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FAR #188 (March 2015)
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3 James McMurtry: Complicated Game (Complicated Game) *BW/*JF/*RC/*TL
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7 VA: Still The King; Celebrating The Music of Bob Wills & The Playboys (Bismeaux) *AG/*ATC/*BM/*KR/*LB/*N&T
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1 Rodney Rice: Empty Pockets & A Troubled Mind (Moody Spring) *CP/*DS/*MF/*MM/*PGS
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- Band Of Ruhks (101 Ranch) *GS/*JB/*MB/*RF/*RH
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5 Steve Earle & The Dukes: Terraplane (New West) *TR
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2 JD McPherson: Let The Good Times Roll (Rounder) *BH/*DV/*JS
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11 Kevin Deal: Nothin’ Left To Prove (Blind Nello) *HT
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- Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Ruffian’s Misfortune (Bordello) *AH/*AMS/*GM
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17 Jorma Kaukonen: Ain’t In No Hurry (Red House) *DJ/*GF/*JT
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6 Robert Earl Keen: Happy Prisoner; The Bluegrass Sessions (Dualtone) *BS
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- Spuyten Duyvil: Social Music Hour, Vol 1 (self) *DA/*LMG
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15 The Mavericks: Mono (Valory)
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- The Last Hombres: Odd Fellows Rest (Louisiana Red Hot) *KP/*RA
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- Pharis & Jason Romero: A Wanderer I’ll Stay (Lula) *MAP
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- Pokey LaFarge: Something In The Water (Rounder) *JM/*PP
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12 Gurf Morlix: Eatin’ At Me (Rootball) *TJ
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18 Texas Martha & The House of Twang: Long Way From Home (self) *SZ
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8 Bill Hearne & Friends: All That’s Real (Howlin' Dog)
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Pops Staples: Don’t Lose This (Anti) *DF/*RS
Sarah Gayle Meech: Tennessee Love Song (self) *MT
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Allison Moorer: Down To Believing (E One) *RV
Amy Speace: That Kind of Girl (Windbone) *DG/*PT
Gretchen Peters: Blackbird (Scarlet Letter) *DC
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Rhiannon Giddens: Tomorrow Is My Turn (Nonesuch)
Whitney Rose: Heartbreaker Of The Year (Cameron House) *FS/*OAM
22 4 6 String Drag: Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll (The Royal Potato Family) *HB
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Doug Seegers: Going Down To The River (New Rounder) *DWB
Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project (Borealis) *RJ
24 - Rani Arbo & Daisey Mayhem: Violets Are Blue (Signature Sounds) *MJM
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Chuck Brodsky: Tell Tale Heart (self) *JW
Dayna Kurtz: Rise And Fall (Kismet) *GN
JP Harris & The Tough Choices: Home Is Where The Hurt Is (Cow Island) *SH
The Hello Strangers (IMI) *OO
The Rizdales: Blue Ain’t the Word: A Tribute To The Music Of Ray Price (self)
Tom Pacheco: Boomtown (Frogs Claw) *TG
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American Aquarium: Wolves (Blue Rose) *MW
Brandi Carlile: The Firewatcher’s Daughter (ATO) *CTS
Dallas Moore: Dark Horse Rider (Sol) *GA
Houndmouth: Little Neon Limelight (Rough Trade)
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Brock Zeman: Pulling Your Sword Out Of The Devil’s Back (Busted Flat) *JR
Charlie Roth: Oh My Stars (self) *EW
Chipper Thompson: O How I Wish My Bad Heart Was True (self) *ST
Foghorn String Band: Devil In The Seat (Foghorn Music) *TF
Freedy Johnston: Neon Repairman (Singing Magnet) *WC
Jefferson Ross: Isle Of Hope (Deep Fried) *FH
Keith Greeninger: Soul Connection (self) *BB
Kenny Butterill: Troubadour Tales (No Bull Songs) *GG
M Lockwood Porter: 27 (Black Mesa) *SS
Marley’s Ghost: The Woodstock Sessions (Sage Arts) *AA
Martin Sexton: Mixtape Of The Open Road (Kitchen Table) *GRR
Mike Henderson: If You Think It’s Hot Here (Eller Soul) *JP
Nathan Golub/Wood Ear: Nothing In Return (GFR Tapes *MD
Neon Stars: 6 Country & Western Classics (self) *DP
Red Heart Alarm: Hammer Anvil Stirrup (self) *RB
Scott & Michelle Danziel: Dragonflies (Gatorbone) *MN
Shakey Graves: And The War Came *WB
VA: Classic American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) *JA

FAR charts are compiled from reports sent in by actual DJs with freeform (i.e. no playlists) radio shows on public, college and community stations 'round the country (and world). Each of them lists the six albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials).


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