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  1. Wayne Hancock: A-Town Blues (Bloodshot)  *AB/*AM/*JHo/*JZ/*KF/*KL/*RS

  2. Buddy & Julie Miller (Hightone) *DA/*DN/*JBa/*LC/*LH/*MM/*MP/*SG/*TA

  3. VA: Poet; A Tribute To Townes Van Zandt (Freefalls) *BR/*DJ/*LW/*RB/*TG

  4. Libbi Bosworth: Libbiville (Ramble) *MT/*SJ

  5. Chris Knight: A Pretty Good Guy (Dualtone) *CM/*RD/*SB

  6. Bill Kirchen: Tied To The Wheel (Hightone) *KD/*TS

  7. Dallas Wayne: Here I Am In Dallas (Hightone) *SH

  8. Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator) (Acony) *TW

  9. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Eternal And Lowdown (Philo) *JBe

  10. The Derailers: Here Come The Derailers (Sony) *WR

  11. Bob Dylan: Love And Theft (Columbia) *ChL/*ST

  12. David Ball: Amigo (Dualtone) *KR/*NA

  13. Thad Cockrell & The Starlite Country Band: Stack Of Dreams (Miles Of Music) *BF/*DF

  14. Dale Watson: Every Song I Write Is For You (Audium) *SS&DD

  15. Junior Brown: Mixed Bag (Curb)

  16. Michael Fracasso: Back To Oklahoma (India) *GJ

  17. Robert Earl Keen: Gravitational Forces (Lost Highway)

  18. Alison Krauss & Union Station: New Favorite (Rounder)
    Doc Watson: At Gerdes Folk City (Sugar Hill)

  19. Jesse Dayton: Hey Nashvegas! (Stag) *BC
    The Ignitors: Speedway Sounds (Hayden's Ferry) *RJ

  20. The Coal Porters: Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts (Prima) *BaW
    Phil Lee: You Should Have Known Me Then (Shanachie) *DT
    The Uptown Savages: Rocket Drivin' Daddy (Cuca) *BL
    VA: Timeless (Lost Highway) *R&HL

  21. The Wayfaring Strangers: Shifting Sands Of Time (Rounder) *JW/*MR

  22. VA: The Thrillbillys (Planetary)

  23. Duane Jarvis: Certified Miracle (Slewfoot) *DT
    John Hiatt: The Tiki Bar Is Open (Vanguard) *KC
    VA: I-10 Chronicles 2 (Back Porch) *TF

  24. Robbie Fulks: Couples In Trouble (Boondoggle) *WH
    Ricky Scaggs: The History Of The Future (Scaggs Family) *CrL

  25. Stumbleweeds Pickin' & Sinnin' (Rawk) *JE/*VP
    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys: Boot Heel Drag; The MGM Years (Mercury) *JH/*PP

  26. The Gourds: Shinebox (Sugar Hill) *GW
    VA: Americana Motel (Bay Gumbo) *JSm
    VA: Down From the Mountain (Mercury) *JR
    VA: Roadside Attractions; More Songs From Route 66 (Lazy SOB) *DO

  27. Karen Poston: Real Bad (Music Room)

  28. Lucy Kaplansky: Every Single Day (Red House) *SM

  29. VA: Truck Driver's Boogie; Big Rig Hits (Diesel Only/CMF)

  30. Jay Farrar: Sebastopol (Artemis) *DY
    Pat Haney: Ghost Of Things To Come (Freefalls) *EB
    Shaver: The Earth Rolls On (New West) *DN
    Dale Watson: Preachin' To The Choir (CRS) *EW

  31. One Fell Swoop: Crazy Time (Magoo)
     Roger Wallace: That Kind Of Lonely (Texas Round-Up)
     The Yayhoos: Fear Not The Obvious (Bloodshot)

  32. Rex Foster: Buffalo Zen (Agarita) *GS
    Robbie Fulks: 13 Hillbilly Giants (Boondoggle) *JSn
    Jeffrey Halford & The Healers: Hunkpapa (Showless) *TT
    Nick Lowe: The Convincer (Yep Roc) *RC
    Chip Taylor: Black And Blue America (Train Wreck) *TJ

  33. Audrey: The Fallen (Reckless)
    Cowboy Copas: Copasetic (Westside)
    Jim Lauderdale: The Other Sessions (Dual Tone)
    Patty Loveless: Mountain Soul (Columbia)
    Jo Miller & Her Burley Roughnecks: Live And Then Some (Ranch Hand)

  34. The Bellfuries: Just Plain Lonesome (self) *DC
    Ray Charles: Complete C&W Recordings 1959-86 (Rhino) *PD
    Tim Elliot & The Troublemakers: Bed Slats'n'all (Buzz) *AL
    Heidi Hauge: Country Girl (Showtime) *RW
    Tom Hoatson: The Road Ahead (Blind Dog) *RP
    Larry Mitchell: The Bridge (TexPatriate) *RH
    James Montgomery Blues Band: Bring It On Home (Conqueroot) *DT
    Moviola: Rumours Of The Faithful (Spirit Of Orr) *CZ
    Jody Nix & The Texas Cowboys: When It's All Said & Done (self) *RM
    Brian Rung (self) *JSp
    The Silvertones: Hi Fi Westernbilly Styles Vol 1 (self) *CH
    Chuck Suchy: Different Line Of Time (Little Bluestem) *DB
    Horace Trahan & New Ossun Express: Reach Out And Touch A Hand (Zydeco Hound) *PR

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). 

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
CM:Chip Meshew, KCSS, Turlock CA
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DA: Dan Alloway, KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce, 88 Christchurch NZL
DC: Dave Chamberlain, WRFG, Atlanta GA
DF: Dan Ferguson, WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John,  KTRU, Houston TX
Dan Nemeth, CiTR, Vancouver CAN
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
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
GW: Gus Williker, KCR, San Diego CA
JaH: Jamie Hoover, KSUT, Ignacio, CO
Julie Bahre, KQMO, Aurora MO
JB: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JoH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
xJP: 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
JW: John Weingart, WPRB, Princeton NJ
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
PR: Peter Rost, WWUH, West Hartford CT
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
R&HL: Roz & Howard Larman, KPIG, WUMB Boston MA, Plains FM NZL
RM: Rod Moag, KOOP, Austin TX
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RS: Rob Silverberg,  WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raśl 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
SS&DD: Steve Scott/Denise DeLeon, KVSF, Santa Fe NM
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
TW: Thom Wodock, WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
VL: Vida Lee, KKUP, Cupertino CA       
VP: Vicki Pepper, KUCI, Irvine 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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