Best of 2019: WNCW Staff Picks

Dec 27, 2019

Joe Kendrick:

1. Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

2. Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning

3. Joseph Huber - Moondog

4. Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surrender

5. J.S. Ondara - Tales of America

6. Madison Cunningham - Who Are You Now

7. The Deer - Do No Harm

8. Alexa Rose - Medicine For Living

9. Caleb Elliot - Forever To Fade

10. Nick Waterhouse - Nick Waterhouse

 

Martin Anderson:

1. Hayes Carll - What It Is

2. Our Native Daughters - Songs of Our Native Daughters

3. North Mississippi Allstars - Up and Rolling

4. Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning

5. Yola - Walk Through The Fire

6. Michael Cleveland - Tall Fiddler

7. Alexa Rose - Medicine For Living

8. Madison Cunningham - Who Are You Now

9. Jade Jackson - Wilderness

10. Claypool Lennon Delirium - South Of Reality

 

Roland Dierauf:

1. Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning

2. Anders Osborne- Buddha and The Blues

3. Esther Rose - You Made It This Far

4. Lee Scratch Perry - Rootz Reggae Dub

5. Ian Noe - Between The Country

6. Jake Xerxes Fussell - Out Of Sight

7. Steep Canyon Rangers- North Carolina Songbook

8. Graham Reynolds - Marfa: A Country & Western Big Band Suite

9. Dream Shanti - Music In Our Dreams

10. Billy Strings - Home

 

Joe Greene:

1. Che Appalache- Rearrange My Heart

2. Queen Bee & The Honeylovers - Asheville

3. Mile Twelve - City On A Hill

4. Dylan LeBlanc - Renegade

5. Darin & Brooke Aldridge - Inner Journey

6. Charley Crockett - L'il GL's Blue Bonanza

7. Fat Babies - Uptown

8. Infamous Stringdusters - Rise Sun

9. Carolina Blue - I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me

10. Po' Rambling Boys - Toil, Tears, and Trouble

 

Jasmin Melton:

1. Ian Noe - Between The Country

2. Sturgill Simpson - Sound And Fury

3. J.S. Ondara - Tales Of America

4. Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years To Burn

5. GA-20 - Lonely Soul

6. Michael Cleveland - Tall Fiddler

7. Yola - Walk Through Fire

8. Molsky's Mountain Drifters - Closing The Gap

9. Locust Honey - The Low & Low

10. Lonesome Ace Stringband - Modern Oldtime Sounds for the Bluegrass and Folksong Jamboree

 

Brad Watson:

1. Ian Noe - Between The Country

2. Joseph Huber - Moondog

3. Lasers Lasers Birmingham - Warning

4. The Rye - Here's To Feeling Good All the Time

5. Tyler Childers - Country Squire

6. Justin Townes Earle - The Saint of Lost Causes

7. Charley Crockett - The Valley

8. Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun

9. Ottoman Turks - Ottoman Turks

10. Various Artists - Too Late To Pray: Defiant Chicago Roots

 

Ross O'Neal:

1. Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet

2. Mandolin Orange - Tides Of a Teardrop

3. Fruit Bats - Gold Past Life

4. Vetiver - Up On High

5. Ian Noe - Between The Country

6. Allah Las - LAHS

7. Samantha Fish - Kill Or Be Kind

8. Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years To Burn

9. Madison Cunningham - Who Are You Now

10. Eilen Jewell - Gypsy

 

Haley Walker:

1. Tyler Ramsey- For the Morning

2. Wilder Woods - Wilder Woods 

3. Sugaray Rayford- Somebody Save Me 

4. Norah Jones- Begin Again

5. Molly Tuttle- When You’re Ready

6. Susto- Ever Since I Lost My Mind 

7. Josh Ritter- Fever Breaks 

8. Cat Empire- Stolen Diamonds 

9. Davina & the Vagabonds- Sugar Drops

10. Drivin' and Cryin' - Live The Love Beautiful

 

Scotty Robertson: 

1. Adrian Quesada - Look At My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul

2. Charlie Wooten Project - Blue Basso

3. The Deer - Do No Harm

4. Dylan LeBlanc - Renegade

5. Hayes Carll - What It Is

6. Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms Of Surrender

7. J.S. Ondara - Tales Of America

8. Robbie Roberston - Sinematic

9. Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning

10. Yola - Walk Through Fire

 

Spencer Jones:

1. Charley Crockett - L'il GL's Blue Bonanza

2. Our Native Daughters - Songs Of Our Native Daughters

3. Rodrigo y Gabriella - Mettavolution

4. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Fishing For Fishies

5. Lukas Nelson - Turn Off The News (And Build A Garden)

6. Lula Wiles - What Will We Do

7. Hayes Carll - What It Is

8. Luther Dickinson & the Sisters of the Strawberry Moon - Solstice

9. Michael Cleveland - Tall Fiddler

10. Hot Club of Asheville - Django Session

 

Rob Daves:

1. Flesh Eaters - I Used To Be Pretty

2. Mercury Rev - Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited

3. Starcrawler - Devour You

4. Orville Peck - Pony

5. Combo Chimbita - Ahomale

6. Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken

7. Juana Molina - Forfun 

8. Sumo Princess - When An Electric Storm

9. Kenosha Kid - Missing Pieces

10. Black Mountain - Destroyer