Folk Alley’s Favorite Albums of 2024 (So Far)

It’s six months into 2024 and the perfect time to look back on ALL the great music that has come our way in the first half of the year.

We’ve compiled our 10 Favorite Albums of 2024 (so far) plus individual favorites lists from Folk Alley hosts and staff too; make sure to check out the FULL post below since our individual favorites are included below our top ten list. And yes, of course: the individual staff picks are as eclectic as the music mix you hear (and love) on Folk Alley every day!

Dig in, enjoy, and support these wonderful artists!

Read more about Folk Alley’s Favorite Songs of 2024 (so far).

For more of our Favorites of 2024 (so far,) listen to the Fresh Cuts stream here on the site, via the Folk Alley app, or ask Alexa! Say, “Alexa, ask Folk Alley to play Fresh Cuts.” (More info about other smart speakers HERE.)

Anna Tivel – Living Thing

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore – TexiCali

Dawn Landes – The Liberated Woman’s Songbook

Kaia Kater – Strange Medicine

Kyshona – Legacy

Leyla McCalla – Sun Without the Heat

Oliver Wood – Fat Cat Silhouette

Sierra Ferrell – Trail of Flowers

Various Artists/Compilation – My Black Country: The Songs of Alice Randall

Waxahatchee – Tigers Blood

more Brad Kolodner Favorites (so far)

Louise Bichan – The Lost Summer (Adhyaropa Records)
Paper Wings – Listen to the World Spin (Paper Wings)
Rachel Sumner – Heartless Things (Bridge & Key)
Willi Carlisle – Critterland  (Signature Sounds)
Yann Falquet – Les Secrets du Ciel  (Yann Falquet)

more Cindy Howes Favorites (so far)

Aoife O’Donovan – All My Friends (Yep Roc)
Beyonce – Renaissance Act II (Columbia/Sony)
Flo Perlin – Clay (Flo Perlin)
Humbird – Right On (Nettwerk)
John Moreland – Visitor (Old Omens)
Lizzie No – Halfsies (Miss Freedomland)
Niamh Regan – Come As You Are (Faction Records)

more Elena See Favorites (so far)

Adeem the Artist – Anniversary (Four Quarters Records)
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – All This Time (Royal Potato Family)
Louise Bichan – Lost Summer (Adhyaropa Records)
Sam Lee – songdreaming (Sam Lee/Cooking Vinyl)
The Secret Sisters – Mind, Man, Medicine (New West Records)
The Steel Wheels – Sideways (Big Ring Records)

more Henry Carrigan Favorites (so far)

Aoife O’Donovan – All My Friends (Yep Roc)
Becky Buller – Jubilee (Dark Shadows)
Bronwyn Keith-Hynes – I Built a World (Bronwyn Keith-Hynes)
Kacey Musgraves – Deeper Well (UMG)
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams – All This Time (Royal Potato Family)
Maya de Vitry – The Only Moment (Mad Maker Studio)
Tony Trischka – Earl Jam (Down the Road)
Laurie Lewis – Trees (Spruce and Maple Music)

more Linda Fahey Favorites (so far)

Altan – Donegal (Compass)
Bonny Light Horseman – Keep Me On Your Mind/See You Free (Jagjaguwar)
Iron & Wine – Light Verse (SubPop)
Sarah Jarosz – Polaroid Lovers (Rounder)
Taj Mahal – Swingin’ – Live at the Church in Tulsa (Lightning Rod Records)
Various Artists/Compilation – Live on Mountain Stage: Outlaws and Outliers (Oh Boy)


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