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. Cornell Hurd Band: Song Of South Austin (Behemoth) *BL/*CM/*DF/*JH/*KD/*RR/*TS
    Fred Eaglesmith: Falling Stars & Broken Hearts (FSE) *AB/*CD/*DWT/*DY/*KF/*KR/*MP/*ND/*WT

  2. James Talley: Touchstones (Cimarron) *BW/*MR/*RH/*TF

  3. Ronnie Elliott: Magneto (Blue Heart) *DB/*EGB/*JS

  4. The Flatlanders: Now Again (New West) *CP/*LW/*TG

  5. Nathan Hamilton: All For Love And Wages (Steppin’ Stone) *BP/*GS/*MM

  6. Doc Watson w/Frosty Morn: Round The Table Again (Sugar Hill) *AR/*LG

  7. Porter Hall, TN: Welcome To Porter Hall, TN (Slewfoot) *TW

  8. Don Walser: Dare To Dream (Lone Star) *NA

  9. Meat Purveyors: All Relationships Are Doomed To Fail (Bloodshot) *JE

  10. Caitlin Cary: While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc)

  11. Pine Valley Cosmonauts: The Executioners’ Last Song (Bloodshot) *PTT

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

  13. The Tennessee Twin: Free To Do What? (Mint) *EE/*VP

  14. Cave Catt Sammy: Love Me Like Crazy (Rubric) *BC/*RMS
    The Damnations: Where It Lands (Joy-Ride)
    Lonesome Bob: Things Change (Leaps) *CW

  15. Christy McWilson: Bed Of Roses (Hightone) *TO

  16. John Cowan: Always Takes Me Back (Sugar Hill) *RJ
    Steve Earle: Sidetracks (Artemis) *WR

  17. Kasey Chambers: Barricades & Brickwalls (Warner) *LH

  18. Florence Dore: Perfect City (Slewfoot) *JVB
    Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley: Lost In the Lonesome Pines (Dualtone) *KC
    Gurf Morlix: Fishin’ In The Muddy (Catamount)
    Josh Ritter: the Golden Age Of Radio (Signature Sounds) *HTR
    VA: Mama’s Hand (Rounder) *R&HL

  19. Hillbilly IDOL (Slewfoot)
    Charlie Sizemore: The Story Is . . . The Songs of Tom T Hall (Rebel) *CC

  20. Honky Tonk Confidential: Your Trailer Or Mine? (Too Many Dogs)
    John Trudell: Bone Days (Daemon) *DT
    VA: Caught In The Webb; A Tribute To Webb Pierce (Audium) *MA
    Hank Williams III: Broke, Lovesick & Driftin’ (Curb)
    Tommy Womack: Circus Town (Sideburn)

  21. Cosmic Dust Devils (Little Train) *DA
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will The Circle Be Unbroken? (Capitol) *EB
    One Riot One Ranger: Flat City Nights (Hayden’s Ferry)
    VA: Evangeline Made (Vanguard) *SC
    Joe West: The Lamp Sessions (self) *PP

  22. The Bottle Rockets: Songs Of Sahm (Bloodshot)
    Ed Bruce: This Old Hat (EBR) *H&H
    Charlene Condray Hancock: 50 Years From There To Here (Akashic) *RM
    Mark Erelli: The Memorial Hall Recordings (Signature Sounds) *SG
    Patty Griffin: 1000 Kisses (Ato) *CS
    Rodney Hayden: The Real Thing (Rosetta) *EW
    Los Dos Equis: Austin Tea Party (Akashic) *MT
    Lisa Mednick: Semaphore (Texas Music Group) *MDT
    David Olney: Woman Across The River (Strictly Music) *DJ
    Texas Redemptors: Milagros (Catfish) *JR
    Josie Kruezer: Beggin’ Me Back (She Devil) *DC

  23. Longview: Lessons In Stone (Rebel)
    VA: A Tribute To Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville’ (Mint)

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
AR: Al Riess
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BP: Bruce Price
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
BW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
CD: Chris Darling, WMPG, Portland ME
CH: Carol Harrison, CIUT, Toronto CAN
CL: Chip Lamey, WLFR, Pomona NJ
CC: Country Craig (Craig Lammers), WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CM: Chip Meshew, KCSS, Turlock CA
CP: Jamie Hoover (Cow Patti), KSUT, Ignacio, CO
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
DN:Dan Nemeth, CiTR, Vancouver CAN
DO: Dan Orange, KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DWB: David Besonen
DWT: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
EGB: Eric Black
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
H&H: Barry Wass (Honkytonks & Heartaches), 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
HTR: John Smith (Hit The Road), WEBR, Fairfax VA
JB: Julie Bahre, KQMO, Aurora MO
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
JRS: Jeremy Schaar, WSUM, Madison WI
JKS: Jack Sparks, WIXK, New Richmond WI
JS: 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: Linda Guebert
LH: Lost Highway, KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA
LW: Larry Weir,  KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu, NSEO, Paris FRA
MDT: Mark Taylor, WVUD, Newark DE
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
MT: 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: Richard Schwartz (Professor Purple), KZMU, Moab UT
PR: Peter Rost, WWUH, West Hartford CT
PTT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang), WDBM, East Lansing MI
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
RMS: Lynne Greenamyre (Rockabilly Mood Swing), KKFI, Kansas City MO
RP: Ray Pieters, Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RR: Joe Snyder (Radio Ranch), WDVR, Sergeantsville, NJ
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
SC: Jim Beal Jr (Señor Crusty),  KSYM, San Antonio TX
SG: Steve Gardner,  WXDU, Durham NC
SH: Steve Hathaway, KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson, KXCI, Tuscon AZ
SMJ: Steve Jerrett, KOPN, Columbia MO
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
WT: Doug Tucker,  KWVA, Eugene OR

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2002 John Conquest


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