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

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13159 airplays from 140 different DJs

  1: "One Evening In May," Laurie Lewis [Spruce And Maple, 1/14] (81)
        "Ring Of Fire"
        "Garden Grow"
        "Sailing Boat"
        "Crooked Miles"
  2: "Bright Side Of Down," John Gorka [Red House, 3/14] (75)
        "Really Spring"
        "Holed Up In Mason City"
        "Bright Side Of Down"
        "Procrastination Blues"
  3: "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [, 2/14] (66)
        "Livin' In America"
        "Fiddlehead Fern"
        "Green Pastures"
        "Natural Thing To Do"
  4: "How Red Is The Blood," Tattletale Saints [Old Oak, 3/13] (53)
        "Fell Upon The Fields"
        "Traces Of You"
  5: "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne," Various Artists [Music Road, new] (51)
        "Rock Me On The Water," Keb' Mo'
        "Before The Deluge," Eliza Gilkyson
        "Doctor My Eyes," Paul Thorn
  6: "Punishing The Myth," Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republik [Gatorbone, 3/14] (49)
        "Who Woulda Thunk It?"
        "Aunt Lou"
        "New American Dream"
  7: "Something Worth Having," Molasses Creek [, 1/14] (48)
        "Galway Girl"
        "Ehringhaus Blues"
        "Tennessee Stud"
  8: "Words And Music," Byrd & Street [, 1/14] (46)
        "Higher Ground"
        "I'm Gonna Swim"
        "I Need A Small Town"
        "Old Out Of Tune Guitar"
  9: "Everywhere I Go," Shari Ulrich [Borealis, new] (42)
        "Everywhere I Go"
        "Rain, Rain, Rain"
        "One Sky"
        "This Life"
  9: "The Turning Point," Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (42)
        "King Of The Folksingers"
        "Anne In Amsterdam"
 11: "Robby Hecht," Robby Hecht [Old Man Henry, 3/14] (39)
        "Feeling It Now"
        "Sea And The Shore"
        "Barrio Moon"
 11: "The Waymores," The Waymores [, 2012] (39)
        "Singing Like A Byrd"
        "Sweet Companion"
        "Way More"
 13: "Bad Dog Buffet," Vance Gilbert [Disismye, new] (35)
        "God Bless Everyone"
        "First Ring"
        "Out The Way We Came In"
 14: "Diner In The Sky," The Amigos [, 1/14] (33)
        "Cabin On The Hill"
        "Hey Joe"
        "Any Way You Want Me To"
 14: "The River And The Thread," Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, 1/14] (33)
        "Etta's Tune"
        "Sunken Lands"
 16: "Out Among The Stars," Johnny Cash [Columbia, new] (32)
        "I'm Movin' On"
        "Baby Ride Easy"
        "Don't You Think It's Come Our Time"
 17: "Four Good Days," Jack Williams [Wind River, 11/13] (31)
        "4 Good Days"
        "Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"
        "Them Things"
 17: "Gathering," Poor Angus [Borealis, 1/14] (31)
        "Never Come Back"
        "Shores Of The Bay"
        "Silver Islet"
 17: "Old Mill Sessions," The Blushin' Roulettes [, 2/14] (31)
        "Sadness Thief"
        "Tall Tall Grass"
        "Wind And The Sand"
 17: "Poet On The Moon," Mare Wakefield & Nomad [, new] (31)
        "First Poet On The Moon"
 21: "Down To The Roots," Lowell Levinger [Grandpa Raccoon, 1/14] (29)
        "I'll Do Anything But Work"
        "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me"
        "Love Is A 5 Letter Word"
 21: "Love We Are We Love," The Sea The Sea [Hudson Harding, 2/14] (29)
        "Guess It Was"
        "Love We Are We Love"
        "Re: Blah"
 23: "22 Days," John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (28)
        "Night That Dan Ryan Got Locked In The Pub"
        "Heaven's Kitchen"
 23: "The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, new] (28)
        "Eliza Jane"
        "Where No Monument Stands"
 25: "Future Pilot," We're About 9 [, 1/14] (27)
        "Prime Of My Life"
        "Hardest Thing To Prove"
        "Starting Over"
 25: "New Whirled Order," Claudia Schmidt [Red House, 3/14] (27)
        "Strong Woman Has A Bad Day Polka"
 27: "Cut To The Chase," Kathy Kallick [Live Oak, new] (26)
        "Once Upon"
        "Time Traveler's Wife"
 28: "Inside Llewyn Davis," Various Artists [Nonesuch, 11/13] (25)
        "Fare Thee Well," Oscar Isaac
        "500 Miles," Carey Mulligan, Stark Sands, And Justin Timberlake
 28: "Life On Fire," Scott Wolfson And Other Heroes [, 1/14] (25)
        "Backseat And Me"
        "You Can't Break Me Again"
        "Brooklyn Mermaids"
 30: "Berrymania," Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 12/13] (24)
        "Your State's Name Here"
        "It's Better Than That"
 31: "Great Big World," Tony Trischka [Rounder, 2/14] (23)
        "Wild Bill Hickok"
        "Do Re Mi"
 31: "A Permeable Life," Carrie Newcomer [Available Light, new] (23)
        "Every Little Bit Of It"
        "Light In The Window"
 33: "Better Things," Judy Kass [Self, 1/14] (22)
        "Green Lined Coat"
 33: "Kerri Powers," Kerri Powers [, 1/14] (22)
        "To Love Somebody"
 35: "Carter Girl," Carlene Carter [Rounder, new] (21)
        "Little Black Train"
        "Me And The Wildwood Rose"
 35: "Flat Earth Diary," Krista Detor [Tightrope, 1/14] (21)
        "Flat Earth Diary"
        "Ferryman's Dream"
 35: "Full Head Of Steam," Roosevelt Dime [, 3/14] (21)
        "I Want Mo!"
        "Oh To Be"
 35: "No More Rain," The Steel Wheels [, 4/13] (21)
        "Walk Away"
        "Go Up To That Mountain"
 35: "Summer's End," Garnet Rogers [Snow Goose, new] (21)
        "Shadows On The Water"
        "Fireside Chat"
 35: "Where The Rust Meets The Rise," Ryan Taylor Band [Self, new] (21)
        "House Of The Rising Sun"
 41: "Some Part Of The Truth," Brother Sun [, 2/13] (20)
        "Lady Of The Harbor"
        "I Ain't Got No Home"
 42: "Echo Sessions," The Stray Birds [, 11/13] (19)
        "Blue Yodel #7"
        "I Wish It Would Rain"
 42: "Naomi Wachira," Naomi Wachira [Doreli, 1/14] (19)
        "Sacred Love"
        "I Am A Woman"
 42: "Tell You In Earnest," Matt And Shannon Heaton [Self, new] (19)
        "Mantle Of Green"
 45: "Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail," Rod Picott [Welding Rod, 2/14] (18)
        "Mobile Home"
 45: "Legends & Legacies," Flaco & Max [Smithsonian/Folkways, new] (18)
        "Ay Te Gaucho Cucaracho"
        "El Parrandero"
 45: "Small Town Heroes," Hurray For The Riff Raff [ATO, 2/14] (18)
        "Crash On The Highway"
        "End Of The Line"
 48: "The Game," Blue Highway [Rounder, 1/14] (17)
        "Talk Is Cheap"
 48: "Live," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell [Rounder, new] (17)
        "Love Has Come For You"
 48: "Sleepwalker In Paradise," Cej [Gnosong, 6/13] (17)
        "New Old Friend"
        "My Baby Knows"
 51: "Voice Of Ages," The Chieftains [Hear, 2012] (16)
        "Carolina Rua," Chieftains And Imelda May
        "Frost Is All Over"
 51: "Two Billion Acres Of Salt," Hezekiah Goode [Self, 4/13] (16)
        "Good Old Mountain Dew"
        "Get That Fiddle Fired Up"
 51: "Hangtown Dancehall," Eric Brace And Karl Straub [Red Beet, 1/14] (16)
        "Pretty Girl In Missouri"
 51: "Robt Sarazin Blake," Robert Sarazin Blake [Same Room, 2/14] (16)
        "Our Winter In New York"
        "Dingle To Tralee"
 51: "Sleeping Dogs," C. Daniel Boling [Berkalin, 11/13] (16)
        "Pontificating Paradox"
 56: "Woodstock," Heather Maloney And Darlingside [Signature, new] (15)
 57: "Back 40," Robin & Linda Williams [Red House, 10/13] (14)
        "On And On"
 57: "Bad Self Portraits," Lake Street Dive [Signature, new] (14)
        "Bad Self Portraits"
        "Better Than"
 57: "Blood Like A River," Nathan Bell [Stone Barn, 1/14] (14)
 57: "Housewarming," The Mae Trio [Self, new] (14)
 57: "Let It Go," The Infamous Stringdusters [High Country, new] (14)
        "Where The Rivers Run Cold"
        "By My Side"
 57: "Lucky," Suzy Bogguss [Loyal Dutchess, 2/14] (14)
        "Silver Wings"
 57: "Pennsylvania Coal," Irene Kelley [Patio, 2/14] (14)
        "Pennsylvania Coal"
        "Rattlesnake Rattler"
 57: "Silver Ladder," Peter Mulvey [Signature, new] (14)
        "Remember The Milkman"
        "You Don't Have To Tell Me"
 57: "When One Door Closes," Gathering Time [Treble-G, 9/13] (14)
        "If It Would Only Rain"
 66: "Child Ballads," Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer [Wilderland, 3/13] (13)
        "Riddles Wisely Expounded"
        "Sir Patrick Spens"
 66: "Dream A Little Dream," Katie Glassman & Snapshot [Self, new] (13)
        "Liza Jane"
        "My Window Faces The South"
 66: "Louder Than Words," The Henry Girls [Self, 1/14] (13)
        "Light In The Window"
 66: "Prairieography," Del Barber [True North, new] (13)
        "Living With A Long Way To Go"
 66: "Pressed For Time," Burning Bridget Cleary [, 6/13] (13)
        "2 Sisters"
 66: "Somewhere Near Paterson," Richard Shindell [Signature, 2000] (13)
 66: "Tether My Heart," Hannah Shira Naiman [Merriweather, 10/13] (13)
        "Married Soldier"
        "Looking For My Own"
 66: "There Used To Be A Train," James Curley [Sidewalking Crab, 10/13] (13)
        "Townes Van Zandt Song"
        "There Used To Be A Train"
 66: "Yes, I Believe I Will," Steve Howell And The Mighty Men [Out Of The Past, 10/13] (13)
        "Walk On Boy"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13159 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. "Really Spring" (20)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
2. "Livin' In America" (15)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands"
3. "Holed Up In Mason City" (13)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
3. "Ring Of Fire" (13)
        by Laurie Lewis
        from "One Evening In May"
5. "Everywhere I Go" (12)
        by Shari Ulrich
        from "Everywhere I Go"
5. "Galway Girl" (12)
        by Molasses Creek
        from "Something Worth Having"
7. "Already" (11)
        by Claudia Schmidt
        from "New Whirled Order"
7. "Bright Side Of Down" (11)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
7. "God Bless Everyone" (11)
        by Vance Gilbert
        from "Bad Dog Buffet"
10. "Fiddlehead Fern" (10)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands"
10. "Green Pastures" (10)
        by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
        from "I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands"
10. "Lake" (10)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
10. "Loretta" (10)
        by The Stray Birds
        from "Echo Sessions"
10. "Rattlesnake" (10)
        by Mare Wakefield & Nomad
        from "Poet On The Moon"
10. "Singing Like A Byrd" (10)
        by The Waymores
        from "The Waymores"
10. "Spring" (10)
        by Richard Shindell
        from "Somewhere Near Paterson"
17. "Clementine" (9)
        by Mare Wakefield & Nomad
        from "Poet On The Moon"
17. "Eliza Jane" (9)
        by Eliza Gilkyson
        from "The Nocturne Diaries"
17. "Garden Grow" (9)
        by Laurie Lewis
        from "One Evening In May"
17. "Hanging" (9)
        by Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republik
        from "Punishing The Myth"
17. "Kathleen" (9)
        by Tattletale Saints
        from "How Red Is The Blood"
17. "King Of The Folksingers" (9)
        by Tim Grimm
        from "The Turning Point"
17. "Procrastination Blues" (9)
        by John Gorka
        from "Bright Side Of Down"
17. "Sadness Thief" (9)
        by The Blushin' Roulettes
        from "Old Mill Sessions"
17. "Song For Ireland" (9)
        by Mary Black
        from "Collected"
17. "Who Woulda Thunk It?" (9)
        by Grant Peeples And The Peeples Republik
        from "Punishing The Myth"
17. "Woodstock" (9)
        by Heather Maloney And Darlingside
        from "Woodstock"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13159 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. John Gorka
2. Laurie Lewis
3. Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
4. Townes Van Zandt
5. John McCutcheon
5. Molasses Creek
7. Pete Seeger
7. Tattletale Saints
9. Johnny Cash
10. Grant Peeples
11. Eliza Gilkyson
12. The Chieftains
13. Tim Grimm
14. Byrd And Street
15. The Waymores
16. Richard Shindell
16. Shari Ulrich
18. Bob Dylan
18. Vance Gilbert
20. Robby Hecht
20. The Steel Wheels
22. Rosanne Cash
23. The Amigos
23. Jack Williams
25. The Blushin' Roulettes
26. Carrie Newcomer
26. Claudia Schmidt
26. Poor Angus
26. The Stray Birds
30. Mare Wakefield And Nomad
31. Dar Williams
32. Garnet Rogers
32. The Sea The Sea
32. Si Kahn
35. Kathy Kallick
35. Lowell Levinger
37. John Prine
37. Tim O'Brien
39. Greg Brown
39. Richard Thompson
39. Seldom Scene
39. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
39. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13159 airplays from 140 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Compass
4. Sugar Hill
5. Signature
6. Columbia
7. Borealis
8. Spruce And Maple
9. Smithsonian/Folkways
10. Rebel
11. Appleseed
11. Rhino
13. Green Linnet
14. Warner
15. Music Road
16. Nonesuch
17. Shanachie
17. Soundside
19. ATO
19. Philo
19. Vanguard
22. Wind River
23. Old Oak
23. Waterbug
25. Sony
26. Flying Fish
27. Blue Note
28. Capitol
29. Bear Family
30. RCA
31. Appalsongs
31. Greentrax
31. Reprise
34. Old Man Henry
35. Arc
35. Cavalier
35. Razor And Tie
38. Compass Rose
38. Grandpa Raccoon
40. Folk-Legacy
40. Pinecastle
40. Rural Rhythm

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 13159 airplays from 140 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allison Brock (CKUA, AB)
Allison Brown (CJAM-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Artie Martello (WIOX-FM, NY)
Barbara Trumpinski-Roberts (WEFT-FM, IL)
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)
Bradley Kolodner (WAMU-FM, DC)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
Carolyn VandeWiele (WFHB-FM, IN)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-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)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Gary Irving (WVUD-FM, DE)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Harness (KRBX-FM, ID)
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, 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 Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
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)
Karen Rakos (KEUL-FM, AK)
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)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Hillberg (KVMR-FM, CA)
Larry Hoyt (WAER-FM, NY)
Laurel Paulson-Pierce (KRBS-FM, CA)
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)
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)
Norman Whitman (WYSO-FM, OH)
Pamela Smith (WPKN-FM, CT)
Patrick Clifford (WDVR-FM, NJ)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
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)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Robert Resnik (VPR, VT)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
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 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 O'Laughlin (WORT-FM, WI)
Thomas Bisard (WNMC-FM, MI)
Tom Coxworth (CKUA-FM, AB)
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