Episode 191

Episode 191 – January 3, 2019

Join us for our annual review of the best Americana albums of the past year. And 2018 was, if nothing else, full of some great sounds. The political landscape made us all the more desperate for solace in a world where the liars lead the deaf. We’ll be digging into the 2018 bag for the 25 best releases that we’ve covered on Sonoma County community radio where we cover the very best of new sounds every morning of the week. On KOWS, you can hear the Americana Hours in the earlier slot of 5am while on KWTF we reach out to the mid-morning fans at 9am. Blue Moon Americana steps in for a live exploration on Thursday mornings. Check us out this week.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats You Worry Me Tearing at the Seams (Deluxe Edition) Amazon
3The Tillers Migrant's Lament The Tillers Amazon
4Ed Romanoff A Golden Crown The Orphan King Amazon
5Mary Gauthier The War After the War Rifles and Rosary Beads Amazon
6Marc Ribot Knock That Statue Down (feat. Marc Ribot & Syd Straw) Songs of Resistance 1942 – 2018 Amazon
7Dawn Landes Meet Me At The River Meet Me At The River Amazon
8Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Good As Gold Years Amazon
9Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Found The One No Mercy In This Land Amazon
10Ry Cooder You Must Unload The Prodigal Son Amazon
11Shemekia Copeland Great Rain America's Child Amazon
12Kacey Musgraves Space Cowboy Golden Hour Amazon
13Old Crow Medicine Show Dixie Avenue Volunteer Amazon
14Becky Warren We're All We Got (feat. Amy Ray) Undesirable Amazon
15Shannon Shaw Broke My Own Shannon In Nashville Amazon
16Steve Forbert The Music Of The Night The Magic Tree Amazon
17Stephanie Urbina Jones Rose Garden Tularosa Amazon
18Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson & Merle Haggard Old Friends King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller Amazon
19Mike Farris Snap Your Fingers Silver & Stone Amazon
20Rhett Miller Human Condition The Messenger Amazon
21Janiva Magness On and On (feat. Rusty Young) Love Is an Army Amazon
22John Hiatt All the Way To the River The Eclipse Sessions Amazon
23The Gibson Brothers Sweet Lucinda Mockingbird Amazon
24Joshua Hedley Mr. Jukebox Mr. Jukebox Amazon
25Paul Thorn Soon I Will Be Done Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon
26John Prine Summers End The Tree of Forgiveness Amazon
27John Prine Knockin' On Your Screen Door The Tree of Forgiveness Amazon
28John Prine Egg & Daughter Night, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone) The Tree Of Forgiveness Amazon
29Paul Thorn Come On Let's Go Don't Let The Devil Ride Amazon

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