Sunday, April 24, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/23/16

Steve Poltz was my in-studio guest this week. Steve is an incredible song writer and performer. From the picture above he looks like he doesn't want anyone to know it. But, I here to tell you to go see him if you ever have the chance. You will not be disappointed.
 
Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Dave Insley - Drinkin' Wine And Staring At The Phone - Just The Way That I Am
Hackensaw Boys - Don't Bet Against Me - Charismo
Frank Solivan - The Fishin' Song (with Jim Hurst) - Family, Friends & Heroes
Eileen Ivers - Kitty's Wedding - Beyond the Bog Road
Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield - Better Way to Live - The Midtown Island Sessions
Carrie Rodriguez - Llano Estacado - Lola
Wynonna & The Big Noise - Ain't No Thing - Wynonna & The Big Noise
Hayes Carll - The Love That We Need - Lovers and Leavers
Karl Blau - To Love Somebody - Introducing Karl Blau 
Steve Poltz - Folksinger - Live In The KRVM Studio
Steve Poltz - I Want All My Friends To Be Happy - Live In The KRVM Studio
Steve Poltz - Lake Wish Again - Live In The KRVM Studio
4pm
The Batture Boys - The Mighty Flood - Muddy Water
Sean Watkins - Keep Your Promises II - What to Fear
Joe Craven - New Railroad Train - Blender
Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney - Call Me The Breeze - Cajun Fandango
Left Arm Tan - Freedom Bus - Lorene
Morgane Stapleton & Chris Stapleton - You Are My Sunshine - Southern Family 
Margo Price - Tennessee Song - Midwest Farmer's Daughter 
Michaela Anne - Luisa (feat. Rodney Crowell) - Bright Lights and the Fame
Bumper Jacksons - Watch It Skinny Woman - Too Big World
Daniel Martin Moore - On Our Way Home - Golden Age
James McMurtry - Forgotten Coast - Complicated Game

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/16/16

I love Record Store Day!!! I find it an opportunity to pick up releases that you otherwise wouldn't ever see, like my first track today by Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin. I hope everyone enjoyed the show today.

3 pm.
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle - Wake Up Little Susie - Record Store Day Release
The Batture Boys - Rabbit Hole Blues - Muddy Water 
The Grahms - Griggstown - Glory Bound 
Reverend Horton Heat - Hardscrabble Woman - Record Store Day Release
Bob Cheevers - Made in Mississippi - On Earth as It Is in Austin 
Glenna Bell - Shiner Bock & ZZ Top (Houston Avenue) - Lone Star: Songs and Stories Straight from the Heart of Texas
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze - Sweet Home Alabama (Loreley Festival 1996)
Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes - Live In Concert Vol. 2
John Doe - Go Baby Go - The Westerner
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
Robbie Fulks - Aunt Peg's New Old Man - Upland Stories
Evie Ladin Band - Drinking About You - Jump The Fire

4 pm.
Kokomo Arnold - Old Original Kokomo Blues (1934) - The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues - Record Store Day Release
Blackberry Smoke - Too High - Wood, Wire & Roses
Freddy And Francine - The Moment - Gung Ho
Eli West - Lonesome Valley (Instrumental) - The Both
Eli West - If I Could Make You My Own - The Both
Johnny Cash & Joni Mitchell - Girl From The North Country - The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show - Record Store Day Release
Bob Dylan - That Old Black Magic - Fallen Angels
Karl Blau - That's How I Got to Memphis - Introducing Karl Blau
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Little Lizzie Mae - The Magic Door
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Beggar's Moon - Phosphorescent Harvest 
Billy Joe Shaver - Wacko From Waco - Record Store Day Release
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - Love Knows How - The Independent
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams - White Freightliner Blues - Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/9/16

Portland band Fruition stopped by KRVM this afternoon on their way to a show tonight at the Hi-Fi Music Hall here in Eugene. Their new CD Labor Of Love is all of that, a labor of love, that they took time to produce over the past year. I have been listening to Fruition for several years now and their sound is evolving from  their roots as street musicians playing a lot of folk and bluegrass music to a full band with drums and electric instruments. Some of the songs on the new album are all electric and sound more like a rock band than a bluegrass band. All part of trying to diversify their sound says Jay Anderson. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

On a sadder note; we lost one of my Americana heroes this week with the passing of Merle Haggard. I can remember back in high school listening to Haggard and Jerry Jeff Walker when I was looking for a country sound. I'm glad that I took the opportunity to see Haggard a few years back when he came through Oregon. Merle you will be missed.

3pm
Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away - I Am What I Am
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Hobo Bill - Okie From Muskogee 
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Billy Overcame His Size - Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - If I Had Left It Up To You - Okie From Muskogee 
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - White Line Fever - Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Blue Rock - Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Okie from Muskogee - Okie From Muskogee
Dave Insley - Call Me If You Ever Change Your Mind - Just The Way That I Am
The Grahams - Kansas City - Glory Bound
Cyndi Lauper - You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly - Detour
Merle Haggard - Kern River - Kern River
Merle Haggard - Cocaine Blues - Working In Tennessee
Robert Earl Keen - Daddy Frank - Tulare Dust
Merle Haggard - The Road To My Heart - I Am What I Am
Songs of the Fall - Gypsy Love - Songs of the Fall
4pm
Bumper Jacksons - Coffee Mama - Too Big World
Bumper Jacksons - Red Silk Stockings - Too Big World
Eric Lindell - Indian Summer - Matters Of The Heart
Joe Craven & The Sometimers - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Blender
Fruition - Labor Of Love - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Fruition - The Meaning - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Fruition - Santa Fe - Labor of Love
Merle Haggard - Ridin' High - Kern River
Lucinda Williams - You Don't Have Very Far To Go - Tulare Dust
Merle Haggard - Down At The End Of The Road - I Am What I Am
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee
Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am - I Am What I Am

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/2/16

On my way to the station this afternoon my wife calls me and tells me that it is Emmylou Harris' birthday today. Not having realized this before I left the house, I looked in our station collection and pulled a couple of Harris' discs to start and end my show.
Happy Birthday Emmylou!!!

I did however bring some of my Record Store Day vinyl collection. Support your local record store on April 16th. RECORD STORE DAY!!! You know I will.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Emmylou Harris - Old Five and Dimers Like Me - All I Intended to Be
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Hanging Up My Heart - Old Yellow Moon
Carrie Rodriguez - Llano Estacado - Lola 
Terri Hendrix - Love You Strong - Love You Strong
Elephant Revival - Home in your Heart - Petals 
The Rifters - I Got News for You - Architecture of a Fire
Eileen Ivers - Kitty's Wedding - Beyond the Bog Road
Margo Price - Tennessee Song - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get out of This World Alive - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama - Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Blue Suede Shoes - Big Moon Ritual
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary - The 1969 Singles
Hackensaw Boys - Don't Bet Against Me - Charismo
 
4pm
Hayes Carll - The Love That We Need - Lovers and Leavers
Roger Cline & The Peacemakers - California Breakdown - The Independent
Jason Isbell - God Is A Working Man - Southern Family
Zac Brown - Grandma's Garden - Southern Family 
Shooter Jennings - Can You Come Over - Southern Family
Steve Poltz - Giving Thanks - Noineen Noiny Noin
Blackberry Smoke - Living in the Song - Wood, Wire & Roses
Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield - Trouble Starts Calling - The Midtown Island Sessions
Fruition - Wastin' Away - It Won't Be Long
Bonnie Raitt - Shakin' Shakin' Shakes - Dig In Deep
Kevin Gordon - Walking On The Levee - Long Time Gone
Frank Solivan - Wayfaring Stranger (with Lorene Solivan) - Family, Friends & Heroes
Emmylou Harris - Beyond the Great Divide - All I Intended to Be

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Routes & Branches 3/26/16















Greensky Bluegrass stopped by the KRVM studios this afternoon to play some new tunes they are recording for a new album due out this year. Their new material sounds really good and shows a maturity that comes with playing together for several years on the road. The instrumentation may be strictly bluegrass but the band goes far beyond the boundaries of bluegrass. Must be Green Sky ahead!

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Lyle Lovett - I've Been to Memphis - Live In Texas
The Rifters - A Hundred Miles - Architecture of a Fire
Kevin Gordon - All In The Mystery - Long Time Gone 
Left Arm Tan - Gonna Find Me a Rock - Lorene
Frank Solivan - Dark Hollow (with Sam Bush) - Family, Friends & Heroes
Left Coast Country - Bus Driver - Pines Fly By
Green Sky Bluegrass - Fixin' To Ruin - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Green Sky Bluegrass - Take Cover - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Green Sky Bluegrass - Living Over - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Teddy Thompson & Kelly Jones - Never Knew You Loved Me Too - Little Windows

4pm
The Currys - Hold Me Here - West of Here
Sean Watkins - Keep Your Promises II - What to Fear
The Rides (Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Barry Goldberg) - Mr. Policeman - The Rides
Mavis Staples - Take Us Back - Livin' on a High Note
Bob Dylan - Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Hearts - Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Hearts  
Elephant Revival - Peace Tonight - Petals 
Nancy McCallion - This Is My Round - Opossum and Praties
Terri Hendrix - Northern Lights - Love You Strong
Michael Daves - A Good Year for the Roses (Electric) - Orchids and Violence
Michael Daves - Elzic's Farewell (Bluegrass) - Orchids and Violence
Burnell Pines - Turn to Gold - Till the Day I Die 
Peter Case - Long Time Gone - Hwy 62
Robert Earl Keen - I Gotta Go - Ready for Confetti  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Routes & Branches 3/19/16

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Townes Van Zandt - Ain't Leavin' Your Love - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams - White Freightliner Blues - Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk  
The Satin Cowboy & the Seven Deadly Sins - I'm In Trouble Once Again - Duel
Michael Weiskopf - Tough Act to Follow - Love & Entropy
Graham Nash - Back Home - This Path Tonight 
Shel - You Could Be My Baby - Just Crazy Enough
Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield - Just Wanted to See You - The Midtown Island Sessions
Carrie Rodriguez - Llano Estacado - Lola 
The Grahams - Gambling Girl - Glory Bound (Deluxe)
Mark Erelli - For a Song - For a Song
Bob Cheevers - Snake Oil Man - On Earth as It Is in Austin 
Eileen Ivers - Walk On - Beyond the Bog Road
Yonder Mountain String Band - Annalee - Black Sheep
4pm
Robert Earl Keen - T For Texas (with Lyle Lovett) - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sesions
Robert Earl Keen - Feelin' Good Again - Walking Distance
Lyle Lovett - Pantry (Acoustic Version) - Natural Forces
Robert Earl Keen - Gringo Honeymoon - The Party Never Ends 
Lyle Lovett - That's Right (You're Not from Texas) - Live In Texas  
Robert Earl Keen - Corpus Christi Bay - Live At the Ryman 
Lyle Lovett - White Boy Lost In the Blues (feat. Arnold McCuller) - Release Me 
Greensky Bluegrass - Don't Lie - Handguns
Hayes Carll - Sake of the Song - Lovers and Leavers
Corin Raymond - Hard on Things - Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Bad on Fords - The Ruffian's Misfortune
The Ragbirds - Good Time to Be Born - The Threshold & the Hearth

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Routes & Branches 3/5/16

3pm
Little Feat - One Breath at a Time - Rooster Rag 
David Lindley & Wally Ingram - Do You Want My Job - Twango Bango Deluxe
Lori Yates - Trouble in the Country - Sweetheart of the Valley
Margo Price - Hurtin' (On the Bottle) - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
The Infamous Stringdusters - See How Far You've Come (feat. Sara Watkins) - Ladies & Gentlemen
Shel -  Moonshine Hill - Just Crazy Enough
Loretta Lynn - Black Jack David - Full Circle
Matt Andersen - One Good Song - Honest Man
Wil - Look Around - El Paso
Ian McFeron - Feelin' Good - Radio
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Summer Nights in New Orleans - Riding Mercury
Lucinda Williams - Ghosts of Highway 20 - The Ghosts of Highway 20 
4pm
Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik - If the Truce Holds - A Congress of Treasons
Whistler's Father - Come On By - Highly Irregular
Richmond Fontaine - Wake up Ray - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To
Frank Solivan - The Fishin' Song (with Jim Hurst) - Family, Friends & Heroes
Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield - Better Way to Live - The Midtown Island Sessions
Bianca Deleon - I Sang Patsy Cline (extended version) - Love, Guns & Money
Bonnie Raitt - Gypsy In Me - Dig In Deep
Corin Raymond - Morning Glories - Hobo Jungle Fever Dreams
Smooth Hound Smith - Sweet Tennessee Honey - Sweet Tennessee Honey
The Brothers Comatose - Angeline - City Painted Gold
Carrie Rodriguez & The Sacred Hearts - Z - Lola
Willie Nelson - Love is Here To Stay - Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin