Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2017

Wanted! - Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2017

2016 was another great year for Americana and roots music, and 2017 shows signs that the great music will continue to come our way. As our Cream of the Crop favorites from last year makes plain we might be experiencing a new golden age of roots music/ Both as a growing influence on our contemporary culture and also as a viable, business for young and old artists to sustain themselves and thrive.

That last part is crucial as it provides economic and influential seed corn for the future ‘Cream of the Crop’ year-end best of collections.

The list below is a collection of known 2017 notable Americana / roots releases. Some anticipated releases from artists like Ray Wylie Hubbard, Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and The Secret Sisters have no release dates yet, but when I become aware of them and others I will be updating the list throughout the year and will send word through my twitter account when I do.

If you know of a release not listed yet please leave it in the comments.

One thing is for sure, it’s going to be a great year folks.

January 13th –
The Band of Heathens – ‘Duende’
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – ‘Kings and Kings’
Otis Gibbs – ‘Mount Renraw’

January 20th –
Kasey Chambers – ‘Dragonfly’
The Show Ponies – How It All Goes Down’
Rayna Gellert – ‘Workin’s Too Hard’

January 27th –
Delbert McClinton – ‘Prick Of The Litter’
Tift Merritt – ‘Stitch of the World’
Valerie June – ‘The Order of Time’
Bankesters – ‘Nightbird’
Dead Man Winter – ‘Furnace’

February 3rd –
Ags Connolly – ‘Nothin’ Unexpected’
Gurf Morlix – ‘The Soul & The Heal’
Mitch Dean –‘Suburban Speakeasy’
Rose Cousins – ‘Natural Conclusion’
Caroline Spence – ‘Spades & Roses’

February 10th –
Kris Kristofferson – The Austin Sessions (Expanded Edition)

February 17th –
Alison Krauss – ‘Windy City’
Nikki Lane – ‘Highway Queen’
Pegi Young & The Survivors – ‘Raw’
Son Volt – ‘Notes Of Blue’
Son of the Velvet Rat – ‘Dorado’
Blair Crimmins – ‘You Gotta Sell Something’
The Gibson Brothers – “In The Ground”

February 24th –
Curtis McMurtry – ‘The Hornet’s Nest’
Rhiannon Giddens – ‘Freedom Highway’
Old 97s – ‘Graveyard Whistling’
Scott H. Biram – “The Bad Testament”
Shinyribs – “I Got Your Medicine”
Aaron Watson – “Vaquero”

March 3rd –
Grandaddy – ‘Last Place’
Beth Bombara – ‘Map With No Direction ‘

March 10th –
Sunny Sweeney – “Trophy’
Pieta Brown – “Postcards”

March 24th –
Jessi Colter – ‘The Psalms’
Samantha Crain – ‘You Had Me At Goodbye’

March 31st –
Rodney Crowell – ‘Close Ties”
David Olney – “Don’t Try To Fight It”
Dead Soldiers – “The Great Emptiness”
Shoddy Blacktooth — “Don’t Forget To Die”

April 7th
Malcolm Holcombe – ‘Pretty Little Troubles’
Andrew Combs – “Canyons Of My Mind”

April 14th
Evening Darling – “Evening Darling’

April 21st –
Angaleena Presley – ‘Wrangled’

May 5th
Chris Stapleton – ‘From a Room: Volume 1’

May 19th
Builders and the Butchers – ‘The Spark’
Pokey LaFarge – ‘Manic Revelations’
Tom Russell – ‘Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia’

May 26th
Justin Townes Earle – ‘Kids in the Street’

June 2nd –
Bobby Osborne – ‘Original’

June 9th –
The Secret Sisters – ‘You Don’t Own Me Anymore’
Shannon McNally – ‘Black Irish’

June 16th –
Sammy Brue – ‘I Am Nice’

June 23rd –
The Deslondes – ‘Hurry Home’
Slaid Cleaves – ‘Ghost on the Car Radio’

July 7th –
Randall Bramblett – ‘Juke Joint At The Edge Of The World’

July 14th –
Cale Tyson – ‘Careless Soul’

July 21st –
Whiskey Shivers – ‘Some Part of Something”

August 4th
Tyler Childers – ‘Purgatory’

August 18th
Loretta Lynn – ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ POSTPONED
Ray Wylie Hubbard – ‘Tell the Devil I’m Getting There as Fast as I Can’

September 8th
Caroline Reese – ‘Two Horses’ EP

September 15th
Willie Watson – ‘Folksinger Vol. 2’
The Lone Bellow – ‘Walk Into A Storm’

September 22nd
Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers – “The Long-Awaited Album”
Billy Strings – ‘Turmoil & Tinfoil’

September 29th
Anna Tivel – “Small Believer”

October 6th
Whitney Rose – ‘Rule 62’
JD McPherson – ‘Undivided Heart and Soul’
Becca Mancari – ‘Good Woman’

October 13th
Hellbound Glory – ‘Pinball’
Caleb Cladry – ‘Invincible Things’

October 16th
Gill Landry – ‘Love Rides A Dark Horse’

October 20th
Turnpike Troubadours – ‘A Long Way From Your Heart’
Dori Freeman – ‘Letters Never Read’

October 27th
Lee Ann Womack – ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone’
Ronnie Fauss – ‘Last of the True’
The Wailin’ Jennys – ‘Fifteen’
The Deep Dark Woods – ‘Yarrow’

October 31st
Year of October – ‘Trouble Comes’

November 3rd
Samantha Fish – ‘Belle of the West’
Anna St. Louis – “First Songs’
Scott Miller – ‘Ladies Auxiliary’

November 17th
Mavis Staples – ‘If All I Was Was Black’

Chris Stapleton – ‘From a Room: Volume 2’

December 8th
Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman – ‘Dear John’

17 thoughts on “ Wanted! – Notable Americana and Roots Music Releases for 2017

  1. January 14, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Taarka, Fading Mystery (March 10, 2017)
    The Traveling Ones Meet Me There (Feb. 3, 2017)

  2. elizabeth
    January 16, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    The Dead Soldiers – The Great Emptiness (April 1, 2017)

  3. sw
    January 18, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Susto – & I’m Fine Today (1-13)
    Mark Eitzel – Mr. Ferryman (1-27)
    Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears – Backlasth (2-10)
    The Sadies – Northern Passages (2-10)
    Sallie Ford – Soul Sick (2-10)
    Ryan Adams – Prisoner (2-17)
    Strand of Oaks – Hard Love (2-17)
    Sun Kil Moon – Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys Of Blood (2-28)
    Hurray for the Riff Raff – The Navigator (3-10)
    Will Johnson – Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm (3-24)
    Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the Natural World (3-31)
    Wooden Sky – Swimming in Strange Waters (4-7)

  4. sw
    January 23, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Ray Davies – Americana (backed by the Jayhawks)

  5. January 25, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Kelly’s Lot – Bittersweet (1-27)

  6. January 26, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    We are definitely excited for all of these new releases!

  7. Jennifer Johnston
    February 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    January 10th
    Stephen Fearing (one of the founders of Blackie and The Rodeo Kings)
    ‘Every Soul’s a Sailor’
    Includes the boot-stomping Trump protest song ‘Blowhard Nation’.

  8. Erin Morris Huttlinger
    February 20, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Jenny Gill “The House Sessions”

  9. sw
    March 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound (6-16)

  10. April 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Shoddy Blacktooth — “Don’t Forget To Die” (debut album). (This is Shoddy.) I was the original bass player and one of the songwriters in 6 Day Bender, who you’ve covered before. I released my first legit solo studio album online March 31 and am having a CD release at The Basement in Nashville on May 27. Would love for you to give it a listen. Here’s a link to Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4b6wPeBHHWx0KuyASHx0dy

  11. midwestern
    May 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Jay Matthes – Dancing After Dark (5-26)

  12. May 30, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Michigan Rattlers – Sweet Dianne

  13. September 4, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Petunia and The Vipers have a new o e coming out this month.

    More on that soon.

  14. October 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Central California alt.country/”twang pollution” band The Creston Line released “Vagabonds” on October 6.
    Shameless self promotion here, but we think it’s a good record and we hope the folks here do to. Check it out at https://thecrestonline.bandcamp.com/

    Jon for TCL

  15. October 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Please check out Jim Keaveny’s Put It Together album, released in June 2017 and get it on that list! Top 15 on Euro Americana charts https://www.dropbox.com/sh/o6xjn8bpewtuq48/AAC52WfzEEzt1O7lAChkhp5oa?dl=0


  16. tim
    November 20, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Söur Bruthers debut self titled release Nov 2017 –



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