http://notlobmusic.blogspot.com reports and reflects on news that affects the traditional / revival / labor / social justice folk, old-time, bluegrass and Celtic music communities in the greater Boston area.
"In this era of pop-driven acoustic music, notloB is keeping the folk tradition alive."
~ Jack Hardy
Every week some 200 community and independent college radio DJ's record their playlists and submit them to the Folk DJ list - http://lists.psu.edu/archives/folkdj-l.html - where the data is compiled by Richard Gillman. They participate because they believe the Folk DJ List best represents what those who truly love the genre care to present, not some contrived playlist based on Arbitron ratings and buttonholing dictated by highly paid music directors in business suits whose only connection with musicians is at trade conventions.
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 Folk DJ's
TOP SONGS OF 2010
TOP ALBUMS OF 2010
TOP ARTISTS OF 2010
results, "Based on 161868 airplays from 195 different DJs"...have been released. Read the results at http://www.folkradio.org/(click on "Annual Airplay Summaries").