As 2011 winds down, Morning Edition host Eric Hodge speaks with Freddy Jenkins and Keith Weston of Back Porch Music about some of their favorite folk and acoustic music of the year.
Keith chose Sarah Jarosz and New Found Road Live.
Freddy picked Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch.
We also lost a number of artists this year
Here's some of note:
Benton Flippen (Mt Airy old time fiddler, June), Bert Jansch (October, British folk), Jack Hardy (March, US folk musician, mentor to Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Fast Folk magazine, etc.), Hubert Sumlin, and Hazel Dickens (April), Boogie-woogie piano player Pinetop Perkins (March, age 97), Kenny Baker (bluegrass fiddler, July), Charlie Louvin (country music, January), Wade Mainer & Honneyboy Edwards (August)