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    FAR And Away - Best of 2012  

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • JP Harris & The Tough Choices: I'll Keep Callin'
  • Great Recession Orchestra: Double Shot
  • James Hand: Mighty Lonesome Man
  • Darrell Scott: Long Ride Home
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Grifter's Hymnal
  • Janis Martin: The Blanco Sessions
  • Iris DeMent: Sing The Delta
  • John Fullbright: From The Ground Up
  • Lindi Ortega: Cigarettes & Truckstops

DEBUT ALBUM

  • JP Harris & The Tough Choices: I'll Keep Callin'
  • John Fullbright: From The Ground Up
  • Billy Bratcher: In The Lobby
  • Tif Ginn: Tif Ginn
  • World Famous Headliners: World Famous Headliners
  • My Darling Clementine: How Do You Plead?

LIVE ALBUM

  • Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams: Live At Hodi's
  • Darrell Scott & Tim O'Brien: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
  • Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit: Live From Alabama
  • Billy Joe Shaver: Live At Billy Bob's
  • Jerry Jeff Walker: Live From Dixie's Bar & Bus Stop

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM

  • VA: This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
  • Jamey Johnson: Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
  • VA: Even More Songs Of Route 66: From Here To There
  • VA: Best Of Ripsaw Records Vol 2
  • VA: Kin: Songs Of Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
  • VA: Chimes of Freedom: Songs Of Bob Dylan
  • VA: We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music Of Johnny Cash

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM

  • The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes
  • Billy Marlowe: Show Me The Steps
  • Janis Martin: The Blanco Sessions
  • Sixto Rodriguez: Searching For Sugar Man

FEMALE ARTIST

  • Iris DeMent
  • Janis Martin
  • Rosie Flores
  • Kelly Hogan
  • Leyla Fences
  • Lindi Ortega
  • Tif Ginn
  • Karen Collins
  • Chelle Rose
  • Gretchen Peters
  • Katya Chorover

MALE ARTIST

  • James Hand
  • Darrell Scott
  • Corb Lund
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • JP Harris
  • John Hiatt
  • Kevin Gordon

SONGWRITER

  • Grant Peeples
  • Iris DeMent
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Malcolm Holcombe
  • Gretchen Peters
  • John Hiatt

DUO/GROUP

  • Great Recession Orchestra
  • Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
  • Two Man Gentlemen Band
  • Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson
  • JP Harris & The Tough Choices
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Time Jumpers

INSTRUMENTALIST

  • Joe Goldmark
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Buddy Miller
  • Darrell Scott
  • Lyle Brewer

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY

  • Bill Hunt (Cow Island)
  • Jenni Finlay (Jenni Finlay Promotions)
  • Tracey Delfino (Trespass)
  • Joe Swank (Bloodshot)
  • Bill Wence (Bill Wence Promotions)
  • Ellen Stanley (Red House)
  • Steve Satterwhite (NewTex)
  • Devon Léger (Hearth PR)
    3CMM Editor's Picks - John Conquest's Best of 2011  

ALBUMS
David Rodriguez: Racing Aimless
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories: Ain't No Whiskey
Beth McKee: Next To Nowhere
Rosie Flores: Working Girl's Guitar
Charlie Faye: Travels With Charlie

DEBUT ALBUM
JP Harris & The Tough Choices: I'll Keep Callin'
Tif Ginn: Tif Ginn
Some Velvet Evening: Now Law Against Talking

LIVE ALBUM
Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams: Live At Hodi's
Eric Taylor & Friends: Live At The Red Shack
Romi Mayes: Lucky Tonight

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM
VA: Best Of Ripsaw Records Vol 2
VA: Red Bird Girls
VA: Even More Songs Of Route 66

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM
Ravenna & The Magnetics: Rockabilly Fools/Texas To Tennessee
The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes
Doug Sahm: The Return Of Wayne Douglas

FEMALE ARTIST
Dayna Kurtz
Tif Ginn
Melissa Ruth

MALE ARTIST
David Olney
JP Harris
John Fullbright

DUO/GROUP
My Darling Clementine
Great Recession Orchestra
Sweetback Sisters

INSTRUMENTALIST
Dayna Kurtz
Lyle Brewer
Ross Bellenoit

SONGWRITER
John Fullbright
Barbara Keith
Grant Peeples

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY
Bill Hunt (Cow Island)
Andreas Widder (Part Records, Germany)
Laurie Jasinski (Texas State Historical Association)


FAR is compiled by John Conquest for 3rd Coast Music Magazine.   2009-2013 John Conquest

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