Saturday, March 28, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/28/14

Attention all Yonder Mountain String Band Fans out there; The band is doing well and sounding better than ever.
The addition of Allie Kral on violin and  Jake Jolliff  replacing former band member Jeff Austin on mandolin have turned out to be excellent choices for the band. Jolliff a former member of the band Joy Kills Sorrow when he won a 2012 national mandolin championship has the licks to easily fill the roll Austin had in the band. The addition of Kral to the line-up really adds to the YMSB sound in two very important ways. First by adding in stellar fiddle playing which previously had been an occasional treat at regular shows, and secondly by the fact that for the first time the band's vocal harmonies include a female voice, something the band says they are enjoying.
YMSB's 6th studio album "Black Sheep" is in the can but not due for release until June, but the band treated us to 3 of the new songs in the KRVM studios this afternoon. I must say that if the rest of the album sounds as good as these three tracks, I will be playing them all on this radio show.   

Yonder Mountain String Band - Black Sheep - Live In The KRVM Studio
Yonder Mountain String Band - Anna Lee - Live In The KRVM Studio
Yonder Mountain String Band - Landfall - Live In The KRVM Studio
Tim Obrien - My Girl Waiting For Me - Chicken & Egg 2010 
Asleep At the Wheel - Time Changes Everything (with Buddy Miller) - Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now - Terraplane
Mark Knopfler - River Towns - Tracker 
American Aquarium - Man I'm Supposed to Be - Wolves
Striking Matches - Trouble Is As Trouble Does - Nothing But the Silence 
Texas Martha & The House of Twang - Born to Boogie - Long Way From Home 
Marcia Ball - Like There's No Tomorrow - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man

The Ben Davenport Band - Hell of a Day - Slow Start
Dan Weber - (I Deal With) Crazy All Day - What I'm Lookin' For
Jorma Kaukonen - Bar Room Crystal Ball - Ain't in No Hurry
Richie Furay - Some Day w/ Keb Mo - Hand in Hand
James McMurtry - How'm I Gonna Find You Now - Complicated Game
L L Cooper - The Real Deal - Dust Devil 
Pieta Brown - I Want It Back - Mercury
Iris DeMent - Sing the Delta - Sing the Delta
The Keller Sisters - The Rock Bottom - House of Cards
Mulebone - Keep on movin' - Keep on Movin'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/21/15

A few weeks back I saw some folks busking outside the McDonald Theatre before the Devil Makes Three show. They sounded good so I asked them if they would like to play on my show sometime. Today "Ah Rats!" came by the KRVM studio and played a little ragtime for us. If you like what you heard, you can catch them at Cush on April 7th.

The Mavericks - Stories We Could Tell - Mono
Jerry Jeff Walker - Desperados Waiting For The Train - !Viva Terlingua!
The Last Hombres - Unforgiven Man - Odd Fellows Rest
Joe Pug - Burn and Shine - Windfall 
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Summer Nights in New Orleans - Riding Mercury 
Mary Gauthier - Last of the Hobo Kings - Live At Blue Rock
Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Tennessee Kid - Terraplane
Ray Wylie Hubbard - All Loose Things - The Ruffian's Misfortune
Michael Jerome Browne - Sliding Delta - Sliding Delta
Steven Graves - Jackson W/ Alysha Antonino - Mission Bell
Pieta Brown - I'm Gone - Mercury
Iris DeMent - The Night I Learned How Not to Pray - Sing the Delta
Good as Gone - Go Fast - Leave The Light On 
Ah Rats! - Minor Medley - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Ah Rats! - Rag Mama - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Ah Rats! - William Howard Taft - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Yonder Mountain String Band - Sideshow Blues - Mountain Tracks: Volume 5 
Greensky Bluegrass - Wings for Wheels - If Sorrows Swim
Tim O'Brien - All I Want - Chicken & Egg 
James McMurtry - Copper Canteen - Complicated Game
Asleep At the Wheel - Trouble in Mind (with Lyle Lovett) - Still the King : Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 
Patty Griffin - Wherever You Wanna Go - American Kid 
Jerry Jeff Walker - L.A Freeway - Ultimate Jerry Jeff Walker 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/14/15

My friend Art sat in for me while I was away today.
Here is what he played.
J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - Ride The River - The Road To Escondido
The Belleville Outfit - Caroline - Wanderin'
Truckstop Honeymoon - Bargain Hunting - Homemade Haircut
Steve Earle - Hillbilly Highway - Guitar Town
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line - Dreamin' – Wake [new]
The Whiskey Gentry - Clarkesville - Please Make Welcome
Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Saginaw, Michigan - Come On Back
The Deadfields - The Spark - Often Wrong, Never In Doubt
The Unwanted - It's Cool To Be Green - Music From The Atlantic Fringe
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - Do Your Part - Let's Leave This Town
Warren Zevon - Heartache Spoken Here - Mr. Bad Example
Lucinda Williams - This Old Heartache - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
John Starling - Willin' - Slidin Home
The Texas Tornados - Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone? - Best of the Texas Tornados

Hard Working Americans - Wrecking Ball - Hard Working Americans
Hey Mavis - What I Am Without You - What I Did [new]
Rodney Rice - Break Your Heart - Empty Pockets and a Troubled Mind [new]
Darrell Scott - Hopkinsville - Long Ride Home
Gurf Morlix - Ain't Going That Way - Fishin' In The Muddy
Lindi Ortega - Gypsy Child - Tin Star
Greensky Bluegrass - The Radio Blues - Tuesday's Letter
Greensky Bluegrass - Runnin' the Briars - Tuesday's Letter
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women - Boss Of The Blues - Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women
Floyd Domino & Maryann Price - Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring - Upfront
The Honeycutters - Fancy Car - When Bitter Met Sweet
k.d. lang - Don't Be a Lemming Polka - Reintarnation
Robert Earl Keen - For Love - What I Really Mean
Marley's Ghost - It's All Over Now - Jubilee
John Prine - She Is My Everything - Fair & Square

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/7/15

Well when I looking up my birthday notes I noticed that today was Townes Van Zandt's birthday, so he became my featured artist for today's show. I'm not sure when I started listening to Townes, probably around the same time I started listening to Steve Earle, which was so long ago that I couldn't put a date on it. My favorite recording of Townes is actually one in which he shares the stage with Earle and Guy Clark. Recorded in September of '95 Together At the Bluebird CafĂ© was a benefit organized by Susanna Clark (Clark's wife) as a benefit for the Interfaith Dental Clinic of  Nashville of which Townes had benefited from because of loosing a gold tooth which he mentions during the show. A great recording of three songwriters and friends.

The Infamous Stringdusters - Where The Rivers Run Cold - Let It Go
Townes Van Zandt - Katie Belle - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Guy Clark - The Cape - Together At The Bluebird Cafe 
Steve Earle - Delta Mama Blues - Townes
The McCrary Sisters - By the Mark - Let's Go 
Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta - Sing The Delta 
Pieta Brown - Mercury - Mercury
Townes Van Zandt - Tecumseh Valley - A Gentle Evening With Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt - Black Jack Mama - In The Begining
Townes Van Zandt - Walbash Cannonball - Live At McCabe's
Paul Thorn - Old Stray Dogs & Jesus - Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Josh Buckley - 4am - Blind Side of the Heart
Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle - I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty - Together At The Bluebird Cafe 
Greensky Bluegrass - Wings for Wheels - If Sorrows Swim
Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer - Nighttime Is Here on the Valley - The Flower of Muscle Shoals
Screen Door Porch - Poor Elijah / Tribute to Johnson - Modern Settler 
The Better Halves - Wish We Could Go Out Tonight - All Over the Map 
Susie Fitzgerald - Restless - Restless
Zoe Muth - Too Shiny - World of Strangers
Steve Earle - Mr. Mudd And Mr.Gold - Townes
Townes Van Zandt - Waitin' For The Day - In The Begining
Townes Van Zandt - Ain't Leavin' Your Love - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle - White Freightliner Blues - Townes

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/28/15

I have had so many new Cd's hit my mailbox lately that the only way to catch up was to play a bunch of them on my show today.
Here is what I played.

The Mavericks - Stories We Could Tell - Mono
Johnny Cash - Out Amoung The Stars - Out Amoung The Stars
Bill Hearne and Friends - Real Good Itch - All That's Real
The Last Hombres - Unforgiven Man - Odd Fellows Rest
Lilly Hiatt - Somebody's Daughter - Royal Blue
Gretchen Peters - When All You Got Is A Harmer - Blackbirds
Michelle Shocked - Come a Long Way - Arkansas Traveler
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong - Honeydrops Live
Kevin Deal - Play Me a Country Song - Nothing Left to Prove
6 String Drag - I Miss the Drive-In - Roots Rock 'N' Roll
Ryan Culwell - Never Gonna Cry - Flatlands
Jon Dee Graham - Just Like That - Garage Sale
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating 
Martin Sexton - Remember That Ride - Mixtape of the Open Road
The Bros. Landreth - Runaway Train - Let It Lie 
Mike Childress - Gone - Gone
James McMurtry - How'm I Gonna Find You Now - Complicated Game 
Caroline Spence - Seeing Other People - Somehow 
The Keller Sisters - The Rock Bottom - House of Cards
Joanne Rand - Mr. Einstein - Still a Real World 
Brandi Carlile - The Eye The Firewatcher's Daughter
Mulebone - Keep on Movin' - Keep on Movin' 
Joe Pug - Burn and Shine - Windfall 
The Mulligan Brothers - I Don't Want to Know - Via Portland
Rob McHale - Irons and Chains (Dred Scott)  Fields
The Infamous Stringdusters - I'll Get Away - Let It Go

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/21/15

I first of all want to thank all of the listeners who contributed to KRVM during our recent pledge drive. You, truly are the people who keep this great community resource playing the music we all love to hear. Thank You!!!
Last week I ended my show playing a portion of Kind of Bird due to the fact that the song is 18 minuets long and I only had five left in the show. So, this week, after hearing it performed live last Thursday evening, I decided to start my show with it and let the whole track play. Something that is only found on listener supported radio like KRVM.
Doug Seegers performed in Portland last night after my radio show so I was featuring several tracks from his album Going Down To The River. After hearing him live I must say that he is the closest performer to sound like Hank Williams that I have ever seen. It was an enjoyable evening of country music performed as it should be. Barbara Lamb was excellent on the fiddle with just the right accent to Doug's guitar and voice, giving every song the right amount of swing.

Gov't Mule - Kind of Bird (Alternate Version) [feat. John Scofield] - Sco-Mule
Doug Seegers - She (feat. Emmylou Harris) - Going Down To the River 
Jorma Kaukonen - Bar Room Crystal Ball - Ain't in No Hurry
Ellis Paul - Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash) - Chasing Beauty
Johnny Cash - I'm Movin' On - Out Among The Stars 
Ryan Bingham - Radio - Fear and Saturday Night 
Pretty Gritty - Highway - Pretty Gritty 
James McMurtry - She Loves Me - Complicated Game 
James McMurtry - Copper Canteen - Complicated Game
Doug Seegers - Going Down to the River - Going Down To the River
Steve Earle - You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had - Terraplane 
Paul Kelly - Smells Like Rain (feat. Linda Bull) - The Merri Soul Sessions 
Susie Fitzgerald - The Hardest March - Restless 
Caroline Spence - Don't Call - Somehow
The Better Halves - For The Birds - All Over the Map 
Darren Hanlon - The Chattanooga Shoot Shoot - Where Did You Come From?
Doug Seegers - Hard Working Man - Going Down To the River
Jim Ed Brown - Am I Still Country? - In Style Again 
Humming House - Nuts, Bolts, And Screws - Revelries 
Doug Seegers - Gotta Catch That Train - Going Down To the River 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/14/15

I want to thank all of the listeners who called in this afternoon with their support for KRVM and especially Routes & Branches. Listener support is what keeps KRVM on the air. If you appreciate community radio like KRVM please help us continue to play the music you love by going to: and clicking the "Pledge Now" button.

I recently had a chance to talk with one of my guitar heroes Warren Haynes. Haynes will be in Eugene this next week with his band Gov't Mule and John Scofield. They are touring behind the new Sco-Mule album which was recorded 20 years ago with the original Gov't Mule line-up of Haynes, Woody and Abts. Naturally this album is more jazz oriented than other Mule albums with the influences that Scofield brings to the group.
Although I am a fan of Gov't Mule no matter what music they play, I am most found of Haynes work the Allman Brother's band and Phil Lesh & Friends. I was also pleasantly surprised to learn that he got his start playing in David Allen Coe's band back in the '80s.
Also part of today's show I played Rosanne Cash's Grammy wining song,  A Feather's Not A Bird off her Grammy wining album The River & The Thread  and Old Crow Medicine Show's album Remedy which picked up the Grammy for Best Folk album. The Blackberry Bushes  and The Mastersons will both be in Eugene this week so I played them as well.

Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird - The River & The Thread
David Allen Coe - Soul Shine - If That Ain't Contry
David Allen Coe - Willie, Waylon and Me - If That Ain't Contry
Allman Brother's Band - Midnight Rider - Live At The Beacon Theatre
Waren Haynes - Come & Go Blues - All My Friends Celebrating the songs & voice of Gregg Allman 
The Blackberry Bushes - Old Oak Grove - Little Bit of Grace
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Warren Haynes - I'll Be The One - Live at Cuthbert Amphitheater 7/3/01
The Howlin' Brothers - Big Time - Howl
Gov't Mule - Whisper In Your Soul - Shout!
Phil And Friends - Dire Wolf - Live At The Cuthbert Amphitheater 7/3/01
The Mastersons - Closer To You - Good Luck Charm
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had - Terraplane
Gov't Mule - Sco-Mule (feat. John Scofield) - Sco-Mule
Gov't Mule - Kind of Bird (feat. John Scofield) - Sco-Mule