Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band
Big Machine (Topic Records)
Already appearing under the Best Group category, Eliza Carthy and her big band are doing their best to fill the Bellowhead-shaped hole in the folk world. Having taken the festival circuit by storm last summer with her incredible showmanship, Carthy is well-positioned to dominate the Songlines Music Awards as well with this expansive album. A Top of the World in #125.