Best of The Alt-Country Show 2020

Premiere DateJan 8, 2021
00:00 Emily (Stevens' Snomwan by M. Ward)
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03:18 Coyote Mary's Travelling Show M. Ward
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06:49 Cherry Barb Mapache
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08:42 Hell Waxahatchee
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11:34 High Horse Samantha Crain
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15:41 Waitin On John Pablo Dylan
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18:45 Emily (Losing Sleep by Edwyn Collins)
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22:50 Magical Thinking Blitzen Trapper
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25:29 Someone Else's Fault Courtney Marie Andrews
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28:38 Colors of the Highway Sam Rae
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32:32 Hit The Road H. Kink
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34:42 Emily (Los Angeles by Dougie Poole)
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36:07 Los Angeles Dougie Poole
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40:18 Wisteria Jaye Bartell
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44:21 Pigeons Bill Callahan
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49:19 Emily (Losing Sleep by Edwyn Collins)
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52:20 Movies Jeremy Ivey
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56:17 Hometown Malin Pettersen
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58:58 Tommy's Trip James Thomson
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62:07 5am Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys
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65:00 Emily (Los Angeles by Dougie Poole)
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66:22 Fierce Fanny Lumsden
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68:40 Heavy Load Great Peacock
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71:32 Hard to Party Beau Jennings
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75:20 When This Blows Over John Calvin Abney
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79:15 Emily (Stevens' Snomwan by M. Ward)
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81:22 Easy On Your Mind Dogwood Tales
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84:43 Finish
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Best of the best of the best on BTR’s Alt-Country Show this year! I’m spinning all of my favorite tunes from 2020 today.

For one reason or another, these are the ones that stood out. These artists were my friends through quarantine. They helped me escape from feeling trapped in my house and they made 2020 bearable.

I personally supported every artist on this list by buying their music, merch or both in 2020. I hope that if you are able, you will find at least one artist in this mix (or more) and show your support as well. It’s been a tough year for artists, especially those that rely on income from touring.

NOTE: On this episode I talk about how I’m not an obsessive Bob Dylan fan. I was speaking off-the-cuff and trying to be funny. I want to clarify that I am very much a fan of Bob Dylan. I’ve spent most of my young-adult and adult life obsessing over new music (due to this job). I haven’t taken the time to obsess over Dylan… yet. But, believe me, it’s on the list. That said, I’m still very aware of his impact, talents and legacy.

As a kid, Emily Smith could often be found in her bedroom recording radio shows. She obsessively recorded songs off the radio onto cassettes and mixed them together on a dual player. She was in love with…

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