Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of April 2010 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12280 airplays from 139 different DJs

  1: "James," Red Molly [Self, 2/10] (77)
        "Gulf Coast Highway"
        "Troubled Mind"
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down"
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
  2: "Love And Circumstance," Carrie Rodriguez [Ninth Street Opus, 4/10] (54)
        "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
        "Rex's Blues"
        "When I Heard Gypsy Davy Sing"
        "Eyes On The Prize"
  3: "The Famous Lefty Flynn's," Grascals [Rounder, 3/10] (49)
        "Last Train To Clarksville"
        "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome"
        "Son Of A Sawmill Man"
  4: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/10] (47)
        "Trouble In Your Mind"
        "Hit 'em Up Style"
        "Cornbread And Butterbeans"
  4: "Love Is Strange," Jackson Browne And David Lindley [Inside, new] (47)
        "Late For The Sky"
        "Mercury Blues"
        "Crow On The Cradle"
  6: "25," Patty Larkin [Signature, 3/10] (46)
        "Chained To These Lovin' Arms"
        "I'm Fine"
  7: "Baby O!," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 3/10] (39)
        "Sugar Sweet"
        "Baby O!"
        "Walk You Off My Mind"
  7: "Blossoms," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 2/10] (39)
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
        "Here Today"
        "Roughest Road"
  7: "Shade Of The Trees," Storyhill [Red House, new] (39)
        "Town Talks"
        "Better Angels"
        "Well Of Sorrow"
 10: "The Garden," Ruth Moody [Red House, new] (36)
        "The Garden"
        "Travellin' Shoes"
        "We Can Only Listen"
 10: "One And All," Pieta Brown [Red House, 4/10] (36)
        "Other Way Around"
        "Calling All Angels"
        "Prayer Of Roses"
 12: "Before And After," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 2/10] (33)
        "Before And After"
        "If Not Now"
        "Simple Change Of Heart"
 13: "Soul Of The January Hills," Tim Eriksen [Appleseed, new] (32)
        "Better Days Coming"
 14: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (31)
        "Hurricane Angel"
        "Rose Tattoo"
 15: "Darkness Sure Becomes This City," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 2/10] (30)
        "New Shoes"
        "Thinking Of You And Such"
        "Kill My Sorrow"
 15: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin [Credential, 1/10] (30)
        "Little Fire"
        "Move Up"
 15: "What's More Honest Than A Song?," Shannon Wurst [Fancy Mayhem, 2/10] (30)
        "Ivory Bill"
        "Swamp Road"
 18: "Things That Fly," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 4/10] (29)
        "17 Cents"
        "Magic #9"
        "You Can't Stop The Changes"
 18: "Turn Back A Page," Ruth And Max Bloomquist [Ruby, 2/10] (29)
        "Take It Down The Road"
        "Highway Song"
        "Same Old Grind"
 20: "Roses Guide To Time Travel," Nancy K Dillon [Rose Rock, 3/10] (28)
        "Desert Song"
        "Looks Like Rain"
        "All The Pretty America"
 21: "Double CD: When Two Lovers Meet / I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning," Sarah McQuaid [Self, 10/09] (26)
        "In The Pines"
        "Johnny Lad"
 21: "If The Sun Will Shine," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, 6/09] (26)
        "Fly Away Free"
        "Stomping Ground"
 23: "The Hills Will Cradle Thee," Lainie Marsh [Bait And Tackle, 9/09] (25)
        "Dream Of A Miner's Child"
        "Banjo Moon"
        "The Hills Will Cradle Thee"
 23: "So Dark You See," John Gorka [Red House, 10/09] (25)
        "Ignorance And Privilege"
        "I Think Of You"
 25: "Grace Pettis," Grace Pettis [Blue Rock, 10/09] (24)
        "Gypsy's Code"
        "9 To 5 Girl"
 26: "The Age Of Miracles," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, new] (23)
        "I Was A Bird"
 27: "The List," Rosanne Cash [Manhattan, 10/09] (22)
        "500 Miles"
        "Girl From The North Country"
 28: "Exiles Return," Karan Casey And John Doyle [Compass, 2/10] (21)
        "Bay Of Biscay"
        "Sailing Off To The Yankee Land"
 28: "He Dreams," C. Daniel Boling [Perfectly Stable, 4/10] (21)
        "Earth Wind Rain And Fire"
        "He Dreams"
 28: "Little Vigils," Mark Erelli [Hillbilly Pilgrim, new] (21)
        "Mother Of Mysteries"
        "Kingdom Come"
 31: "Feast Of The Hunters' Moon," Black Prairie [Sugar Hill, new] (20)
        "Red Rocking Chair"
        "Back Alley"
 31: "No Fool For Trying," Madison Violet [True North, 6/09] (20)
        "Time And Tide"
        "Best Part Of Your Love"
 31: "String Nation," Various Artists [Arts And Media, new] (20)
        "Train On The Island," Tim O'Brien
        "Czar Of Munster," String Nation Featuring Seamus Egan
 34: "Coal Country Music," Various Artists [Heartwood, 11/09] (19)
        "Appalachia," Diana Jones
        "Paradise," John Prine
 34: "Golden Apples Of The Sun," Caroline Herring [Signature, 11/09] (19)
        "Cactus Tree"
        "True Colors"
 34: "October Boy," Tom Fisch [Self, 12/09] (19)
        "Mulberry Tree"
        "October Boy"
 34: "Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert," Various Artists [Rounder, 3/10] (19)
        "Cold Dark River," Minnie Driver
        "Dance Me To The End Of Love," Madeleine Peyroux
 34: "Soma," John McSherry [Compass, new] (19)
        "Atlantic Drive"
        "Rambles Of Kitty"
 34: "Women And Country," Jakob Dylan [Columbia, new] (19)
        "Nothing But The Whole Wide World"
        "Everybody's Hurting"
 40: "Midnight Souvenirs," Peter Wolf [Verve, new] (18)
        "Green Fields Of Summer"
        "It's Too Late For Me"
 40: "Three Days In May," Colcannon [Oxford Road, 3/10] (18)
        "Fare Thee Well, Whisky"
 40: "Cryin' Heart Blues," Audie Blaylock [Rural Rhythm, new] (18)
        "Cryin' Heart Blues"
 40: "A Friend Of A Friend," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 11/09] (18)
        "Sweet Tooth"
        "I Hear Them All"
 40: "Images Of Women, Vol. 2," Robin Greenstein [Windy, new] (18)
        "Father Grumble"
 40: "San Patricio," The Chieftains Featuring Ry Cooder [Hear, 3/10] (18)
        "La Orilla De Un Palmar," Chieftains Featuring Ry Cooder
 40: "The Turning Tide," Solas [Compass, 2/10] (18)
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad"
        "Hugo's Big Reel"
 47: "American VI: Ain't No Grave," Johnny Cash [American, 2/10] (17)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Redemption Day"
 47: "Country Music," Willie Nelson [Rounder, new] (17)
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
        "Freight Train Boogie"
 47: "Diva Nation," Four Bitchin' Babes [Hem And Haw, 9/09] (17)
 47: "Gentleman From Virginia," Albemarle Ramblers [Merriweather, 1/10] (17)
        "Black Eyed Susie"
 47: "Mystery Prize," Rebecca Loebe [Self, 12/09] (17)
        "Her In That Dress"
        "Land And Sea"
 47: "Queen's Hotel," John Wort Hannam [Black Hen, 9/09] (17)
        "Requiem For A Small Town"
        "Church Of The Long Grass"
 47: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (17)
        "Tell Me True"
 47: "Your Train," Kajsa Vala [High Horse, new] (17)
        "Grey Steel Canyon Floor"
 55: "Signs Along The Road," Steve Smith, Chris Sanders And Hard Road [Desert Night, 1/10] (16)
        "Jon Sievert's Blues"
        "Link By Link"
 56: "In My Room," Various Artists [Lml, new] (15)
        "If I Should Fall Behind," Catie Curtis
        "For Real," Christine Lavin
 56: "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 1/10] (15)
        "Kerrville Campfire Song"
        "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?"
 56: "The Living Side," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 2/10] (15)
        "At First It Was Fun"
        "Full Of Light"
 56: "Red Wing," The Steel Wheels [Self, 1/10] (15)
        "Nothing You Can't Lose"
        "Love You Like I Should"
 56: "Summertown Road," Summertown Road [Rounder, new] (15)
        "Goin Home To See My Baby"
 56: "Until You Come Home: Songs For Veterans And Their Kin," George Mann, Julius Margolin and Friends [Self, 1/10] (15)
        "Michael," Magpie
 56: "Welcome Home," Doug Spears [Cypress Moss, 2009] (15)
        "State Of Dreams"
 63: "The Foundling," Mary Gauthier [Razor And Tie, new] (14)
        "The Foundling"
 63: "Black Flowers Volume 1-2," Lynn Miles [True North, 2/10] (14)
        "Thousand Lovers"
 63: "Bonfires," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 10/09] (14)
        "Just Before I Go"
 63: "Early Risers," Bill Isles [Galinome Forest, new] (14)
        "That's How She Seems"
 63: "The Essential Carole King," Various Artists [Epic/Legacy, new] (14)
        "Crying In The Rain," Everly Brothers
 63: "Match Against A New Moon," Fred Gillen Jr [Dys, new] (14)
        "Devil's Last Word"
 63: "Points Of View," Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/09] (14)
        "I'm Nobody"
 63: "Practicing Dying," Dennis Caraher [Self, new] (14)
        "Flying Down To Rio"
        "This House"
 63: "Salt Of The Earth," Harlem Parlour Music Club [Self, 7/09] (14)
        "Dyin' To Be Born Again"
        "Greater Good"
 63: "Sam I Am," Sam Weiser [Disappear, 2/10] (14)
        "By My Silence"
        "Jass's Song"
 63: "The Spaces In Between," Chuck Pyle [Zen Cowboy, 1/10] (14)
        "Copper John"
 63: "Waterbug Anthology 9," Various Artists [Waterbug, 3/10] (14)
        "Dark Horses," Leslie Smith

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12280 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. "Other Way Around" (12)
        by Pieta Brown
        from "One And All"
1. "Trouble In Your Mind" (12)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Genuine Negro Jig"
3. "Last Train To Clarksville" (11)
        by Grascals
        from "The Famous Lefty Flynn's"
4. "The Garden" (10)
        by Ruth Moody
        from "The Garden"
4. "Gulf Coast Highway" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
4. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (10)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Love And Circumstance"
4. "Ivory Bill" (10)
        by Shannon Wurst
        from "What's More Honest Than A Song?"
4. "Tear My Stillhouse Down" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
4. "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
10. "Hit 'em Up Style" (9)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Genuine Negro Jig"
10. "Troubled Mind" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
12. "17 Cents" (8)
        by The Infamous Stringdusters
        from "Things That Fly"
12. "Chained To These Lovin' Arms" (8)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "25"
12. "Cornbread And Butterbeans" (8)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Genuine Negro Jig"
12. "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome" (8)
        by Grascals
        from "The Famous Lefty Flynn's"
12. "Nothing But The Whole Wide World" (8)
        by Jakob Dylan
        from "Women And Country"
12. "Rex's Blues" (8)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Love And Circumstance"
12. "Son Of A Sawmill Man" (8)
        by Grascals
        from "The Famous Lefty Flynn's"
12. "Take It Down The Road" (8)
        by Ruth And Max Bloomquist
        from "Turn Back A Page"
12. "Town Talks" (8)
        by Storyhill
        from "Shade Of The Trees"
21. "Ain't No Grave" (7)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "American VI: Ain't No Grave"
21. "Hallelujah" (7)
        by Patty Larkin
        from "25"
21. "How Can I Keep From Singing" (7)
        by Laurie Lewis
        from "Blossoms"
21. "Jezebel" (7)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
21. "Lookin' For Trouble" (7)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
21. "Paradise" (7)
        by John Prine
        from "Coal Country Music"
21. "When I Heard Gypsy Davy Sing" (7)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Love And Circumstance"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12280 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Red Molly
2. Patty Larkin
3. Carolina Chocolate Drops
4. Carrie Rodriguez
5. Laurie Lewis
6. Grascals
7. Jackson Browne And David Lindley
7. Pieta Brown
9. Brooks Williams
10. Carrie Newcomer
11. Johnny Cash
11. Patty Griffin
11. Storyhill
14. Ellis Paul
15. Ruth Moody
16. John Gorka
17. Rosanne Cash
18. John Prine
18. Pete Seeger
18. Tim Eriksen
18. Willie Nelson
22. Bob Dylan
22. Mark Erelli
22. Mary Chapin Carpenter
25. Greg Brown
25. The Infamous Stringdusters
27. Joy Kills Sorrow
27. Nancy K Dillon
27. Pat Wictor
27. Ruth And Max Bloomquist
27. Shannon Wurst
27. Tom Russell
33. Crooked Still
33. Solas
35. The Honey Dewdrops
36. Sarah McQuaid
37. Dailey And Vincent
37. Eliza Gilkyson
37. Grace Pettis
37. Lainie Marsh

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12280 airplays from 139 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Signature
5. Sugar Hill
6. Columbia
7. Appleseed
8. Nonesuch
9. Greentrax
10. Borealis
10. Inside Recordings
12. Ninth Street Opus
13. Warner
14. Waterbug
15. Green Linnet
16. Vanguard
17. Philo
17. Smithsonian/Folkways
19. Rhino
20. True North
21. Shanachie
22. Verve
23. Rebel
24. Flying Fish
24. RCA
26. Razor And Tie
26. Rose Rock
28. Alligator
28. Capitol
28. Hightone
28. Rural Rhythm
32. Blue Rock
32. Dualtone
32. Manhattan
35. Folk-Legacy
36. Black Wolf
36. High Horse
38. Fancy Mayhem
38. Sony
38. Zoe

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12280 airplays from 139 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob McWilliams (XM, KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Clytia Fuller (KZSC-FM, CA)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WSLR-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Ross (KACI-FM, OR)
Danny Watson (2MAX-FM, Australia)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Grant Johnston & Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Greg Shaya (WCWS-FM, OH)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jo Beattie (CFUR-FM, BC)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Kit Kelt (WMBR-FM, MA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick DiBiasio (WICN-FM, MA)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonny Ochs (WRPI-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Harris (KRCC-FM, CO)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Hayden (WRPI-FM, NY)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
Trevor Ruffell (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Valerie Cormier (CITR-FM, BC)
Wanda Fischer (WAMC & syndicated, NY)

These lists are compiled and posted to the FOLKDJ-L web site every month
(since October 1997).  The archive of past Top Album lists is available
at (the official FOLKDJ-L web site) and also, in an
extended version, at (my personal web site).

The process of compiling the Top Albums list is automated (I do hand
correct some obvious errors and typos). The results are based on
playlists posted to FOLKDJ-L during the calendar month. I wrote a pair
of programs that work with the Eudora email program's filtering feature.
One program parses each playlist as it comes in and adds it to a
spreadsheet. The second program processes the spreadsheet into a readable
report. Playlists have to include artist, song and album name (label is
optional) and be in a reasonably regular format for my program to be able
to parse them. My programs wind up identifying 60% to 80% of the songs
actually posted.

The Top Albums list is sorted in descending order by number of plays
recorded for each album. Within an album, the more popular tracks that
were played are shown. If a single DJ is the only one mostly playing an
album, the count of plays is adjusted downwards; otherwise the raw counts
are used. The top 70 albums are listed.  A more detailed explanation is
available at

Richard Gillmann                        
Tuesday "The Outskirts" Noon-3pm           
KBCS (91.3 FM) - Bellevue, WA