TOP ARTISTS OF 2006
(and the most popular track for each)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 154719 airplays from 189 different DJs

1. The Duhks (724)
       Migrations: Out Of The Rain (57)
2. Bob Dylan (708)
       Modern Times: Thunder On The Mountain (36)
3. Greg Brown (584)
       Evening Call: Joy Tears (34)
4. Tom Russell (579)
       Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?: Who's Gonna Build Your Wall? (59)
5. John Gorka (569)
       Writing In The Margins: Writing In The Margins (53)
6. Wailin' Jennys (566)
       Firecracker: Devil's Paintbrush Road (80)
7. Eliza Gilkyson (545)
       Land Of Milk And Honey: Peace Call (85)
8. Bruce Springsteen (534)
       We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions: Pay Me My Money Down (59)
9. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer (519)
       7 Is The Number: 7 Is The Number (52)
10. Johnny Cash (511)
       Personal File: Paradise (23)
11. Pete Seeger (484)
       Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Vol. 3: Bring Them Home (24)
12. Tim O'Brien (476)
       Fiddler's Green: Look Down That Lonesome Road (29)
13. Kate Campbell (448)
       Blues And Lamentations: Miles Of Blues (35)
14. John McCutcheon (437)
       Live At Wolf Trap: Christmas In The Trenches (27)
15. Johnsmith (427)
       Break Me Open: Back To The Mystery (60)
16. Chris Smither (418)
       Leave The Light On: Leave The Light On (61)
17. Chuck Brodsky (405)
       Tulips For Lunch: Liar Liar Pants On Fire (60)
18. Diana Jones (382)
       My Remembrance Of You: Pretty Girl (74)
19. Guy Clark (379)
       Workbench Songs: Walkin' Man (28)
20. Nanci Griffith (376)
       Hearts In Mind: Simple Life (17)
21. The Kennedys (371)
       Songs Of The Open Road: Happytown (44)
22. Cheryl Wheeler (347)
       Different Stripe: 75 Septembers (26)
22. John Prine (347)
       Fair And Square: Glory Of True Love (32)
24. Dar Williams (344)
       My Better Self: Empire (26)
25. Lynn Miles (338)
       Love Sweet Love: 1000 Lovers (46)
26. Slaid Cleaves (332)
       Unsung: Everette (34)
27. Mark Erelli (330)
       Hope And Other Casualties: Seeds Of Peace (58)
28. Darrell Scott (327)
       Invisible Man: Goodle Usa (46)
29. Laurie Lewis (324)
       Golden West: Rank Stranger (24)
30. Catie Curtis (309)
       Long Night Moon: People Look Around (52)
31. Crooked Still (304)
       Shaken By A Low Sound: Can't You Hear Me Callin (44)
32. Lui Collins (303)
       Closer: Red Red Robin (42)
33. Tom Paxton (297)
       One Meat Ball: Bottle Of Wine (16)
34. Rhonda Vincent (290)
       All American Bluegrass Girl: All American Bluegrass Girl (45)
35. Janis Ian (284)
       Folk Is The New Black: Great Divide (50)
36. Kris Delmhorst (282)
       Strange Conversation: Everything Is Music (28)
37. Tim Grimm (281)
       Back Fields: People's Highway (32)
38. Jack Williams (275)
       Laughing In The Face Of The Blues: High Cotton (32)
39. Doc Watson (271)
       Classic Railroad Songs: Train That Carried My Girl From Town (12)
40. Bruce Cockburn (266)
       Life Short Call Now: Peace March (23)
41. Richard Shindell (262)
       Courier: Are You Happy Now? (18)
42. Burns Sisters (261)
       Wild Bouquet: Democracy (35)
42. James Keelaghan (261)
       Few Simple Verses: My Blood (18)
44. Greg Greenway (258)
       Weightless: My Good Name (45)
45. Pat Wictor (257)
       Heaven Is So High: Heaven Is So High (40)
46. Emmylou Harris (254)
       Brokeback Mountain Soundtrack: Love That Will Never Grow Old (9)
46. The Mammals (254)
       Departure: Kiss The Break Of Day (42)
48. David Wilcox (251)
       Vista: Get On (21)
48. Sam Bush (251)
       Laps In 7: Bringing In The Georgia Mail (37)
50. Alison Krauss (250)
       Lonely Runs Both Ways: Restless (17)
51. The Gibson Brothers (245)
       Red Letter Day: Red Letter Day (33)
52. John Flynn (244)
       2 Wolves: Dover (26)
52. Sarah Harmer (244)
       I'm A Mountain: I'm A Mountain (42)
54. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen (243)
       Being There: Hurricane (29)
55. David Francey (241)
       Waking Hour: Waking Hour (28)
56. Cosy Sheridan (240)
       Live At Cedarhouse: Some Fires (25)
57. Tracy Grammer (235)
       Flower Of Avalon: Laughlin Boy (48)
58. Lucy Kaplansky (230)
       Tide: Tide (16)
59. Bill Staines (228)
       Whistle Of The Jay: River (13)
59. Guy Davis (228)
       Skunkmello: Blackberry Ramble (18)
61. David Grisman (227)
       DGBX: I'm Rollin' On (9)
62. Solas (223)
       Reunion: A Decade Of Solas: Pastures Of Plenty (40)
63. Ellis Paul (221)
       American Jukebox Fables: Jukebox On My Grave (11)
64. Gillian Welch (220)
       Time: Elvis Presley Blues (16)
64. Uncle Earl (220)
       She Waits For Night: Take These Chains (37)
66. David Mallett (218)
       Midnight On The Water: Ballad Of The St. Anne's Reel (20)
67. Richard Thompson (216)
       Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, And Chanteys: Mingulay Boat Song (19)
68. Robin And Linda Williams (215)
       Deeper Waters: Old Plank Road (32)
69. Arlo Guthrie (213)
       Live In Sydney: City Of New Orleans (15)
70. Marley's Ghost (212)
       Spooked: Sail Away Ladies (39)
71. April Verch (210)
       Take Me Back: Tom, Brad And Alice (20)
72. Joel Mabus (209)
       Rhyme Schemes: Druggist (13)
73. Red Molly (208)
       Never Been To Vegas: Long Gone Lonesome Blues (32)
74. Joni Mitchell (207)
       Blue: River (18)
75. Iris DeMent (206)
       Infamous Angel: Let The Mystery Be (23)
76. Austin Lounge Lizards (205)
       Drugs I Needs: Christmas Time For Visa (27)
77. Dave Alvin (204)
       West Of The West: Here In California (17)
77. Kate Rusby (204)
       Girl Who Couldn't Fly: Game Of All Fours (21)
79. The Cottars (203)
       Forerunner: Hold On (26)
79. David Lamotte (203)
       Change: Walking In Your Footsteps (15)
81. Mustard's Retreat (202)
       Wind And The Crickets: Gather The Family (16)
82. Claire Lynch (201)
       New Day: Be Ready To Sail (26)
82. Dougie MacLean (201)
       Inside The Thunder: Song For Johnny (22)
84. Linda Ronstadt And Ann Savoy (200)
       Adieu False Heart: Adieu False Heart (40)
84. Ollabelle (200)
       Riverside Battle Songs: High On A Mountain (30)
86. Dave Van Ronk (197)
       One Meat Ball: One Meat Ball (17)
86. Peter Ostroushko (197)
       Postcards: Baghdad Blues (20)
88. Stan Rogers (194)
       Between The Breaks...Live!: Mary Ellen Carter (19)
89. Dixie Chicks (193)
       Taking The Long Way: Not Ready To Make Nice (47)
90. Paul Mills (192)
       Other Side Of The Glass: Doc's Guitar (25)
91. Rosanne Cash (191)
       Black Cadillac: Black Cadillac (19)
92. Zoe Mulford (189)
       Roadside Saints: Elegy (30)
93. David Massengill (186)
       We Will Be Together: Talking Dave Van Ronk Blues (23)
93. Lucinda Williams (186)
       Transamerica: Like A Rose (17)
95. Neil Young (185)
       Living With War: Flags Of Freedom (12)
96. Annie Gallup (184)
       Half Of My Crime: 14 Days Of Rain (20)
96. The Waybacks (184)
       From The Pasture To The Future: From The Pasture To The Future (25)
98. Lou And Peter Berryman (183)
       Some Days: Christmas Letter (15)
99. Kate Wolf (182)
       Give Yourself To Love: Give Yourself To Love (12)
100. Joan Baez (181)
       Bowery Songs: Jerusalem (7)
101. Antje Duvekot (179)
       Big Dream Boulevard: Dandelion (30)
102. Loudon Wainwright III (178)
       Last Man On Earth: White Winos (12)
103. Dave Potts (177)
       $12.99: $12.99 (24)
104. Ralph Stanley (175)
       Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family: Worried Man Blues (15)
104. Van Morrison (175)
       Pay The Devil: Half As Much (15)
106. Judy Collins (174)
       Very Best Of Jc: Who Knows Where The Time Goes (11)
107. Christine Lavin (171)
       Runaway Christmas Tree / Appleseed: Christmas / Kwanzaa / Solstice / Chanukah / Ramadan / Boxing Day Song (12)
108. Eric Taylor (170)
       Great Divide: Great Divide (27)
108. Pete Morton (170)
       Flying An Unknown Flag: Another Train (22)
110. Adrienne Young (169)
       Art Of Virtue: Art Of Virtue (29)
110. Chris Thile (169)
       How To Grow A Woman From The Ground: Watch 'at Breakdown (19)
110. Eric Bogle (169)
       Scraps Of Paper: And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda (12)
110. John Stewart (169)
       Day The River Sang: Day The River Sang (42)
110. Natalie MacMaster (169)
       Yours Truly: Traditional Medley (17)
115. The Be Good Tanyas (168)
       Hello Love: Little Blues (19)
116. Kelly Joe Phelps (167)
       Tunesmith Retrofit: Crow's Nest (23)
116. Loreena McKennitt (167)
       Ancient Muse: Caravanserai (12)
116. Old Crow Medicine Show (167)
       Big Iron World: Down Home Girl (22)
119. Abigail Washburn (166)
       Song Of The Traveling Daughter: Coffee's Cold (26)
119. Jeffrey Foucault (166)
       Ghost Repeater: Ghost Repeater (34)
121. Darryl Purpose (165)
       Live At Coalesce: Mr. Schwinn (16)
121. Penny Lang (165)
       Stone And Sand And Sea And Sky: Let Me Fly (28)
123. Woody Guthrie (163)
       This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1: This Land Is Your Land (18)
124. Brooks Williams (162)
       Blues And Ballads: Shady Grove (13)
124. Patty Griffin (162)
       1000 Kisses: Making Pies (15)
126. Chieftains (161)
       Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions: Down The Old Plank Road (5)
126. Lunasa (161)
       Se: Cullybacky Hop (27)
126. Townes Van Zandt (161)
       Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt: Pancho And Lefty (15)
126. Vance Gilbert (161)
       Angels Castles Covers: Heaven Help Us All (20)
130. Bill Monroe (160)
       1936-49 V 4: Blue Moon Of Kentucky (5)
130. Dan McKinnon (160)
       Fields Of Dreams And Glory: Wandering Days (34)
130. Jeff Talmadge (160)
       Blissville: 40 Days Of Rain (33)
130. Peter Mulvey (160)
       Knuckleball Suite: You And Me And The 10 Thousand Things (18)
134. Amy Speace (158)
       Songs For Bright Street: Row Row Row (35)
135. Abbie Gardner (157)
       Honey On My Grave: Honey On My Grave (27)
135. Norman And Nancy Blake (157)
       Natasha's Waltz: New Brick Road (22)
137. Steve Goodman (156)
       Live At The Earl Of Old Town: City Of New Orleans (16)
138. Cindy Mangsen (155)
       Cat Tales: Songs Of The Feline Persuasion: Rudy's Big Adventure (26)
138. Karen Savoca (155)
       In The Dirt: In The Dirt (34)
138. Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch And Fats Kaplin (155)
       Lost John Dean: Monkey Jump (23)
138. Shawn Colvin (155)
       Going Driftless: An Artist's Tribute To Greg Brown: Say A Little Prayer (11)
142. Anne Hills (152)
       Beauty Attends: The Heartsongs Of Opal Whiteley: Blue Hills (13)
142. Dolly Parton (152)
       Little Sparrow: Little Sparrow (13)
142. Harvey Reid (152)
       Chestnuts: Minstrel Boy (6)
142. Jackson Browne (152)
       Solo Acoustic 1: Lives In The Balance (18)
142. Robert Earl Keen (152)
       Live At The Ryman: Merry Christmas From The Family (17)
142. Taj Mahal (152)
       Essential Taj Mahal: Fishin' Blues (15)
148. The Del McCoury Band (151)
       Sail Away: The Songs Of Randy Newman: Birmingham (13)
149. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder (150)
       Instrumentals: Going To Richmond (18)
150. J. P. Jones (147)
       Magical Thinking: Man Stands Up (25)
150. Joe Jencks (147)
       Rise As One: Rise As One (17)
150. Susan Werner (147)
       Download Single: My Strange Nation (11)
153. Ramblin' Jack Elliott (145)
       I Stand Alone: Engine 143 (13)
154. Mary Chapin Carpenter (144)
       Between Here And Gone: What Would You Say To Me (7)
155. Jen Cass (143)
       Accidental Pilgrimage: Dear Mr. President (45)
156. Freebo (142)
       Before The Separation: It Goes By Fast (40)
157. Carrie Newcomer (141)
       Regulars And Refugees: Angels Unaware (11)
157. Laura Cortese (141)
       Even The Lost Creek: Blackbirds And Thrushes (28)
159. Erik Balkey (139)
       Hudson Harding Sampler, Vol. 1: Happy Holidays: Peace Come Christmas Day (15)
159. Hem (139)
       Funnel Cloud: Reservoir (16)
159. Si Kahn (139)
       We're Still Here: When The War Is Done (15)
162. Eddie From Ohio (138)
       This Is Me: And The Rain Crashed Down (9)
162. Little Willies (138)
       Little Willies: Roly Poly (23)
164. Mark Knopfler And Emmylou Harris (137)
       All The Roadrunning: This Is Us (26)
165. Curtis And Loretta (136)
       Just My Heart For You: Harps In Heaven (17)
165. Harry Manx (136)
       Mantras For Madmen: Your Sweet Name (13)
165. Mary Gauthier (136)
       Mercy Now: Mercy Now (30)
165. Riley Baugus (136)
       Long Steel Rail: I'm Troubled (20)
165. The Weepies (136)
       Say I Am You: World Spins Madly On (25)
170. Herdman, Hills And Mangsen (135)
       At The Turning Of The Year: Druggist (10)
170. John Hartford (135)
       Country Legends: Gentle On My Mind (7)
170. Peggy Seeger (135)
       Love Call Me Home: Sing About These Hard Times (14)
173. Claudia Schmidt (132)
       Spinning: O Waly Waly (8)
173. Paul Kamm And Eleanore MacDonald (132)
       Like Water: Like Water (15)
173. Sloan Wainwright (132)
       Life Grows Back: Tired Of Wasting Time (18)
176. Phil Ochs (131)
       In Concert: When I'm Gone (14)
177. Wishing Chair (130)
       Underdog: Bully Circus (18)
178. Pierce Pettis (129)
       Great Big World: Alabama 1959 (8)
178. Willie Nelson (129)
       Songs Of Cindy Walker: You Don't Know Me (12)
180. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs (128)
       Foggy Mountain Jamboree: Earl's Breakdown (9)
181. Alecia Nugent (127)
       A Little Girl. . . A Big 4-Lane: Muddy River (24)
181. Leo Kottke (127)
       Ice Water: Pamela Brown (9)
181. Wilders (127)
       Throw Down: Honky Tonk Habit (11)
184. Crooked Jades (126)
       World's On Fire: Goodbye Trouble The Soul Of Man (13)
184. Joyce Andersen (126)
       Love And Thirst: Riding On A Train (35)
186. Mountain Heart (125)
       Wide Open: I'm Just Here To Ride The Train (15)
186. Odetta (125)
       Gonna Let It Shine: Down By The Riverside (13)
188. Bill Morrissey (124)
       Essential Collection: 50 (14)
188. Carter Family (124)
       My Clinch Mountain Home: My Clinch Mountain Home (6)
188. Finest Kind (124)
       Feasts And Spirits: Homeless Wassail (13)
188. Garnet Rogers (124)
       Shining Thing: Here Tonight (10)
188. Truckstop Honeymoon (124)
       Delivery Boy: Johnny And June (19)
193. Patty Larkin (123)
       Red=Luck: Birmingham (8)
193. Peter, Paul And Mary (123)
       Holiday Celebration: Light One Candle (8)
193. Steve Earle (123)
       Revolution Starts Now: Rich Man's War (13)
196. Indigo Girls (121)
       Despite Our Differences: I Believe In Love (13)
197. Mission Street Project (120)
       Liberty Tree: Deja Vu (14)
198. Bryan Sutton (118)
       Not Too Far From The Tree: Bonaparte's Retreat (13)
198. Cherish The Ladies (118)
       Woman Of The House: Fair And Tender Ladies (12)
198. Fairport Convention (118)
       Liege And Lief: Deserter (6)
201. Chuck Pyle (117)
       True Unity: Mystery To Me (10)
201. Grascals (117)
       Long List Of Hearaches: Home (17)
201. Tom Waits (117)
       Orphans: Long Way Home (6)
204. Cormac McCarthy (116)
       Curious Thing: Fishing (15)
204. David Roth (116)
       Rising In Love: May The Light Of Love (8)
204. Jason Wilber (116)
       Lazy Afternoon: Lazy Afternoon (18)
204. Lauren Sheehan (116)
       2 Wings: 2 Wings (15)
204. The Weavers (116)
       Weavers At Carnegie Hall: Rock Island Line (7)
209. Donal Hinely (115)
       Giants: Giants (38)
209. Janet Bates (115)
       Another Child: Prisoner Of New Orleans (25)
209. Jim Henry (115)
       One-Horse Town: Deep River Blues (26)
212. Dick Gaughan (114)
       Handful Of Earth: Song For Ireland (12)
212. Nickel Creek (114)
       Why Should The Fire Die: Tomorrow Is A Long Time (22)
212. Rodney Crowell (114)
       Outsider: Shelter From The Storm (13)
215. Beppe Gambetta (113)
       Slade Stomp: Slade Stomp (14)
215. Sam Pacetti And Gabriel Valla (113)
       Union: Dark Horses (18)
215. Terri Hendrix (113)
       Art Of Removing Wallpaper: Monopoly (14)
218. Bruce Molsky (112)
       Soon Be Time: Lazy John/The Bucking Mule (10)
218. Deborah Holland (112)
       Bad Girl Once: Bad Girl Once (19)
218. Eva Cassidy (112)
       Songbird: Fields Of Gold (17)
218. Fred Eaglesmith (112)
       Drive In Movie: I Like Trains (8)
218. Jamie Byrd (112)
       Garden Of Days: Gonna Build Me A Barn (28)
218. Michael Cleveland (112)
       Let 'er Go, Boys: Hello City Limits (14)
224. Albert And Gage (111)
       Cry Love: In The Mornin (22)
224. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver (111)
       My Heart: Still Got A Crush On You (10)
224. John Hiatt (111)
       Crossing Muddy Waters: Crossing Muddy Waters (14)
224. Utah Phillips (111)
       I've Got To Know: I've Got To Know (8)
228. Brad Colerick (110)
       Cottonwood: Cottonwood (19)
228. Chris Rosser (110)
       Hidden Everywhere: Natural Wonder (12)
228. Debra Cowan (110)
       Dad's Dinner Pail: Walloping Window Blind (21)
228. Rod MacDonald (110)
       Tale Of 2 Americas: Smoke (12)
232. Cary Cooper (109)
       Yellow: Yellow (20)
232. Gordon Lightfoot (109)
       Songbook: Alberta Bound (7)
232. Kim And Reggie Harris (109)
       Guide My Feet: When All The Names Are One (7)
235. David Rovics (107)
       Halliburton Boardroom Massacre: New Orleans (8)
236. Danny Schmidt (106)
       Parables And Primes: Dark-Eyed Prince (17)
237. Battlefield Band (105)
       Road Of Tears: Road Of Tears (14)
237. Hank Williams (105)
       Alone And Forsaken: Lost Highway (7)
237. Mary McCaslin (105)
       Old Friends: Blackbird (7)
237. Mindy Smith (105)
       Long Island Shores: Tennessee (13)
241. The Bills (104)
       Let Em Run: Let Em Run (23)
241. Bonnie Koloc (104)
       Here To Sing: Little Red Rooster (13)
241. Gordon Bok (104)
       Apples In The Basket: Apples In The Basket (11)
241. Mary Black (104)
       Collected: Song For Ireland (15)
241. Rosalie Sorrels (104)
       Long Memory: I Am A Union Woman (6)
241. Roy Zimmerman (104)
       Faulty Intelligence: Glory Bound Train (13)
247. Enoch Kent (103)
       I'm A Rover: I Didn't Raise My Son To Be A Soldier (10)
247. James McMurtry (103)
       Childish Things: We Can't Make It Here (13)
249. Shawn Mullins (102)
       9th Ward Pickin' Parlor: Blue As You (14)
250. Bob Wills (100)
       Legends Of Country Music: Bring It On Down To My House, Honey (5)
250. Eric Andersen (100)
       Waves: Thirsty Boots (14)
250. Ernie Hawkins (100)
       Rags And Bones: Avalon Blues (20)
250. Kris Kristofferson (100)
       This Old Road: In The News (14)
250. Tanglefoot (100)
       Dance Like Flames: Dance Like Flames (15)

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