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Top Albums, Songs, Artists – 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Southern Indiana-based singer-songwriter Tim Grimm had both the most-played album (A Stranger In This Time) and song (“Gonna Be Great”) on folk radio during 2017, 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. John McCutcheon, one of America’s most revered folksinger-songwriters, was the year’s most-played artist. [The top albums, songs and artists charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

Top Albums and Songs – December 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 12: Happy Holidays, a compilation CD distributed by radio promoter Erik Balkey, was the most-played album on folk radio during December 2017. “Somethin’ Special” by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) was the month’s most-played song; it’s featured on both the Hudson Harding Sampler and on Stookey’s own EP, Summerfallwinterspring. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission.]

Top Albums and Songs – November 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Dori Freeman, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, and The Wailin’ Jennys had the most-played albums on folk radio during November 2017, with Letters Never Read, Echo In the Valley, and Fifteen, respectively. New Jersey-based folksinger and song interpreter Mara Levine’s bluegrass-style rendition of Susan B. Shann’s “You Reap What You Sow” was the month’s #1 song. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums, Songs - October 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums, Songs – October 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers had the most-played album (The Long Awaited Album), while fellow Rounder artist Chris Hillman’s “Wildflowers” was the most-played song on folk radio during October 2017. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

Top Albums & Songs – September 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

KC Groves had the most-played album (Happy Little Trees) and three of the six most-played songs (“Little Rain,” “Northern Lights” and “Bluebird”) on folk radio during September 2017, and was the month’s most-played artist. Mara Levine (with Gathering Time) had the month’s #1 song, “By My Silence.” So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums, Songs - August 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums, Songs – August 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

The Early Mays had the most-played album (Chase The Sun) and were the most-played artists on folk radio during August 2017, while Susan Cattaneo (“Work Hard, Love Harder"), Dave Rawlings (“Midnight Train”) and The Jerry Douglas Band (“Hey Joe”) had the top songs. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs - July 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs – July 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio had both the most-played album (Singin’) and song (“Dark as a Dungeon”) on folk radio during July 2017. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs - June 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs – June 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Tom Russell’s Play One More: The Songs of Ian and Sylvia was the #1 album on folk radio during June 2017, while Joe Jencks had the most-played song (“Let Me Sing You a Song“ from Poets, Philosophers, Workers and Wanderers, May’s most-played album and #2 in June). So say 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 top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.

Top Albums and Songs – May 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Illinois-based singer-songwriter Joe Jencks had the most-played album (Poets, Philosophers, Workers and Wanderers) on folk radio during May 2017 while Willie Nelson’s “Still Not Dead” was the month’s #1 song. Jencks also was the month’s most-played artist, while Nelson was #2. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs of April 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of April 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Southern Indiana-based singer-songwriter Tim Grimm and the Family Band had the most-played album (A Stranger In This Time) on folk radio for a second consecutive month, while Boston, Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Alice Howe’s “Homeland Blues" was the #1 song in April 2017. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of March 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of March 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Southern Indiana-based singer-songwriter Tim Grimm and the Family Band had both the most-played album (A Stranger In This Time) and song (“Gonna Be Great”) on folk radio during March 2017. So say 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 top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To see them, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of February 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of February 2017 (FOLKDJ-L)

Zoe Mulford, a transatlantic singer-songwriter, had the most-played album (Small Brown Birds) and three of the top five songs on folk radio during February 2017, while influential veteran folksinger-songwriter Tom Paxton had the most-played song (“Boat in the Water”). The month’s most-played artist was John McCutcheon, who also held that distinction and had both the most played album (Trolling For Dreams) and song on folk radio in January. So say 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 monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]