Top Folk Albums, Songs, Artists and Labels of June 2017 (with DJ list)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 13617 airplays from 137 different DJs

  1: "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia," Tom Russell [True North, 5/17] (82)
        "Thrown To The Wolves"
        "Wild Geese"
        "Night The Chinese Restaurant Burned Down"
        "Old Cheyenne"
        "When The Wolves No Longer Sing"
  2: "Poets, Philosophers, Workers And Wanderers," Joe Jencks [Turtle Bear, 5/17] (72)
        "Let Me Sing You A Song"
        "Going Home"
        "Everybody Sings The Blues"
        "Wheelbarrow Johnny"
  3: "Revolution Now," Emma's Revolution [Moving Forward, 5/17] (61)
        "Sing People Sing"
        "Earned This Gray"
        "Fire In Ferguson"
        "My Feet Are Tired"
  4: "Lines Of Longitude," Chris And Meredith Thompson [Alkali, 5/17] (56)
        "When I Go"
        "I Know What Love Is"
        "Lines Of Longitude"
  5: "Against All Tides," Harpeth Rising [, 5/17] (48)
        "I Did Not Make The World"
        "Shades Of Orange"
  5: "Shame," Rachel Baiman [Free Dirt, 6/17] (48)
        "Never Tire Of The Road"
        "Getting Ready To Start"
  7: "God Bless The Grass," The Malvinas [Soona, 4/17] (46)
        "God Bless The Grass"
        "I Ought To Know"
  8: "When The Bloom Falls From The Rose," Sarah Jane Scouten [Light Organ, new] (45)
        "Every Song I Sing"
        "Where The Ghost River Flows"
        "Coupe De Ville Rag"
  9: "Alastair Moock," Alastair Moock [, 6/17] (42)
        "Make It Great"
        "Off They Go"
 10: "God's Problem Child," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 4/17] (41)
        "God's Problem Child"
        "Still Not Dead"
        "Old Timer"
 10: "Land Of Doubt," Sam Baker [, new] (41)
        "Summer Wind"
        "Same Kind Of Blue"
        "Peace Out"
 12: "The Nashville Sound," Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit [Southeastern, new] (36)
        "If We Were Vampires"
        "Last Of My Kind"
 12: "This Highway," Zephaniah Ohora [, new] (36)
        "High Class City Girl From The Country"
        "She's Leaving In The Morning"
        "Take Your Love Out Of Town"
 14: "Hands In The Dirt," The Resonant Rogues [, 5/17] (35)
        "Hands In The Dirt"
        "Fomo Blues"
        "Gotta Get It"
 14: "Treasure Of The Broken Land: The Songs Of Mark Heard," Various Artists [Storm Weathered, 6/17] (35)
        "Nod Over Coffee," Rodney Crowell
        "Everything Is Alright," Sean Rowe
        "Satellite Sky," Red Dirt Boys
 16: "Wild As We Came Here," The Steel Wheels [Big Ring, 3/17] (32)
        "Sing Me Like A Folk Song"
        "To The Wild"
        "Broken Mandolin"
 17: "The Fairest Flower Of Womankind," Lindsay Straw [, 4/17] (31)
        "Female Rambling Sailor"
        "Blow Away The Morning Dew"
 17: "Manic Revelations," Pokey LaFarge [Rounder, 5/17] (31)
        "Going To The Country"
        "Silent Movie"
        "Riot In The Streets"
 19: "Amanda Anne Platt And The Honeycutters," Amanda Anne Platt And The Honeycutters [Organic, new] (30)
        "Birthday Song"
 19: "Turn Your Face To The Sun," I Draw Slow [Compass, 4/17] (30)
        "My Portion"
        "Don't Wake The Children"
 19: "You See This River," Janie Barnett And Blue Room [Minor Regrets, 3/17] (30)
        "Sweet Thursday"
        "Better Times Are Coming"
        "Face The Voodoo"
 22: "Black Irish," Shannon McNally [Compass, 6/17] (29)
        "Banshee Moan"
        "I Ain't Gonna Stand For It"
 23: "Freedom Highway," Rhiannon Giddens [Nonesuch, 2/17] (28)
        "We Could Fly"
        "Angels Laid Him Away"
 23: "Lucky Stars," Loretta Hagen [Bearfort, new] (28)
        "This World Of Ours"
        "Where Are The Rainbows"
        "Now That I'm Able"
 23: "Singin," Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio [Vessel, new] (28)
        "Dark As A Dungeon"
        "Get Up And Go"
 23: "Smoke Behind The Clouds," The Bucking Mules [Free Dirt, 4/17] (28)
        "Fire On The Mountain"
        "Smoke Behind The Clouds"
 27: "If It's Alright With You: The Songs Of Gene MacLellan," Catherine MacLellan [True North, new] (27)
        "If It's Alright With You"
        "Pages Of Time"
 27: "Resistance," Beth DeSombre [, new] (27)
        "She Persisted"
        "What You'd Have Done"
        "Bowling Green Massacre"
 27: "Where The River Meets The Road," Tim O'Brien [Howdy Skies, 3/17] (27)
        "Grandma's Hands"
        "Drunkard's Grave"
 30: "Different Hymnals," Joel Mabus [Fossil, new] (26)
        "4 Early Shape Note Hymns"
        "One Simple Song"
 30: "So You Wannabe An Outlaw," Steve Earle And The Dukes [Warner, new] (26)
        "This Is How It Ends"
        "Goodbye Michelangelo"
        "So You Wannabe An Outlaw"
 32: "Ghost On The Car Radio," Slaid Cleaves [Candy House Media, new] (25)
        "Already Gone"
        "Drunken Barber's Hand"
        "If I Had A Heart"
 33: "50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde," Old Crow Medicine Show [Columbia, 4/17] (24)
        "I Want You"
        "Just Like A Woman"
 34: "Americana," Ray Davies [Legacy, 4/17] (23)
        "Rock 'n' Roll Cowboys"
 34: "Eyes Brand New," Zoe And Cloyd [, 4/17] (23)
        "Let's All Go Down To The River"
        "Old Stone Wall"
 34: "A Stranger In This Time," Tim Grimm And The Family Band [Vault, 3/17] (23)
        "Gonna Be Great"
        "These Rollin' Hills"
 37: "O'Connor Band Live!," O'Connor Band [Omac, new] (22)
        "Gold Rush"
        "Butterfly's Day Out"
 37: "Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan," Willie Nile [River House, new] (22)
        "Subterranean Homesick Blues"
        "Every Grain Of Sand"
 37: "You've Been Away So Long (EP)," Alice Howe [, 2/17] (22)
        "Homeland Blues"
        "Nothing But You"
        "Don't Worry Honey"
 40: "All My Heroes Sang The Blues," Sandy Ross [Slr, new] (21)
        "All My Heroes Sang The Blues"
        "St. James Infirmary"
 40: "Almost Anyone," Montgomery Delaney [, 4/17] (21)
        "Queen Of Annandale"
 40: "Binary," Ani Difranco [Righteous Babe, 6/17] (21)
        "Pacifist's Lament"
 40: "Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg," Gillian Welch [Acony, 11/16] (21)
        "Orphan Girl"
 40: "A Calm Sun," Lesley Kernochan [Maple Syrup, 12/16] (21)
        "Blown Away"
        "Hurricane Eye"
 40: "Tunes From David Holt's State Of Music 2," Various Artists [High Windy, 4/17] (21)
        "Last Train To Kitty Hawk," Balsam Range
 46: "Colter Wall," Colter Wall [Young Mary, 5/17] (20)
        "13 Silver Dollars"
 46: "Fading Mystery," Taarka [, 1/17] (20)
        "Finn McCool Crosses The Rocky Mountains"
 46: "From Where I Started," Sera Cahoone [Lady Muleskinner, 3/17] (20)
        "Up To Me"
        "Always Turn Around"
 46: "Phat Live," Phil Henry Acoustic Trio [, 5/17] (20)
        "There Be Monsters Here"
        "Hard Times Come Again No More"
 46: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," The Beatles [Apple, 1967] (20)
        "With A Little Help From My Friends"
        "Day In The Life"
 46: "Threads," Tom Chapin [Sundance, 3/17] (20)
        "When The Family Sings"
        "Build A Dream"
 52: "Balance," Shawn Taylor [Self, new] (19)
        "For What It's Worth"
        "Love Is The Water"
 52: "Divining Rod," Wyatt Easterling [Phoenix Rising, 3/17] (19)
        "Pacing The Cage"
        "Somewhere Down The Road"
 52: "Ironbark," The Waifs [Compass, 3/17] (19)
 52: "Songs I Left Behind," Rebb Firman [Lemon Cove, 4/17] (19)
        "Roosevelt's Train"
        "Songs I Left Behind"
 52: "Transient Lullaby," The Mastersons [Red House, 5/17] (19)
        "Fire Escape"
 57: "Turning The World," Rick Drost [Self, new] (18)
        "Don't Remember Train"
        "Turning The World"
 57: "What She Said," Fred Gillen Jr [Dys, 4/17] (18)
        "Prayer For America"
        "Future Americans"
 59: "Further Down The Line," Scott Cook [, 3/17] (17)
        "Kitchen Dance Party On"
        "Dogs And Kids"
 59: "Kids In The Street," Justin Townes Earle [New West, 5/17] (17)
        "Champagne Corolla"
 59: "My Last Go Round," Rosalie Sorrels and Friends [Red House, 2004] (17)
        "My Last Go Round"
        "Old Devil Time"
 59: "Undercurrent," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 6/16] (17)
        "Early Morning Light"
        "House Of Mercy"
 59: "Wow And Flutter," Amilia K Spicer [Free Range, 4/17] (17)
        "Fill Me Up"
 64: "Beautiful World," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, 2008] (16)
        "Beautiful World"
 64: "Bonfire To Ash," Porter Nickerson [Weasel, 1/17] (16)
        "Living Proof"
        "Old Red Barn"
 64: "Colors," The Farm Hands [Pinecastle, new] (16)
        "Rural Route"
        "Sin City"
 64: "Report From Grimes Creek," Rosalie Sorrels [Green Linnet, 1991] (16)
        "Bells Of Ireland"
 64: "TajMo," Taj Mahal And Keb' Mo' [Concord, 5/17] (16)
        "Diving Duck Blues"
        "Waiting On The World To Change"
 64: "Time Machine," Peter Calo [En Route, 10/16] (16)
        "Sail Away"
 70: "Cimarron Manifesto," Jimmy LaFave [Red House, 2007] (15)
        "Catch The Wind"
        "Not Dark Yet"
 70: "Coming Down The Mountain," Mipso [, 4/17] (15)
        "Coming Down The Mountain"
        "My Burden With Me"
 70: "The Dustbowl Revival," The Dustbowl Revival [Signature, 6/17] (15)
        "Gonna Fix You"
 70: "Rise," Molly Tuttle [Self, new] (15)
        "Good Enough"
        "Friend And A Friend"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 13617 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. "Let Me Sing You A Song" (19)
        by Joe Jencks
        from "Poets, Philosophers, Workers And Wanderers"
2. "Sing People Sing" (14)
        by Emma's Revolution
        from "Revolution Now"
2. "Thrown To The Wolves" (14)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia"
2. "When I Go" (14)
        by Chris And Meredith Thompson
        from "Lines Of Longitude"
2. "Wild Geese" (14)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia"
6. "Night The Chinese Restaurant Burned Down" (13)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia"
7. "God's Problem Child" (12)
        by Willie Nelson
        from "God's Problem Child"
7. "Make It Great" (12)
        by Alastair Moock
        from "Alastair Moock"
9. "Old Cheyenne" (11)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia"
10. "Crow" (10)
        by The Malvinas
        from "God Bless The Grass"
10. "I Know What Love Is" (10)
        by Chris And Meredith Thompson
        from "Lines Of Longitude"
10. "Never Tire Of The Road" (10)
        by Rachel Baiman
        from "Shame"
10. "Summer Wind" (10)
        by Sam Baker
        from "Land Of Doubt"
10. "When The Wolves No Longer Sing" (10)
        by Tom Russell
        from "Play One More: The Songs Of Ian And Sylvia"
15. "535" (9)
        by Harpeth Rising
        from "Against All Tides"
15. "Dream" (9)
        by Alastair Moock
        from "Alastair Moock"
15. "God Bless The Grass" (9)
        by The Malvinas
        from "God Bless The Grass"
15. "Going Home" (9)
        by Joe Jencks
        from "Poets, Philosophers, Workers And Wanderers"
15. "Gonna Be Great" (9)
        by Tim Grimm And The Family Band
        from "A Stranger In This Time"
15. "Hands In The Dirt" (9)
        by The Resonant Rogues
        from "Hands In The Dirt"
15. "My Last Go Round" (9)
        by Rosalie Sorrels and Friends
        from "My Last Go Round"
        also "Borderline Heart"
15. "Same Kind Of Blue" (9)
        by Sam Baker
        from "Land Of Doubt"
15. "Shame" (9)
        by Rachel Baiman
        from "Shame"
15. "She Persisted" (9)
        by Beth DeSombre
        from "Resistance"
15. "Sing Me Like A Folk Song" (9)
        by The Steel Wheels
        from "Wild As We Came Here"
15. "Way Down In My Soul" (9)
        by Zephaniah Ohora
        from "This Highway"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 13617 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Rosalie Sorrels
2. Tom Russell
3. Joe Jencks
4. Jimmy Lafave
5. Emma's Revolution
6. Chris And Meredith Thompson
7. Willie Nelson
8. Harpeth Rising
9. Steve Earle
10. Bob Dylan
10. Rachel Baiman
12. The Malvinas
12. Sam Baker
12. Tim O'Brien
15. Alastair Moock
15. Sarah Jane Scouten
17. Slaid Cleaves
18. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
18. The Steel Wheels
20. Heather Pierson
20. Zephaniah Ohora
22. Gillian Welch
22. Rhiannon Giddens
24. Joel Mabus
24. Tom Paxton
26. John Prine
27. Old Crow Medicine Show
27. The Resonant Rogues
29. O'Connor Band
30. I Draw Slow
30. Janie Barnett And Blue Room
30. John McCutcheon
30. Johnny Cash
30. Lindsay Straw
30. Pokey Lafarge
30. Shannon McNally
37. Amanda Anne Platt And The Honeycutters
37. The Beatles
37. Joan Baez
37. Loretta Hagen

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 13617 airplays from 137 different DJs

1. Rounder
2. Compass
3. Red House
4. Sugar Hill
5. Columbia
6. True North
7. Smithsonian/Folkways
8. Turtle Bear
9. Green Linnet
10. Nonesuch
10. Warner
12. Rebel
13. Free Dirt
14. Signature
15. Pinecastle
16. Legacy
17. Borealis
17. New West
19. Rhino
20. Appleseed
20. Folk-Legacy
22. Flying Fish
23. Light Organ
24. Mountain Home
24. Sony
26. Sbm
27. Patuxent
28. Mountain Fever
28. Righteous Babe
30. Capitol
30. Moving Forward
30. Mri
33. Shanachie
34. Mercury
34. Vanguard
36. Arc
36. Organic
38. Fossil
38. Reprise
40. Philo

FOLK DJs - JUNE 2017
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 13617 airplays from 137 different DJs

Abby Parks (WLJS-FM, AL)
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Albert Lenge (WCNI-FM, CT)
Allison Brock (CKUA-FM, AB)
Amanda Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Amy & Travis Luncan (WYSO-FM, OH)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Anne Fuller (KRNN-FM, AK)
Annie Keville (WVBR-FM, NY)
Art Menius (WCOM-FM, NC)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Bettie Carlson (WCUW-FM, MA)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
Bill Wagman (KDVS-FM, CA)
Bob Heyer (WWOV-FM, WV)
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)
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)
Dan Murphy (, NH)
Darwin Davidson (WERU-FM, ME)
David John (KTRU-FM, TX)
Denis McKay (VOX-FM, Australia)
Dennis & Judy Cook (WOBC-FM, OH)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Devin Adams (WYSO-FM, OH)
Diane Crowe (WMCB-FM, MA)
Diane Hunt (KBOO-FM, OR)
Diane Karl (KBOO-FM etc, OR)
Dick Hermans (WHDD-FM, CT)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Doug Dick (WQCS-FM, FL)
Ed Mellnik (KBOO-FM, OR)
Fred Frawley (WMPG-FN, ME)
Gary Crouth (WYEP-FM, PA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Priddy (WJCU-FM, OH)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Hansjoerg Malonek (ISW-FM, Germany)
Ian Zolitor (WXPN-FM, PA)
Jan Hall (CFRU-FM, ON)
Jared Ingersol (syndicated &, CA)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jeff Zolitor (KNYO-FM, CA)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Canales (WWSP-FM, WI)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Pszonek (WMSC-FM &, NJ)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Lupton and George Mercer (WVUD-FM, DE)
John Mazza (WNHU-FM, CT)
John Patterson (WXPI-FM, PA)
John Platt (WFUV-FM, NY)
John Sillberg (CKOL-FM, ON)
John Weingart (WPRB-FM, NJ)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (syndicated, NH)
Jon Kiger (WRFG-FM, GA)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Juergen Kramer (ZuSa, Germany)
Juliet Youngren (WEFT-FM, IL)
Justin Helmer (KVSC-FM, MN)
Kate McNally (NHPR, NH)
Kelly Moore and Alex Renwick (KTRU-FM, TX)
Kelly Walker (Troy Public Radio, AL)
Ken Batista (WYEP-FM, PA)
Ken Nagelberg (WHYR-FM, LA)
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)
Laurie DesJardins (KVMR-FM, CA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM, AR)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Linda Fahey (WKSU & syndicated, OH)
Lyle D. Skinner (CJUM-FM, MB)
Mara Noelle (KVMR-FM & KFOK-LP, CA)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Flynn (KUAF-FM & syndicated, AR)
Mike Horyczun (KPKN-FM, CT)
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)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM & WITH-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gordon (WVUD-FM, DE)
Rik James (KGLT-FM, MT)
Rob Thurlow (KRFC-FM, CO)
Ron Olesko (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Sadie Damascus (KGGV-FM, CA)
Scott Aycock (KWGS-FM, OK)
Sheila Shigley (WPR, WI)
Sonny Ochs (WIOX-FM, NY)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CITR-FM, BC)
Steve Harris (KQSC-FM, CO)
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)
Terry Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & syndicated, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Tom MacArthur (, NB)
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