Indie Acoustic Project Announces Best CDs of 2010 Awards

Bassekou Kouyate - I Speak Fula
The Indie Acoustic Project (IAP) announced the finalists for the IAP’s "Best CDs
of 2010" Awards. The 3 finalists in each of 12 categories were selected from the
multitudes of CDs that were considered for the awards. "The quality of the
CDs submitted was terrific, and this has lead to the only major problem we
faced: because there were far more than 36 excellent CDs (and only 36 finalist
slots), many deserving recordings could not be included
," said the IAP in a
press release.

Acoustic Ensemble

Altan – 25th Anniversary (Compass)
Chapin Sisters – Two (Lake Bottom)
Red Horse – Red Horse (Red House)

Americana

Asleep at the Wheel –
It’s a Good Day
(Bismeaux)
Fruition – Fruition (Self-produced)
Chris Pureka – How I Learned to See in the Dark (Sad Rabbit)

Celtic

Grada – Natural Angle (Compass)
Old Blind Dogs –

Wherever Yet May Be
(Compass)
Solas –
The Turning Tide
(Compass)

Instrumental

California Guitar Trio –
Andromeda
(Inner Knot)
John McSherry –
Soma
(Compass)
Peter Ostroushko –
When the Last Morning Glory Blooms
(Red House)

Best Lyrics

Kamm & MacDonald –
From the Fire
(Freewheel)
Meg Hutchinson –
The Living Side
(Red House)
Kate Isenberg –
Gold Rush Town
(Three Roads)

Multi-Genre

Ellery – This Isn’t Over Yet (Set Adrft)
Michael McGoldrick –
Aurora
(Compass)
Heidi Talbot –
The Last Star
(Compass)

Progressive Edge

Citay Dream –
Get Together
(Dead Oceans)
El Hijo – Mad Rilena (Acuarela)
Peter Wolf Crier –
Inter Be
(Jagjaguwar)

Rock

Carrie Rodriguez –
Love & Circumstance
(9th Street Opus)
Railroad Earth –
Railroad Earth
(One Haven)
Spring Standards –
Would Things Be Different
(Self-produced)

Roots

Karan Casey, John Doyle –
Exiles Return
(Compass)
Les Tireux d’Roches –
Ce Qu Esse
(CFM)
Otis Taylor – Clovis People (Telarc)

Singer-Songwriter

Ellen Cherry –
New Years
(Wrong Size Shoes)
Ruth Moody –
The Garden
(Red House)
Chuck Pyle –
The Spaces In Between
(Zen Cowboy)

Worldbeat

Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba –
I Speak Fula
(Subpop)
Joan Soriano –
El Duque de la Bachata
(IASO)
Various –
Listen to the Banned
(Valley Entertainment / Freemuse)

World Music

Oswin Chin Behilia –
Liber
(Otrabanda)
Ali Khattab –
Al Zarqa
(Nuevos Medios)
Various –
Yoga
(Putumayo)
 

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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