Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2014 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14179 airplays from 140 different DJs

  1: "Current Affairs," Runa [, 6/14] (63)
        "Land Of Sunshine Set"
        "Banks Are Made Of Marble"
        "False Knight On The Road"
        "Rarie's Hill"
  2: "Turn This Heart Around," Missy Werner [, new] (62)
        "I Always Do"
        "Travelin' Light"
        "Main Street"
        "Rough Edges"
  3: "Beyond the Blue," The Duhks [Compass, 5/14] (53)
        "Lazy John"
        "Suffer No Fools"
        "Beyond The Blue"
        "You Go East, I'll Go West"
  3: "Remedy," Old Crow Medicine Show [ATO, new] (53)
        "Sweet Amarillo"
        "8 Dogs 8 Banjos"
        "Dearly Departed Friend"
  5: "Georgia I'm Here," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 4/14] (51)
        "Riding The Train"
        "Pretty Saro"
        "Fall Down As The Rain"
        "Miner In The Mourning"
  5: "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind," Locust Honey String Band [Hearth, new] (51)
        "When The Whiskey's Gone"
        "Righten That Wrong"
        "Henry Lee"
        "Horse Drawn Buggy"
  7: "The Red Album," Red Molly [, 4/14] (49)
        "Homeward Bound"
        "Willow Tree"
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
  8: "I Can't Remember My Dreams," Leslie Evers [Cumulus, new] (42)
        "Break A Little Heart"
        "No Dew On The Avenue"
  9: "Ancient Dreams," Red June [Organic, 4/14] (38)
        "Black Mountain Night"
        "Light Of Day"
        "I Am Free"
  9: "Everything Changes," Peggy Seeger [Signet, new] (38)
        "Over The Mountain To You"
        "You Don't Know How Lucky You Are"
        "Go To Sleep"
 11: "A Dotted Line," Nickel Creek [Nonesuch, 4/14] (36)
        "Elephant In The Corn"
 12: "Still On The Levee," Chris Smither [Signature, new] (34)
        "Leave The Light On"
        "Love You Like A Man"
        "Train Home"
 13: "Driftin' River," John Malcolm Penn [Blue Night, 6/14] (33)
        "Old Glory"
        "Driftin' River"
        "Coffin Eddie"
 13: "You Got This," Haas Kowert Tice [, new] (33)
        "Grandpa's Cheesebarn"
        "Better Off"
 15: "Faith, Good Neighbors And A Telephone," Sweet Potatoes [Sister Trudy's, 3/14] (32)
        "Big Yellow Dog"
        "Sweet Dreams"
 15: "Kindred Lines," T Sisters [Spruce And Maple, 5/14] (32)
        "American Tune"
        "Train Wreck"
 17: "Moments Of Grace," Andrew Corbett [Acmuse, new] (31)
        "Rainy Day People"
        "Bright Blue Ball"
        "Dance Of The Twilight Forest"
 17: "Poor Man's Diamonds," John Flynn [Flying Stone, 5/14] (31)
        "Like Woody Done"
        "Bury Me With My Guitar"
 17: "Survival Is The New Success," Paul Sachs [, 6/14] (31)
        "Survival Is The New Success"
        "Hank Williams' Guitar"
 20: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/14] (30)
        "American Boy"
        "World Without End"
 21: "Loving a Fool," Tumbling Bones [, 3/14] (29)
        "Broken Things"
        "Just Because"
 22: "Fifty Shades Of Red," Linda McRae [Borealis, 6/14] (28)
        "Be Your Own Light"
        "I'll Watch Your Lovelight Shine"
 22: "Cold Spell," Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen [Compass, new] (28)
        "No Life In This Town"
        "Say It Isn't So"
 22: "Elsebound," True North [, 4/14] (28)
        "Twist In The Wind"
        "Rattlin' Bones"
        "Hard Place"
 25: "When The Deal Goes Down," David Olney [Deadbeet, 7/14] (27)
        "Mister Stay At Home"
        "Servant, Job"
 26: "Headwaters," Jason Tyler Burton [, new] (26)
        "Garden Grows"
 26: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [, 2/13] (26)
        "These Hands"
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
 26: "Tied To The Tracks," Eight Dollar Mountain [, new] (26)
        "Fly Like An Eagle"
        "Old High Way"
 29: "Carry The Water," Lucy Billings [Sassy Time, 4/14] (25)
        "State Of Blind"
        "Asking You Why"
 29: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 4/14] (25)
        "Empty Chair"
 29: "Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort," Edie Carey And Sarah Sample [Groundloop, 6/14] (25)
        "California Stars"
        "If I Needed You"
 32: "For Keeps," Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, 5/14] (24)
        "Sky Picked Blue"
        "2 White Clouds"
 32: "Sixty," John Cowan [Compass, new] (24)
        "Miss The Mississippi"
        "Rising From The Ashes"
 34: "Band Of Brothers," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 6/14] (23)
        "Band Of Brothers"
        "Crazy Like Me"
        "I've Got A Lot Of Travelling To Do"
 34: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, 3/14] (23)
        "Holed Up In Mason City"
        "Bright Side Of Down"
 34: "The More I Wonder," Craig Bickhardt [Stone Barn, 4/14] (23)
        "Gourd Vine"
        "Giant Steps"
 34: "Songs," John Fullbright [Blue Dirt, 5/14] (23)
        "Until You Were Gone"
 38: "The Hello Strangers," The Hello Strangers [IMI, 5/14] (22)
        "Que Sera Sera"
        "What It Takes To Break A Heart"
 38: "Later That Night," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, 5/14] (22)
        "White Flour"
        "Last American Worker"
 38: "Trouble & Love," Mary Gauthier [Proper, 6/14] (22)
        "Trouble And Love"
        "When A Woman Goes Cold"
 41: "Five," Balsam Range [Mountain Home, 6/14] (21)
        "Moon Over Memphis"
        "Stacking Up The Rocks"
 41: "Folk Singer Vol. 1," Willie Watson [Acony, 5/14] (21)
        "Midnight Special"
        "Keep It Clean"
 43: "Best Kept Secret," Cris Cuddy [Self, 5/14] (20)
        "Ibma Blues"
        "Best Kept Secret"
 43: "The Flower Grown," The Craven Family Band [Self, 5/14] (20)
        "Leavin' The Ozarks"
        "Dear Hearts And Gentle People"
 43: "Tarpaper Sky," Rodney Crowell [New West, 4/14] (20)
        "Long Journey Home"
        "Flyboy And The Kid"
 43: "Terms Of My Surrender," John Hiatt [New West, new] (20)
        "Long Time Comin"
 47: "Dot The Dragon's Eyes," Hanneke Cassel [, 12/13] (19)
        "Dot The Dragon's Eyes"
 47: "Molly Tuttle And John Mailander," Molly Tuttle And John Mailander [Back Studio, 2/14] (19)
        "Morning Morgantown"
 47: "Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In," Bumper Jacksons [Self, 5/14] (19)
        "Bacon Adoration"
        "Darlin' Corey"
 47: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (19)
        "Blame It On The Dog"
        "King Of The Folksingers"
 47: "World Of Strangers," Zoe Muth [Signature, 5/14] (19)
        "Mama Needs A Margarita"
        "Waltz Of The Wayward Wind"
 52: "The Flood And The Fire," Jen Starsinic [Dangerous You, 5/14] (18)
        "6 Foot 3"
        "Time To Lose"
 52: "For Pete's Sake: A Tribute to Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, new] (18)
        "If I Had A Hammer," Dawn Kenney Band
        "Letter To Eve," Rik Palieri
 52: "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [, 2/14] (18)
        "Livin' In America"
        "Fiddlehead Fern"
 52: "In The Wind Somewhere," Richard Bennett [Lonesome Day, 5/14] (18)
        "In The Wind Somewhere"
        "Last Thing On My Mind"
 52: "Louder Than Words," The Henry Girls [, 1/14] (18)
        "James Monroe"
 52: "The River And The Thread," Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, 1/14] (18)
        "Feather's Not A Bird"
        "When The Master Calls The Roll"
 58: "Checks & Love Letters," Bernice Lewis [, 3/14] (17)
        "Checks And Love Letters"
        "I Wanna Be In The Band"
 58: "Long Time... Seldom Scene," Seldom Scene [Smithsonian/Folkways, 4/14] (17)
        "California Cottonfields"
        "Little Georgia Rose"
 58: "Moonlit Toasters," The Student Loan [Self, new] (17)
        "Slippin' By"
        "Beer Grows Sticky In The Morning"
 58: "Pretty Bird," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 6/14] (17)
        "Drive On"
        "Pretty Bird"
 62: "American Favorite Ballads, Vols. 1-5," Pete Seeger [Smithsonian/Folkways, 2009] (16)
        "Yankee Doodle"
 62: "Classic African American Songsters," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, 6/14] (16)
        "Going Down The Road Feeling Bad," John Cephas And Phil Wiggins
 62: "Common Ground: The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy," Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin [Yep Roc, 6/14] (16)
        "Southern Flood Blues"
        "You've Changed"
 62: "Into My Own," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill, 4/14] (16)
        "Ole Blake"
        "Swannanoa Tunnel"
 62: "Night Travels," Ashley Davis [Daisy Rings, 5/14] (16)
        "His Bride I'll Be"
 62: "Stardust," Bronwynne Brent [, 5/14] (16)
        "Devil Again"
        "Marrying Kind"
 68: "Dharma Blues," Peter Rowan [Omnivore, 7/14] (15)
        "River Of Time"
 68: "In The Booth," Lorrie Newman Keating [Cub Bear, 2012] (15)
        "If I Needed You"
        "Feather Quilt"
 68: "Just To Hear The Whistle Blow," Tim Stafford [Lonesome Pine, new] (15)
        "Just To Hear The Whistle Blow"
        "On The Ledge"
 68: "O Love," Ernest Troost [Travelin' Shoes, 1/14] (15)
        "Weary Traveler"
 68: "Traditional Duets," Lynda Dawson And Pattie Hopkins [Self, 4/14] (15)
        "Sittin' Alone In The Moonlight"
        "Long Time Gone"
 68: "Trouble," The Howlin' Brothers [Readymade, 5/14] (15)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14179 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. "Sweet Amarillo" (14)
        by Old Crow Medicine Show
        from "Remedy"
2. "Travelin' Light" (13)
        by Missy Werner
        from "Turn This Heart Around"
3. "Break A Little Heart" (12)
        by Leslie Evers
        from "I Can't Remember My Dreams"
3. "Destination" (12)
        by Nickel Creek
        from "A Dotted Line"
3. "I Always Do" (12)
        by Missy Werner
        from "Turn This Heart Around"
6. "Lazy John" (11)
        by The Duhks
        from "Beyond the Blue"
6. "No Life In This Town" (11)
        by Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
        from "Cold Spell"
6. "Riding The Train" (11)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Georgia I'm Here"
9. "Land Of Sunshine Set" (10)
        by Runa
        from "Current Affairs"
9. "Old Glory" (10)
        by John Malcolm Penn
        from "Driftin' River"
9. "Survival Is The New Success" (10)
        by Paul Sachs
        from "Survival Is The New Success"
9. "When The Whiskey's Gone" (10)
        by Locust Honey String Band
        from "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind"
13. "Broken Things" (9)
        by Tumbling Bones
        from "Loving a Fool"
13. "Homeward Bound" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
13. "Like Woody Done" (9)
        by John Flynn
        from "Poor Man's Diamonds"
13. "Molasses" (9)
        by T Sisters
        from "Kindred Lines"
13. "Willow Tree" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
18. "Banks Are Made Of Marble" (8)
        by Runa
        from "Current Affairs"
18. "Garden Grows" (8)
        by Jason Tyler Burton
        from "Headwaters"
18. "Ibma Blues" (8)
        by Cris Cuddy
        from "Best Kept Secret"
18. "If I Needed You" (8)
        by Edie Carey And Sarah Sample
        from "Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort"
18. "Leadfoot" (8)
        by Haas Kowert Tice
        from "You Got This"
18. "Main Street" (8)
        by Missy Werner
        from "Turn This Heart Around"
18. "Pretty Saro" (8)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Georgia I'm Here"
18. "Righten That Wrong" (8)
        by Locust Honey String Band
        from "Never Let Me Cross Your Mind"
18. "This Land Is Your Land" (8)
        by Woody Guthrie
        from "The Greatest Songs Of Woody Guthrie"
18. "Waltz" (8)
        by Jason Tyler Burton
        from "Headwaters"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14179 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Runa
2. Missy Werner
3. The Duhks
4. Old Crow Medicine Show
5. Joe Crookston
6. Pete Seeger
7. Red Molly
8. Bob Dylan
8. Locust Honey String Band
10. John McCutcheon
11. John Gorka
11. Nickel Creek
13. Eliza Gilkyson
14. Chris Smither
14. Leslie Evers
14. Peggy Seeger
17. Red June
18. Paul Sachs
19. John Flynn
19. Nanci Griffith
21. John Malcolm Penn
21. Tom Paxton
21. Willie Watson
21. Woody Guthrie
25. Frank Solivan
26. Johnny Cash
27. Brother Sun
27. Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt
27. Greg Brown
27. Willie Nelson
31. Stray Birds
32. Haas Kowert Tice
32. Kim And Reggie Harris
32. T Sisters
35. Cheryl Wheeler
35. Sweet Potatoes
37. Andrew Corbett
37. Jason Tyler Burton
37. Mary Gauthier
37. Peter Rowan

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14179 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Smithsonian/Folkways
6. Signature
7. Columbia
8. Borealis
9. Nonesuch
10. Appleseed
10. Rhino
12. Warner
13. Rebel
14. Vanguard
15. Spruce And Maple
15. Yep Roc
17. Milagrito
17. Mountain Home
19. Flying Fish
19. New West
21. Waterbug
22. Philo
23. ATO
24. Green Linnet
25. Cumulus
25. Organic
27. Sony
28. Blue Night
28. Folk-Legacy
30. Signet
31. Legacy
32. Mountain Fever
32. Rural Rhythm
34. Arc
35. Bear Family
36. Wepecket Island
37. Acony
38. Alligator
39. Groundloop
39. Mercury
39. Stone Barn

FOLK DJs - JULY 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14179 airplays from 140 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amanda-Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Blair Larsen (KUSU-FM & UPR, UT)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Bob Weiser (WBRS-FM & WOMR-FM, MA)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Cameron Polson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Caragh McMaster (WTJU-FM, VA)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-FM, NY)
Chrisana McGill (WSPN-FM, NY)
Cindy Funk (WYSO-FM, OH)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH)
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)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CV)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Jim Schwall (WORT-FM, WI)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-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 (SiriusXM & syndicated)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Goodson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Fisher (CKUA-FM, AB)
Steve Jerrett (KOPN-FM, MO)
Steve Kindig (WTJU-FM, VA)
Steve Pritchard (CKLN-FM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Sue Kessell (WNUR-FM, IL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WHUS-FM & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (syndicated)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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