• Alex Davis’ Best Folk Albums of 2015

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    Alex Davis*, host of Atlantic Weekly II (Saturday, 10 am to 12 pm est) In no particular order with a short description (Artist/Album/Label) Paddy O’Brien/Bright and Early/NewFolk Brilliant understated traditional playing with Dathi Sproule accompanying. Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly/Rolling On/Self Release Rollicking yet unadorned tunes that reflect the Sliabh Lucra tradition and the experience […]

  • Sunset Road’s Best Folk Albums of 2015

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    Pete, host of Sunset Road (Friday, 4-6 pm est) Sunset Road best of 2015, in no particular order (Artist: Album, Label): Old Man Luedecke: Domestic Eccentric, True North Multiple Juno award-winning singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjoist Old Man Luedecke recorded this in the dead of winter in a cabin he built in Nova Scotia, with Tim O’Brien producing. […]

  • Craig Swingle’s Best World Albums of 2015

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    Craig Swingle, host of World Turning (Friday, 12-2 pm) In no particular order (artist/album/label) with short description Rebirth. Les Ambassadeurs Harmonia Mundi The latest from the Malian afropop icons of the ’70’s Amara Toure 1973-1980. Amara Toure. Analog Africa. Ten cleaned up cuts from an afrocuban icon. Renascence. Kandia Kouyate. Sterns. Kandia had two major […]

  • Steve Kindig’s Best World Albums of 2015

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    Steve Kindig, host of Radio Tropicale (Wednesday, 12-2 pm) In no particular order (Artist/Album/Label) with thoughts and top pick off each album Grupo Fantasma/Problemas/Blue Corn Music This Grammy-winning Austin-based 9-piece band delivers another horn-drenched blast of Latin funk. Top picks: “Descarga Pura Y Dura” and “Cayuco.” Amara Toure/Amara Toure 1973-1980/Analog Africa Yet another essential release […]

  • John Bates’ Best World Albums of 2015

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    John Bates, host of World Turning (Friday, 12-2 pm) In no particular order (artist/album/label) Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate – Toumani & Sidiki – Nonesuch Angelique Kidjo – Sings – 429 Records Anoushka Shankar – Home – Deutsche Grammophon Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal – Musique de Nuit – Six Degrees Sam Lee – The […]

  • David Soyka’s Best Folk Albums of 2015

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    David Soyka, host of Jumpin’ on the Best (Saturday, 4-6 pm) In no particular order (album/artist/label) A Most Lamentable Tragedy Titus Andronicus Merge   Stuff Like That There   Yo lo Tengo   Matador   Divers   Joanna Newsom   Drag City   Still   Richard Thompson   Fantasy   Sprinter   Torres   PTKF […]

  • Dave Roger’s Best Folk Albums of 2015

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    Dave Rogers, aka Professor Bebop (Friday, 11 pm to 1 am) Alphabetical Order (Artist/Album/Label) with thoughts Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane (New West) – Bluesy, stripped down and in the gully music mixing electric and acoustic elements, this is Steve Earle with one foot in the country and the other near the sidewalk […]

  • Rebecca’s Best Folk Albums of 2015

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    Rebecca, host of Eclectic Woman Show (Tuesday, 12-2 pm est) In no particular order (Artist/Album/Label) Rhiannon Giddens-“Tomorrow Is My Turn”, Nonesuch The Farwells-“The Farwells”, Tin Halo Music Kacey Musgraves-“Pageant Material”, Mercury Records Various-“Legends of Old-Time Music”, County Records The Wainwright Sisters “Songs in the Dark”, PIAS America Iris Dement “The Trackless Woods”, Flariella Records Audrey […]