Best of 2023 Folk & World Releases

As they have for the last several years, a few of the WTJU Folk & World announcers look back at some of their favorite 2023 releases.

Click on the respective names below for the lists, and see videos from a few of the acts which made their way to multiple lists.

Alex Davis
Annette Kastner
David Soyka
Emily Gary
John Bates
Michael Pillow
Peter Jones
Steve Kindig (Folk)
Steve Kindig (World)

Some of the albums which came up on numerous Best of lists

Mighty Poplar/Mighty Poplar/Free Dirt

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway/City of Gold /Nonesuch

Natalie Haas & Brittany Haas/HAAS/Padiddle

George Jackson/George Jackson’s Local Trio/Adhyâropa

Michael Cleveland/Lovin’ of the Game/Compass

Iris Dement/Working on A World/Songs of Iris

Ethan Setiawan/Gambit/Adhyâropa

Joe K. Walsh/If Not Now, Who?/Adhyâropa

Sissoko, Parisien, Peirani, Segal/Les Egares/No Format

Viv & Riley/Imaginary People/Free Dirt

Larry & Joe/Nuevo South Train/ Sidehustle

Alison Brown/On Banjo/Compass

Natalie Merchant/Keep Your Courage/Nonesuch

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