Folk Music Radio Airplay Chart
May 2024, Week 1

Compiled by Richard Gillmann
From Playlists Submitted to FOLKDJ-L

TOP ALBUMS of May 2024, Week 1
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 2805 plays from 97 playlists from 78 Folk DJs

  1: "One of These Days," Cris Jacobs [Soundly, 4/2024] (21)
        "Work Song" (5)
        "Heavy Water" (3)
        "Cold Cold Walls" (3)
        "Poor Davey" (3)
  2: "By Now," Heather Little [Need to Know, 4/2024] (18)
        "Hands Like Mine" (4)
        "Five Deer County" (4)
        "Landfall" (3)
  3: "Trail of Flowers," Sierra Ferrell [Rounder, 4/2024] (15)
        "Lighthouse" (3)
        "No Letter" (3)
        "American Dreaming" (2)
        "Money Train" (2)
  4: "All About the Bones," Chris Smither [Signature Sounds, 4/2024] (14)
        "All About the Bones" (4)
        "In The Bardo" (2)
        "Calm Before The Storm" (2)
        "Digging the Hole" (2)
  5: "Wanderer," Ruth Moody [Blue Muse, 4/2024] (13)
        "Already Free" (3)
        "North Calling" (2)
        "Seventeen" (2)
        "Comin' Round the Bend" (2)
  6: "Pete," Pete Seeger [Living Music, 1996] (12)
        "Living in the Country" (1)
  7: "As Above Now So Below," Crow and Gazelle [Self, 4/2024] (11)
        "Under the Same Sun" (3)
        "These Are The Days" (3)
        "Blackbird" (2)
  8: "Diamond Days," Brooks Williams [Red Guitar Blue, 4/2024] (10)
        "Palomino Gold" (2)
        "London Road" (2)
        "Big Sky" (2)
  8: "My Black Country: The Songs of Alice Randall," Various Artists [Oh Boy, 3/2024] (10)
        "Many Mansions," Allison Russell (3)
        "I'll Cry For Yours," Miko Marks (2)
  8: "Bring in the Light," Phoebe Rees [Strictly Country, 4/2024] (10)
        "Freedom Is A Constant Song" (3)
 11: "Graced by Leaves," Simone Keane [Self, 3/2024] (9/12)
        "Birds" (2)
        "Those Beautiful Times" (2)
 11: "Jubilee," Becky Buller [Dark Shadow, 5/2024] (9)
        "Jubilee" (4)
 11: "Sharing in the Spirit," Ana Egge [Story, 5/2024] (9)
        "Don't You Sleep" (3)
        "Where Berries Grow" (2)
 11: "The Very Best of Jacques Brel," Jacques Brel [Select)] (9/10)
        "Au Printemps" (1)
 15: "Dear Future Me," Stella Prince [Self, 5/2024] (8)
        "Dear Future Me" (4)
        "Blue Moon" (2)
 15: "Ordinary Elephant," Ordinary Elephant [Self, 5/2024] (8)
        "I See You" (2)
        "The Prophet" (2)
 17: "Another Heart (," Ann Savoy [Smithsonian, 5/2024] (7)
        "A Heart Needs A Home" (2)
        "Waterloo Sunset" (2)
 17: "Les Secrets Du Ciel," Yann Falquet [Self, 5/2024] (7)
        "Du long de la mer jolie" (3)
 17: "Little Sun," Charlie Parr [Smithsonian/Folkways, 3/2024] (7)
        "Little Sun" (2)
        "Ten Watt" (2)
 17: "Sailing Dreams," Muriel Anderson [Self, 4/2024] (7)
        "Perseid" (2)
 17: "Talk of the Town," Darin & Brooke Aldridge [Billy Blue, 5/2024] (7)
        "Price I Pay" (2)
 17: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone - The Songs of Pete Seeger," Various Artists [Appleseed] (7)
        "The Water is Wide," John Gorka (2)
 23: "The Last Trip Home," Wendy Grossman [Riverlark, 4/2024] (6)
        "My Sweet Wyoming Home" (1)
 23: "Let's Walk," Madeleine Peyroux [Thirty Tigers] (6)
        "Showman Dan" (4)
        "Please Come On Inside" (2)
 23: "Listen to the World Spin," Paper Wings [Self, 5/2024] (6)
        "It's Okay" (2)
        "Nine Hundred Miles" (2)
 23: "The Living Kind," John Smith [Thirty Tigers, 3/2024] (6)
        "Too Good To Be True" (2)
 23: "Restless Soul Syndrome," Jon Shain [Flyin', 4/2024] (6)
        "Honey Whatcha Like Me to Do" (3)
        "Knock Me Down" (2)
 23: "Used to Ain't Here No More," Ken Tillery [Riverlark, 4/2024] (6)
        "Grandfather's Clock" (3)
 29: "Halfway to Houston," Susan Werner [Self, 1/2024] (5/8)
        "Halfway to Houston" (2)
        "Lake of Stars" (2)
 29: "$10 Cowboy," Charley Crockett [Son of Davy, 5/2024] (5)
        "$10 Cowboy" (2)
 29: "One Guitar Woman," Sue Foley [Stony Plain, 4/2024] (5)
        "Motherless Child Blues" (2)
 29: "All Is Song," Misner & Smith [Self, 4/2024] (5)
        "Rising of the Moon" (2)
 29: "The Border," Willie Nelson [Legacy, 4/2024] (5)
        "What If I'm Out of My Mind" (1)
 29: "Deeper Well," Kacey Musgraves [Interscope/MCA Nashville, 4/2024] (5)
        "Heart of the Woods" (1)
 29: "Far Rockaway - The Songs of Phil Ochs," Phil Odgers & John Kettle [Vinyl Star, 4/2024] (5)
        "Flower Lady" (2)
 29: "Gardens Old, Flowers New," Tom Rush [Appleseed, 2/2024] (5)
        "Won't Be Back At All" (2)
 29: "Seed," Todd Burge [Self, 4/2024] (5)
        "Don't Listen to This Song" (1)
 29: "Small Victories," Garnet Rogers [Snow Goose Songs] (5)
        "Small Victory" (2)
 29: "So Much for Forever," Authentic Unlimited [Billy Blue] (5)
        "Ain't Got Time" (1)
 29: "Tigers Blood," Waxahatchee [Anti-, 4/2024] (5)
        "365" (1)
 29: "Visitor," John Moreland [Thirty Tigers, 4/2024] (5)
        "One Man Holds The World Hostage" (2)
 29: "World Brand New," Mouths of Babes [Wild Awake, 3/2024] (5)
        "I Do" (1)
 29: "Yellow Line," Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road [Pinecastle, 5/2024] (5)
        "No More" (1)
 29: "The Ghost of Tucumcari," Dana Cooper [Self, 5/2024] (5)
        "The Ghost of Tucumcari" (1)

TOP SONGS of May 2024, Week 1
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 2805 plays from 97 playlists from 78 Folk DJs

1. "Broken Truth" (8)
     from "Broken Truth - single" (Tim Grimm)
2. "The Woman You Will Never Know" (6)
     from "The Woman You Will Never Know - single" (Kate MacLeod)
2. "Work Song" (6)
     from "One of These Days" (Cris Jacobs)
4. "Five Deer County" (4)
     from "By Now" (Heather Little)
4. "All About the Bones" (4)
     from "All About the Bones" (Chris Smither)
4. "Dear Future Me" (4)
     from "Dear Future Me" (Stella Prince)
4. "Hands Like Mine" (4)
     from "By Now" (Heather Little)
4. "Jubilee" (4)
     from "Jubilee" (Becky Buller)
4. "Showman Dan" (4)
     from "Let's Walk" (Madeleine Peyroux)
10. "Already Free" (3)
     from "Wanderer" (Ruth Moody)
10. "Big Sciota" (3)
     from "Banjo Meditations" (Benny Bleu)
10. "Blackbird" (3)
     from "As Above Now So Below" (Crow & Gazelle)
10. "Bobby" (3)
     from "My Father Loved Me" (Rachael Kilgour)

TOP ARTISTS of May 2024, Week 1
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 2805 plays from 97 playlists from 78 Folk DJs

1. Pete Seeger (50)
        "Pete" (9)
2. Cris Jacobs (20)
        "One of These Days" (18)
3. Heather Little (18)
        "By Now" (18)
4. Chris Smither (16)
        "All About the Bones" (14)
5. Ruth Moody (14)
        "Wanderer" (13)
5. Sierra Ferrell (14)
        "Trail of Flowers" (14)
7. Crow and Gazelle (13)
        "As Above Now So Below" (11)
7. Judy Collins (13)
        "The Very Best Of Judy Collins," (3)
9. Brooks Williams (11)
        "Diamond Days" (10)
9. Eliza Gilkyson (11)
        "Home" (7)
9. Gordon Lightfoot (11)
        "Gord's Gold" (4)
12. Ordinary Elephant (10)
        "Ordinary Elephant" (8)
12. Phoebe Rees (10)
        "Bring in the Light" (8)
14. Garnet Rogers (9/12)
        "Small Victories" (5)
        "All That Is" (3)
14. Simone Keane (9/12)
        "Graced by Leaves" (12)
14. Ana Egge (9)
        "Sharing in the Spirit" (7)
14. Darin & Brooke Aldridge (9)
        "Talk of the Town" (7)
14. John McCutcheon (9)
        "To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger" (4)
14. Stella Prince (9)
        "Dear Future Me" (8)
14. Tim Grimm (9)
        "Broken Truth - single" (8)
21. John Prine (8)
        "Fair And Square" (2)
21. John Smith (8)
        "The Living Kind" (6)
21. Willie Nelson (8)
        "The Border" (5)
24. Pharis & Jason Romero (7/9)
        "Tell 'Em You Were Gold" (6)
24. Ann Savoy (7)
        "Another Heart (" (7)
24. Becky Buller (7)
        "Jubilee" (7)
24. Guy Clark (7)
        "Here" (2)
24. Jon Shain (7)
        "Restless Soul Syndrome" (6)
24. Leyla McCalla (7)
        "Sun Without the Heat" (3)
24. Madeleine Peyroux (7)
        "Let's Walk" (6)
24. Yann Falquet (7)
        "Les Secrets Du Ciel" (7)

TOP LABELS of May 2024, Week 1
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 2805 plays from 97 playlists from 78 Folk DJs

1. Appleseed (65/69)
2. Rounder (56)
3. Smithsonian/Folkways (52)
4. Compass (37)
5. Columbia (23)
5. Signature Sounds (23)
5. Thirty Tigers (23)
8. Oh Boy (22)
9. Red House (21)
10. Soundly (18)
11. Elektra (16)
11. Sugar Hill (16)
13. Billy Blue (15)
13. New West (15)
15. Borealis (13)
15. Pinecastle (13)
15. Yep Roc (13)
18. Free Dirt (12)
18. Reprise (12)
18. Riverlark (12)

FOLK DJs - May 2024, Week 1
Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L playlists
Based on 2805 plays from 97 playlists from 78 Folk DJs

Allen Larman (KPFK-FM, CA)
Angela Page (WJFF-FM & folkmusicnotebook.com, NY)
Art Menius (WHUP-LP, NC)
Artie Martello (mostlyfolk.org & podcast, NY)
Bill Revill (WESU-FM, CT)
Bob Heyer (WEJP-LP & WWOV-LP, WV)
Bob McWilliams (Kansas Public Radio)
Bob Weiser (WOMR-FM & WFMR-FM, MA)
Charlie Backfish (WUSB-FM, NY)
Chris Kocher (WHRW-FM, NY)
Colin Fielding (3INR-FM, Australia)
Craig Huegel (WMNF-FM, FL)
Dan Alloway (KTEP-FM, TX)
Dan Maher (mixcloud.com, WA)
Dan Shramek (KBOO-FM, OR)
Dan Truckey (WNMU-FM, MI)
Daryana Antipova (WFHB-FM, IN)
David John (KAXE-FM, MN)
David Sears (WBGU-FM & syndicated, OH)
Denis McGilvray (KPBX-FM, OK)
Dennis Brunnenmeyer (KVMR-FM, CA)
Diane Hunt (KBOO-FM, OR)
Dick Hermans (WKZE-FM, NY)
Don Jacobson (KBOO-FM, OR)
Ellen Stanley (KFAI-FM, MN)
Gerry Goodfriend (CKUT-FM, QC)
Gordon Nash (folkmusicnotebook.com & mixcloud.com, NY)
Harlon Joye (WRFG-FM, GA)
Helen Leicht (folkmusicnotebook.com, PA)
Jack Bohl (KBOO-FM, OR)
Jan Vanderhorst (justusfolk.com, ON)
Jean Geiger (KSER-FM & mixcloud.com, WA)
Jenny Flux (2BBB-FM, Australia)
Jeremy Butler (Alabama Public Radio)
Jim Fisher (WGCS-FM, IN)
Jim Marino (CFMU-FM, ON)
Jim Welsh (Radio Summerhall & mixcloud.com, UK)
Joe Pszonek (folkmusicnotebook.com, SC)
Johnny Bazzano (KRCB-FM, CA)
Jon Colcord (Syndicated, NH)
Jon Stein (WTBQ-AM, NY)
Kelly Walker (WTSU-FM & podcast, AL)
Ken Batista (WRCT-FM, PA)
Kevin Elliott (WEFT-FM, IL)
Kevin Vance (KALW-FM, CA)
Larry Berger (WRCT-FM & syndicated, PA)
Len Holton (KUAR-FM & mixcloud.com, AR)
Lilli Kuzma (WDCB-FM, IL)
Marc Albert (KMUZ-FM & mixcloud.com, OR)
Marilyn Rea Beyer (WFMT-FM, IL)
Mark Michaelis (WGDR-FM & WGDH-FM, VT)
Mary Anne Moorman (KBCS-FM, WA)
Menachem Vinegrad (Radio Upper Galilee & folkmusicnotebook.com, Israel)
Michael Alzo (WSLU-FM, NY)
Michael Benson (WESU-FM, CT)
Michael Kane (WBRS-FM, MA)
Michael Park (mixcloud.com & PRX, NY)
Mike Regenstreif (CKCU-FM, ON)
Mitch Park (Radio Kidnappers & folktunefinder.com, New Zealand)
Nick Noble (WICN-FM, MA)
Norm Mast (WVPE-FM, IN)
Paul Hartman (WTMD-FM, MD)
Paul Hefti (KUBU-LP, CA)
Peter Kernast (WTSR-FM, NJ)
Richard Gillmann (KBCS-FM & mixcloud.com, WA)
Richard Gordon (WRCT-FM & mixcloud.com, PA)
Richard Howard (KZMU-FM, UT)
Robert Resnik (Vermont Public Radio)
Ron Cooke (KTAL-LP, NM)
Steve Brockway (KRFC-FM, CO)
Steve Edge (CiTR-FM, ON)
Stu Weaver (WFCF-FM, FL)
Susan Forbes Hansen (WWUH-FM, CT)
Taylor Caffery (WRKF-FM, LA)
Terry B. Moses & Naomi Soule (KCLC-FM, MO)
Tom Druckenmiller (WDIY-FM & podcast, PA)
Tom Funk (KGLP-FM, NM)
Wally Bowen (KOCF-LP, OR)


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