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Folk Alley's Best of 2012 - Linda Fahey's Top Picks of the Year

December 21, 2012

Linda Fahey's 15 Folk Alley Faves of 2012

I'll admit a part of me absolutely dreads putting together my "best of" list every year. It's usually pretty easy to come up with 10 favorite albums of the year. But then I'll think of one more that I absolutely love that should be included, and then another, and another... this is pressure, people. So usually the way I end up narrowing down my final list is to ask myself, "What albums from this year will I be reaching for in another 5 years to take on one of those 9 hour road trips between NYS and Ohio? For 2012, it was impossible for me to keep it to 10....so I didn't. Here are 15 of my favorite albums of the year, and the ones I recommend to my friends (in alphabetical order):


Anais Mitchell - Young Man In America, "Dyin' Day"






Black Prairie - A Tear in the Eye Is a Wound in the Heart, "How Do You Ruin Me"






Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Our Lady of the Tall Trees "On God's Rocky Shore" (Live On KEXP)






Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden, "Country Girl"






Caroline Herring - Camilla, "Black Mountain Lullaby"






Gretchen Peters - Hello Cruel World, "Hello Cruel World"






Iris Dement - Sing the Delta, "Sing the Delta"






John Fullbright - From the Ground Up, "Gawd Above"






Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, "Sister Oh Sister" (Rosanne Cash)






Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac - Seinn, "If You Were Mine"






Rayna Gellert - Old Light: Songs of My Childhood & Other Gone Worlds, "The Stars"




Rose Cousins - We Have Made A Spark, "The Shell"






Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now, "NPR Tiny Desk"






The Lumineers - The Lumineers, "Ho Hey"






The Stray Birds - The Stray Birds, "Dream In Blue"





Posted by Linda Fahey at December 21, 2012 8:26 PM


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