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
145Left My Soul in MemphisEddie 9VHubbub!
146Blues Comin' onJoe Louis WalkerCleopatra
147Hard Workin' ManAndrew AlliEller Soul
148Damn! I Spilled the BluesBrody Buster's One Man BandBooga Music
149Straight to You: Live at RockpalastKenny Wayne Shepherd BandProvogue
150CrossroadsRy CooderWarner Bros.
151Rain City BluesArsen ShomakhovSelf-Release
152Meet Me in MemphisKing Bee & The StingersHive Talking
153Welcome to the PartyBig PacificSelf-Release
154Pickled & AgedMisty BluesSelf-Release
155SleeperChickenbone SlimLow Fi Mob
156From the Vaults: Phoenix Blues SessionsKid Ramos & Bob CorritoreVizzTone
157City HallLevee TownSelf Release
158Walking to New OrleansGeorge BensonProvogue
159On a RollMark CameronCOP
160From the Vaults: Travelin' the Dirt RoadDave Riley & Bob CorritoreVizzTone
161Toolin Around Woodstock Featuring Levon HelmArlen RothAquinnah
162Country SupperRobert Connely FarrSelf-Release
163The Corona TapesMojoMamaSelf-Release
164A Time Like ThisThe McKee BrothersSelf-Release
165Ice Pickin'Albert CollinsAlligator
166Cruel ThingBad Luck Woman & Her MisfortunesSelf-Release
167Get Here QuickThe Texas HornsSevern
168Last HandAl BasileSweetspot
169Rise from the FlamesHeather NewmanVizzTone
170Blues of DesperationJoe BonamassaJ&R Adventures
171Steppin' outAJ CrawdaddyRecords DK
172Are You Ready? the Mississippi Sessions!Danny Brooks & Lil Miss DebiHIS House
173Prayer for PeaceNorth Mississippi AllstarsSongs of the South
174The LongshotBrandon SantiniAmerican Showplace
175Journeys to the Heart of the BluesJoe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz & Giles RobsonAlligator
176Venom & FaithLarkin PoeTricki-Woo
177Wander This WorldJonny LangA&M
1787 Minutes LateChris O'LearyAmerican Showplace
179John the RevelatorJohn Fusco & X-Road RidersCheckerboard Lounge
180Been Meaning to Tell YouIna ForsmanRuf
181Honest WomanThornetta DavisSelf-Release
182Bare Knuckles & BrawnBlue Moon MarqueeSelf-Release
183Crossing BordersEvelyn RubioSeaspeed Productions
184Living in the CityBig Harp GeorgeBlue Mountain
185Blue BassoCharlie Wooton ProjectWild Heart
186Charmed and DangerousAltered Five Blues BandBlind Pig
187Rise UpHarper and Midwest KindAccess
188Blues and the Power of PeaceSmoky GreenwellGreenwell
189A Month of SundaysJim Roberts & the ResonantsBo$$ PoGG
190The NOLA SessionsTom HambridgeSuperstar
191Voodoo BluesGrainne DuffySelf-Release
192Solo RideBruce Katz BandAmerican Showplace
193Steppin' In: a Tribute to Z.Z. HillGrady ChampionMalaco
194Mistaken IdentityJohnny NicholasValcour
195The High Cost of Low LivingNick MossAlligator
196Star of Stage & ScreensBob MargolinVizzTone
197No PaintJeff ChazJCP
198The ParadeGreg SoverGrounded Soul
199Chills & FeverSamantha FishRuf
200HypnoBoogieThe Barrett Anderson BandWhitaker Blues
201Gracie Curran & Friends: Come UndoneGracie CurranVizzTone
202Speak No Evil - a Flurry of InstrumentalsTony DSelf-Release
203JP & EkatJP Williams Blues BandSelf-Release
204Miles to GoColin JamesStony Plain
205Love Lives onDana FuchsGet Along
206Click Click SparkTroy GonyeaSelf-Release
207All outFuel JunkieSelf-Release
208Diggin' inAustin JohnRock n’ Roll Ranch
209Blues for a KingShirley KingCleopatra Blues
210The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves YouThe Reverend Shawn AmosPut Together
211Feelin FreakyJohn NémethMemphis Grease
212I'm Not Fifty AnymoreBrian BlainSelf-Release
213You Tell MeGlen ClarkSelf-Release
214A Woman Rules the WorldWhitney ShayLittle Village
215We're All in This TogetherWalter TroutProvogue
216Due NorthThe Marcus King BandConcord
217HomeShady FrankSelf-Release
218EverblueJP Williams Blues BandGizzifter
219Shaken but Not DeterredPeter Veteska & Blues TrainSelf-Release
220Bad TattooMighty Mike SchermerVizztone
221Outskirts of LoveShemekia CopelandAlligator
222Three for the RoadJohn MayallForty Below
223Long Road Back to EdenLightnin' Rod & The ThunderboltsMemphis Blues
224Blue MetamorphosisJontavious WillisSelf-Release
225A New DayEG KightBlue South
226Puppet ShowAlly Venable BandConnor Ray Music
227VooDoo WomanCrystal ShawandaNew Sun
228OfferingsJoseph VelozSelf-Release
229Honey UpVanessa CollierPhenix Fire 
230Sweet ThingBonita & The Blues ShacksRhythm Bomb
231Enjoy the RideDeb RyderVizzTone
232Queen of My CastleDiana ReinGulf Coast
233Bulldozer BluesDowntown Blues BandSelf-Release
234Drop the HammerKenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith & The House BumpersBig Eye
235Jr.Boy & Kerrie's BluesAndrew "Jr Boy" Jones & Kerrie Lepai JonesGalexc
236Let the Demons outGhaliaRuf
237Wildroots Sessions, Vol. 1The WildRootsSelf-Release
238Back to the BluesScotty DennisBuddydog
239Ear WormsDuke RobillardStony Plain
240Holy WaterHeavyDrunk4142 Music
241Leopard Print DressDee Miller BandSelf-Release
242Take It with YouKatie KnippSelf-Release
243None More BlueMisty BluesSelf-Release
244Faith in the BluesSam BarlowMontrose
245Right Place, Right TimeMonster Mike Welch & Mike LedbetterDelta Groove
246Unfinished BusinessVictoria GintyBlue Door
247Blues Caravan 2018Mike Zito, Vanja Sky, Bernard AllisonRuf
248BlinkRachelle CobaAmerican Showplace
249Out of the BluesBoz ScaggsConcord
250TruthGuy KingDelmark
251City SoulRuss GreenCleopatra
252Feel These BluesSlam AllenAmerican Showplace Music
253Damage ControlCurtis SalgadoAlligator
254InfluencesPeggie PerkinsSelf-Release
255MagnetizedThe Gypsy MagnetsBig Audio Ghost
256WickedShemekia CopelandAlligator
257Stompin' GroundTommy CastroAlligator
258Here to Make You Feel GoodArthur AdamsCleopatra
259FirebreatherSkylar RogersSelf-Release
260Let It FlyKate LushSelf-Release
261Take It SlowGreg KavanaghSelf-Release
262Texas Queens 5Bloodest SaxophoneVizztone
263Look What the Cat Dragged inAndy B. And SoulFolkIndie On Air
264If I Die TomorrowTokyo TrampsVagabond
 

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