Inside Llewyn Davis, the T-Bone Burnett-produced original soundtrack album for the 2013 Coen brothers’ film of the same name, was the most-played album on folk radio during January 2014 and also sported several of the month’s most-played songs, 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. “King of the Folksingers” by Indiana-based Americana-folk singer-songwriter Tim Grimm was reportedly the month’s most-played song. Grimm’s The Turning Point was the month’s #2 album, while Long Island-based folk harmony trio Gathering Time’s When One Door Closes was #3.

The January 2014 FOLKDJ-L charts are based on 13,011 airplays from 135 different DJs. The number of reported spins (airplays) is shown in parentheses, while label and release dates appear in brackets. They are posted with permission on

Top Albums of January 2014

Inside Llewyn Davis CD cover

1: “Inside Llewyn Davis,” Various Artists [Nonesuch, 11/13] (164)
“Green, Green Rocky Road,” Oscar Isaac
“Fare Thee Well,” Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
“500 Miles,” Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan And Stark Sands
“Hang Me, Oh Hang Me,” Oscar Isaac
“Last Thing On My Mind,” Stark Sands With The Punch Brothers
“Farewell,” Bob Dylan
2: “The Turning Point,” Tim Grimm [Cavalier, 9/13] (128)
“King Of The Folksingers”
“Rovin’ Gambler”
“Blame It On The Dog”
“Anne In Amsterdam”
3: “When One Door Closes,” Gathering Time [Treble-G, 9/13] (74)
“Rain And Snow”
“There But For Fortune”
“Mingulay Boat Song”
“Good Day To Be Above Ground”
“Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
4: “22 Days,” John McCutcheon [Appalseed, 10/13] (54)
“Of An Age”
“Orion’s Belt”
“She Sings”
“Dry Land Fish”
5: “Four Good Days,” Jack Williams [Wind River, 11/13] (49)
“4 Good Days”
“Them Things”
“Sleeping In The Streets”
6: “The River And The Thread,” Rosanne Cash [Blue Note, new] (47)
“Feather’s Not A Bird”
“When The Master Calls The Roll”
“Sunken Lands”
7: “Foreverly,” Billie Joe + Norah [Reprise, 11/13] (37)
“Roving Gambler”
“Long Time Gone”
“I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail”
8: “Some Part Of The Truth,” Brother Sun [, 2/13] (35)
“Lady Of The Harbor”
“House That Jack Built”
“Pushing Stones”
9: “Blood Like A River,” Nathan Bell [Stone Barn, new] (34)
“Really Truly”
“Fade Out”
9: “Echo Sessions,” The Stray Birds [, 11/13] (34)
“I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose”
“I Wish It Would Rain”
“When I Stop Dreaming”
11: “Berrymania,” Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen [Compass Rose, 12/13] (33)
“Chat With Your Mom”
“It’s Better Than That”
“Talkin’ At The Same Time”
12: “Down in Washington Square,” Dave Van Ronk [Smithsonian/Folkways, 10/13] (31)
“God Bless The Child”
“Hesitation Blues”
12: “The Game,” Blue Highway [Rounder, new] (31)
“The Game”
“Just To Have A Job”
14: “Abundance,” Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas [Culburnie, new] (29)
“Farley Bridge”
“Keys To The Cellar”
14: “Full Head Of Steam,” Roosevelt Dime [, new] (29)
“Oh To Be”
“St. James Infirmary”
“Down On Your Luck”
16: “Build Me Up From Bones,” Sarah Jarosz [Sugar Hill, 9/13] (28)
“Dark Road”
“Fuel The Fire”
“Build Me Up From Bones”
16: “Memories And Moments,” Tim O’Brien And Darrell Scott [Full Skies, 9/13] (28)
“Keep Your Dirty Lights On”
“Memories And Moments”
18: “Home For The Harvest,” Mason Porter [, new] (27)
“Blue Eyes Smile”
“That’s Alright By Me”
18: “Live At Caffe Lena,” Various Artists [Tompkins Square, 9/13] (27)
“Last Day Of The Furlough,” Bill Morrissey
20: “New Everything,” Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 7/13] (26)
“Carry On”
“Deep River Blues”
20: “Tether My Heart,” Hannah Shira Naiman [Merriweather, 10/13] (26)
“I’m Going To Find My Joy”
“Same Old Song”
20: “Trampin’ On,” Steep Ravine [, 10/13] (26)
“Prairie Rose”
“C’mon Home”
23: “Back 40,” Robin & Linda Williams [Red House, 10/13] (25)
“Boots Of Spanish Leather”
“Dixie Highway Sign”
23: “December Moon,” The Henry Girls [Broken Silence, 3/13] (25)
“Couldn’t Ask For More”
“December Moon”
25: “Pennsylvania Coal,” Irene Kelley [Patio, new] (24)
“Pennsylvania Coal”
“Feels Like Home”
“You Don’t Run Across My Mind”
25: “Won’t Be Long Now,” Linda Thompson [Pettifer, 10/13] (24)
“As Fast As My Feet”
“Blue Bleezin Blind Drunk”
27: “The Railsplitters,” The Railsplitters [, 11/13] (23)
“Boarding Pass”
“Jackson Town”
27: “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us,” The Everly Brothers [Cadence, 1958] (23)
“Down In The Willow Garden”
“Roving Gambler”
29: “Halfway Home,” Michael Jerling [Fool’s Hill, new] (22)
“After The Flood”
“Things I Learned From Life, Vol. II”
29: “How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat,” Amy Speace [Windbone, 4/13] (22)
“Fortunate Ones”
“How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat”
“Hunter Moon”
29: “Love Runner,” Mollie O’Brien And Rich Moore [Remington Road, 1/14] (22)
“Train Home”
“Sunday Street”
29: “Silent Lessons,” Sharon Goldman [, new] (22)
“Pocket Full Of Sun”
“Left Turn”
33: “The Dream,” Tracie Potochnik [, 10/13] (21)
“God Bless The Usa”
“The Dream”
33: “Goodbye Hello,” Wyatt Easterling [Phoenix Rising, 10/13] (21)
“Why Did It Take So Long?”
“If A Tree Falls”
33: “My Favorite Picture Of You,” Guy Clark [Dualtone, 7/13] (21)
“My Favorite Picture Of You”
“Cornmeal Waltz”
36: “Endless Ocean,” The Tuttles With A. J. Lee [Back Studio, 6/13] (20)
“Hickory Wind”
“My Window Faces The South”
36: “Heartaches And Harmonies,” The Everly Brothers [Rhino, 1994] (20)
“Bye Bye Love”
36: “Juba Dance,” Guy Davis [M. C., 9/13] (20)
“Lost Again”
39: “Annie Ford Band,” Annie Ford Band [Self, new] (19)
“2 Sides”
39: “South,” Blackie And The Rodeo Kings [Self, new] (19)
39: “Temptation,” Spuyten Duyvil [, 9/13] (19)
“I’ll Fly Away”
“Honey On My Grave”
39: “This World Oft Can Be,” Della Mae [Rounder, 5/13] (19)
“This World Oft Can Be”
“Ain’t No Ash Will Burn”
“Turtle Dove”
43: “At The Heart Of It All,” Capercaillie [Compass, 8/13] (18)
“Strathspey Set”
“At The Heart Of It All”
43: “Haunted Heart,” Susan Cattaneo [Jersey Girl, new] (18)
“Barn Burning”
43: “Long Gone Out West Blues,” Pharis And Jason Romero [Lula, 2/13] (18)
“I Want To Be Lucky”
“Long Gone Out West Blues”
43: “Skipping Rocks,” Ken & Brad Kolodner [Fenchurch, 9/13] (18)
“Billy In The Lowground”
“Down On My Knees”
47: “Carnival,” Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line [Blue Pig, 4/13] (17)
“Bike Ride”
“Jack Of Diamonds”
47: “Flat Earth Diary,” Krista Detor [Tightrope, 1/14] (17)
“Belle Of The Ball”
“Flat Earth Diary”
47: “Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail,” Rod Picott [Welding Rod, new] (17)
“65 Falcon”
“All The Broken Parts”
47: “History: The First 25 Years,” James Keelaghan [Borealis, 10/13] (17)
“Glory Bound”
“My Skies”
47: “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?: The Songs Of Pete Seeger,” Various Artists [Appleseed, 1998] (17)
“Waist Deep In The Big Muddy,” Dick Gaughan
52: “Americana Agency Sampler 2014,” Various Artists [Self, new] (16)
“Paper Cranes,” Danny Schmidt
52: “More New Everything,” Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 11/13] (16)
“Winter Moon II”
“Are You Tired Of Me, My Darling?”
52: “No More Rain,” The Steel Wheels [, 4/13] (16)
“Go Up To That Mountain”
52: “On The Offbeat,” Liz Carroll [, 11/13] (16)
“Fruit And The Snoot / On The Offbeat”
“Giant’s Cave / Go Ahead, Back Up”
52: “The Streets Of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band [Self, 9/13] (16)
“The Streets Of Baltimore”
57: “Croz,” David Crosby [Blue Castle, new] (15)
“Holding On To Nothing”
“What’s Broken”
57: “Hand On The Plow,” The Tillers [Muddy Roots, 7/13] (15)
“Road Neverending”
“Weary Soul”
57: “A Little Piece,” Ray Benson [Bismeaux, new] (15)
“I Ain’t Lookin’ For No Trouble”
“It Ain’t You,” Ray Benson Featuring Willie Nelson
57: “Love Has Come For You,” Steve Martin And Edie Brickell [Rounder, 4/13] (15)
“Love Has Come For You”
“Get Along Stray Dog”
57: “No Way There From Here,” Laura Cantrell [Thrift Shop, new] (15)
“All The Girls Are Complicated”
“No Way There From Here”
57: “Sideshow Love,” Will Kimbrough [Daphne, new] (15)
“Has Anybody Seen My Heart”
57: “Still Green,” Patty Larkin [Signature, 9/13] (15)
“So Cold”
“Best Of Intentions”
64: “The Ash & Clay,” The Milk Carton Kids [Anti-, 3/13] (14)
“Hope Of A Lifetime”
64: “Jewels And Harmony,” Mara Levine [, 1/13] (14)
“When I Sing With You”
64: “Relic,” Wylie And The Wild West [Hi-Line, new] (14)
“Hello Heartache”
“21st Century Blues”
64: “So Say We All,” David Francey [Red House, 5/13] (14)
“American Blues”
64: “Still Fighting The War,” Slaid Cleaves [Music Road, 6/13] (14)
“Rust Belt Fields”
“Texas Love Song”
64: “Tales From Jackson Bridge,” Harpeth Rising [Grimm Rising, 9/13] (14)
“Day After Day”
64: “Tambourine,” Fred Eaglesmith [Self, 11/13] (14)
“Small Town”
64: “We The People,” Lou Dominguez [, 10/13] (14)
“Citizens United”
“Gun Country”
64: “Wool And Grant,” Wool And Grant [Self, 6/13] (14)
“Get The Frack Outta Here”

Top Songs of January 2014

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1. “King Of The Folksingers” (32)
by Tim Grimm
from “The Turning Point”
2. “Green, Green Rocky Road” (27)
by Oscar Isaac
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
3. “Fare Thee Well” (24)
by Oscar Isaac And Marcus Mumford
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
4. “Lake” (22)
by Tim Grimm
from “The Turning Point”
5. “500 Miles” (19)
by Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan And Stark Sands
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
6. “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” (18)
by Oscar Isaac
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
6. “Rovin’ Gambler” (18)
by Tim Grimm
from “The Turning Point”
8. “4 Good Days” (15)
by Jack Williams
from “Four Good Days”
8. “Blame It On The Dog” (15)
by Tim Grimm
from “The Turning Point”
10. “Rain And Snow” (14)
by Gathering Time
from “When One Door Closes”
11. “Farewell” (13)
by Bob Dylan
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
11. “Last Thing On My Mind” (13)
by Stark Sands With The Punch Brothers
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
13. “Names” (12)
by Nathan Bell
from “Blood Like A River”
14. “Roving Gambler” (11)
by Down Hill Strugglers With John Cohen
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
14. “Shoals Of Herring” (11)
by Oscar Isaac With The Punch Brothers
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
14. “Storms Are On The Ocean” (11)
by Nancy Blake
from “Inside Llewyn Davis”
17. “I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose” (10)
by The Stray Birds
from “Echo Sessions”
17. “Them Things” (10)
by Jack Williams
from “Four Good Days”
17. “There But For Fortune” (10)
by Gathering Time
from “When One Door Closes”
20. “All I Have To Do Is Dream” (9)
by Everly Brothers
from “24 Original Classics”
20. “Anne In Amsterdam” (9)
by Tim Grimm
from “The Turning Point”
20. “Feather’s Not A Bird” (9)
by Rosanne Cash
from “The River And The Thread”
20. “Lady Of The Harbor” (9)
by Brother Sun
from “Some Part Of The Truth”
20. “Mingulay Boat Song” (9)
by Gathering Time
from “When One Door Closes”
20. “Roving Gambler” (9)
by Billie Joe + Norah
from “Foreverly”