This was a very difficult year to make a selection of so-called “favorites.” I had to narrow this list down several times, and it wasn’t easy! This list is presented in alphabetical order by artist.
I had many other albums that I liked and played on the air, but these were the ones that tickled my fancy the most. I came to these conclusions after much thought and wrangling with myself...and maybe even some chocolate.
1. Anna and Elizabeth: Anna and Elizabeth (Free Dirt)
Every year, WAMC receives hundreds of CDs of new music for consideration for airplay for The Hudson River Sampler. These may arrive via the mail, or sometimes I pick them up directly from the artists at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance meeting in Kerhonksen, New York, in November, or at the Folk Alliance International meeting in Kansas City in February.