Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Rare Bird Alert (Rounder)

The Greencards, The Brick Album (Darling Street)

The Decemberists, The King Is Dead (Capitol)

Elephant Revival, Break In The Clouds (Nettwerk)

Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (and other American stories) (Lost Highway)

The Black Lillies, 100 Miles of Wreckage (Attack Monkey)

Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, The Holy Coming of the Storm (Self)

Sarah Jarosz, Follow Me Down (Sugar Hill)

Finnders & Youngberg, FY5 (Neighborly)

Dawes, Nothing Is Wrong (ATO)


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