Radio Promotion

20 No. 1 CDs
and 76 Top 10 Releases in 2021/2022/2023!

No. 1 Folk Radio Albums & Songs

No. 1 CD - October 2023

Together – Tom Paxton & John McCutcheon

No. 1 CD - September 2023

Headwinds – The Kennedys

No. 1 CD - May 2023

GETTIN’ TOGETHER – Michael Jerome Browne

No. 1 CD - April 2023

BETWEEN HELLO & GOODBYE – Greg Greenway

No. 1 CD - March 2023

NINE APPLES OF GOLD – Karan Casey

No. 1 CD - January 2023

Upstate Crossroads – Tim Ball

Lunch at Allen's - Zuzu's Petals

No. 1 CD – December 2022

Leap! - John McCutcheon

No. 1 CD/Artist – September 2022

There's a Bright Side Somewhere - Happy Traum

No. 1 CD/Song/Artist – August 2022

Endless Grace - Deidre McCalla

No. 1 CD/Song – June 2022

Tuscon - Amy Speace

No. 1 CD/Artist – April 2022

Time Out #2 - The Accidentals

No. 1 CD/Song/Artist – March 2022

Over the Moon - Chinook Waltz

No. 1 Album – November 2021

Bucket List - John McCutcheon

No. 1 CD, No.1 Song, No. 1 Artist – September 2021

Song to a Refugee - Diana Jones

No. 1 CD, No.2 Song of the Month – July 2021

Grit & Polish - Mark Schatz & Bryan McDowell

No. 1 Album – June 2021

On Solid Ground - Reggie Harris

No. 1 Album – May 2021

First Farewell - Peggy Seeger

No. 1 Album – April 2021

Gone - Tim Grimm

No 1 CD, Artist & Song – March 2021

Distance and Time - Becky Buller

No 1 Album – January 2021

Doc & Merle Watson

No 1 Song – October 2020

Cabin Fever - John McCutcheon

No 1 Album – Jun/July 2020

Gretchen Peters

No. 1 Album – May 2020

Jud Caswell - Live!

No. 1 Album – March 2020

Celebration of Pete Seeger - John McCutcheon

No 1 Album – February 2019

Honest - Ordinary Elephant

No 1 Album – May 2019

It's a Dog's Life - Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers

No 1 Album – June 2019

Heartland Again - Tim Grimm

No 1 Album – July & Aug 2019

Top 5 Folk Radio Albums

No. 5 CD - October 2023

KEEP GOING – Connie Kaldor

No. 2 CD - September 2023

SWEETHEARTS – A Tribute to the Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo – Christian Parker

No. 3 CD - September 2023

HIGHWAYS, GAMBLERS, DEVILS & DREAMS – Hank Woji

No. 3 CD - August 2023

GENTLY AS I GO – Caroline Cotter

No. 2 CD - June 2023

SEVEN STONES – Katie Dahl

No. 3 CD - May 2023

SKYLARK – Open Road

No. 2 CD - March 2023

THE LITTLE IN-BETWEEN – Tim Grimm

No. 5 CD - February 2023

Love Hope Trust – Roger Friedman

No. 3 CD - January 2023

How Can I Say This? – Annie Capps

No. 5 CD - January 2023

Timeless Space – The Heart Collectors

Arsonist Daughter - Aspen Jacobsen

No 4 Album – November 2022

Chasing the Light - Jared Rabin

No 3 Album – October 2022

Small Towns - Stillhouse Junkies

No 4 Album – September 2022

Second Hand - James Keelaghan

No 2 Album – September 2022

Steel and Wool - Kim Beggs

No 3 Album – May 2022

All is Quiet - Susan Cattaneo

No 2 Album – April 2022

Songs from the Beginning - Greg Greenway

No 3 Album – March 2022

20 Printemps - Le Vent du Nord

No 2 Album – March 2022

Long Haul - John Wort Hannam

No 2 Album – January  &  No. 4 Album – February 2022

Sober Again - Jackson Grimm

No 4 Album – August 2021

Come Around - Rob Lutes

No 5 Album – August 2021

Cold Rain & Snow - Jared Rabin

No 4 Album – July 2021

Hourglass - Murray McLauchlan

No. 2 CD, No. 1 Song of the Month – July 2021

Light & Dark - Chris Ronald

No 3 Album – June 2021

Ballad of a Bad Girl - Kate McDonnell

No 5 Album – June 2021

Time Out - The Accidentals

No.2 Album – May 2021

Normal Isn't Normal Anymore - Rod Abernethy

No. 2 Album – February 2021

Welcome Home - Michael & Nell

No 5 Album – August 2020

Western Sun - Nell & Jim Band

No 3 Album – May 2020

Lucky Girl - Claudia Nygaard

No 3 Song – March 2020

WIndbourne

No. 2 Album – Jan 2020

The Bull Moose Party - Jackson Grimm

No 5 Album – March 2019

Standard Deviation - Danny Schmidt

No 2 Album – Mar / Apr 2019

Pete, Woody and Me - Spook Handy

No 3 Album – May 2019

Rose Avenue - Joel Rafael

No 2 Album – May 2019

Making Life Sweet - The Early Risers

No. 2 Album – June 2019

Conspirators - Guy Forsythe & Jeska Bailey

No 5 Album – July 2019

Up Against The Sky - Dave Gunning

No. 2 Album – September 2019

Words of Love - Allison Lupton

No 4 Album – Sept 2019

When They Fall - Annie & Rod Capps

No 5 Album, No. 1 Song – September 2019

Best of the Rest - Si Kahn

No 2 Album – November 2019

Heroes and Sparrows - Kevin Brown

No 3 Album – November 2019

If I Catch My Dream - Bett Padgett

No 4 Album – November 2019

Top 10 Folk Radio Albums

No. 6 CD - October 2023

LAVENDER MOONSHINE – Tret Fure

No. 8 CD - August 2023

CALIFORNIA MORNING – Rachel Anne Goodman

No. 6 CD - August 2023

WHERE THE LIGHT LIVES – Joy Zimmerman

No. 9 CD - June 2023

ON MY WAY – Owen Walsh

No. 8 CD - May 2023

STAND IN THE JOY – William Prince

No. 13 CD - May 2023

Chris Vallillo – FORGOTTONIA

No. 6 CD - April 2023

CIRCUMSTANCE – Alice Howe

No. 7 CD - March 2023

HELLO WORLD – Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt

No. 9 CD - March 2023

Sanctuary – Rebecca Folsom

No. 6 CD - February 2023

YORK’S LAMENT & OTHER STORIES – Reggie Garrett. 

No. 7 CD - February 2023

Handled with Care – Jason Lang

No. 11 CD - January 2023

So Many Wows – Lucie Blue Tremblay

Anthems of Home - HuDost

No. 9 – January 2022

Rabbit - Buffalo Rose and Tom Paxton

No 6 Album – January 2022

Why Wait! - Kate Taylor

No 7 Album – August 2021

The Canvas Before Us - Joy Zimmerman

No 8 Album – August 2021

All The Time Is Running - Craig Cardiff

No 8 Album – June 2021

Pilot me - Dennis Warner

No 8 Album – August 2020

Imagine We Have Wings - Jane Godfrey

No 9 Album – August 2020

Character - Rachael Sage

No 6 Album – April 2020

Today Again - Fred Arcoleo

No 7 Album – November 2019

In My Pocket - Brooksie Wells

No 7 Album – June 2019

For almost two decades Kari has earned the trust and respect of DJs and industry tastemakers around the world who know Kari only sends them the best in acoustic/roots music—whether from well-known or emerging artists. With her strategic approach to radio promotion, Kari works with the artist to create an individualized marketing plan and targeted one-sheets to maximize the CD’s impact and results.
Kari’s comprehensive work gets the artists she promotes to the top of the Folk DJ Charts, while played on numerous stations. You’ll receive weekly radio reports, and with your chart ranking, you can open doors for new opportunities and better bookings -with more seats and CD’s sold! Ask some of her clients:

John McCutcheon, Zoe Mulford, Tim Grimm, Reggie Harris, Rod Abernethy, David Davis & The Warrior River Boys, Ordinary Elephant, Dave Gunning, Jonathan Edwards, Happy Traum, Joe Rollin Porter, The Levins, Caroline Cotter, Dan Weber, Ivas John, Jack Tempchin, Rob McHale, Kyle Carey, Sue Massek, Spook Handy, Lowell Levinger (Banana from the Yougbloods), Annie & Rod Capps, Geoff Bartley, Jim Photoglo, The Early Mays, Rachael Sage, and Soundtracks: Inside Llewyn Davis (2014) & American Folk (2018) …

Take Your CD from Conception to Promotion

with The Career Assessment System – The Management Program – Radio Promotion

  • Design specific timeline from conception to promotion for your CD
  • Construct line-item budget for all phases of recording, including graphics, reproduction and promotion
  • Explore specific fundraising techniques and options
  • Receive suggestions on song selection and sequencing
  • Incorporate feedback so your songs say what you want them to say
  • Review rough mixes and masters before reproduction

““When I asked my peers who I should trust with my CD project, the name Kari Estrin was the most consistent “YES!”A warm, engaging and thoughtful person who is also a direct, highly focused professional, Kari finds ways of making your work stand out by using the core of who you are. Working tirelessly for her artists, Kari not only gets results, but also knows how to effectively help artists to focus as well. Kari Estrin is the real deal!”

~ REGGIE HARRIS ~