3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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  1. Roger Wallace: That Kind Of Lonely (Texas Round-Up) *AB/*BL/*CD/*DF/*GW/*JHo/*JSn/*JZ/*KC/*KF/*KL/*MA/*MT/*PP/*RJ/*RS/ *SH 

  2. Tom Russell: Borderland (HighTone) *KR/*LW/*TF 

  3. Shaver: The Earth Rolls On (New West) *BF/*JSp/*MM/*RD/*WR 

  4. Alejandro Escovedo: A Man Under The Influence (Bloodshot/Fargo) * ST/*TA/*TJ 

  5. Justin Trevino: Travelin' Singin' Man (Lone Star) *ChL/*KD/*TS 

  6. Frog Holler: Idiots (Record Cellar) *DY/*SG/*TW 

  7. VA: The Gals Of The Big D Jamboree (Dragon Street) *DC 

  8. Cornell Hurd Band: A Stagecoach Named Desire (Behemoth) 

  9. Charlie Robison: Step Right Up (Sony) *DaN 

  10. Jim Stringer & The AM Band: On The Radio (Music Room) 

  11. Audrey: The Fallen (Reckless) *JoH 
    Eric Taylor: Scuffletown (Eminent) *DJ 

  12. Terri Hendrix: Live In San Marcos (Wilory) *PD 

  13. Dry Branch Fire Squad: Hand Hewn (Rounder) *CrL/*JR 
    Old 97s: Satellite Rides (Elektra) *RB/*RC 

  14. Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash: Walk Alone (Ultimatum) 
    The Highwaymen: Live Texas Radio (3rd Coast Music) 
    Jimmy LaFave: Texoma (Bohemia Beat) *EW 
    Redd Volkaert: No Stranger To A Tele (Hightone) 

  15. Ronnie Elliott: Poisonville (Blue Heart) *BiW 
    Steve Forbert: Young Guitar Days (Rolling Tide) *NA 
    The Mary Janes: Flame (Flat Earth) *CZ 
    Maria Muldaur: Richland Woman Blues (Stony Plain) *DwT 
    Red Meat: Alameda County Line (Ranchero) 
    Bobby Earl Smith: Rear View Mirror (Muleshoe) 

  16. Nancy Apple: Outside The Lines (Ringo) 
    Big Smith: Big Rock (self) *JE 
    Paul Burch: The Last of My Kind (Merge) *DoN 

  17. Marcia Ball: Presumed Innocent (Alligator) *PR 
    Rodney Crowell: The Houston Kid (Sugar Hill) 
    Jim Lauderdale: Point Of No Return (Westside) 
    Greg Trooper: Straight Down Rain (Eminent) 
    VA: Big E's Lone Star Record Hop! (Remedial) *LG 
    Sean Watkins: Let It Fall (Sugar Hill) *EB 

  18. The Be Good Tanyas: Blue Horse (bgt) *DoT 
    Fred Eaglesmith: Ralph's Last Show (Signature Sounds) 
    The Heymakers: Making Hey (Haystack) *GS 
    Delbert McClinton: Nothing Personal (New West) 
    Rod Moag: Ah-Haa! Goes Grass; A Bluegrass Tribute To Bob Wills (Textracs) 
    The Morells (Slewfoot) *JSi 
    Bill Morrissey: Something I Saw Or Thought I Saw (Philo) 
    Oh Susanna: Sleepy Little Sailor (Catamount/Stella) 
    The Sadies: Tremendous Efforts (Bloodshot) 
    Trailer Park Troubadours: Way Cool World (Rugburn) *TG 
    VA: A Nod To Bob (Red House) 
    VA: Train Don't Leave Me; 1st Annual Sacred Steel Convention (Arhoolie) *TT 

  19. Clay Blaker: Welcome To The Wasteland (Neobilly) 
    Laura Cantrell: Not The Tremblin' Kind (Diesel Only) 
    Don Edwards: Kin To The Wind (Western Jubilee) 
    The Jenny Kerr Band: Itch (Jennyco) 

  20. Evangeline: Felt Like Home (Squatch On the Rocks) *RP 
    Red Foley & His Crossroads Boys: Stay A Little Longer (Jasmine) * WH 
    Hazeldine: Double Back (Glitterhouse) *AL 
    Wayne Kemp: Alcohall Of Fame (CMC) *BiW 
    Hermann Lammers-Meyer: I'd Like To Live It Again (Desert Kid) *RH 
    Mandy Mercier: Wild Dreams Of The Shy Boys (Wild Cantina) *SJ 
    Scrimshanders: Longneck (self) *JSm 
    Michael Shelley: I Blame You (Bar None) *LC 
    VA: Concerts For A Landmine Free World (Vanguard) *BR 
    Terry Ware: Buffalo Tracks (OkieMotion) *GJ 
    The Weavers: Weavermania!—Live (Depot) *MR

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). 

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Calgary CAN
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, M+, Mladenovac YUG
BaW: Barry Wass, 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BiW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
CD: Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland, ME
ChL: Chip Lamey, WLFR, Pomona NJ
CrL: Craig Lammers, WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DB: David Besonen, KNON, Dallas TX
DC: Dave Chamberlain, WRFG, Atlanta, GA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
DN: Doug Neal,  WDBM, East Lansing MI
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DTh: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DTi: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
ER: Eddie Russell, OfP, Columbus TX
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
GW: Gus T Williker, KCR, San Diego CA
JaH: Jamie Hoover, KSUT, Ignacio, CO
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JoH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JP: Jana Pendragon KXLU, Los Angeles CA
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
JSi: Johnny Simmons, KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA
JSn: Joe Snyder, WDVR, Sergeantsville, NJ
JSp: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
JZ: Jon Ziegler, WMSE, Milwaukee WI
KC: Kay Clements, KWMR, Point Reyes CA
KD: Ken Date2RRR, Sydney AUS
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons, Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
KL: Kip Loui, KDHX, St Louis MO
KR: Kim Rogers, KVMR, Nevada City CA
LC: Laura Cantrell, WFMU, East Orange, NJ
LG: Lynne Greenamyre, KKFI, Kansas City MO
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
NA: Nancy Apple, WEVL, Memphis, TN
PD: Paul Daly,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
PP: ProfessorPurple, KZMU, Moab UT
RB: Rob Banes, KEOS, College Station TX
RC: Rick Cornell, WXDU, Durham, NC
RD: Renee Dechert, Powell WY
RH: Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, GER
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raúl Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
ST: Steve Terrell, KSFR, Santa Fe NM
TA: Tom Ayres, WRUV, Burlington, VT
TF: Tom Funk, KGLP, Gallup NM
TG: Thomas Greener,  KVMR, Nevada City CA
TH: Tristessa Howard, WTTU, Cookeville TN
TJ: Tom Jackson,  WLUW, Chicago IL
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, DC
TT: Troy Tyree, WICN, Worcester, MA
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA       
WH: Wade Hockett,  KBOO, OR
WR: Wesley Robertson, KVMR, Nevada City CA

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2001 John Conquest

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