As heard on Detour, the Folk, Roots and World Music show, Sundays 5-7pm on 89.7 WTMD.
10. James Hill “Promenade” The Old Silo
9. Aurelio “Sañanaru” Lándini [RealWorld] Guitar-driven music by Garifuna troubadour from Caribbean coast of Honduras.
7. Korrontzi “Diatonic Bilbon” Tradition 2.1 [ARC Music] A contemporary approach to traditional music of Basque Country of Spain featuring the trikitixa (Basque diatonic accordion).
6. Eliza Gilkyson “Where No Monument Stands” The Nocturne Diaries [Red House] A great songwriter herself, Gilkyson covers a song by John Gorka.
5. Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca “Rumba SoYo” La Rumba SoYo [Cumbancha] A blend of Cuban and African music, including his native Angola.
4. Habadekuk “Den Ny Maskerade” Kaffepunch [GO’ Danish Folk Music] Award-winning Danish big band.
3. John Flynn “Lonely Enough” Poor Man’s Diamonds [www.JohnFlynn.net] One of the best contemporary singer-songwriters.
2. The Barr Brothers “Half Crazy” Sleeping Operator [Secret City] The sounds of Mali and Morocco take center stage on this Montreal-based band’s latest album.
1. Bellowhead “Roll Alabama” Revival [Island] Why is a British folk-rock big band with horn section playing an American Civil War-era song? To turn it up to 11, that’s why.
Richard Thompson “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” Acoustic Classics [Beeswing] Re-recording of English guitarist’s epic story: “Red hair and black leather, my favourite colour scheme.”
Hear Detour’s Top 10 Songs of 2014 on the Sunday, December 21st edition of Detour, 5-7 PM.
See other WTMD staff Top-10 picks and VOTE for your favorite songs of 2014! Voting ends December 22nd and the top 89 vote-getters will be counted down on Tuesday, December 30th.