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This page lists the top artists of the year based on progressive amounts of airplay/exposure, plus social media standing  Below that is a list of the top artists of the year, top albums of the year, and others.

OVERALL LIST:

95 Elephant
94 Aliens 
93 Dan Rose
92 Joselyn & Don
91 Frank Martin Gilligan
90 Marianne Kesler
89 Michelle Hannan & One Blue Night
88 Eric Harrison
87 Shari Puorto
86 Alex Lopez
85 The Cush
84 Jamila & The Other Heroes
83 Clay Melton
82 Domenic Cicala
81 Azure Wolf
80 Bloody Jug Band
79 Claudia Nygaard
78 Steve Dawson
77 The Currys
76 Hitman Blues Band
75 Kalo
74 Monica Rizzio
73 Switchback 
72  Allysen Callery
71 Debra Cowan
70 Ben Bedford
69 Katie Knipp
68 Some Sprouts
67 Messer
66 The L.A. Maybe
65 Rorie Kelly
64 Nobody’s Girl
63 Tim Grimm
62 Jason Ringenberg
61 Jon Shain & FJ Ventre
60 Mason Hill
59 Grace Pettis
58 Beth Wood
57 Scott H. Biram
56 Griffin House
55 Delbert McClinton
54 Donna The Buffalo
53 Murder By Death
52 Keeton Coffman
51 Janie Barnett
50 Meghan Cary 
49 Veronica Lewis
48 Katie Kittermaster
47 Moonshine Society
46 Eddie 9V
45 Jess Novak Band 
44 Danielle Miraglia
43 Scott Cook
42 Chuck Brodsky
41 The Reverend Shawn Amos
40 Ryan Chrys
39 Sam Baker
38  Terri Hendrix
37 Shinyribs 
36 Liz Longley 
35 The Accidentals
34 Davey O
33 Amanda Rose Riley
32 MJ Hibbett
31 Annie & Rod Capps
30 Aztec Two Step 2.0
29 Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones
28 Kelly’s Lot
27 Claudia Schmidt
26 Miss Tess
25 Sirsy
24 Livingston Taylor
23 Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
22 Fred Gillen Jr.
21 Shane Martin
20 Donna Herula 
19 Mike Agranoff
18 Michele D’Amour & The Love Dealers
17 Sam Robbins
16 Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
15 Johnsmith
14 Jesse Terry 
13 Vance Gilbert 
12 Yarn 
11 Todd Snider
10 Deni Bonet
9 Heather Pierson
8 Mark Erelli
7 Sarah McQuaid
6 Chris Smither
5 John McCutcheon
4 Jo Wymer
3 Kevin Daniel 
2 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
1 Jonathan Byrd  

Top CDs for 2021:
5 Jesse Terry “When We Wander”
4 Todd Snider “First Agnostic Church Of Hope And Wonder”
3 Sarah McQuaid “The St. Buryan Sessions”
2 John McCutcheon “Bucket List”
1 Kevin Daniel “Been Here Before”

HISTORICAL RCB  CHARTS:Best Album:
2004: “Ballads & Burlesque” – Rachael Sage
2005: “Little Star” – Girlyman
2006: “Hope & Other Casualties” – Mark Erelli
2007: “Revolution” – Sirsy
2008: “Brand New Frame” – Natalia Zukerman
2009: “Back To Love” – Tom Goss
2010: “Little Vigils” – Mark Erelli
2011: “Old White Men” – Vance Gilbert
2012: “Satellite” – Anna Dagmar
2013: “No More Rain” – The Steel Wheels
2014: “The Red Album” – Red Molly
2015: “Wage Love” – Fred Gillen Jr.
2016: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Music From Hurley Mountain”
2017: Kurt Henry Band “Flaming June”
2018: Mare Wakefield & Nomad “Time To Fly”
2019: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix”Miles Of Blues”
2020: Vance Gilbert “Good Good Man”
2021 Kevin Daniel “Been Here Before”

Artist Of The Year:
2003: Jenn Lindsay
2004: Rachael Sage
2005: Nadine Goellner
2006: Mark Erelli
2007: Amy Speace
2008: Andy Friedman
2009: Hungrytown
2010: Mark Erelli
2011: Vance Gilbert
2012: Vance Gilbert
2013: Aztec Two-Step
2014: Tom Principato
2015 Ellis Paul
2016 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
2017 Jess Novak Band
2018 Lara Herscovitch
2019 Jonathan Byrd
2020 Sirsy
2021 Jonathan Byrd 

Best EP
2021 Aztec Two Step 2.0 “Birth Days”
2020: Fred Gillen Jr “Birds”
2019: Castle Black “Dead In A Dream”
2018: Bruce T Carroll – Finding You
2017 The Slants – The Band That Must Not Be Named
2016: Darlingside – Whipporwill
2015 Butchers Blind – A Place In America
2014: Whiskey & Wine Vol 1. – Antigone Rising
2013: Auto Kiss Proof – Aqua Cherry

2012 Another Side Daniel Levi Goans
2011 Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers
2010 From The Mouth Of Paris The Mieka Canon
2009 The Best Game In Town Rebecca Pronsky
2008 s/t The Alternate Routes
2007 Sin List Travis McGee & The Revelers
2006 The Green Room Sessions Kyler England
2005 Plans In Pencil Lisa Alice
2004 Hunted Rebirth Redjacket

Best Concept Album:
2021 David Uoskkinnen’s In The Pocket “The Philly Special”
2020: not awarded
2019: David Newland “Northbound: The Northwest Passage In Story and Song”
2018: Michael Martin Murphey: Austinology: Alleys Of Austin
2017: Kristin Hersh: Wyatt At The Coyote Palace
2016: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix: Music From Hurley Mountain
2015: Darryl Holter “Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie In California 1937-1939”
2014: none

2013: Esperanza: Songs from Jack Kerouac’s “Tristessa” (various)

2012 Little Blue Egg Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
2011 1861 Project various
2010 Hadestown Anais Mitchell
2009 Up On Rockfield Vance Gilbert
2008 none none
2007 A Million Ukuleles MJ Hibbett
2006 The Martini Cowboy Jack Grace
2005 Hotwalker Tom Russell

Best Tribute Album:
2021 “Stage Fright at 50 – An Ovation From Nashville (featuring The Rock House All Stars)
2020: Gretchen Peters “The Night You Wrote That Song – A Tribute to MIckey Newbury”
2019: not awarded
2018: King Of The Road – A Tribute to Roger Miller

Best New Artist:
2021: Sam Robbins
2020: Nobody’s Girl
2019: Tragedy Ann
2018: Shane Martin
2017: Just Dave Band
2016: Monica Rizzio
2015: Dan Weber
2014: Ray Lambiase
2013: Davey O.

2012 The Steel Wheels
2011 Spuyten Duyvil
2010 The Vanguard
2009 Lisa Bianco
2008 Corrientes
2007 The Alternate Routes
2006 Hundred Year Flood
2005 Michael Tiernan
2004 Simon Stinger
ALL TIME RCB ARTIST LIST (based on multiple Top 10 Artist placements since 2003)
1 Sirsy
2 Vance Gilbert
3 Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
4 Mark Erelli
5 Jonathan Byrd
6 Red Molly
7 Heather Pierson
8 Lara Herscovitch
9 Anais Mitchell
10 Natalia Zukerman
11 Tom Principato
12 Amy Speace
13 Hungrytown
14 Patti DeRosa
15 Schwervon!

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