TJ’s 2015 Best of Americana

TJ-Top10 With the promise of a new year, 2016 will inevitably bring the soundtrack of our days and nights, helping celebrate the highs and morning the lows through music. TJ takes a quick look back at the top albums that helped shape last year’s landscape through the eyes of our writers. Did any of these make it into your life?


Brian Rock’s “Top 10”

Let The Good Times Roll
J D McPherson
Undiluted essence of Rock and Roll”

Glory Bound
The Grahams
Train ride through the Americana landscape”

Things That Can’t Be Undone
Corb Lund
Brilliant Americana from the Great White North”

The Ruffian’s Misfortune
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Heartfelt Blues direct from the Crossroads”

The Light
Uncle Lucius
Uplifting and infectious alt-country”

Biscuits & Gravity
Scott Hrabko
Brilliant lyrics with a bluesy backbeat”

The Whiskey Charmers
Whiskey Charmers
Sultry, Country-Noir”

Complicated Game
James McMurtry
Americana novels in song”

Pageant Material
Kacey Musgraves
Hope for the future of Country music”

Drew Holcomb
Balladeer with anthemic moments”

The Mavericks
Americana with a side of salsa”

American Aquarium
Real and raw as a battle scar”


Kim Grant’s “Top 10”

Second Hand Heart
Dwight Yoakam

All These Dreams
Andrew Combs

South Broadway Athletic Club
Bottle Rockets

Call Me Insane
Dale Watson

If I’ve Only One Time Askin’
Daniel Romano

Okra Candy
Shiny Ribs

Another One
Mac Demarco

Jukehouse Revival
The Statesboro Revue

Mike and the Moonpies

Lost Time
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin


Jake Tully’s “Top 10”

I love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty

Star Wars

Something More Than Free
Jason Isbell

Another One
Mac DeMarco

Don’t Lose This
Pops Staples

Phosphorescent Blues
Punch Brothers

Long Gone Song

Bootlegs Vol. 12
Bob Dylan

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Django & Jimmie
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard


Mark Lennon’s “Top 10”

Coming Home
Leon Bridges

Sam Outlaw

Django & Jimmie
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

Fear and Saturday Night
Ryan Bingham

Absent Fathers
Justin Towns Earle

Long Gone Song

Call Me Insane
Dale Watson

Steep Canyon Rangers

Mike and the Moonpies

Hope You’re Happy Now
Grant Langston


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