Arnoldi

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Label: Paul Lee Arnoldi
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True in Time
by: John Gorka

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Label: Red House
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Two
by: Gunning & Cormier

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Sweet Old World
by: Lucinda Williams

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Label: Highway 20
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Shine a Light: Field Recordings from the Great American Railroad
by: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

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Label: Cooking Vinyl
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Good Medicine
by: David Holt & Josh Goforth

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Label: Self-Release
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Hands in the Dirt
by: The Resonant Rogues

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34
Made in Brooklyn
by: John McEuen

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Label: Chesky
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Copper Rooster and Other Tunes and Tales
by: Gina Forsyth

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Label: Waterbug
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36
Furnace
by: Dead Man Winter

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Label: GNDwire
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Passage
by: Kyra Shaughnessy

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38
Here Without You: the Songs of Gene Clark
by: Skydiggers

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Label: Latent
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All Dressed
by: Dark for Dark

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Label: Headless Owl
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Take Care Take Cover
by: The Mae Trio

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Label: MAE Music
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String Theory
by: We Banjo 3

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Tom Dooley and Friends
by: Rob McHale

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Label: Wooden Door
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Grey Fidelity
by: Tow'rs

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Label: Tow'rs Music
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Rockingham
by: BJ Barham

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Label: Self-Release
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Little Windows
by: Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones

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Label: Cooking Vinyl
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The Legend of Roy Black
by: Thom Swift

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Label: Self-Release
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In the Unknown
by: Annie Sumi

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48
Freedom Blues
by: Ken Whiteley

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Label: Borealis
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Brushwood (Songs & Stories)
by: Norman Blake

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Label: Plectrafone
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Utah
by: Jamestown Revival

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Label: Wild Bunch Records
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51
Charismo
by: Hackensaw Boys

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Label: Free Dirt
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52
Where Did the Time Go
by: Euferzine

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Label: Little Crab Creek Music
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Wider Circles
by: Rising Appalachia

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The Fairest Flower of Womankind
by: Lindsay Straw

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Human Beans
by: Washboard Hank

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Dulcimer Music for the Pelican Ballet
by: Joellen Lapidus

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Soft Summer
by: Tim Moxam

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Label: Roaring Girl
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Black Wings
by: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

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Label: Boopie Studios
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59
Here on Earth
by: Jenny Scheinman

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Label: Royal Potato Family
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60
The Gage Brothers
by: The Gage Brothers

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The Way Down Wanderers
by: The Way Down Wanderers

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Ionia
by: Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

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Blood Test
by: Kris Delmhorst

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Label: Signature Sounds
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Pickin' on Doc
by: Nixon, Blevins & Gage

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The Early Mays
by: The Early Mays

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Old Songs for Modern Folk
by: Vincent Cross

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Label: Rescue Dog
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If Wishes Were Horses
by: Kris Drever

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Label: Reveal
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Solitaire
by: 3hattrio

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Label: Okehdokee
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Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band
by: Ken Whiteley

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Label: Borealis Records
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Washashore Cowgirl
by: Monica Rizzio

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Ain't in No Hurry
by: Jorma Kaukonen

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Label: Red House
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The Hanging Road
by: Joseph Huber

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Label: Muddy Roots
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Crowes Pasture
by: Crowes Pasture

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