Saturday, April 12, 2014

Routes & Branches 4/12/14

Little Feat - Easy To Slip - Sailin' Shoes
Eilen Jewell - You're Lookin' At Country - Butcher Holler
Dwight Yoakam w/ Willie Nelson - If Teardrops Were Diamonds - 21st Century Hits
Moot Davis - Midnight Train - Goin' In Hot
RJV & Hell County Revival - As Fast As I Drink Whiskey - Three Ways From Sunday
The Whiskey Chasers - Darlin Corey - Well For The Worse
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - When You Get To Ashville - Love Has Come For You
Steep Canyon Rangers - Come Dance - Tell The Ones I Love
Fruition - Just One Of Them Nights - Just One Of Them Nights
Peter Mulvey - Lies You Forgot You Told - Silver Ladder
Truckstop Honeymoon - List Of Chores - The Madness Of Happiness
Robert Earl Keen - 10,000 Chinese Walk Into A Bar - The Rose Hotel
Richard Thompson - Stuck On The Treadmill - Electric
Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Review - She's A Killer - Last To Leave
Girls Guns And Glory - Be Your Man - Good Luck

Hank Williams III - Okie From Muskogee - Ramblin' Man
Son Volt - Down The Highway - Honky Tonk
The Blushin' Roulettes - Ballad To Biker Joe - Old Mill Sessions
Col. Bruce Hampton - Pharaoh's Kitchen - Pharaoh's Kitchen
Leon Russell - Come On Into My Kitchen - Life Journey
Steve Earle - I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Essential Steve Earle
Wayne Hancock - Ride - Ride
Johnny Cash - I Drove Her Out Of My Mind - Out Amoung The Stars
Bill Kirchen - Hot Rod Lincoln - Seeds & Stems
Matt Andersen - Let You Down - Weightless
Shook Twins - Shake - What We Do
The Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters - At Least In My Mind - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
Little Feat - Willin' - Sailin' Shoes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Routes & Branches 4/5/14

It is not surprising that there are many unreleased recordings from Johnny Cash and if this new CD "Out Amoung The Stars" is any indication of what may come then we will have many more years of great new Cash. Johnny's daughter Rosanne is not doing too bad either with her CD  "The River & The Thread" sitting at #1 on the Americana charts for several weeks now. I was hoping that the Hard Working Americans would knock her off the top spot, but they dropped a notch to the Jackson Brown tribute album this last week so that idea seems to have disappeared.

I found it interesting that I had new CDs from Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings and Waylon Jennings all show up in my mail box at the same time. After listening to Jesse and Shooter's albums I could understand the timing, but I don't think Waylon was in on the release date and that his disk was just a coincident. Either way they made a nice family set of new tunes for the show.


Johnny Cash w/ June Carter Cash - Baby Ride Easy - Out Amoung The Stars
Johnny Cash w/ Waylon Jennings - I'm Movin' On - Out Amoung The Stars
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue - The River & The Thread
Sara Jean Kelley - I Got A Man - The Waiting Place
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Richard Thompson - Take Care The Road You Choose - Sweet Warrior
Wink Keziah - Faithful Son - Cowbilly
Honey Don't - Rock And a Hard Place - Heart Like A Wheel
Del Barber - Walking In A Straight Line - Prairieography
Stugill Simpson - Life Of Sin - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Moot Davis - Just Left Home - Goin' In Hot
Hezekiah Goode - Go Easy On The Ethanol - Two Billion Acres Of Salt

The Holmes Brothers - Stayed At The Party - Brotherhood
Jessi Colter - You Can Pick 'em Baby - Live From Cain's Ballroom
Waylon Jennings - Hittin' The Bottle Again - Right For The Time
Shooter Jennings - A Hard Lesson To Learn - The Other Live
Yonder Mountain String Band - All The Time - EP 13
String Chees Incident - Song In My Head - Song In My Head
Drive By Truckers - Primer Coat - English Oceans
Eilen Jewell - Nowhere In No Time - Sea Of Tears
Shook Twins - What We Do - What We Do
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
Merle Haggard - Honky Tonk Night Time Man - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Routes & Branches 3/22/14


David Olney - Death, True Love, Lonesome Blues & Me - Real Lies
Fred Eaglesmith - What It Takes - Tambourine
Buzz Cason - Troubadour Heart - Troubadour Heart
Wink Keziah - When I Get Paid - Cowbilly
Carrie Rodriguez - Got Your Name On It - Live In Lousville
Janis Martin - Long White Cadillac - The Blanco Sessions
Lydia Loveless - Wine Lips - Somewhere Else
Will Brown Down - The Highway - Down The Highway
Yonder Mountain String Band - All The Time - EP 13
Steve Martin & Eddie Brickell - Who You Gonna Take? - Love Has Come For You
Steep Canyon Rangers - Come Dance - Tell The Ones I Love
Max Gomez - Ball & Chain - Rule The World
Clay McClinton - Beer Joint - Bittin' At The Bit

Damon Fowler - Old Fools, Bar Stools, And Me - Sounds Of Home
Matt Andersen - Weightless - Weightless
Rod Picott - 65 Falcon - Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal
Annie Ford Band - Calloused Hands - Annie Ford Band
Sarah Jarosz - Fuel The Fire - Build Me Up From Bones
Eli Barsi - Country Music Was Made For Saturday Night - Portrait Of A Cowgirl
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - I Fell Short - On The Edge
Railroad Earth - One More Night On The Road - Last Of The Outlaws
Hezekiah Goode - Good Old Mountain Dew - Two Billion Acres Of Salt
Honey Don't - Playing In The Devil's Electric Band - Heart Like A Wheel
Grant Peeples - It's Too Late To Live In Austin - Punishing The Myth

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Routes & Branches 3/15/14


Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty - Live At McCabe's
Jonny Two Bags - Clay Wheels - Salvation Town
Drive By Truckers - Primer Coat - English Oceans
Hard Working Americans - Stomp & Holler - Hard Working Americans
Saucytown - In My Company - The First Album
Shoebox Letters - Anytime - Better Times
Lewi Longmire - When Your Time Comes A Callin' - If I Live To Be 100
Carlene Carter - Me And The Wildwood Rose - Carter Girl
Mary Gauthier - Last Of The Hobo Kings - Live At Blue Rock
Kruger Brothers - A Man And His Story - Spirit Of The Rockies
The Infamous Stringdusters - Where The Rivers Run Cold - Let It Go

Steep Canyon Rangers - Between Midnight and The Dawn - Nobody Knows You
Luther Dickinson - Yard Man - Rock 'n Roll Blues
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Gotta Stay Young - South
Drive By Truckers - Pauline Hawkins - English Oceans
Jerry Jeff Walker - London Homesick Blues - !Viva Terlingua!
David Bromberg - Keep On Drinkin' - Only Slightly Mad
Hank Williams III - Ramblin' Man - Ramblin' Man
Patty Griffin - If I Had My Way - Down Town Church
Rose Ann Fino - Boxed Wine - Story Of Tomorrow
Marcia Ball - The Party's Still Going On - Roadside Attractions
Mare Wakefield & Nomad - Rattlesnake - Poet On The Moon
John Gorka - Holed Up Mason City - Bright Side Down
James McMurtry - Just Us Kids - Just Us Kids

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Routes & Branches 3/1/14

Lots of new music on today's show. I hope everyone enjoyed it.


The Band - Life Is A Carnival - Anthology Vol. II
Levon Helm - Growing Trade - Electric Dirt
Great American Taxi - Poor House - Paradise Lost
Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Battle Of New Orleans - Four Foot Shack
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth
Lydia Loveless - To Love Somebody - Somewhere Else
Wendy Colonna - Dirty Things - Nectar
Jim Lauderdale - When Jones Came Home - Black Roses
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating
Carrie Ann Carroll - Call Me Darlin' - You Should Know
Danni Nicholls - Beautiful Game - A Little Redemption

Holly Williams - Drinkin' - The Highway
Hezekiah Goode - Good Old Mountain Dew - Two Billion Acres Of Salt
Wylie And The Wild West - 21st Century Blues - Relic
Girls Guns And Glory - Be Your Man - Good Luck
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee
Elephant Revival - Willing And Able - These Changing Skies
Hen House Prowlers - Ain't Too Proud To Beg - Breaking Ground
Steep Canyon Rangers - Tell The Ones I Love - Tell The Ones I Love
The Kruger Brothers - Long Black Veil - Best Of The Kruger Brothers
Chuck Cannon - You Let The Fox Watch The Henhouse - Symphony Of Scars
Dave Ellis - Where You're Going - Everything In Between
The Amigos - Anyway You Want Me - Diner In The Sky
Dan Tedesco - Fire In The Tumbleweed - Death In The Valley

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Routes & Branches 2/22/14

Anyone who knows me would say that I have a strong passion for live music, from local artists to national performers, which explains my absence for the past couple of weeks and how local guitarist Will Brown all ended up on today's show.
I saw Will perform over at Cosmic sometime last fall and totally enjoyed his finger style guitar playing. After completing his second CD of original tracks I suggested that he stop by and play some tunes for my listeners. You can find out more about Will and his music at:

The past couple of weeks filled me with so much music that I just had to share some of my favorite highlights today and I know that I did not get to all of them. Most notably absent from today's list are The Steep Canyon Rangers who were the host band on Mountain Song At Sea, but I will have plenty of more opportunity to feature them on future shows since they will be coming to Eugene in May. Cayamo has so much going on at one time that there are always some shows that I don't get to and two hours on the radio is not enough time to feature all the artists.
One of the best things about Mountain Song and Cayamo is hearing performers that I have never heard before. My first day on Cayamo I met some folks from New Mexico and I asked them who they suggest I check out and they said Max Gomez. I caught his first show on the boat and picked up his cd the next day. On Mountain Song my favorite new discovery was The Kruger Brothers. They made playing well look easy.
There are many memories that are special from this journey but I have to say that my highlight was sharing a beer with Dave Bromberg on the pool deck while watching John Fullbright preform.


John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar - The Best Of John Hiatt
Kris Kristofferson - Ramblin' Jack - Feeling Mortal
Max Gomez - Ball And Chain - Rule The World
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice - Shady Grove - The Pizza Tapes
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Country Girl - Leaving Eden
Trampled By Turtles - Shenandoah - Duluth
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Elephant Revival - Grace Of A Woman - These Changing Skies
Brandi Carlile - Raise Hell - Bear Creek
Lyle Lovett - White Frieghtliner Blues - Release Me

Will Brown - Down The Highway - Live In The KRVM Studio
Will Brown - Reflections - Live In The KRVM Studio
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby - Darling Corey - Cluck Ol' Hen
Greensky Bluegrass - 200 Miles From Montana - Live All Access Vol. 1
Hen House Prowlers - Drunk Again - Breaking Ground
Della Mae - Empire - This World Oft Can Be
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
David Bromberg - Tongue - Use Me
John Fullbright - Gawd Above - From The Ground Up
The Kruger Brothers - People Get Ready - Best Of The Kruger Brothers

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Routes & Branches 2/1/14

It was sad news this week when I heard about the passing of Pete Seeger. I was only 5 years old when my parents took me to my first Pete Seeger concert. I can remember the whole audience singing along with Pete which was his favorite part of performing. Pete was an inspiration to me because he made music that was accessible to everyone and often spoke of the struggles we all go through in this life. I learned several of his songs when I started playing guitar in high school. He is still an inspiration since he kept living his songs right up to the day he passed. God is counting on us now to continue Pete's work by keeping his music alive and well.

Today's show also had a guest appearance from Lindsay Lou Rilko who is better known as Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys. She stopped by without the Flatbellys this afternoon and shared with me some of her family history and how she became a member of the Flatbellys. She sang a beautiful a cappella tune she wrote called "Smooth & Groovy" with so much feeling that she filled our studio with the sound of her voice. 

Pete Seeger - God's Counting On Me… God's Counting On you - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger - You Are My Sunshine - American Favorite Ballads
Pete Seeger - Keep The Flame Alive - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger - Banks Of The Ohio - American Favorite Ballads
Pete Seeger - This Old Man Revisited - A More Perfect Union
Fred Eaglesmith - What It Takes - Tambourine
Hard Working Americans - Black Land Farmer - Hard Working Americans
Parker Millsap - Truck Stop Gospel - Parker Millsap
Shoebox Letters - Anytime - Better Times
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Blue Ridge Mountain - Small Town Heroes
Irene Kelly - Rattlesnake Rattler - Pennsylvania Coal
Rosanne Cash - World Of Strange Design - The River & The Thread
Jason Eady - Ok Whiskey - Daylight Dark
Railroad Earth - One More Night On The Road - Last Of The Outlaws
Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys - The Fix - Here Between EP
Lindsay Lou Rilko - Smooth & Groovy - Live In The KRVM Studio
Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys - Here Between - Here Between EP
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Reinventing The Wheel Of Love - South
The Wood Brothers - The Muse - The Muse
John Moreland - Oh Julia - In The Throes
David Bromberg - Keep On Drinkin' - Only Slightly Mad
Will Kimbrough - Dance Like Grownups Dance - Sideshow Love
Annie Ford Band - Calloused Hands - Annie Ford Band
Lucinda Williams - The Night'sToo Long - Lucinda Williams