3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #32 (MAR 2002)  

 
Here's the FAR Best of 2001
 

  1. Nathan Hamilton: All For Love And Wages (Steppin’ Stone) *BF/*BP/*CM/*MM/*TC

  2. Caitlin Cary: While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc) *DWB/*DY/*RC/*RD/*TA

  3. Honky Tonk Confidential: Your Trailer Or Mine? (Too Many Dogs) *LGr/*MP

  4. Lonesome Bob: Things Change (Leaps) *AB/*DF/*KF

  5. Star Room Boys: This World Just Won’t Leave You Alone (Slewfoot) *SG

  6. Christy McWilson: Bed Of Roses (Hightone) *DaN/*SJ

  7. James Talley: Touchstones (Cimarron) *GS/*RT

  8. Cornell Hurd Band: Song Of South Austin (Behemoth) *MT/*RR/*TG

  9. VA: The Guys Of The Big ‘D’ Jamboree (Dragon Street) *CP/*JZ/*LH

  10. The Bottle Rockets: Songs Of Sahm (Bloodshot) *PD/*SC
    Ronnie Elliott: Magneto (Blue Heart) *NA/*ST

  11. John Lilly: Broken Moon (self)

  12. One Riot One Ranger: Flat City Nights (Hayden’s Ferry) *RB/*TW

  13. The Twangbangers: 26 Days On The Road (Hightone) *KD

  14. Kasey Chambers: Barricades & Brickwalls (Warner Brothers) *TO

  15. Dugg Collins: Sounds Like Texas (Startex) *DC/*SH

  16. The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioners’ Last Song (Bloodshot) *BR

  17. Uncle Tupelo: 83-93; An Anthology (Columbia/Legacy) *HTR
    VA: Caught In The Webb; A Tribute To Webb Pierce (Audium) *MA

  18. Robin & Linda Williams: Visions Of Love (Sugar Hill) *AR/*RJ

  19. Peter Keane: Milton Street (Broken White) *MDT

  20. Tab Benoit: Wetlands (Telarc) *DTh/*PR

  21. Hot Rize: So Long Of A Journey (Sugar Hill)
    Hank Williams III: Broke, Lovesick & Driftin’ (Curb)

  22. Chrissy Flatt: Wings Of A Butterfly (self) *PP

  23. The Damnations: Where It Lands (Joy-Ride) *VP

  24. The Essential Johnny Cash (Columbia/Legacy) *BL
    Scott McClatchy: Redemption (LIB) *JVB
    Alan Rhody: Journey (Kinkajou) *EB
    Don Walser: Dare To Dream (Lone Star) *JH

  25. Thad Cockrell & The Starlite Country Band: Stack Of Dreams (Miles Of Music)
    Hillbilly IDOL (Slewfoot) *KC

  26. Longview: Lessons In Stone (Rebel) *CC

  27. The Electric Rag Band: Finest Ingredients (ERB) *DA
    Welcome To Porter Hall, TN (Slewfoot) *TH
    Cary Swinney: Martha (Johnson Grass) *DB

  28. VA: Evangeline Made (Vanguard)

  29. David Olney: Woman Across The River (Strictly Music) *DJ
    Jim Roll: Inhabiting The Ball (The Telegraph Company) *CW
    Ian Tyson: Live At Longview (Stony Plain) *KR
    Wishing Chair: Crow (Terrakin) *SM

  30. Gurf Morlix: Fishin’ In The Muddy (Catamount)

  31. Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers: Sonoran Hope And Madness (Emma Java)*SB
    Drag The River: Closed (Upland) *JKS
    Emsland Hillbillies . . . With Friends (Desert Kid) *RH
    Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel: Live Volume One (sighlow) *JSp
    Danny Guinan & Red: If I Was Wise (self) *ND
    Rodney Hayden: The Real Thing (Rosetta) *EW
    Christine Kane: Rain And Mud And Wild And Green (Big Fat Music) *LW
    Paul Kelly: Nothing But A Dream (SpinArt) *CZ
    Kelly Kesler: Salt of Your Skin (Melungeon) *TJ
    Dan Levenson: Barenaked Banjos (Buzzard) *JW
    Shannon Lyon: Dharma (Inbetween) *RP
    Wade Vincent Root: Our Bed Of Roses (WVR) *H&H
    Songs; Ohia: Didn’t It Rain? (Secretly Canadian) *AL
    VA: O Brother Where Art Thou (Mercury) *LGu
    VA: Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary (Sliced Bread) *MR
    VA: Rockin’ At The Barn Vol 3 (Dusty) *DO
    Dick Van Altena: Lonely Hours (Telstar) *RW
    Jim Watson: Willie’s Redemption (Barker) *DaT
    Joe West: The Lamp Sessions (self) *TF
    Don Wise: Genuine Snake (Horn O’Copia) *EGB

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
CS: Christi Schwanbeck, KPFT, Houston TX
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
LH: Lost Highway, KUSP, Santa Cruz, 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
JkS: Jack Sparks, WIXK, New Richmond WI
JSm: John Smith, WEBR, Fairfax VA
JSn: Joe Snyder, WDVR, Sergeantsville, NJ
JSp: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
JvB: Jos Van Den Boom, BRTO, Bergen op Zoom, NLD
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
ND: Nico Druyf, Radio Hoorn, NLD
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: 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
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.   ©2002 John Conquest


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