The Indie Acoustic Project Announces the Best Albums of 2019 Finalists


    The Indie Acoustic Project is proud to announce the finalists for the IAP’s “Best CDs of 2019” Awards.  The 3 finalists in each of 10 categories were selected from the multitudes of CDs that were considered for the awards.  As always, 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 30 excellent CDs (and only 30 finalist slots), many deserving recordings could not be included.  We would also like to announce the winners of the Songs of Note (Other Great Songs from 2019).

    For those of you who submitted recordings for the awards, thank you for your excellent work.  It is our hope that these awards will help all indie artists by generating increased awareness of independently produced music from around the world.

    The list of finalists and Songs of Note Winners can also be found on our website at

    Group Title Record Company (SP = Self-Produced)

    Acoustic Ensemble

    Humbird Pharmakon SP
    Korjen Sabur Indies Scope
    The Levins Caravan of Dawn The Levins Music

    RJ Cowdery What If This Is All There Is SP
    Titus Haug River Eyes SP
    Matt Harlan Best Beasts SP
    Miguel Espinoza Turtle Dreams SP
    Lynn Patrick Strawberry Boat Dakota Ridge
    Rhizome Double Capture SP
    Duo Violao Hostoria do Choro SP
    Jeff Pifher Alternate Futures/Past Realities SP
    Triple T The Tunnel Triple Tea
    Modern Roots/Revival
    Wally Barnick Wally Barnick Sustainable Tunes
    Gossamer Strings Due to Darkness SP
    Lula Wiles What Will We Do Smithsonian Folkways

    Multi-Genre Fusion
    Che Apalache Rearrange My Heart Free Dirt
    Lakou Mizik HatiaNola Cumbancha
    Spooky Ride Spooked SP
    Progressive Edge
    Big Little Lions Inside Voice SP
    The Get Ahead Deepest Light Julian
    Safe As Houses Lucky Lucky SP
    Heavy Diamond Ring Heavy Diamond Ring SP
    Ockhamsrazor Songs from Potter’s Field SP
    Slow Caves Falling SP
    Abigail Lapelle Getaway Coax
    Bedouine Bird Songs of a Killjoy Spacebomb
    Annie Gallup Bookish SP
    World Music
    Baye Magatte Kaye Kaye Brambus
    Gaizca Project Gaizca Project Homerecords
    Women Warriors of Afro-Peruvian Music Just Play Peru Just Play

    Songs of Note (Other Great Songs from 2019)
    Artist Song Album Label
    Jay Brown Revelry Empathy & Comedy SP
    The Exes and Jome No Ocean Nothing’s Out to Get You SP
    The Exes and Jome Parachute Nothing’s Out to Get You SP
    Rosier Vie Penible Rosier SP
    Rosier You Behind Rosier SP
    Sack of Lions White Lightning Callin for Rain SP
    Kat Vokes Ballad to Follow Clockwork Ropeadope
    Scott Wolfson Run and Hide Flying Backwards SP