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Third Coast Music Network Top 40 New Release Discs of 2017

  1. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives "Way Out West" (Superlatone)
  2. Dr. John & Guests "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John" (Concord)
  3. Steve Earle & the Dukes "So You Wannabe An Outlaw" (Warner)
  4. Nikki Lane "Highway Queen" (New West)
  5. Cha Wa "Funk 'n' Feathers" (UPT Music)
  6. North Mississippi Allstars "Prayer For Peace" (Songs Of The South)
  7. the Revelers "Play The Swamp Pop Classics Vol. 2" (Indie)
  8. High Performance "Cajun Cool" (Swallow)
  9. Nick Waterhouse "Never Twice" (Innovative Leisure)
  10. Various Artists "Highway Prayer: A Tribute To Adam Carroll" (Eight 30)
  11. Nancy Wright "Playdate!" (Direct Hit)
  12. John Primer & Bob Corritore "Ain't Nothing You Can Do!" (Delta Groove)
  13. Slaid Cleaves "Ghost On The Car Radio" (Candy House Media)
  14. Elvin Bishop "Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio" (Alligator)
  15. Alejandro Escovedo "Burn Something Beautiful" (Fantasy)
  16. Pokey LaFarge "Manic Revelations" (Rounder)
  17. the Jelly Roll Men "Jelly Roll Shuffle" (Rhythm Bomb)
  18. Old Crow Medicine Show "50 Years of Blonde On Blonde (Live)" (Columbia)
  19. Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers "Straight Allons" (Valcour)
  20. Shovels & Rope "Little Seeds" (New West)
  21. Hickoids "The Out Of Towners" (Saustex)
  22. the Secret Sisters "You Don't Own Me Anymore" (New West)
  23. the McMercy Family Band "Live At Church" (Indie)
  24. Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials "The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials" (Alligator)
  25. Mavis Staples & Guests "I'll Take You There: An All-Star Concert Celebration" (Blackbird Presents)
  26. Rachel Baiman "Shame" (Free Dirt)
  27. Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt "The Complete Trio Collection" (Rhino)
  28. the Deslondes "Hurry Home" (New West)
  29. Jenny Don't & the Spurs "Call Of The Road" (Doomtown Sounds)
  30. Bonsoir, Catin "L'aurore" (Valcour)
  31. the Cash Box Kings "Royal Mint" (Alligator)
  32. Melissa Etheridge "Memphis Rock & Soul" (Stax)
  33. Big Bill Morganfield "Bloodstains On The Wall" (Black Shuck)
  34. Sunny Sweeney "Trophy" (Thirty Tigers)
  35. Joan Osborne "Songs Of Bob Dylan" (Womanly Hips)
  36. Whitney Rose "South Texas Suite" (Six Shooter)
  37. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit "The Nashville Sound" (Thirty Tigers)
  38. Bobby Rush "Porcupine Meat" (Rounder)
  39. Emmylou Harris & Guests "The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris" (Rounder)
  40. Zephaniah Ohora w/ the 18 Wheelers "This Highway" (Last Roundup)




Third Coast Music Network Top 40 New Release Discs of 2016

  1. Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney - Cajun Fandango
  2. Jimmy Spacek - Peace & Distortion
  3. the Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming
  4. Ruby Boots - Solitude
  5. Colvin & Earle - Colvin & Earle
  6. Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band - Zydeco Stuff
  7. the Sluetown Strutters - Taking It Back
  8. Various - Quiero Creedence
  9. the James Hunter Six - Hold On!
  10. T'Monde - Yesterday's Gone
  11. Brennen Leigh - Sings Lefty Frizzell
  12. Caitlin Canty - Reckless Skyline
  13. Benny Turner - When She's Gone
  14. the Bottle Rockets - South Broadway Athletic Club
  15. Miss Tess - Baby, We All Know
  16. Luke Bell - Luke Bell
  17. Various - Cold & Bitter Tears
  18. Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep
  19. Curtis Salgado - The Beautiful Lowdown
  20. Allen Toussaint - American Tunes
  21. Wink Burcham - Cleveland Summer Nights
  22. Various - God Don't Never Change
  23. Tommy Castro - Method To My Madness
  24. the Peterson Brothers - the Peterson Brothers
  25. Carrie Rodriguez - Lola
  26. Loretta Lynn - Full Circle
  27. Tami Neilson - Dynamite!
  28. William Bell - This Is Where I Live
  29. Moreland & Arbuckle - Promised Land Or Bust
  30. Samantha Fish - Wild Heart
  31. Graham Warwick w/ the Bona Fide Blues Band - After All These Years
  32. Hackensaw Boys - Charismo
  33. Elizabeth Cook - Exodus Of Venus
  34. Peter Case - Hwy 62
  35. Lew Card - Follow Me Down
  36. Terri Hendrix - Love You Strong
  37. the Brothers Comatose - City Painted Gold
  38. Rachel Laven - Love & Luccheses
  39. Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore - House Party At Big Jon's
  40. Southern Culture On The Skids - The Electric Pinecones

Third Coast Music Network Top 40 New Release Discs of 2015

  1. Steelism “615 To Fame”
  2. James McMurtry “Complicated Game”
  3. The Lesti Huff Band “Reckless One”
  4. Steve Earle & the Dukes “Terraplane”
  5. Ray Wylie Hubbard “The Ruffian’s Misfortune”
  6. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys “Voyageurs”
  7. Buddy Guy “Born To Play Guitar”
  8. Gary Clark Jr. “Gary Clark Jr. Live”
  9. Pokey LaFarge “Something In The Water”
  10. Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard “Django and Jimmie”
  11. Dale Watson “Call Me Insane”
  12. The Cash Box Kings “Holding Court”
  13. Los Straitjackets “Deke Dickerson Sings The Great Instrumental Hits”
  14. The Euphoria Brass Band “EBB & Flo”
  15. The Texas Horns “Blues Gotta Holda Me”
  16. Feufollet “Two Universes”
  17. The Mavericks “Mono”
  18. Sonny Landreth “Bound By The Blues”
  19. Carolyn Wonderland “Live Texas Trio”
  20. JP Harris & the Tough Choices “Home Is Where The Hurt Is”
  21. The Deslondes “The Deslondes”
  22. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin “Lost Time”
  23. Robert Earl Keen “Happy Prisoner”
  24. Jeremy Pinnell “Oh/Ky”
  25. The Dustbowl Revival “With A Lampshade On”
  26. Shemekia Copeland “Outskirts Of Love”
  27. Los Lobos “Gates Of Gold”
  28. Ruben V “True”
  29. The Whiskey Gentry “Live From Georgia”
  30. Blue Lunch “Above The Fold”
  31. Augie Meyers “Santa Fe”
  32. James Hand “Stormclouds In Heaven”
  33. The Revelers “Get Ready”
  34. The Guy Forsyth Blues Band “The Pleaser”
  35. Los Texmaniacs “Americano Groove”
  36. Toots Lorraine “Make It Easy”
  37. Kelley Mickwee “You Used To Live Here”
  38. Jonathan Byrd “You Can’t Outrun The Radio”
  39. The 24th Street Wailers “Wicked”
  40. Shinyribs “Okra Candy”

Third Coast Music Network Top 40 New Release Discs of 2014

  1. BONSOIR CATIN "Light The Stars" (Valcour)
  2. DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN "Common Ground" (Yep Roc)
  3. RED MOLLY "The Red Album" (indie)
  4. RUTHIE FOSTER "Promise Of A Brand New Day" (Blue Corn Music)
  5. SETH WALKER "Sky Still Blue" (Royal Potato Family)
  6. WILLIE NELSON "Band Of Brothers" (Legacy)
  7. LEVON HELM BAND "The Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol. 3" (Vanguard)
  8. DR. JOHN "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit Of Satch" (Proper)
  9. HORACE TRAHAN & THE OSSUN EXPRESS "By Special Request" (Maison de Soul)
  10. EDEN BRENT "Jigsaw Heart" (Yellow Dog)
  11. YVETTE LANDRY "Me & T-Coe's Country" (Soko Music)
  12. PAUL THORN "Too Blessed To Be Stressed" (Perpetual Obscurity)
  13. MARK JUNGERS "I'll See You Again" (American Rural)
  14. NICK WATERHOUSE "Holly" (Innovative Leisure)
  15. MIKE FARRIS "Shine For All The People" (Compass)
  16. ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA "Laying It Down" (Hobemian)
  17. KEVIN NAQUIN & THE OSSUN PLAYBOYS "No Guarantee" (Swallow)
  18. SLIM BAWB & THE FABULOUS STUMPGRINDERS "Gristle & Guts" (Swampgrass)
  19. BILLY JOE SHAVER "Long In The Tooth" (Lightning Rod)
  20. the BUMPER JACKSONS "Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In" (indie)
  21. ADAM CARROLL "Let It Choose You" (Gypsy Shuffler Music)
  22. LOS LOBOS "Disconnected In New York City" (429)
  23. RODNEY CROWELL "Tarpaper Sky" (New West)
  25. BOOZOO CHAVIS "Festival Stage 1989" (Valcour)
  26. the HOLMES BROTHERS "Brotherhood" (Alligator)
  27. BOB CORRITORE "Taboo" (Delta Groove)
  28. JOE ELY "B4 84" (Rack 'Em)
  29. JOHNNY CASH "Out Among The Stars" (Columbia/Legacy)
  30. MARTY STUART "Saturday Night / Sunday Morning" (Superlatone)
  31. RY COODER & CORRIDOS FAMOSOS "Live In San Francisco" (Nonesuch)
  33. the PINE LEAF BOYS "Danser" (Valcour)
  34. VARIOUS "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne" (Music Road)
  35. the GOURDS "All The Labor Official Soundtrack" (MVD Audio)
  36. ROOSEVELT DIME "Full Head Of Steam" (indie)
  37. the SACRED SHAKERS "Live" (Signature Sounds)
  38. ROSANNE CASH "The River & The Thread" (Blue Note)
  39. FLACO JIMENEZ & MAX BACA "Legends & Legacies" (Smithsonian Folkways)
  40. CHUBBY CARRIER "Back To My Roots" (Swampadellic)

Third Coast Music Network Top 40 New Release Discs of 2013

  1. LAFAYETTE RHYTHM DEVILS "Devil On A String" (indie)
  2. LIL' BAND O' GOLD "Plays Fats" (Dust Devil Music)
  3. MARIA MULDAUR "First Came Memphis Minnie" (Stony Plain)
  4. the REVELERS "The Revelers" (indie)
  5. POKEY LAFARGE "Pokey LaFarge" (Third Man)
  6. TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE "Dockside Sessions" (Music Matters)
  7. GANEY ARSEMENT "Le Forgeron" (Salty Bayou Music)
  8. RAY ABSHIRE & FRIENDS "All Night Long" (Swallow)
  9. HIGH PERFORMANCE "That's What Makes The Cajuns Dance" (Swallow)
  10. NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS "World Boogie Is Coming" (Songs Of The South)
  12. CHUBBY CARRIER & THE BAYOU SWAMP BAND "Rockin With Roy" (Swampadellic)
  13. DALE WATSON & HIS LONE STARS "El Rancho Azul" (Red House)
  14. the JAMES HUNTER SIX "Minute By Minute" (Fantasy)
  15. PATRICIA VONNE "Rattle My Cage" (Bandolera)
  16. ROSIE FLORES "Working Girl's Guitar" (Bloodshot)
  17. RYAN CAIN & THE ABLES "My Pistol Rides Shotgun" (indie)
  18. WANDA JACKSON "Unfinished Business" (Sugar Hill)
  19. CREOLE STRING BEANS "Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits" (Threadhead)
  20. JOEL SAVOY'S HONKY TONK MERRY-GO-ROUND "Joel Savoy's Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round" (Valcour)
  21. YVETTE LANDRY "No Man's Land" (indie)
  22. HADDEN SAYERS "Rolling Soul" (Blue Corn Music)
  23. PETE ANDERSON "Birds Above Guitarland" (Little Dog)
  24. the STATESBORO REVUE "Ramble On Privilege Creek" (Vision Entertainment)
  25. STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES (& DUCHESSES) "The Low Highway" (New West)
  26. RECKLESS KELLY "Long Night Moon" (No Big Deal)
  27. WILD PONIES "Things That Used To Shine" (Ditch Dog)
  28. BUDDY GUY "Rhythm & Blues" (Silvertone)
  29. OMAR DYKES "Runnin' With The Wolf" (Provogue)
  30. CANDYE KANE "Coming Out Swingin'" (Sister Cynic / Vizztone)
  31. DAYNA KURTZ "Secret Canon Vol. 2" (Kismet)
  32. JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT "Live From Alabama" (Lightning Rod)
  33. ROOMFUL OF BLUES "45 Live" (Alligator)
  34. TREMOLOCO "Salsipuedes" (Casa Julia)
  35. BOBBY RUSH "Down In Louisiana" (Deep Rush)
  36. BRENNEN LEIGH & NOEL MCKAY "Before The World Was Made" (indie)
  37. DELBERT & GLEN "Blind, Crippled & Crazy" (New West)
  38. JUNIOR BROWN "Volume Ten" (Junior Brown)
  39. VARIOUS "En Francais #2" (Bayou Teche)
  40. the CARPER FAMILY "Old-Fashioned Gal" (indie)

Third Coast Music Network Top 40 New Release Discs of 2012

1) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD "The Grifter's Hymnal" (Bordello)
2) VARIOUS "En Francais: Cajun & Creole Rock n Roll" (Bayou Teche)
3) VARIOUS "Music From Treme, Season 2" (Rounder)
4) CJ CHENIER "Can't Sit Down" (World Village)
5) RED MOLLY "Light In The Sky" (self released)
6) FIONA BOYES "Blues For Hard Times" (Blue Empress)
7) RUTHIE FOSTER "Let It Burn" (Blue Corn Music)
8) GUY FORSYTH "The Freedom To Fail" (Blue Corn Music)
9) ETTA JAMES "The Dreamer" (Verve Forecast)
10) LITTLE WILLIES "For The Good Times" (Milking Bull)
11) JIMMIE VAUGHAN "Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites" (Shout Factory)
12) WAYNE TOUPS, STEVE RILEY & WILSON SAVOY "The Band Courtbouillon" (Valcour)
13) LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS "Mammouth Waltz" (Bayou Perdu)
14) STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS "Grand Isle" (self released)
15) LEROY THOMAS "Jewel Of The Bayou" (Maison de Soul)
16) DR. JOHN "Locked Down" (Nonesuch)
17) DALE WATSON "The Sun Sessions" (Red House)
18) ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO "Big Station" (Fantasy)
19) OMAR & THE HOWLERS "I'm Gone" (Big Guitar Music)
20) EUPHORIA BRASS BAND "Coast To Coast" (self released)
21) VARIOUS "This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark" (Music Road)
22) PAUL THORN "What The Hell Is Goin' On?" (Perpetual Obscurity)
23) CHUCK LEAVELL "Back To The Woods" (Evergreen Arts)
24) MORRIS LEDET & THE ZYDECO RAMBLERS "Swing That Thing" (Maison de Soul)
25) JOAN OSBORNE "Bring It On Home" (Saguaro Road)
26) SHEMEKIA COPELAND "33 1/3" (Telarc)
27) JIMMY LAFAVE "Depending On The Distance" (Music Road)
28) NICK WATERHOUSE "Time's All Gone" (Innovative Leisure)
29) TWO MAN GENTLEMEN BAND "Two At A Time" (Bean-Tone)
30) BAND OF HEATHENS "Double Down EP 2-Pack" (BOH)
31) VARIOUS "Best Of Ripsaw Records Vol 2" (Part)
33) AMY FRANCIS "Balladacious" (Cherry Ridge)
34) BETH MCKEE "Next To Nowhere" (Swampgirl Music)
35) LYLE LOVETT "Release Me" (Lost Highway)
36) TREASA LEVASSEUR "Broad" (Slim Chicken)
37) HIGH PERFORMANCE "Live From Breaux Bridge" (Swallow)
39) RICK HOLMSTROM "Cruel Sunrise" (M.C.)
40) GARY PRIMICH "Just A Little Bit More" (Old Pal)


Third Coast Music Top Discs of 2011
1) Pine Leaf Boys "Back Home"
2) Marti Brom "Not For Nothin'"
3) Cedric Watson "Creole Moon"
4) Various Artists "Louisiana Swamp Stomp"
5) Dave Alvin "Eleven Eleven"
6) Hadden Sayers "Hard Dollar"
7) Pokey Lafarge & the South City Three "Middle of Everywhere"
8) Ry Cooder "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down"
9) Steve Cropper "Dedicated"
10) Eilen Jewell "Queen of the Minor Key"
11) Los Fabulocos "Dos"
12) Joe Hall & the Louisiana Cane Cutters "Thirty Dobb Special"
13) Marcia Ball "Roadside Attractions
14) Rebirth Brass Band "Rebirth of New Orleans"
15) Band of Heathens "Top Hat Crown & the Clapmaster's Son"
16) Jefferey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys "Return Of The Creole"
17) Joe Ely "Satisfied At Last"
18) Carolyn Wonderland "Peace Meal"
19) Gregg Allman "Low Country Blues"
20) Johnny Bush "Who'll Buy My Memories"
21) Kevin Naquin "Cravin' Cajun"
22) Gurf Morlix "Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream"
23) Sweetback Sisters "Looking For A Fight"
24) Drakes "Nighttime Problems"
25) Southern Culture On The Skids "The Kudzu Ranch"
26) Horace Trahan "Keep Walking"
27) Rick Broussard's Two Hoots & a Holler "Come and Take It"
28) Steve Earle "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive"
29) Augie Meyers "Trippin' Out On Triplets"
30) D.L. Menard "Happy Go Lucky"
31) Johnny Nicholas "Future Blues"
32) Buddy Guy "Living Proof"
33) Mitch Webb & Swindles "Live At Roadhouse Rags"
34) Robert Earl Keen "Ready For Confetti"
35) Roomful of Blues "Hook, Line & Sinker"
36) Slaid Cleaves "Sorrow & Smoke"
37) Corey Ledet "Do You Want More?"
38) Johnny Winter "Roots"
39) Honey Island Swamp Band "Good To You"
40) Cajun Country Revival "The Right Combination"

Third Coast Music Top Discs of 2010
1) TEXAS TORNADOS "Esta Bueno!" (Bismeaux)
2) LOS LOBOS "Tin Can Trust" (Shout Factory)
3) MAGNOLIA SISTERS "Stripped Down" (Arhoolie)
4) MAVIS STAPLES "You Are Not Alone" (Anti)
5) VARIOUS "Crazy Heart Soundtrack" (New West)
6) PAUL THORN "Pimps & Preachers" (Perpetual Obscurity)
7) PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND "Preservation" (Preservation Hall)
8) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD "A.Enlightenment B.Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)" (Bordello)
9) RAUL MALO "Sinners & Saints" (Fantasy)
10) TERRI HENDRIX "Cry Til You Laugh" (Wilory)
11) TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU "Serious Fun" (Parhelion)
12) STONE RIVER BOYS "Love On The Dial" (Cow Island)
13) WENDY COLONNA "We Are One" (s/r)
14) ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO "Street Songs Of Love" (Fantasy)
15) ANDERS OSBORNE "American Patchwork" (Alligator)
16) CHUBBY CARRIER "Zydeco Junkie" (Swampadellic)
17) LYLE LOVETT "Natural Forces" (Lost Highway)
18) BILL KIRCHEN "Word To The Wise" (Proper)
19) JOHN HIATT "The Open Road" (New West)
20) JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE "Harlem River Blues" (Bloodshot)
21) MARTI BROM "Not For Nothin'" (Goofin'/Ripsaw)
22) PINE LEAF BOYS "Back Home" (Valcour)
23) CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS "Genuine Negro Jig" (Nonesuch)
24) JOHN MELLENCAMP "No Better Than This" (Rounder)
25) PINETOP PERKINS & WILLIE "BIG EYES" SMITH "Joined At The Hip" (Telarc)
26) BUTCHER HOLLER "Eilen Jewel Presents..." (Signature Sounds)
27) JERRY LEE LEWIS "Mean Old Man" (Verve/Universal)
28) MORELAND & ARBUCKLE "Flood" (Telarc)
29) JOHN PRINE "In Person & On Stage) (Oh Boy)
30) JON DEE GRAHAM "It's Not As Bad As It Looks" (Freedom)
31) MITCH WOODS "Gumbo Blues" (Club 88)
32) JANIVA MAGNESS "The Devil Is An Angel Too" (Alligator)
33) PATTY GRIFFIN "Downtown Church" (Credential)
34) ROSIE FLORES "Girl Of The Century" (Bloodshot)
35) MARTY STUART "Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions" (Sugar Hill / Superlatone)
36) DR. JOHN & THE LOWER 911 "Tribal" (429)
37) PETER CASE "Wig!" (Yep Roc)
38) POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE "Riverboat Soul" (Free Dirt)
39) KRAYOLAS "Fruteria" (Box)
40) ELVIN BISHOP "Red Dog Speaks" (Delta Groove)


Third Coast Music Top Discs of 2009
1) VARIOUS "Keep Your Soul" (Vanguard)
2) BEAUSOLEIL "Alligator Purse" (Yep Roc)
3) LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS "Vermilionaire" (Bayou Perdu)
4) PINE LEAF BOYS "Homage au Passe" (Lions Gate)
5) DAVE ALVIN "Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women" (Yep Roc)
6) STEVE JAMES "Short Blue Stories" (Hobemian)
7) SUSAN TEDESCHI "Back To The River" (Verve)
8) BONSOIR CATIN "Vive L'Amour" (Valcour)
9) CHARLES THIBODEAUX "Hommage a' Andrew Cormier" (s/r)
10) WAYNE HANCOCK "Viper Of Melody" (Bloodshot)
11) JIMMY BREAUX "Live At Festival Acadiens" (Way Down In Louisiana)
12) RED STICK RAMBLERS "My Suitcase Is Always Packed" (Sugar Hill)
13) STEVE EARLE "Townes" (New West)
14) BAND OF HEATHENS "One Foot In The Ether" (BOH)
15) DEL MOROCCOS "Blue Black Hair" (Hi-Style)
16) BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO "Lay Your Burden Down" (Alligator)
17) KRAYOLAS "Long Leaf Pine" (Box)
18) LINZAY YOUNG & JOEL SAVOY "Linzay Young & Joel Savoy" (Valcour)
19) GEOFF MULDAUR & THE TEXAS SHEIKS "Texas Sheiks" (Moderne & Tradition)
20) JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE "Midnight At The Movies" (Bloodshot)
21) the MODERN SOUNDS "Hold It Fellas / Stomp Stomp" (Ventrella)
22) GUY CLARK "Someday's The Song Writes You" (Dualtone)
23) SHEMEKIA COPELAND "Never Going Back" (Telarc Blues)
24) IN & OUTLAWS "The In & Outlaws" (s/r)
25) RADNEY FOSTER "Revival" (Devil's River)
26) BETH MCKEE "I'm That Way" (s/r)
27) VARIOUS "Voices Of A Grateful Nation" (Welcome Home Project)
28) INSOMNIACS "At Least I'm Not With You" (Delta Groove)
29) BENNY HARP "Sold My Soul" (s/r)
30) FIONA BOYES "Blues Woman" (Yellow Dog)
31) EARL WASHBOARD SALLY "Home Grown" (Catfish Zydeco)
32) WILLIE NELSON & ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL "Willie & the Wheel" (Bismeaux)
33) EILEN JEWELL "Sea of Tears" (Signature Sounds)
34) PORTERDAVIS "Porterdavis" (s/r)
35) SAM BAKER "Cotton" (Music Road)
36) DADDY "For A Second Time" (Cedar Creek)
37) GUY DAVIS "Sweetheart Like You" (Red House)
38) VARIOUS "Oxford American 10th Anniversary Comp." (s/r)
39) DAVIS COEN "Magnolia Land" (Soundview)
40) SETH WALKER "Leap of Faith" (Hyena)


Third Coast Music Top Discs of 2008
1) MITCH WEBB & THE SWINDLES "Lonely Kind" (s/r)
2) OMAR DYKES & JIMMIE VAUGHAN "On The Jimmy Reed Highway" (RUF)
3) PAUL THORN " A Long Way From Tupelo" (Perpetual Obscurity)
4) GUY FORSYTH "Calico Girl" (Small & Nimble)
5) LOS FABULOCOS "Los Fabulocos featuring Kid Ramos" (Delta Groove)
6) JAMES MCMURTRY "Just Us Kids" (Lightning Rod)
7) DR. JOHN "City That Care Forgot" (429)
8) ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS "Raising Sand" (Rounder)
9) ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO "Real Animal" (Back Porch / Manhattan)
10) BAND OF HEATHENS "Band of Heathens" (BOH)
11) BELLEVILLE OUTFIT "Wanderin'" (s/r)
12) VARIOUS "Ribbon of Highway Endless Skyway" (Music Road)
13) LOS #3 DINNERS "Loud" (s/r)
14) SAVOY FAMILY BAND "Turn Loose But Don't Let Go" (Arhoolie)
15) KYLE HUVAL & THE DIXIE CLUB RAMBLERS "The Corner Post" (Swallow)
16) VARIOUS "Putumayo Presents New Orleans Brass" (Putumayo)
17) BUDDY GUY "Skin Deep" (Silvertone)
18) JOHN FOGERTY "Revival" (Fantasy)
19) JESSE DAYTON & BRENNEN LEIGH "Holdin' Our Own" (Stag)
20) TEX MEX EXPERIENCE "Tex Mex Experience" (TMX)
21) HAYES CARLL "Trouble In Mind" (Lost Highway)
22) LOST BAYOU RAMBLERS "Live ala Blue Moon" (Swallow)
23) SISTERS MORALES "Talking To The River" (Luna)
24) JEFFREY BROUSSARD "Keeping The Tradition Alive" (Maison de Soul)
25) CEDRIC WATSON "Cedric Watson" (Valcour)
26) CHUBBY CARRIER "Live at Knuckleheads, KC" (Swampadellic)
27) RY COODER "I, Flathead" (Nonesuch)
28) BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA "Down In New Orleans" (Time Life)
29) JOE ELY & JOEL GUZMAN "Live Cactus" (Rack 'Em)
30) SACRED SHAKERS "The Sacred Shakers" (Signature Sounds)
31) CAROLYN WONDERLAND "Miss Understood" (Bismeaux)
32) JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE "The Good Life" (Bloodshot)
33) STEVE RILEY "The Best Of..." (Rounder)
34) LUCINDA WILLIAMS "Little Honey" (Lost Highway)
35) VARIOUS "Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show" (Columbia / Legacy)
36) DIGNEY FIGNUS "Talk Of The Town" (Figtone)
37) KEVIN NAQUIN "Call It What You Want" (Swallow)
38) PORTERDAVIS "Live At Eddie's Attic" (s/r)
39) FEUFOLLET "Cow Island Hop" (Valcour)
40) MARCIA BALL "Peace, Love & BBQ" (Alligator)

1) VARIOUS "Goin' Home: Fats Domino Tribute" (Vanguard)
2) BLAZE FOLEY "Cold, Cold World" (Lost Art)
3) RODDIE ROMERO "The La Louisianne Sessions" (Octavia)
4) LOS STRAITJACKETS "Rock En Espanol Vol. 1" (Yep Roc)
5) STEVE EARLE "Washington Square Serenade" (New West)
6) MARTY STUART "Compadres" (Superlatone)
7) TERRI HENDRIX "The Spiritual Kind" (Wilory)
8) JOHNNY BUSH "Texas State Of Mind" (BGM)
9) PINE LEAF BOYS "Blues de Musicien" (Arhoolie)
10) EILEN JEWELL "Boundary County" (self)
11) TEXAS NORTHSIDE KINGS "Texas Northside Kings" (Dialtone)
12) LUCINDA WILLIAMS "West" (Lost Highway)
13) MAVIS STAPLES "We'll Never Turn Back" (Anti)
14) TEXAS SOUTHSIDE KINGS "Texas Southside Kings" (Dialtone)
15) SUBDUDES "Street Symphony" (Back Porch)
16) RED STICK RAMBLERS "Made In The Shade" (Sugar Hill)
17) LARRY LANGE & HIS LONELY KNIGHTS "Crazy, Crazy Baby" (Texas Jamboree)
18) LYLE LOVETT "It's Not Big It's Large" (Lost Highway)
19) BEAUSOLEIL "Live In Louisiana" (Way Down In Louisiana)
20) BLUERUNNERS "Live At The Triple Door" (self)
21) RED MEAT "We Never Close" (Ranchero)
22) JOEY ALLCORN "50 Years Too Late" (DJ Allcorn Music)
23) LIL BIT & THE CUSTOMATICS "Lone Star Girl" (Tomcattin' Round)
24) PATRICIA VONNE "Firebird" (Bandolera)
25) WILLIE NELSON "Songbird" (Lost Highway)
26) RUTHIE FOSTER "The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster" (Blue Corn Music)
27) EILEN JEWELL "Letters From Sinners & Strangers" (Signature Sounds)
28) GUY FORSYTH "Unrepentant Schizophrenic Americana" (Small & Nimble)
29) JEAN-PIERRE & THE ZYDECO ANGELS "Zydeco Alert" (self)
30) VARIOUS "Just One More: A Tribute To Larry Brown" (Bloodshot)
31) PINE LEAF BOYS "La Musique" (Arhoolie)
32) RY COODER "My Name Is Buddy" (Nonesuch)
33) ROBERT LIGHTHOUSE "Deep Down In The Mud" (Right On Rhythm)
34) BETTYE LAVETTE "The Scene Of The Crime" (Anti)
35) KOKO TAYLOR "Old School" (Alligator)
36) GURF MORLIX "Diamonds To Dust" (Blue Corn Music)
37) JIMMY LAFAVE "Cimarron Manifesto" (Red House)
38) LEE ROCKER "Black Cat Bone" (Alligator)
39) INSOMNIACS "Left Coast Blues" (Delta Groove)
40) ROBERT PLANT & ALISON KRAUSS "Raising Sand" (Rounder)



1) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD "Snake Farm" (Sustain)
2) LOS LOBOS "The Town & the City" (Hollywood)
3) SOLOMON BURKE "Nashville" (Shout Factory)
4) MCKAY BROTHERS "Cold Beer & Hot Tamales" (Medina River)
5) NEW ORLEANS SOCIAL CLUB "Sing Me Back Home" (Burgundy/Sony BMG)
6) SLAID CLEAVES "Unsung" (Rounder)
7) HANK WILLIAMS III "Straight To Hell" (Curb)
8) SETH WALKER "SETH WALKER" (Pacific Blues)
9) JERRY LEE LEWIS "Last Man Standing" (Artists First)
10) CHARIVARI "A Trip To The Holiday Lounge" (Rounder)
11) VARIOUS "Our New Orleans 2005" (Nonesuch)
12) NEKO CASE "Fox Confessor Brings The Flood" (Anti)
13) HACIENDA BROTHERS "What's Wrong With Right" (Proper)
14) SUBDUDES "Behind The Levee" (Back Porch)
15) GOURDS "Heavy Ornamentals" (Eleven Thirty)
16) BR549 "Dog Days" (Dualtone)
17) KANE WELCH & KAPLAN "Lost John Dean" (Compass)
18) VARIOUS "No Depression Vol. 2" (Dualtone)
19) JAMES HAND "The Truth Will Set You Free" (Rounder)
20) LITTLE WILLIES "The Little Willies" (Milking Bull)
21) FIONA BOYES "Lucky 13" (Yellow Dog)
22) OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW " Big Iron World" (Nettwerk)
23) VARIOUS "A Celebration of New Orleans Music" (Rounder)
24) MARTI BROM "Heartache Numbers" (Goofin)
25) WILLIE NELSON "You Don't Know Me" (Lost Highway)
26) ROSANNE CASH "Black Cadillac" (Capitol)
27) BOB DYLAN "Modern Times" (Columbia)
28) JERRY DOUGLAS "The Best Kept Secret" (Koch)
29) SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS "Doublewide & Live" (Yep Roc)
30) STEVE RILEY & THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS "Dominos" (Rounder)
31) GRAYSON CAPPS "Wail & Ride" (Hyena)
32) MARY FLOWER "Bywater Dance" (Yellow Dog)
33) JOHNNY CASH "American V" (American Recordings/Lost Highway)
34) TOM RIGNEY & FLAMBEAU "Off The Hook" (Parhelion)
35) TODD SNIDER "The Devil You Know" (New Door)
36) PAUL BURCH "East To West" (Bloodshot)
37) DAN REEDER "Sweetheart" (Oh Boy)
38) WAYNE HANCOCK "Tulsa" (Bloodshot)
39) ERIC HISAW "The Crosses" (Saustex Media)
40) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN "We Shall Overcome" (Columbia)



1) VARIOUS "Hard Headed Woman" (Bloodshot)
2) LOS SUPER 7 "Heard It On The X" (Telarc)
3) GUY FORSYTH "Love Songs: For & Against" (Small & Nimble)
4) TWO TONS OF STEEL "Vegas" (Palo Duro)
5) RAY WYLIE HUBBARD "Delirium Tremelos" (Philo)
6) DELBERT MCCLINTON "Cost Of Living" (New West)
7) WILLIE NELSON "Countryman" (Lost Highway)
8) MAGNOLIA SISTERS "Apres Faire Le Boogie Woogie" (Rounder)
9) SARAH BORGES "Silver City" (Blue Corn Music)
10) JAMES MCMURTRY "Childish Things" (Compadre)
11) TOM RIGNEY "A Blue Thing" (Parhelion)
12) BUDDY GUY "Bring 'Em In" (Silvertone)
13) WILLIE NELSON "It Always Will Be" (Lost Highway)
14) VARIOUS "Texas Unplugged Vol. 1" (Palo Duro)
15) ROBBIE FULKS "Georgia Hard" (Yep Roc)
16) BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO "Jackpot" (Tomorrow Recordings)
17) CC ADCOCK "Lafayette Marquis" (Yep Roc)
18) ROSIE LEDET "Pick It Up" (Maison de Soul)
19) VARIOUS "Brewed In Texas Vol. 2" (Compadre)
20) STEVE EARLE "Live From Austin, TX" (New West)
21) RODNEY CROWELL "The Outsider" (Columbia)
22) DWIGHT YOAKAM "Blame The Vain" (New West)
23) NEKO CASE "The Tigers Have Spoken" (Anti)
24) ELIZABETH MCQUEEN "Happy Doing What We're Doing" (Freedom)
25) BLUERUNNER "Honey Slides" (Bayou Vista)
26) RECKLESS KELLY "Wicked Twisted Road" (Sugar Hill)
27) SHANNON MCNALLY "Geronimo" (Back Porch)
28) MISSISSIPPI HIPPIES "Mississippi Hippies" (Big Smoke)
30) PATRICIA VONNE "Guitars & Castanets" (Bandolera)
31) BOB DYLAN "No Direction Home" (Columbia/Legacy)
32) KNITTERS "The Modern Sounds of the Knitters" (Zoe)
33) TOM RUSSELL BAND "Raw Vision" (Philo)
34) JESSE DAYTON "Country Soul Brother" (Stag)
35) KERMIT RUFFINS & THE REBIRTH BRASS BAND "Throwback" (Basin Street)
36) GRAYSON CAPPS "If You Knew My Mind" (Hyena)
37) RAY CHARLES "Ray Soundtrack" (Warner)
38) BEL AIRS "Got Love" (Hightone)
39) FORTY TWENTY (Sober & Stupid" (Slack Jaw)
40) GREENCARDS "Weather & Water" (Dualtone)


1) STEVE EARLE "The Revolution Is Now" (Artemis)
2) VARIOUS "Por Vida" (OR)
3) JAMES MCMURTRY "Live In Aught Three" (Compadre)
4) DAN REEDER "Dan Reeder" (Oh Boy)
5) JOHNNY BUSH "Honkytonic" (BGM)
6) DAVE ALVIN "Ashgrove" (Yep Roc)
7) VARIOUS "Creole Bred" (Vanguard)
8) LIL' BIT & THE CUSTOMATICS "Headin' On" (Lil Bit O' Trouble)
9) NEAL BLACK & THE HEALERS "Dreams Are For Losers" (Dixie Frog)
10) SLAID CLEAVES "Wishbones" (Philo)
11) TONY JOE WHITE "The Heroines" (Sanctuary)
12) TOM RIGNEY "Happy To Be Here" (Parhelion)
13) JESSE DAYTON "Tall Texas Tales" (Stag)
14) JEFF PLANKENHORN "Plank" (Blue Corn Music)
15) VARIOUS "Hard Headed Woman" (Bloodshot)
16) LOS LOBOS "The Ride" (Hollywood)
17) CINDY CASHDOLLAR "Slide Show" (Silver Shot)
18) BELTON RICHARD "The Older The Wine The Finer The Taste" (Swallow)
19) OTIS GIBBS "One Day Our Whispers" (Benchmark)
20) CARLOS GUITARLOS "Straight From My Heart" (Nomad)
21) RESENTMENTS "The Resentments" (Freedom)
22) RAILBENDERS "Segundo" (Big Bender)
23) LORETTA LYNN "Van Lear Rose" (Interscope)
24) ELEVEN HUNDRED SPRINGS "Bandwagon" (Palo Duro)
25) PAUL BURCH "Fool For Love" (Bloodshot)
26) CORNELL HURD BAND "Cen-Tex Serenade" (Behemoth)
27) GURF MORLIX "Cut n Shoot" (Blue Corn Music)
28) JON RAUHOUSE "Steel Guitar Rodeo" (Bloodshot)
29) DALE WATSON "Dreamland" (Koch)
30) VARIOUS "Live From the WC Handy Blues Awards" (Tone-Cool)
31) SAVOY FAMILY BAND "Cajun Album" (Arhoolie)
32) MERLE HAGGARD & WILLIE NELSON "Pancho & Lefty" (Epic/Legacy)
33) RENEE AUSTIN "Sweet Talk" (Blind Pig)
34) GOURDS "Growin' A Beard" (Aspyr)
35) BILLER & HORTON "Texotica" (Vinylux)
36) BEAUSOLEIL "Gitane Cajun" (Vanguard)
37) LOS TEXMANIACS "A Tex-Mex Groove" (Maniax)
38) SCARECROWS "Rattlesnake Law" (Hayden's Ferry)
39) TERRI HENDRIX "The Art Of Removing Wallpaper" (Wilory)
40) VARIOUS "Touch My Heart" (Sugar Hill)