TOP ARTISTS OF 2005
(and the most popular track for each)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 146403 airplays from 272 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
       Land Of Milk And Honey: Peace Call (100)
2. Bob Dylan
       No Direction Home: Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall (22)
3. Tracy Grammer
       Flower Of Avalon: Laughlin Boy (81)
4. Tim O'Brien
       Fiddler's Green: Look Down That Lonesome Road (36)
5. John Prine
       Fair And Square: Crazy As A Loon (55)
6. Nanci Griffith
       Hearts In Mind: Simple Life (49)
7. Kate Campbell
       Blues And Lamentations: Miles Of Blues (49)
8. The Duhks
       Duhks: Death Came A Knockin (61)
9. Alison Krauss
       Lonely Runs Both Ways: Restless (38)
10. Cheryl Wheeler
       Defying Gravity: Little Road (40)
11. Tom Russell
       Hotwalker: Woodrow (44)
12. Dar Williams
       Mortal City: The Christians And The Pagans (24)
13. Greg Brown
       These Times We're Living In: Cept You And Me Babe (24)
14. Tim Grimm
       Names: Pretty Boy Floyd (31)
15. Pete Seeger
       Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3: Bring Them Home (24)
16. David Francey
       Waking Hour: Waking Hour (62)
17. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
       Drum Hat Buddha: Gentle Arms Of Eden (43)
18. Richard Shindell
       Vuelta: Waist Deep In The Big Muddy (34)
19. John McCutcheon
       Live At Wolftrap: Christmas In The Trenches (34)
20. Lucy Kaplansky
       Red Thread: Land Of The Living (39)
21. Joel Mabus
       Parlor Guitar: Tishomingo Blues (16)
22. Uncle Earl
       She Waits For Night: Walkin' In My Sleep (45)
23. Alison Brown
       Stolen Moments: Homeward Bound (60)
24. Bill Staines
       Second Million Miles: Louisiana Storm (36)
25. Joan Baez
       Bowery Songs: Silver Dagger (13)
26. Ellis Paul
       American Jukebox Fables: Blacktop Train (27)
26. Wailin' Jennys
       40 Days: One Voice (58)
28. Mary Gauthier
       Mercy Now: Mercy Now (60)
29. Emmylou Harris
       Red Dirt Girl: Red Dirt Girl (14)
30. John Gorka
       These Times We're Living In: Riverside (36)
31. Kate Rusby
       Girl Who Couldn't Fly: Game Of All Fours (28)
31. The Kennedys
       Half A Million Miles: Chimes Of Freedom (44)
33. The Waifs
       Brief History: Lighthouse (32)
34. Tom Paxton
       Live For The Record: My Favorite Spring (16)
35. Dave Van Ronk
       And The Tin Pan Bended, And The Story Ended: Urge For Going (10)
36. The Bills
       Let Em Run: Let Em Run (43)
37. Johnny Cash
       Sun Years: Folsom Prison Blues (9)
38. Jimmy Lafave
       Blue Nightfall: River Road (46)
39. Christine Lavin
       Folkzinger: Happiness Runs (18)
40. Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault And Peter Mulvey
       Redbird: Buckets Of Rain (47)
41. Adrienne Young
       Art Of Virtue: Art Of Virtue (34)
42. Iris DeMent
       Way I Should: Wasteland Of The Free (24)
43. Joel Rafael Band
       Woodyboye: Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key (34)
44. Judy Collins
       Portrait Of An American Girl: How Can I Keep From Singing (17)
45. Robin And Linda Williams
       First Christmas Gift: Shotgun Shells On A Christmas Tree (25)
46. Kate McDonnell
       Where The Mangoes Are: Mercy (50)
47. Rod MacDonald
       Tale Of 2 Americas: Lucky Ones (31)
48. Rhonda Vincent
       Ragin' Live: Kentucky Borderline (23)
49. Jack Williams
       Laughing In The Face Of The Blues: Laughing In The Face Of The Blues (18)
50. Arlo Guthrie
       Live In Sydney: City Of New Orleans (30)
51. Patty Griffin
       Impossible Dream: Useless Desires (20)
52. Lucinda Williams
       World Without Tears The Cash Brothers: Righteously (13)
53. Loudon Wainwright III
       Here Come The Helicopters: Hank And Fred (31)
54. Pierce Pettis
       Great Big World: Alabama 1959 (24)
55. Nickel Creek
       Why Should The Fire Die: Tomorrow Is A Long Time (43)
56. Carrie Newcomer
       Betty's Diner: Betty's Diner (19)
56. Richard Thompson
       Rumor And Sigh: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (16)
58. Lauren Sheehan
       2 Wings: 2 Wings (26)
59. James Keelaghan
       Recent Future: Cold Missouri Waters (17)
60. Gillian Welch
       Revival: Orphan Girl (13)
61. Vance Gilbert
       Unfamiliar Moon: That Front Porch Song (42)
62. Solas
       Waiting For An Echo: Silver Dagger (24)
63. Peggy Seeger
       Love Call Me Home: Sing About These Hard Times (39)
63. Stan Rogers
       Between The Breaks...Live!: Mary Ellen Carter (27)
65. Bruce Cockburn
       Anything Anytime Anywhere: Wondering Where The Lions Are (13)
65. Cathie Ryan
       Farthest Wave: Rough And Rocky (26)
67. Eric Andersen
       Waves: Thirsty Boots (26)
67. J. P. Jones
       Thugs And Lovers: Man Stands Up (39)
67. John Hiatt
       Master Of Disaster: Thunderbird (21)
70. Woody Guthrie
       This Land Is My Land: Songs To Grow On, Vol. 3: This Land Is Your Land (13)
71. Dolly Parton
       Those Were The Days: Those Were The Days (11)
72. Robert Earl Keen
       What I Really Mean: What I Really Mean (19)
73. Erica Wheeler
       Almost Like Tonight: Angeline (22)
73. Garnet Rogers
       Shining Thing: Here Tonight (11)
73. Lou And Peter Berryman
       Some Days: Christmas Letter (17)
76. Chris Smither
       Live As I'll Ever Be: No Love Today (23)
77. Chuck Brodsky
       Color Came One Day: Dangerous Times (34)
78. Happy Traum
       I Walk The Road Again: Blues Ain't Nothin (25)
79. Steve Earle
       Revolution Starts. . . Now: Rich Man's War (19)
80. Jim Photoglo
       Sparks In The Radio: Hillbilly Hollywood (34)
80. Kim And Reggie Harris
       Let My People Go!: What's That I Hear (18)
82. Northern Lights
       New Moon: Listen To The Radio (32)
82. Rodney Crowell
       Outsider: Shelter From The Storm (33)
84. David Olney
       Migration: My Lovely Assistant (25)
85. Malvinas
       Love, Hope And Transportation: Sweet And Sunny South (26)
86. Bruce Springsteen
       Devils And Dust: Devils And Dust (42)
86. Guy Davis
       Legacy: We All Need More Kindness In This World (41)
86. Kate Wolf
       Weaver Of Visions: Across The Great Divide (17)
86. Rachel Bissex
       Don't Look Down: Dancing With My Mother (28)
90. Bob Franke
       Other Evening In Chicago: Alleluia, The Great Storm Is Over (16)
91. Joni Mitchell
       Blue: River (17)
92. The Greencards
       Weather And Water: Weather And Water (33)
93. Dry Branch Fire Squad
       Live At The Newburyport Firehouse: He's Coming To Us Dead (13)
94. Eddie From Ohio
       This Is Me: Clear And Present Danger (13)
94. Guy Clark
       Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver: Live: Randall Knife (15)
94. Kate MacLeod And The Pancakes
       Breakfast: Handsome Molly (30)
97. Indigo Girls
       Rarities: Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters (13)
98. Tim Harrison
       Grey County: Pack Up Your Sorrows (30)
99. Doc Watson
       Trouble In Mind: Deep River Blues (13)
100. Lori McKenna
       Pieces Of Me: Fireflies (15)
101. Terence Martin
       Lost Hills: East Of The River (30)
101. Terri Hendrix
       Art Of Removing Wallpaper: Monopoly (23)
101. Van Morrison
       Magic Time: Gypsy In My Soul (11)
104. Shawn Colvin
       Steady On: Shotgun Down The Avalanche (11)
105. Michelle Shocked
       Don't Ask Don't Tell: Evacuation Route (33)
106. Eric Bogle
       Scraps Of Paper: And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (20)
106. Kasey Chambers
       Wayward Angel: Pony (14)
108. Eva Cassidy
       Songbird: Fields Of Gold (20)
108. Ian Robb
       Jiig: Chicken On A Raft (42)
108. John Hartford
       Earthwords And Music: Gentle On My Mind (7)
111. Enoch Kent
       For The Women: Sewing Machines (17)
111. Greg Trooper
       Make It Through This World: Green Eyed Girl (28)
111. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
       Come On Back: Gotta Travel On (19)
111. Phil Ochs
       In Concert: When I'm Gone (11)
115. Pat Wictor
       Waiting For The Water: Love Is The Water (25)
116. Chieftains
       Long Black Veil: Foggy Dew (8)
116. Cosy Sheridan
       Pomegranate Seed: My Mother's House (13)
118. Bill Monroe
       Live At Mechamics Hall: Blue Moon Of Kentucky (7)
118. Kat Eggleston
       Only Word: Measure For Measure (18)
118. Le Vent Du Nord
       Les Amants Du Saint Laurent: Les Amants Du Saint-Laurent (40)
121. Annie Gallup
       Selected Songs: Blue Dress (16)
121. Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald
       Like Water: Judas Silver (18)
121. Ray Wylie Hubbard
       Delirium Tremolos: Beauty Way (33)
124. Karan Casey
       Chasing The Sun: When Will We All Be Free (21)
124. Mary Chapin Carpenter
       Between Here And Gone: Grand Central Station (11)
124. Susan Werner
       Time Between Trains: Time Between Trains (10)
127. Laurie Lewis And Tom Rozum
       Guest House: Willie Poor Boy (13)
127. Patty Larkin
       On A Winter's Night: Winter Wind (16)
129. Brooks Williams
       Nectar: May You Never (8)
129. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
       You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper: You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper (16)
129. Jackson Browne
       Solo Acoustic 1: These Days (23)
132. Jed Marum
       Miles From Home: Miles From Home (20)
133. David Wilcox
       On A Winter's Night: Frozen In The Snow (6)
133. Foghorn String Band
       Weiser Sunrise: Wink The Other Eye (12)
135. Kris Delmhorst
       Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection: Ain't No Train (14)
135. Mustard's Retreat
       Mr7: Simple Faith (10)
135. Odetta
       Gonna Let It Shine: Down By The Riverside (12)
138. Fred Eaglesmith
       Drive-In Movies: I Like Trains (7)
139. Leo Kottke
       6 And 12 String Guitar: Vaseline Machine Gun (7)
139. Sharon Shannon
       Spellbound: The Best Of Sharon Shannon: Blackbird (14)
141. Carter Family
       Carter Family: 1927-1934: God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign (5)
141. Joe Crookston
       Fall Down As The Rain: Fall Down As The Rain (48)
143. Danu
       When All Is Said And Done: Farewell, Angelina (18)
143. Harvey Reid And Joyce Andersen
       Kindling The Fire: Ode To Billie Joe (10)
143. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
       Foggy Mountain Jamboree: Flint Hill Special (10)
146. David Roth
       Think Twice: Rosa And The 3 K's (12)
146. Erik Balkey
       Sanctuary Road: Cut 'em Down (13)
148. Anais Mitchell
       Hymns For The Exiled: 2 Kids (24)
148. Diane Zeigler
       Paintbrush: Indian Paintbrush (9)
150. David Grisman
       Grateful Dawg: Friend Of The Devil (7)
150. The Dreamsicles
       Luv Songs For Grownups: Nobody Said (22)
150. Hank Williams
       Complete Hank Williams: I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (7)
150. Phil Leadbetter
       Slide Effects: California Cotton Fields (34)
154. Gordon Bok
       Apples In The Basket: Apples In The Basket (18)
154. Ralph Stanley
       O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack: O Death (5)
156. The Mammals
       Rock That Babe: Fall On My Knees (23)
156. Steve Goodman
       Artistic Hair: City Of New Orleans (13)
158. Larry Sparks
       40: Blues Stay Away From Me (19)
159. Harry Manx
       West Eats Meet: Great Unknown (7)
159. Jerry Douglas
       Best Kept Secret: Swing Blues No. 1 (16)
159. Si Kahn
       We're Still Here: When The War Is Done (12)
162. Catie Curtis
       Truth From Lies: Dad's Yard (8)
162. Neil Young
       Prairie Wind: Painter (14)
162. Sons Of The Never Wrong
       Nuthatch Suite: Good For Her (13)
162. Utah Phillips
       Starlight On The Rails: Telling Takes Me Home (8)
166. Bill Morrissey
       Essential Collection: Birches (17)
167. Johnsmith
       Kickin' This Stone: Kickin' This Stone (21)
168. Blue Highway
       Marbletown: Marbletown (16)
168. Magpie
       Raise Your Voice: This Morning I Am Born Again (8)
168. Sarah Lee Guthrie And Johnny Irion
       Exploration: Holdin' Back (15)
171. Crooked Still
       Hop High: Darling Corey (18)
171. Gordon Lightfoot
       Summertime Dream: Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald (12)
171. Karen Mal
       Dark-Eyed Sailor: Wildwood Flower (20)
171. Slaid Cleaves
       Wishbones: Wishbones (15)
175. Abigail Washburn
       Song Of The Traveling Daughter: Coffee's Cold (18)
175. Andrew McKnight
       Beyond Borders: Hard Times In The Heartland (16)
177. Andrew Calhoun
       Staring At The Sun: Walk Me To The War (7)
177. Buddy Miller
       Universal United House Of Prayers: Worry Too Much (17)
177. Chip Taylor And Carrie Rodriguez
       Red Dog Tracks: Must Be The Whiskey (25)
177. Fairport Convention
       Liege And Lief: Come All Ye (5)
177. Finest Kind
       Feasts And Spirits: Homeless Wassail (8)
177. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
       Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary Collection: Long Time Traveling (25)
177. Ruthie Foster
       Remembering Rachel: Songs Of Rachel Bissex: Oh Jackson (12)
184. David Mallett
       Artist In Me: Didn't Nobody Teach You (11)
184. Taj Mahal
       Essential Taj Mahal: Cakewalk Into Town (14)
186. Darrell Scott
       Live In Nc: You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive (18)
186. Grada
       Endeavour: Cathain (18)
186. Lisa Moscatiello
       Well Kept Secret: Flowers Of Saskatchewan (11)
186. Lynn Miles
       Love Sweet Love: 1000 Lovers (13)
186. Willie Nelson
       Crazy: The Demo Sessions: Crazy (7)
191. Band
       Northern Lights Southern Cross: Acadian Driftwood (9)
191. Grascals
       Grascals: Leavin's Heavy On My Mind (16)
193. Erynn Marshall
       Calico: Boat's Up The River (13)
193. John Reischman And The Jaybirds
       Road West: Blackberry Bramble (10)
193. Lee Murdock
       Christmas Goes To Sea: Christmas Ship (10)
196. John Doyle
       Wayward Son: Gallant Poacher (19)
196. Marcia Ball
       Live! Down The Road: Louisiana 1927 (33)
198. Beatles
       Rubber Soul: In My Life (4)
198. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen
       Voices Of Winter: More Wood (8)
198. Jez Lowe
       Doolally: Sugar Water Sunday (11)
201. Cary Cooper
       Yellow: Yellow (28)
201. Cherish The Ladies
       Woman Of The House: Betsy Belle And Mary Gray (11)
201. Jeffrey Foucault
       Stripping Cane: Cross Of Flowers (17)
201. John Flynn
       Dragon: Not With My Jesus (18)
205. Jimmy Martin
       High Lonesome: Sunny Side Of The Mountain (9)
205. Liz Carlisle
       5 Star Day: Feels Like Home (20)
207. Leonard Cohen
       Future: Democracy (7)
207. Merle Haggard
       16 Biggest Hits The Pursuit Of Happiness: Mama Tried (10)
209. Altan
       Island Angel: Dulaman (6)
209. Lissa Schneckenburger
       Lissa Schneckenberger: Irish Girl (18)
209. Townes Van Zandt
       Rear View Mirror: If I Needed You (12)
212. Claudia Russell
       Ready To Receive: Aurora (14)
212. Jamie Anderson
       Promise Of Light: Hurricane (13)
214. Peter, Paul And Mary
       Lifelines Live: Great Mandala (5)
215. Kate And Anna McGarrigle
       Matapedia: Matapedia (6)
215. Kieran Kane And Kevin Welch
       You Can't Save Everybody: You Can't Save Everybody (20)
215. Maria Muldaur
       Richland Woman Blues: Me And My Chauffeur Blues (7)
215. Michael J. Miles
       New Century Suite: Vincent Black Lightning (16)
219. Marley's Ghost
       Haunting Melodies: Sitting Here In Limbo (9)
219. Melwood Cutlery
       Campfire: Ballad Of The Moonlight Lady (23)
219. Night Sun
       Drive: Don't Count Riches (18)
219. Sweet Honey In The Rock
       Live At Carnegie Hall: Letter To Dr. Martin Luther King (4)
223. Maria Dunn
       We Were Good People: We Were Good People (15)
223. Maura O'Connell
       Woman's Heart: Summerfly (8)
225. Amy White And Al Petteway
       Land Of The Sky: Shady Grove (15)
225. Dave Alvin
       Ashgrove: Rio Grande (11)
225. Kathleen Edwards
       Back To Me: In State (17)
225. Tish Hinojosa
       Heart Wide Open: Derechos De El Corazon (7)
229. Del McCoury Band
       Del And The Boys: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning (12)
229. Lyle Lovett
       Pontiac: If I Had A Boat (9)
229. Ry Cooder
       Chavez Ravine: Poor Man's Shangri-La (7)
232. Eric Bibb
       American Folk: Judge Not Your Brother (10)
232. Girlyman
       Little Star: On The Air (16)
232. Mike Stevens And Raymond McLain
       Old Time Mojo: I Am A Pilgrim (18)
232. Peter Mulvey
       Kitchen Radio: Shirt (13)
232. Red Stick Ramblers
       Right Key, Wrong Keyhole: That's What I Like About The South (15)
232. Rise
       Uncertain Wonders: Imagine (14)
232. Zoe Lewis
       Small Is Tremendous: Breakfast In Bangkok (14)
239. Chris Stuart
       Mojave River: Dollar Bill Blues (17)
239. Donal Hinely
       Giants: Giants (23)
239. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
       Brand New Strings: Sally Jo (15)
242. Burns Sisters
       In This World: Dance Upon This Earth (8)
242. Debra Cowan
       Dad's Dinner Pail: Walloping Window Blind (17)
242. Janis Ian
       Billie's Bones: I Hear You Sing Again (9)
242. Tom Rush
       Very Best Of: No Regrets: Galveston Flood (11)
246. Jay Ungar And Molly Mason
       Harvest Home: Ashokan Farewell (11)
246. Martin Simpson
       Righteousness And Humidity: Horn Island (8)
246. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
       Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Lonesome Fiddle Blues (9)
246. Old Blind Dogs
       Play Live: Tramps And Hawkers (14)
246. Peter Ostroushko
       These Times We're Living In: A Red House Anthology: Hymn: Page 9/11 (10)
246. Special Consensus
       Everything's Alright: What Will Become Of Me (18)
246. Suzzy And Maggie Roche
       These Times We're Living In: Who Cares (24)


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