The Roots Music Report's
Top Traditional Folk Album Chart
for the Year of 2020

1
Rough and Rowdy Ways
by: Bob Dylan

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Label: Columbia
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Bet on Love
by: Pharis & Jason Romero

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Label: Lula
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Just Like Leaving
by: Bella White

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Label: Self-Release
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Rearrange My Heart
by: Che Apalache

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Label: Free Dirt
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Up Against the Sky
by: Dave Gunning

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Label: Wee House of Music
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Harmony Ascension Division
by: Pete Bernhard

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Label: Kahn
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13 or So
by: Nick Hornbuckle

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Label: Ruby's Slipper
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Long Violent History
by: Tyler Childers

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Label: Hickman Holler
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Monroe Bus
by: Andy Statman

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Label: Shefa
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Songs of Earth and Sky
by: Art and Paul

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Label: Columbia/Sony
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The Maes
by: The Maes

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Label: Self-Release
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Hangin Drinkin and Stuff
by: Art and Paul

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Carter Stanley's Eyes
by: Peter Rowan

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Label: Rebel
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In Sink
by: Dirty Dishes

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Label: Self-Release
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Let's Get Friendship Right
by: Skydiggers

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Label: Self-Release
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Long Day in the Milky Way
by: Kris Delmhorst

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Label: Self-Release
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Coffee & Cake
by: Mark Stoffel

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Label: Mountain Home
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18
Treat a Stranger Right
by: Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink

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Label: Bake Tone
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19
Woven Waters
by: Tellico

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Label: Organic
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A Pillow in the Sky
by: Peter Lawlor

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Label: Self-Release
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Thanksgiving
by: Rachel Baiman

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Label: Free Dirt
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22
The Great Irish Songbook
by: Dervish

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Label: Rounder
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23
Commonplaces
by: Partington & Sweeney

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Label: Trespass Music
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24
Carrying on
by: Kacy & Clayton

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Label: New West
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25
The Adventures of Son of Town Hall
by: Son of Town Hall

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26
Leylines
by: Rising Appalachia

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Label: Self-Release
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27
Words of Love
by: Allison Lupton

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As I Go Ramblin' Around
by: Nicholas Edward Williams

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Label: EarthTone
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29
Penny's Farm
by: Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur

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Label: Kingswood
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True in Time
by: John Gorka

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Label: Red House
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31
Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton
by: Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton

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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
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Live in Galway
by: We Banjo 3

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Label: Self-Release
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33
The Bull Moose Party
by: Jackson Grimm

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Label: Vault
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34
String Theory
by: We Banjo 3

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Label: Self-Release
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35
Sweet Old Religion
by: Pharis & Jason Romero

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Label: Lula
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36
The Waymores
by: The Waymores

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Label: Self Released
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37
Black Wings
by: Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers

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Label: Boopie Studios
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38
A Fireproof House of Sunshine
by: Hackensaw Boys

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Label: Free Dirt
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39
Sundown over Ghost Town
by: Eilen Jewell

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Label: Signature Sound
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40
Roll Up the Rug
by: The Roe Family Singers

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Label: Bonfire
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41
The Hammer & the Heart
by: Susan Cattaneo

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Label: Jersey Girl
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42
My Spirit Sister
by: Joshua James

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Label: MTN Recordings
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43
The Way Down Wanderers
by: The Way Down Wanderers

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Label: Self-Release
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44
The Navigator
by: Hurray for the Riff Raff

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Label: ATO
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45
Blood Test
by: Kris Delmhorst

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Label: Signature Sounds
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Shame
by: Rachel Baiman

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Label: Free Dirt
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47
The Early Mays
by: The Early Mays

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Label: Self Release
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48
The Willow Collection
by: Cassie and Maggie

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49
Black Cowboys
by: Dom Flemons

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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
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50
Every Song's a Story
by: Fraser Bruce

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Label: Greentrax
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51
Let Them Know I'm from Virginia
by: Big Country Bluegrass

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Label: Rebel
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52
Utah
by: Jamestown Revival

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Label: Wild Bunch Records
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53
American Kid
by: Patty Griffin

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Label: New West
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54
Nanna
by: Xavier Rudd

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Label: Nettwerk
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55
Baladista
by: Joel Rafael

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Label: Inside Recordings
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56
Two
by: Gunning & Cormier

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57
Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs
by: Barbara Dane

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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
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58
Time is Everything (feat. Riley Calcagno)
by: Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

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Label: Free Dirt
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59
Haven
by: We Banjo 3

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Label: Self-Release
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Put All Your Troubles Away
by: The Foreign Landers

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Label: Shelton
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