2013 was an amazing year with quite a great amount of very favorable listenable music - quite an amazing fact is that most of the "boys" couldn't hold up with the "girls" - so my year end list - 13 for 2013 is mostly female dominated. Check all the video links out, go buy these artist's product and enjoy a great variety of Americana, Folk, Country, Roots Music that made my last year in a musical sense very enjoyable. All the artists below are listed alphabetically as I spent almost as equal time to listen to all them.
Amanda Pearcy - Royal Street - "Better On My Own"
Ashley Monroe - Like A Rose - "Like A Rose"
Brandy Clark - 12 Stories - "What'll Keep Me Out Of Heaven"
Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay - Before The World Was Made - "Let's Go To Lubbock On Vacation"
Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis - Cheater's Game - "Long Way Home"
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Old Yellow Moon - "Hanging Up My Heart"
Holly Williams - The Highway - "Drinkin'"
Kacey Musgrave - "Same Trailer Different Park" - "Merry Go 'Round"
Lindi Ortega - Tin Star - "Tin Star"
The Mavericks - In Time - Back In Your Arms Again
Norah Jones & Billie Joe Armstrong - Foreverly - "Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine"
Patty Griffin (w/Robert Plant) - The American Kid - "Ohio"
Sturgill Simpson - High Top Mountain - "You Can Have The Crown" / "Some Days"
Other honorable mentions this year include - Wink Keziah, Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark, Guy Clark, Dayna Kurtz, Jaida Dreyer, Dale Watson, Neko Case, Son Volt, Milk Carton Kids, Shiny Ribs and Jason Isbell plus a ton of amazing live shows I've seen in 2013. Please go out and see live music as often as you can.
If you may want to be featured on this list next year, please let me listen and review your releases - you find all my contact information right here: www.facebook.com/amucommunications.
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