3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #47  (JUNE 2003)  

 

  1. Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams (Hi-Beams) *BL/*FM/*JCS/*JM/*KF/*MA/*RS/*SJ


  2. Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys: It's Time! (Yep Roc) *BC/*CM/*DT/*JF/*KL/*SH/*TA


  3. Drive By Truckers: Decoration Day (New West) *DF/*JQB/*JZ/*MD/*RC/*SKG/*TH/*TW


  4. Cornell Hurd Band: Live At Jovita's (Behemoth) *DC/*KD/*LB/*RH/*RR/*TS/*WH


  5. Kevin Deal: The Lawless (Blind Nello) *FW/*GS/*MM/*MP/*S&D


  6. Gillian Welch: Soul Journey (Acony) *R&H/*RB/*SG


  7. Scott Miller & The Commonwealth: Upside Downside (Sugar Hill) *SB


  8. Reckless Kelly: Under The Table & Above the Sun (Sugar Hill) *JS/*VP/*WR


  9. Retta & The Smart Fellas: They Took The Stars Out Of Heaven (Retta)


  10. Ray Wylie Hubbard: Growl (Philo) *JP
    Tom Russell: Modern Art (HighTone) *LW


  11. Chatham County Line (Bonfire) *AR
    Fred Eaglesmith & The Flathead Noodlers: Balin (AML) *DP


  12. VA: Songs Of Fred Eaglesmith (Twang Off) *PT/*R&B


  13. John Hiatt & The Goners: Beneath the Gruff Exterior (New West) *EGB/*NA


  14. Dwight Yoakam: Population Me (Audium/Electrodisc) *CP


  15. Terry Allen: Amerasia (Sugar Hill) *PP/*ST


  16. Audrey Auld: Losing Faith (Reckless) *BR


  17. Terri Binion: Fool (Richter) *JB/*KR
    Big Al Downing: One of a Kind (Hayden's Ferry)


  18. The Derailers: Genuine (Lucky Dog)
    Jim Lauderdale & Donna the Buffalo: Wait Til Spring (Dualtone) *TT


  19. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem: Gambling Eden (Signature Sounds) *SMJ
    Deacon John: Deacon John's Jump Blues (Vetter Communications) *SC
    VA: Johnny's Blues; A Tribute To Johnny Cash (Northern Blues) *TF
    Lucinda Williams: World Without Tears (Lost Highway) *AG


  20. Caroline Herring: Wellspring (Bluecorn) *RH
    George Jones: The Gospel Collection (BNA) *T&L
    Townes Van Zandt: In The Beginning (Compadre) *TG
    Deanna Varagona Trio: The Goodbyes Have All Been Taken. Hello (Gadfly) *MO


  21. Tom House: Long Time Home From Here (Catamount) *CW
    Catherine Irwin: Cut Yourself a Switch (Thrill Jockey)
    The Swindles: Songs in the Key of T (MJW)
    Merle Travis In Boston 1959 ( Rounder) *JH


  22. Jonathan Byrd: The Waitress ( *CD
    David Olney: The Wheel (Loudhouse) *DJ
    Clem Snide: Soft Spot (Spin Art) *SF
    Jackson Taylor Band: Hollow Eyed And Wasted (Gaske) *EW
    VA: Lonesome, On'ry & Mean; The Waylon Jennings Tribute Album (Dualtone) *ND
    Basin Brothers: A La Main (Old Man) *RCS
    Jack Baymoore & The Bandits: Diggin Out (Tail) *RMS
    Can Kickers: Dead Music Vol. 2 (Can Kickers) *3RC
    Bill Chambers: Sleeping With The Blues (Reckless) *DY
    Buddy 'Rufus' Green: Plays Well With Others (Rufus Music) *LG
    Bucky Halker: Welcome To Labor Land (Revolting) *TJ
    The Hangdogs: Wallace '48 (Crazyhead) *DWB
    The Iguanas: Plastic Silver 9-Volt Heart (Yep Roc) *SM
    Kentucky Headhunters: Soul (Audium/Koch) *EB
    Shawn Lane: All For Today (Rebel) *CL
    Jon Langford & His Sadies: Mayors of the Moon (Bloodshot) *MDT
    The Lushrollers (Scottsville) *RE
    Elizabeth McQueen & The Firebrands: The Fresh Up Club (Gravitron) *MT
    Pistol River: Memory Like Mine *RW
    Joel Rafael Band: Woodeye (Inside) *MF
    The Rizdales: Another Payday Night (WillyBoy) *FS
    Todd Snider: Near Truths And Hotel Rooms (Oh Boy) *OR
    VA: A Mighty Wind (Sony) *BW
    Hans-Eckardt Wenzel: Ticky Tock (Conträr) *MR
    Steve Wynn: Static Transmission (Down There) *CZ

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:

AG: Abby Goldstein (Lone Star Saturday Night) KERA, Dallas TX
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
DL:Don Larew (Crossroads City Limits)WHFR, Dearborn MI
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
DV: Del Villareal: Go Kat, GO! WBCN MI
DWB: David Besonen (Texas Renegade 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
FM: Jenny 'Hoss' Haubenreiser (Friday Morning Twang), KGLT, Bozeman MT
FS: Fred Smith (Hardcore Country), CHRW, London ON CAN
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
JCS: JC Shepard (Americana)KRFC, Fort Collins CO
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
JQB: Jesse Quentin Bond (The Copia), WSUM, Madison WI
JR: John Roths (Random Routes), KEOS, College Station TX
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
KG: Kathy Gatliffe (Skip Pop Scratch)KVCU, Boulder CO
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
RE: Rob Ellen (The Medicine Show), Loch Broom FM, Ullapool, SCO
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

SKG: Scott Greenberg (Debts No Honest Man Can Pay), WHFR, Dearborn MI

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
T&L: Tom Hughes & Liz Shepherd (Barstool Mountain) Voice of Vashon,
Vashon, WA

TO: Theo Oldenburg (Alt.Country Cooking), Radio Winschoten, Holland NLD
3RC: Joan Hathaway (Three Ring Circus), WMBR, Cambridge MA
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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