FolkVote '97

Top Folk-Related Releases of 1997

1. Dar Williams "The End of the Summer" Razor & Tie
2. Richard Shindell "Reunion Hill" Shanachie
3. Joan Baez "Gone From Danger" Guardian
4. Catie Curtis "Catie Curtis" Guardian
5. Greg Brown "Slant Six Mind" Red House
Indigo Girls "Shaming of the Sun" Epic
7. Ani DiFranco "Living In Clip" Righteous Babe
Steve Earle "El Corazon" Warner Bros
Nanci Griffith "Blue Roses from the Moon" Elektra
10. David Wilcox "Turning Point" KOCH
11. Patty Larkin "Perishable Fruit" High Street
12. Cliff Eberhardt "12 Songs of Good & Evil" Red House
13. Jonatha Brooke "10 Cent Wings" MCA
14. Christian Bauman "Road Dogs, Assassins and the Queen of Ohio" Black Potatoe
15. Bob Dylan "Time Out of Mind" Columbia
16. Richard Buckner "Devotion + Doubt" MCA
Fred Eaglesmith "Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline" Razor & Tie
Chris Rosser "Archaeology" ISG
James Taylor "Hourglass" Columbia
20. Tom Prasada-Rao "Hear You Laughing" Ahimsa Acoustics
21. Beth Nielsen Chapman "Sand and Water" Reprise
Ry Cooder "Buena Vista Social Club" World Circuit / Nonesuch
Janis Ian "Hunger" Windham Hill
Terry Kitchen "Blanket" Urban Campfire
Kathy Mattea "Love Travels" Mercury
Peter Mulvey "Deep Blue" Eastern Front
The Nields "Gotta Get Over Greta" Guardian

Favorite Folk-Related Performer of 1997

1. Dar Williams    
2. Joan Baez    
3. Greg Brown    
4. Nanci Griffith    
5. David Wilcox    
6. Dee Carstensen    
Shawn Colvin    
Ry Cooder    
Ani DiFranco    
Fred Eaglesmith    
Cheryl Wheeler    
Brooks Williams    

Favorite Folk-Related Festival of 1997

1 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hillsdale NY  
2 Newport Music Festival Newport RI  
3 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Lyons CO  
4 Kerrville Music Festival Kerrville TX  
5 Lilith Fair (various locations)  
6 Fleadh Festival NYC  
Herndon Festival Herndon VA  
Strawberry Music Festival Yosemite CA  

"Lost Performer" of 1997

1. Susan Werner    
2. Lucinda Williams    
3. Townes Van Zandt    
Cheryl Wheeler    
5. John Gorka    
6. Ferron    
Patty Griffin    
Joni Mitchell    
Gillian Welch    
10. L. J. Booth    
Bill Morrissey    
Dar Williams    

New Folk-Related Discovery of 1997

1. Richard Shindell    
2. Dar Williams    
3. Dee Carstensen    
4. Christian Bauman    
5. Betty Elders    
Vance Gilbert    
Lynn Miles    
Beth Orton    
Darryl Purpose    
Chris Rosser    

Favorite Folk Album of All Time

1. Dar Williams "The Honesty Room" Razor & Tie
2. Joni Mitchell "Blue" Reprise
Dar Williams "Mortal City" Razor & Tie
4. Nanci Griffith "Other Voices, Other Rooms" Elektra
5. Joan Baez "Rare, Live & Classic" Vanguard
Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks" Columbia
David Wilcox "How Did You Find Me Here?" A&M
8. Joan Baez "Gulf Winds" Vanguard
David Wilcox "Big Horizon" A&M
10. Joan Baez "Diamonds & Rust" A&M
Joan Baez "From Every Stage" A&M
Joan Baez "Gone From Danger" Guardian
Richard Buckner "Devotion + Doubt" MCA
Shawn Colvin "Steady On" Columbia
John Gorka "Land of the Bottom Line" High Street
Joni Mitchell "Hejira" Reprise
Tom Prasada-Rao "The Way of the World" Ahimsa
Garnet Rogers "Small Victories" Snow Goose

Favorite Folk-Related Performer of All Time

1. Joan Baez    
2. David Wilcox    
3. Nanci Griffith    
Dar Williams    
5. Joni Mitchell    
6. Bob Dylan    
7. Greg Brown    
8. Shawn Colvin    
John Gorka    
10. Ry Cooder    
Indigo Girls    
Phil Ochs    
James Taylor    
Richard Thompson