Best Of

Best Of Awards: Artist, Album, and Song of the Year

Finals for Artist, Album, and Artist of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards are compiled from “best of” annual radio and print media lists in the US, Canada, the UK, EU, and Australia in addition to the year-end Folk DJ Chart.

Past Recipients

2020

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger"

Kronos Quartet

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Peace in Our Hearts"

Eliza Gilkyson

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

The War and Treaty

2019

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"We Get By"

SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Black Myself"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2018

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Rifles & Rosary Beads"

SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

"The President Sang Amazing Grace"

By Zoe Mulford, recorded by Joan Baez

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2017

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Freedom Highway"

SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

"You Didn't Call My Name"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2016

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Undercurrent"

SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Black Man in a White World"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

2015

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

"Tomorrow Is My Turn"

SONG OF THE YEAR

SONG OF THE YEAR

"Best Medicine"

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

ARTIST OF THE YEAR