3rd Coast Music Magazine FREEFORM AMERICAN ROOTS CHART REAL MUSIC PLAYED FOR REAL PEOPLE BY REAL DJs
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    FAR AND AWAY: BEST OF 2002  
ALBUMS OF THE YEAR
  1. Starline Rhythm Boys: Honky Tonk Livin’ (Tin Town) *DB/*DC/*JF/*RS/*SH/*TG

  2. Flatlanders: Now Again (New West) *BF/*FF/*MO/*ST

  3. Cornell Hurd Band: Song of South Austin (Behemoth) *CL/*JH/*LB/*WH

  4. Bobby Bare Jr: Young Criminal’s Starvation League (Bloodshot) *DF/*HTR/*RC/*SG/*TW

  5. Buddy Miller: Midnight And Lonesome (Hightone) *DWB/*NA

  6. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: Let’s Leave This Town  (TMG/Trainwreck) *BR/*KC/*RJ

  7. VA: Happy Birthday Buck (Texas Music Roundup) *CP/*LG/*MP/*RT

  8. Justin Treviño: The Scene Of The Crying (TMG) *KD/*RW

  9. Solomon Burke: Don’t Give Up On Me (Fat Possum) *DT/*ND/*PR/*TJ

  10. Tom Armstrong: Songs That Make The Jukebox Play (Carswell) *BP/*MM

  11. Stan Martin: Cigarettes And Cheap Whiskey (Twangtone) *S&D

  12. Bill Chambers: Sleeping With The Blues (Reckless) *EW/*JS/*PP

  13. Rex Hobart & The Misery Boys: Your Favorite Fool (Bloodshot) *JL/*JT/*RMS

  14. Neko Case: Blacklisted (Bloodshot)
    Steve Earle: Jerusalem (E-Squared/Artemis) *TW/*WR

  15. James McMurtry: St Mary Of The Woods (Sugar Hill) *LW
    Johnny Cash: American IV; The Man Comes Around (American/Lost Highway) *BL/*RH

  16. Hank Williams III: Lovesick, Broke & Driftin’ (Curb) *MA/*PT

  17. Welcome To Porter Hall TN (Slewfoot) *JP/*TH
    Mary Gauthier: Filth & Fire (Signature Sounds/Munich)

  18. Kelly Kessler: The Salt Of Your Skin (Melungeon) *GS

  19. Guy Clark: The Dark (Sugar Hill)

  20. Roger Wallace: The Lowdown (TMG) *KF/*KL

  21. Honky Tonk Confidential: Your Trailer or Mine? (Too Many Dogs) *DA

  22. Eric Hisaw: Never Could Walk The Line (Stockade/Dusty) *EGB

  23. Terri Hendrix: The Ring (Wilory) *TT

  24. John Lilly: Broken Moon (self) *TA
    Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter: Reckless Burning (Burn Burn Burn) *JE
    James Talley: Touchstones (Cimarron) *MR
    Ian Tyson: Live At Longview (Stony Plain) *KR

DEBUT ALBUM

  1. Stan Martin: Cigarettes And Cheap Whiskey (Twangtone)
  2. John Lilly: Broken Moon (self)
  3. Kelly Kessler: The Salt Of Your Skin (Melungeon)
  4. Welcome To Porter Hall TN (Slewfoot)
  5. Tift Merritt: Bramble Rose (Lost Highway)

VARIOUS ARTISTS ALBUM

  1. Happy Birthday Buck! (Texas Music Roundup)
  2. Dressed in Black (Dualtone)
  3. Caught In The Webb (Audium)
  4. Executioner’s Last Songs (Bloodshot)
  5. The Bottle Let Me Down (Bloodshot)

REISSUE ALBUM

  1. Townes Van Zandt: Live At The Old Quarter, Houston (Tomato)
  2. The Blasters: Testament; The Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino)
  3. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Capitol)
  4. Johnny Cash At Madison Square Garden (Columbia Legacy)

FEMALE ARTIST

  1. Mary Gauthier
  2. Kelly Willis
  3. Neko Case
  4. Heather Myles, Susanna Van Tassel
  5. Kelly Kessler, Tift Merritt

MALE ARTIST

  1. Tom Armstrong
  2. Dave Alvin
  3. Dale Watson
  4. Justin Trevino
  5. Steve Earle, Buddy Miller

SONGWRITER

  1. Guy Clark
  2. Jim Lauderdale
  3. Steve Earle
  4. Chip Taylor, Mary Gauthier
  5. Bobby Bare Jr

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  1. Bloodshot Records
  2. Hightone Records
  3. Propaganda Group
  4. Sugar Hill Records
  5. Yep Roc Records

 


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). 

NOTE: reporters' top three picks will be indicated. Album of the Month is still the reporter's initials with an asterisk, #2 is just the initials, #3 the initials in lower case.



Here's a schedule of FAR shows online 

THIS MONTH'S CAST OF CHARACTERS:
AL: Aleksandar Lazarevic, Radio Politika YUG
AR: Al Riess, WBNY, Buffalo NY
BC: Bill Conner, KNBT, New Braunfels TX
BF: Bill Frater, KRCB, Santa Rosa CA
BL: Billy Lee, NEAR/Caroline IRL
BP: Bruce Price, KNON, Dallas TX
BR: Bruce Ross, KZSU, Stanford, CA
BW: Bill Wagman, KDVS, Davis CA
CL: Craig Lammers, WBGU, Bowling Green OH
CM: Chip Meshew, KCSS, Turlock CA
CP: Jamie Hoover (Cow Patti), KSUT, Ignacio, CO
CW: Chad Williams, WCBN, Ann Arbor MI
CZ: Carl Zimring, WRCT, Pittsburgh PA
DA: Dan Alloway, KTEP, El Paso TX
DB: Dave Bryce, Fresh FM, Nelson, 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
DP: Daren Powell, CJSW, Calgary CAN
DT: Dwight Thurston,  WWUH, West Hartford CT
DWB: David Besonen, KNON, Dallas TX
DWT: Dave Tilley, WXDU, Durham, NC
DY: Doug Young, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
EB: Erika Brady, WKYU, Bowling Green KY
EGB: Eric Black 101FM, Logan City, Queensland, AUS
EW: Eddie White, 2RRR, Sydney AUS
FF: John Patterson (Fat Farm), KZSC, Santa Cruz CA
FW: David Obermann (Folkways), KUT, Austin TX
GJ: Greg Johnson, KRXO, Oklahoma City OK
GS: Gerd Stassen, Radio Ems-Vechte-Welle GER
H&H: Barry Wass (Honkytonks & Heartaches), 3 Inner, Melbourne AUS
HTR: John Smith (Hit The Road), WEBR, Fairfax VA
JE: Julie Espy, KUCI, Irvine CA
JF: Joe Farara, WJSC, Johnson VT
JH: John Hauser,  KOOP, Austin TX
JP: Joe Pareres, KSYM, San Antonio TX
JR: John Roths, KEOS, College Station TX
JRS: Jeremy Schaar, WSUM, Madison WI
JS: Jacques Spiry, RCF, Lyon FRA
JT: Matt Schuyler (Johnny Timewarp), WFCS, New Britain CT
JB: 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
LB: Len Brown, KOOP, Austin TX
LC: Laura Cantrell, WFMU, East Orange, NJ
LG: Linda Guebert, KPFZ, Lucerne CA
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
MM: Mark Mundy, KNON, Dallas TX
MO: Meredith Ochs, WFMU, Jersey City, NJ
MP: Michel Penard, ISA Radio, Pont de Beauvoisin FRA
MR: Mike Regenstreif, CKUT, Montreal CAN
MT: Mike Trynosky,  WCNI, New London CT
MY: Michael Young, WFPK, Louisville KY
NA: Nancy Apple, WEVL, Memphis, TN
ND: Nico Druyf, Radio Hoorn, NLD
PP: Richard Schwartz (Professor Purple), KZMU, Moab UT
PR: Peter Rost, WWUH, West Hartford CT
PT: Doug Neal (Progressive Torch & Twang),  WDBM, East Lansing MI
R&H: Roz & Howard Larman, KPIG/ WUMB Boston MA/ KPFZ Lucerne CA/ Plains FM NZL
RB: Rob Banes, KEOS, College Station TX
RC: Rick Cornell, WXDU, Durham, NC
RH: Rolf Hierath, Radio RheinWelle, Wiesbaden GER
RJ: Rik James, KGLT, Bozeman MT
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: Raul Tejeiro, Cabildo-Mas, Montevideo URY
RW: Rein Wortelboer, Radio Venray, NLD
SB: Stu D Baker, KRXS, Globe/Phoenix AZ
S&D: Steve Scott & Denise DeLeon, KNMX, Las Vegas, NM
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
SM: Susanne Millsaps, KRCL, Salt Lake City UT
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
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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