Home  Third Coast Music Network Top Adds 2012

What do the colors mean?

December 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

BUDDY MILLER AND JIM LAUDERDALE Buddy and Jim New West
I DRAW SLOW Redhills Pinecastle
BILLY DON BURNS Nights When I'm Sober Rusty Knuckles
GLENY RAE VIRUS AND HER TAMWORTH PLAYBOYS Beyond Horizontal Vitamin
JIM BYRNES I Hear The Wind In The Wires Black Hen Music
MARK LUCAS Uncle Bones Skillet Dog
SUSAN KANE A Word Child self released
NEW ORLEANS SUSPECTS The New Orleans Suspects self released
RYAN CAIN AND THE ABLES My Pistol Rides Shotgun self released
RILEY ETHERIDGE JR. The Arrogance Of Youth Rock Ridge Music
OMAR & THE HOWLERS Too Much Is Not Enough Big Guitar Music
GARY CLARK JR. Blak And Blu Warner Bros.
COREY LUECK AND THE SMOKE WAGON BLUES BAND It Ain't Easy self released
BILLY BRATCHER In The Lobby Cow Island
CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND   Rockin With Roy Swampadellic
VARIOUS   En Francais Vol. 2 Bayou Teche

November 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

JAMEY JOHNSON Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran Mercury
CAHALEN MORRISON & ELI WEST Our Lady Of The Tall Trees self released
LILLY HIATT & THE DROPPED PONIES Let Down Normaltown
KEVIN DEAL There Goes The Neighborhood Blindfellow
JUNIOR BROWN Volume Ten self released
WESTERN SWING AUTHORITY All Dolled Up self released
CHUCK'S WAGON I Play Country On The Wagon
RONNIE FAUSS I Am The Man You Know I'm Not Normaltown
JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT Live From Alabama Lightning Rod
COLIN LINDEN Still Live Yellow Dog
MARIA MULDAUR First Came Memphis Minnie Stony Plain
DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES What's It Gonna Take Vizztone
LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS Release Your Shrouds Earthwork Music
TOM RIGNEY AND FLAMBEAU   You're The One Parhelion

October 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

DWIGHT YOAKAM 3 Pears Warner Bros / Via

LIAM FITZGERALD AND THE RAINIEROS

Last Call! self released

TREVOR ALGUIRE

Till Sorrow Begins To Call self released
JAMES HAND Mighty Lonesome Man Hillgrass Bluebilly
LUCY KAPLANSKY Reunion Red House
IRIS DEMENT Sing The Delta Flariella
BURNS SISTERS The Hills Of Ithaca Sisters Music
AMANDA CEVALLOS I'll Never Honky Tonk You self released
TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS Come On Home Jesi-Lu
WANDA JACKSON Unfinished Business Sugar Hill
ROSIE FLORES Working Girl's Guitar Bloodshot
CHRIS ROSS Halfway To Wonderland Mishara Music
HANS THEESSINK & TERRY EVANS Delta Time Blue Groove

IAN SIEGAL & THE MISSISSIPPI MUDBLOODS

Candy Store Kid Nugene
MISS TESS Sweet Talk Signature Sounds
MARY BROUSSARD & SWEET LA LA   Creole Royalty self released

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

  St. Peter & 57th St. Rounder

September 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

HOUSTON MARCHMAN Econoliner Winding Road Music
HANS FRANK Cinco De Gallo: Live At Boneshakers self released
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE How Do You Plead? Five Head Entertainment
FLATLANDERS The Odessa Tapes New West
TIME JUMPERS The Time Jumpers Rounder
TIM O'BRIEN & DARRELL SCOTT We're Usually A Lot Better Than This Full Light
MIKE JUNE & THE WILSON STREET REFUGEES Exile On Wilson Street New Austin Music
AJ DOWNING Good Day Charkansas
GORDIE TENTREES North Country Heart self released
UNCLE LUCIUS And You Are Me Entertainment One
RY COODER Election Special Nonesuch
JOHN HIATT Mystic Pinball New West
RICK HOLMSTROM Cruel Sunrise M.C.
JIMMY LAFAVE Depending On The Distance Music Road
JANIS MARTIN The Blanco Sessions Cow Island
CHRIS KNIGHT Little Victories Drifter's Church
MICHAEL GUERRA BAND Michael Guerra Band self released
MICHAEL "IRON MAN" BURKS Show Of Strength Alligator
SHEMEKIA COPELAND 33 1/3 Telarc

GUY FORSYTH

The Freedom To Fail Blue Corn Music

BLUES BROADS

The Blues Broads Delta Groove
LOS TEXMANIACS Texas Towns & Tex-Mex Sounds Smithsonian Folkways
MERCY BROTHERS Holy Ghost Power! Sockmo Music
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND Coast To Coast self released

August 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

RADNEY FOSTER Del Rio, Texas: Revisited Unplugged & Lonesome Devil's River
STAN MARTIN Distilled Influences Twangtone
MALCOLM HOLCOMBE Down The River self released
TRISHAS High, Wide & Handsome self released
KASEY CHAMBERS Storybook Sugar Hill
CAROLINE HERRING Camilla Signature Sounds
CHARLIE SHAFTER Charlie Shafter Dogs Hit
CORB LUND Cabin Fever New West
DEREK HOKE Waiting All Night Electric Western
CHRIS O'LEARY BAND
Waiting For The Phone To Ring Fidellis / VizzTone
VARIOUS Even More Songs of Route 66: From Here To There Lazy SOB
STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS Grand Isle self released

July 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

RACHEL HARRINGTON
Makin' Our House A Honkytonk Skinny Dennis
OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
Carry Me Back ATO
ED ROMANOFF Ed Romanoff self released
BILLY JOE SHAVER
Live At Billy Bob's Texas Smith Music Group
ELIZABETH COOK Gospel Plow 31 Tigers
NICOLETTE GOOD Monarch self released
ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS Old Gold Signature Sounds
SLIM BAWB Pardon Me Swampgrass
JACK SAUNDERS A Real Good Place To Start White Cat
HARDIN BURNS Lounge Ithaca
LITTLE FEAT Rooster Rag Rounder
MARK COLLIE & HIS RECKLESS COMPANIONS Alive At Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary Wilbanks
BLASTERS Fun On Saturday Night Rip Cat
KILLEEN FOUNDRY Killeen Foundry Sputnik
SHOVELS AND ROPE O' Be Joyful Dualtone
OMAR & THE HOWLERS I'm Gone Big Guitar Music
SETH WALKER Time Can Change (self released
DEBBIE DAVIES After The Fall M.C.
     
MORRIS LEDET & THE ZYDECO RAMBLERS Swing That Thing Maison de Soul
JON CLEARY Occapella! FHQ

June 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

RODNEY CROWELL Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell Vanguard
HONEYCUTTERS When Bitter Met Sweet indie
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Big Station Fantasy
SONNY LANDRETH Elemental Journey Landfall
JON DEE GRAHAM Garage Sale Freedom
SWAMP CABBAGE Drum Roll Please indie
KELLY HOGAN I Like To Keep Myself In Pain Anti
SONS OF BILL Sirens indie
K PHILLIPS American Girls s/r
VARIOUS The Best of Ripsaw Records Vol. 2 Part
TODD SNIDER Time As We Know It: Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker Aimless
PHANTOM BLUES BAND Inside Out VizzTone
LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS Jump Start Alligator
CHRIS SMITHER Hundred Dollar Valentine Signature Sounds
TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND Two At A Time Bean-Tone

VARIOUS

Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest Of Us Mercyland
VARIOUS Treme Season 2 Rounder

May 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS Leaving Eden Nonesuch
MARTY STUART & HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES Nashville Vol. 1: Tear The Woodpile Down Sugar Hill
JP HARRIS & THE TOUGH CHOICES I'll Keep Calling Cow Island
LAWRENCE PETERS OUTFIT What You Been Missin' self-released
GREAT RECESSION ORCHESTRA Double Shot NewTex
WANDERING Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here Songs of The South
GRANT PEEPLES Prior Convictions GatorBone
WILLIE NELSON Heroes Sony Legacy
WACO BROTHERS & PAUL BURCH Great Chicago Fire Bloodshot
ANDERS OSBORNE Black Eye Galaxy Alligator
PAUL THORN
What The Hell Is Goin On? Perpetual Obscurity
JOHN FULLBRIGHT From The Ground Up Blue Dirt
TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS Goodbye Normal Street Bossier City
NICK WATERHOUSE Time's All Gone Innovative Leisure
RON YOUNG Under The Texas Radar Wild Dreams
PINETOP PERKINS Heaven Blind Pig
GARY PRIMICH Just A Little Bit More Old Pal
CHUCK LEAVELL Back To The Woods Evergreen Arts
     
DR. JOHN Locked Down Nonesuch
LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS Mammoth Waltz Bayou Perdu

April 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

YARN Almost Home self-released
MATT HARLAN & THE SENTIMENTALS Bow & Be Simple Berkalin
MELODY WALKER Gold Rush Goddess self-released
KATYA CHOROVER Big Big Love Cat and the Moon
KANE WELCH KAPLAN Kane Welch Kaplan Live At The Bluebird Dead Reckoning
NANCI GRIFFITH Intersection Hell No
HANK WILLIAMS III Long Gone Daddy Curb
MOOT DAVIS Man About Town Highway Kind
TOM ARMSTRONG Wine Stained Heart Carswell
JASON EADY AM Country Heaven Underground Sound
JAY FARRAR, WILL JOHNSON, ANDERS PARKER, YIM YAMES New Multitudes Rounder
JD MCPHERSON Signs & Signifiers Rounder
TREASA LEVASSEUR Broad Slim Chicken
44s Americana Rip Cat
CURTIS SALGADO Soul Shot Alligator
PETER KARP & SUE FOLEY Beyond The Crossroads Blind Pig
     
LEROY THOMAS Jewel Of The Bayou Maison de Soul

March 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

OTIS GIBBS Harder Than Hammered Hell Wanamaker

LYLE LOVETT

Release Me Lost Highway
SISTERS MORALES Viva Luna
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD The Grifter's Hymnal Bordello
STEEL WHEELS Lay Down Lay Low self-released
JODY NIX Bright Lights & Country Music Hillside
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now Bloodshot

TOMMY WOMACK

Now What! Cedar Creek Music

SHAWN NELSON

San Juan Street self-released

TODD SNIDER

Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables Aimless
SAM LEWIS Sam Lewis self-released
KRAYOLAS Tex-Mex 21st Century Box
HARMONIOUS FIVE Wanna Hear You Say "Yeah!" Haywire
FREDDIE STEADY 5 1000 Miles Steady Boy
CONTINO Back Porch Dogma Blind Pig
JOAN OSBORNE Bring It On Home Saguaro Road
SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES Evening Severn

VOLKER STRIFLER

Let The Music Rise VizzTone

ROB LUTES & ROB MACDONALD

Live self-released
JANIVA MAGNESS Stronger For It Alligator
     
HIGH PERFORMANCE Live From Breaux Bridge Swallow


February 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

DREW NELSON Tilt-A-Whirl Red House
The JAMES LOW WESTERN FRONT Whiskey Farmer Union Made
JASON ARNOLD & THE STEPSIDERS Crazy Things self
GRETCHEN PETERS Hello Cruel World Scarlet Letter
HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI-BEAMS Live At Hodi's self
ANGELO M. From Steel To Strings Creative & Dreams Music Network
KEVIN GORDON Gloryland Crowville Media
RANDY THOMPSON Collected Jackpot
GREAT UNKNOWNS Homefront self
SUGAR & THE HI-LOWS Sugar & the Hi-Lows Ready Set
CHUCK MEAD Back At The Quonset Hut Ramseur
BAND OF HEATHENS Double Down EP 2-Pack BOH
BETH MCKEE Next To Nowhere Swampgirl Music
MAC ARNOLD'S BLUES REVIVAL Live At The Grey Eagle Vizztone
SHAWN STARSKI Shawn Starski Cookitup Music
     
VARIOUS Best of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles 2002 Valcour


January 2012
Artist 

  

Album    

Label 

FAR WEST

The Far West Light Fighter

NATE LATTA

Broken Glass self

RECKLESS KELLY

Good Luck & True Love No Big Deal

CHARLIE FAYE

Travels With Charlie Wine & Nut

MIKE ETHAN MESSICK

Only Easy Day Was Yesterday Mucho Bucho

ORBO & THE LONGSHOTS

Prarie Moon Blue Mood

WOOD BROTHERS

Smoke Ring Halo Southern Ground

DARRELL SCOTT

Long Ride Home Full Light

LINCOLN DURHAM

The Shovel (vs) The Howling Bones self
CHRIS CASTLE Last Bird Home Dirtsandwich Music Co.
BROCK ZEMAN Me Then You Mud/Busted Flat
DEADMAN Take Up Your Mat & Walk Rootsy
RUTHIE FOSTER Let It Burn Blue Corn Music
     
WAYNE TOUPS, STEVE RILEY & WILSON SAVOY The Band Courtbouillon Valcour
VARIOUS En Francais: Cajun 'n' Creole Rock 'n' Roll Bayou Teche


2012 |  2011 |  2010 |  2009 |  2008 |  2007 |  2006 |  2005 |  2004 |  2003 |  2002 |  2001 |  2000 |  1999 |  1998


Regarding the colored bars: The library is color-coded.
Orange = singer/songwriter and real-deal country
Red = rock 'n' roll, rockabilly
Blue = blues
Green = Louisiana music: Cajun, zydeco, brass bands, swamp pop
White = compilations and music that doesn't conveniently fit in other categories, i.e., conjunto, Gospel, Brave Combo

While there's always room for some quibbling about who goes in what category, that's part of the fun. Also, we allegedly use a color wheel, a wheel that's divided into library color-coded segments to correspond with the divisions of the hour so we don't do an entire show of, say, orange songs. That works better with some jocks than others.

Go back to the front page