My Favorite Albums of 2017

This is a longer list than usual. I listened to a ton of music this year — and saw a ton of shows. These were the albums I lived with most. It’s a little more alt country and a little more newgrassy than usual, but that’s what caught my ear this year.

Yes, there are several North Shore Point House Concert alums as well as a couple of artists I hope to book in 2018.

My favorite local albums were Super Doppler’s “Midnight Anthems” and Feral Conservatives’ “Better Lives.”

Rhiannon Giddens — Freedom Highway

John Moreland — Big Bad LUV

Paul Kelly — Life Is Fine

Don Bryant – Don’t Give Up on Love

Twisted Pine — Twisted Pine

 

Waxahatchee — Out in the Storm

 

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit — The Nashville Sound

 Chuck Prophet — Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins

Mipso — Coming Down the Mountain

Joan Shelley — Joan Shelley

Slaid Cleaves — Ghost on the Radio

Big Thief — Capacity

 

Turnpike Troubadours — A Long Way from Your Heart

Travis Meadows – First Cigarette

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings — Soul of a Woman

Aimee Mann — Mental Illness

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers – Sidelong

Nikki Lane — Highway Queen

The Dustbowl Revival — The Dustbowl Revival

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