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June 20, 2009: The Week's
Peek on Folk Dj
FOLKDJ-L is an electronic global
discussion group for DJs and other people interested in all folk-based
music (bluegrass, old-time, traditional balladry, traditional
international music, singer-songwriters, etc.) on the radio. With over
nine hundred subscribers from all corners of the earth. Based on
playlists posted to folkdj-l, Richard Gillmann of KBCS
compiles monthly top-70 album airplay lists. These reports are
available by clicking "Annual Airplay Summaries" link.
The group was established primarily for DJs, but others are welcome as
well. Current subscribers include: * hosts of folk music radio
performing artists, * record
company personnel, * reviewers, *
agents and publicists * listeners
So my setlist today is a combination of what other people heard on
their folk djs playlists this
week. I realized quickly that explaining the host name and
station was taking up time I'd planned on for more songs, so I began
airing only one pick.
Earlier this morning, Ray Baumler
hosted a show called "A VARIETY OF FOLK"
from 8:00AM - 10:00AM on WRUR/WXXI from
Here are two selections from his show this morning, which featured
Fathers, as its Fathers Day tomorrow, happy fathers day to my dad and
my husband John.
1. Johnsmith - Father's Day - Gravity of Grace
Blue Pine Music
2. Lucy Kaplansky - Today's the Day - Over the
Hills - Red House
On this cut, engineers recorded and blended musicians from the Matadi
Congo, Kathmandu Nepal, Tel Aviv Israel, India, Paris, LA, Harare
Zimbabwe, Barcelona Spain, Kinshasa Congo, Varadayapalem India, Chennai
India, Livorno Italy, Umlazi S. Africa, Mamelodi S. Africa,
Steve Clark hosts
ACOUSTIC PLANET featuring folk, roots and acoustic music in their many
forms from both established and emerging artists. The program can be
heard each Thursday from 8 to 10 pm (eastern), locally at 101.5 FM in
Erin Ontario, Canada, and in the rest of the cosmos via the internet at
. Rebroadcast Mondays at 11 pm (for
Last Sunday, June 14th, from 7 - 10,
Susan Forbes Hansen hosted THE SUNDAY NIGHT FOLK FESTIVAL at
WHUS 91.7fm, Student Union
4. Roy Zimmerman: Hello NSA (Faulty Intelligence), Metaphor -
University of Connecticut, Storrs CT . It streams
at whus.org. Playlists and articles at
"During her show she said " The other night I watched "Enemy of
The State," a 1998 film which
predicted warrantless surveillance of civilians -- quite
5. Chuck Brodsky: Dangerous Times (Color Came One Day), Waterbug
Yesterday, June 19, 09, Jeremy Butler
hosted "ALL THINGS ACOUSTIC" - a weekly program of folk,
singer-songwriter, and world music broadcast at 100,000 watts on
Alabama Public Radio (WUAL/WQPR/WAPR -- covering Birmingham,
Huntsville, Montgomery, Muscle Shoals, Selma, Tuscaloosa). The
host is Jeremy Butler. Alabama Public Radio:
http://www.AllThingsAcoustic.org / Box
6. Simon and Garfunkel - So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright - Live 1969 -
7. Greg Brown - Lull It By - Dream City - Red House
Jeremey runs THE INTERNET
FOLK RADIO LIST
http://www.allthingsacoustic.org/tifrl/ a free
database of folk,
singer-songwriter, and acoustic radio programs.
The List is available, for free, from:
http://www.allthingsacoustic.org/tifrl/ The List contains
over 500 programs and may be browsed/searched online
or downloaded for your databasin' pleasure. ~Jeremy Butler
SONNY OCHS hosts MOSTLY FOLK on
WRPI from 6-8 pm on the first Sunday of each month at
www.wrpi.org. Also check her site
http://www.sonnyochs.com/events.html for An acoustic Folk Music Series
in Schoharie County, NY · For example, up next....June 28
Sunday David Roth
From her show June 8th....
[Her brother Phil was chosen to receive
The Elaine Weissman Lifetime Achievement Award in the Legacy Artist
category given by the International Folk
Alliance of Music and Dance. The award was presented at the
annual conference in Memphis on Wednesday, February 18, 2009.]
8. Mike Agranoff - (McNaughton) Hamlet - The Modern Folk Musician
9. Buskin & Batteau - You're Right- Red Shoes & Golden
Hearts - NouveauRetroMedia
Judith Gennett, airs her show from Portland State University 3PM on
Judith posted a little story on her setlist this week, which I want to
share. She is not a student at a student run radiio station, like many
of those who post on the folk:
Soon I am done with my show. I gather up
my music and liter bottle of
Diet Mountain Dew. But I am not alone in the lobby. The "new"
Production Director, a dark skinned man from somewhere in California,
is working away at Facebook on his laptop. I say "new' because we have
so much student turnover. Anyone who hasn't been here a year is "new."
Victrola and I, in contrast, are very very old.
"How are things going?" he asks.
"Judith's been here a long time too!!" (another dj) Victrola interjects.
"I know," replies the new Production Director. "Judith, you have a
wonderful voice. One of the best radio voices at KPSU."
I am dumbfounded. Whiny. I have a whiny voice and don't sound at
like a guy like women do in Philadelphia. "Yeah...all those 'ums'"
"You don't realize this, but I listen to every show on KPSU. Yours come
on and I sigh and smile and close my eyes. It's...um..."earthly"...."
"Yeah, well, I have a couple degrees in geology," I counter. "
"Earthly...it could be from the mountains...from the sea...."
"Huh!" I remember the man who called my Texas station, KEOS, and
me in 4,000 worlds how much he liked my mellow voice. That's two fans!!!
"You two...as far as I'm concerned you can have...you can do anything
you want at this radio station. Let me tell you this, I respect my
mother and my grandmother and my great grandmother...."
"Ha ha!" laughs DJ Victrola from the booth. "He respects old women!!"
The Californian just smiled. "I respect you for the experience you
10. COSY SHERIDAN--The Land of 10,000 Mothers--Live at
David John hosts CHICKENSKIN MUSIC which
thursdays 8pm to 10 pm on ktru houston, Texas
and RANDOM ROUTES Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 on KEOS College
Station in Bryan, Texas
<http://www.keos,org/>www. On 16 13 09 on random
routes he played:
11. Nanci Griffith/ the loving kind/ The Loving Kind/ rounder
12. Albert & Gage/ say yes to love/ Dakota Lullaby/ moonhousr
Stephen Harris hosts The GRASS
ROOTS REVIVAL Wednesday nights from 8-10 pm on KRCC
(www.krcc.org) in Colorado Springs. Setlists are archived in a
searchable database athttp://www.krcc.org/playlist/index.php. The
following are from his
Grass Roots Revival Playlist for
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
13. Cheryl Wheeler - Praise the Lord and Life Is Grand - Pointing at
Sun - / Dias
14. Putnam Smith / I think it's almost summertime / Goldrush / Itchy
Val Cormier hosts FOLK OASIS on
CITR in Vancouver, BC on Wednesdays, 8 - 10
pm Pacific. June 17, he played:
15. Ronny Cox – Happy Father’s Day - Songs...With Repercussions
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love
their mother." --Theodore Hesburgh
ITS ALL FOLK airs Sundays, 2-4pm
Alaska Time on KEUL FM 88.9 GLACIER CITY RADIO
It is hosted by Karen Rakos – www.glaciercity.us On June 14, 2009
she aired the following:
16. Antje Duvekot / Merry-Go-Round / The Near Demise of the Highwire
/ Black Wolf
Arthur and Andrea Berman, co-host
PACIFIC PICKIN' every Tuesday from 6:-8:00AM, from North
Vancouver, Canada on CITR 101.9FM.
They have podcasts avialable and they stream. Here from their playlist
- June 16, 2009
17. Tim Grimm - Or Bust - Songs from Sing Out! v.52#4 - Sing Out!
WAXIES DARGLE is heard on Sunday afternoons from 5 to 6pm (Central)
on CJUM from The University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba,
The Host/producer: Lyle Skinner aired the following on his
June 14th show:
18. The Wailin' Jennys -- Beautiful Dawn - 40 DAYS - Jericho Beach
Tom Bingham's show is
GENERAL ECLECTIC and it streams from SUNY fredonia. It airs
Friday mornings from 10 till noon. Link is at
http://blog.myspace.com/mason2042 - "General Eclectic" playlist archive
19. Carol Williams - Things We Said Today - We Can Work It Out:
Commentaries on the Beatles
[I have been posting 140-character
mini-reviews as tweets on Twitter for a while now, along with a few
more personal observations (don't we all?).
anyone should be interested, my Twitter handle is @mason2042]
Sunday Breakfast with John
Platt WFUV, New York 8-11 am 90.7 FM and
anytime at www.wfuv.org
From July 14, 2009:
20. Indigo Girls
- Digging for Your Dream - Poseidon and The Bitter Bug -
KBCS Bellevue, Washington airs
Jean Geiger hosts FOLKSOUNDS on KBCS from Bellevue, Washington on
Tuesday evenings from 7 - 9 pm. On June 16, 2009 she played this cut:
21. David Francey - Long Way Home - Torn Screen Door - Laker Music
John Sincock hosts LUNCH WITH
FOLKS on KBCS from Bellevue -
Seattle www.kbcs.fm - It streams. THis song was aired
22. James Keelaghan - Fires Of Calais - Then Again-
(Arthur Elliott airs at
99.7FM Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Sidestream is
currently two hours, 7-9pm every Wednesday.
Queensland, Australia 4504.
22. Jim Photoglo - Kudzu - Is It Me? - Grifftone
Sonja Hedlund hosts Ballads and Banjoes
Satruday morninbgs on WJFF 6 - 8 am
She has many "favorites" but ter favorite all time singer -
23. John McCutcheon - Simple Man - This Fire -
From the Joshua Tree Inn - the best in
contemporary folk, country & bluegrass music ... & all those
regions in between.
24. Cary Cooper - Have Faith in Me - Dirty Little Secret - Ethereal Girl
Now in its 24th year ... hosted by Kevin Elliott for the past 14 years
... every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM central time.
Online at www.weft.org WEFT,
Community Radio in Central Illinois 90.1 FM
From June 16, 2009
Fox's is a mixture of folk, blues, country, some rock and even
some jazz, grouped around themes, current topics in the news,
events and birthdays. This is the 1686th
show. (WRFG streams at
_http://www.wrfg.org_ (http://www.wrfg.org) _)
Fox's MInstrel Show on WRFG is hosted by Harlon Joye in Atlanta Georgia
25. I Love My Flag \ U UTAH PHILLIPS \ I've Got to Know \ AK Press
Y'All: Here's Hootenanny Power, in its 28th year on Baton
Rouge's NPR affiliate WRKF, 89.3 fm, for Saturday, June 6, 2009:
26. Abi Tapia - Beware - The Beauty In The Rain- MoonHouse
Early Morning Gumbo is heard each
Tuesday morning on community radio
KBOO 90.7fm Portland OR, 92.7fm White Salmon WA, and 100.7fm Corvallis
Also streaming on the web www.kboo.fm (Pacific time 5:30 to 7:00am).
It features a variety of folk and acoustic music, much of which is
connected to the American south (acoustic blues, Texas folk, Cajun, old
time, bluegrass, etc.)
Host: Diane Karl Playlist for Tuesday, June 15,
27. TOWNES VAN ZANDT - For the Sake of the Song - A Far Cry From Dead -
SIMPATICO - airs on WSPN 91.1
from Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY
Sunday mornings 9AM to Noon - Chris McGill -
dj Sunday, June 7, 2009
28. Red Grammer - Till Then - Soul Man in a Techno World
More info about music on the radio:
"folkmusic.org", is a comprehensive source for folk and acoustic music
resources on the World Wide Web, is run by Alan Rowath.
Whether you're a songwriter, singer, fan or venue host -- we aim to
provide the information you need
"With the advent of streaming audio technologies such as RealAudio, a
growing number of radio programs and radio stations are expanding their
potential listener base by making content available on the Internet.
For more links to Internet Radio broadcasts, visit Alan's Internet
This page is divided into two sections: radio networks and programs,
organized by name, and radio stations, organized by call
Looking for a place to hear great live music near you, or in a town
you'll be visiting? From folkmusic.org, you can read about and search
databases like Musi-Cal, Pollstar, Tourdates.com, and Billboard
For performers interested in developing a strategy for establishing a
presence on the Internet, one approach is outlined in a WWW page Alan
created for a workshop at the 1995 Folk Alliance conference and has
presented at numerous other conferences. Feel free to use it and please
send him suggestions on how he can make it better. It's located at
For radio stations carrying folk programming, consult Jeremy Butler's
Folk Radio database.
Find lyrics and tabs for thousands of public domain folk songs in Dick
Greenhaus's Digital Tradition database.
To find the writer of a song, see Alan's Finding Copyrights FAQ.
For links to information about licensing copyrighted material and
paying royalties, contacting performance rights organizations like
ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, and their Internet resources; and music
publishers like the Harry Fox Agency, see Alan's homepage.
Alan's homepage also has links for finding albums, books about the
music business, Internet resources for guitarists, sheet music,
musicology, MIDI, finding phone numbers, and promoting successful music
events. There's other info there too, he updates his page regularly.
He's caffeine free, but he sleeps about 10 minutes per day.
* Folktalk is a much more broadband unmoderated
group, adding support for traditional music and more philosophical
* FolkVenu is the list to join if you're looking for
gigs or if you represent a venue looking for musicians to hire. See
more details and subscription links at folkmusic.org's Mailing Lists
* FolkBiz is for musicians and support people to
discuss business issues that aren't covered by the venue and DJ lists.
See more details and subscription links at folkmusic.org's Mailing
Folk Plus is a mostly lyrically and theme based show of
contemporary singer-songwriters, some older cuts and perhaps a spoken
word or broadway entry, all based on a theme.
Thanks to staff and station
management for accommodating my health issues which allow me to
to volunteer Saturday mornings
It has been hosted since
Page airing Saturdays
from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in
following Car Talk.
Over a decade of Folk Plus playlists are at http://www.wjffradio.org/FolkPlus
. The station's website and stream
are online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG