3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #43  (FEBRUARY 2003)  

 

  1. Freda & The Firedogs (Plug) *CM/*CP/*DJ/*MDT/*MP/*MT/*S&D

  2. Willie Nelson: Crazy: The Demo Sessions (Sugar Hill) *DN/*FF/*JZ/*LG/*R&H/*RR/*ST

  3. Bill Neely: Austin’s Original Singer-Songwriter (Lost Art) *BW/*JF/*JRS

  4. Justin Trevino: The Scene Of The Crying (Lone Star) *BL/*DT/*SH

  5. Jon Langford & His Sadies: Mayors Of The Moon (Bloodshot) *CZ/*JM/*TJ/*TW

  6. Calexico: Feast Of Wire (Quarterstick/Touch & Go) *CW/*DP/*SJ

  7. Kathleen Edwards: Failer (Zoe) *BF/*JB/*SG
    Sonny Landreth: The Road We’re On (Sugar Hill) *EGB/*ND/*SC

  8. VA: A Salute To The Heroes Of Texas Swing (Textrak) *FW/*JH/*LB

  9. Houston Marchman & The Contraband: Desperate Man (self) *DWB/*KR/*WR

  10. Audrey Auld: Losing Faith (Reckless) *KD/*PP
    Michael Waters: Fertile Ground (Tire Swing) *BP/*MM

  11. Randy Howard: I Rest My Case (Sugar Hill) *EB/*JL
    Dan Israel & The Cultivators: Love Ain’t A Cliche (Hayden’s Ferry) *JS/*SB

  12. Chris Wall: Just Another Place (Cold Spring) *EW

  13. Billy Joe Shaver: Freedom’s Child (Compadre)

  14. Missy Roback: Just Like Breathing (Hear Kitty) *MO/*RT

  15. Jeff Talmadge: Gravity, Grace & The Moon (Bozart) *DA
    Mark Viator: Bayou Téche (Belle Isle)

  16. Deke Dickerson In 3-Dimensions! (Major Label) *RMS

  17. Kenny Roby: Rather Not Know (Morebarn) *BR

  18. Jeannie Kendall (Rounder) *TA

  19. Eleni Mandell: Country For True Lovers (Zed Tone) *RB

  20. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy: Master And Everyone (Palace/Drag City) *MY

  21. The Be Good Tanyas: Chinatown (Netwerk America)
    Meanflower: ...a distant episode (Planetary) *VP
    Rockhouse Ramblers: Torch This Town (Hayden’s Ferry)
    Larry Sparks: The Coldest Part Of Winter (Rebel) *RW
    Dwight Yoakam: Reprise Please Baby: The Warner Bros Years (Rhino) *JHH

  22. DB Harris: Can I Return These Flowers? (self) *TO
    Supernatural Family Band: Lubbock Lights (Akashic) *GS

  23. The Balfa Brothers: Legends Of Cajun Music (Cracker Barrel) *JT
    Bill Kirchen: Dieselbilly Road Trip (Cracker Barrel)

  24. David Olney: The Wheel (Loudhouse) *LW

  25. The Piners: Nashville Pine (Brick House) *DY
    The Woodpickers: Reason And Dream (self) *DB

  26. Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men: Outtakes In California (?) *JP
    Blackstone Valley Sinners: It’s A Sin (Valley) *RS
    Jason Boland & The Stragglers: Truckstop Diaries (Underground Sounds) *MF
    Bill Bourne: Voodoo King (Second Storey) *MR
    Cory Branan: The Hell You Say (Madjack) *TH
    Solomon Burke: Don’t Give Up On Me (Fat Possum) *DWT
    Kenny Butterill: Just A Songwriter (NoBullSongs) *RH
    Nick Curran & The Nitelifes: Doctor Velvet (Blind Pig) *VL
    Jim Dickinson: Free Beer Tomorrow (Artemis) *NA
    Glen Duncan (OMS) *AR
    Nicolai Dunger: Tranquil Isolation (Overcoat) *MD
    Ear Food Orchestra: Enshrined (Streak) *TG
    Tim Grimm: Coyote’s Dream (Vault) *RJ
    Crow Johnson: Hearsay (Zassafras) *SMJ
    Danni Leigh: Divide And Conquer (Audium) *BC
    Anders Osborne/Monk Boudreaux: Bury The Hatchet (Shanachie) *PR
    Vernon Oxford: The Oxford Touch (Old Homestead) *H&H
    Rhodes Tavern Troubadours: On The Red Line (self) *TS
    Jimmy Ryan: Lost Diamond Angel (Ambitious) *DF
    Virgil Shaw: Still Falling (Munich/Future Farmer) *AL
    The Shots: King Ludd (self) *KC
    Red Steagall: Wagon Tracks (Shanachie) *CL
    Martha Schuyler Thompson: No Visible Means Of Support (Cottage Industry) *SM
    VA: Binky Sampler #3 (Binky) *TF
    VA: For The Long Haul; Songs For The Open Road Vol 1 (Golden Ring) *MA

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). 

 



Here's a schedule of FAR shows online 

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:

AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, (Desperado) Radio Politika, Belgrade YUG & (Hey Hey My My) Radio M+, Mladenovac YUG
AR: Al Riess (Rooting About), WBNY, Buffalo NY
BC: Bill Conner (Hill Country Hayride), KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater (Freight Train Boogie), KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee (Countrybilly Show), NEAR/Caroline IRL
BP: Bruce Price (Texas Renegade Radio), KNON, Dallas TX
BR: Bruce Ross (Sunny Side Up), KZSU, Stanford, CA
BW: Bill Wagman (Saturday Morning Folk Show), KDVS, Davis CA
CD: Chris Darling (US Folk), WMPG, Portland ME
CL: Craig Lammers (Real Country With Country Craig), WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CM: Chip Meshaw (Fat Sunday), KCSS, Turlock CA
CP: Jamie Hoover (Cow Patti) (Songs Of The Mother Road), KSUT, Ignacio CO & KUGS, Bellingham WA
CW: Chad Williams (Folk Show), WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring (Fear & Whiskey), WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DA: Dan Alloway (Folk Fury), KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce (Rural Delivery), Fresh FM, Nelson NZL 
DC: Dave Chamberlain (Sagebrush Boogie), WRFG, Atlanta GA
DF: Dan Ferguson (Boudin Barndance), WRIU, Kingston RI
DJ: David John (Chickenskin Music)KTRU, Houston TX
DN: Dan Nemeth (Blood On The Saddle), CiTR, Vancouver CAN
DO: Dan Orange (Bushwhacker's Breakfast Club), KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
DP: Daren Powell (Tombstone After Dark), CJSW, Calgary CAN
DT: Dwight Thurston (In The Weeds)WWUH, West Hartford CT
DWB: David Besonen (Texas Rebel Radio), KNON, Dallas TX
DWT: Dave Tilley (The Bull City Cosmic Hoedown), WXDU, Durham NC
DY: Doug Young (Monday Breakfast Jam), KRCL, Salt Lake City UT & KZMU,
Moab UT

EB: Erika Brady (Barren River Breakdown), WKYU, Bowling Green KY
EGB: Eric Black (Blue Country), 101FM, Logan City, Queensland AUS
EW: Eddie White (The Cosmic Cowboy Cafe), 2RRR, Sydney AUS
FW: David Obermann (Folkways), KUT, Austin TX
GJ: Greg Johnson (For The Sake Of The Song), KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen (Hillbilly Rockhouse), Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
H&H: Barry Wass (Honkytonks & Heartaches), 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
JB: Jos Van Den Boom (Crossroads), BRTO, Bergen op Zoom, NLD
JE: Julie Espy (Howdylicious! with Wanda), KUCI, Irvine CA
JF: Joe Farara (Fancy Eatin’ Table), WJSC, Johnson VT
JH: John Hauser (Country Roots)KOOP, Austin TX
JL: John Lowebird (2 Cigarettes & Whiskey), KBGA, Missoula MT
JM: Jen Medlin (Back 40), WNMC, Traverse City MI
JP: Joe Pareres (Third Coast Music Network), KSYM, San Antonio TX
JR: John Roths (Random Routes), KEOS, College Station TX
JRS: Jeremy Schaar (Dem's Fightin' Songs—Country From The Heart), WSUM, Madison WI
JS: Jacques Spiry (Country Unlimited & Lone Star Music), RCF, Lyon FRA
JT: Matt Schuyler (Johnny Timewarp) (The Immortal Coil), WFCS, New Britain CT
JW: John Weingart (Music You Can't Hear On The Radio), WPRB, Princeton NJ
JZ: Jon Ziegler (Jonny Z’s Chicken Shack), WMSE, Milwaukee WI
KC: Kay Clements (Roadhouse Twang), KWMR, Point Reyes CA & (Mary Kay Show),
KPFA, Berkeley CA
KD: Ken Date (Sydney's Coolest Country)2RRR, Sydney AUS
KF: Kirsty Fitzsimons (American Music Show), Radio Anna Livia, Dublin IRL
KL: Kip Loui (The Back Country), KDHX, St Louis MO
KR: Kim Rogers (Good Stuff), KVMR, Nevada City CA
LB: Len Brown, (The Country Store), KDRP, Dripping Springs Texas
LC: Laura Cantrell (Radio Thrift Shop), WFMU, Jersey City NJ

LG: Linda Guebert (Denim Alley), KPFZ, Lucerne CA
LW: Larry Weir (Songwriter’s Showcase)KDHX, St Louis MO
MA: Mathias Andrieu (Keep It Country), NSEO, Paris FRA
MD: Michael Dixon (Captain Boogaloo's Blues and Roots Extravaganza), WRBC, Lewiston ME
MDT: Mark Taylor (Roots), WVUD, Newark DE
MF: Massimo Ferro (Highway 61), Radio Voce Spazio, Alessandria ITA
MM: Mark Mundy (Texas Renegade Radio), KNON, Dallas TX
MO: Meredith Ochs (Trash, Twang & Thunder), WFMU, Jersey City NJ
MP: Michel Penard (Country Skies), ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif (Folk Roots/Folk Branches), CKUT, Montreal CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky (Not Exactly Nashville)WCNI, New London CT
MY: Michael Young (Roots n' Boots), WFPK, Louisville KY
NA: Nancy Apple (Car Tunes), WEVL, Memphis TN
ND: Nico Druyf (Long Distance), Radio Hoorn, NLD
OR: Johnny Simmons (Open Road), KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
OS: Jack Sparks (The Other Side of Country), WEZU, Stillwater MN
PP: Richard Schwartz (Professor Purple) (Amarillo Highway)KZMU, Moab UT
PR: Peter Rost (The Pine Grove Blues), WWUH, West Hartford CT
PT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang)WDBM, East Lansing MI
R&B: John Smith (Roots & Branches), KBCS, Bellevue WA
R&HL: Roz & Howard Larman (FolkScene), KPFK Los Angeles CA/ WUMB Boston MA/ KPFZ Lucerne CA/ Plains FM NZL/ Fresh FM NZL
RB: Ron Burd (Widget), CIUT, Toronto CAN
RC: Rick Cornell (Border Radio), WXDU, Durham NC
RH: Rolf Hierath (Hillbilly Jukebox), Radio RheinWelle, Wiesbaden GER
RJ: Rik James (Americana Backroads), KGLT, Bozeman MT
RM: Rod Moag (Country, Swing, & Rockabilly Jamboree), KOOP, Austin TX
RMS: Lynne Greenamyre (Rockabilly Mood Swing), KKFI, Kansas City MO
RP: Ray Pieters (Somewhere Between), Radio Milo, Mol BEL
RR: Joe Snyder (Radio Ranch), WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
RS: Rob Silverberg (Crosstracks)WCUW, Worcester MA
RT: Raúl Tejeiro (Top Country Hits), Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer (PeelGrass), Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker (Jukebox Cantina), KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
S&D: Steve Scott & Denise DeLeon (The Real Deal), KNMX, Las Vegas NM
SC: Jim Beal Jr (Señor Crusty) (Third Coast Music Network), KSYM, San Antonio TX
SF: Tom Flynn (Saltwater Farm), WMPG, Portland ME
SG: Steve Gardner (Topsoil)WXDU, Durham NC
SH: Steve Hathaway (Cupertino Barndance), KKUP, Cupertino CA
SJ: Suzanne Jameson (Random Access Radio), KXCI, Tuscon AZ
SM: Susanne Millsaps (Thursday Breakfast Jam), KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
SMJ: Steve Jerrett (Sunday Morning Coffeehouse), KOPN, Columbia MO
ST: Steve Terrell (Santa Fe Opry), KSFR, Santa Fe NM
TA: Tom Ayres (Emotional Weather Report), WRUV, Burlington VT
TF: Tom Funk (Green Chile Revival & Medicine Show), KGLP, Gallup NM
TG: Thomas Greener (Ragged But Right)KVMR, Nevada City CA
TH: Tristessa Howard (Harvest Hoedown), WTTU, Cookeville TN
TJ: Tom Jackson (Somebody Else’s Troubles)WLUW, Chicago IL
3RC: Joan Hathaway (Three Ring Circus), WMBR, Cambridge MA
TO: Theo Oldenburg (Alt.Country Cooking), Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
TS: Ted Smouse (Rancho Del Ray), Radio Del Ray, Washington DC
TT: Troy Tyree (American Roots Radio), WICN, Worcester MA
TW: Thom Wodock (Commmon Thread), WDVR, Sergeantsville NJ
VL: Vida Lee (Vida Lee’s Juke Joint), KKUP, Cupertino CA       
VP: Vicki Pepper (Radio Rodeo), KUCI, Irvine CA
WH: Wade Hockett (The Hillbilly Hunh? Noontime Jamboree!)KBOO, Portland OR
WR: Wesley Robertson (Rockin’ & Stompin’), KVMR, Nevada City CA

FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   ©2003 John Conquest


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