Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of July 2016 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14796 airplays from 138 different DJs

  1: "Storyman," Sam Bush [Sugar Hill, 6/16] (89)
        "Play By Your Own Rules"
        "Bowling Green"
        "Everything Is Possible"
        "Handmics Killed Country Music"
  2: "75th Birthday Celebration," Joan Baez [, new] (68)
        "Before The Deluge"
        "Catch The Wind"
        "Diamonds And Rust"
  3: "Pete, Woody & Me - Volume I: Keep The Flame Alive," Spook Handy [Akashic, 6/16] (65)
        "My Oklahoma Home Blowed Away"
        "So Long, It's Been Good To Know Yuh"
        "Banks Of Marble"
  4: "Colvin And Earle," Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle [Fantasy, 6/16] (63)
        "Come What May"
        "Tell Moses"
        "You Were On My Mind"
        "Happy And Free"
  4: "Good Days a Comin," Ivas John [Right Side Up, 6/16] (63)
        "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound"
        "Goin' Back To Arkansas"
        "Here I Am"
        "Wrong Road Again"
  6: "Undercurrent," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/16] (61)
        "Early Morning Light"
        "Take Another Turn"
        "House Of Mercy"
        "Everything To Hide"
  7: "Live," Runa [, 7/16] (52)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "Bedlam Boys"
        "King's Shilling"
  7: "Rattle And Roar," The Earls Of Leicester [Rounder, new] (52)
        "Train That Carried My Girl From Town"
        "Why Did You Wander?"
        "Steel Guitar Blues"
  9: "Heart Of A Song," Nancy Cassidy [Twitter Twatter, 6/16] (48)
        "Whole Bunch Of Love"
        "Heart Of A Song"
        "Love Train"
 10: "Before Beginning," John Gorka [Red House, new] (46)
        "Down In The Milltown"
        "I Saw A Stranger With Your Hair"
        "Branching Out"
 10: "Doolin," Doolin [Compass, new] (46)
        "Galway Girl"
        "Ballad Of Hollis Brown"
 12: "Mostly Fine," Susan Kane [, new] (45)
        "Brown Eyed Women"
        "Comes A Time"
 13: "Copper Rooster And Other Tunes And Tales," Gina Forsyth [Waterbug, new] (43)
        "Carroll County Blues"
        "Road To Columbus"
 14: "The Littlest Dobro," Ivan Rosenberg [Slosh-Tone, 6/16] (40)
        "Hard Boiled"
 15: "Lift," Dave Gunning [Wee House, 7/15] (37)
        "Sing It Louder"
        "They Don't Do That No More"
        "Breaker's Yard"
 15: "Weights And Wings," Brother Sun [, 4/16] (37)
        "Mighty Long Way"
        "Mighty Mighty River"
        "Mary Don't You Weep And Moan"
 17: "My Lucky Stars," Arnie Naiman [Merriweather, 5/16] (36)
        "Maggie At The Door"
        "Playin' Jane"
        "Catch Of The Day"
 17: "River Waiting," Connla [, new] (36)
        "Moon And Stars"
        "40 Pound Jeans"
        "Saints And Sinners"
 19: "Daughters," Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, 6/16] (33)
        "Beehive State"
        "Floods Of South Dakota"
 19: "Misfit," Lara Herscovitch [La Rama, new] (33)
        "Will The Circle Be Unbroken / The Flame"
        "Bravest Thing"
        "Another Gypsy Lifetime"
 19: "Say That Now," Ana Egge And The Sentimentals [Grace, 6/16] (33)
        "Promises To Break"
        "Girl From The Banks Of The Ohio"
        "Away We Go"
 22: "Mud And Apples," Lucy Wainwright Roche And Suzzy Roche [Bunny, 5/16] (32)
        "Bleecker Street"
 23: "Calla's Waltz," Jed Marum [Boston Road, 3/16] (29)
        "Calla's Waltz"
        "Even As I Ramble"
        "Massacre At Glencoe"
 24: "Broke In Brooklyn," Millpond Moon [Tikopia, 2012] (28)
        "Barbed Wire"
        "You Were There For Me"
 25: "The Country Blues," Rob Ickes And Trey Hensley [Compass, 7/16] (27)
        "Friend Of The Devil"
        "Ballad Of A Well Known Gun"
        "Everywhere I Go Is A Long Way From Home"
 25: "Del And Woody," Del McCoury Band [, 4/16] (27)
        "Dirty Overhalls"
        "Ain't A Gonna Do"
 25: "Flight," Coty Hogue [Perpetual Hoedown, 5/16] (27)
        "Pretty Bird"
        "Poor Ellen Smith"
 25: "Good Dirt," Kristine Schmitt [, 5/16] (27)
        "Get Your Clothes Off, Honey"
        "No-One There To See Me If I Cry"
        "Hop On Awhile With Me"
 25: "The K.O.A. Tapes (Vol. 1)," Kate Campbell [Large River, 1/16] (27)
        "Passing Through"
 25: "The Tumbling River," Chris Coole [Northern, 4/16] (27)
        "I Know Your Wandering Heart"
        "Baby Blue"
 31: "Too Big World," Bumper Jacksons [, 6/15] (26)
        "Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down"
        "Coffee Mama"
 31: "American Landscape," Dave Murphy [, 5/16] (26)
        "Miss The Bus"
        "Brooklyn Street"
 31: "Here I Am," Rebekah Long [LUK, 5/16] (26)
        "I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew"
        "Maple Tree And Me"
 31: "In Her Dream," Julie Parisi Kirby [Jaiya, 9/15] (26)
        "When I Was A Fair Maid"
        "Every Day We Sail Around The World"
 31: "Jump The Fire," Evie Ladin Band [Evil Diane, 5/16] (26)
        "Have It All"
        "Heat Of The Day"
        "Honey Lou"
 31: "Keepsake," Gathering Time [Treble-G, 3/16] (26)
        "Who Knows Where The Time Goes"
        "Battles That I've Won"
 31: "Once Upon A Different Time," Jaime Michaels [Frumdahart, 6/16] (26)
        "Once Upon A Different Time"
        "Singing For My Supper"
        "Steal Light"
 31: "Red Grass," Ilya Toshinskiy [Hadley, 5/16] (26)
        "Close To Home"
        "Melissa's Song"
        "Old River"
 31: "Still The Birds," Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 5/16] (26)
        "Meaning Of My Love"
        "Everywhere At Once"
 31: "Tempest And Rapture," The Deer [Owl Bum, 5/16] (26)
        "Reflections On Moonstone Beach"
 31: "Young In All The Wrong Ways," Sara Watkins [New West, 7/16] (26)
        "One Last Time"
 42: "Deep Waters," The Lonely Heartstring Band [Rounder, 6/16] (25)
        "If I Had A Hammer"
 42: "Stranger To Stranger," Paul Simon [Concord, 5/16] (25)
 42: "Wild Blue Yonder," The Western Flyers [Self, new] (25)
        "Tennessee Waltz"
        "Along The Navajo Trail"
 45: "Before Darkness Comes A-Callin," The Weeping Willows [Self, 4/16] (24)
        "Devil's Road"
        "Pale Rider"
        "River Of Gold"
 45: "The More I Learn," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill, 6/16] (24)
        "Virginia Creeper"
        "Time Has Come"
 47: "Nine Pin," Kaia Kater [Kingswood, 5/16] (23)
        "Rising Down"
        "Saint Elizabeth"
 47: "Blue Skies," Mountain Heart [Compass, 5/16] (23)
        "Maggie's Farm"
        "Blue Skies"
        "No One To Listen"
 47: "These American Blues," Levi Parham [Music Road, 6/16] (23)
        "These American Blues"
        "Wrong Way To Hold A Man"
 47: "True Sadness," The Avett Brothers [Republic, new] (23)
        "Ain't No Man"
        "Divorce Separation Blues"
 47: "Washashore Cowgirl," Monica Rizzio [, 2/16] (23)
        "Willie Nelson"
        "Long Lost Friend"
 52: "Bywater," Bywater Band [Fresh Haggis, 1/16] (21)
        "Grammy's Trip To Oregon"
        "Bywater Band"
 52: "Old Songs For Modern Folk," Vincent Cross [Rescue Dog, 4/16] (21)
        "As The Crow Flies"
        "Going Down That Road"
 52: "Sing Me Home," Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble [Masterworks, 4/16] (21)
        "Little Birdie"
        "Going Home"
 55: "Aren't We Lucky," Andrew John And Lissa [Self, 2012] (20)
        "Butcher Boy"
        "Diminished Boogie"
 55: "Nothin's Too Easy," Ragged Mountain String Band [Self, 6/16] (20)
        "Hornet's Nest"
        "Belmont Gals"
 55: "Ramblin Feels Good," Jeff Scroggins And Colorado [Self, new] (20)
        "Carefree Highway"
        "Sometimes Dig For Taters"
 55: "Sometimes I Feel Too Much," Cosy Sheridan [, 3/16] (20)
        "Woody Guthrie Watch Over Me"
        "I'm Afraid The Song Is Broken"
 55: "Square Peg," Marci Geller [, 12/15] (20)
        "Only Love Matters"
        "Sally Knows"
 55: "Sunny Jim," James Gordon [Borealis, 7/16] (20)
        "I'm Just An Old Farmhouse"
        "Moon In The Man"
 55: "Trail Of Tales," The Bills [Borealis, 3/16] (20)
        "Happy Be"
        "Pebble Beach"
 62: "Seven Sonnets And A Song," Paul Kelly [Cooking Vinyl, 4/16] (19)
        "Sonnet 18"
        "Sonnet 73"
 62: "American Tunes," Allen Toussaint [Nonesuch, 6/16] (19)
        "American Tune"
        "Rocks In My Bed"
 62: "Peaceful Waters," Geoff Samuels [Self, 5/16] (19)
        "Out Of Gas"
        "One Rainbow"
 62: "Spring Tide," Beth Wood [Self, 6/16] (19)
        "Black Coal Train"
        "Run To You"
 62: "Weighted Mind," Sierra Hull [Rounder, 1/16] (19)
        "Choices And Changes"
        "Black River"
 67: "Coming Home," O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor [Rounder, new] (18)
        "Jerusalem Ridge"
        "Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man"
 67: "Crowes Pasture," Crowes Pasture [Self, 5/16] (18)
        "Going Down The Road"
 67: "I Shook The Tree," Karen Savoca [Alcove, 4/16] (18)
        "Figure It Out"
        "Point Me Home"
 67: "O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack," Various Artists [Mercury, 2000] (18)
        "O Death," Ralph Stanley
        "Angel Band," Stanley Brothers
 67: "One Of These Days," The Regulators [Self, 3/16] (18)
        "Love Found Its Home"
 67: "Rattle Your Bones," The Haunted Windchimes [Blank Tape, 5/16] (18)
        "Traveling Lady"
        "Dead And Gone"
 67: "This Land: Woody Guthrie's America," John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 2011] (18)
        "This Land Is Your Land"
 67: "The World Is Old Tonight," Atwater And Donnelly [Rabbit Island, 6/16] (18)
        "Bold Riley"
        "Morning Come, Maria's Gone"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14796 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. "Play By Your Own Rules" (18)
        by Sam Bush
        from "Storyman"
2. "I Saw A Stranger With Your Hair" (17)
        by John Gorka
        from "Before Beginning"
3. "Bowling Green" (16)
        by Sam Bush
        from "Storyman"
3. "Everything Is Possible" (16)
        by Sam Bush
        from "Storyman"
5. "Down In The Milltown" (15)
        by John Gorka
        from "Before Beginning"
6. "Early Morning Light" (14)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Undercurrent"
7. "Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound" (13)
        by Ivas John
        from "Good Days a Comin"
7. "Train That Carried My Girl From Town" (13)
        by The Earls Of Leicester
        from "Rattle And Roar"
9. "Ain't No Grave" (12)
        by Runa
        from "Live"
10. "Brown Eyed Women" (11)
        by Susan Kane
        from "Mostly Fine"
10. "Will The Circle Be Unbroken / The Flame" (11)
        by Lara Herscovitch
        from "Misfit"
12. "Branching Out" (10)
        by John Gorka
        from "Before Beginning"
12. "Clampett" (10)
        by Ivan Rosenberg
        from "The Littlest Dobro"
12. "Galway Girl" (10)
        by Doolin
        from "Doolin"
12. "Maggie's Farm" (10)
        by Mountain Heart
        from "Blue Skies"
16. "American Tune" (9)
        by Allen Toussaint
        from "American Tunes"
16. "Barbed Wire" (9)
        by Millpond Moon
        from "Broke In Brooklyn"
16. "Come What May" (9)
        by Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
        from "Colvin And Earle"
16. "Maggie At The Door" (9)
        by Arnie Naiman
        from "My Lucky Stars"
16. "Miss The Bus" (9)
        by Dave Murphy
        from "American Landscape"
16. "Moon And Stars" (9)
        by Connla
        from "River Waiting"
16. "My Oklahoma Home Blowed Away" (9)
        by Spook Handy
        from "Pete, Woody & Me - Volume I: Keep The Flame Alive"
16. "One Last Time" (9)
        by Sara Watkins
        from "Young In All The Wrong Ways"
16. "Reflections On Moonstone Beach" (9)
        by The Deer
        from "Tempest And Rapture"
16. "Sing It Louder" (9)
        by Dave Gunning
        from "Lift"
16. "Take Another Turn" (9)
        by Sarah Jarosz
        from "Undercurrent"
16. "Tell Moses" (9)
        by Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
        from "Colvin And Earle"
16. "These American Blues" (9)
        by Levi Parham
        from "These American Blues"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14796 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Sam Bush
2. John Gorka
3. Joan Baez
4. Ivas John
5. Ralph Stanley
5. Sarah Jarosz
5. Spook Handy
8. Stanley Brothers
9. Shawn Colvin And Steve Earle
10. Nancy Cassidy
11. Runa
12. The Earls Of Leicester
13. Gina Forsyth
14. Brother Sun
15. Susan Kane
16. Doolin
16. Ivan Rosenberg
18. Bob Dylan
19. Woody Guthrie
20. Bumper Jacksons
21. Dave Gunning
22. Mollie O'Brien And Rich Moore
22. Pete Seeger
24. Chris Coole
25. Connla
25. John McCutcheon
25. Lucy Wainwright Roche And Suzzy Roche
28. Arnie Naiman
28. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
28. Lara Herscovitch
31. Kate Campbell
32. Paul Simon
33. Ana Egge And The Sentimentals
33. Del McCoury
35. Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys
36. Cosy Sheridan
37. Coty Hogue
37. Darryl Purpose
37. Gathering Time
37. Jed Marum
37. Julie Parisi Kirby
37. Millpond Moon

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14796 airplays from 138 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Sugar Hill
3. Red House
4. Compass
5. Columbia
6. Rebel
7. Waterbug
8. Borealis
9. Vanguard
10. Sony
11. Fantasy
12. Smithsonian/Folkways
13. Warner
14. Akashic
15. Signature
16. Nonesuch
17. Green Linnet
18. New West
19. Yep Roc
20. Music Road
20. Rhino
22. Free Dirt
22. Joan Baez
22. Mountain Home
25. Slosh-Tone
26. Folk-Legacy
27. Flying Fish
27. Patuxent
29. Arc
29. Concord
29. RCA
32. Wee House Of
33. Bear Family
34. Appleseed
34. Capitol
36. Grace
36. Philo
38. Remington Road
38. Reprise
40. Elektra

FOLK DJs - JULY 2016
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 14796 airplays from 138 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annette Kastner & Ryan Marley Grant (WTJU-FM, VA)
Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (, NY)
Bettie Carlson (WCUW-FM, MA)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Cameron Polson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Carpenter, Brown, Kindig, Donleavy, Rough, Koplin & Davis (WTJU-FM, VA)
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)
Dan Murphy (, NH)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Dave Hardy (, MA)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Devin Adams (WYSO-FM, OH)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
George Dayton (WTJU-FM, VA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Ian Zolitor (WXPN-FM, PA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jared Ingersol (, IA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM &, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John C. Falstaff (WRFG-FM, GA)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juergen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN)
Karen Impola (IPR, WOI-FM & KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Nagelberg (WHYR-FM, LA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated, DC)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Michelle Drackett-Smisek (WJCU-FM, OH)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
Mitch Park (Kidnappers, New Zealand)
Naomi Soule and Terry Moses (KCLC-FM, MO)
Nick Barr (WAMC-FM, NY)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Hefti (, CA)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Pete Marshall (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
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)
Sadie Damascus (KGGV-FM, CA)
Scott Aycock (KWGS-FM, OK)
Shaelea Carroll (WTJU-FM, VA)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Harris (KCMJ-FM, CO)
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 O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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