Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of June 2013 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12267 airplays from 135 different DJs

  1: "Ring Them Bells," The Copper Ponies [Hudson Harding, new] (66)
        "Ring Them Bells"
        "Why Worry"
        "Last Train"
  2: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [, new] (65)
        "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis"
        "Pressed For Time"
        "Oh My Little Darling"
        "2 Sisters"
  3: "Memory Wall," Buddy Mondlock [Sparking Gap, 5/13] (64)
        "Canary's Song"
        "Stone In My Pocket"
        "Holes You Leave"
        "Ugly One"
  4: "So Say We All," David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (57)
        "Blue Skies"
        "Cheap Motel"
  5: "Vancouver," Deborah Holland [RageOn, 6/13] (56)
        "I Wanna Be A Canadian"
        "Norwegian Wood"
  6: "The Heart's Swift Foot," Red Tail Ring [Earthwork, 4/13] (52)
        "Ohio Turnpike"
        "Body Like A Bell"
        "Clearing In The Wild"
  7: "Still Fighting The War," Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (50)
        "Still Fighting The War"
        "Rust Belt Fields"
        "In The Rain"
  8: "Sugar Shack," The Boxcar Lilies [, 5/13] (48)
        "If I Needed You"
        "In This Valley"
        "6 Ways To Sunday"
  9: "Bristol Bay," Si Kahn [Strictly Country, new] (47)
        "Beauty Of Alaska"
        "Dead Man's Sand"
        "Once When I Was Young"
  9: "Woody Guthrie At 100! Live At The Kennedy Center," Various Artists [Legacy, new] (47)
        "Pastures Of Plenty," Judy Collins
        "Pretty Boy Floyd," Rosanne Cash
        "Deportee," Ani Difranco
 11: "Into The Dark," Laura Cortese [, 4/13] (46)
        "Into The Dark"
        "For Catherine"
        "Heel To Toe"
 11: "This World Oft Can Be," Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (46)
        "This World Oft Can Be"
        "Letter From Down The Road"
        "Pine Tree"
 13: "These Wilder Things," Ruth Moody [Red House, 5/13] (45)
        "One Light Shining"
        "Trouble And Woe"
        "Dancing In The Dark"
 14: "High Moon Order," Betse Ellis [Free Dirt, new] (41)
        "Long Time To Get There"
        "Elk River Blues"
        "Straight To Hell"
 14: "Kitchen, Love," Putnam Smith [Itchy Sabot, new] (41)
        "Country Girl"
        "Emily Dickinson"
 16: "American Kid," Patty Griffin [New West, 5/13] (37)
        "Go Wherever You Wanna Go"
        "That Kind Of Lonely"
 17: "Dear Sister," Claire Lynch [Compass, new] (35)
        "Buttermilk Road/The Arbours"
        "How Many Moons"
        "Dear Sister"
 18: "No More Rain," The Steel Wheels [, 4/13] (34)
        "Walk Away"
        "Go Up To That Mountain"
        "Whistle Blows"
 19: "Land On Shore," Ari And Mia [, new] (33)
        "Glad You Came By"
        "Starry Crown"
 20: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [, 2/13] (30)
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
        "In The Name Of Love"
        "These Hands"
 21: "Goodnight Moonshine," Molly Venter And Eben Pariser [, 2/13] (29)
        "Goodnight Moonshine"
        "Dark Side Of The Rainbow"
 22: "All Our Luck Is Changing," Claudia Russell [Radio Rhythm, 5/13] (28)
        "Pirate Girls"
        "All Our Luck Is Changing"
        "Follow Your Tail Lights Home"
 22: "The Comeback Album," Eric Brace And Peter Cooper [Red Beet, 4/13] (28)
 22: "The Old School," Peter Rowan [Compass, 4/13] (28)
        "Doc Watson Morning"
        "O Freedom"
        "That's All She Wrote"
 22: "Old-Fashioned Gal," The Carper Family [, new] (28)
        "Old Fashioned Gal"
        "Boxcar Blues"
 26: "Fists Of Violets," Sarah Alden [Self, 10/12] (27)
        "Dink's Tune"
        "Ruby, Honey Are You Mad At Your Man?"
 26: "Fossils," Aoife O'Donovan [Yep Roc, 6/13] (27)
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "Fire Engine"
        "Red And White And Blue And Gold"
 26: "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat," Amy Speace [Windbone, 4/13] (27)
        "Fortunate Ones"
        "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat"
 29: "Against The Grain," Moors And McCumber [, 6/13] (25)
        "Against The Grain"
        "Buried In Stone"
        "I Used To Run Around"
 29: "Little Boat," Rita Hosking [, 2/13] (25)
        "Sierra Bound"
        "Blow Northwest Wind"
 31: "Enregistre Live," Genticorum [Les Productions Du Moulin, new] (24)
        "Le 25 De Mai"
        "Le Forgeron"
 31: "Living Room," Andrew Calhoun [Waterbug, new] (24)
        "Hallelujah Morning"
        "Walk Easy"
        "Crawdad Song"
 31: "Love Has Come For You," Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 4/13] (24)
        "Love Has Come For You"
        "When You Get To Asheville"
 31: "Texodus," Dylan Sneed [, 2010] (24)
        "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"
 35: "Runaway Freeway Blues," Black Lillies [North Knox, 3/13] (23)
        "Ramblin' Boy"
 35: "Wide Awake," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, new] (23)
        "Such Great Heights"
        "Was It You"
 37: "Banjo Babes," Various Artists [Wepecket Island, 10/12] (22)
        "When I Go To West Virginia," Aubrey Atwater
        "I Love My Honey," Evie Ladin
 37: "Bright Like Gold," April Verch [Slab Town, 4/13] (22)
        "No Other Would Do"
 37: "Carry Me Home," The Dustbowl Revival [Self, 4/13] (22)
        "John The Revelator"
        "New River Train"
 37: "Carved Wood Box," Cal Scott [Tamarack, 12/12] (22)
        "Carved Wood Box"
        "One More River"
 37: "Close To The Soul," Larry Diehl [Self, 4/13] (22)
        "Passing Through"
        "Box Of This And That"
 37: "Hayseed," Susan Werner [30 Tigers, 6/13] (22)
        "Back To The Land"
        "City Kids"
        "Something To Be Said"
 37: "Walk Along John," John Reischman [Corvus, 4/13] (22)
        "Itzbin Reel"
        "Salt River"
 44: "Brothers Of The Highway," Dailey And Vincent [Rounder, 5/13] (21)
        "Hills Of Caroline"
        "Back To Hancock County"
 44: "Carnival," Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line [Blue Pig, 4/13] (21)
        "Baker's Boy"
        "Barn Dance"
 44: "Magdalene," Karyn Oliver [Buxom County, 5/13] (21)
 44: "The Truth Is," Melissa Ferrick [Mpress, 6/13] (21)
        "Love Ain't Afraid"
        "Everything You Were"
 44: "Yes Please," The Bills [Red House, 8/12] (21)
        "Blackberry Ivy And Broom"
        "Shining Face"
 49: "Friends," Thomas Snow [Self, 2/13] (20)
        "Hard Times"
 49: "The Light Still Burns," Lauren Sheehan [Wilson River, 4/13] (20)
        "My Baby's So Sweet"
        "Bearcat Blues"
 51: "Jewels And Harmony," Mara Levine [, 1/13] (19)
 51: "Traces," Karine Polwart [Borealis, 8/12] (19)
        "Cover Your Eyes"
        "Salters Road"
 51: "Wrote A Song For Everyone," John Fogerty [Vanguard, new] (19)
        "Who'll Stop The Rain"
 54: "Long Gone Out West Blues," Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (18)
        "Long Gone Out West Blues"
        "Lost Lula"
 54: "Love Calling," Darden Smith [Compass, new] (18)
        "Angel Flight"
 54: "Northern Lights," Matt Stone [, 3/13] (18)
        "Brown Dog"
 54: "When We Fall," Rebecca Frazier [Compass, 5/13] (18)
        "Darken Your Doorway"
 58: "The Beautiful Old: Turn-of-the-Century Songs," Various Artists [Doubloon, 6/13] (17)
        "Band Played On," Richard Thompson And Christine Collister
        "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," Simone Stevens
 58: "Bright Sunny South," Sam Amidon [Nonesuch, 5/13] (17)
        "My Old Friend"
        "Bright Sunny South"
 58: "House And Garden," Nell Robinson And Jim Nunally [Self, 5/13] (17)
        "Life In The Garden"
 58: "Let Us In Americana: The Music of Paul McCartney," Various Artists [Reviver, 5/13] (17)
        "Yellow Submarine," Buddy Miller
 58: "The Stray Birds," The Stray Birds [, 9/12] (17)
        "Dream In Blue"
        "Railroad Man"
 58: "Time Is Possibility," Stolen Thyme [Blackbeard's Fiddle, 2/13] (17)
        "Big Hoedown"
        "Cherry With No Stone"
 64: "Come Home To Me," The Gloria Darlings [Self, 3/13] (16)
        "Come Home To Me"
 64: "Everything Is Moving," Laura Smith [Borealis, 4/13] (16)
        "John Keane's Boys"
        "I Built A Boat"
 64: "I Read Your Book," Friction Farm [Self, new] (16)
        "Let It Rain"
 64: "Next Time Around," Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 10/12] (16)
        "Girl From Golden"
        "Ghost Of Crazy Horse"
 64: "They Called It Music," The Gibson Brothers [Compass, 3/13] (16)
        "Buy A Ring, Find A Preacher"
        "Songbird's Song"
 69: "Coyote Wings," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 1/13] (15)
        "Pocket Fulla Quarters"
        "Coyote Wings"
 69: "No Borders," Spinney Brothers [Mountain Fever, new] (15)
        "Grandpa's Way Of Life"
        "Whiskey Daniels"
 69: "Old Yellow Moon," Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell [Nonesuch, 2/13] (15)
        "Dreaming My Dreams"
        "Spanish Dancer"
 69: "One Shot," Josh Halverson [Self, new] (15)
        "Take Me To Forever"
 69: "Southeastern," Jason Isbell [Southeastern, new] (15)
        "Traveling Alone"
 69: "Wish We Had Our Time Again," Marty Hays [Right Side Up, 4/13] (15)
        "Leader Of The Band"
        "Wish We Had Our Time Again"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12267 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. "Why Worry" (24)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"
2. "Ring Them Bells" (22)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"
3. "I Wanna Be A Canadian" (17)
        by Deborah Holland
        from "Vancouver"
3. "Last Train" (17)
        by The Copper Ponies
        from "Ring Them Bells"
5. "One Light Shining" (13)
        by Ruth Moody
        from "These Wilder Things"
5. "Rain" (13)
        by David Francey
        from "So Say We All"
5. "Trouble And Woe" (13)
        by Ruth Moody
        from "These Wilder Things"
8. "Canary's Song" (12)
        by Buddy Mondlock
        from "Memory Wall"
8. "Dad's Yard" (12)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Hello, Stranger"
        also "Truth From Lies"
10. "Dink's Tune" (11)
        by Sarah Alden
        from "Fists Of Violets"
10. "Satellite" (11)
        by David Francey
        from "So Say We All"
10. "Succotash" (11)
        by Putnam Smith
        from "Kitchen, Love"
13. "Into The Dark" (10)
        by Laura Cortese
        from "Into The Dark"
13. "Lay My Burden Down" (10)
        by Aoife O'Donovan
        from "Fossils"
13. "Norwegian Wood" (10)
        by Deborah Holland
        from "Vancouver"
13. "On A Sea Of Fleur De Lis" (10)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Pressed For Time"
13. "Pressed For Time" (10)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Pressed For Time"
13. "Walk Away" (10)
        by The Steel Wheels
        from "No More Rain"
19. "Against The Grain" (9)
        by Moors And McCumber
        from "Against The Grain"
19. "For Catherine" (9)
        by Laura Cortese
        from "Into The Dark"
19. "If I Needed You" (9)
        by The Boxcar Lilies
        from "Sugar Shack"
19. "Oh My Little Darling" (9)
        by Burning Bridget Cleary
        from "Pressed For Time"
19. "Ohio Turnpike" (9)
        by Red Tail Ring
        from "The Heart's Swift Foot"
19. "Still Fighting The War" (9)
        by Slaid Cleaves
        from "Still Fighting The War"
19. "Stone In My Pocket" (9)
        by Buddy Mondlock
        from "Memory Wall"
19. "Such Great Heights" (9)
        by Joy Kills Sorrow
        from "Wide Awake"
19. "This World Oft Can Be" (9)
        by Della Mae
        from "This World Oft Can Be"
19. "Vancouver" (9)
        by Deborah Holland
        from "Vancouver"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12267 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. The Copper Ponies
2. David Francey
3. Si Kahn
4. Buddy Mondlock
5. Burning Bridget Cleary
6. Deborah Holland
6. Slaid Cleaves
8. Red Tail Ring
9. Della Mae
10. The Boxcar Lilies
11. Stan Rogers
12. Ruth Moody
13. Bob Dylan
14. Laura Cortese
15. The Steel Wheels
16. Claire Lynch
17. Betse Ellis
17. Putnam Smith
19. Ari And Mia
19. Patty Griffin
21. Genticorum
22. The Carper Family
23. Aoife O'Donovan
24. Brother Sun
25. Peter Rowan
26. Claudia Russell
26. Joy Kills Sorrow
26. Rita Hosking
26. Sarah Alden
30. Amy Speace
30. Eric Brace And Peter Cooper
30. Lauren Sheehan
30. Molly Venter And Eben Pariser
34. Judy Collins
34. Moors And McCumber
34. Steve Martin And Edie Brickell
34. Susan Werner
38. Dylan Sneed
39. Andrew Calhoun
39. The Bills
39. Nora Jane Struthers
39. Richard Thompson

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12267 airplays from 135 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Borealis
6. Signature
7. Columbia
8. Vanguard
8. Waterbug
8. New West
11. Smithsonian/Folkways
12. Nonesuch
13. Sparking Gap
14. Appleseed
14. Warner
16. Music Road
17. Legacy
18. Philo
19. Hudson Harding
19. Rebel
21. Flying Fish
21. Folk-Legacy
23. Free Dirt
24. Strictly Country
25. Greentrax
26. Green Linnet
27. Sony
28. Rhino
29. Yep Roc
30. Capitol
31. Rural Rhythm
32. Hightone
32. Itchy Sabot
32. Razor And Tie
35. Arc
35. Bear Family
37. Anti
37. Pinecastle
37. RCA
40. Elektra
40. Les Productions Du Moulin
40. Reviver
40. Wepecket Island

FOLK DJs - JUNE 2013
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12267 airplays from 135 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
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)
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)
Bob McWilliams (KANU-FM & KPR, KS)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
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, IL)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
David Sears (WBGU-FM, OH)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenni Peal (KNON-FM, TX)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John McLaughlin (WMUC-FM, MD)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Trout (WYEP-FM, PA)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
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 Impola (KUNI-FM, IA)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Campbell (WSKG-FM, NY)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
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)
Linda Fahey (Folk Alley, syndicated)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Maggie Ferguson (WXOU-FM, MI)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Regenstreif (CKUT-FM, QC)
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 Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Jones (WTJU-FM, VA)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Rosemarie Nielsen (WAMU-FM & syndicated, VA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sharon Downes (2MAX-FM, Australia)
Simon Dillon (Phoenix FM, Australia)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Clarke (CHES-FM, ON)
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 & WWUH-FM, CT)
Susi Lanagan (PBS-FM, Australia)
Tamara Lewis (KBCS-FM, WA)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
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