The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

 
Album Title Band/Artist Name Label
1That's What I HeardRobert CrayNozzle
2Stand Up!Whitney ShayRuf
3Blue SkyThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together Music
4Drive onTas CruSubcat
5Two Rivers BackThe B. Christopher BandGuitar One
6Uncivil WarShemekia CopelandAlligator
7Front PorchThe Mary Jo Curry BandSelf-Release
8Here I ComeJose RamirezSelf-Release
9Come on inThorbjorn Risager & The Black TornadoRuf
10Tall, Dark, and HandsomeDelbert McClinton & Self-Made MenHot Shot
11Church House BluesCrystal ShawandaTrue North
12Cry outKat RigginsGulf Coast
13Two SidesKirsten ThienScreen Door
14Weed ‘Em & ReapMisty BluesSelf-Release
15Stronger Than StrongJohn NémethNola Blue
16Blues from the Inside outDave SpecterDelmark
17Rebel Moon BluesSass JordanStony Plain
18Memphis LoudVictor WainwrightRuf
19OklahomaKeb MoConcord
20The Gypsy Woman Told MeJohn Primer & Bob CorritoreVizztone
21Good As GoneCasey HensleyVizztone
22Daydreams in BlueAnthony GeraciShining Stone
23Lighter Side of the BluesVal Starr & The Blues RocketSandwich Factory
24The Devil May CareAvey Grouws BandSelf-Release
25Coming in HotCoco MontoyaAlligator
26Don't Give Up on the BluesGiles RobsonAmerican Showplace
27What They SayCW AyonSelf-Release
28Out of the BoxRen Rice & RB StoneMiddle Mountain
29You Ain't DoneThe Proven OnesGulf Coast
30The Bodhisattva BluesReverend FreakchildTreated And Released
31Gotta Have ItThe JimmysBrown Cow
32Ten Thousand WattsAltered Five Blues BandBlind Pig
33Hot Coffee and PainCrooked Eye TommyBlue Heart
34Look for the LightDiane BlueSelf-Release
35What My Eyes Have SeenJohn Blues BoydGulf Coast
36Up and RollingNorth Mississippi AllstarsNew West
37Ain't No Man a Good ManWily Bo Walker & Danny FlamMescal Canyon
38Lessons LearnedJim Gustin & Truth JonesSelf-Release
39ShineGhost Town Blues BandSelf-Release
40High Risk, Low RewardRyan PerryRuf
41Memphis LightTomislav GolubanSpona
42Blues with FriendsDionKeeping The Blues Alive
43Sonic DeparturesJW-JonesSolid Blues
44The TriangleLisa MillsBMG
45The Coldwater SessionsJ.D. TaylorVizzTone
46Wild and FreeAlbert CastigliaGulf Coast
47Godless LandThe Lucky LosersVizzTone
48Still Cookin'Phantom Blues BandVizzTone
49Small Blues and Grooves11 Guys QuartetVizzTone
50Mississippi SuitcasePeter ParcekSelf-Release
51MasterpieceAlbert CastigliaGulf Coast
52Real StreetTad RobinsonSevern
53Play the BluesDoug Duffey And BADDOut Of The Past
54We Don’t Own the BluesMiss BixSelf-Release
55Heavens to BetsyJeremiah JohnsonRuf
56LegacyA Band Called SamHighlander
57Your Baby Has LeftBacktrack Blues BandVizzTone
58Somebody Save MeSugaray RayfordForty Below
59Light of DayVince AgwadaRocketnoodle
60World's Gone CrazyCD WoodburySelf-Release
61Songs from the RoadBernard AllisonRuf
62Halfway Home by MorningMatt AndersenTrue North
63Kiss My SassAnnika ChambersVizzTone
64Beyond the Blue DoorRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
65Blues in a BucketThe Forrest McDonald BandWorld Talent
66Pay the PriceRay Fuller and the BluesrockersAzuretone
67Tennessee RedemptionTennessee RedemptionEndless Blues
68So Much TroubleDavid Rotundo BandDreams We Share
69Green Eyed BluesLaura GreenSelf-Release
70Bounce The Paul DesLauriers BandBros
71Grass Ain't Greener on the Other SidePeter Veteska & Blues TrainSelf-Release
72RedemptionJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
73Sitting on Top of the BluesBobby RushDeep Rush
74StillMalaya BlueBlue Heart
75The New World BluesAlastair GreeneWhiskey Bayou
76Down YonderVaneese ThomasSegue
77Pocket Full of Nothin'Big Dave McLeanBlack Hen
78Tennessee RunLloyd JonesVizzTone
79Go, Just Do It!Kenny "Blues Boss" WayneStony Plain
80Live!Teresa James & The Rhythm TrampsJesi-Lu
81Stone CrazyKevin BurtGulf Coast
82Nobody Told MeJohn MayallForty Below
83The King of Crazy TownBill BlueConch Town Music
84Mad LoveDawn Tyler WatsonSelf-Release
85Tales from the PsychedeltaKerry Kearney BandHighlander
8650th Anniversary: Live at the Toronto Jazz FestivalDownchildDiesel Management Productions
87Royal TeaJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
88Heart on the LineVanessa CollierPhenix Fire
89Chicken GreaseBiscuit MillerAmerican Showplace
90The TravelerKenny Wayne Shepherd BandConcord
91Lucky GuyNick MossAlligator
92ContemporaryRick Estrin & the NightcatsAlligator
93Unemployed Highly AnnoyedJeremiah JohnsonRuf
94Deck of CardsThe Wildcat O'Halloran BandSelf-Release
95Soul ServiceTony HolidayVizzTone
96Let Go of the ReinsJP SoarsWhiskey Bayou
97KingfishChristone "Kingfish" IngramAlligator
98Keep onSouthern AvenueConcord
99Mr. Little Big ManScreamin' John and TD LindDown In The Alley
100Mississippi BlendGhaliaRuf
101Hand Me Down BluesDurham County PoetsSelf-Release
102Why Should I Be Blue?Broke FuseSelf-Release
103Carryout or DeliveryBen LevinVizzTone
104Make It Right!Shawn PittmanContinental
105Tryin' to Get to YouThe NighthawksEller Soul
106Hell Bound for HeavenManx Marriner MainlineStony Plain
107Too Far from the Bar (feat. Little Charlie Baty)Sugar Ray & The BluetonesSevern
108Rise UpRonnie Earl & The BroadcastersStony Plain
109Strong PersuaderRobert CrayMercury
110Roads That CrossKatarina PejakRuf
111Tired of Talkin'Steve StrongmanSelf-Releae
112Flame Still BurnsShaun MurphyVision Wall
113Into the SoulJosh HydeSelf-Release
114Meet Me in the MiddleErin Harpe & the Delta SwingersVizzTone
115Miles of BluesProfessor Louie & The CrowmatixWoodstock
116Blues Bash!Duke RobillardStony Plain
117Simmer Me DownScott Weis BandSelf-Release
118Bringing the BluesGravel & GraceSelf-Release
119The BridgesSunnysidersDancing Bear
120That's How I RollDebra PowerSelf-Release
121Invisible PrisonPaul GillingsSelf-Release
122I'm All BurnCathy Grier and the TroublemakersSelf-Release
123Elmore's Blues Wayne Nicholson & John CampbelljohnGrindstone
124Ordinary MadnessWalter TroutProvogue
125My Blues PathwayKirk FletcherCleopatra
126Dog Eat DogBilly PriceGulf Coast
127Reason to TryShaun MurphyVision Wall
128Before MeBen LevinVizzTone
129Skyline DriveScott EllisonRed Parlor
130Victor Wainwright & the TrainVictor WainwrightRuf
131Bright Shining StarsDanielle MiragliaVizzTone
132Soul DoctorJimmy CarpenterGulf Coast
133I Miss Otis ClayJohnny RawlsThird Street Cigar
134My RootsKat PearsonSelf-Release
135Live at the ParamountRuthie FosterBlue Corn
136New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers - Volume 1New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersStony Plain
137Spirits in the WaterDione TaylorMatay
138I Dream of WaterKaty Hobgood RayOut Of The Past
139BlueswomanNora Jean WallaceSevern
140Michael LeeMichael LeeRuf
141Midnight StrollRobert CrayThe Island Def Jam
142Friends of TuesdayPaul Boddy & The SlideWinder Blues BandSelf-Release
143Up All NightAlbert CastigliaRuf
144My Claim to FameMick HayesMove the Needle
145Blues Comin' onJoe Louis WalkerCleopatra
146Hard Workin' ManAndrew AlliEller Soul
147Damn! I Spilled the BluesBrody Buster's One Man BandBooga Music
148Straight to You: Live at RockpalastKenny Wayne Shepherd BandProvogue
149CrossroadsRy CooderWarner Bros.
150Rain City BluesArsen ShomakhovSelf-Release
151Meet Me in MemphisKing Bee & The StingersHive Talking
152Welcome to the PartyBig PacificSelf-Release
153Pickled & AgedMisty BluesSelf-Release
154SleeperChickenbone SlimLow Fi Mob
155From the Vaults: Phoenix Blues SessionsKid Ramos & Bob CorritoreVizzTone
156City HallLevee TownSelf Release
157Walking to New OrleansGeorge BensonProvogue
158On a RollMark CameronCOP
159From the Vaults: Travelin' the Dirt RoadDave Riley & Bob CorritoreVizzTone
160Toolin Around Woodstock Featuring Levon HelmArlen RothAquinnah
161Country SupperRobert Connely FarrSelf-Release
162The Corona TapesMojoMamaSelf-Release
163A Time Like ThisThe McKee BrothersSelf-Release
164Ice Pickin'Albert CollinsAlligator
165Cruel ThingBad Luck Woman & Her MisfortunesSelf-Release
166Get Here QuickThe Texas HornsSevern
167Last HandAl BasileSweetspot
168Rise from the FlamesHeather NewmanVizzTone
169Blues of DesperationJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
170Steppin' outAJ Crawdaddy2459569
171Are You Ready? the Mississippi Sessions!Danny Brooks & Lil Miss DebiHIS House
172Prayer for PeaceNorth Mississippi AllstarsSongs of the South
173The LongshotBrandon SantiniAmerican Showplace
174Journeys to the Heart of the BluesJoe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles RobsonAlligator
175Venom & FaithLarkin PoeTricki-Woo
176Wander This WorldJonny LangA&M
1777 Minutes LateChris O'LearyAmerican Showplace
178John the RevelatorJohn Fusco & X-Road RidersCheckerboard Lounge
179Been Meaning to Tell YouIna ForsmanRuf
180Honest WomanThornetta DavisSelf-Release
181Bare Knuckles & BrawnBlue Moon MarqueeSelf-Release
182Crossing BordersEvelyn RubioSeaspeed Productions
183Living in the CityBig Harp GeorgeBlue Mountain
184Blue BassoCharlie Wooton ProjectWild Heart
185Charmed and DangerousAltered Five Blues BandBlind Pig
186Rise UpHarper and Midwest KindAccess
187Blues and the Power of PeaceSmoky GreenwellGreenwell
188A Month of SundaysJim Roberts & the ResonantsBo$$ PoGG
189The NOLA SessionsTom HambridgeSuperstar
190Voodoo BluesGrainne DuffySelf-Release
191Solo RideBruce Katz BandAmerican Showplace
192Steppin' In: a Tribute to Z.Z. HillGrady ChampionMalaco
193Mistaken IdentityJohnny NicholasValcour
194The High Cost of Low LivingNick MossAlligator
195Star of Stage & ScreensBob MargolinVizzTone
196No PaintJeff ChazJCP
197The ParadeGreg SoverGrounded Soul
198Chills & FeverSamantha FishRuf
199Raisin' CainChris CainAlligator
200HypnoBoogieThe Barrett Anderson BandWhitaker Blues
201Gracie Curran & Friends: Come UndoneGracie CurranVizzTone
202Speak No Evil - a Flurry of InstrumentalsTony DSelf-Release
203Memphis MoonlightDeb RyderVizzTone
204JP & EkatJP Williams Blues BandSelf-Release
205Miles to GoColin JamesStony Plain
206Love Lives onDana FuchsGet Along
207Click Click SparkTroy GonyeaSelf-Release
208All outFuel JunkieSelf-Release
209Diggin' inAustin JohnRock n’ Roll Ranch
210Blues for a KingShirley KingCleopatra Blues
211The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves YouThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together
212Feelin FreakyJohn NémethMemphis Grease
213I'm Not Fifty AnymoreBrian BlainSelf-Release
214You Tell MeGlen ClarkSelf-Release
215A Woman Rules the WorldWhitney ShayLittle Village
216We're All in This TogetherWalter TroutProvogue
217Due NorthThe Marcus King BandConcord
218HomeShady FrankSelf-Release
219EverblueJP Williams Blues BandGizzifter
220Shaken but Not DeterredPeter Veteska & Blues TrainSelf-Release
221Bad TattooMighty Mike SchermerVizztone
222Outskirts of LoveShemekia CopelandAlligator
223Three for the RoadJohn MayallForty Below
224Long Road Back to EdenLightnin' Rod & The ThunderboltsMemphis Blues
225Blue MetamorphosisJontavious WillisSelf-Release
226A New DayEG KightBlue South
227Puppet ShowAlly Venable BandConnor Ray Music
228VooDoo WomanCrystal ShawandaNew Sun
229OfferingsJoseph VelozSelf-Release
230Honey UpVanessa CollierPhenix Fire 
231Sweet ThingBonita & The Blues ShacksRhythm Bomb
232Enjoy the RideDeb RyderVizzTone
233Queen of My CastleDiana ReinGulf Coast
234Bulldozer BluesDowntown Blues BandSelf-Release
235Drop the HammerKenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith & The House BumpersBig Eye
236Jr.Boy & Kerrie's BluesAndrew "Jr Boy" Jones & Kerrie Lepai JonesGalexc
237Let the Demons outGhaliaRuf
238Wildroots Sessions, Vol. 1The WildRootsSelf-Release
239Back to the BluesScotty DennisBuddydog
240Ear WormsDuke RobillardStony Plain
241Holy WaterHeavyDrunk4142 Music
242Leopard Print DressDee Miller BandSelf-Release
243The WellKatie KnippHeart Songs
244Take It with YouKatie KnippSelf-Release
245None More BlueMisty BluesSelf-Release
246Faith in the BluesSam BarlowMontrose
247Right Place, Right TimeMonster Mike Welch & Mike LedbetterDelta Groove
248Unfinished BusinessVictoria GintyBlue Door
249Blues Caravan 2018Mike Zito, Vanja Sky, Bernard AllisonRuf
250BlinkRachelle CobaAmerican Showplace
251SixBrad StiversVizzTone
252Out of the BluesBoz ScaggsConcord
253TruthGuy KingDelmark
254City SoulRuss GreenCleopatra
255Feel These BluesSlam AllenAmerican Showplace Music
256Bob Corritore & Friends: Do the Hip-Shake Baby!Bob CorritoreVizztone
257Damage ControlCurtis SalgadoAlligator
258InfluencesPeggie PerkinsSelf-Release
259SurrenderClarence SpadyNola Blue
260MagnetizedThe Gypsy MagnetsBig Audio Ghost
261WickedShemekia CopelandAlligator
262Stompin' GroundTommy CastroAlligator
263Here to Make You Feel GoodArthur AdamsCleopatra
264FirebreatherSkylar RogersBlue Heart
265Let It FlyKate LushSelf-Release
266Way Down the Alley (Live at Blind Willie's)Eddie 9VHubbub! Music
 

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