Best of 2019

Best Folk Music 2019 Best Americana Music 2019

2019 was loaded with outstanding folk, roots, and Americana music! Check out Folk Alley's host and staff picks, plus Listener Poll results for favorite music of the year!

  • Best of 2019: Cindy Howes' Folk Alley Top 10

    • December 18, 2019
    • Cindy Howes

    Cindy Howes started her podcast, Basic Folk, in late 2018, and this year was a year of getting well acquainted with folk music of all kinds. See who made Cindy's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2019!

  • Best of 2019: Elena See's Favorite Folk and Americana Albums of the Year

    • December 12, 2019
    • Elena See

    I don’t know if Charles Dickens said it first, but I’ll argue that he said it best: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” 2019 brought all the feels, didn’t it? And 2019 brought all the music to go along with the feels, too. Here, and in no particular order, is my list of some of the musical standouts of the year.

  • Folk Alley Listener Poll Results - Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2019

    • December 12, 2019
    • Folk Alley staff

    After weeks of Folk Alley listeners weighing in and voting for their favorite music of 2019, plus spirited "get-out-the-vote efforts," the results are in! We present you with the Top 10 Favorite Folk, Roots, and Americana Albums of the year, as voted on by the Folk Alley audience!