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Top Albums and Songs of August 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of August 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie was the most-played album on folk radio during August 2014 according to charts compiled 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 37-track, two-CD set released by Compass Records features various artists paying homage to the Kentucky-born singer-songwriter who influenced and inspired them and who many regard as “the mother of folk.” [Click on the headline to view the top albums and songs charts that are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com.]
Top Albums and Songs of June 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of June 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

The Red Album, the latest release by the New York-based female Americana roots trio Red Molly, was the most-played album on folk radio for a second consecutive month, according to charts compiled 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 Red Album also sported four of the month's top songs. [To view the Top Albums and Songs charts, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs for May 2014

Top Albums and Songs for May 2014

The Red Album, the latest release by the New York-based female Americana roots trio Red Molly, was the most-played album on folk radio during May 2014, followed by singer-songwriter Joe Crookston's Georgia I'm Here, according to charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. Several tracks from both albums also were reportedly among the top ten most-played songs during the month, although they were edged out by Asheville, NC-based Americana roots trio Red June for the top spot. [To view the Top albums and Songs charts, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs for April 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs for April 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Carter Girl, an album covering three generations of Carter Family music by Carlene Carter, the daughter of of June Carter Cash and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter, was the most-played album on folk radio during April 2014, 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. Jesse Winchester, the late singer-songwriter who was revered and widely covered by other artists, had the month's top two songs ("Brand New Tennessee Waltz" and "Yankee Lady"). [To view the Top Albums and Songs chart for April 2014, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of March 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of March 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

One Evening in May, recorded live at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California last May by bluegrass and Americana artist Laurie Lewis with friends Tom Rozum and Nina Gerber, was the most-played album on folk radio during March 2014, 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. [To view the Top Albums and Songs charts for March 2014, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report's Top 50 Roots/Americana Albums Chart - February 2014

Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Roots/Americana Albums Chart – February 2014

JUNO Award-winning Canadian band Blackie and The Rodeo Kings' January release, South, was #1 on Roots Music Report's new monthly Top 50 Roots/Americana Albums Chart for February 2014. Rounding out the top 10 most-played albums were discs by The Stray Birds, Brandy Clark, Guy Clark, Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five, The Greencards, Mandolin Orange, Michael Martin Murphey, Tim Easton and Ray Benson. [Roots Music Report's first monthly Top 50 Roots/American Albums Chart is posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com. To view it, click on the headline.]

Top Albums and Songs of February 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

Bright Side of Down, the new release by singer-songwriter John Gorka, was the most-played album on folk radio during February 2014, closely followed by Where Have All The Flowers Gone? The Songs of Pete Seeger, 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. Gorka's "Holed Up in Mason City" was reportedly the month's most-played song. The monthly top albums and songs charts are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com. To view them, click on the headline.

Top Albums and Songs of January 2014 (FOLKDJ-L)

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 singer-songwriter Tim Grimm was reportedly the month's most-played song. [The top albums and songs charts are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com. To view them, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 02-02-14

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 02-02-14

Guy Clark's My Favorite Picture of You, fresh off winning the Grammy Award for Folk Album of the Year, topped the Roots Music Report folk radio chart last week.. The River & The Thread, the latest release from singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, retained the #1 spot on the Americana/roots country chart. [To view .the Folk and Americana/Roots Country Top 50 albums charts, which are posted with permission on AcousticMusicScene.com, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-25-14

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-25-14

Jubilee by The Deep Dark Woods, a Canadian folk-rock and alt-country band, topped the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart last week. The River & The Thread, the latest release from American singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, moved up to the #1 spot on the Americana/roots country chart. [To view the latest Folk and Americana-Roots Country Top %0 albums charts, which are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission, click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-18-14

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-18-14

Memories and Moments by Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott continued to top the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart last week, while Texas troubadour Guy Clark's My Favorite Picture of You retained the #1 spot on the Americana/roots country chart. [The Folk and Americana/Roots Country Top 50 albums charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission. To read them, Click on the headline.]
Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-11-14

Roots Music Report Folk and Roots Country Radio Charts, 01-11-14

Memories and Moments by Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott topped the Roots Music Report folk radio airplay chart last week, while Texas troubadour Guy Clark's My Favorite Picture of You was #1 on the Americana/roots country chart. [To view the latest Folk and Americana/Roots Country charts, which are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com with permission, click on the headline.]