Saturday, November 21, 2015

Routes & Branches 11/21/15

Poor Man's Whiskey - Brain Damage/ Eclipse - Darkside of the Moonshine
Paul Simon - Graceland - Graceland
Hot Buttered - Rum Ramblin' Girl - Live In the Sierra
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Cherry Red Blues - Lost Time 
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal 
Thad Beckman - Blues Gone By - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Thad Beckman - A Soldier Returns Home - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Thad Beckman - Blue Wing (feat. Tom Russell) - Streets of Disaster
Artie Tobia - Kryptonite - Aberdeen

Jeremy Pinnell - The Way Country Sounds - Oh / Ky
Cody Jinks - Mamma song - Adobe Sessions
Keith Rea - A Girl In Longview Texas - Life's an Open Road
Warren Haynes Feat. Railroad Earth - Gold Dust Woman (feat: Grace Potter) - Ashes and Dust
G Love and Special Sauce - New york City (Feat. Lucinda Williams) - Love Saves The Day 
The Reverend Shawn Amos - Joliet Bound - The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
Electric Rag Band - For My Health - My Side
Bob Dylan - Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - The Cutting Edge (The Bootleg Series Vol. 12)
Still Thinking - What I Want, I Don't Need - Still Thinking
The Wood Brothers - Heartbreak Lullaby - Paradise 
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Charm City Junction - I've Got A Woman - Charm City Junction
Steep Canyon Rangers - Radio - Radio 
Trout Steak Revival - Pie - Brighter Every Day

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Routes & Branches 11/7/15

The concert calendar is looking full these days so I played many of the artists coming to our area in the near future today.

Warren Haynes - Coal Tattoo - Ashes And Dust 
Thad Beckman - The Devil Speaks - Streets of Disaster
Tim Obrien - Whatever Happened To Me - Pompadour 
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Rattlesnakin' Daddy - Lost Time
The Wood Brothers - River of Sin - Paradise
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers - Mr. Saturday Night - Loved Wild Lost
The Yawpers - American Man - American Man
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies - Kasey Anderson's Dream - Heart of a Dog 
Blitzen Trapper - Cadillac Road - All Across This Land
Drive-By Truckers - The Righteous Path - It's Great To Be Alive!
Billy Gibbons And The BFG's - Got Love if You Want It - Perfectamundo

Kinky Friedman - Bloody Mary Morning - The Loneliest Man I Ever Met 
Sturgill Simpson - Long White Line - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Chad Elliott - Ghost Of Townes - Wreck and Ruin 
The Nouveaux Honkies - Pancho And Lefty - Blues For Country 
Jeremy Pinnell - Outlaw Life - Oh / Ky
Buzz Cason - Don't Worry Mama - Record Machine
Jeffrey Foucault - Des Moines - Salt as Wolves
Head For The Hills - One Foot in the Grave - Head For The Hills
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Yarn - Alone On the Weekend - Come On In
Mary Kaye - Grit, Grace and Balin' Twine - Ride a Wide Circle
Annee Dechant - Sunday Morning Drive - The Sun Coming In 
Ben Caplan - I Got Me a Woman - Birds With Broken Wings

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/31/15 Halloween

To get to do a show on Halloween comes along only once every eight years. so I took the opportunity to play some tunes that fit the day. Also in the mix were my picks for this month's Freeform American Roots chart*  and a wonderful in-studio appearance from The Talbott Brothers.

Don Henley - The Brand New Tennessee Waltz - Cass County* 
Amanda Pearcy - Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Ray Bonneville) - An Offering 
The Talbott Brothers - Running Man - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Talbott Brothers - Virginia - Live In The KRVM 
The Talbott Brothers - Heartland - Places
Sideroads - Spirit Hwy - Destinations 
The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Deep Ellum Blues - Heirloom Music 
John Flynn - Bury Me with My Guitar - Poor Man's Diamonds 
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
Johnny Cash - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - The Legend
Rosanne Cash - Long Black Veil - The List
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays the Song Writes You

Drive-By Truckers - A Ghost to Most - It's Great To Be Alive!
The Cox Family - Good Imitation of the Blues - Gone Like the Cotton*
Dave Rawlings Machine - The Weekend - Nashville Obsolete*
The Whiskey Chasers - Darlin Corey - Well for the Worse
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer - Black River Killer
Ryan Bingham - Ghost of Travelin' Jones - Mescalito
James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide the Body - Where'd You Hide the Body
Jim Lauderdale - Black Widow Spider - Soul Searching*
Mike Brown - Brown Bottle Blues - Just a Little*
Corb Lund - Run This Town - Things That Can't Be Undone*
David Allen Coe - The Ghost Of Hank Williams - If That Ain't Contry 
Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head - Eleven Eleven
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams - Zombies! - Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk  Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/24/15

The band River Whyless stopped by the station this afternoon to play some tunes for my listeners. I really love to see young people embracing and expanding the boundaries of folk music. River Whyless does all of that by combining great vocal harmonies and traditional instruments with new ways to play those instruments like playing a banjo as a drum rather than picking the strings. They say that the root of a song starts with a guitar and vocals but then the band will experiment with various ways to play it until they like what they have created. The songs that make into the recording studio are the ones they like with some getting recycled or left behind. From what I heard today, River Whyless is ready to take folk music in a whole new direction.

Greg Allman - Melissa - Back To Macon GA
Amanda Pearcy - Pawn Shop Gun (feat. Jimmy Lafave) - An Offering 
The Cox Family - Honky Tonk Blues - Gone Like the Cotton
The Traceys - Harmony - Goin' Home
The Sugar Beets - The Green Alligator -Once Upon A Time 
Blitzen Trapper - Cadillac Road - All Across This Land
Yarn - Strikes & Gutters - Come On In 
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers - Queen of the Rodeo - Loved Wild Lost
John Flynn - Like Woody Done - Poor Man's Diamonds
Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals - On the Edge - Mother Tongue 
Dave Rawlings Machine - Pilgrim (You Can't Go Home) - Nashville Obsolete

River Whyless - Life Crisis - Live In The KRVM Studio 
River Whyless - Maple Sap - Live In The KRVM Studio
River Whyless - Miles of Skyline - River Whyless - EP
Horse Feathers - Old Media - So It Is With Us
The Wood Brothers - Singin' to Strangers - Paradise
Don Henley - No Thank You - Cass County
Corb Lund - Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues - Things That Can't Be Undone
Todd Grebe & Cold Country - Luckiest Man Here On Earth - Citizen
Mike Brown - Dallas - Just a Little
Summer Children - Mighty Fast Car - On the Go With Summer Children (feat. Leslie Wenzell)
Buzz Cason - Dodgin Bullets - Record Machine

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/17/15

I want to say thank you to all of the listener supporters of KRVM and especially those of you who pledged to help keep Routes & Branches on the air during our recent membership drive. I also want to thank Mike Meyer for sitting in for me last week while I was away.

New music as usual and several folks coming to town in the near future dominated today's play list. I had local band Jake McNeillie & Company stop by the studio to talk about their new CD "Dream Country".

The Sugar Beets - You're The Shine - Once Upon A Time 
Jefferey Foucault - Des Moines - Salt As Waves
JJ Ford - Perfect Saturday Night - Perfect Saturday Night
Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land - All Across This Land
Daniel Romano - Strange Faces - If I've Only One Time Askin'
Corb Lund - S Lazy H - Things That Can't Be Undone
Flatland Tourists - Front Porch - Front Porch
Watkins Family Hour - Steal Your Heart Away - Watkins Family Hour
Dan Bern - Merle, Hank & Johnny - Hoody
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee
Dave Rawlings Machine - The Weekend - Nashville Obsolete
Shoebox Letters - Focus On My Drinking - The Road Not Taken
Luke Pruitt - My First Job - Songs of Home, pt. 2 
Warren Haynes - Wanderlust - Ashes & Dust
Jake McNeillie and Company - If This Is What Love Is About - Live In The KRVM Studio
Jake McNeillie and Company - Weatherworn Angel - Live In The KRVM Studio
Jake McNeillie and Company - I'll Be Forgotten -Dream Country
The Reverend Shawn Amos - Joliet Bound - The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
Jim Lauderdale - Soul Searching - Soul Searching
Jim Lauderdale - I'm Just The Lookout - Soul Searching
Mike Brown - Just a Little - Just a Little
Jeremy Pinnell - The Way Country Sounds - Oh / Ky 
The Cox Family - Cash on the Barrelhead - Gone Like the Cotton
Thad Beckman - Ballad of an Aging Musician - Me Talking to Me

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/3/15

This week is the beginning of KRVM"s fall pledge drive. Thanks to all of the listeners who called and supported KRVM especially Routes & Branches this afternoon. All the love is so heart warming, thank you.
Everyone who reads this blog can (& should) become a member of KRVM by going to: and  clicking on the donate now button.

Thanks, Tim

Steep Canyon Rangers - Radio - Radio 
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - It's Only Money - Django and Jimmie
Turnpike Troubadours - 7 Oaks - The Turnpike Troubadours
Dave Rawlings Machine - The Weekend - Nashville Obsolete 
Amanda Pearcy - Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Ray Bonneville) - An Offering
The Traceys - Cry Love - Goin' Home
John Hiatt - Tennessee Plates - The Best Of John Hiatt 
The Black Lillies - Hard to Please - Hard to Please
Ward Davis - Old Wore Out Cowboys (feat. Jamey Johnson & Willie Nelson) - 15 Years in a 10 Year Town 
The Ragpicker String Band - By Your Side - The Ragpicker String Band

Don Henley - Train In The Distance - Cass County
Yarn - Shine The Light On - Shine the Light On
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Summer Children - Walkin' After Midnight - On the Go With Summer Children (feat. Leslie Wenzell)
Dale Watson - Nashville Rash - Best of the Hightone Years 
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars - I Lie When I Drink - El Rancho Azul
David Nelson Band - Rocky Road Blues - Once in a Blue Moon
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - Workin' Man - The Monsanto Years 
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Can You Hear Me Love You? - Wasted
Buzz Cason - Record Machine - Record Machine 
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Mister Kicks - Lost Time

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Routes & Branches 9/26/15

The combination of the fall increase in new CD's to the station along with being away from the show the past couple of weeks had me doing catch-up on playing new music.
Also, congratulations to all of the award recipients at this year's Americana Awards.

Greatful Dead - Cumberland Blues - Workingman's Dead
Buffy Sainte-Marie - It's My Way - Power In The Blood
Lucinda Williams - West Memphis - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone 
Patty Griffin - There Isn't One Way - Servant Of Love
Alison Brown - Carolina in the Pines (with Indigo Girls) - The Song of the Banjo
Steep Canyon Rangers - Long Summer - Radio
The Ragpicker String Band - Google Blues - The Ragpicker String Band
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - In New Orleans (Rising Sun Blues) - Lost Time
Dukes of Dixieland - New Orleans R&B Medley - Live at 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 
Old American Junk - Good to be Alive - Good to Be Alive
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Joe Ely - Southern Eyes - Panhandle Rambler
Ted Z and The Wranglers - Go Find Your Heaven - Ghost Train
Sturgill Simpson - Long White Line - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Buzz Cason - Memphis Friday Night - Record Machine
The Mavericks - Stories We Could Tell - Mono
Erin Coburn - Murky Water - Chaos Before Conformity
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made up Mind - Made Up Mind
The Bottle Rockets - Monday (Everytime I Turn Around) - South Broadway Athletic Club 
Los Lobos - Song of the Sun - Gates of Gold 2015
Sarah Pierce - Small Town - Barbed Wire
The Black Lillies - Dancin' - Hard to Please
Session Americana - Beer Town - For Example: A Collection 
Session Americana - Raking Through the Ashes - Love and Dirt
Counting Crows - Friend of the Devil (Live) - Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow .