Playlist: Episode #870, Jan. 3, 2021 – 4 Hour 2020 Favourites Marathon

4 straight hours of nothing but my favourite music released in 2020. The year may have been a disaster in many areas, but it was an exceptional year for music, so much so that I couldn’t even fit it all into 4 hours. There’s much more great stuff to be heard, but this represents a pretty good overview of many of my favourite releases from the year.

Artist – Song Title – Album Title – CDN=Canadian – MB=Manitoba Artist – WPG=Winnipeg artist

Figure Walking – Colourful – Vertical / Horizontal – CDN – WPG
Justin Osborne – Rock On – The Real Brent Brent
Country Westerns – I’m Not Ready – I’m Not Ready
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – Be Afraid – Reunions
Anthony da Costa – Sooner Than Later – Feet On The Dashboard
Steve Earle & The Dukes – It’s About Blood – Ghosts of West Virginia

Katie Pruitt – Expectations – Expectations
Ben de la Cour – Suicide of Town – single
Mike Plume – I’m Your Huckleberry – Lonesome Stretch of Highway – CDN
William Prince – That’s All I’ll Ever Become – Reliever – CDN – WPG
Ondara – Lockdown On Date Night Tuesday – Folk n’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation

Kennedy Road – Time – A Little Fight Left Yet – CDN
Bonny Light Horseman – The Roving – Bonny Light Horseman
Chuck Prophet – Best Shirt On – The Land That Time Forgot

Jesse Denatale – Beside You – The Wilderness
Lydia Loveless – Wringer – Daughter
Kathleen Edwards – Hard On Everyone – Total Freedom – CDN
Sarah Harmer – New Low – Are You Gone – CDN
Lynn Miles – Restless – We’ll Look for Stars – CDN
Melissa Payne – Darker Than Your Dark – Darker Than Your Dark – CDN

Lucinda Williams – Man Without a Soul (Acoustic) – Good Souls Better Angels
American Aquarium – The Long Haul – Lamentations
Richard Inman – New Years Blues – Faded Love Better Days – CDN – MB
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – King of This Town – King of This Town – CDN
Western Centuries – Space Force (feat. Jim Lauderdale) – Call the Captain
Thomas Csorba – Crooked Kind of Free – Thomas Csorba
Slow Leaves – Half of the Bed – Shelf Life – CDN – WPG

Sean Burns – Daddy Was an Auctioneer – It Takes Luck to Get the Best of Me – CDN – WPG
Sean Burns & Lost Country – Phantom 309 – We Gotta Lotta Truckin’ to Do – CDN – WPG
Andrew Neville – Honky Tonk Shangri-La – We Still Gotta Lotta Livin’ To Do – CDN – WPG
Skinny Dyck – Glory for Me – Get to Know Lonesome – CDN
Sean Burns & Lost Country – Chaparral – A Bakersfield Half-Dozen – CDN – WPG
Corb Lund – Rat Patrol – Agricultural Tragic – CDN

Gabe Lee – Honky Tonk Hell – Honky Tonk Hell
Justin Farren – Two Wheel Drive and Japanese – Pretty Free
Ben de la Cour – God’s Only Son – Shadow Land
Becky Warren – Me and These Jeans – The Sick Season
Hailey Whitters – All The Cool Girls – The Dream
Liz Longley – 3 Crow – Funeral for My Past
Juliet McConkey – Hung the Moon – Disappearing Girl
Evangeline Gentle – The Strongest People Have Tender Hearts – Evangeline Gentle – CDN

Jim Bryson – Mama Tried – single – CDN
Ken Yates – Surviving Is Easy – Quiet Talkers – CDN
Graven – Legend of You – Years – CDN
Charlie Whitten – A Long Time – I’m Waiting
Molly Parden – Weather2020 – 290520
John Blek – Empty Pockets – The Embers

Joe Nolan – Kisses in the Dark – Drifters – CDN
Courtney Marie Andrews – How You Get Hurt – Old Flowers
Last Year’s Man – Brave the Storm (feat. Anna Tivel) – Brave the Storm
Strays Don’t Sleep – I Walked Away – A Short Film for a Long Story
John Moreland – East October – LP5

Northcote – Keep on Saying Goodbye – Let Me Roar – CDN
Will Kimbrough – Plow to the End of the Row – Spring Break
Scott Cook – Just Enough Empties – Tangle of Souls – CDN


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