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The 2008 Graham Awards

Here are my favorite dozen albums from among the 500+ featured on WVIA's Mixed Bag during the course of 2008. Arranged in alphabetical order.

Jonatha Brooke: THE WORKS (Bad Dog)
Jack Bruce and Robin Trower: SEVEN MOONS (Big Daddy)
Crooked Still: STILL CROOKED (Signature Sounds)
Gabe Dixon Band: GABE DIXON BAND (Fantasy)
Eliza Gilkyson: BEAUTIFUL WORLD (Red House)
Lindsay Mac: STOP THINKING (independent)
Del McCoury: MONEYLAND (McCoury Music)
Randy Newman: HARPS AND ANGELS (Nonesuch)
Tim O'Brien: CHAMELEON (Proper American)
Mavis Staples: LIVE: HOPE AT THE HIDEOUT (Anti-)
Steve Winwood: NINE LIVES (Columbia)

Song of the Year, which best sums up the year: "Great Correction" from Eliza Gilkyson's CD BEAUTIFUL WORLD


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