Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fans of Former Folk Radio WUMB is reporting a management change at WUMB

Fans of Former Folk Radio WUMB is reporting a management change at WUMB:

As quitely as he was hired to replace Brian Quinn,  Kim Grehn, the former VP of programming at Connecticut Public Radio, appears to be gone from WUMB, where he served as "Local Program Manager" and fill in "on-air personality."
Until today, Kim had been  listed on the WUMB "Contact" page -
Dave Palmater is now listed as "Acting Program Manager".
For background read  Psssssssssssttt…WUMB-fm hired a local program manager in November, from Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

General e-mail
Director of Adminstration & Operations:Patty Domeniconi
Membership Coordinator:Anita Lee
Acting Local Program Manager:Dave Palmater
In-Studio music interviews:John Laurenti
New Music Submissions:Jay Moberg
Music & Community Calendar:Calendar Submissions
Public Service
Ticket Giveaways:WUMB Staff
Commonwealth Journal Producer:Janis Pryor
Underwriting:Patty Domeniconi
Director of Engineering:Grady Moates
General Manager:Patricia Monteith


Friday, May 20, 2011

Barnes is Back, Ramblin' Jack, Silver Spoon, Ladies of the Blues, Geoff Bartley, Si Kahn again and Spider John Koerner

There are not one, not two, not three, not four, not five but six news items / concerts notloB finds to be of significance this weekend through Tuesday and beyond and urges you to lend your ears and support:

1.  Saturday and ongoing ~ BARNES NEWBERRY is back on the radio!

This was received from Barnes earlier today:
Okay folks, looks like it is ON tomorrow at 8 am for the debut of My Back Pages with Barnes Newberry. Please join us online at to pre-celebrate the 70th birthday of His Bobness! Thanks for all your early good wishes (to us both!) and of course, a big thanks to MVY.
The new program is scheduled at the same time as Barnes' former "Highway 61 Revisited" on "public" radio WUMB.  Without Barnes, the current version being a mere shadow of its former self.
More about WMVY, its broadcast frequency and internet stream at

2. Ongoing through June ~ SI KAHN'S "Silver Spoon" at the Nora Theater, Central Square, Cambridge.  notloB attended last nights' premier and gives the musical two claws up!
Begins May 19!
World Premiere Musical


By Joel Brown in today's Boston Globe

3.  FRIDAY ~ 
RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT with Special Guest: Kate Taylor

Prospect Hall at Lesley University
(Former Congregational Church)
1801 Mass Ave, Porter Square
Cambridge, MA 
   Venue Information

Friday May 20, 2011 8:00 PM

Ramblin' Jack ~
Received the National Medal Of The Arts, 1998;
Five Time Grammy-Award Nominee;
Grammy-Award Best Traditional Blues Album, 2009;
Grammy-Award Best Traditional Folk Album, 2005

When Dylan and Joan Baez were still in the audience, it was often Ramblin' Jack onstage. He was the vital link between the Woody Guthrie folk era and The Dylan era. Check out Jack's first appearance on Johnny Cash's TV show: Click here 

Ramblin' Jack is the proud recipient of the highly prestigious NATIONAL MEDAL OF THE ARTS awarded to Jack by President Clinton in 1998. He is a two-time GRAMMY WINNER: For Best Traditional Blues Album, 2009 and Best Traditional Folk Album, 1995. He has received three additional Grammy nominations.

Our Opener, Kate Taylor, is a proud member of America's most prominent musical family which includes her brothers, James and Livingston.

A note: This beautiful 19th century church will soon be renovated into a library. So, please join us in our farewell to this beautiful landmark...It is easy to find and minutes away from both the Porter Sq. T and commuter rail stations.

Ticket Information: Please present e-receipt for admission. This venue is general admission seating.


4.  The Boston Blues Society presents "Ladies of the Blues"
at the Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley MA

The Boston Blues Society presents "Ladies of the Blues",
a fabulous cast of eight guest stars backed up by
Lydia Warren, Diane Gateley and Susan Goldberg.

The Ladies of the Blues are:

Toni Lynn Washington: Nominated for seven Blues Music Awards, including three for best female soul-blues performer, the legendary Ms. Washington received the 1999 Boston Blues Festival lifetime achievement award, among numerous other accolades. Her powerful voice, with its soulful romanticism, is not to be forgotten.
Shirley Lewis: Described as Boston's "Regal Queen of the Blues," singer-songwriter Shirley Lewis has been bowling over audiences since the age of 4 performing blues, Gospel, jazz and soul. With her superb voice, along with a sense of humor, warmth, and grace, the charismatic Ms. Lewis has performed at clubs and festivals all over the U.S and Canada.
Cheryl Aruda: With her smoky voice, the Weymouth-born Aruda, and her own band, Dirty Blonde, has been a premier Boston music scene front-woman for years.
Diane Blue: A soulful, sassy performer, Diane was the winner of the Massachusetts Blues Society's 2010 blues challenge. She delivers the goods vocally - along with her harp playing - putting her own spin on blues, soul, and R&B.
Gracie Curran: Gracie has a silky smooth voice with a thick timbre that recalls women singers from a bygone era of great music. She sounds as vintage as her 1950s-style microphone. She is usually backed by her High Falutin' band, a Boston-based blues band with mucho soul.
Cindy Daley: Just back from the International Blues Competition in Memphis where she was half or the Boston Blues Society's duo entry, Cindy has been singing and playing the blues, and rock, since the 1980s. With a powerful voice reminiscent of Janis Joplin, Cindy has opened for some of the best in the business.
Erin Harpe: Hailed as an authentic blues chanteuse, Erin Harpe has earned a reputation for her raw style and total, selfless and compelling immersion in the music. An accomplished finger-picking guitarist, she is often compared to Memphis Minnie, Rory Block, or early Bonnie Raitt.
Carolyn Waters: A relative newcomer to the stage, her powerful, riveting voice has already gained her a wonderful reputation as a crowd pleaser as she moves effortlessly from folk, gospel, jazz, to the good old fashioned foot stomping blues.
Lisa MarieCaptivating audiences for years, Lisa Marie is a versatile singer-songwriter with loyal fans running the age gamut of 21 to 71. This powerhouse, winner of the 2008 Outstanding Female Singer award from The Blues Audience, belts out everything from roots, blues, rockabilly, jazz, swing and funk, with an incredible vocal sound. And she’s not too shabby on harp, either. 

Guitarist and vocalist Lydia Warren tours internationally from Brooklyn to Beirut, whipping audiences into a frenzy at each stop.

5.  Monday ~ Si Kahn and Geoff Bartley.  Due to the small space of the venue we'll leave you on your own to do some research, hint, start at the venue where Geoff hangs every Monday and Tuesday.

6.  Tuesday ~ Spider John Koerner at Johnny D's.


Well known to New England audiences as either a solo artist or part of the immortal, Koerner, Ray and Glover, Spider John Koerner continues to exemplify the classic folk-blues singer guitarist. Dropping out of the Univ. of Minn. nearly 40 years ago to pursue a life in music and coming of age in the Dylan era of "the green pastures of Harvard University" Koerner forged an indelible mark on both the Cambridge folk scene as well as the world stage. For five years Koerner, Ray and Glover made LP's that are still revered as the genres finest. In the decades that followed Spider John has carried on the folk blues in the truest tradition, issuing releases that will surely stand the test of all time. Johnny D's is honored to present the classic artistry of Spider John Koerner.


Thank you for supporting live music!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hey Hey!!!!

Grand Champion Fiddler Kimber Ludiker Graces FIDDLER MAGAZINE COVER

Feature story inside talks about this young lady's entry into the world of fiddles - not through what we've come to expect, the highly acclaimed Suzuki Method but rather the old-fashioned way, handed down from one generation to the next. Kimber is a fourth-generation fiddler.

Kimber talks to Fiddler Magazine about the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest, her family music and a lot more.  The on-line version is only a teaser and to get the full story, one must purchase a copy of the current issue or be lucky enough to borrow a copy from a fiddling friend.

On the cover, Kimber is proudly holding her coveted Jonathan Cooper violin which is not fully hers yet.  She still has more than half-way to go toward reaching her goal of $11,000.  See the related story here.  A special Kickstarter Campaign has been established to  HELP KIMBER OWN HER SOUL MATE!  It's the one and perfect true love here on Earth.  Oh, and help Darol Anger get the 5-String back that he's been loaning Kimber for the last TWO YEARS!

Fiddler Magazine  is a quarterly magazine for fiddlers of all levels and styles. Site includes extensive excerpts from the magazine, hundreds of fiddle-related links, and much more

You can keep up with Kimber's projects at her You'll also want to look her up on youtube to see some fine examples of her "controlled improvisation" in action.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thanks to all artists who performed over the course of the 2010-2011 season

"In this era of pop-driven acoustic music, notloB is keeping the folk tradition alive." ~ Jack Hardy

notloB Folk Concerts

Thanks to all artists who performed over the course of the 2010-2011 season...

Friday, June 04, 2010 US Long Time Courting
Friday, August 13, 2010 US Folk Arts Quartet
Wednesday, September 08, 2010 LGH Jenee Halstead & Robby Hecht 
Friday, September 17, 2010 LGH Tashina Clarridge & Jefferson Hamer
Saturday, September 18, 2010 US Tornado Rider
Friday, October 01, 2010 US Andrew McKnight
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 LGH David Rovics 
Friday, November 05, 2010 US Guy Mendilow Band
Saturday, November 06, 2010 LGH Tony Bird 
Saturday, December 04, 2010 LGH Julie Metcalf and Mariel Vandersteel
Saturday, February 05, 2011 LGH Stash Wyslouch & Andy Reiner
Friday, March 04, 2011 US Chasing Blue & Joe's Truck Stop
Saturday, March 19, 2011 LGH John Roberts & Debra Cowan
Friday, April 08, 2011 US The Bee Eaters
Saturday, May 07, 2011 US Tornado Rider
Friday, May 13, 2011 LGH Bread and Bones

And all who came in support, THANK YOU!

Enjoy the Summer, see you in the Fall!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bread and Bones

notloB Folk Concerts
Bread and Bones
Friday, May 13
Loring-Greenough House 
12 South Street, Jamaica Plain
doors 7:30, concert 8:00

Bread and Bones is an award winning Vermont-based acoustic trio performing original music that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. It is music that pulls you in and paints its landscape in your imagination. Their songs have been called well crafted, soulful, rootsy, haunting and intelligently infectious.

Bread and Bones is Richard Ruane on vocals, guitar, tenor and 5 string banjos, mandolin and ukulele; Beth Duquette on vocals and Mitch Barron on fretless, fretted and upright basses and vocals.

Suggested donation $9 in advance or $12 at the door. 
Reservations to notlobreservations at

Doors 7:30
Concert 8:00

Coffee from JP Licks and pastries from Fiore's Italian Bakery. Tea and water also available.

This will be the last notloB concert of the 2010-2011 year, thank you for supporting the series at our JP and Somerville venues. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

TOP ALBUMS AND SONGS OF APRIL 2011 (Compiled by from FOLKDJ-L) radio list)

FOLKDJ-L is an electronic discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. With over nine hundred subscribers from all corners of the earth, we're a lively bunch with a unique perspective on folk music. Take a look at our digest archives and sign up for a folkdj-l subscription if what we do is of interest to you. Thanks for stopping by!

The following report was compiled by and received from Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists.  I have indicated participating northeast radio host/producers names in bold.  Don't see your favorite program listed?  Maybe they are not aware of FOLKDJ-L. 

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12939 airplays from 150 different DJs
  1: "Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss And Union Station [Rounder, new] (116)
        "Paper Airplane"
        "Dust Bowl Children"
        "Dimming Of The Day"
        "Lay My Burden Down"
        "My Love Follows You Where You Go"
        "On The Outside Looking In"
  2: "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee," Joe Crookston [Milagrito, 3/11] (99)
        "Good Luck John"
        "Mercy Now"
        "Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee"
        "Everything Here Is Good"
        "I Sing"
  3: "Hope," Abbie Gardner [Self, new] (66)
        "Walkin' Cane"
        "Break It Slow"
        "Comes Love"
  4: "Rare Bird Alert," Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder, 3/11] (55)
        "Atheists Don't Have No Songs"
        "King Tut"
  5: "Rose City Ramble," Lauren Sheehan [Self, new] (53)
        "Dirty Rat Swing"
        "In The Wee Midnight Hours"
        "Chilly Waters"
  6: "Bright Morning Stars," The Wailin' Jennys [Red House, 2/11] (52)
        "Bright Morning Stars"
        "Bird Song"
        "All The Stars"
  7: "The Very Best Of Stan Rogers," Stan Rogers [Borealis, 7/10] (49)
        "Field Behind The Plow"
        "Free In The Harbour"
        "Northwest Passage"
  8: "Steady As She Goes," Hot Tuna [Red House, 4/11] (46)
        "Children Of Zion"
        "Mama Let Me Lay It On You"
        "Angel Of Darkness"
        "Goodbye To The Blues"
  9: "Man Of Many Moons," Danny Schmidt [Red House, 2/11] (45)
        "Houses Sing"
        "Man Of Many Moons"
        "I've Mostly Watched"
 10: "So Beautiful Or So What," Paul Simon [Hear, new] (44)
        "Dazzling Blue"
        "Questions For The Angels"
 10: "Speeding Ticket And A Valentine," Blame Sally [Ninth Street Opus, new] (44)
        "Bird In Hand"
        "Throw Me A Bone"
 12: "Land Like A Bird," Amy Speace [Thirty Tigers, new] (43)
        "Battened Hatches"
        "Half Asleep And Wide Awake"
 13: "Kicking The Beehive," Susan Werner [Sleeve Dog, 3/11] (38)
        "Sleeping On A Train"
        "On The Other Side"
 14: "Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me," Mark Dvorak [Waterbug, 1/11] (37)
        "Middle Years"
        "Bluebells In Kentucky"
        "It'll Be Better When It's Better"
 15: "Roses At The End Of Time," Eliza Gilkyson [Red House, new] (35)
        "Death In Arkansas"
        "Vayan Al Norte"
 15: "Small Source Of Comfort," Bruce Cockburn [True North, 3/11] (35)
        "Call Me Rose"
        "Bohemian 3-Step"
        "Iris Of The World"
 17: "Break In The Clouds," Elephant Revival [Ruff Shod, 11/10] (32)
        "Point Of You"
        "Break In The Clouds"
        "Cosmic Pulse"
 17: "High Atmosphere," Diana Jones [Proper American, 4/11] (32)
        "High Atmosphere"
        "Don't Forget Me"
 17: "Now You Know," Justin Roth [Self, new] (32)
        "Love's Not Through With Me Yet"
        "Spaghetti Junction"
 20: "Downhauler," Marc Douglas Berardo [Horizon, 8/10] (31)
        "Quiet Places"
        "Passing Through"
 20: "Help My Brother," Gibson Brothers [Compass, 2/11] (31)
        "Safe Passage"
        "Frozen In Time"
        "Help My Brother"
 20: "Starlight Hotel," Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers [Signature, new] (31)
        "Whatever's Left"
        "Let's Just Be Friends For Tonight"
        "I've Been Gone"
 23: "Heaven Below," Peter Mayer [Blue Boat, 4/10] (30)
        "Church Of The Earth"
 24: "Fired Up," Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper [Rounder, new] (29)
        "Dixie Special"
        "Maine Line"
 25: "Bessarabian Breakdown," Jim Guttmann [Kleztone, 3/10] (28)
        "Philadelphia Sher"
        "And The Angels Sing"
 25: "The Heart Of A Waiting Boy," Patti Casey [Long Shot, 2010] (28)
        "Gander In The Stubble"
        "Spread Joy Over This Land"
 27: "Daybreak," Sierra Hull [Rounder, 3/11] (27)
        "Easy Come, Easy Go"
        "Best Buy"
        "What Do You Say?"
 27: "Lorraine," Lori McKenna [Signature, 2010] (27)
        "All I Ever Do"
 29: "Cackalack," Jonathan Byrd [Waterbug, 1/11] (26)
        "I Was An Oak Tree"
 29: "Lonesome Whistle," The Roys [Rural Rhythm, new] (26)
        "Coal Minin' Man"
        "Nothin' I Can Do About It Now"
        "That's What Makes It Love"
 31: "Celilo Falls," Rachel Harrington [Skinny Dennis, 2/11] (25)
        "You Don't Know"
        "Goodbye Amsterdam"
        "House Of Cards"
 31: "City Of Refuge," Abigail Washburn [Rounder, 1/11] (25)
        "Divine Bell"
 33: "Kickin' Up Dust," Grasstowne [Pinecastle, new] (24)
        "Blue Rocking Chair"
        "I Don't Worry About You Anymore"
 33: "Roadside Attractions," Marcia Ball [Alligator, new] (24)
        "Everybody's Looking For The Same Thing"
        "That's How It Goes"
 33: "Unruly Heart," Ari And Mia [Self, 12/10] (24)
        "Freight Train"
        "Pig's Foot/Grub Springs"
 36: "Fly Down Little Bird," Mike Seeger And Peggy Seeger [Appleseed, 3/11] (23)
        "Dodger Song"
        "Old Bangum"
 37: "Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars [Sensibility, 2/11] (22)
        "Barton Hollow"
        "20 Years"
 37: "Horse Latitudes," Jeffrey Foucault [Signature, new] (22)
        "Horse Latitudes"
        "Everybody's Famous"
        "Starlight And Static/Idaho/Tea And Tobacco"
 39: "Call It My Garden," Carrie Elkin [Red House, 2010] (20)
        "Jesse Likes Birds"
 39: "One Foot In The Honky Tonk," James Reams And The Barnstormers
[Mountain Redbird, new] (20)
        "In The Corner At The Table By The Jukebox"
        "Bailing Again"
 41: "Fall For Beauty," Lynn Miles [True North, 10/10] (19)
        "Little Bird"
        "Save Me"
 41: "The Once," The Once [Borealis, 9/10] (19)
        "Coming Back To You"
        "Sail Away To The Sea"
 41: "Otter Creek," Ken Kolodner And Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 1/11] (19)
        "Otter Creek"
 44: "Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen," Frank Solivan And Dirty Kitchen
[Self, 8/10] (18)
        "Paul And Silas"
        "Driftin' Apart"
 44: "The Holy Coming Of The Storm," Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [Self,
11/10] (18)
        "Since You Took Your Leave"
 44: "New Amsterdam," Spuyten Duyvil [Self, new] (18)
        "Coal Train"
        "Shady Grove"
 44: "These Old Roots," The Honey Dewdrops [Self, 9/10] (18)
        "Nobody In This World"
 44: "We Still Love Our Country," Carrie Rodriguez And Ben Kyle [Ninth
Street Opus, 2/11] (18)
        "Unwed Fathers"
        "If I Needed You"
 49: "Almost Home," Larry Sparks [Rounder, new] (17)
        "Almost Home"
        "Blue Mountain Melody"
 49: "Down Home," Josh Williams [Pinecastle, 2/10] (17)
        "Blue Railroad Train"
        "Dream Of Me"
 49: "Red Horse," Red Horse [Red House, 7/10] (17)
        "If These Walls Could Talk"
        "Wild Horse"
 49: "Stem The Tide," The Paul McKenna Band [Greentrax, new] (17)
        "Again For Greenland"
        "Silent Majority"
 49: "Story Of The Rifle," Mason Porter [Self, 2010] (17)
        "Girl From The North Country"
        "Wayfaring Stranger"
 54: "Stretched On Your Grave," Runa [Self, 3/11] (16)
        "Newry Highwayman"
 55: "Folk-Worn Prose," Shaun Cromwell [Melon Patch, 11/10] (15)
        "Rise And Fall"
 55: "Follow Me Down," Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, new] (15)
        "Come Around"
        "Ring Them Bells"
 55: "Okra And Ecclesiastes," Grant Peeples [Gatorbone, 2/11] (15)
        "Last Great Buffalo Hunt"
 55: "Pioneering Women Of Bluegrass," Hazel Dickens And Alice Gerrard
[Smithsonian/Folkways, 1996] (15)
        "Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar"
 55: "Reverie," David Wilcox [What Are, 11/10] (15)
        "End Of The World"
        "Let The Wave Say"
 55: "Words Through The Seasons," Alicia McGovern [Self, 10/10] (15)
        "Heavy As The Wing"
        "I'll Keep Tryin"
 61: "Big Bang!," Coco & Lafe [Skyhunter, new] (14)
        "Big Bang"
        "I Love You More"
 61: "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive," Steve Earle [New West, new]
        "Waitin' On The Sky"
        "I Am A Wanderer"
 61: "Long Surrender," Over The Rhine [Great Speckled Dog, 2/11] (14)
        "Only God Can Save Us Now"
 61: "Mountain Home," Owen Temple [El Paisano, new] (14)
        "Mountain Home"
        "Medicine Man"
 61: "Totes For Goats," Burning Bridget Cleary [BBC, 3/11] (14)
        "King And The Fair Maid"
 66: "Blessed," Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway, 3/11] (13)
 66: "A Different Story To Tell," Art Gomperz Band [All About Murray, 2010]
        "Beg Steal Or Borrow"
 66: "Factory Second," Neil Getz [Agillator, 2/11] (13)
        "Factory Second"
 66: "In A Groove," Terry Baucom [Dualtone, new] (13)
        "Do You Wrong Kind Of Girl"
 66: "Saint Monday," Michael Fracasso [Little Fuji, new] (13)
        "Saint Monday"
 66: "What I Know," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2009] (13)
        "All A Man Can Do"
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12939 airplays from 150 different DJs
1. "Dimming Of The Day" (23)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
1. "Good Luck John" (23)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee"
3. "Bird In Hand" (20)
        by Blame Sally
        from "Speeding Ticket And A Valentine"
3. "Paper Airplane" (20)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
5. "Dust Bowl Children" (18)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
6. "Bright Morning Stars" (17)
        by The Wailin' Jennys
        from "Bright Morning Stars"
6. "Houses Sing" (17)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Man Of Many Moons"
8. "Hope" (16)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"
8. "Walkin' Cane" (16)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"
10. "Lay My Burden Down" (14)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
11. "My Love Follows You Where You Go" (13)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
12. "Dirty Rat Swing" (12)
        by Lauren Sheehan
        from "Rose City Ramble"
12. "Everything Here Is Good" (12)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee"
12. "Mercy Now" (12)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee"
15. "Children Of Zion" (11)
        by Hot Tuna
        from "Steady As She Goes"
15. "Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee" (11)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee"
15. "I Sing" (11)
        by Joe Crookston
        from "Darkling & The Bluebird Jubilee"
15. "Man Of Many Moons" (11)
        by Danny Schmidt
        from "Man Of Many Moons"
15. "You" (11)
        by Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
        from "Rare Bird Alert"
20. "Coming Back To You" (10)
        by The Once
        from "The Once"
20. "All I Ever Do" (10)
        by Lori McKenna
        from "Lorraine"
20. "Break It Slow" (10)
        by Abbie Gardner
        from "Hope"
20. "Miles To Go" (10)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
20. "On The Outside Looking In" (10)
        by Alison Krauss And Union Station
        from "Paper Airplane"
25. "Afterlife" (9)
        by Paul Simon
        from "So Beautiful Or So What"
25. "Sleeping On A Train" (9)
        by Susan Werner
        from "Kicking The Beehive"

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12939 airplays from 150 different DJs
1. Alison Krauss
2. Joe Crookston
3. Abbie Gardner
4. Eliza Gilkyson
5. Danny Schmidt
5. The Wailin' Jennys
7. Lauren Sheehan
8. Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
9. Stan Rogers
10. Bob Dylan
11. Amy Speace
12. Hazel Dickens
13. Hot Tuna
14. Blame Sally
14. Paul Simon
16. Susan Werner
17. Bruce Cockburn
18. Gibson Brothers
18. Mark Dvorak
20. Jonathan Byrd
20. Justin Roth
22. Hazel Dickens And Alice Gerrard
22. John McCutcheon
24. Diana Jones
24. Lori McKenna
24. Patti Casey
27. Elephant Revival
27. Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper
27. Peter Mayer
30. Rachel Harrington
31. Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers
32. Jeffrey Foucault
32. Marc Douglas Berardo
34. Sierra Hull
35. Ari And Mia
35. Greg Brown
37. Emmylou Harris
37. Jim Guttmann
37. The Roys
40. Abigail Washburn
40. Grasstowne
40. The Honey Dewdrops
40. Pete Seeger

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12939 airplays from 150 different DJs
1. Rounder
2. Red House
3. Signature
4. Compass
5. Sugar Hill
6. Columbia
7. Waterbug
8. Smithsonian/Folkways
9. Appleseed
10. Milagrito
11. Rural Rhythm
12. Warner
13. Greentrax
14. Borealis
14. Vanguard
16. Rebel
17. Ninth Street Opus
18. True North
19. Flying Fish
20. 30 Tigers
21. Fogarty's Cove
21. Rhino
23. Green Linnet
23. Nonesuch
23. Philo
26. Hear
27. Capitol
27. Folk-Legacy
29. Bear Family
29. Blue Boat
29. Shanachie
29. Sony
33. Horizon
34. Hightone
34. New West
36. Proper American
37. Kleztone
37. RCA
37. Reprise
40. Alligator

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 12939 airplays from 150 different DJs
Al Kniola (WVPE-FM, IN)
Allan Nelson (BBC, U.K.)
Amanda-Lynn Stubley (CHRW-FM, ON)
Andrew Doerr (KCSB-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM, NY)
Arthur Berman (CiTR-FM, BC)
Arthur Dean (WCNI-FM, CT)
Betsi Meissner (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Bill Hahn (WFDU-FM, NJ)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bill Stuart (WFIT-FM, FL)
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)
Brad Edmondson (WVBR-FM, NY)
Bradley Kolodner (WICB-FM, NY)
Brenda & Roman Tacik (CJTR-FM, SK)
Bruce Cameron (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Bud Johnson (syndicated, AK)
Caroline Doctorow (WPKM-FM & WPKN-FM, CT)
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)
Darla Novak (KZFR-FM, IL)
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)
Donna Mavity (WTUF-FM, GA)
Doug Dick (WVGN-FM, VI)
Ed McDonald (WVMR-FM etc, WV)
Frank Gosar (KLCC-FM, OR)
Frank Hoppe (KCSN-FM, CA)
Gaye Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Gene Shay (XM & WXPN-FM, PA)
Gerd Stassen (EVW, Germany)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Ginger Hopper (KBCS-FM, WA)
Graham and Barbara Dean (WBCR-LP, MA)
Greg Schatzmann (CJLX-FM, ON)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Henry Hallett (KXCI-FM, AZ)
Jean Geiger (KBCS-FM, WA)
Jeff Boudreau (WCUW-FM, MA)
Jeff Eads (WNKU-FM, KY)
Jeff Robson (CJUM-FM, MB)
Jenny Flux (2AIR-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (WUAL-FM & APR, AL)
Jim Blum (WKSU-FM etc, OH)
Jim Dubinsky (WUVT-FM, CA)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Gilliland (WRUW-FM, OH)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Rogers (WIUP-FM, PA)
Joe Colvin (WYSO-FM, OH)
Johanna Halbeisen (WXOJ-FM, MA)
John & Maureen Rumsey (KVMR-FM, CA)
John Adams (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)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon 'Chip' Colcord (WNEC-FM, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Judith Gennett (KPSU, OR)
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 Connors (WJSJ-FM, FL)
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)
Lee Larcheveque (WMUA-FM, MA)
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)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM, VT)
Mark Pedersen (WOJB-FM, WI)
Mark Tobler (WTUL-FM, LA)
Mary Katherine Aldin (KPFK-FM, CA)
Mary Sue Twohy (XM)
Menachem Vinegrad (Upper Galilee-FM, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WPKN-FM & WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Stock (WLRN-FM, FL)
Mike Kelsey (WFHB, IN)
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)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Stamler (KDHX-FM, MO)
Peter Fraissinet (WVBR-FM, NY)
Peter Kernast and John Bates (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Peter van Zeijl (Dollard Radio-FM, The Netherlands)
Randall Auxier (WDBX-FM, IL)
Ray Baumler (WRUR-FM, NY)
Rich Warren (WFMT-FM, XM & syndicated, IL)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM, WA)
Richard Gordon (WNHU-FM, CT)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
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)
Sonja Hedlund (WJFF, NY)
Sonnie Brown (KCBX-FM, CA)
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)
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 Fatseas (2MCE-FM, Australia)
Todd Tyson (The Point-FM, VT)
Tom Bingham (WCVF-FM, NY)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
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 roughly two-thirds 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