Ten Roots Music Releases from 2017 You May Not Know, But Need to Hear

December 11, 2017 | By

Year end lists time has rolled around again, but before we get to our Top Ten New Roots Records of 2017, we’re going to give you our Top Ten Small Label/Indie Artists Albums of the year.

These are artists and records you may well not know about, but in every case, this is music you need to hear if you are a fan of roots music in any of its myriad forms.

Some of these albums were released on small labels, and some are true “indie” releases. The records are listed here, alphabetically by artist or group name.

Here’s a video taste of each. Check them out, and if you like the tunes, buy the records.


Better Than Myself – Alex Williams

Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters – Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Small Believer – Anna Tivel

Broken Sky – Declan O’Donovan

Other Love Songs – Front Country

Love Rides A Dark Horse – Gill Landry

Don’t Mess With Mrs. Murphy – Heather Horton

All American Mutt – Jamie Kent

One Go Round – Jeffrey Martin

The Valley – The Whiskey Charmers

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