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Folk Plus is a blend of contemporary and older singer songwriters with perhaps spoken word or Broadway tunes, or whatever may be relevant to the theme. 
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Saturday January 1, 2011:
Some of 2010's best releases

Folk Plus is a blend of contemporary and older singer songwriters with perhaps spoken word or Broadway tunes, or whatever may be relevant to the theme.  The station's website and stream are online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG  

Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating Angela's health issues and maintaining a chemical and fragrance free environment. Complying with these accommodations allow her to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings. Thanks also to John Webber for handling website and recording issues for Folk Plus.


Well here it is, the beginning of 2011 and I want to focus on some great 2010 releases.  The show began with the listener top 25 survey results from Folk Alley, adding some not mentioned there that are from Richard Gillmann's Folk DJ list, and then add Angela's picks not covered by either.

FolkAlley dot com  is a terrific online venue, who stream 24 hours of indie and folk . Over several weeks they asked Folk Alley listeners to vote for up to 10 of their favorite 2010 releases that the station featured this past year.  Their e mail list includes over 63,000 addresses.   Im going to play some of those  top 25 results of that Folk Alley Top CDs of 2010 Listener Poll. FolkAlley says: 'These CDs, along Folk Alley host and staff favorites, will be featured in our Year-End Best of 2010 side stream that will be available right after Christmas."


1. Carolina Chocolate Drops- Hit 'em up style - Genuine Negro Jig - Nonesuch

2. Crooked Still - Cold Mountains - Some Strange Country - Signature Sounds

3. Patty Griffin - w/S.Colvin - Halleluha - Downtown Church - Credential
           
4. Gilkyson, Gorka & Kaplansky- Scorpion - Red Horse - Red House Records

5. Andrew & Noah Van Norstrand - You Are the One in My dreams - All The Good Summers - Great Bear

6. Mary Chapin Carpenter - We Traveled So Far - The Age of Miracles - ZOE Records

 The Honey Dewdrops Interview

Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish make their home in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, Virginia.
After their appearance and first place win on a 2008 talent show broadcast of NPR’s “A Prairie Home Companion”, the Dewdrops began their careers as songwriters and have since released two critically acclaimed albums, “If the Sun Will Shine” (2009) and “These Old Roots” (2010) both of which have charted at the #1 and #2 positions on the Folk DJ-L Charts for 2010.  I interviewed them at their home in Charlottesville this week.

7. Honey Dewdrops - Nobody in this World - These Old Roots thehoneydewdrops.com

8. Amelia Curran - Wrecking Ball - Hunter Hunter Six Shooter Records

9. Karan Casey & John Doyle Exiles ReturnCompass

Some extras from the first dozen or so from Folk Dj international list of heavily played releases:

10.  Si Kahn - Sail Away - Courage -  [Strictly Country, 5/10] (416)
 
11.  Red Molly - [L. Miles] Black Flowers - James redmolly.com  [Self, 2/10] (397)
 
12.  Ellis Paul - Hurricane Angel - The Day After Everything Changed [Black Wolf, 1/10] (294)

13. John Gorka w/Eliza harmonies - Ignorance & Priviledge - So Dark You See [Red House, 10/09] (233)

And I would add:

14. Ron Hynes - My Father's Ghost - Stealing Genius - Borealis

15. Finest Kind - John Barleycron Deconstructed - For Honour & For Gain - Fallen Angle Music

16.  Lynn Miles - Something Beautiful - Fall For Beauty - True North Records

17.  Suzanne Vega - Calypso -  Close Up Vol 2, People & Places

18. Le Vent Du Nord - Montcalm - La pat Du Feu - Borealis

19. Chris Kokesh - Lucy - October Valentine - Chriskokesh.com

20.  Dar Williams - As Cool as I Am - Best of Dar Williams - Razor & Tie

21.  Frank Solivan - July You're a Woman - Dirty Kitchen - dirtykitchenband.com

22.  Kathy Kallick Band - Lonesome Night - Between the Hollow and the High Rise - kathykallick.com

23. The Once - Briar and teh Rose [Waits] - The Once - Borealis

Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating Angela's health issues and maintaining a chemical and fragrance free environment. Complying with these accommodations allow her to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings. Thanks also to John Webber for handling website and recording issues for Folk Plus.






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