TOP ARTISTS OF 2004
(and the most popular track for each)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 152312 airplays from 286 different DJs


1. Eliza Gilkyson (692)
       Land Of Milk And Honey: Hiway 9 (158)
2. Bob Dylan (658)
       Live 1964: Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (16)
3. Greg Brown (646)
       In The Hills Of California: I Want My Country Back (37)
4. Pete Seeger (592)
       Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3: Bring Them Home (34)
5. Tom Russell (554)
       Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs: Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts (54)
6. Joel Mabus (516)
       Golden Willow Tree: Ruben (55)
7. Alison Krauss (482)
       Cold Mountain Soundtrack: Scarlet Tide (28)
8. Lucy Kaplansky (464)
       Red Thread: This Is Home (64)
9. The Mammals (456)
       Rock That Babe: Bush Boys (78)
10. John McCutcheon (423)
       Greatest Story Never Told: Not In My Name (30)
11. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (416)
       When I Go: When I Go (44)
12. Kate Rusby (415)
       Underneath The Stars: Goodman (57)
13. Wailin' Jennys (411)
       40 Days: One Voice (75)
14. John Gorka (401)
       Old Futures Gone: Dogs And Thunder (16)
15. Chuck Brodsky (397)
       Color Came One Day: Dangerous Times (110)
16. Robin And Linda Williams (391)
       Deeper Water: Old Plank Road (73)
17. Tim O'Brien (389)
       Traveler: I've Endured (48)
18. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum (377)
       Guest House: Willie Poor Boy (43)
19. Patty Griffin (374)
       Impossible Dream: Love Throw A Line (37)
20. Richard Shindell (370)
       Vuelta: Waist Deep In The Big Muddy (43)
21. James Keelaghan (349)
       Then Again: Hillcrest Mine (28)
21. Kate Campbell (349)
       Visions Of Plenty: Crazy In Alabama (25)
23. Dave Van Ronk (344)
       And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended: Green, Green Rocky Road (18)
24. Bill Staines (342)
       Journey Home: Rompin' Rovin' Days (19)
25. Emmylou Harris (328)
       Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family: On The Sea Of Galilee (16)
25. Pierce Pettis (328)
       Great Big World: Alabama 1959 (45)
27. Slaid Cleaves (327)
       Wishbones: Wishbones (57)
28. Cosy Sheridan (322)
       Pomegranate Seed: Pomegranate Seed (34)
29. Nanci Griffith (316)
       Other Voices/Other Rooms: Boots Of Spanish Leather (12)
30. John Prine (315)
       Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster: My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight (18)
31. Tom Paxton (308)
       Looking For The Moon: Bravest (14)
32. Johnsmith (305)
       Kickin' This Stone: Kickin' This Stone (54)
33. Gillian Welch (302)
       Soul Journey: Wayside/Back In Time (23)
34. Johnny Cash (301)
       Life: Man In Black (12)
34. Tim Grimm (301)
       Names: Pretty Boy Floyd (23)
36. Christine Lavin (300)
       Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best: Tacobel Canon (23)
37. Chris Smither (292)
       Train Home: Train Home (32)
37. Terri Hendrix (292)
       Art Of Removing Wallpaper: Monopoly (54)
39. Lisa Moscatiello And Rosie Shipley (288)
       Well Kept Secrets: Flowers Of Saskatchewan (39)
40. Lori McKenna (284)
       Bittertown: Bible Song (30)
40. Mary Chapin Carpenter (284)
       Between Here And Gone: Goodnight America (31)
42. Joan Baez (283)
       Diamonds And Rust: Diamonds And Rust (11)
43. Dar Williams (279)
       Mortal City: February (24)
44. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch (277)
       You Can't Save Everybody: Everybody's Working For The Man Again (48)
45. Peter Mulvey (274)
       Kitchen Radio: Road To Mallow (41)
46. The Gibson Brothers (273)
       Long Way Back Home: Mountain Song (53)
47. Susan Werner (266)
       I Can't Be New: I Can't Be New (18)
48. Guy Davis (257)
       Legacy: We All Need More Kindness In This World (28)
49. Andrew Calhoun (254)
       Shadow Of A Wing: Hoosier In Paris (21)
50. Sam Bush (252)
       King Of My World: 8 More Miles To Louisville (53)
51. Carrie Newcomer (251)
       Betty's Diner: Betty's Diner (50)
51. David Grisman (251)
       Been All Around This World: Been All Around This World (20)
51. Maura O'Connell (251)
       Don't I Know: Going Down In Flames (23)
54. Catie Curtis (249)
       Dreaming In Romance Languages: Deliver Me (22)
55. Mark Erelli (248)
       Hillbilly Pilgrim: Pilgrim Highway (39)
55. Natalie Merchant (248)
       House Carpenter's Daugther: Which Side Are You On (54)
57. Doc Watson (246)
       On Stage: Deep River Blues (8)
58. Janis Ian (244)
       Billie's Bones: I Hear You Sing Again (21)
59. Bill Morrissey (243)
       Essential Collection: 50 (33)
60. David Francey (241)
       Skating Rink: Broken Glass (15)
61. Iris DeMent (240)
       Way I Should: Wasteland Of The Free (23)
62. Bruce Cockburn (238)
       You've Never Seen Everything: Open (13)
63. Rosalie Sorrels (233)
       My Last Go Round: Telling Takes Me Home (25)
64. Eric Andersen (232)
       Street Was Always There: Universal Soldier (22)
65. Finest Kind (230)
       Feasts And Spirits: Homeless Wassail (14)
66. Lauren Sheehan (229)
       Some Old Lonesome Day: Trouble In Mind (33)
67. Rise (226)
       Posing As Human: Posing As Human (40)
68. Lucinda Williams (223)
       World Without Tears: Righteously (13)
69. Dolly Parton (220)
       Halos And Horns: Stairway To Heaven (11)
69. Stan Rogers (220)
       Between The Breaks...Live!: Mary Ellen Carter (23)
71. Cheryl Wheeler (218)
       Different Stripe: Gandhi/Buddha (16)
72. John Flynn (215)
       Dragon: Dragon (52)
72. Judy Collins (215)
       Colors Of The Day: Suzanne (12)
74. Jeffrey Foucault (214)
       Stripping Cane: 4 And 20 Blues (37)
75. Joni Mitchell (207)
       Blue: River (14)
75. Richard Thompson (207)
       Mirror Blue: Beeswing (16)
77. Adrienne Young (205)
       Plow To The End Of The: Plow To The End Of The Row (33)
77. Steve Earle (205)
       Revolution Starts Now: Rich Man's War (33)
79. Patty Larkin (204)
       On A Winter's Night: Winter Wind (10)
79. Woody Guthrie (204)
       This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1: This Land Is Your Land (26)
81. Zoe Speaks (202)
       Birds Fly South: Shady Grove (28)
82. Chris Stuart (201)
       Mojave River: Dollar Bill Blues (23)
83. Guy Clark (200)
       Craftsman: Homegrown Tomatoes (19)
83. Jonathan Byrd And Dromedary (200)
       Sea And The Sky: Young Slaver (38)
85. Fred Eaglesmith (199)
       Drive-In Movie: I Like Trains (15)
85. Steve Goodman (199)
       Steve Goodman: City Of New Orleans (18)
87. David Roth (198)
       Think Twice: What Can I Do (13)
88. David Mallett (197)
       Parallel Lives: Garden Song (17)
89. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (196)
       Brand New Strings: Sis Draper (20)
90. Jez Lowe (193)
       Doolally: Vikings (16)
91. Dervish (191)
       Spirit: Boots Of Spanish Leather (23)
92. Bill Monroe (190)
       Very Best Of Bill Monroe: Blue Moon Of Kentucky (10)
93. Heidi Talbot (186)
       Distant Future: Jealousy (33)
93. Rhonda Vincent (186)
       One Step Ahead: Kentucky Borderline (19)
95. Eva Cassidy (185)
       Songbird: Fields Of Gold (26)
96. Austin Lounge Lizards (184)
       Strange Noises In The Dark: Merchant's Lunch (17)
96. Ollabelle (184)
       Ollabelle: Before This Time (34)
96. Si Kahn (184)
       We're Still Here: Gap (18)
99. Tom Paxton, Anne Hills And Bob Gibson (183)
       Best Of Friends: Did You Hear John Hurt? (27)
100. Fairport Convention (182)
       Over The Next Hill: Over The Next Hill (17)
101. Lou And Peter Berryman (181)
       What, Again?: Chat With Your Mother (12)
102. Dave Alvin (180)
       Ashgrove: Rio Grande (22)
102. John Hartford (180)
       Aereo-Plain: Turn Your Radio On (8)
102. Lunasa (180)
       Kinnitty Sessions: Stolen Purse (28)
105. Norman And Nancy Blake (179)
       Morning Glory Ramblers: Sunny Side Of Life (21)
105. The Waifs (179)
       Up All Night: Lighthouse (20)
107. Garnet Rogers (178)
       Sparrow's Wing: All That Is (9)
107. Paul Geremia (178)
       Love Murder And Mosquitos: Meet Me In The Bottom (23)
109. Eddie From Ohio (177)
       Quick: Number 6 Driver (9)
110. The Del McCoury Band (176)
       It's Just The Night: It's Just The Night (16)
111. The Flatlanders (175)
       Wheels Of Fortune: See The Way (17)
112. Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen (174)
       Kindling The Fire: Jack Of Diamonds (19)
113. Dirk Powell (173)
       Time Again: Waterbound (32)
114. Martyn Joseph (172)
       Whoever It Was That Brought Me Here Will Have To Take Me Home: Wake Me Up (21)
115. Carter Family (171)
       Anchored In Love: Keep On The Sunny Side (7)
115. Chieftains (171)
       Further Down The Old Plank Road: Shady Grove (10)
115. Nashville Bluegrass Band (171)
       20 Year Blues: Gambling Barroom Blues (11)
118. Full Frontal Folk (170)
       Sweet Mystery Of Life: Cat-Eye Willie Claims His Lover (30)
118. Loudon Wainwright III (170)
       Songs From Sing Out! Vol. 48 #2: President's Day (8)
118. Ruthie Foster (170)
       Stages: Walk On (24)
121. Brooks Williams (166)
       Little Lion: Belfast Blues (9)
121. Bruce Molsky (166)
       Contented Must Be: Green Grows The Laurel (14)
121. Eddi Reader (166)
       Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns: Jamie Come Try Me (20)
121. Martin Simpson (166)
       Righteousness And Humidity: Horn Island (13)
121. Mindy Smith (166)
       One Moment More: Come To Jesus (30)
121. Robert Earl Keen (166)
       Party Never Ends: Merry Christmas From The Family (17)
127. Tracy Grammer (165)
       Verdant Mile: Verdant Mile (54)
128. Phil Ochs (164)
       Classic Folk Music: Changes (20)
129. Rick Fielding (162)
       Acoustic Workshop: High On A Mountain (20)
130. Laura Love (161)
       You Ain't Got No Easter Clothes: Hard Times (34)
130. Peter, Paul And Mary (161)
       Holiday Celebration: Light One Candle (8)
132. Country Gentlemen (160)
       Early Rebel Recordings: Matterhorn (7)
133. Jack Hardy (158)
       Coin Of The Realm: In Bed With The Enemy (33)
133. Norah Jones (158)
       Feels Like Home: Creepin' In (35)
135. Nerissa And Katryna Nields (157)
       This Town Is Wrong: When I'm Here (23)
136. Lyle Lovett (154)
       Joshua Judges Ruth: Church (7)
136. Ray Charles (154)
       Anthology: Georgia On My Mind (9)
136. Suzzy And Maggie Roche (154)
       Why The Long Face: Who Cares (39)
136. The Waybacks (154)
       Way Live: Down From Iona (19)
140. J. P. Jones (153)
       Jeremiah: New World A-Comin (23)
141. Ariane Lydon (152)
       Still She Moves: Oh, My Darling Clementine (32)
141. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (152)
       Bluegrass All-Stars: Blue Train (6)
143. Michelle Shocked (151)
       Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster: Oh! Susanna (18)
143. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem (151)
       Gambling Eden: Turtle Dove (23)
145. Kate Wolf (150)
       Close To You: Across The Great Divide (13)
145. Kathy Kallick (150)
       Reason And Rhyme: I Once Loved (17)
145. Ray Bonneville (150)
       Roll It Down: Oxford Town (18)
145. Tim Eriksen (150)
       Every Sound Below: Southern Girl's Reply (22)
149. Mountain Heart (149)
       Force Of Nature: Soldier's Prayer (14)
150. Donovan (148)
       Beat Cafe: Cuckoo (16)
150. Kris Delmhorst (148)
       Songs For A Hurricane: Hummingbird (14)
150. Les Barker (148)
       Vote In November: Civilised World (33)
153. Peggy Seeger (147)
       Heading For Home: Heading For Home (16)
153. Solas (147)
       Another Day: Bird In The Tree (13)
155. Christine Kane (146)
       Right Outta Nowhere: Right Outta Nowhere (19)
155. IIIrd Tyme Out (146)
       Best Durn Ride: Best Durn Ride (14)
157. Pete Morton (145)
       Swarthmoor: 2 Brothers (17)
157. William Pint And Felicia Dale (145)
       7 Seas: Billy Boy (13)
159. Harvey Reid (144)
       Chestnuts: Grandfathers Clock (6)
160. Kimmie Rhodes (143)
       Lost And Found: Catfish Song (22)
160. King Wilkie (143)
       Broke: Broke Down And Lonesome (27)
162. John Hiatt (142)
       Crossing Muddy Waters: Crossing Muddy Waters (21)
163. Shawn Colvin (141)
       Unbroken Circle: Musical Heritage Of Carter Family: Single Girl, Married Girl (18)
163. Willie Nelson (141)
       Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family: You Are My Flower (13)
165. Amy White And Al Petteway (137)
       Golden Wing: Golden Wing (12)
165. Carol Noonan (137)
       Somebody's Darling: Medal Of Mine (18)
165. Leonard Cohen (137)
       Future: Democracy (8)
165. Peter Mayer (137)
       Earth Town Square: Blue Boat Home (17)
165. Wake The Dead (137)
       Buckdancer's Choice: Uncle John's Band (33)
170. Dan Pelletier (135)
       Wild Heart Rodeo: Flattered (20)
170. Ellis Paul And Vance Gilbert (135)
       Side Of The Road: Citizen Of The World (23)
170. Kasey Chambers (135)
       Wayward Angel: Bluebird (14)
170. Old Crow Medicine Show (135)
       O. C. M. S: Wagon Wheel (20)
174. Ellis Paul (134)
       Translucent Soul: Translucent Soul (7)
174. Ralph Stanley (134)
       Ralph Stanley: 12 Gates To The City (5)
174. Townes Van Zandt (134)
       Rain On A Conga Drum: Pancho And Lefty (13)
177. Ramblin' Jack Elliott (133)
       Lost Topic Tapes: Cowes Harbour 1957: Hard Travelin (7)
178. Leo Kottke (131)
       Try And Stop Me: Banks Of Marble (8)
178. Poozies (131)
       Changed Days, Same Roots: Throw The Ball (18)
180. Atwater And Donnelly (130)
       Blackest Crow: Blackest Crow (29)
180. Tanglefoot (130)
       Captured Alive: 7 A Side (12)
182. Harry Manx (129)
       Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot: Bend In The Water (20)
182. Hot Club Of Cowtown (129)
       Continental Stomp: Ida Red (15)
182. Utah Phillips (129)
       I've Got To Know: I've Got To Know (15)
185. Eric Bibb (128)
       Natural Light: Right On Time (8)
186. Anais Mitchell (127)
       Hymns For The Exiled: 2 Kids (26)
186. Arlo Guthrie (127)
       All Over The World: City Of New Orleans (12)
186. Greg Greenway (127)
       Live: Road Worth Walking Down (15)
189. BlueRidge (126)
       Side By Side: Sailing With The Master (17)
190. Diane Zeigler (125)
       December In Vermont: December In Vermont (9)
190. Weavers (125)
       At Carnegie Hall: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine (11)
192. James Gordon (123)
       Endomusia: Weapons Of Mass Instruction (20)
192. Priscilla Herdman (123)
       Road Home: Gentle Arms Of Eden (22)
194. Indigo Girls (122)
       All That We Let In: Fill It Up Again (16)
195. Dick Gaughan (121)
       Sail On: Waist Deep In The Big Muddy (12)
195. Jack Williams (121)
       Across The Winterline: Across The Winterline (7)
195. Kennedys (121)
       Stand: When I Go (16)
195. Louise Taylor (121)
       Velvet Town: Call My Name (10)
199. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen (119)
       At The Turning Of The Year: Solstice Round (10)
199. Lee Murdock (119)
       Between 2 Worlds: Casting Your Cares To The Deep (8)
201. Blackie And The Rodeo Kings (118)
       Bark: Song On The Radio (14)
201. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (118)
       Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family: Gold Watch And Chain (8)
203. Stanley Brothers (117)
       Evening Long Ago: East Virginia Blues (9)
203. Trout Fishing In America (117)
       Merry Fishes To All: Santa Brought Me Clothes (9)
205. Tom Rush (116)
       Circle Game: Urge For Going (12)
206. The Battlefield Band (115)
       Out For The Night: King's Shilling (15)
206. John Roberts And Tony Barrand (115)
       Twiddlum Twaddlum: Pilgrim's Way (9)
206. Jory Nash (115)
       Spaz Loves Weezie: Conversion Of Pearl Hart (23)
206. Shelley Posen (115)
       Old Songs' Home: Old Songs' Home (19)
210. Joe Crookston (114)
       Fall Down As The Rain: Fall Down As The Rain (29)
210. Railroad Earth (114)
       Good Life: Storms (16)
210. Terry Kitchen (114)
       That's How It Used To Be: Mr. Ginder's Coal (24)
213. Jerree Small (113)
       Mobius: Minnesota (23)
213. Kate And Anna McGarrigle (113)
       Kate And Anna McGarrigle: Swimming Song (6)
213. Lacy J. Dalton (113)
       Last Wild Place: Listen To The Wind (24)
213. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs (113)
       Bonnie And Clyde: Foggy Mountain Breakdown (5)
217. Tom Waits (112)
       Future Soundtrack For America: Day After Tomorrow (9)
217. The Wayfaring Strangers (112)
       This Train: This Train (24)
219. Connie Kaldor (111)
       Beautiful: A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (17)
219. David Wilcox (111)
       How Did You Find Me Here: Eye Of The Hurricane (6)
221. Gordon Lightfoot (110)
       Gord's Gold: Canadian Railroad Trilogy (5)
221. Grey DeLisle (110)
       Graceful Ghost: Jewel Of Abilene (22)
221. Rory Block (110)
       Last Fair Deal: Cry Out Loud (6)
224. Ani Difranco (109)
       Educated Guess: Origami (12)
224. David Rovics (109)
       Behind The Barricades: Minimum Wage Strike (11)
226. Michael Smith (108)
       Such Things Are Finely Done: I Brought My Father With Me (13)
226. Mississippi John Hurt (108)
       Today: Candy Man (7)
226. Richie Havens (108)
       Collection: Here Comes The Sun (11)
229. Merle Haggard (107)
       Essential Merle Haggard: The Epic Years: Big City (6)
229. Po' Girl (107)
       Vagabond Lullabies: Movin' On (11)
231. Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas (106)
       Fire And Grace: Calliope Meets Frank (17)
231. Dougie MacLean (106)
       Collection: Ready For The Storm (15)
231. Jim Lauderdale (106)
       Headed For The Hills: Headed For The Hills (15)
231. Peter Rowan And Tony Rice (106)
       You Were There For Me: You Were There For Me (25)
235. Dixie Chicks (105)
       Home: Travelin' Soldier (39)
235. Jay Ungar And Molly Mason (105)
       Harvest Home: Ashokan Farewell (8)
235. Leftover Salmon (105)
       Leftover Salmon: Woody Guthrie (29)
238. Buddy Miller (104)
       Universal United House Of Prayer: Worry Too Much (20)
238. Jim Page (104)
       Collateral Damage: Collateral Damage (12)
238. Steve Forbert (104)
       Just Like There's Nothin' To It: Wild As The Wind (13)
238. Susan McKeown (104)
       Sweet Liberty: Shamrock Green (18)
238. Tom Lewis (104)
       360 Degrees: Radio Times (20)
243. Beatles (103)
       Let It Be Naked: Across The Universe (6)
243. Duhks (103)
       Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs Of Stephen Foster: Camptown Races (27)
243. Jenn Adams (103)
       Under The Gypsy Sky: 20 Acres (13)
243. Michael Jerome Browne (103)
       Michael Jerome Browne And The Twin Rivers String Band: Coo Coo (12)
243. Sharon Shannon And Friends (103)
       Libertango: Whitestrand Sling (22)
248. Norman Blake (102)
       Flower From The Fields Of Alabama: Flower From The Fields Of Alabama (5)
249. The Greencards (101)
       Movin' On: Caleb Meyer (15)
249. James Talley (101)
       Journey: I Saw The Buildings (10)
249. Loretta Lynn (101)
       Van Lear Rose: Portland Oregon (16)
249. Lynn Miles (101)
       On A Winter's Night: Last Night (11)
249. Natalie MacMaster (101)
       Blueprint: Gravel Shore (6)
249. Neal And Leandra (101)
       Dreamer's Holiday: Catch A Falling Star (7)
249. Open Road (101)
       In The Life: Bald Knob Arkansas (16)

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