FBFY January is live and awaiting your ears, this month’s selection is a collection of the contributors favourite tracks of 2013 – enjoy.
Title: Cornmeal Waltz
Artist: Guy Clark
Album (year): My Favorite Picture of You (2013)
Submitted By: @tincanman2010
Comments: Suggesting the man Emmylou Harris calls “the poet laureate of cowboy songs” could top his best work is ludicrous. So call me ludicrous. It’s a painting (yeah, yeah…mangled poet-painter metaphor..tell someone whio cares) that tricks all 5 senses into thinking you are there.
Title: Most People
Album (year): Stories Don’t End (2013)
Submitted By: @philnorman
Comments: No one here needs another reminder of how good Isbell’s Southeastern album is. And I already submitted a track from my other favorite album the year, Raina Rose’s Caldera. So here’s a track from an album and a band that has grown on me lately. Sometimes I get annoyed at Dawes’ slobbering homage to the sounds of Jackson Browne, but this is a damn good tune and a damn fine message.
Title: Never Enough
Artist: Trixie Whitley
Album (year): Fourth Corner (2013)
Submitted By: @BoogieStudio22
Comments: I stumbled on to Trixie Whitley through the Daytrotter site (Daytrotter.com) in early 2013 and immediately fell for her voice. I picked up her 2012 EP, The Engine, and her 2013 full-length, Fourth Corner. I was going back to her EP and LP, over and over, all year.
Title: Far And Slow
Artist: T. Rogers
Album (year): Simple Lijfe 
Submitted By: hoosier buddy
Comments: Fine band, not from around here, but they know their way around and inside and
through the blues. Their name is based on the Hungarian word “troger”, meaning someone with
a relaxed attitude towards life. Keb’ Mo’ joins them on the song “Angelina.”
Some tracks from the album available for free (or donation) here: http://trogers.hu/index.html
Title: Drive All Night (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Artist: Glen Hansard
Album (year): Drive All Night EP (2003)
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: Mr. Hansard quietly put out a short EP late this past November that went under the radar for a lot of people. This cover is more of a tribute to The Boss and features Eddie Vedder and Joe Henry on background vocals, plus Jake Clemons (nephew of Clarence) on sax.
Title: Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song
Artist: Amos Lee
Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz
Comments: I completely missed this album until late in 2013. This beautiful song features Patty Griffin on background vocals.
Title: Red Rose Nantahala
Artist: Hiss Golden Messenger
Album (Year): Haw (2013)
Submitted By: Truersound
Comments: The guitar work on this…it sears a gigantic chasm into my skullbones
Title: Sad Days Lonely Nights
Artist: Left Lane Cruiser & James Leg
Album (2013): Pain Killers
Submitted By: @popa2unes
Comments: No comment it speaks for itself and me
Artist: Austin Lucas
Album: Stay Reckless (2013)
Submitted By: Trailer
Comments: This one just hurts all over.
Title: Miss Watson
Album: The Why And What For (2013)
Submitted By: toomuchcountry
Comments: I heard several good ‘uns in 2013 – many through some great performances at Couch By Couchwest. But for sheer fun, this one is right at the top of my list. ? Elementary Miss Watson / Let’s discuss this in my Datsun / You want love, I believe I got some / Elementary Miss Watson ?
Title: Neon Cathedral
Album (year): The Heist (2013)
Submitted By: Bryan Childs
Comments: Great writing transcends genres and this, simply, is a great song about alcohol and drinking culture.
Title: The Dream’s in the Ditch
Artist: Deer Tick
Album (year): Negativity (2013)
Submitted By: @mikebeebe
Comments: Got to see Deer Tick a couple of times last year, but the best had to be the After Show Party at Newport Blues Cafe on the final night of the Newport Folk Fest. It was just before Negativity was released and they played the whole thing front to back that night, followed up with some other DT favorites. Fun night, great show, and this song from the album in particular is one I keep going back to.
Title: The Highway
Artist: Holly Williams
Album (year): The Highway (2013)
Submitted By: Simon www.beat-surrender.com
Comments: My top two of tracks of 2013 have already made appearances on FBFY (Elephant / Song for Zula) so I’ve gone for this one from Holly Williams which according to iTunes is my third most played track for 2013.
Artist: Great Peacock
Album (year): 2013 single off of their Spring 2014 release
Submitted by: Corey Flegel
Title: Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier
Album: Divided & United: The Songs of the Civil War (2013)
Submitted By: Mad Mackerel Music Blog
Comments: From a sublime album of traditional civil war songs reinterpreted by some of today’s best artists comes this ghostly, echoing track by A.A.Bondy that is as good as anything we heard over the whole year.