Torch and Twang | Albums of the Year

Emma Albrecht

We’ll feature tracks from all of our favorite Americana records of the year for Torch Recommends.

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“My Silver Lining” – First Aid Kit
“Let Me Roll It” – Lake Street Dive
“Highway’s Holding Me Now” – Samantha Fish
“Steal Your Heart Away” – Watkins Family Hour
“Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me” – Ron Gallo
“Good With God” – Old 97’s featuring Brandi Carlile
“Joey” – Shovels & Rope with Nicole Atkins
“Anybody Else” – Phil Cook
“Silver Bells” – The Crane Wives
“Listen Up” – Nicole Atkins
“Jacqueline” – Sarah Jarosz
“The Gifts They Gave” – Johnny Cash
“Merry Christmas From The Family” – Robert Earle Keen
“Lay You Down” – Nikki Lane
“As The Crow Flies” – Hiss Golden Messenger

Torch Recommends: Favorite Albums of the Year
“Ain’t No Doubt About It” – Mavis Staples
“Mystery Man” – Susto
“Solitary Daughter” – Bedouine
“Ocean City (for may, jack & brother jon)” – Langhorne Slim
“The Navigator” – Hurray For The Riff Raff

“Have Quickly Your Heart Mends” – Courtney Marie Andrews
“New York, New York” – Ryan Adams
“Faith In Love” – The Lostines
“Held In High Regard” – Levi Parham
“Tennessee Bound” – Old Crowe Medicine Show
“Down In The Valley” – The Devil Makes Three
“The Truth Won’t Set Us Free” – Sara Watkins
“I Need Never Get Old” – Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
“Let Me Get By” – Tedeschi Trucks Band
“Hazel” – Andrew Combs
“Palmetto Rose” – Jason Isbell
“Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You” – Mason Jar Music & Friends featuring Ember Isles
“I’ll Be the One” – Paul Cauthen
“She’s Got You” – Rhiannon Giddens
“All Around You” – Sturgill Simpson
“I Won’t Be Long” – Sean Rowe
“Let’s Get Out Of Here While We Can” – JD McPherson
“Mirage Dreams” – Breanna Barbara
“Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” – Bob Dylan
“Livin’, Lovin’, Dyin'” – The Fever Haze
“Julep” – Punch Brothers
“No One Has The Answers” – Holly Macve
“Everybody’s Talking Bout The All-American” – JD McPherson
“About To Find Out” – Margo Price
“Soon After Midnight” – Bob Dylan
“If I Wanted Someone” –  Dawes
“Capable” – The Wild Reeds
“Just Like A Summer Cloud” – Kacy & Clayton
“Busted” – The Dustbowl Revivalists
“Doin’ Things Right” – Billy Strings
“Cry All Day” – Wilco
“A Willie Nice Christmas” – Kacey Musgraves
“Thick And Thin” – Banditos
“Thunderbolt’s Goodnight” – Josh Ritter
“I Love Living Here (Even When I Don’t)” – Nicole Atkins
“Lullaby” – Dori Freeman