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  2. The Lucky Pierres: My Temptation (DIY) *BL/*JSp/*GW

  3. Hank Penny: Crazy Rhythm (Soundies) *JE/*KF/*JHa/*JS

  4. Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys: Night Tide (Hightone) *DT

  5. The Horton Brothers: Heave Ho (Texas Jamboree) *BC/*CL

  6. Hank Thompson: Seven Decades (Hightone) *RW

  7. Willie Nelson & The Offenders: Me & The Drummer (Luck) *PD

  8. Martí Brom & Her Barnshakers: Snake Ranch (Goofin’) *RT

  9. The Spurs: Go, Boy, Go! (Spinout) *DF/*MT

  10. Paul Burch & The WPA Ballclub: Blue Notes (Merge)
    VA: Down To The Promised Land (Bloodshot)

  11. Austin Lounge Lizards: Never An Adult Moment (Sugar Hill) *ER/*GS
    The Riptones: Buckshot (Bloodshot) *JZ

  12. Audrey: The Fallen (Reckless) *KD
    Kevin Gordon: Down To The Well (Shanachie) *KR
    The Rockhouse Ramblers: Bar Time (Hayden’s Ferry)

  13. The Lucky Stars: Hollywood & Western (Ipecac)

  14. Tim Carroll: Not For Sale (self) *DN
    Trent Summar & The New Row Mob (VFR) *SG

  15. Sally Timms & Jon Langford: Songs Of False Hope And High Values (Bloodshot)
    Justin Trevino: Loud Music & Strong Wine (Neon Nightmare)
    Dwight Yoakam: dwightyoakamacoustic (Reprise)

  16. Wrecks Bell: Dog’s Life (Romeo) *DJ
    Wayne Dallas: Big Thinkin’ (Hightone) *SH
    Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues (E-Squared) *MP
    Larry Hosford: Windjammin’ (Asteroid) *TG
    Sleepy LaBeef: Tomorrow Never Comes (MC) *WH

  17. Sam Bush: Ice Caps (Sugar Hill)
    Hot Club Of Cowtown: Dev’lish Mary (Hightone)
    James Talley: Nashville City Blues (Cimarron)

  18. Max Stalling: Wide Afternoon (Blind Nello) *MM
    Dale Watson: From The Start (Country News) *MA

  19. Joe Ely: Live At Antone’s (Rounder)
    Terri Hendrix: Places In Between (Wilory)

  20. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Bloodshot) *RP
    Blazing Haley: Sleeper (Blazing Haley Music) *LG
    Tony Furtado (Cojema) *DT
    Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl (Nonesuch) *CW
    Ronnie Hayward: The Lost Utrecht Sessions (Haybyrd) *AB
    Tom Horner: Take It From Me (Country Discovery) *BW
    Christine Kane: Live (Big Fat Music) *LW
    Kelly Kessler: Salt Of Your Tears (unreleased demo) *TJ
    Johnny Nicholas: Rockin’ My Blues To Sleep (Hill Top) *JB
    The Reedy Buzzards (self) *RJ
    Jules Shear: Allow Me *GJ
    Bryan Sutton: Ready To Go (Sugar Hill) *EB
    VA: Freight Train Blues Vol 4 (Rounder) *JR
    VA: The Texas Reunion (Skinny) *TS
    VA: Big Mon; The Songs Of Bill Monroe (Skaggs Family) *SB
    Waco Brothers: Electric Waco Chair (Bloodshot) *ST
    Keith Whitley: Sad Songs And Waltzes (Rounder) *JP

  21. The Banded Geckos: Gecko Canyon (Spanish Omelet)
    Diana Darby: Naked Time (Delmore)
    Slobberbone: Everything You Thought Was Right (New West)
    Chris Smither: Live As I’ll Ever Be (Hightone)

  22. Peter Bruntnell: Normal For Bridgewater (Slow River)
    Ray Condo & His Ricochets: High And Wide (Joaquin)
    Bill & Bonnie Hearne: Watching Life Through A Windshield (Back Porch)
    Hindu Cowboys (self)
    Bap Kennedy: Lonely Street (Metrodome)
    The LeRoi Brothers: King Of The Catnap (Rounder)
    Alison Moorer: The Hardest Part (MCA)
    Gurf Morlix: Toad Of Titicaca (Catamount)
    The Souvenirs: King Of Heartache (Will)
    The Starlight Drifters: Every Note a Pearl (Dyna Electro)
    Hank Stone: In A Texas Honkytonk (TCM)
    Porter Wagoner: The Best I’ve Ever Been (Shell Point)
    Kevin Welch & Keiran Kane: 11/12/13 (Dead Reckoning)

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 four albums they took most pleasure in playing, one of which can be their Album of the Month (designated by a * and their initials). 

MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Calgary CAN
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, Point Reyes CA
KD: Ken Date,  2RRR, New South Wales AUS
PD: Paul Daly,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
LG: Lynne Greenamyre, KKFI, Kansas City, MO
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, Nevada City CA
CH: Clint Holley, WERE, Cleveland OH
JHa: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JHo: Jamie Hoover,  KGLP, Gallup NM
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, Chicago IL
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, M+, Mladenovac YUG
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
CL: Chip Lamey, WLFR, Pomona NJ
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
DN: Doug Neal,  WDBM, East Lansing MI
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
JO: Joe O’Rourke, WRNX, Holyoke MA
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, Los Angeles CA
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
PP: Professor Purple (Richard Schwartz),  KZMU, Moab UT
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
ER: Eddie Russell, Outlaws For Peace, Columbus TX
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, Nevada City CA
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
JS: Johnny Simmons,  KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
JSp: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
PS: Peter Schiffman, KDVS, Davis CA
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, DC
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
RT: Raúl J Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, Santa Fe NM
BWg: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
BWs: Barry Wass, 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
GW: Gus T Williker, KCR, San Diego CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, Milwaukee WI

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2000 John Conquest

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