Best of Boston

2001 Best Record Label

Rounder Records

For 30 years, Rounder has steadily churned out quality tunes from its Cambridge-based bunker. Rounder has a sixth sense for picking rising stars like Canadian folk songstress Sarah Harmer and nurturing steadies such as Roomful of Blues. A roots music leader, this indie label is now expanding into Cajun, bluegrass, folk, blues, and world arenas. What’s more, the popular CD collections the label puts out combine popular and obscure picks with a discerning ear, to create the perfect compilations.

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