Linda Fahey’s (Ten More) Favorites of 2021

It’s hard to find the time to put my ‘Best of’ list together each year, and this year most of my favorite artists, albums, and songs have been covered already in other Folk Alley host/staff lists, e.g. Allison Russell, Yasmin Williams, Watchhouse, Hayes Carll, Amy Helm, Billy Strings, etc… but here are ten more favorites who are worthy of your attention, that didn’t make any other Folk Alley lists.

To hear songs from this list, other Folk Alley staff/host lists, and our Folk Alley listener poll results, check out our FreshCuts side stream – the Best of 2021 edition.

Listen to Fresh Cuts HERE.


Joy Oladokun, in defense of my own happiness – feature track, “breathe again”

Available here


Rhiannon Giddens w/ Francesco Turrisi, They’re Calling Me Home – feature track, “Niwel Goes to Town”

Available here


Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Raise the Roof – feature track, “It Don’t Bother Me”

Available here


Annabelle Chvostek, String of Pearls – feature track, “Belleville Rendez-Vous”

Available here


Maria Muldaur w/ Tuba Skinny, Let’s Get Happy Together – feature track, “Let’s Get Happy Together”

Available here


Jeffrey Martin,“I Know What I Know” [single]

Available here


David Huckfelt, Room Enough, Time Enough – feature track, “Bury Me Not (The Dying Cowboy)”

Available here


Spell Songs, Spell Songs II, Let the Light In – feature track, “Bramble”

Available here


Shannon Lay, Geist – feature track, “Rare To Wake”

Available here


Margo Cilker, Pohorylle – feature track, “That River”

Available here


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