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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14072 airplays from 142 different DJs

  1: "The Red Album," Red Molly [, 4/14] (120)
        "Willow Tree"
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
        "Clinch River Blues"
        "With A Memory Like Mine"
        "Homeward Bound"
  2: "Georgia I'm Here," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 4/14] (71)
        "Georgia I'm Here"
        "Riding The Train"
        "Pretty Saro"
        "Big Sky"
        "Miner In The Mourning"
  3: "Ancient Dreams," Red June [Organic, 4/14] (65)
        "Saddle Up, My Son"
        "Gabriel's Storm"
        "Ancient Dreams"
        "Black Mountain Night"
  4: "Trouble & Love," Mary Gauthier [Proper, 6/14] (56)
        "Walking Each Other Home"
        "Oh Soul"
        "How You Learn To Live Alone"
        "False From True"
  5: "Loving a Fool," Tumbling Bones [, 3/14] (55)
        "Broken Things"
        "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby"
        "Bound To Ride"
        "Red, Red Rose"
  6: "Kindred Lines," T Sisters [Spruce And Maple, 5/14] (54)
        "Train Wreck"
        "Woo Woo"
        "American Tune"
  7: "Fifty Shades Of Red," Linda McRae [Borealis, new] (46)
        "Strength Hope And Love"
        "L And N"
        "Falling Off The Face Of The World"
  7: "Beyond the Blue," The Duhks [Compass, 5/14] (46)
        "Beyond The Blue"
        "Banjo Roustabout"
        "Suffer No Fools"
  7: "Survival Is The New Success," Paul Sachs [, new] (46)
        "Survival Is The New Success"
        "Devil Never Did"
        "Still Life"
 10: "Driftin' River," John Malcolm Penn [Blue Night, new] (45)
        "Coffin Eddie"
        "Hewlett's Packard"
        "Old Glory"
 11: "Carry The Water," Lucy Billings [Sassy Time, 4/14] (43)
        "Carry The Water"
        "State Of Blind"
 11: "Current Affairs," Runa [, new] (43)
        "Banks Are Made Of Marble"
        "Last Trip Home"
        "False Knight Upon The Road"
 13: "Folk Singer Vol. 1," Willie Watson [Acony, 5/14] (42)
        "Long John Dean"
        "Midnight Special"
        "Rock Salt And Nails"
 14: "O Love," Ernest Troost [Travelin' Shoes, 1/14] (41)
        "Harlan County Boys"
        "Old Screen Door"
 15: "Poor Man's Diamonds," John Flynn [Flying Stone, 5/14] (40)
        "Like Woody Done"
        "Bury Me With My Guitar"
        "Some Old Highway Song"
 16: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, 3/14] (38)
        "Holed Up In Mason City"
        "Bright Side Of Down"
        "High Horse"
 17: "Elsebound," True North [, 4/14] (36)
        "Hard Place"
        "Twist In The Wind"
        "It's A Shame"
 17: "Later That Night," Rod MacDonald [Blue Flute, new] (36)
        "Hole In The Bible"
        "Last American Worker"
        "We're All One"
 17: "Trouble," The Howlin' Brothers [Readymade, 5/14] (36)
        "Hard Times"
 20: "For Keeps," Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt [Red House, 5/14] (35)
        "Company Of Friends"
        "Sky Picked Blue"
        "Took It Like A Man"
 21: "Molly Tuttle And John Mailander," Molly Tuttle And John Mailander [Back Studio, 2/14] (33)
        "Another Side, Tell Me"
        "I'm Over You"
        "Red Prairie Dawn"
 21: "Tarpaper Sky," Rodney Crowell [New West, 4/14] (33)
        "Long Journey Home"
        "Flyboy And The Kid"
        "Fever On The Bayou"
 23: "Faith, Good Neighbors And A Telephone," Sweet Potatoes [Sister Trudy's, 3/14] (32)
        "Sweet Thing"
        "Sweet Dreams"
        "Big Yellow Dog"
 23: "For Freedom Alone: The Wars of Independence," Various Artists [Greentrax, new] (32)
        "Scots Wha Hae," Arthur Johnstone
        "Both Sides The Tweed," Dick Gaughan
 23: "The More I Wonder," Craig Bickhardt [Stone Barn, 4/14] (32)
        "Giant Steps"
        "It Opens"
        "Crazy Nightingale"
 23: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 3/14] (32)
        "Eliza Jane"
        "American Boy"
        "Fast Freight"
 23: "Stardust," Bronwynne Brent [, new] (32)
        "Don't Tell Your Secrets To The Wind"
        "Dark Highway"
 28: "The Flood And The Fire," Jen Starsinic [Dangerous You, new] (30)
        "Time To Lose"
 28: "Til The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort," Edie Carey And Sarah Sample [Groundloop, new] (30)
        "California Stars"
        "If I Needed You"
        "Now The Day Is Over"
 30: "Dot The Dragon's Eyes," Hanneke Cassel [, 12/13] (29)
        "Dot The Dragon's Eyes"
 30: "Once A River," Still On The Hill [Self, 5/14] (29)
        "When I Go To Water"
        "Lost Bridge"
 32: "Childhood Home," Ben And Ellen Harper [Prestige Folklore, 5/14] (28)
        "Farmer's Daughter"
        "Memories Of Gold"
        "City Of Dreams"
 32: "World Of Strangers," Zoe Muth [Signature, 5/14] (28)
        "Waltz Of The Wayward Wind"
        "Mama Needs A Margarita"
        "Little Piece Of History"
 34: "Five," Balsam Range [Mountain Home, new] (27)
        "Moon Over Memphis"
        "From A Georgia Battlefield"
        "Stackin' Up The Rocks"
 35: "Dream A Little Dream," Katie Glassman & Snapshot [, 3/14] (26)
        "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine"
        "Liza Jane"
 35: "Long Time... Seldom Scene," Seldom Scene [Smithsonian/Folkways, 4/14] (26)
        "I'll Be No Stranger There"
        "Wait A Minute"
 37: "Pretty Bird," Cosy Sheridan [Waterbug, 6/14] (25)
        "First Song"
        "Drive On"
        "Lost And Found"
 38: "A Dotted Line," Nickel Creek [Nonesuch, 4/14] (24)
        "Rest Of My Life"
 39: "Band Of Brothers," Willie Nelson [Legacy, new] (23)
        "Wives And Girlfriends"
 39: "Click," Neale Eckstein & friends [Fox Run, 4/14] (23)
        "I've Always Been Older Than Me," Dan Navarro
        "Angel On A Harley," Eric Schwartz
        "Click," Neale Eckstein
 39: "The Flower Grown," The Craven Family Band [Self, new] (23)
        "Smokey Milltown Home"
        "Dear Hearts And Gentle People"
 39: "Robby Hecht," Robby Hecht [Old Man Henry, 3/14] (23)
        "Sea And The Shore"
        "Hard Times"
 43: "Jigsaw Heart," Eden Brent [Yellow Dog, new] (22)
        "Get The Hell Out Of Dodge"
        "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free"
 43: "One Evening In May," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 1/14] (22)
        "Crooked Miles"
 43: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, 4/14] (22)
        "Work Of Our Hands"
 43: "Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In," Bumper Jacksons [Self, 5/14] (22)
        "When The Sun Goes Down In Harlem"
        "Kicking The Bucket Over You"
 47: "Common Ground: The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy," Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin [Yep Roc, new] (21)
        "Key To The Highway"
        "Southern Flood Blues"
 47: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (21)
        "Rovin' Gambler"
        "Anne In Amsterdam"
 47: "Words And Music," Byrd & Street [, 1/14] (21)
        "Higher Ground"
        "I Need A Small Town"
 50: "Everywhere I Go," Shari Ulrich [Borealis, 3/14] (20)
        "Rain, Rain, Rain"
        "Free Fall"
 50: "Songs," John Fullbright [Blue Dirt, new] (20)
        "When You're Here"
 52: "Carnival," Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line [Blue Pig, 4/13] (19)
        "Baker's Boy"
 52: "Carter Girl," Carlene Carter [Rounder, 4/14] (19)
        "Black Jack David"
        "Give Me The Roses"
 52: "Flat Earth Diary," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 1/14] (19)
        "Ferryman's Dream"
        "Always Somewhere"
 52: "Unfolding," Glen Roethel [Inspireline, 12/13] (19)
        "Unfolding As I Go"
        "Blue Canoe"
 56: "Blood Test," Kris Delmhorst [Signature, 5/14] (18)
        "We Deliver"
        "Blood Test"
 56: "Checks & Love Letters," Bernice Lewis [, 3/14] (18)
        "It Could Be"
        "Checks And Love Letters"
 56: "Classic African American Songsters," Various Artists [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (18)
        "Bring It On Down To My House," Warner Williams W/Jay Summerour
 56: "Country Mile," American Nomad [Spruce And Maple, 5/14] (18)
        "Be Here Now"
        "Country Mile"
 56: "Cut To The Chase," Kathy Kallick [Live Oak, 2/14] (18)
        "Franco's Spain"
        "Persephone's Dream"
 56: "Louder Than Words," The Henry Girls [, 1/14] (18)
        "James Monroe"
        "Reason To Believe"
 56: "White Wave Chapel," I Draw Slow [Pinecastle, new] (18)
        "Bread And Butter"
        "Don't She Run"
 63: "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [, 2/14] (17)
        "Livin' In America"
        "Down In The Lonesome Draw"
 63: "Me And T-Coe's Country," Yvette Landry [Soko, new] (17)
        "Cold, Cold Heart"
        "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"
 65: "Bad Dog Buffet," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, 2/14] (16)
        "God Bless Everyone"
        "Out The Way We Came In"
 65: "Echo Sessions," The Stray Birds [, 11/13] (16)
        "I Wish It Would Rain"
        "Blue Yodel #7"
 65: "Epilogue," Ronstadt Generations [, 4/14] (16)
        "Women Cross The River"
        "For A Dancer"
 65: "Into My Own," Bryan Sutton [Sugar Hill, 4/14] (16)
        "Cricket On The Hearth"
 65: "Natalie Merchant," Natalie Merchant [Nonesuch, 5/14] (16)
        "Maggie Said"
        "Go Down Moses"
 65: "The River And The Thread," Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, 1/14] (16)
        "Feather's Not A Bird"
        "Sunken Lands"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14072 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. "Willow Tree" (16)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
2. "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" (15)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
2. "Clinch River Blues" (15)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
2. "Survival Is The New Success" (15)
        by Paul Sachs
        from "Survival Is The New Success"
5. "With A Memory Like Mine" (14)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
6. "Beyond The Blue" (13)
        by The Duhks
        from "Beyond the Blue"
6. "Homeward Bound" (13)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"
6. "Walking Each Other Home" (13)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Trouble & Love"
9. "Broken Things" (12)
        by Tumbling Bones
        from "Loving a Fool"
9. "Sweet Thing" (12)
        by Sweet Potatoes
        from "Faith, Good Neighbors And A Telephone"
11. "Answer" (11)
        by Lucy Billings
        from "Carry The Water"
11. "Carry The Water" (11)
        by Lucy Billings
        from "Carry The Water"
11. "Giant Steps" (11)
        by Craig Bickhardt
        from "The More I Wonder"
11. "Oh Soul" (11)
        by Mary Gauthier
        from "Trouble & Love"
15. "Banjo Roustabout" (10)
        by The Duhks
        from "Beyond the Blue"
15. "Don't Tell Your Secrets To The Wind" (10)
        by Bronwynne Brent
        from "Stardust"
15. "Georgia I'm Here" (10)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Georgia I'm Here"
15. "Riding The Train" (10)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Georgia I'm Here"
15. "Saddle Up, My Son" (10)
        by Red June
        from "Ancient Dreams"
15. "When I Go To Water" (10)
        by Still On The Hill
        from "Once A River"
21. "Another Side, Tell Me" (9)
        by Molly Tuttle And John Mailander
        from "Molly Tuttle And John Mailander"
21. "Banks Are Made Of Marble" (9)
        by Runa
        from "Current Affairs"
21. "Dad's Yard" (9)
        by Catie Curtis
        from "Hello, Stranger"
21. "Father's Day" (9)
        by Johnsmith
        from "Gravity Of Grace"
21. "I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby" (9)
        by Tumbling Bones
        from "Loving a Fool"
21. "Like Woody Done" (9)
        by John Flynn
        from "Poor Man's Diamonds"
21. "Long Journey Home" (9)
        by Rodney Crowell
        from "Tarpaper Sky"
21. "Miner In The Mourning" (9)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Georgia I'm Here"
21. "Molasses" (9)
        by T Sisters
        from "Kindred Lines"
21. "Pretty Saro" (9)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Georgia I'm Here"
21. "Strength Hope And Love" (9)
        by Linda McRae
        from "Fifty Shades Of Red"
21. "Train Wreck" (9)
        by T Sisters
        from "Kindred Lines"
21. "You Don't Have The Heart For It" (9)
        by Red Molly
        from "The Red Album"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14072 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Red Molly
2. Joe Crookston
3. Mary Gauthier
3. Red June
5. Tumbling Bones
6. T Sisters
7. John Gorka
8. The Duhks
9. Eliza Gilkyson
10. Bob Dylan
10. Linda McRae
10. Lucy Billings
10. Paul Sachs
10. Runa
15. John Malcolm Penn
15. Willie Watson
17. John Flynn
18. Ernest Troost
19. Rod MacDonald
20. The Howlin' Brothers
20. Rodney Crowell
22. Laurie Lewis
22. Molly Tuttle And John Mailander
22. True North
25. Craig Bickhardt
25. Willie Nelson
27. Seldom Scene
27. Still On The Hill
29. John McCutcheon
30. Carrie Elkin And Danny Schmidt
30. Pete Seeger
30. The Stray Birds
30. Sweet Potatoes
34. Bronwynne Brent
34. Catie Curtis
34. Tom Paxton
37. Balsam Range
37. Carrie Newcomer
37. Jen Starsinic
37. John Prine
37. Johnny Cash
37. Tim Grimm

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14072 airplays from 142 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Columbia
7. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Borealis
9. Spruce And Maple
10. Rebel
11. Waterbug
12. Organic
13. New West
14. Warner
15. Nonesuch
16. Yep Roc
17. Milagrito
17. Mountain Home
19. Acony
19. Blue Night
21. Bear Family
21. Vanguard
23. Philo
24. Pinecastle
25. Rhino
25. Sony
27. Appleseed
27. Greentrax
29. Mountain Fever
30. Arc
31. Green Linnet
32. Capitol
33. Blue Flute
33. In The Black
33. Stone Barn
36. Legacy
37. Shanachie
38. Rural Rhythm
38. Sister Trudy's
40. Dangerous You
40. Groundloop

FOLK DJs - JUNE 2014
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 14072 airplays from 142 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brown (CJAM-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)
Deadwood Dick (KKUP-FM, CA)
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)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WSCS-FM, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Jürgen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
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, WKSU & 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 Sue Twohy (SiriusXM & syndicated)
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)
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)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Robin Pressman (KRCB-FM, CA)
Roz Larman (KPFK-FM & syndicated, CA)
Sandy Goodson (WTJU-FM, VA)
Sandy Miranda (KPFA-FM, CA)
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 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)
Terri Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Terry Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
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