The best folk music albums of 2019 have all the finger-picked acoustic guitars, gentle melodies, and intricate harmonies you could want. The top folk albums of 2019 feature a mix of well-known artists proving they are still at the top of their form and young, new artists ready to make a name for themselves.
The Mountain Goats' In League with Dragons, Glen Hansard's This Wild Willing, and Hozier's Wasteland, Baby! are all solid new entries by artists who have been toiling away for years, each achieving some amount of success or fame in the folk world. Meanwhile, newer artists like Julia Jacklin (Crushing) and Stella Donnelly (Beware of the Dogs) are ready to break out into the mainstream.
So what folk albums will dominate 2019? Which ones will be remembered as the best folk albums of 2019? And which will stand the test of time, becoming all-time classics that can stand alongside the best folk music ever?
"Swarming at the Threshold"
"Late Night Healing Choir"
"Ten Thousand Voices"
"Gonna Write Me a Letter"
"Fare Thee Well"
"Here My Love"
"Didn't Know What I Was in For"
"Pressure to Party"
"Don't Know How to Keep Loving You"
"When the Family Flies In"
"It Wasn't Easy to Be Happy for You"
"Throw Me Now Your Arms"
"Where You Want Me to Be"
"You Ain't The Problem"
"Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)"
"O-U-T spells out"
"Hushabye Birdie / Hexham Lasses"