3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR #52  (NOVEMBER 2003)  

 

  1. Rick Shea & Patty Booker: Our Shangri-LA (Tres Pescadores) *BR/*BW/*CP/*DN/*EW/*FS/*JM/*KC/*KF/*MP/*RR/*RT/*S&D/*SJ

  2. Paul Burch: Fool For Love (Bloodshot) *DF/*HG/*JE/*JP/*JZ/*KL/*SF/*T&L/*TW

  3. The Sundowners: Chicago Country Legends (Bloodshot Revival) *JF/*RH/*SH

  4. John Lilly: Last Chance To Dance (self) *DB/*EB/*FW

  5. Marti Brom: Wise To You (Goofin') *LB/*RMS/*RW

  6. Bottle Rockets: Blue Sky (Sanctuary) *B&C/*BP/*SG/*3RC
    Thad Cockrell: Warmth & Beauty (Yep Roc) *FM/*MA/*MM

  7. Chris Stuart & Backcountry: Saints & Strangers (Backcountry) *CD/*GS

  8. Robert Earl Keen: Farm Fresh Onions (Koch) *AG/*TT

  9. Darrell Scott: Theatre Of The Unheard (Full Light) *DO/*JB/*SB

  10. Leona Williams: Honorary Texan *DWB/*KD

  11. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: The Trouble With Humans (Trainwreck/TMG) *TA/*TJ

  12. Billy Lee Riley: Hillbilly Rockin’ Man (Reba) *BL/*NA/*RJ
    Albert Lee: Heartbreak Hill (Sugar Hill) *PP

  13. Hot Club Of Cowtown: Continental Stomp (Hightone) *JH

  14. Graham Lindsey: Famous Anonymous Wilderness (Catamount) *RC/*TH

  15. Ruthie & The Wranglers: Someday (Lasso) *TS

  16. David Childers & The Modern Don Juans: Room #23 (Silver Meteor) *KR/*ND

  17. Rodney Crowell: Fate’s Right Hand (DMZ/Columbia) *SKG
    The Dixie Hummingbirds: Diamond Jubilation (Rounder) *DL/*OR

  18. Rosie Flores: Single Rose (Durango Rose) *R&H

  19. Anna Fermin’s Trigger Gospel: Oh, The Stories We Hold (Undertow) *JS
    Merle Haggard: Like Never Before (Hag)
    Wayne Hancock: Swing Time (Bloodshot) *RR

  20. Lyle Lovett: My Baby Don’t Tolerate (Lost Highway) *AA

  21. Lauren Sheehan: Some Old Lonesome Day (self) *LG

  22. Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show: Worries Of A Man (Rebel) *AR
    Eric Westbury: Burnt Tongues & Blue Truths (Barreltown)

  23. VA: Just Because I Am A Woman; Songs of Dolly Parton (Sugar Hill)

  24. The Handsome Family: Singing Bones (Carrot Top) *ST
    Oh Susanna (Nettwerk) *MDT

  25. Geoff Muldaur’s Futuristic Ensemble: Private Astronomy (Edge Music) *MR
    VA: Livin’ Lovin’ Losin’; Songs Of The Louvin Brothers (Universal) *CL

  26. Amelia Blake: Old Horses (self) *JCS
    The Damn Lovelys: Trouble Creek (Dren) *DY
    Bobby Flores: Just For The Record (Yellow Rose)
    Toni Price: Born To Be Blue (Antone's) *KM

  27. Cactus Hunters (Rustic) *JT
    Ben Atkins: Maybelle (Hightone) *DP
    Cracker: Countrysides (Cooking Vinyl) *BF
    Richard Dobson: A River Will Do (Brambus) *DJ
    Jean Synodinos: Lucky (Fortunate) *SM

  28. Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (Bark/True North) *AB
    Greg Brown: If I Had Known (Red House) *LW
    Johnny Cash: UnEarthed (American/Lost Highway) *UV
    Paul Curreri: Songs For Devon Sproule (City Salvage) *JQB
    Kris Delmhorst: Songs For A Hurricane (Signature Sounds) *RB
    Deke Dickerson: Mr Entertainment (Rock & Roll Inc) *DC
    Evangeline: Big Choice (Squatch On The Rocks) *TO
    Leela & Ellie Grace (self) *SMJ
    The Kinfolk: Memories (Greenbrier) *DA
    Li’l Bit & The Customatics: Short & Sweet (self) *BC
    Los Lonely Boys (OR) *CM
    Los Pacaminos (Tornado) *TF
    Big Dave McLean: Blues From The Middle (Stony Plain) *EGN
    Jay McShann: Goin'’ to Kansas City (Stony Plain) *DT
    Muddy Waters: Muddy ‘Mississippi’ Waters Live (Epic Legacy) *RCS
    Tom Rigney & Flambeau: Happy to Be Here (Parhelion) *SC
    Jerry Sires Band: You’re Gonna Be Cold (self) *TG
    Tweed Shade: Try (self) *RP
    The Very Girls: Elsewhere Bound (Recovery) *MD
    Richard Lee: These Wheels (Richard Lee Music) *MF/*MT

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:
AA: Johnny Bazzano (Your Average Abalone), KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
AG: Abby Goldstein (Lone Star Saturday Night) KERA, Dallas TX
AR: Al Riess (All Together Now), WBNY, Buffalo NY
B&C: OR: Johnny Simmons (Beans & Cornbread), KUSP, Santa Cruz CA
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
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 Cat, GO!) WBCN MI; (Rock & Roll Radio Ranch) WSDS, Ypsilanti 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
HG: Kelly Gilmore (Hayride To Hell), WTUL, New Orleans LA
HT: Remo Ricaldone (Happy Trails), Susa Onda Radio, Susa ITA

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
KM: Karen Miller (The Miller Tells Her Tale), Spydaradio.co.uk
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
OS: Jack Sparks (The Other Side of Country), WMGT, 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
SKG: Scott Greenberg (Debts No Honest Man Can Pay), WHFR, Dearborn MI
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
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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