Saturday, January 24, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/24/15

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley - Everywhere I Go - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
Jorma Kaukonen - The Other Side of the Mountain - Ain't in No Hurry (NEW)
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - You'll Always Be My Girl - Medicine (NEW)
Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate - My Baby Don't Tolerate
Left Coast Country - Ain't Found A Home - Pines Fly By
Robert Earl Keen - 99 Years For One Dark Day (With Peter Rowan) - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
The Howlin' Brothers - Night and Day - Trouble 
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Pocket Full of Dust - I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands 
The Wood Brothers - Neon Tombstone - The Muse
Ryan Bingham - Fear and Saturday Night - Fear and Saturday Night (NEW)
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth
Willie Watson - Mother Earth - Folk Singer, Vol. 1 
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band - Not a Song - Take It Like a Man (NEW)

4pm
Brant Croucher - 84 Boxes - Blanco County Lights (NEW)
Lee Ann Womack - Out On The Weekend - The Way I'm Livin'
Victor Krummenacher - Chemtrails - Hard To See Trouble Coming
The Vespers - Sisters and Brothers - Sisters and Brothers
Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis - Harper Valley PTA - Our Year
Todd Adelman - Oh Marie - Highways and Lowways
Tom Faia - Whole Lotta Trouble for a Little Bit of Love - Best Of Tom Faia (NEW)
Paul Kelly - Keep On Coming Back For More (feat. Clairy Browne) - The Merri Soul Singles, Vol. 1 (NEW)
 Whitey Morgan & The 78's - I Ain't Drunk - Whitey Morgan & The 78's
Danny Brooks & Miss Debi - This World Is Not Your Friend - This World Is Not Your Friend (NEW)
Corb Lund - Truck Got Stuck - Counterfeit Blues
Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones - Saddletone Boogie  -Ease My Mind
Trigger Hippy - Pretty Mess - Trigger Hippy 
Jimmy LaFave - For Everyman - Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/17/15

Well after reminiscing about all the great music that was released last year for the past few weeks, it felt good to play some new CD's that have come in recently. I also featured several of the artists coming to Oregon in the next couple of weeks.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More - Fresh Picked #5
Ryan Bingham - Adventures of You and Me - Fear And Saturday Night (NEW)
Great American Taxi - Am Radio - Paradise Lost
The String Cheese Incident - Colorado Bluebird Sky - Song in My Head
Del Barber - Walking In A Straight Line - Prairieography
Left Coast Country - Bus Driver - Pines Fly By  
The Harmed Brothers Better Days - Better Days
Hard Working Americans - Wrecking Ball - Hard Working Americans
Whitey Morgan & The 78's - Honky Tonk Queen - The Mountain, The Barn And The 78's
The Band of Heathens - Jackson Station - Live At Antones
Willie Watson - Midnight Special - Folk Singer, Vol. 1
Todd Adelman - Red Headed Woman With a Gibson Guitar - Highways and Lowways
  
4pm
John Prine - Daddy's Little Pumpkin - The Missing Years 
Bill Kirchen - Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods - Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods 
True North - It's A Shame - Elsebound
Ventuckty String Band - Portland Town - Happenstance
Nickel Creek - Destination - A Dotted Line
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band  - Jim 3:16 - Take It Like a Man  (NEW)
The Wood Brothers - I Got Loaded - The Muse
Lyle Lovett - Rosie - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
Paul Thorn - Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Trigger Hippy - Dry County - Trigger Hippy
Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes - Workin' Man Can't Get Nowhere Today - Before the Sun Goes Down (NEW)
James McMurtry - Too Long In The Wasteland - Too Long In The Wasteland 
Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/10/15

So after spending a couple of weeks reviewing some of my choices for the monthly Freeform American Roots Chart, I have put together my choices for FAR & Away 2014 which I featured on this week's show. Of course these are MY choices. If you want to check out how all of the choices added up go to: http://www.tcmnradio.com/far/far_best2014.htm

Since my show follows the Magical Mystery Tour, I played The Kinks to start my show. Muswell Hillbillies was one of my first albums. Who knew The Kinks were playing Americana before it was even popular. From there I took a musical journey through the Routes & Branches of My Kind Of music finishing with my 2 favorite albums of the year.


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbilly - Muswell Hillbillies + Katalogue
Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman - Statesboro Blues - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Shooter Jennings - A Hard Lesson To Learn - The Other Live
John Hiatt - Marlene - Terms Of My Surrender 
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
John Fullbright - Until You Were Gone - Songs
Moot Davis - Walk Alone - Goin' in Hot
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - A Breaking Heart - Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Rodney Crowell - Frankie Please - Tarpaper Sky 
Zoe Muth - Mama Needs a Margarita - World of Strangers
Sarah Levecque - Next to Nothin' - Beautiful Defeat
Yvette Landry - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Me & T-Coe's Country
Lucinda Williams - I Just Want To See You So Bad - Lucinda Williams 25 Anniversary
Bob Dylan and The Band - Folsom Prison Blues - The Basement Tapes Sampler

4pm
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Hard Working Americans - Black Land Farmer - Hard Working Americans
Doug Seegers - She (feat. Emmylou Harris) - Going Down To the River
Dave & Phil Alvin - Southern Flood Blues - Common Ground 
Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer - Nighttime Is Here on the Valley - The Flower of Muscle Shoals
The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm - Good Luck Charm
Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis - Motor City Man - Our Year
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - High Brow Blues - Riding Mercury
The Stagger and Sway - Rubber to the Road - Fun And Games
Tim O'Brien - Origin of Species - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither 
Trigger Hippy - Tennessee Mud - Trigger Hippy
The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City - Lost On the River 
My choices for the 2014 FAR & Away Chart

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
1 Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes
2 Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy
3 Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin: Common Ground
4 Doug Seegers: Going Down To The River
5 Old Crow Medicine Show: Remedy
6 John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender

DEBUT ALBUM
1 Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy
2 Doug Seegers: [Going Down To The River]
3 Hard Working Americans: Hard Working Americans

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM
1 VA: All MY Friends, Celebrating the Songs of Gregg Allman
2 VA: Link Of Chain; A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither
3 VA: Look Again To The Wind; Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM
1 Lucinda Williams, 25 Anniversary
2 Bob Dylan & The Band, The Basement Tapes
3 The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies

LIVE ALBUM
1 VA: All MY Friends, Celebrating the Songs of Gregg Allman
2 Hard Working Americans, The First Waltz
3 Shooter Jennings, The Other Live

FEMALE ARTIST
1 Yvette Landry
2 Sarah Levecque
3 Zoe Muth

MALE ARTIST
1 Rodney Crowell
2 JP Harris
3 Moot Davis

DUO/GROUP
1 Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis
2 The Mastersons
3 Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

INSTRUMENTALIST
1 Tom Bukovac
2 Greg Leisz
3 Jens Kruger

SONGWRITER
1 John Hiatt
2 Matt Andersen
3 John Fullbright

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY
1 T Bone Burnett
2 Will Kimbrough
3 Donna Mavity

LOCAL
1 Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Riding Mercury
2 The Stagger & Sway - Fun and Games

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/3/15

I continued this week with my recap of the albums I choose for the Freeform American Roots Chart during 2014 . Listening to these albums again is helping me put together my favorites for the end of the year picks for the FAR & Away chart. I will play those albums next week.

3pm
Karen & The Sorrows - Just a Little Heartbreak - The Names of Things
Suzette Lawrence & The Neon Angels - Texas State Line - Tear Up The Honky Tonk
The Mastersons - I Found You - Good Luck Charm
Jim Lauderdale - Doin' Time In Bakersfield - I'm A Song 
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender
Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones - Know - Ease My Mind
Sunny Sweeney - You Don't Know Your Husband - Provoked
Kenny Butterill - Hocus Pocus - Troubadour Tales
Paul Thorn - I Backslide on Friday - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Curtis McMurtry - Ghost in My Bed - Respectable Enemy
Old Crow Medicine Show - Doc's Day - Remedy
Justin Townes Earle - My Baby Drives - Single Mothers
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen - Better Days - Cold Spell 
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Talking to the Wall - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - That Gospel Music - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
4pm
Jorma Kaukonen - Leave The Light On - Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - What I got - Riding Mercury
Lucinda Williams - West Memphis - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Katie Garibaldi - Lock the Door, Lose the Key - Follow Your Heart 
Angeleena Presley - Dry County Blues - American Middle Class
Keith Greeninger - Hop in the Truck - Soul Connection
Sarah Levecque - Just You - Beautiful Defeat
Trigger Hippy - Rise Up Singin' - Trigger Hippy
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Railroad - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Marcia Ball - Human Kindness - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - Give a Little Lovin' - Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Peggy Young & The Survivors - Lonely Women Make Good Lovers - Lonely In a Crowded Room
Doug Seegers - Going Down to the River - Going Down To the River

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Routes & Branches 12/27/14

It has been another big year in Americana music with new releases from many known bands, some new groups as well as an emergence of several new super-groups including The Hard Working Americans, Trigger Hippy and The New Basement Tapes. In an effort to select my favorites of the year I am recapping my monthly choices for the Freeform American Roots chart. Since I try to not repeat an album from one month to the next, there are far too many cd's to fit into one show. This week I focused on the first half of the year along with my choices for the month of December (numbered) since I felt the need to feature them this month. Next week I will focus on the second half of the year.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Lucinda Williams - The Nights Too Long - Lucinda Williams 
(5)Willie May - Everybody But Me - Shaken Tree Blues
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - Gotta Stay Young - South 
Railroad Earth - Monkey - Last of the Outlaws 
Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik - Who Woulda Thunk It? (feat. Gurf Morlix) - Punishing the Myth
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
(6)The Kinks - Alcohol - Muswell Hillbillies + Katalog
Drive-By Truckers - Primer Coat - English Oceans
The String Cheese Incident - Colorado Bluebird Sky - Song in My Head
Shook Twins - Shake - What We Do
Rodney Crowell - Fever On The Bayou - Tarpaper Sky  
Johnny Cash - Baby Ride Easy - Out Amoung The Stars 
(4)Steve Earle - Custer - Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited

4pm
John Fullbright - Until You Were Gone - Songs
Dave & Phil Alvin - I Feel So Good - Common Ground
Grant Farm - Song of the Wayword Son - Plowin' Time 
The Howlin' Brothers - Monroe - Trouble
(3)Marc Ford - Blue Sky - Holy Ghost 
Shoebox Letters - Crash - Honest Truth
Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis - Motor City Man - Our Year
Zoe Muth - Mama Needs a Margarita - World of Strangers
Willie Nelson - Wives and Girlfriends - Band Of Brothers 
Yvette Landry - Misery Loves Company - Me & T-Coe's Country
(2)Thompson - Careful - Family
Corb Lund - Truck Got Stuck - Counterfeit Blues
The Mastersons - Closer To You - Good Luck Charm
(1)The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City - Lost On the River

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Routes & Branches 12/20/14

We are upon the holiday season and with that comes my annual Americana "Holiday Style" show in which I play some songs that I never play any other time of the year. Not every track is a holiday song since we still have a few new albums trickling into the station but many are.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday with the ones they love.

Artist/Song/Source
3pm
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? -  Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
The Whiskey Belles - Country Christmas - Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey 
Guy Clark - The Coat - Someday The Song Writes You
Dolly Parton - Hard Candy Christmas - The RCA Years 1967-1986
Thompson - Family - Family
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas from the Family - Live At the Ryman 2005
Doug Seegers - There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (feat. Buddy Miller) - Going Down To the River
John Hiatt - Wintertime Blues - Master of Disaster 
Darol Anger and the Republic of Strings - Father Adieu - Generation Nation
Mark O'Connor - The Christmas Song - An Appalachain Christmas
Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons - Jazz Fiddler - Take Yo Time
Owl Country - Long Gentle Rain - Long Gentle Rain
Steve Earle - Christmas In Washington - El Corazon

4pm
The Whiskey Belles - It's Begining to Look a Look a Lot Like Christmas - Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey
Shawn Mullins - Tinseltown - Light You Up
Great American Taxi - Good Night to Boogie - Reckless Habits
Nickel Creek - Christmas Eve - A Dotted Line
Catherine MacLellan - Jack's Song - The Raven's Sun 
Buddy & Julie Miller - The Selfishness In Man - Written In Chalk
Hayes Carll - Grateful for Christmas - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) 
Brian Cutean - Rosepelly Mountain - Guitarred & Feathered
Will Brown - Rainy Day Sketch - Down The Highway 
Sam Baker - Say Grace - Say Grace
Willie May - I'm Goin' Home - Shaken Tree Blues 
Robert Earl Keen - Happy Holidays Y'all - Walking Distance

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Routes & Branches 12/13/14

This week's show mostly focused on recent nominations to the American Roots categories of the Grammys. I didn't have all of the albums nominated but the ones I have I certainly hope will win!!! We will see on February 8th.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
North Mississippi Allstars - My Home Town - Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. 
Jesse Winchester - Just So Much - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble
Eliza Gilkyson - Eliza Jane - The Nocturne Diaries
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Old Crow Medicine - Show Doc's Day - Remedy
Dave & Phil Alvin - Southern Flood Blues - Common Ground
Dave & Phil Alvin - Key To The Highway - Common Ground 
David Bromberg - Mr. Bojangles (Live) - The Player: A Retrospective
Rhonda Vincent - I Need Somebody Bad Tonight - Only Me
Rhonda Vincent - Drivin' Nails - Only Me
Yvette Landry - Friday Night Special - Should Have Known

4pm
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue - The River & The Thread
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird - The River & The Thread
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender 
John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender - Terms Of My Surrender
Brantley Gilbert - Before The Bullets Fly - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Shook Twins - Holler It Down - What We Do
The Earls Of Leicester - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - The Earls of Leicester
Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman - Statesboro Blues - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Country Song - Cold Spell
Hayes Carll - Drunken Poet's Dream - Trouble In MInd 
Sturgill Simpson - The Promise - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Chuck Cannon - Whiskey Drinkin' Preacher - God Shaped Hole