Here are my favorite CD's of 2001. Not many bands or new performers, primarily because all sorts of stuff got knocked of the list in a year with new releases by Dick Gaughan, Nic Jones, Ray Hearne, JP Cormier, and Old Blind Dogs! Not much of a year for the world, but a great year for music! Honorable mentions go to Sonia's "Live at the Down Home", Martyn Joseph's "Don't Talk About Love", The Phil Beer Band's "Live Mandorock 2000", Rhino's 3 CD box set (and awesome book) entitled "Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom 1950-1970", and the brilliant Smithsonian Folkways 5 CD box set (worth every penny and then some) entitled "The Best of Broadside 1962-1988".
One of these days I'll add record companies and links (maybe). I may even get time to link this page to the rest of my website... In the meantime, though, if you want record company or performer website info on any of these, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .