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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12244 airplays from 144 different DJs

  1: "Courage," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, 5/10] (90)
        "Peace Will Rise"
        "Otis Is Flying"
        "Going Up The Mountain"
  2: "Between The Hollow And The High-Rise," Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, new] (67)
        "Where Is My Little Cabin Home"
        "Panhandle Rag"
        "There's A Higher Power"
  3: "The Age Of Miracles," Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 4/10] (47)
        "4 June 1989"
        "Way I Feel"
        "I Was A Bird"
  3: "Some Strange Country," Crooked Still [Signature, 5/10] (47)
        "Sometimes In This Country"
        "Half Of What We Know"
  5: "Resurrection Blues," Ernest Troost [Travelin' Shoes, 10/09] (45)
        "Resurrection Blues"
        "Switchblade Heart"
        "By And By"
  6: "Leave Your Sleep," Natalie Merchant [Nonesuch, 4/10] (38)
        "If No One Ever Marries Me"
        "Bleezer's Ice Cream"
  6: "Love Is Strange," Jackson Browne And David Lindley [Inside, 5/10] (38)
        "Mercury Blues"
        "Take It Easy"
  6: "Up On The Ridge," Dierks Bentley [Capitol, new] (38)
        "Rovin' Gambler"
  9: "From The Fire," Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald [Freewheel, new] (37)
        "Ship Gonna Sail"
        "Song Of The Land"
        "If You Hadn't Been Lucky"
 10: "James," Red Molly [Self, 2/10] (36)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
        "Black Flowers"
        "Troubled Mind"
 11: "Made Of Stars," Sally Spring [Sniffinpup, 3/10] (34)
        "Mentone, Alabama"
        "Boys In The Cornfield"
        "Beautiful Ride"
 12: "The Circus Of Desires," Cloudstreet [Self, new] (33)
        "Bill And The Bear"
        "Brewer's Glee"
        "Green Man"
 13: "The Garden," Ruth Moody [Red House, 4/10] (32)
        "The Garden"
 13: "Layers," Lynn Hollyfield [Self, 3/10] (32)
        "World Of Sky"
        "Broken Things"
        "Dream A Little Dream Of Me"
 13: "Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein," Various Artists [Sugar Hill, new] (32)
        "Boy Named Sue," Todd Snider
        "Queen Of The Silver Dollar," Sarah Jarosz With Black Prairie
        "This Guitar Is For Sale," John Prine
 13: "We Are Each Other's Angels," Katie Geddes [Katydid, new] (32)
        "We Are Each Other's Angels"
        "I've Just Seen A Face"
        "Hello Stranger"
 17: "A Crooked Road," Darrell Scott [Full Light, 5/10] (31)
        "A Crooked Road"
        "Father's Song"
 18: "Cry Till You Laugh," Terri Hendrix [Wilory, 6/10] (30)
        "Come Tomorrow"
        "Slow Down"
        "You Belong In New Orleans"
 19: "Longing For Heaven," Jeni And Billy [Jewell Ridge, 4/10] (29)
        "On A Hill Lone And Grey"
        "If I Ever Get 10 Dollars"
        "Longing For Heaven"
 19: "Things That Fly," The Infamous Stringdusters [Sugar Hill, 4/10] (29)
        "You Can't Stop The Changes"
 21: "Love And Circumstance," Carrie Rodriguez [Ninth Street Opus, 4/10] (28)
        "Big Love"
        "Rex's Blues"
        "Steal Your Love"
 21: "Pictures Of The Highway," Marc Black [Suma, new] (28)
        "Ooh I Love My Coffee"
        "I Love You Rachel Maddow"
 23: "The Man," Steve Gillette [Compass Rose, new] (26)
        "Creole Belle Medley"
        "Conversion On 13th Avenue"
 24: "25," Patty Larkin [Signature, 3/10] (25)
        "Chained To These Loving Arms"
 25: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, 2/10] (24)
        "Cornbread And Butterbeans"
        "Cindy Gal"
 25: "In Person And On Stage," John Prine [Oh Boy, new] (24)
        "In Spite Of Ourselves"
        "Bottomless Lake"
 25: "When The Last Morning Glory Blooms," Peter Ostroushko [Red House, 5/10] (24)
        "9 Years Waltz"
        "Maycomb, Alabama 1936"
 28: "All In Good Time," Joe Iadanza [Self, 4/10] (23)
        "For Those Who Wait"
        "All In Good Time"
 29: "The Spokes Man," Craig Werth [Self, 3/10] (22)
        "The Spokes Man"
 29: "Young Fool," Phil Minissale [Self, new] (22)
        "Man For You"
        "Love Blues"
 31: "Before And After," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 2/10] (21)
        "Do No Harm"
        "If Not Now"
 31: "Ravenwood," Michael Johnathon [Poetman, 3/10] (21)
        "East Virginia Blues"
 33: "Baby O!," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 3/10] (20)
        "Frank Delandry"
        "Walk You Off My Mind"
 33: "Songs For Jules And Bruce," George Mann [Self, new] (20)
        "Someone's Gonna Get Hurt"
        "Old Buddy Goodnight"
 35: "Diversions," Daimh [Greentrax, 5/10] (19)
        "Caol Loch Eilt"
 35: "The Living Side," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 2/10] (19)
        "Hard To Change"
 37: "Darkness Sure Becomes This City," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 2/10] (18)
        "Send Me A Letter"
        "New Shoes"
 37: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (18)
        "Rose Tattoo"
        "Once Upon A Summertime"
 39: "Country Music," Willie Nelson [Rounder, 4/10] (17)
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
        "Freight Train Boogie"
 40: "Feast Of The Hunters' Moon," Black Prairie [Sugar Hill, 4/10] (16)
        "Home Made Lemonade"
        "Annie McGuire"
 40: "Freedom Row," Oliver Schroer And The Stewed Tomatoes [Borealis, new] (16)
        "Dancing On The Waves"
        "Freedom Row"
 40: "A Friend Of A Friend," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 11/09] (16)
        "It's Too Easy"
        "Bells Of Harlem"
 40: "Heartaches And Dreams," Junior Sisk And Ramblers Choice [Rebel, 6/10] (16)
        "Working Hard Ain't Hardly Working Anymore"
        "Humble Man"
 40: "House Of Cards," James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/09] (16)
        "Safe Home"
 40: "Oh, Hear The Wind Blow," The Chapin Sisters [Lake Bottom, new] (16)
        "Bird Song"
        "Digging A Hole"
        "Let Me Go"
 40: "One And All," Pieta Brown [Red House, 4/10] (16)
        "Other Way Around"
 40: "A Patch Of Blue Sky," Kevin Welch [Music Road, 6/10] (16)
        "Come A Rain"
        "Great Emancipation"
 40: "See You On The Moon," Tift Merritt [Fantasy, 6/10] (16)
        "Engine To Turn"
 40: "To The Heart," Adler And Hearne [Spring Hollow, 5/10] (16)
        "Goolsby's Pool"
        "Hundred Years From Now"
 50: "Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs Of John Prine," Various Artists [Oh Boy, new] (15)
        "Angel From Montgomery," Old Crow Medicine Show
        "Far From Me," Justin Townes Earle
 50: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin [Credential, 1/10] (15)
        "House Of Gold"
        "If I Had My Way"
 50: "Farm Songs," Tim Grimm [Vault, 12/09] (15)
        "80 Acres"
        "Pray For Rain"
 50: "The Foundling," Mary Gauthier [Razor And Tie, 5/10] (15)
        "March 11, 1962"
 50: "Live At The Troubadour," Carole King And James Taylor [Hear, 5/10] (15)
        "Sweet Baby James"
 50: "Love On The Dial," Stone River Boys [Cow Island, new] (15)
        "40 Acres"
        "Bluebonnet Blues"
 50: "Shade Of The Trees," Storyhill [Red House, 4/10] (15)
        "Better Angels"
        "Town Talks"
 50: "Thief," Keller And The Keels [Sci Fidelity, 5/10] (15)
        "Cold Roses"
        "Wind's On Fire"
 50: "Through A Frozen Midnight Sky," Lara Herscovitch [Larama, 5/09] (15)
 59: "Bird Bones And Muscle," J. Shogren [Jaha!, 4/10] (14)
        "Charlie Poole, Charlie Poole"
 59: "Lonesomeville," Les Sampou [Self, new] (14)
 59: "On A Good Day...I Am," Sons Of The Never Wrong [Waterbug, 9/09] (14)
        "Pass It On"
        "All In A Song"
 59: "Song Up In Her Head," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/09] (14)
        "Can't Hide"
 59: "Women And Country," Jakob Dylan [Columbia, 4/10] (14)
        "Nothing But The Whole Wide World"
        "Everybody's Hurting"
 64: "Blossoms," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 2/10] (13)
        "Return To The Fire"
 64: "By The Side Of The Lake," Wes Weddell [Dusty Shadows, 3/10] (13)
        "By The Side Of The Lake"
 64: "Memories Of John," John Hartford Stringband [Compass, 5/10] (13)
        "3 Forks Of Sandy"
 64: "My Stars Your Eyes," James Gordon [Borealis, 2/10] (13)
 64: "Nora Jane Struthers," Nora Jane Struthers [Blue Pig, 6/10] (13)
        "Mocking Bird"
        "Say Darlin' Say"
 69: "Tyro," Rua MacMillan [Greentrax, new] (12)
 69: "Barn Rock," Tin Bird Choir [Self, 10/09] (12)
        "Artie Shaw"
        "Treat You Right"
 69: "Hello, Stranger," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/09] (12)
        "Dad's Yard"
 69: "I Wasn't Born To Rock And Roll," Roland White [Tompkins Square, new] (12)
        "Storms Are On The Ocean"
 69: "Midnight Souvenirs," Peter Wolf [Verve, 4/10] (12)
        "I Don't Wanna Know"
 69: "Oh Little Fire," Sarah Harmer [Zoe, new] (12)
 69: "Sweet Transitions," Naming The Twins [Duet Right, new] (12)
 69: "Turn Back A Page," Ruth And Max Bloomquist [Ruby, 2/10] (12)
        "Daddy Was An Old Man"
 69: "Waterbug Anthology 9," Various Artists [Waterbug, 3/10] (12)
        "Do You Love The Life You Made," Cosy Sheridan
 69: "Word To The Wise," Bill Kirchen [Proper American, 5/10] (12)
        "Shelly's Winter Love"
 69: "Your Train," Kajsa Vala [High Horse, 4/10] (12)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12244 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. "Peace Will Rise" (15)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Courage"
1. "Shoulders" (15)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Courage"
3. "Where Is My Little Cabin Home" (14)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Between The Hollow And The High-Rise"
4. "We Are Each Other's Angels" (13)
        by Katie Geddes
        from "We Are Each Other's Angels"
5. "Dad's Yard" (12)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Hello, Stranger"
        also "Truth From Lies"
5. "Mercury Blues" (12)
        by Jackson Browne And David Lindley
        from "Love Is Strange"
7. "4 June 1989" (11)
        by Mary Chapin Carpenter
        from "The Age Of Miracles"
7. "Cornbread And Butterbeans" (11)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Genuine Negro Jig"
7. "My Old Man" (11)
        by Steve Goodman
        from "Say It In Private"
7. "Ooh I Love My Coffee" (11)
        by Marc Black
        from "Pictures Of The Highway"
11. "A Crooked Road" (10)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "A Crooked Road"
11. "The Garden" (10)
        by Ruth Moody
        from "The Garden"
11. "Hard To Change" (10)
        by Meg Hutchinson
        from "The Living Side"
11. "Resurrection Blues" (10)
        by Ernest Troost
        from "Resurrection Blues"
15. "Father's Day" (9)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
15. "Father's Song" (9)
        by Darrell Scott
        from "A Crooked Road"
15. "Otis Is Flying" (9)
        by Si Kahn
        from "Courage"
15. "Pride" (9)
        by Dierks Bentley
        from "Up On The Ridge"
19. "Boys In The Cornfield" (8)
        by Sally Spring
        from "Made Of Stars"
19. "Cindy" (8)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Between The Hollow And The High-Rise"
19. "Daddy's Little Girl" (8)
        by Ellen Bukstel
        from "Daddy's Little Girl"
19. "Digging A Hole" (8)
        by The Chapin Sisters
        from "Oh, Hear The Wind Blow"
19. "Senor" (8)
        by Dierks Bentley
        from "Up On The Ridge"
19. "Ship Gonna Sail" (8)
        by Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald
        from "From The Fire"
19. "There's A Higher Power" (8)
        by Kathy Kallick Band
        from "Between The Hollow And The High-Rise"
19. "You Can't Stop The Changes" (8)
        by The Infamous Stringdusters
        from "Things That Fly"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12244 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Si Kahn
2. Kathy Kallick Band
3. Mary Chapin Carpenter
4. Crooked Still
5. John Prine
6. Ernest Troost
7. Darrell Scott
8. Red Molly
9. Natalie Merchant
10. Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald
11. Dierks Bentley
11. Sally Spring
13. Jackson Browne And David Lindley
14. Cloudstreet
14. Greg Brown
16. The Infamous Stringdusters
16. Jeni And Billy
16. Ruth Moody
19. Katie Geddes
19. Lynn Hollyfield
21. Mary Gauthier
21. Terri Hendrix
23. Carrie Newcomer
24. Carrie Rodriguez
24. Michael Johnathon
24. Patty Larkin
24. Peter Ostroushko
24. Steve Gillette
29. Carolina Chocolate Drops
29. Marc Black
29. Pete Seeger
32. Craig Werth
33. Patty Griffin
33. John Gorka
33. Tom Russell
36. Bob Dylan
36. Brooks Williams
36. Catie Curtis
36. George Mann
36. Laurie Lewis

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12244 airplays from 144 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Sugar Hill
4. Compass
5. Signature
6. Greentrax
7. Columbia
8. Borealis
9. Nonesuch
10. Strictly Country
11. Appleseed
12. Waterbug
13. Capitol
14. Zoe
15. Live Oak
15. Smithsonian/Folkways
17. Green Linnet
17. Travelin' Shoes
17. Vanguard
20. Rebel
21. Flying Fish
22. Folk-Legacy
22. Philo
24. Oh Boy
25. Inside
26. Sony
27. Music Road
28. Shanachie
28. Warner
30. Razor And Tie
30. Verve
32. Compass Rose
32. Freewheel
32. Rhino
35. Suma
36. Full Light
36. Katydid
38. Yep Roc
39. Bear Family
39. Jewell Ridge
39. Wilory

FOLK DJs - JUNE 2010
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12244 airplays from 144 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda-Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Andrew Antipin (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WMMT-FM, KY)
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)
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)
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)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
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 Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
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 Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
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 McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
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)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Laurie Niles (KZFR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Leonard Epstein (KRFC-FM, CO)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (Folk Alley, syndicated)
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)
Noah Zacharin (CKLN-FM, ON)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
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)
Steve Ritchie (CFOS-AM, 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)
Tim Bray (KZYX&Z-FM, CA)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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