Torch & Twang 12/9/14

Alex Ruff

This week we’re pulling out our favorite folk albums of the year! From the likes of Nickel Creek, Lake Street Dive, and Shakey Graves, to Bob Dylan’s New Basement Tapes project. Take a break from your vigorous study, or splice us in to your playlist grooves!


Infamous Stringdusters- Summercamp

Pokey LaFarge- Central Time

Jason Isabell- Alabama Pines

Ivan & Alyosha- My Winding Wheel

Ivan & Alyosha- Fathers Be Kind


Lisa Leblanc- You Look Like Trouble

Sarah Jarosz- Fuel The Fire

Andrew Bird- Three White Horses

Grey Reverend- Everlasting

Pieta Brown- Before Gas And TV


Jonah Tolchin- Mockingbird

Blind Willie Johnson- Dark Was The Night

Son House- Death Letter Blues


Daniel Bachman- Pig Iron

Shovels & Rope- Devil Is all Around

John Hiatt- Wind Don’t Have To Hurry



Nick Drake- Three Hours

Nick Drake- Day Is Done


Joshua James- Cheyenne, WY

Drew Davis- Paralyzing

Shovels & Rope- Birmingham


Sturgill Simpson- Life Ain’t Fair And The World Is Mean

The Milk Carton Kids- The Ash & Clay

The Blind Boys of Alabama- Every Grain of Sand


Justin Vernon- Lump Sum (feat. Eau Claire Memorial Jazz)

Deer Tick- The Rock


Bob Dylan- Full Moon and Empty Arms

Walking Spanish- Born Getaways (Diamonds in Disguise)


Sean Rowe- Madman


St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Call Me


The New Basement Tapes- Diamond Ring

Bob Dylan and The Band- Lo and Behold!


Shakey Graves- Only Son


Lake Street Dive- You Go Down Smooth


Noah Gundersen- Ledges


Shovels & Rope- Evil


Trampled By Turtles- Winners

Hard Working Americans- The Mountain Song


Bob Dylan- Must Be Santa

Valerie June- Winter Wonderland

Blind Boys of Alabama- Christ Was Born on Christmas Morn


Emmylou Harris- The First Noel

Johnny Cash- The Gifts They Gave

The Band- Christmas Must Be Tonight


Sufjan Stevens- The Midnight Clear

Sufjan Stevens- Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One


Cold Satellite- Cavalcade

Langhorne Slim & The Law- Salvation

Dawn Landes & Bonnie “Prince” Billy- Dark Eyes


Sturgill Simpson- Turtles All the Way Down

Sturgill Simpson- Life of Sin

Rodney Crowell- Every Night


Mustard Courage- Behind the Bullet

Daniel Bachman- We Would Be Building