Best Americana of 2014

It's been an interesting year for Americana music and it's many related genres: new folk, revival, blues, country, etc. Particularly, if you take a less than purist view, as this amateur music critic does, it's been a year of fresh new faces and bold new mixtures of sound. My aunt Cindy, who plays harmonica and once took me to a Patsy Cline themed country karaoke bar and steak house, shares my love of Americana music. So, this playlist is dedicated to her.

With that sentiment in mind, I'm proud to present, in no particular order, THE 18 BEST AMERICANA SONGS OF 2014, in this humble radio jockey's opinion.

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The 18 Best Americana/Folk/Blues/Country Songs of 2014
California (Cast Iron Soul) - Jamestown Revival
Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves feat. Esme Patterson
Kansas City - The New Basement Tapes
Half Crazy - The Barr Brothers
Turtles All the Way Down - Sturgill Simpson
Katie Queen of Tennessee - The Apache Replay
21st of May - Nickle Creek
Hold On - The Gospel Whiskey Runners
Swimmin' Time - Shovels & Rope
Don't Make Me Over - Julia Holter
Bored in the USA - Father John Misty
St. Roch Blues - Hurray For The Riff Raff
Sweet Amarillo - Old Crow Medicine Show
Truck Stop Gospel - Parker Millsap
Mahogany Dread - Hiss Golden Messenger
Work Song - Hozier
Crown The Pines - S. Carey
The River - Son Little