Thursday, January 1, 2015

Favorites of 2014

Here is my "official" list of my favorite recordings of 2014.
  1. Hurray For The Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes
  2. Sam Amidon: Lily-O
  3. Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
  4. Willie Watson: Folk Singer Vol. 1
  5. Luke Winslow-King: Everlasting Arms
  6. Anaïs Mitchell: Xoa
  7. Cahalen Morrison & Eli West: I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands
  8. Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca: Legends & Legacies
  9. Chris Smither: Still On The Levee
  10. Boulpik: Konpa Lakay
Small Town Heroes by Hurray For The Riff Raff, an Americana band from New Orleans led by Alynda Lee Segarra, remains my record of the year, and Segarra's song "The Body Electric" is still my song of the year.

There were very few changes in my list over the past month. A few records moved up or down, but nothing new was added.

Here's a playlist with songs from these albums and a few more favorites of 2014.