Top 10 Albums of 2018: Steam-Powered Radio
- Written by KDHX
Host Kelly Wells describes ‘Steam-Powered Radio’ as a show that brings ‘gritty old-time, hard-driving bluegrass, deep-south blues, heartbreak county and relevant folk’ to the St. Louis airwaves. This year’s Top 10 list encompasses all those ideas and more. Alongside legends like Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerard and The Del McCoury Band, there are brilliant musicologists like Dom Flemons and multilingual supergroups like Western Centuries. With this collection, Wells once again proves that Americana is more than a tradition – it is a living artform.
Anna & Elizabeth / ‘The Invisible Come to Us’ / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
The Del McCoury Band / ‘Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass’ / McCoury Music
Dom Flemons / ‘Black Cowboys’ / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerard / ‘Sing Me Back Home: The CD Tapes, 1965-1969’ / Free Dirt Records
Kaia Kater / ‘Grenades’ / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert / ‘The Edges’ / Dead Reckoning Records
Pharis & Jason Romero / ‘Sweet Religion’ / Lula Records
The Tillers / ‘The Tillers’ / Sofaburn Records
Western Centuries / ‘Songs from the Deluge’ / Free Dirt
Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers / ‘Don’t Think About Tomorrow Night’ / The Yellow-Bellied Sapsuckers
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