Album Of The Year 2022
Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide
From the many albums featured on Blues & Roots Radio in 2022 we asked a panel of jurors from the station based around the world to pick twenty to go forward to be
considered for the 6th annual Blues & Roots Radio Worldwide Album of The Year Award.
They then were given the very difficult task of choosing one winning album,
we thank them for their precious time and diligence.
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BLUES & ROOTS RADIO
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2022
'Arsonist Daughter’ is the debut full-length album of Aspen Jacobsen, one of America’s most promising young singer-songwriters.
Recognized as one of the top vocalists in the USA by the Young Arts Foundation earlier this year, listeners are surprised by 18-year-old Aspen’s empathic and thought-provoking lyrics and her flair for time-honoured roots music. She tells stories like a country artist and speaks her mind like a folk musician with personal and progressive original songs that are reminiscent of artists like Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco and Anais Mitchell.
Her new album laces a burning motif throughout its eleven tracks which indeed ends with the instrumental track “Arson” which acts as a symbolic rebirth. In her songs, Aspen tackles issues such as relationships, religion, mental health, and social constructs with insightfulness well beyond her years.