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Top 10 Albums of 2021: Steam-Powered Radio

Top 10 Albums of 2021: Steam-Powered Radio 

Steam-Powered Radio 
DJ Kelly Wells
Wednesdays | 10:00am-12:00pm

Sierra Ferrell - Long Time Coming (Rounder Records)

Norman Blake - Day by Day (Smithsonian Folkways Recordings)

Nora Brown - Sidetrack My Engine (Nora Brown/Jalopy Records)

Bela Fleck - My Bluegrass Heart (Bela Fleck Productions)

Volo Bogtrotters - Hell Broke Loose in Volo (Vigortone Records)

Rhiannon Giddens (with Francesco Turrisi) - They’re Calling Me Home (Nonesuch Records)

Jeremy Stephens - How I Hear It (Rebel Records)

Ethan Leinwand - The Bigtone Session (Ethan Leinwand)

Melissa Carper - Daddy’s Country Gold (Melissa Carper/MAE Music)

Billy Strings - Renewal (Rounder Records/Nonesuch Records)

From Kelly Wells:

These are the albums I returned to again and again this year. Each album in its own way draws on the roots of both the musical genre and the artist, weaving those roots into individual expressions that speak to current times. The power of knowing where you’ve been to inform where you are and where you’re going continues to resonate with me.

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