The Best of 2022 – Various

As another year draws to a close the Folk and Tumble team bring you highlights of their favourite albums with our 'Best of 2022' playlist.

The Best of 2022


  • Americana
  • Blues
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Rock

  1. Fill Me Up - Beaux Gris Gris and The Apocalypse
  2. The Bonfire - Bonfire Radicals
  3. Feeling Good - John Nemeth
  4. Devil May Care - Dave Arcari
  5. Now That I Know - The Hooten Hallers
  6. Grace - Mike Ross
  7. The Liar - John Fullbright
  8. Narrow Line - Mama's Broke
  9. The Snow it Melts The Soonest - Anna Tam
  10. Firefinch - Siskin Quartet
  11. Tricklin' Down - The Love Light Orchestra
  12. Made Up Mind - Bonnie Raitt
  13. I Let My Guitar Do The Talking - Buddy Guy
  14. You Gave me Nothing But the Blues - Peter Veteska
  15. The Soul Food Store - Matt Pearce & The Mutiny
  16. Bright Star - Anais Mitchell
  17. Will The Circle be Unbroken - Oxlip
  18. I'm Still Standing - Janis Ian
  19. The Road to Fivemiletown - Anthony Toner
  20. The Dryad's Love Song - Sue Harding
  21. Sprig of Thyme - Bella Hardy
  22. I Said you Must be Leaving - Oxlip
  23. I Dreamed I Was an Eagle - Tamsin Elliott
  24. Drive All Night - The Bros. Landreth
  25. I Disappear - Police Dog Hogan
  26. Loose Future - Courtney Marie Andrews
  27. Kid Codeine - The Delines
  28. Aurora - Gerry Beckley
  29. Written and Underlined - Rory Nellis
  30. The Boy Named If - Elvis Costello
  31. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted - Bruce Springsteen
  32. Red Lights - Live in Bremen - Carolyne Mas
  33. People Get Ready - Matt Andersen

With 2022 drawing to a close and the festive season upon us the writing team at Folk and Tumble get to look back at the year in music, and pick the albums that we enjoyed spinning on the Folk and Tumble turntable.

With the music industry finally in recovery from Covid 19 induced lockdowns 2022 was a good year for new music, and we even managed to catch a few live shows as well.    We are constantly aware that we are very fortunate to be entrusted with an artist’s work ahead of fans and the public in general. Often that artist has spent months or years writing songs and music followed by costly studio time, not to mention promotional costs as well.

With that in mind we always treat our review submissions with respect and try to give as much support as possible to those artists.  So, in no particular order. the team have picked their favourites to feature on our ‘Best of 2022’ playlist.

This year our playlist is based on the following reviews:  Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse, Carolyne Mas, Buddy Guy, Bonfire Radicals, John Nemeth, The Hooten Hallers, Mike Ross, Mama’s Broke, Matt Pierce & The Mutiny, Matt Andersen, The Love Light Orchestra, Police Dog Hogan, Steve Pledger, John Fullbright, Dave Arcari, Oxlip, Siskin Quartet, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sue Harding, Tamsin Elliot, Bella Hardy, Gerry Beckley, Anna Tam, Oxlip, The Bros. Landreth, Bonnie RaittAnthony Toner, Rory Nellis, Martin Stephenson, Janis Ian, The Delines, Anais Mitchell, Peter Veteska, Elvis Costello

We had a good time listening and writing about the bands and music we enjoyed this year and we hope you did too.  We’d like to thank all the bands, artists and PR companies who’ve worked with us this year and our readers, without you all there would be no Folk and Tumble.