The Roots Music Report's
Top Contemporary Folk Album Chart
for the Year of 2017

1
Freedom Highway
by: Rhiannon Giddens

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Where the River Meets the Road
by: Tim O'Brien

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Label: Howdy Skies
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Down Hearted Blues
by: Eilen Jewell

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Label: Signature Sounds
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Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can
by: Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Everything
by: Darden Smith

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Label: Compass
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The Order of Time
by: Valerie June

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Label: Concord
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Silence in These Walls
by: Flatt Lonesome

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Label: Mountain Home Music
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Workin's Too Hard
by: Rayna Gellert

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Label: StorySound        
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T Sisters
by: T Sisters

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Label: Self-Release
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Poor David's Almanack
by: Dave Rawlings

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Label: Acony
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Letters Never Read
by: Dori Freeman

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Label: Free Dirt
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Same As I Ever Have Been
by: Matt Patershuk

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Label: Black Hen
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Before I Go
by: Ordinary Elephant

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Label: Berkalin
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A Stranger in This Time
by: Tim Grimm and the Family Band

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Label: Cavalier Recordings
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The Dustbowl Revival
by: The Dustbowl Revival

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Label: Signature Sounds
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Small Believer
by: Anna Tivel

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Label: Fluff & Gravy
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Spades and Roses
by: Caroline Spence

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Label: Self-Release
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You Don't Own Me Anymore
by: The Secret Sisters

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Label: New West
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Trolling for Dreams
by: John McCutcheon

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Label: Appalseed
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Turn Your Face to the Sun
by: I Draw Slow

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Label: Compass
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Fifteen
by: The Wailin' Jennys

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Label: Red House
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Natural Conclusion
by: Rose Cousins

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Label: Old Farm Pony       
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Uneven Ground
by: Lynne Hanson

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Label: Continental Song City
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While We're Here
by: Catie Curtis

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Label: Megenta
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My Piece of Land
by: Amanda Shires

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Label: Silver Knife           
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Ironbark
by: The Waifs

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Label: Compass
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Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers
by: Joe Jencks

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Label: Turtle Bear Music
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Life Between the Lines
by: Fireside Collective

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Label: Self-Release
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Further Down the Line
by: Scott Cook

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Mockingbird Soul
by: Brigitte DeMeyer

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Label: MRI
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31
Universal Favorite
by: Noam Pikelny

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Label: Rounder
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Solidarity
by: Bill & Joel Plaskett

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Label: Pheromone
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City Lights
by: Driftwood

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Label: Self-Release
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Cider
by: Gwyneth Moreland

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Label: Blue Rose Music
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Shake Me Now
by: Quiles & Cloud

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Label: Compass
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Up Ahead
by: Travis Linville

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Label: Self-Release
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Reach for the Stars
by: Elaine Mahon

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Label: Gatorbone
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Against All Tides
by: Harpeth Rising

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God Bless the Grass
by: The Malvinas

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Label: Soona Songs
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Hide nor Hair
by: Abigail Lapell

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Label: Coax
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Fall Away Blues
by: Red Tail Ring

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Label: Earthwork
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42
Jayme Stone's Folklife
by: Jayme Stone

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Label: Borealis
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The Road We Once Knew
by: The Eisenhauers

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Label: Black Hen Music
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44
Long List of Priors
by: Kenny White

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Label: MVP
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Honest Life
by: Courtney Marie Andrews

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Label: Mama Bird
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Wondrous Traveler
by: The Small Glories

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Label: Self-Release
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Capricorn in Retrograde... Just Kidding... Live in Portland
by: John Craigie

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Label: Self-Release
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Daybreak over Jackson Street
by: Steph Cameron

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Label: Pheromone
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Wow and Flutter
by: Amilia K Spicer

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Label: Free Range             
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50
Cost of the Cold
by: Joan Shelley

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Label: No Quarter
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51
Before the Bridge
by: Eddie Berman

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Label: Nettwerk
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52
Land of Broken Angels
by: Micah & Mark Atkinson

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Label: Self-Release
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They Are Going Away
by: Donovan Woods

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Label: Meant Well
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A Girl in Teen City
by: Oh Susanna

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Label: Stella
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Brighter in the Dark
by: Mouths of Babes

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Label: Wild Awake Music
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Lenore
by: Lenore

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57
Cider House Sessions (Live at Reverend Nat's)
by: Tony Furtado

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Label: You Say Furtado
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The Queen of Hearts
by: Offa Rex

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Label: Nonesuch
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Eyes Brand New
by: Zoe & Cloyd

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60
Singin'
by: Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

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Label: Vessel Recordings
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Blurred Harmony
by: The Parson Red Heads

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Label: Fluff and Gravy
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Electric Blue Dandelion
by: Raveis Kole

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Label: Self-Release
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We Win Some We Lose
by: The Once

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Out from the Harbor
by: Nikki Talley

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Label: Self Release
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Something More Than Free
by: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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Label: Southeastern
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Are You Listening?
by: Peter Mulvey

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Label: Righteous Babe
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Balancing Act
by: Judy Nazemetz

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Label: Smokey Lady Music
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The Bird & the Rifle
by: Lori McKenna

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Label: CN Records
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The Drifter and the Preacher
by: Barney Bentall

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Label: True North
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If It's Alright with You - the Songs of Gene MacLellan
by: Catherine MacLellan

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Label: True North
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Divining Rod
by: Wyatt Easterling

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Label: Phoenix Rising
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72
Magnolia
by: Megan Bonnell

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Silhouette of Sirens
by: Chastity Brown

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Label: Red House
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Pacific Northwest Bound
by: Mike McKenna Jr.

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75
Boomtown Ghosts
by: Pint & a Half

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

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Label: Amsqosh Records
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Thousand Springs
by: Korby Lenker

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Label: Soundly Music
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One Light Many Windows
by: Merlin Snider

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Label: Barking Dog
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79
Walk in the Dark
by: Rob Lutes

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Label: Lucky Bear
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80
You've Been Away So Long
by: Alice Howe

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81
Say My Name
by: Joy Zimmerman

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82
Hitchhiker
by: Neil Young

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Label: Silver Bow
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83
Back when We Were Cool
by: Adam Mitchell

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Label: Twin Vision
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84
By the Way, I Forgive You
by: Brandi Carlile

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Label: Elektra
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85
Tales from the Self-Help Section
by: Flagship Romance

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Label: Gatorbone
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86
Blink
by: Rebecca Loebe

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Label: Black Wolf
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87
Lovers and Leavers
by: Hayes Carll

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Label: Thirty Tigers
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Moonshine Freeze
by: This Is the Kit

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Label: Rough Trade
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So Far
by: David Myles

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Label: Little Tiny Records
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Itinerant Arias
by: Christopher Paul Stelling

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Label: Anti
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Carlo Acousticman 5
by: Carlo Grimelli

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Great Northern
by: Terry Klein

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93
Live
by: Underhill Rose

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Lucky Girl
by: Deb Talan

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Label: Nettwerk
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Frailing to Succeed
by: Daniel Koulack

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Label: Self-Release
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56/62
by: The Johans

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Label: Handclaps
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Joan Shelley
by: Joan Shelley

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Label: No Quarter
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Fading Mystery
by: Taarka

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Watershed
by: Amelia Curran

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Heavy Wood
by: Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra

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