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The 20 Best Americana Albums of 2019

Our Best 20 Americana albums of 2019 are a multicultural, polysexual, cross-genre lineup of cool Americana music that, as with the best parts of the American promise, pays tribute to the musical wells from which they spring but also takes the artform wherever their rugged individualism and talent-rich hearts lead them.

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Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Jewell combines her thoughts on home (her own and the ones she's seen on her travels) into this sharply-observed set of songs.

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Eilen Jewell - "My Hometown" (audio) (Premiere)

The jazzy folk noir of "My Hometown" finds singer/songwriter Eilen Jewell paying tribute to her hometown of Boise, Idaho.

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Eilen Jewell: Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn

Lynn's straightforward songs and Jewell's sly singing style meet in the middle on this tribute.

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Eilen Jewell: Queen of the Minor Key

It’s a journey to the era of when mental asylums used to do electro-shock and lobotomies as a matter of course to those who did not conform.

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Eilen Jewell: Sea of Tears

Sea of Tears is certainly worth your time and -- in this era of "free" music -- money, but the breakthrough record is still in the offing for Eilen Jewell.

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Eilen Jewell: Letters from Sinners and Strangers

The best Americana album so far this year.

Lester Feder

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