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

1
From the Village to the Canyon – a Songwriter’s Journey
by: Art Podell

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Label: Amsqosh Records
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For Keeps
by: Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt

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Label: Red House
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Stardust
by: Bronwynne Brent

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Label: Columbia
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Goodbye Butterfield
by: Hat Check Girl

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Label: Gallway Bay Music
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When the Deal Goes Down
by: David Olney

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Label: Deadbeet Records
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Georgia I'm Here
by: Joe Crookston

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Label: Self Release
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We Made It Home
by: Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman

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Label: Self Released
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The Raven's Sun
by: Catherine MacLellan

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Label: Factor
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XOA
by: Anais Mitchell

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Label: Wilderland Records
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Race to the Bottom
by: Paddy Mills

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Label: Ormal Nye Records
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How Red is the Blood
by: Tattletale Saints

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Label: Old Oak Music
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A History of Ghosts
by: Bobtown

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Label: Self Release
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Louder Than Words
by: The Henry Girls

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Label: Beste Unterhaltung
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Come Clean
by: Teresa Storch

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Label: Self Release
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Later That Night
by: Rod Macdonald

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Label: Self Release
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Departures
by: The Once

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Label: Nettwerk
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Halls of My Heart
by: Jim Photoglo

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Label: Grifftone Records
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Meet Me at the Edge of the World
by: Over the Rhine

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Label: Great Speckled Dog
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Bitter Sweet
by: The Accidentals

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Label: Self Release
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Gravity Well
by: Rose's Pawn Shop

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Label: RPS Records
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Eliot Bronson
by: Eliot Bronson

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Label: Saturn 5 Records
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The Avenues
by: Lera Lynn

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Label: Self Release
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Say Grace
by: Sam Baker

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Label: Independent
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Soundtrax 2 Recovery
by: John Batdorf

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Label: Self Release
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Orphans & Relics
by: Nelson Wright

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Label: Self Release
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One More Time Around
by: Scott Cook

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Label: Self
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The Turning Point
by: Tim Grimm

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Label: Cavalier
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No Passengers
by: Davey O.

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Label: Self Release
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City of Refuge
by: Abigail Washburn

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Label: Rounder
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Family
by: Thompson

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Label: Fantasy
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They Promised You Mercy
by: Amelia Curran

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Label: Six Shooter
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Wrecking Ball (Anniversary Remastered Edition)
by: Emmylou Harris

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Label: Nonesuch
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Goody Shoes
by: The Squirrel Hillbillies

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Label: Self Release
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Meet Me There
by: Cave & Cliff

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Label: Lamon
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Laughter out of Tears
by: moira smiley & VOCO

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Label: Whim
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Soul Connection
by: Keith Greeninger

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Label: Self-Release
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37
The Rose of Roscrae: a Ballad of the West
by: Tom Russell

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Label: Self-Release
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Pitiful Blues
by: Malcolm Holcombe

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Label: gypsy eyes music
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Havent Got the Blues (Yet)
by: Loudon Wainwright III

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Label: 429 Records
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Sad-Eyed Lonesome Lady
by: Steph Cameron

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Label: Pheromone
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Love Runner
by: Mollie O'Brien

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Label: Remington Road
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Whiskey Shivers
by: Whiskey Shivers

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Label: Clean Bill
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Love Filling Station
by: Jesse Winchester

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Label: Appleseed
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Raising Sand
by: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

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Label: Rounder
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Sleepwalker in Paradise
by: Cej

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Label: Gnosong Records
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The Longing Road
by: johnsmith

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Label: Self
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The Rank Outsiders Ball
by: Rupert Wates

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Label: Bite Music LTD
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Fossils
by: Aoife O'Donovan

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Label: Yep Roc
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Birds Fly South
by: The Mastersons

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Label: Unknown
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Nameless Heart
by: Donna Lynn Caskey

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Label: Cordulia
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A Letter Home
by: Neil Young

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Label: Third Man
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Time Won't Let Us Stay
by: Randall Kromm

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Label: Self Release
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True Compass
by: Tret Fure

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Label: Tomboy Girl Records
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Blood Like a River (American Family)
by: Nathan Bell

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Label: Stone Barn
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Companions
by: Smithfield Fair

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Label: Stevenson Productions
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How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat
by: Amy Speace

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Label: Wind Bone
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We're Not Lost
by: The Show Ponies

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Label: Self Release
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Pushin' Against a Stone
by: Valerie June

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Label: Concord
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At the Loser's Motel
by: Rupert Wates

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Label: Bite Music LTD
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Won't Be Long Now
by: Linda Thompson

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Label: Pettifer Sounds
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All These Dreams
by: Andrew Combs

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Label: Coin Records
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Lay Down Lay Low
by: The Steel Wheels

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Mercy Now
by: Mary Gauthier

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Label: UMG Recordings
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Gypsy Bells
by: Brianna Lea Pruett

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Label: Canyon
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Smoke and Mirrors
by: Brett Dennen

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Label: Atlantic Recording
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Maritime
by: Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer

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Label: Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
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Almost There
by: Suzie Brown

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Label: SuzieBrownSongs
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Vancouver
by: Deborah Holland

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Label: RageOn Records
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Between Daylight and Dark
by: Mary Gauthier

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Label: UMG Recordings
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Warriors of Love
by: Camela Widad

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Label: Al-Ubudiyya
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Tucson
by: Brad Colerick

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Label: Back 9 Records
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Dear Katie
by: KATIE GOSNELL

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Label: Self
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Downpour
by: Lynn Miles

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Before Machines
by: Anna Tivel

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Label: Fluff & Gravy
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Able Baker Charlie & Dog
by: Joe Crookston

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Label: Milagrito Records
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Some Part of the Truth
by: Brother Sun

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Label: Brother Sun Music
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Red Grey Blue
by: Mel Parsons

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Label: Cape Road
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Reunion Hill
by: Richard Shindell

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Label: Shanachie
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Space and Time
by: dead horses

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Label: Self Release
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The Squirrel Hillbillies
by: The Squirrel Hillbillies

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Fire & Fortune
by: Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

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Label: Navigator / Compass
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82
Looking Glass: the Live Concert Album
by: Michael Johnathon

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Label: poetman
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That's the All of It
by: Jeff Yantz & The Barnhands

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Label: Big Forehead Publishing
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84
While This Planet Spins Beneath Our Feet
by: Heather Styka

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Label: Kite Stripe
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Darkling & the Bluebird Jubilee
by: Joe Crookston

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Label: Milagrito Records
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The Dream
by: Michael Johnathon

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Label: PoetMan Records
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The Rest is Commentary
by: D.C. BLOOM

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Label: Table or Booth
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Yes Please
by: The Bills

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Label: Red House
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When the Lights Come On...
by: Dan Vaillancourt

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Future Pilot
by: We're About 9

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Wilderness Plots
by: Krista Detor

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Label: Rosehill Records
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Songs That Make Me Think About You
by: Bill Wence

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Label: Six One Five
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Vari-Colored Songs
by: Leyla McCalla

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Label: Dixiefrog
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Wait with Me
by: 100 Mile House

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Label: Chronograph
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Whispered Words
by: Folkapotamus

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Label: Self-Release
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Up Like the Clouds
by: Dubl Handi

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The Tiny Life
by: Honor Finnegan

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Label: Self
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The Rose of the San Joaquin
by: Tom Russell

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Label: Hightone Records
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Open Book
by: Marci Geller

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Label: Sonic Underground
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True North
by: True North

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Label: Self Release
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101
My Medicine
by: Eric Hansen

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Label: Half Moon Full Star Record
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102
Battleplan
by: Bella Hardy

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Label: Noe Records
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Songs 2003-2013
by: Ane Brun

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Label: Balloon Ranger Recordings
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Something in the Ether
by: Fish And Bird

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Label: Fiddle Head Records
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American Jukebox Fables
by: Ellis Paul

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Label: Philo  - Rounder Records
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