3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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Here's the FAR Best of 2001

  1. Merle Haggard: Roots Volume 1 (Anti/Epitaph) *BL/*JHa/*JZ/*LH/*MT/*RH/*SS&DD

  2. Johnny Bush: Green Snakes (Lone Star) *AB/*SH/*WH

  3. Keith Sykes: Don’t Count Us Out (Syren) *NA/*RJ

  4. Wayne Hancock: A-Town Blues (Bloodshot)

  5. The Shiners: Bonnie Blue (Planetary) *CZ/*RD/*TW

  6. Buddy & Julie Miller (Hightone) *MM/*MP/*TO

  7. Hadacol: All In Your Head (Slewfoot) *DY/*SJa/*RC

  8. Kelly Hogan: Because It Feel Good (Bloodshot) *TJ

  9. Here Come The Derailers (Sony) *KF

  10. Robbie Fulks: 13 Hillbilly Giants (Bloodshot) *CM

  11. Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen: Running Wild (Rounder) *BR

  12. Bob & Wendy: Behind The Blue (Self) *GW/*KC

  13. Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera (Soul Dump)

  14. Bob Dylan: Love And Theft (Columbia) *JSc

  15. Bruce Robison: Country Sunshine (Boar’s Nest)

  16. The Stumbleweeds: Pickin’ & Sinnin’ (Rawk)

  17. Pat Haney: Ghost Of Things To Come (Freefalls) *EB
    The Paladins: Palvoline No7 (Ruf) *LG

  18. Libbi Bosworth: Libbiville (Ramble) *BC
    Ginny Hawker: Letters From My Father (Rounder) *JR

  19. Slaid Cleaves: Holiday Sampler (Rounder) *JHo

  20. Katy Moffatt: Cowboy Girl (Western Jubilee) *CrL

  21. Robert McCreedy: Streamline (Safe House) *DF

  22. Jesse Winchester: Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate) *MR

  23. Tom Adler & Friends: Sweet Nell (Coal Holler) *ST
    Chris Thomas King: The Legend Of Tommy Johnson (Valley Entertainment) *PD

  24. Catherine Britt: Dusty Smiles & Heartache Cures (self) *PP
    Tom House: Jesus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Catamount) *SG
    Kris Kehr & Stone Poets (Woobie Cat) *TF
    Chris Thiele: Not All Who Wander Are Lost (Sugar Hill) *KR

  25. Chris Richards: Jam The Breeze (Ten High Ranch)

  26. Sean Ardoin & Zydekool: Pullin’ (Tomorrow) *RCS
    Vince Bell: Live In Texas (self) *DJ
    Black Hills Country Band: We (TE) *RW
    Stephanie Corby: Fireworks In March (Steam Heat) *SM
    Simon Crashly & The Roadmasters: Roadhouse Roc (Enviken) *RT
    Wayne Hancock: South Austin Sessions (Bloodshot) *JE
    Cindy Kallet: Cindy Kallet 2 (Folk-Legacy) *SJe
    Last Train Home: Holiday Limited (Adult Swim) *MTa
    Lori McKenna: Pieces Of Me (Catalyst) *DA
    Tommy Morrell & The Time Warp Tophands: Stylin’ (WR) *DC
    Joe Paul Nichols: The Way It Was (Custom) *GS
    Troy Olson: Living In Your World (Honky Tonk Hacienda) *MA
    One Fell Swoop: Crazy Time (Magoo) *CW
    Calvin Russell: Rebel Radio (Dixie Frog) *JSp
    David Sammarco: Unless It’s You (self) *RP
    Shaver: the Earth Rolls On (New West) *DN
    VA: Americana Motel (Bay Gumbo) *TS
    Rhonda Vincent: The Storm Still Rages (Rounder) *VP



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). 


**NEW**     Here's a schedule of FAR shows online    **NEW**

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
AB: Allen Baekeland, CJSW, Calgary CAN
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, Radio Politika YUG
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
BiW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
BaW: Barry Wass, 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
CD: Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland ME
CH: Carol Harrison, CIUT, Toronto CAN
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
DTi: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DTu: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR
DTh: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
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
JBa: Julie Bahre, KQMO, Aurora MO
JBe: Jim Beal Jr,  KSYM, San Antonio TX
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JoH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JaH: Jamie Hoover, KSUT, Ignacio, CO
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
Jeremy Schaar, WSUM, Madison WI
JSi: Johnny Simmons, KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA
JSm: John Smith, WEBR, Fairfax VA
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
MK: Mia Karnatz, KCSN, Northridge CA
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
MTa: Mark Taylor, WVUD, Newark DE
MTr: 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
SJa: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
SJe: Steve Jerrett, KOPN, Columbia MO
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
TO: Theo Oldenburg, Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
TS: Ted Smouse, Radio Del Ray, Washington 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, Portland 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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