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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13579 airplays from 143 different DJs

  1: "James," Red Molly [Self, new] (98)
        "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive"
        "Tear My Stillhouse Down"
        "End Of The Line"
        "Gulf Coast Highway"
  2: "If The Sun Will Shine," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, 6/09] (78)
        "Wandering Boy"
        "Fly Away Free"
        "Don't Leave Me Here"
        "Stomping Ground"
  3: "25," Patty Larkin [Signature, new] (68)
        "Good Thing"
  4: "San Patricio," The Chieftains Featuring Ry Cooder [Hear, new] (67)
        "Sands Of Mexico"
        "March To Battle"
        "Sailing To Mexico"
  5: "Turn Back A Page," Ruth And Max Bloomquist [Ruby, 2/10] (60)
        "Daddy Was An Old Man"
        "Same Old Grind"
        "Highway Song"
        "Take It Down The Road"
  6: "Love And Circumstance," Carrie Rodriguez [Ninth Street Opus, new] (58)
        "Rex's Blues"
        "Waltzing's For Dreamers"
        "Big Love"
        "When I Heard Gypsy Davy Sing"
  7: "Double CD: When Two Lovers Meet / I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning," Sarah McQuaid [Self, 10/09] (56)
        "Sprig Of Thyme"
        "Uncloudy Day"
        "Chickens They Are Crowing"
  8: "The Day After Everything Changed," Ellis Paul [Black Wolf, 1/10] (55)
        "Rose Tattoo"
  9: "Turning Tide," Solas [Compass, 2/10] (53)
        "Hugo's Big Reel"
        "Ghost Of Tom Joad"
        "Sailor's Life"
        "Ditching Boy"
 10: "Baby O!," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, new] (52)
        "Frank Delandry"
        "Grinnin' In Your Face"
        "Louis Collins"
        "Walk You Off My Mind"
 11: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin [Credential, 1/10] (51)
        "Never Grow Old"
        "Wade In The Water"
        "Little Fire"
        "Move Up"
 12: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops [Nonesuch, new] (47)
        "Cornbread And Butterbeans"
        "Trouble In Your Mind"
        "Snowden's Jig"
 13: "Before And After," Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 2/10] (45)
        "Before And After"
        "If Not Now"
        "Ghost Train"
 13: "Natural Angle," Grada [Compass, 1/10] (45)
        "John Riley"
        "Butcher Boy"
        "Bottom Of The Hill"
 15: "The Hills Will Cradle Thee," Lainie Marsh [Bait And Tackle, 9/09] (44)
        "Banjo Moon"
        "The Hills Will Cradle Thee"
 16: "Exiles Return," Karan Casey And John Doyle [Compass, 2/10] (43)
        "Sailing Off To The Yankee Land"
        "False Lady"
        "Flower Of Finae"
 17: "Blossoms," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 2/10] (40)
        "Here Today"
        "Burley Coulter's Song For Kate Helen Branch"
        "How Can I Keep From Singing"
 17: "Home," Louise Mosrie [Zoe Cat, 1/10] (40)
        "Battle Of Blair Mountain"
        "Sweet Relief"
 17: "Living Ever-Lovin' LIVE," Pat Wictor [Risky Disc, 1/10] (40)
        "Love In Vain"
        "Make Room For You"
 20: "So Dark You See," John Gorka [Red House, 10/09] (39)
        "Whole Wide World"
        "Night Into Day"
 20: "Waterbug Anthology 9," Various Artists [Waterbug, new] (39)
        "I Was An Oak Tree," Jonathan Byrd
        "Dark Horses," Leslie Smith
        "8 More Miles To Louisville," Sam Pacetti
 22: "American VI: Ain't No Grave," Johnny Cash [American, new] (36)
        "Ain't No Grave"
        "For The Good Times"
        "Satisfied Mind"
 22: "Tune In," Nuala Kennedy [Compass, 3/10] (36)
        "Waves Of The Silvery Tide"
        "Blooming Bright Star Of Belle Isle"
 24: "No Fool For Trying," Madison Violet [True North, 6/09] (31)
        "Small Of My Heart"
 24: "Salt Of The Earth," Harlem Parlour Music Club [Self, 7/09] (31)
        "Runaway Train"
        "Dyin' To Be Born Again"
        "Trucks Of Pennsylvania"
 26: "Mystery Prize," Rebecca Loebe [Self, 12/09] (30)
        "Her In That Dress"
        "Mystery Prize"
 27: "Black Flowers Volume 1-2," Lynn Miles [True North, new] (29)
        "Black Flowers"
        "Night Drive"
 27: "Darkness Sure Becomes This City," Joy Kills Sorrow [Signature, 2/10] (29)
        "New Shoes"
        "You Make Me Feel Drunk"
 27: "Gentleman From Virginia," Albemarle Ramblers [Merriweather, 1/10] (29)
        "Otto Wood The Bandit"
        "Home In That Rock"
 27: "He Dreams," C. Daniel Boling [Perfectly Stable, new] (29)
        "Katie's Garden"
        "He Dreams"
 31: "Three Days In May," Colcannon [Oxford Road, new] (28)
        "Fare Thee Well Whiskey"
        "Late April/Early May"
 31: "A Friend Of A Friend," Dave Rawlings Machine [Acony, 11/09] (28)
        "I Hear Them All"
        "Bells Of Harlem"
        "Monkey And The Engineer"
 31: "The List," Rosanne Cash [Manhattan, 10/09] (28)
        "500 Miles"
        "Sea Of Heartbreak"
 34: "Farm Songs," Tim Grimm [Vault, 12/09] (27)
        "80 Acres"
        "Amber Waves"
 34: "Points Of View," Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/09] (27)
        "Alexandra Leaving"
        "2 Year Winter"
 36: "Float Downstream," Evie Ladin [Evil Diane, new] (26)
        "I Love My Honey"
 37: "25th Anniversary Celebration," Altan [Compass, 3/10] (25)
        "As I Roved Out"
        "I Wish My Love Was A Red Red Rose"
        "Comb Your Hair And Curl It/Gweebara Bridge"
 37: "Booker's Guitar," Eric Bibb [Telarc, 1/10] (25)
        "Turning Pages"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
 39: "Grace Pettis," Grace Pettis [Blue Rock, 10/09] (24)
        "9 To 5 Girl"
        "Gypsy's Code"
        "Turning Too"
 39: "The Living Side," Meg Hutchinson [Red House, 2/10] (24)
        "Full Of Light"
        "See Me Now"
 41: "House Of Cards," James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/09] (23)
        "House Of Cards"
        "Safe Home"
 41: "What's More Honest Than A Song?," Shannon Wurst [Fancy Mayhem, new] (23)
        "Gypsy Stranger"
        "Ivory Bill"
 43: "Beginnings," Bonnie Koloc [Self, 2/10] (22)
        "Morning, Morning"
        "Circle Game"
 43: "Red Wing," The Steel Wheels [Self, 1/10] (22)
        "Red Wing"
 45: "Bonfires," Zoe Mulford [Azalea City, 10/09] (21)
        "Welcome In Another Year"
        "1952 Vincent Black Lightning"
 45: "Jealousy," Runa [Self, 10/09] (21)
        "Bedlam Boys"
        "Star Of The County Down"
 45: "New Blue Day," Jory Nash [Thin Man, 10/09] (21)
        "Our Time Again"
        "God Don't Know Me Anymore"
 45: "Scotland, Fair Scotland," Smithfield Fair [Stevenson, new] (21)
        "Scotland, Fair Scotland"
 49: "October Boy," Tom Fisch [Self, 12/09] (20)
        "Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness"
        "October Boy"
 49: "Welcome Home," Doug Spears [Cypress Moss, 2009] (20)
        "Yellow Butter Moon"
        "Steam Train"
 51: "True Love Don't Weep," James Hill And Anne Davison [Borealis, 4/09] (18)
        "Ode To A Frozen Boot"
        "Oh! Susanna"
 51: "Hello, Stranger," Catie Curtis [Compass, 8/09] (18)
        "Passing Through"
        "Hello, Stranger"
 51: "My Stars Your Eyes," James Gordon [Borealis, 2/10] (18)
        "I've Come Along"
        "At The Whim Of The Wind And The Sea"
 51: "Rounder Records 40th Anniversary Concert," Various Artists [Rounder, new] (18)
        "Pitkin County Turnaround," Steve Martin
 51: "Times Right Now," Jon Shain [Flyin', 11/09] (18)
        "James Alley Blues"
        "Ooncha Ooncha Music"
 56: "How I Love Them Old Songs," Ronny Cox [Wind River, 2007] (17)
        "Gone To Alabama"
 56: "Jam Session," Mark O'Connor, Chris Thile, etc. [Omac, new] (17)
        "Granny White Special"
 56: "Singer-Songwriter Heaven: The Songs Of Kevin Faherty," Various Artists [Gamblers Grace, 2/10] (17)
        "Einstein's Pencil," Pierce Pettis
        "Angel Walking Home," Diana Jones
 56: "The Spokes Man," Craig Werth [Self, new] (17)
        "Spinning Gold"
        "The Spokes Man"
 56: "Until You Come Home: Songs For Veterans And Their Kin," George Mann, Julius Margolin and Friends [Self, 1/10] (17)
        "Give Me A Dream," Emily Nyman
        "Writing In The Margins," John Gorka
 61: "Chasing Sparks," Jeremy Kittel [Compass, 1/10] (16)
        "Curious Beetle Medley"
        "Bear Island Reel"
 61: "The Conjurer," Dana Cooper [Self, new] (16)
        "Leave A Little Mark"
 61: "Crowd Around The Mic," Wild Carrot And The Roots Band [Blue Jordan, 1/10] (16)
        "When You're Smiling/You Are My Sunshine"
 61: "Live In '65," Pete Seeger [Appleseed, 11/09] (16)
        "Healing River"
        "Old Joe Clark"
 61: "Riverboat Soul," Pokey Lafarge And The South City Three [Free Dirt, new] (16)
        "La La Blues"
        "Hard Times Come And Go"
 61: "Roses Guide To Time Travel," Nancy K Dillon [Rose Rock, new] (16)
        "All The Pretty America"
        "Looks Like Rain"
 61: "Signs Along The Road," Steve Smith, Chris Sanders And Hard Road [Desert Night, 1/10] (16)
 68: "Acoustic Rainbow 35," Various Artists [Poetman, 2/10] (15)
        "And So It Goes," Dave Zobl
 68: "Comin' On Strong," Snyder Family Band [Mountain Roads, new] (15)
        "King Of Babylon"
        "Cattle In The Cane"
 68: "Grown Up," The Chapmans [Compass, 2/10] (15)
        "Why Did You Lie"
 68: "High Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project," Loudon Wainwright III [Proper, 8/09] (15)
        "Goodbye Booze"
 68: "Influence," Jan Krist And Jim Bizer [Yellow Room, 2009] (15)
        "End Of The Road"
 68: "My Hands Are On Fire And Other Love Songs," Old Man Luedecke [Black Hen, new] (15)
        "Caney Fork River"
        "Lass Viscious"
 68: "The Open Road," John Hiatt [New West, new] (15)
        "The Open Road"
 68: "Waves Of Silence," Carolyn Currie [High Horse, 4/09] (15)
        "Ahab's Wife"
        "I Am An Island"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13579 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. "Sands Of Mexico" (17)
        by The Chieftains Featuring Ry Cooder
        from "San Patricio"
2. "Before And After" (14)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Before And After"
2. "John Riley" (14)
        by Grada
        from "Natural Angle"
2. "Wandering Boy" (14)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "If The Sun Will Shine"
5. "Banjo Moon" (13)
        by Lainie Marsh
        from "The Hills Will Cradle Thee"
5. "Cornbread And Butterbeans" (13)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Genuine Negro Jig"
5. "Jezebel" (13)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
8. "Ain't No Grave" (12)
        by Johnny Cash
        from "American Vi :Ain't No Grave"
8. "Frank Delandry" (12)
        by Brooks Williams
        from "Baby O"
8. "Gulf Coast Highway" (12)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
8. "If Not Now" (12)
        by Carrie Newcomer
        from "Before And After"
8. "Rex's Blues" (12)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Love And Circumstance"
8. "Tear My Stillhouse Down" (12)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
8. "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive" (12)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
15. "Daddy Was An Old Man" (11)
        by Ruth And Max Bloomquist
        from "Turn Back A Page"
15. "Fly Away Free" (11)
        by The Honey Dewdrops
        from "If The Sun Will Shine"
15. "Rose Tattoo" (11)
        by Ellis Paul
        from "The Day After Everything Changed"
15. "Same Old Grind" (11)
        by Ruth And Max Bloomquist
        from "Turn Back A Page"
15. "Waltzing's For Dreamers" (11)
        by Carrie Rodriguez
        from "Love And Circumstance"
20. "Annalee" (10)
        by Ellis Paul
        from "The Day After Everything Changed"
20. "End Of The Line" (10)
        by Red Molly
        from "James"
20. "Highway Song" (10)
        by Ruth And Max Bloomquist
        from "Turn Back A Page"
20. "Hugo's Big Reel" (10)
        by Solas
        from "Turning Tide"
20. "Sprig Of Thyme" (10)
        by Sarah McQuaid
        from "Double CD: When Two Lovers Meet / I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning"
20. "Trouble In Your Mind" (10)
        by Carolina Chocolate Drops
        from "Genuine Negro Jig"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13579 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Red Molly
2. Chieftains
3. Patty Larkin
4. The Honey Dewdrops
5. Solas
6. Brooks Williams
7. Ellis Paul
8. Carrie Rodriguez
9. Johnny Cash
10. Carolina Chocolate Drops
10. Ruth And Max Bloomquist
12. Pat Wictor
13. John Gorka
14. Carrie Newcomer
14. Sarah McQuaid
16. Laurie Lewis
16. Patty Griffin
18. Grada
19. Lainie Marsh
20. Pete Seeger
21. Karan Casey And John Doyle
22. Altan
23. Louise Mosrie
24. Lynn Miles
25. Greg Brown
25. Nuala Kennedy
25. Tim O'Brien
28. Cheryl Wheeler
28. Rebecca Loebe
28. Rosanne Cash
31. Tim Grimm
32. Harlem Parlour Music Club
32. Smithfield Fair
34. Colcannon
34. Joy Kills Sorrow
34. Madison Violet
37. James Keelaghan
38. Anne Hills
38. Bob Dylan
38. Loudon Wainwright III

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13579 airplays from 143 different DJs

1. Compass
2. Rounder
3. Red House
4. Signature
4. Sugar Hill
6. Borealis
7. Columbia
8. Appleseed
9. Waterbug
10. Smithsonian/Folkways
11. Vanguard
12. Green Linnet
13. Philo
14. Ninth Street Opus
15. Shanachie
16. Nonesuch
16. Warner
18. Credential
18. True North
20. New West
21. Red Guitar Blue
21. Rhino
23. Hear
23. Wind River
25. Risky Disc
26. RCA
27. Zoe Cat
28. Black Hen
29. Rebel
30. Capitol
31. American
31. Ruby
33. Manhattan
34. Telarc
35. Black Wolf
35. Flying Fish
35. Sony
38. Bait And Tackle
38. Pinecastle
40. Acony

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13579 airplays from 143 different DJs

Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
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)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Grant Johnston & Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, CA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jamie Hoover (KSUT-FM, CO)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
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 Gierlach (WRFL-FM, KY)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (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)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
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 Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
Ken Yavit (KBAC-FM, NM)
Kent Anderson (KCSC-FM, OK)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Kit Kelt (WMBR-FM, MA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-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)
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)
Mel DeYoung (WPSU-FM, PA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
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)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter Thompson (KALW-FM, CA)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Rhonda J. Miller (WXIN-FM, RI)
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)
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)
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 Carpenter (WTJU-FM, VA)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom Martin-Erickson (WPR, WI)
Tom Pittman (KOOP & KUTX, TX)
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