Jewels and Harmony, a collection of 15 hand-picked and beautifully interpreted contemporary folk songs by New Jersey-based folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine, was the most-played album on folk radio in January. Levine’s second release includes a moving arrangement of Michael Smith’s classic “The Dutchman,” as sung by Levine and Si Kahn, and “When I Sing With You,” a song that Kahn wrote for the album that features Gathering Time and Joe Jencks on harmony vocals. Those were the top two songs of the month, according to charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio.

The January 2013 FOLKDJ-L charts are based on 13,046 airplays from 147 different DJs. The number of reported spins (airplays) is shown in parentheses, while label and release dates appear in brackets.

Top Albums of January 2013

Mare Levine Jewels and Harmony

1: “Jewels And Harmony,” Mara Levine [, 1/13] (120)
“The Dutchman”
“When I Sing With You”
“Blackberry Time”
“Immigrant Dream”
2: “Give Me All You Got,” Carrie Rodriguez [Ninth Street Opus, new] (55)
“Devil In Mind”
“Lake Harriet”
“Sad Joy”
“Whiskey Runs Thicker Than Blood”
2: “Next Time Around,” Darryl Purpose [Blue Rock, 10/12] (55)
“Dreams Of Life”
“Girl From Golden”
“Ghost Of Crazy Horse”
“Fourth Chair”
4: “Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live,” Cheryl Wheeler [Dias, 9/12] (54)
“Lady Gaga’s Singing Program”
“75 Septembers”
5: “Flash Company,” Outside Track [Lorimer, 9/12] (42)
“Mountain Road”
“False Knight On The Road”
“Flash Company”
6: “The Stray Birds,” The Stray Birds [, 9/12] (39)
“Dream In Blue”
“Just Sayin”
“Railroad Man”
7: “Our Lady Of The Tall Trees,” Cahalen Morrison And Eli West [, 9/12] (38)
“Church Street Blues”
“Our Lady Of The Tall Trees”
“Lady Does Not Often Falter”
8: “One & Many,” Noel Paul Stookey [Neworld, 9/12] (35)
“Big Picture”
“In These Times”
“One And Many”
9: “Silver Lining,” The Honey Dewdrops [, 6/12] (34)
“One Kind Word”
“Let Me Sing”
“Hills Of My Home”
9: “Sing The Delta,” Iris DeMent [Flariella, 10/12] (34)
“Go On Ahead And Go Home”
“Sing The Delta”
“Mama Was Always Tellin’ Her Truth”
9: “Time,” Kathy Kallick Band [Live Oak, 8/12] (34)
“Lord Protect My Soul”
“North Carolina Breakdown”
12: “Grandma’s Rules For Drinking,” Annie Lou [, 6/12] (33)
“Grandma’s Rules For Drinking”
“Winter Song”
12: “Tune Tramp,” Erynn Marshall And Friends [Hickoryjack, new] (33)
“Milwaukee Blues”
“Ragged But Right”
“Lonesome Road Blues”
14: “Reunion,” Lucy Kaplansky [Red House, 9/12] (32)
“This Morning I Am Born Again”
“I’m Looking Through You”
15: “Flight,” Trout Steak Revival [, 10/12] (31)
“Blackjack Supper Club”
“Darling Corey”
“Greasy Coat”
15: “Heart Of The Country,” Chris Brashear [Dog Boy, 9/12] (31)
“Time The Perfect Stranger”
“Old Pueblo”
“Today I Saw The Longest Train”
17: “American Hornpipe,” Dana And Susan Robinson [Threshold, 6/12] (30)
“Lazy John”
“When This Old Hat Was New”
“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
17: “Up Like The Clouds,” Dubl Handi [, new] (30)
“Katie Cruel”
“Cluck Old Hen”
“Shout Little Lula”
17: “Wilder Girl,” Sally Barris [, 8/12] (30)
“Let The Wind Chase You”
“Wilder Girl”
“Just Won’t Do”
20: “Tender Is The Night,” Old Man Luedecke [True North, 11/12] (29)
“Kingdom Come”
“I’m Fine”
“Little Stream Of Whiskey”
21: “Lay Down, Lay Low,” The Steel Wheels [, 1/12] (26)
“Halfway To Heaven”
“Lay Down Lay Low”
“Breaking Like The Sun”
21: “Mending,” Maria Gillard [, 10/12] (26)
“Country Gal With The City Blues”
“Just Ain’t Right”
“Broken World”
23: “Angels Without Wings,” Heidi Talbot [Compass, new] (25)
“Button Up”
“Dearest Johnny”
“My Sister The Moon”
23: “Some Bright Morning,” Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem [Signature, 4/12] (25)
“Hear Jerusalem Moan”
“East Virginia”
“Crossing The Bar”
25: “The Things I Notice Now: Anne Hills Sings the Songs of Tom Paxton,” Anne Hills [Appleseed, 11/12] (24)
“Early Snow”
“Hard Times Are Here Again”
“When Princes Meet”
25: “A Word Child,” Susan Kane [, 11/12] (24)
“New York Winter”
“Around The Bend”
27: “Northwest Passage,” Stan Rogers [Fogarty’s Cove, 1981] (23)
“Northwest Passage”
27: “Wreck And Ruin,” Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson [Sugar Hill, 10/12] (23)
“Wreck And Ruin”
“Have Mercy On Me”
29: “Calling Me Home,” Kathy Mattea [Sugar Hill, 9/12] (22)
“Gone, Gonna Rise Again”
“Black Waters”
29: “Little Pilgrim,” Jory Nash [Thin Man, 11/12] (22)
“Best Of Your Heart”
“Never Enough For Me”
31: “Beneath Some Lucky Star,” Bill Staines [Red House, 10/12] (21)
“Along The Road”
“Shady Grove”
“Salt Air”
32: “Blue Clouds,” Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/12] (20)
“Froggie Went A-Courtin”
32: “Little Blue Egg,” Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer [Red House, 2/12] (20)
“Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key”
“Gypsy Rose”
32: “Live At Blue Rock,” Mary Gauthier [Proper, 10/12] (20)
“Last Of The Hobo Kings”
32: “Prelude,” Ronstadt Generations [, 10/12] (20)
“Thunder And Sadness”
“John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto”
32: “Spring And Fall,” Paul Kelly [Gawd, 11/12] (20)
“New Found Year”
“Time And Tide”
37: “Hymns To What Is Left,” Greg Brown [Sawdust, 10/12] (19)
“Good To You”
“Fatboy Blues”
37: “Outshine The Sun,” The Foghorn String Band [, 9/12] (19)
“Indian Ate The Woodchuck”
37: “Song Of The Seas,” Eagle McCall [, 10/12] (19)
“Leavin’ Of Liverpool”
“Mains’l And The Bell”
37: “Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays,” Various Artists [Hudson Harding, 12/12] (19)
“It’s A New Year Now,” Copper Ponies And Joe Crookston
41: “Down The Line,” Brad Cole [, 7/12] (18)
“Cry Cry Cry”
41: “The Music & Song Of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland,” Various Artists [Greentrax, 12/12] (18)
“Pack Your Tools And Go,” Robin Hall And Jimmie MacGregor
41: “Resurrection Day,” Kim And Reggie Harris [Appleseed, 11/12] (18)
“Do What I Have To Do”
“Look Em In The Eye”
44: “Brambles And Thorns,” John Wort Hannam [Borealis, 10/12] (17)
“Radiant Land”
44: “From Fresh Water,” Stan Rogers [Fogarty’s Cove, 1984] (17)
44: “Kindred Spirits: A Collection,” Carrie Newcomer [Rounder, 11/12] (17)
“Speed Of Soul”
44: “The Same Way Down,” Annalivia [, 9/12] (17)
“False Sir John”
“New Mown Meadow”
44: “This Land: Woody Guthrie’s America,” John McCutcheon [Appalsongs, 2011] (17)
“Biggest Thing That Man Has Ever Done”
44: “Walls That Talk,” Roy Schneider [Shiny Gnu, 9/12] (17)
“Dancin On The Mountain”
44: “What We Lost,” Ben Bedford [Waterbug, 9/12] (17)
“John The Baptist”
“What We Lost”
51: “El Rancho Azul,” Dale Watson And His Lonestars [Red House, new] (16)
“Cowboy Boots”
51: “A Hundred Years From Now,” Neal And Leandra [Uncle Gus, 2/12] (16)
“A Hundred Years From Now”
51: “King Fisher King,” Sons Of The Never Wrong [Waterbug, 11/12] (16)
“Best Intentions”
51: “A More Perfect Union,” Pete Seeger And Lorre Wyatt [Appleseed, 9/12] (16)
“God’s Counting On Me. . . God’s Counting On You”
“Somos El Barco”
51: “Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts,” Linda McRae [42rpm, 5/12] (16)
“Higher Ground”
“Be Your Own Light”
51: “Tempest,” Bob Dylan [Columbia, 9/12] (16)
“Duquesne Whistle”
“Soon After Midnight”
57: “Camilla,” Caroline Herring [Signature, 8/12] (15)
“Black Mountain Lullaby”
57: “The Mando Chronicles,” Peter Ostroushko [Red House, 11/12] (15)
“Ace Of Spades / Brilliancy”
“Paddy On The Turnpike”
57: “Pete Remembers Woody,” Pete Seeger And Friends [Appleseed, 9/12] (15)
“66 Highway Blues,” Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger
57: “These Old Dark Hills,” Robin And Linda Williams [Red House, 8/12] (15)
“World Wide Peace”
61: “Americana Agency Sampler 2013,” Various Artists [Self, new] (14)
“2,” Doug And Telisha Williams
“Sundays Loving You,” Barn Birds
61: “Ashes And Roses,” Mary Chapin Carpenter [Zoe, 6/12] (14)
“New Year’s Day”
“What To Keep And What To Throw Away”
61: “Brother Sun,” Brother Sun [World Wide, 2011] (14)
“What Must Be Done”
“Love Is The Water”
61: “Cucurbita,” Hannalee [Self, 10/12] (14)
“Never Been To Memphis”
“One Day My Soul”
61: “Electric,” Richard Thompson [New West, new] (14)
“Salford Sunday”
61: “Red Apples And Gold,” Gathering Time [, 5/12] (14)
“Red Apples And Gold”
61: “Seinn,” Mary Jane Lamond And Wendy MacIsaac [Factor, 9/12] (14)
“If You Were Mine”
“Keeping Up With Calum”
61: “Then There’s Me,” Michael Reno Harrell [Dancing Bear, 8/12] (14)
“Mama’s Still In Jail”
“Too Late Lounge”
61: “This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark,” Various Artists [Icehouse, 2011] (14)
“Dublin Blues,” Joe Ely
61: “Trouble In The Fields: An Artist’s Tribute To Nanci Griffith,” Various Artists [Paradiddle, 11/12] (14)
“Gulf Coast Highway,” Tracy Grammer And Jim Henry
“I’m Not Drivin’ These Wheels,” Kennedys

Top Songs of January 2013

1. “The Dutchman” (24)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
2. “When I Sing With You” (16)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
3. “Devil In Mind” (15)
by Carrie Rodriguez
from “Give Me All You Got”
3. “Dream In Blue” (15)
by The Stray Birds
from “The Stray Birds”
5. “It’s A New Year Now” (14)
by Copper Ponies And Joe Crookston
from “Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 7: Happy Holidays”
5. “River” (14)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
7. “Lake Harriet” (12)
by Carrie Rodriguez
from “Give Me All You Got”
7. “Time” (12)
by Kathy Kallick Band
from “Time”
9. “Gandhi/Buddha” (11)
by Cheryl Wheeler
from “Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live”
9. “Girl From Golden” (11)
by Darryl Purpose
from “Next Time Around”
9. “One Kind Word” (11)
by The Honey Dewdrops
from “Silver Lining”
9. “This Morning I Am Born Again” (11)
by Lucy Kaplansky
from “Reunion”
13. “Dreams Of Life” (10)
by Darryl Purpose
from “Next Time Around”
13. “Northwest Passage” (10)
by Stan Rogers
from “Northwest Passage”
15. “Blackberry Time” (9)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
15. “Go On Ahead And Go Home” (9)
by Iris DeMent
from “Sing The Delta”
15. “Immigrant Dream” (9)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
15. “My Side Of The Mountain” (9)
by Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys
from “Release Your Shrouds”
15. “New York Winter” (9)
by Susan Kane
from “A Word Child”
15. “Our Lady Of The Tall Trees” (9)
by Cahalen Morrison And Eli West
from “Our Lady Of The Tall Trees”
15. “Take It From Dr. King” (9)
by Pete Seeger And Friends
from “Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3”
also “Tomorrow’s Children”
22. “Along The Road” (8)
by Bill Staines
from “Beneath Some Lucky Star”
22. “April Come She Will” (8)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
22. “Crazy In Alabama” (8)
by Kate Campbell
from “Visions Of Plenty”
also “Two Nights In Texas”
22. “Ghost Of Crazy Horse” (8)
by Darryl Purpose
from “Next Time Around”
22. “I’m Looking Through You” (8)
by Lucy Kaplansky
from “Reunion”
22. “Leaves That Are Green” (8)
by Mara Levine
from “Jewels And Harmony”
22. “Sad Joy” (8)
by Carrie Rodriguez
from “Give Me All You Got”
22. “Wreck And Ruin” (8)
by Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson
from “Wreck And Ruin”