Episode 237

Episode 237 – Dec 26, 2019

We count down the top 25 Americana albums of the year and share them with you. While it may be too late to share as a stocking stuffer, it’s not too late to get out there and stock your library. The year featured some old hands showing the new ones how it’s done and some fresh perspectives from new artists with some songwriting and musical chops to bear witness to. Next year will bring more of the same and plenty of surprises (no doubt). KOWS Community Radio features the Americana Hours daily from 5 to 7am Pacific and Blue Moon rolls in on Thursdays at 9am Pacific to excavate just a little bit deeper. It’s where you get to learn about the music you hear the rest of the week in the early morning time slot.

1Artist Title Album Buy
2Willie Nelson Ride Me Back Home Ride Me Back Home Amazon
3Chuck Mead I'm Not the Man for the Job Close to Home Amazon
4Charlie Parr Jubilee Charlie Parr Amazon
5Gary Clark Jr. When Im Gone This Land Amazon
6Kelsey Waldon Very Old Barton White Noise / White Lines Amazon
7Robert Ellis Topo Chico Texas Piano Man Amazon
8Charley Crockett That's How I Got to Memphis Lil G.L.'s Blue Bonanza Amazon
9Christone "Kingfish" Ingram Listen (Ft. Keb Mo) Kingfish Amazon
10The Lumineers Gloria III Amazon
11Eilen Jewell You Cared Enough to Lie Gypsy Amazon
12Justin Townes Earle Mornings In Memphis The Saint Of Lost Causes Amazon
13Jack Klatt Tinted In Blue It Ain't The Same Amazon
14Aimee Mann Hold On Come On Up To The House – Women Sing Waits Amazon
15Yola Shady Grove Walk Through Fire Amazon
16Michaela Anne Child of the Wind Desert Dove Amazon
17Jade Jackson Bottle It Up Wilderness Amazon
18Bruce Springsteen Hello Sunshine Western Stars Amazon
19Steve Earle & The Dukes Dublin Blues Guy Amazon
20Big Daddy Wilson I Got Plenty Deep in My Soul Amazon
21Jason James I Miss You After All Seems Like Tears Ago Amazon
22Van Morrison Fame Will Eat The Soul Three Chords And The Truth Amazon
23Delbert McClinton And Self-Made Men + Dana Loud Mouth Tall, Dark, & Handsome Amazon
24Yarn Now Is Our Time Lucky 13 Vol. 2 Amazon
25Orville Peck Dead of Night Pony Amazon
26Hayes Carll American Dream What It Is Amazon
27Hayes Carll None'ya What It Is Amazon

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