Sunday, May 21, 2017

Routes & Branches 5/20/17

Jackson Brown & David Lindley - Mercury Blues - Love Is Strange
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Key To The Highway - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
Lewi Longmire - When Your Time Comes A-callin' - If I Live to Be 100
Alex Lytle & Them Rounders - Train Long Gone - The End of Ours
Halie Loren and the Moon - The Story (never told) - Blue Transmissions: Vol 1
Ancient Cat Society - Honey Honey - Ancient Cat Society
The Stray Birds - Adelaide - Best Medicine
Colter Wall - Transcendent Ramblin' Railroad Blues - Colter Wall
John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road
Kelly Wills - Drive South - Love Get's Strange (The Songs of John Hiatt)
Anders Osborne - Tracking My Roots - Black Eye Galaxy
Sonny Landreth - The High Side - Bound By The Blues
Ha Ha Tonka - Race To The Bottom - Heart-Shaped Mountain
Lucinda Williams - Right in Time - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Sara Petite - Sweet Pea Patch - Road Less Traveled
Drive-By Truckers - Everybody Needs Love - Go-Go Boots
Gabe Schliffer - Feelin' The Groove - Star Gazers
Kevin Morby - Tin Can - City Music
The Mother Truckers - Love Me Like A Man - Broke Not Broken
The Band of Heathens - You're Gonna Miss Me - One Foot In The Ether
John Moreland - Lies I Chose to Believe - Big Bad Luv
The Two Tracks - Old Coyote Moon - Postcard Town

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Routes & Branches 5/13/17

I first want to thank Mark and Nancy for covering me while I was away on vacation. If you want to see their playlists, please go to to find our spinatron link.
I spent the end of my vacation checking off one of my bucket-list items by attending a couple of days of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As anyone who attends these kind of festivals you know you have to make your choices and you won't be able to see all of the musicians you want to see. My wife and I did catch several of the bands I play on  my show including Feufollet, Beausoleil , The Batture Boys and The North Mississippi Allstars (at Tipitinas). I also caught Stevie Wonder who is a great american artist who I admire and had never seen before. He put on an outstanding show at this year's festival which will be a memory I will never forget.

Feufollet - Tired of Your Tears - Two Universes
Beausoleil, Avec Michael Doucet - Marie - Aligator Purse
The Batture Boys - The Mighty Flood - Muddy Water
The Batture Boys - Rabbit Hole Blues - Muddy Water
The Dustbowl Revival - Honey I Love You - The Dustbowl Revival
Daniel Romano - When I Learned Your Name - Modern Pressure
David Lindley & Wally Ingram - Minglewood Blues - Twango Bango Deluxe
Greg Hudik - Music's a Religion - Music's a Religion
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Love Do What it Do (feat. Darius Rucker) - Got Soul
Grant Maloy Smith - Never Seen the Rain - Dust Bowl: American Stories
Mike Childress - Running from the Devil - Moonlight & Magnolias
North Mississippi Allstars - Hurry up Sunrise - Electric Blue Watermelon
North Mississippi Allstars - Po Black Maddie - Shake Hands With Shorty
Pokey LaFarge - Better Man Than Me - Manic Revelations
The Steel Woods - Axe - Straw in the Wind
Chuck Prophet - Hot Talk - Let Freedom Ring
Chuck Prophet - Countrified Inner City Technological Man - Night Surfer
Imelda May - Bad Habit - Life Love Flesh Blood
MJ Bishop - Keep On Walkin' - Give It Away Again
Shelly Fairchild - Muddy Waters - Buffalo
Sheryl Crow - Halfway There - Be Myself
Fred Eaglesmith - Old Machine - Standard
Taj Mahal & Keb Mo - She Knows How To Rock Me - Taj Mahal & Keb Mo
Chris Stapleton - The Stems - From A Room: Vol. 1
Mudbone - Red Shoes On - Rivers & Roads, Pt. 1 (Rivers)
Feufollet - Know What's Next - Two Universes

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Routes & Branches 4/22/17

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Love Struck Baby - Live at Carnegie Hall 1992
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary - The 1969 Singles
Waylon Jennings - Are You Ready For The Country - Live In Concert Vol. 2
Billy Joe Shaver - Wacko from Waco - Wacko From Waco
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama - Harlem River Blues 
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way - The Continental Club
The Crescendo Show - Baby I'm Long Gone - Distractions 
Ray Davies - Rock 'N' Roll Cowboys - Americana
Blackberry Smoke - Too High - Wood, Wire & Roses
Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters - Remedy Single
Eric Bibb - With a Dolla' In My Pocket - Migration Blues
Townes Van Zandt - White Freight Liner Blues - Austin City Limits
Missiissppi John Hurt - Trouble, I've Had It All My Days - Last Sessions 1972
John Williams - Trouble Honk - Acoustic Country Blues Guitar
Kasey Chambers - Ain't No Little Girl - Dragonfly 
Amilia K Spicer - Fill Me Up - Wow And Flutter
Patterson Hood - (Unspoken Pretties) - Single
Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightening - Single
Blitzen Trapper - Hey Joe - Single
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze - Sweet Home Alabama
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - California Desert Blues - Hard Travelin'
Chuck Prophet - Willie Mays Is Up At Bat - Temple Beautiful
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Yellow Rose of Santa Fe - Souvenir 
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Blue Suede Shoes - Single
Eight Dollar Mountain - Riverboat Gambler - Riverboat Gambler

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Routes & Branches 4/15/17

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Leavin' Trunk - Live from the Fox Oakland
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Got Soul - Got Soul
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - She Got Soul (feat. Anthony Hamilton) - Got Soul
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - California Breakdown - The Independent 
The Harmed Brothers - In The Wind - The Harmed Brothers
Bumper Jacksons - I've Never Met A Stranger - I've Never Met A Stranger
JeConte - Down By the Bayou (feat. Anders Osborne) - Down By the Bayou 
Pi Jacobs - Weed and Wine - A Little Blue
The Whiskey Gentry - Paris - Dead Ringer
Jake McNeillie - Open Road - Songs of the Sage - EP
Colvin & Earle - You're Right (I'm Wrong) - Colvin & Earle
Jason Eady - Black Jesus - Jason Eady
Steep Ravine - Kansas City Moon - Turning of the Fall
Left Coast Country - Bus Driver - Pines Fly By
Eight Dollar Mountain - Hard Times Penitentiary - Tied To The Tracks 
Blackberry Smoke - What Comes Naturally - Like an Arrow
David Bromberg - Delia - The Blues, the Whole Blues
Jeb Loy Nichols - I Hate Hate - Country Hustle
Adam Miller - The Rivers of Oregon - The Radio's Taking Our Songs Away
The Wild Reeds - Only Songs - The World We Built 
Greg Wickham - Ain't No Way to Love You - If I Left This World 
David Olney - If They Ever Let Me Out - Don't Try To Fight It 
Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway - Freedom Highway

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Routes & Branches 4/8/17

In memory of Merle Haggard and the anniversary of his birth and death this week, I made him my featured artist on today's show.
David Bromberg - It Takes a Lot to Laugh, it Takes a Train to Cry - Try Me One More Time 
Merle Haggard - Mama Tried - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard
Joe Ely - White Line Fever - Tulare Dust
The String Cheese Incident - Down a River - Believe
Greezy Wheels - Dreams of Muddy Waters - String Theory 2.0
The Infamous Stringdusters - Where the Rivers Run Cold - Let It Go
The Infamous Stringdusters - Listen (feat. Joan Osborne) - Ladies & Gentlemen
Tift Merritt - Wait for Me (feat. Sam Beam) - Stitch of the World
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard 
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Django & Jimmie - Django and Jimmie
David Olney - Crack in the Wall -  Don't Try To Fight It
Bob Slaughter - The Path - We Are Water
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Pity The Fool - Live at the Fox Oakland
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Flying Squirrels - Front Porch Sessions
Hillstomp - Graverobber's Blues - One Word
The Brothers Comatose - Brothers - City Painted Gold
The Brothers Comatose - Dead Flowers - Songs From the Stoop
Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away - I Am What I Am
Billy Joe Shaver - Rablin' Fever - Tulare Dust
Tom Russell - East of Woodstock, West of Viet Nam - Blood and Candle Smoke
River Whyless - All Day All Night - We All the Light 
Blind Lemon Pledge & Friends - Polly Come Out - Backwoods Glance
Jamie Kindleyside - Lay You Down -  It Is What It Was
Todd Adelman & The Country Mile - I'm Gonna Love You - Time Will Tell
Andrew Combs - What It Means to You - Canyons of My Mind
Willie Nelson - He Won't Ever Be Gone - God's Problem Child
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Routes &Branches 4/1/17

Yonder Mountain String Band - Sister Golden Hair - Mountain Tracks: Volume 6 
Greensky Bluegrass - Fixin' to Ruin - Shouted, Written Down & Quoted
The Lil Smokies - California - The Lil Smokies 
JJ Cale - Travelin Light - Troubadour
Randy Thompson - Someday Soon - War Peace Love Fear
Sam Outlaw - Trouble - Tenderheart
Ryan Montbleau - Never Stopped Loving You - I Was Just Leaving
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
Chuck Cannon - This Old Guitar - Symphony Of Scars
Rodney Crowell - Reckless - Close Ties 
Malcolm Holcombe - Pretty Little Troubles - Pretty Little Troubles
Crow Quill Night Owls - Nancy Jane - Snake Liquor
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Cornbread and Butterbeans - Front Porch Sessions
Tim Obrien - Guardian Angel - Where The River Meets The Road
The Infamous Stringdusters - No More to Leave You Behind - We'll do it Live 
Hot Rize - Blue Is Fallin' - When I'm Free 
The Brothers Comatose - She's a Hurricane - City Painted Gold
Screen Door Porch - Drifter - Pay It Forward - EP
Levon Helm - Growin' Trade - Electric Dirt 
James Talley - Forty Hours - Tryin' Like the Devil
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Mojave - Way Out West
David Olney - Sweet Sugaree - Don't Try To Fight It
Hayes Carll - It's A Shame - Trouble In MInd
Scotty Haze - Five Rounds with the Devil - Still in the Game
Ray Wylie Hubbard - South of the River - The Grifter's Hymnal
Phoebe Legere - Jambalaya - Heart of Love

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Routes & Branches 3/25/17

Yonder Mountain String Band stopped by the KRVM studios this afternoon on their way to a show at the McDonald Theater. It has been 2 years since I last spoke with the band and at that time Ali Kral and Jacob Jolliff had been members of the band for only a few months. Now after a couple of years of touring they seem right at home. Everyone agrees that this band is stronger and better since Kral and Jolliff joined. They treated us with playing two new songs from their upcoming new album "Love Ain't Love" due out in June.

Leon Redbone - Me and the Devil Blues - Long Way from Home
Old 97's - Good with God - Graveyard Whistling
Ha Ha Tonka - Race to the Bottom - Heart-Shaped Mountain
Old Crow Medicine Show - My Good Gal - Best of
The Wood Brothers - Postcards from Hell (Live) - Live at the Barn 
Yonder Mountain String Band - Take A Chance On Me - Live In The KRVM Studio
Yonder Mountain String Band - Bad Taste - Live In The KRVM Studio
Levon Helm - Rag Mama Rag - Ramble At the Ryman 
Rodney Crowell - East Houston Blues - Close Ties
William Bell - Mississippi Arkansas Bridge - This Is Where I Live 
Southern Avenue - Don't Give Up - Southern Avenue 
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Mama's Sunshine, Daddy's Rain - Souvenir
Front Country - Lonesome Town - Other Love Songs
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Pity The Fool - live from Oakland
Greensky Bluegrass - Lose My Way - Hand guns
Greensky Bluegrass - Wings for Wheels - If Sorrows Swim
Alison Krauss - Dream of Me - Windy City 
Tami Neilson - Whiskey & Kisses - Dynamite!
Phoebe Legere - Wrong Honky Tonk - Heart of Love
Tift Merritt - Proclamation Bones - Stitch of the World
Mipso - Train Down the Line - Coming Down the Mountain
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Whole Lotta Highway (With a Million Miles to Go) - Way Out West