The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Folk Song Chart
for the Year of 2014

Rank Song Title Band/Artist Name
1You've Heard My Voice (And You Know My Name)Art Podell
2But then You SmileArt Podell
3Golden ApplesArt Podell
4Time and the RiverArt Podell
5CloseErnest Troost
6When a Woman Goes ColdMary Gauthier
7Lies You Forgot You ToldPeter Mulvey
8Jagged ScarHat Check Girl
9Since the Big Box Came to TownPaddy Mills
10City of RefugeAbigail Washburn
11We Sang Our Songs in CaliforniaArt Podell
12She Makes It Easy NowJesse Winchester
13Take a LessonJudy Kass
14WaterfallCave & Cliff
15Room at the TableCarrie Newcomer
16WritersHat Check Girl
17Love for a WhileKeith Greeninger
18Song for DinkArt Podell
19A Thousand StarsHat Check Girl
20Fare the We'll Dinks SongOscar Isaac
21The Old YouHat Check Girl
22Something in BlueDavid Olney
23Try Me TomorrowJim Photoglo
24Come CleanTeresa Storch
25Sacred LoveNaomi Wachira
26Grandma's Best ChinaHat Check Girl
27The Other ShoeThe Mastersons
28Goodbye ButterfieldHat Check Girl
29Acadian DriftwoodRichard Shindell
30Texas RangersRichard Shindell
31Toni's Poem (Laurel Canyon)Art Podell
32MangroveThe Accidentals
33You BetterNaomi Wachira
34You Don't Know What You've Lost (She Came Back)Art Podell
35Grisly BearThe Accidentals
36The HighwayArt Podell
37My Wrecking BallRyan Adams
38Miller's WheelNelson Wright
39KathleenTattletale Saints
40Devil AgainBronwynne Brent
41ShakeShook Twins
42Hole in the BibleRod Macdonald
43Trouble and LoveMary Gauthier
44This Old House (feat. Emma and Grace Kromm)Randall Kromm
45See See RiderRegina Carter
46The MatadorAmelia Curran
47Sad Saturday NightDavid Olney
48Big Blue HoleDavid Olney
49LeadfootHaas Kowert Tice
50Fountain of SorrowIndigo Girls
51Fell Upon the FieldsTattletale Saints
52Love We Are We LoveThe Sea The Sea
53PearlsAoife O'Donovan
54Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
55Please Read the LetterRobert Plant & Alison Krauss
56A Walk in the WoodsMichelle Malone
57When We Were YoungBrett Dennen
58Get Up ClaraRichard Shindell
59The SilenceThe Accidentals
60When the Deal Goes DownDavid Olney
61Echo in the HillsCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
62Company of FriendsCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
63GhostsJesse Winchester
64Never Forget to BoogieJesse Winchester
65Bulletproof GlassThe Accidentals
66SnakebitMary Gauthier
67When I Was a CowboyTom Russell
68AbigailTeresa Storch
69Mister Stay at HomeDavid Olney
70The Backseat and MeScott Wolfson and Other Heroes
71Foolish HeartJesse Winchester
72The Big ChillCris Cuddy
73The Hard WayThe Keller Sisters
74SideshowThe Keller Sisters
75Soldier of MisfortuneDavid Olney
76You're Already My WifeRod Macdonald
77Mercy NowMary Gauthier
78Every Little Bit of ItCarrie Newcomer
79DetailsJudy Kass
80A History of GhostsBobtown
81Another WorldBronwynne Brent
82TroubleRyan Adams
83Our Lady of Guadalupe StreetBobtown
84Stay with MeRyan Adams
85I Just MightRyan Adams
86The DevilRyan Taylor Band
87RavenRod Macdonald
88If I Need to KnowCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
89Month of Bad HabitsAndrew Combs
90New York CityRobby Hecht
91Living with a Long Way to GoDel Barber
92Every Bite of That SandwichJean Mann
93An Empty ChairCarrie Newcomer
94Benign DisillusionThe Accidentals
95Crossroads CorrectionalHat Check Girl
96Scarecrow ManDavid Olney
97No Diamond RingBrianna Lea Pruett
98You Can't Get Your Kicks on Route 66Honey Don't
99The Rank Outsiders BallRupert Wates
100A Piece of the SkyTret Fure
101Jerry Lee Lewis All NightSmithfield Fair
102Rainy Day SongAndrew Combs
103Sweet Sunny SouthMelody Walker & Jacob Groopman
104Mom & Dad's WaltzPatty Griffin
105Georgia I'm HereJoe Crookston
106I Won't Let You DownMel Parsons
107Lonesome BonesJean Mann
108Used BikeJean Mann
109GracelandMelody Walker & Jacob Groopman
110Echoing off the MoonPaddy Mills
111James Monroe Feat. the Bog Neck Brass BandThe Henry Girls
112SympathiesPeter Mulvey
113You Can’t Be ToldValerie June
114What?Judy Kass
115BittersweetThe Accidentals
116Brooklyn in JulyJoe Crookston
117We've Got LakesTattletale Saints
118It's Not EasyThe Henry Girls
119BrakeThe Accidentals
120City of CardboardThe Accidentals
121Ghost of a LieThe Accidentals
122Miso SoupThe Accidentals
123UsThe Accidentals
124Tennessee PlatesHat Check Girl
125Swing from a NoteCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
126Time of DelightDonna Lynn Caskey
127I'm Not Going AnywhereDonna Lynn Caskey
128This FieldJohnsmith
129Oh Wintermoira smiley & VOCO
130Deporteemoira smiley & VOCO
131We're All OneRod Macdonald
132SympathyTeresa Storch
133StillTeresa Storch
134Traces of YouTattletale Saints
135Button in the GrassJean Mann
136Lonely for a WhileJesse Winchester
137A Light in the WindowCarrie Newcomer
138Little Glass of WineJesse Winchester
139Baby, We'd Be RichOld Man Luedecke
140Ask Youself the QuestionDavey O.
141Impermanent ThingsJoe Crookston
142Green Lined CoatJudy Kass
143Brand New Tennessee WaltzJesse Winchester
144Yankee LadyJesse Winchester
145Workin' Woman BluesValerie June
146ShadowJudy Kass
147Far Side Bank of JordanJesse Winchester
148Girl in the WoodsCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
149The Turning PointTim Grimm
150FireflyThe Squirrel Hillbillies
151Girl in BlueBobtown
152Fosse GrimBobtown
153Waterfall (Live)Michael Johnathon
154Doctor DoctorTattletale Saints
155Took It Like a ManCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
156VisitationCarrie Newcomer
157A Little LouisianaJesse Winchester
158Sunday StreetMollie O'Brien
159Jessica on Prairie LegsTattletale Saints
160Riding the Train (The Meter Maid Mix)Joe Crookston
161Complicated ManTattletale Saints
162O What a ThrillJesse Winchester
163Bless Your Foolish HeartJesse Winchester
164MaybeThe Henry Girls
165Comin' for Ya North Georgia BluesEliot Bronson
166Sweet Celia Ann (Aka Mattie Earp)Neptune's Car
167For the SummerRay LaMontagne
168Flat Earth DiaryKrista Detor
169Money for FloodsRichard Shindell
170So Long but Not GoodbyeThe Henry Girls
171Tragic MishapsThe Accidentals
172We Made It HomeMelody Walker & Jacob Groopman
173AuroritaArt Podell
174TrueBrother Sun
175Shame on YouIndigo Girls
176Something of MeJim Photoglo
177The Parting GlassSarah McQuaid
178Borders of the MoonJohnsmith
179Girl from the North Fork ValleyFY5
180Garden Grow Feat. Tom Rozum Nina Gerber and the T SistersLaurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick
181Yellowhead RoadDel Barber
182ShotgunValerie June
183Pushin’ Against a StoneValerie June
1841849American Nomad
185Sky Picked BlueCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
186Beg Steal or BorrowRay LaMontagne
187Kiss Me NowCarrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt
188Settle UpPaddy Mills
189Follow This HighwayNeptune's Car
190We'll Buy a FlagRobert Morgan Fisher
191Aurora Means DawnKrista Detor
192How Red is the Blood from a Broken HeartTattletale Saints
193WorthyMary Gauthier
195Daughter (Live)Michael Johnathon
196What else Was ItPeter Mulvey
197BaltimoreEliot Bronson
198Lovesick Blues (Show 4)Hank Williams
199Shortnin' BreadRon Block
200Tuesday Morning (For Roko)Joe Crookston

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