TOP ARTISTS OF 2008
(and the most popular track for each)

Compiled by Richard Gillmann from FOLKDJ-L radio playlists
Based on 166787 airplays from 200 different DJs

1. Eliza Gilkyson
       Beautiful World: Wildewood Spring
2. Pete Seeger
       At 89: Waist Deep In The Big Muddy
3. Bob Dylan
       Times They Are A-Changin: Times They Are A-Changin
4. Joel Mabus
       Retold: Naked Truth
5. Tim O'Brien
       Chameleon: Where's Love Come From
6. Tom Paxton
       Comedians And Angels: How Beautiful Upon The Mountain
7. Emmylou Harris
       All I Intended To Be: How She Could Sing The Wildwood Flower
8. Joan Baez
       Day After Tomorrow: God Is God
9. Joe Crookston
       Able Baker Charlie And Dog: Logical Song
10. Robin And Linda Williams
       Buena Vista: When A Thread Gets Caught
11. John McCutcheon
       This Fire: Hope Dies Last
12. Red Molly
       Love And Other Tragedies: Summertime
13. Crooked Still
       Still Crooked: Tell Her To Come Back Home
14. Chuck Brodsky
       2 Sets: He Came To Our Town
15. Greg Brown
       One Night: Canned Goods
15. Utah Phillips
       Good Though!: Daddy, What's A Train?
17. Carrie Newcomer
       Geography Of Light: There Is A Tree
17. The Duhks
       Fast Paced World: Mighty Storm
19. Pat Wictor
       Sunset Waltz: Well, Well, Well
20. Darrell Scott
       Modern Hymns: American Tune
20. Kathy Mattea
       Coal: Green Rolling Hills
22. John Gorka
       Writing In The Margins: When You Sing
23. Tim Grimm
       Holding Up The World: Or Bust
24. Danny Schmidt
       Little Grey Sheep: Company Of Friends
25. The Kennedys
       Better Dreams: Give Me Back My Country
26. Dar Williams
       Promised Land: Holly Tree
26. Jackson Browne
       Solo Acoustic 1: In The Shape Of A Heart
28. Brooks Williams
       Time I Spend: 61 Highway
29. Kate Campbell
       Save The Day: Save The Day
30. Dave Carter And Tracy Grammer
       Drum Hat Buddha: Gentle Arms Of Eden
31. The Gordons
       Our Time: I Can't Settle Down
32. Odetta
       Best Of Woodsongs: Midnight Special
33. Laurie Lewis
       Live: Going To The West
34. Nanci Griffith
       Folkscene Coll. 2: Love At The 5 And Dime
35. Terence Martin
       Even Trade: Looking South
36. Ray Bonneville
       Goin' By Feel: I Am The Big Easy
37. Richard Shindell
       South Of Delia: Acadian Driftwood
38. Tom Russell
       Wounded Heart Of America: Who's Gonna Build Your Wall
39. Bill Staines
       Old Dogs: Old Dogs
39. Jack Williams
       Don't Let Go! / Wind River Records: Tomorrow Is Such A Long Time
41. Johnny Cash
       Wounded Heart Of America: Veteran's Day
42. Greg Greenway
       Standing On The Side Of Love: Standing On The Side Of Love
42. The Refugees
       Unbound: Unbound
44. John Prine
       John Prine: Paradise
45. Erica Wheeler
       Good Summer Rain: Good Summer Rain
46. David Wilcox
       Airstream: Right On Time
47. Dana And Susan Robinson
       Round My Door: Pastures Of Plenty
48. Tracy Grammer
       Book Of Sparrows: Waking Hour
49. Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet
       Abigail Washburn And The Sparrow Quartet: Banjo Pickin' Girl
50. Cheryl Wheeler
       Driving Home: When Fall Comes To New England
51. Caroline Herring
       Lantana: Midnight On The Water
52. Kate Rusby
       Awkward Annie: Awkward Annie
53. Susan Werner
       Gospel Truth Sleeve Dog Records Www. Susanwerner. Com: Did Trouble Me
54. David Francey
       Waking Hour: Waking Hour
54. Wailin' Jennys
       Firecracker: Glory Bound
56. Arlo Guthrie
       In Times Like These: In Times Like These
57. Meg Hutchinson
       Come Up Full: Home
58. Archie Fisher
       Windward Away: Final Trawl
59. Lucy Kaplansky
       Our Side Of Town: Over The Hills
60. Peggy Seeger
       Obama Is The One For Me: Obama Is The One For Me
61. Solas
       For Love And Laughter: Merry Go Round
61. Uncle Earl
       Waterloo, Tennessee: Last Goodbye
63. Jonathan Byrd
       Law And The Lonesome: May The River Run Dry
64. Catie Curtis
       Sweet Life: Sweet Life
64. Rhonda Vincent
       Good Thing Going: Bluegrass Saturday Night
66. Patty Larkin
       Watch The Sky: Hallelujah
67. Mark Erelli
       Delivered: Hope Dies Last
68. The Infamous Stringdusters
       Infamous Stringdusters: Won't Be Coming Back
69. Randall Williams
       Praying For Land: Praying For Land
70. Cosy Sheridan
       Eros: Story Of Longing
70. Rosalie Sorrels
       Strangers In Another Country: Starlight On The Rails
72. Joni Mitchell
       Shine: Big Yellow Taxi
73. Doc Watson
       Elementary Doctor Watson!: Summertime
74. Guy Clark
       Workbench Songs: Tornado Time In Texas
75. Martin Simpson
       Prodigal Son: Louisiana 1927
76. Angel Band
       With Roots And Wings: I'll Sing This Song For You
76. Joel Rafael
       13 Stories High: This Is My Country
78. Alison Krauss
       Hundred Miles Or More: Sawing On The Strings
78. John Stewart
       California Bloodlines: California Bloodlines
78. Krista Detor
       Cover Their Eyes: Robert Johnson Has Left Mississippi
78. Stan Rogers
       Home In Halifax: Mary Ellen Carter
82. Mary Chapin Carpenter
       Come Darkness, Come Light: Hot Buttered Rum
82. Si Kahn
       Thanksgiving: To Hear Doc Watson Play
84. Eilen Jewell
       Letters From Sinners And Strangers: Rich Man's World
84. Garnet Rogers
       Get A Witness - Live~Snow: Junior
86. Fred Eaglesmith
       Tinderbox: Shoulder To The Plow
87. David Grisman
       Shady Grove: Shady Grove
87. Loreena McKennitt
       Midwinter Night's Dream / Quinlan Road Music / X: Snow
87. Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
       Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass Tribute To 1946 And 1947: Goin' Back To Old Kentucky
90. Roy Zimmerman
       Thanks For The Support: Thanks For The Support
90. Steve Earle
       Washington Square Serenade: Tennessee Blues
92. Kym Tuvim
       Nothing Sweet Nothing: In My Head
92. Mustard's Retreat
       With Relish: Going Back Ain't Like It Used To Be
94. Bruce Springsteen
       We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions: We Shall Overcome
95. Lucinda Williams
       Little Honey: Real Love
95. Tony Trischka
       Territory: Fox Chase
97. Chris Smither
       Leave The Light On: Origin Of Species
97. Ellis Paul
       Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway: God's Promise
99. Anne Feeney
       Dump The Bosses Off Your Back: How Much For The Life Of A Miner
100. Andrew McKnight
       Something Worth Standing For: Safe Home
101. Christine Lavin
       Happydance Of The Xenophobe: Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans
101. Rani Arbo And Daisy Mayhem
       Big Old Life: Joy Comes Back
103. Kris Delmhorst
       Shotgun Singer: Birds Of Belfast
104. Willie Nelson
       Moment Of Forever: Gravedigger
105. Abbie Gardner And Anthony Da Costa
       Bad Nights / Better Days: Red Barn
105. Donal Hinely
       Blue State Boy: Blue State Boy
107. Richie Havens
       Nobody Left To Crown: Key
108. The Steeldrivers
       Steeldrivers: Drinkin' Dark Whiskey
108. Steve Goodman
       Live At The Earl Of Old Town: City Of New Orleans
110. David Roth
       Practice Makes Progress: No Apologies
110. Eva Cassidy
       Somewhere: Bold Young Farmer
110. Gordon Lightfoot
       Gord's Gold: Early Morning Rain
113. Gillian Welch
       Time: Elvis Presley Blues
114. Kasey Chambers And Shane Nicholson
       Rattlin' Bones: Rattlin' Bones
115. Still On The Hill
       Ozark: 7 Pies
116. Emily Kurn
       I'm Just Like You: No Need To Hurry Up
116. Ralph Stanley
       Classic Bluegrass: John Henry
118. Heidi Talbot
       In Love And Light: Music Tree
118. Hungrytown
       Hungrytown: One Morning In May
118. Vance Gilbert
       Up On Rockfield: Goodbye Pluto
121. Slaid Cleaves
       Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway: Pretty Boy Floyd
122. David Bromberg
       Try Me One More Time: Try Me One More Time
122. Karan Casey
       Ships In The Forest: Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
122. Kingston Trio
       Kingston Trio: Tom Dooley
125. The Waybacks
       Loaded: City Boy
126. Ben Bedford
       Lincoln's Man: Lincoln's Man
127. The Gibson Brothers
       Iron And Diamonds: Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
127. The Waifs
       Sundirtwater: Sundirtwater
127. Woody Guthrie
       This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1: This Land Is Your Land
130. Blue Highway
       Through The Window Of A: Through The Window Of A Train
130. Cherryholmes
       Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe: Don't Believe
130. The Dixie Bee-Liners
       Ripe: Down On The Crooked Road
133. Harvey Reid
       Chestnuts: My Grandfather's Clock
134. Dan McKinnon
       Just Another Day: Just Another Day
134. James Keelaghan
       Recent Future: Cold Missouri Waters
134. Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
       Raising Sand: Killing The Blues
134. We're About 9
       Paperdust :: Stardust: Nobody Flying
138. Dailey And Vincent
       Dailey And Vincent: By The Mark
139. Eric Bibb
       Get Onboard: New Beale Street Blues
139. Seldom Scene
       Scenechronized: Hometown Blues
139. Tony Rice
       Night Flyer: Urge For Going
142. Richard Thompson
       Rumor And Sigh: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
143. Lee Murdock
       Wordless: Ashokan Farewell
143. Peter Mulvey
       Notes From Elsewhere: Shirt
143. The Wilders
       Someone's Got To Pay: Hey Little Darlin
146. Sloan Wainwright
       Rediscovery: Time Of No Reply
147. Bob Gibson
       Living Legend Years: That's The Way It's Gonna Be
147. Jimmy Lafave
       Cimarron Manifesto: This Land
149. Mary Gauthier
       Between Daylight And Dark: Can't Find The Way
150. Battlefield Band
       Dookin: Dookin' For Beetroot / The Head Roaster
150. Chuck McCabe
       Creatures Of Habit: Contractor
150. Janis Ian
       Folk Is The New Black: Folk Is The New Black
150. Kate Wolf
       Weaver Of Visions: Across The Great Divide
154. Dan Tyminski
       Wheels: Wheels
155. Levon Helm
       Dirt Farmer: Poor Old Dirt Farmer
155. Neil Young
       Harvest Moon: Harvest Moon
157. Bill Morrissey
       Night Train: Birches
157. Chieftains
       Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions: Dark As A Dungeon
157. Eric Taylor
       Hollywood Pocketknife: Hollywood Pocketknife
157. Joe Jencks
       Candle And The Flame: Gasoline
157. Phil Ochs
       Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways: Changes
162. Cris Williamson
       Fringe: Alazan
162. Dick Gaughan
       Gaughan Live At The Trades' Club: No Gods
162. John Hiatt
       Same Old Man: Old Days
165. Bill Monroe
       Essential Bill Monroe: Blue Moon Of Kentucky
165. James Taylor
       Best Of The Johnny Cash Tv Show: Fire And Rain
165. Loudon Wainwright III
       Recovery: School Days
168. Jeni And Billy
       Jewell Ridge Coal: Chicken Ridge
168. Robby Hecht
       Late Last Night: Freight Train Lady
170. Andrew Calhoun And Campground
       Bound To Go: Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel
171. Judy Collins
       Forever An Anthology: Who Knows Where The Time Goes
172. Iris DeMent
       Infamous Angel: Our Town
172. Kitty Donohoe
       Northern Border: There Are No Words
172. Terri Hendrix
       Spiritual Kind: Spiritual Kind
175. Annabelle Chvostek
       Resilience: Wait For It
175. Old Crow Medicine Show
       O. C. M. S: Wagon Wheel
177. Rodney Crowell
       Sex And Gasoline: Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design
178. John Hartford
       Live From Mountain Stage: Gentle On My Mind
178. Lissa Schneckenburger
       Song: Fair Maid By The Sea Shore
178. Michael Jerome Browne
       Double: Sugar Baby
178. Ry Cooder
       I, Flathead: Johnny Cash
182. Claire Lynch
       Crowd Favorites: If Wishes Were Horses
182. Patty Griffin
       Children Running Through: Trapeze
184. Spook Handy
       Breakfast At Bills: Vote
185. Jonatha Brooke
       Works: My Sweet And Bitter Bowl
185. Lunasa
       Story So Far: Morning Nightcap
185. Lyle Lovett
       It's Not Big It's Large: Up In Indiana
185. Lynne Hanson
       11 Months: Dance In The Evermore
189. Johnsmith
       Kickin' This Stone: Kickin' This Stone
190. Anne Hills
       Make Levees: My America
190. Caren Armstrong
       Everything: Ride
190. Tom Rush
       Circle Game: Urge For Going
193. Emma's Revolution
       Farewell Thief V4: Vote
193. Merle Haggard
       Bluegrass Sessions: Blues Stay Away From Me
193. Noel Paul Stookey
       Facets: Facets Of The Jewel
196. Le Vent Du Nord
       Dans Les Airs: Rosette
197. Carter Family
       Anchored In Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings 1927-1928: Keep On The Sunny Side
197. Taj Mahal
       Best Of Taj Mahal: Fishin' Blues
199. Chris Stuart
       Crooked Man: Crooked Man
199. Denice Franke
       Gulf Coast Blue: Weather Is Fine
199. Jorma Kaukonen
       Stars In My Crown: Fur Peace Rag
199. Pierce Pettis
       While The Serpent Lies Sleeping: Legacy
203. Cindy Kallet And Grey Larsen
       Cross The Water: If You Say Yes
203. Del McCoury Band
       Moneyland: Moneyland
203. Magpie
       Last Month Of The Year: Solstice Carol
203. Rachel Harrington
       City Of Refuge: Old Time Religion / Working On A Building
207. Austin Lounge Lizards
       Drugs I Need: Drugs I Need
207. David Mallett
       Midnight On The Water: Greenin' Up
207. Guy Davis
       Our Side Of Town: It Takes Love To Make A Home
210. Lowen And Navarro
       Learning To Fall: Learning To Fall
210. Maria Dunn
       Peddler: Katie Comes A-Callin
210. Townes Van Zandt
       Rear View Mirror: Pancho And Lefty
213. Norman And Nancy Blake
       Original Underground Music From The Mysterious South: New Brick Road
214. Northern Lights
       One Day: Working On A Building
215. The Grascals
       Keep On Walkin: Feeling Blue
216. Capercaillie
       Roses And Tears: Don't You Go
216. Hank Williams
       40 Greatest Hits: Jambalaya
216. Martin Hayes And Dennis Cahill
       Welcome Here Again: Clare Reel
219. Diana Jones
       My Remembrance Of You: Pretty Girl
219. Tom Kimmel
       Never Saw Blue: Shallow Water
221. Carolina Chocolate Drops
       Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind: Starry Crown
221. Doyle Lawson And Quicksilver
       More Behind The Picture: Sadie's Got Her New Dress On
221. Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch And Fats Kaplin
       Kane Welch Kaplin: Highland Mary
221. Old Blind Dogs
       4 On The Floor: Bedlam Boys
221. Peter, Paul And Mary
       Lifelines: Great Mandala
226. Erik Balkey
       Make Levees: Born In The Usa
226. Shawn Colvin
       Steady On: Shotgun Down The Avalanche
228. Karen Mal
       Space Between: Space Between
229. Chatham County Line
       Iv: Carolinian
229. Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper
       Leavin' Town: Sold Down The River
231. Eve Goldberg
       Kinder Season: Let Me Rise
231. Laura Love
       Negrass: Saskatchewan
231. Leela And Ellie Grace
       Where The Waters Run: Until A Drop Becomes A Flood
234. April Verch
       Steal The Blue: Slip Away
234. Justin Townes Earle
       Good Life: Hard Livin
234. Leonard Cohen
       Essential Leonard Cohen: Democracy
234. Sally Barris
       Restless Soul: Restless Soul
234. Sam Bush
       Laps In 7: Dolphin Dance
234. The Stairwell Sisters
       Get Off Your Money: Silly Liza Jane
234. Steve Dawson
       Waiting For The Lights To Come Up: Dry As Our Luck
234. Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen
       Being There: Hurricane
234. Tom Waits
       Mule Variations: Hold On
234. Van Morrison
       Keep It Simple/Exile: School Of Hard Knocks
244. Anthony Da Costa
       Typical American Tragedy: Ain't Much Of A Soldier
244. Bruce Cockburn
       Speechless The Instrumental: Sunrise On The Mississippi
244. Dolly Parton
       Little Sparrow: 7 Bridges Road
247. Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
       16 Biggest Hits: Earl's Breakdown
247. Railroad Earth
       Amen Corner: Down This Road
249. Fairport Convention
       From The Coffeehouse: Who Knows Where The Time Goes
249. Kim And Reggie Harris
       Get On Board: Get On Board
249. Mae Robertson
       Meet The Sun Halfway: Meet The Sun Halfway

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