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Half way through 2017 there have already been a whole lot of great records released, and even more great ones on the way. Willie Nelson is definitely still alive and well with God’s Problem Child, Jason Isbell still can do no musical wrong as he brilliantly displays on The Nashville Sound, and Rodney Crowell is as good as ever with his laid back cool album, Close Ties. Whether you prefer to call it Outlaw Country, Roots Rock, or Americana, good music is alive and well.

For those that like a bit more Rock in their Roll, there is plenty to like as well.  The Biters deliver Glam T-Rex style glam, Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind power through with their blend of fuzz guitar and harder while vintage Rockers Mr. Dynamite serve it up Classic Rock Style.

And, let’s not forget about some of the new talent.  Colter Wall makes Waylon and Willie grin from ear to Outlaw Country ear with his debut album, John Moreland keeps it real on  his sophomore effort, Big Bad Luv, and Hunter and the Bear on Paper Heart will have you conjuring up The White Stripes and the Black Keys.

In other words, strap yourselves in, the roller coaster ride is just beginning.

  1. Dan Auerbach – Waiting on a Song
  2. Andrew Combs – Canyons of My Mind
  3. Jason Isbell  and the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound
  4. Bash & Pop – Anything Could Happen
  5. Nikki Lane – Highway Queen
  6. Biters – The Future Ain’t What it Used to Be
  7. Coco Hames – Coco Hames
  8. BNQT – Vol. 1
  9. Benjamin Booker – Witness
  10. Colin Hay – Fierce Mercy
  11. Colter Wall – Colter Wall
  12. Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator
  13. Goldray – Rising
  14. Band of Heathens – Duende
  15. Rodney Crowell – Close Ties
  16. BJ Wilbanks – BJ Wilbanks
  17. Low Cut Connie – Dirty Pictures (part 1)
  18. Paul Weller – A Kind of Revolution
  19. Sam Outlaw – Tenderheart
  20. Seafoam Green – Topanga Mansion
  21. St. Paul and the Broken Bones – Sea of Noise
  22. The Weeks – Easy
  23. BMX Bandits – BMX Bandits Forever
  24. Chuck Prophet – Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins
  25. Phoenix – Ti Amo
  26. Spoon – Hot Thoughts
  27. Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock
  28. Garland Jeffreys – 14 Steps to Harlem
  29. Skyway Man – Mighty Eye
  30. The Picturebooks – Home is a Heartache
  31. Starlight Campbell Band – Blueberry Pie
  32. GospelbeacH – Another Summer of Love
  33. Matthew Sweet – Tomorrow Forever
  34. Los Colognes – The Wave
  35. Curse of Lono – Severed
  36. North Mississippi Allstars – Prayer for Peace
  37. Kevin Morby – City Music
  38. The Charlatans – Different Days
  39. Steelism – ism
  40. The Deslondes – Hurry Home
  41. Steve Earle – So You Wanna Be an Outloaw
  42. Ron Sexsmith – The Last Rider
  43. Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure
  44. Fleet Foxes – Crack-Up
  45. Pokey Lafarge – Manic Reveltions
  46. Justin Townes Earle – Kids in the Street
  47. Saint Motel – saintmotelvision
  48. John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
  49. Angaleena Presley – Wrangled
  50. Craig Brown Band – The Lucky Ones Forget
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