The artists in this year's list all use their music to create a sense of unity. Whether it is the acknowledgment of shared oppression, or in contrast, the visibility of identity, Best of Folk Music 2020 is defined by its ability to form a musical common ground.
In 2020, Americana artists empathetically dealt with the things that bind us together and keep us apart. The albums on this list encourage hope for the future based on a belief in the human spirit.
Folk singer-songwriter Jakob Leventhal and Sarah Jarosz collaborate on the delicate folk-pop single "Greenwich Village Ghosts".
By turning to her roots in central Texas for inspiration on World on the Ground, Sarah Jarosz has crafted some of her strongest songs yet.
Enjoy photos of folk/Americana groups I'm With Her and Darlingside at Celebrate Brooklyn! this past weekend. I'm With Her will be appearing at this weekend's Newport Folk Festival.
On the eve of their debut album release, Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O'Donovan hit plenty of high notes in an engaging interview that details what makes I'm With Her click.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz brought her A-game to her Tucson debut alongside Brooklyn up-and-comers, the Brother Brothers.