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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12694 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "Double CD: When Two Lovers Meet / I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning," Sarah McQuaid [Self, 10/09] (82)
        "Chickens They Are Crowing"
        "In The Pines"
        "Ode To Billie Joe"
        "Shady Grove/Cluck Old Hen"
  2: "If The Sun Will Shine," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, 6/09] (68)
        "Bluest Blue Eyes"
        "Wandering Boy"
        "When Was The War"
        "Fly Away Free"
  3: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (64)
        "Rose Tattoo"
  4: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin [Credential, new] (57)
        "Little Fire"
        "If I Had My Way"
        "Move Up"
        "House Of Gold"
  4: "Farm Songs," Tim Grimm [Vault, 12/09] (57)
        "Heart Of The Winter"
        "People's Highway"
        "Back Fields"
        "Pray For Rain"
  6: "Home," Louise Mosrie [Zoe Cat, 1/10] (54)
        "Battle Of Blair Mountain"
        "Blackberry Winter"
  6: "Natural Angle," Grada [Compass, 1/10] (54)
        "John Riley"
        "Butcher Boy"
        "Abe's Axe"
  8: "Salt Of The Earth," Harlem Parlour Music Club [Self, 7/09] (45)
        "Dyin' To Be Born Again"
        "Runaway Train"
        "Greater Good"
  9: "Blossoms," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 2/10] (42)
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
        "Here Today"
        "Lark In The Morning"
  9: "So Dark You See," John Gorka [Red House, 10/09] (42)
        "Where No Monument Stands"
        "Fond Kiss"
 11: "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, new] (40)
        "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?"
        "Kerrville Campfire Song"
        "Little Love Is Gonna Do"
 12: "Exiles Return," Karan Casey And John Doyle [Compass, 2/10] (38)
        "Sailing Off To The Yankee Land"
        "Exiles Return"
        "False Lady"
 13: "House Of Cards," James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/09] (36)
        "House Of Cards"
        "Next To You"
 14: "Mystery Prize," Rebecca Loebe [Self, 12/09] (35)
        "Land And Sea"
 14: "Turning Tide," Solas [Compass, 2/10] (35)
        "Hugo's Big Reel"
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad"
        "Ditching Boy"
 16: "Welcome Home," Doug Spears [Cypress Moss, 2009] (34)
        "Steam Train"
        "Mother's Tears"
 17: "The List," Rosanne Cash [Manhattan, 10/09] (33)
        "Long Black Veil"
        "500 Miles"
        "Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow"
 18: "No Fool For Trying," Madison Violet [True North, 6/09] (30)
        "Small Of My Heart"
 18: "Points Of View," Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/09] (30)
        "2 Year Winter"
 20: "Singer-Songwriter Heaven: The Songs Of Kevin Faherty," Various Artists [Gamblers Grace, new] (29)
        "Singer-Songwriter Heaven," Ellis Paul
        "Einstein's Pencil," Pierce Pettis
 20: "Tune In," Nuala Kennedy [Compass, new] (29)
        "Spider And The Fly"
        "My True Love"
        "All Of These Days"
 22: "Times Right Now," Jon Shain [Flyin', 11/09] (28)
        "Driving Them Crazy"
        "James Alley Blues"
 23: "Bonfires," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 10/09] (26)
        "Welcome In Another Year"
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
 23: "Darkness Sure Becomes This City," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, new] (26)
        "New Shoes"
        "Kill My Sorrow"
 23: "High Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," Loudon Wainwright III [Proper, 8/09] (26)
        "High, Wide And Handsome"
        "Acres Of Diamonds"
 23: "My Stars Your Eyes," James Gordon [Borealis, new] (26)
        "Alone On The Road On Valentine's Day"
        "I've Come Along"
 27: "A Friend Of A Friend," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 11/09] (25)
        "Sweet Tooth"
        "Bells Of Harlem"
        "I Hear Them All"
 27: "The Living Side," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 2/10] (25)
        "Hard To Change"
 29: "Waves Of Silence," Carolyn Currie [High Horse, 4/09] (24)
        "I Am An Island"
 30: "Time Stands Still," Chris Smither [Signature, 9/09] (23)
        "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry"
        "Time Stands Still"
 31: "Links In A Chain," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 8/09] (22)
        "Joe Hill"
 32: "Solo Songs," Douglas John Cameron [Campus, new] (21)
        "3 Chord Johnny"
        "Mary Come Over The Mountain"
 33: "Before And After," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, new] (20)
        "Before And After"
        "If Not Now"
 33: "Crazy Heart," Various Artists [New West Records, new] (20)
        "Weary Kind," Ryan Bingham
        "Brand New Angel," Jeff Bridges
 33: "New Blue Day," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 10/09] (20)
        "Our Time Again"
        "God Don't Know Me Anymore"
 33: "True Love Don't Weep," James Hill And Anne Davison [Borealis, 4/09] (20)
        "Ev'ry Night"
        "Ode To A Frozen Boot"
 33: "Until You Come Home: Songs For Veterans And Their Kin," George Mann, Julius Margolin and Friends [Self, 1/10] (20)
        "When The War Is Won," Laurie MacAllister And Amy Speace
        "Bandana Man," Arlon Bennett
 38: "Seven Or Eleven," Patuxent Partners [Self, new] (19)
        "7 Or 11"
 38: "Acoustic Rainbow 35," Various Artists [Poetman, new] (19)
        "Kashmir," Wine And Alchemy
        "Purple Rain," Monroe Crossing
 40: "Chasing Sparks," Jeremy Kittel [Compass, new] (18)
        "Curious Beetle Medley"
        "Golden-Plover Set"
 40: "Crowd Around The Mic," Wild Carrot And The Roots Band [Blue Jordan, new] (18)
        "There Is A Time"
        "Golden Wings"
 40: "Uncovered," Coco And Lafe [Skyhunter, 11/09] (18)
        "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"
        "End Of The Line"
 43: "Speak," Kat Eggleston [Paperboat, 9/09] (17)
        "Road To Ruin"
        "Sanctuary/The History Man"
 43: "Throw Down Your Heart," Bela Fleck [Rounder, 3/09] (17)
        "Throw Down Your Heart"
 45: "25th Anniversary Celebration," Altan [Compass, new] (16)
        "I Wish My Love Was A Red Red Rose"
 45: "Able Baker Charlie And Dog," Joe Crookston [Self, 2008] (16)
        "Bird By Bird"
 45: "Bird Song," Heather Masse [Red House, 11/09] (16)
        "I Don't Wanna Wake Up Today"
 45: "Booker's Guitar," Eric Bibb [Telarc, 1/10] (16)
        "Booker's Guitar"
 45: "Golden Apples Of The Sun," Caroline Herring [Signature, 11/09] (16)
        "Long Black Veil"
 45: "Signs Along The Road," Steve Smith, Chris Sanders And Hard Road [Desert Night, new] (16)
        "Same For You"
        "Steadfast Deliverance"
 45: "Zama Zama: Try Your Luck," Battlefield Band [Temple, 9/09] (16)
        "Robber Barons"
 52: "Empire And Love," The Imagined Village [ECC, new] (15)
        "Space Girl"
 52: "Influence," Jan Krist And Jim Bizer [Yellow Room, 2009] (15)
        "Some Sunny Day"
 52: "Jealousy," Runa [Self, 10/09] (15)
 52: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (15)
        "Tell Me True"
 52: "Southern," Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie [Rural Rhythm, new] (15)
        "Grandpa Emory's Banjo"
        "Old Coal Town"
 52: "Turn Back A Page," Ruth And Max Bloomquist [Ruby, new] (15)
        "Same Old Grind"
 58: "Queens Hotel," John Wort Hannam [Black Hen, 11/09] (14)
        "With The Grain"
 58: "Down Home," Josh Williams [Pinecastle, 2/10] (14)
        "Cherokee Shuffle"
        "Kodak 1955"
 58: "Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 4/09] (14)
        "Hard To Believe"
        "Beautiful Thing"
 58: "Moon On Havana," Wendy Webb [Spooky Moon, 11/09] (14)
        "Nashville Can Wait"
 62: "Electric Dirt," Levon Helm [Vanguard, 6/09] (13)
        "Growin' Trade"
 62: "Everyone Is Someone," Dala [Campus, 6/09] (13)
        "Northern Lights"
 62: "Gentlemen From Virginia," Albemarle Ramblers [Merriweather, new] (13)
        "Home In That Rock"
 62: "Gravity Of Grace," Johnsmith [Blue Pine, 6/09] (13)
        "Eliza Jane"
 62: "Grown Up," The Chapmans [Compass, new] (13)
        "Love's Gonna Live Here"
 62: "How I Love Them Old Songs," Ronny Cox [Wind River, 2007] (13)
        "Future's Not What It Used To Be"
        "San Francisco Mabel Joy"
 62: "Pointing At The Sun," Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 5/09] (13)
        "Pointing At The Sun"
        "Holding On"
 62: "Sea Of Tears," Eilen Jewell [Signature, 4/09] (13)
        "Sweet Rose"
 62: "Shimmer," Pieta Brown [Red House, 11/09] (13)
        "Diamonds In The Sky"
        "El Guero"
 62: "Since I Saw You Last," Steve Howell [Out Of The Past, new] (13)
        "Downtown Blues"
        "Red Cadillac And Black Mustache"
 62: "Turtle Dove," Barb Barton [Asarae, new] (13)
        "Turtle Dove"
        "Indiana Hills"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12694 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Bluest Blue Eyes" (17)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "If The Sun Will Shine"
2. "Hard To Change" (14)
        by Meg Hutchinson
        from "The Living Side"
3. "Dyin' To Be Born Again" (13)
        by Harlem Parlour Music Club
        from "Salt Of The Earth"
3. "Little Fire" (13)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Downtown Church"
5. "How Can I Keep From Singing" (12)
        by Laurie Lewis
        from "Blossoms"
5. "What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?" (12)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE"
7. "Annalee" (11)
        by Ellis Paul
        from "The Day After Everything Changed"
7. "Home" (11)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
7. "John Riley" (11)
        by Grada
        from "Natural Angle"
7. "Rose Tattoo" (11)
        by Ellis Paul
        from "The Day After Everything Changed"
7. "Wandering Boy" (11)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "If The Sun Will Shine"
12. "Battle Of Blair Mountain" (10)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
12. "If I Had My Way" (10)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Downtown Church"
12. "Move Up" (10)
        by Patty Griffin
        from "Downtown Church"
12. "Sailing Off To The Yankee Land" (10)
        by Karan Casey And John Doyle
        from "Exiles Return"
16. "Before And After" (9)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Before And After"
16. "Heart Of The Winter" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Farm Songs"
16. "How Come We Don't Fight" (9)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE"
16. "Hugo's Big Reel" (9)
        by Solas
        from "Turning Tide"
16. "Kerrville Campfire Song" (9)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE"
16. "Little Love Is Gonna Do" (9)
        by Pat Wictor
        from "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE"
16. "People's Highway" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "Farm Songs"
16. "Singer-Songwriter Heaven" (9)
        by Ellis Paul
        from "Singer-Songwriter Heaven: The Songs Of Kevin Faherty"
16. "When Was The War" (9)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "If The Sun Will Shine"
25. "House Of Cards" (8)
        by James Keelaghan
        from "House Of Cards"
25. "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" (8)
        by Chris Smither
        from "Time Stands Still"
25. "Long Black Veil" (8)
        by Rosanne Cash
        from "The List"
25. "With The Grain" (8)
        by John Wort Hannam
        from "Queen's Hotel"
25. "Where No Monument Stands" (8)
        by John Gorka
        from "So Dark You See"
25. "Alone On The Road On Valentine's Day" (8)
        by James Gordon
        from "My Stars Your Eyes"
25. "Backroads" (8)
        by Louise Mosrie
        from "Home"
25. "New Shoes" (8)
        by Joy Kills Sorrow
        from "Darkness Sure Becomes This City"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12694 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Sarah McQuaid
2. Ellis Paul
3. The Honey Dewdrops
4. Laurie Lewis
5. John Gorka
6. Pat Wictor
6. Tim Grimm
8. Patty Griffin
9. Grada
9. Louise Mosrie
11. James Keelaghan
12. Harlem Parlour Music Club
13. Solas
14. Greg Brown
15. Rebecca Loebe
16. Karan Casey And John Doyle
17. Rosanne Cash
18. Doug Spears
19. Anne Hills
19. Chris Smither
21. Bob Dylan
22. Loudon Wainwright III
23. John McCutcheon
23. Johnny Cash
23. Madison Violet
26. Tim O'Brien
27. Carrie Newcomer
27. James Gordon
27. Joy Kills Sorrow
30. Joe Jencks
30. Nuala Kennedy
30. Pete Seeger
33. Jon Shain
33. Meg Hutchinson
33. Steve Earle
36. Battlefield Band
37. Zoe Mulford
38. Caroline Herring
38. Carolyn Currie
38. Patty Larkin

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12694 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Borealis
7. Columbia
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Appleseed
10. Vanguard
11. Warner
12. Green Linnet
13. Flying Fish
13. Rhino
13. Rural Rhythm
16. Shanachie
17. Philo
18. True North
19. Vault
20. Waterbug
21. Rebel
22. Greentrax
22. Patuxent
22. Pinecastle
25. Manhattan
25. Risky Disc
27. Campus
28. High Horse
28. New West
28. Sony
31. Spruce And Maple
32. Black Hen
32. Black Wolf
34. Acony
34. Capitol
36. Gamblers Grace
37. Hightone
38. 2nd Story Sound
38. Elektra
40. Credential
40. Cypress Moss
40. RCA
40. Reprise

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12694 airplays from 142 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob Blackman (WKAR-FM, MI)
Bob Gregory (WRFL-FM, KY)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
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)
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)
Fred Dolan (WJCU-FM, OH)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
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)
Henk de Weerd (5EBI-FM, Australia)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
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)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Joe Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Bommarito (WFHR-FM, MI)
John Kalb (WSCL-FM, MD)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
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)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
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 Sue Twohy (XM)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Fitzgerald (WEBR, VA)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
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)
Robyne Fawx (KDVS-FM, CA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
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)
Steve Rouse (WFHB-FM, IN)
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)
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