Saturday, October 25, 2014

Routes & Branches 10/25/14


Gram Parsons - Cash On The Barrelhead/ Hickory Wind - GP/Grievous Angel
Trigger Hippy - Tennessee Mud - Trigger Hippy
Steve Free - Find Me a Job - Ship of Dreams
James McMurtry - Slew Foot - Childish Things
Sarah Levecque - Just You - Beautiful Defeat
Katie Garibaldi - Love the Hell Out of You - Follow Your Heart
Lucinda Williams - Something Wicked This Way Comes - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Robert Earl Keen - Shades of Gray - Live At the Ryman
The California Honeydrops - Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You - Honeydrops Live
Alejandro Escovedo - Five Hearts Breaking - Gravity

Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer - The First Waltz 
R. W. Hampton - El Paso - This Cowboy
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - The Low Highway - The Low Highway
Elephant Revival - Grace of a Woman - These Changing Skies
Emmitt-Nershi Band - I Come from the Country - New Country Blues
Trampled By Turtles - Nobody Knows - Wild Animals
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
David Bromberg - Drivin' Wheel - Only Slightly Mad
Bill Kirchen - Hot Rod Lincoln - Seeds And Stems
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Routes & Branches 10/18/14

I have a  new favorite band and they are called Trigger Hippy!!! They are all great musicians who can write and perform on their own and when combined produce a sound that mixes Americana roots with rock, soul and blues. What more can you ask for.


Los Lobos - On Main Street - Tin Can Trust
Keith Greeninger - Hop in the Truck - Soul Connection
Dave Alvin - Two Lucky Bums - Eleven Eleven
Loudon Wainwright III - Older Than My Old Man Now - Older Than My Old Man Now
Chris Smither - Train Home (feat. Allen Toussaint) - Still On The Levee
The Stray Birds - Simple Man - Best Medicine
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Summer Nights in New Orleans - Riding Mercury
Angaleena Presley - Dry County Blues - American Middle Class
Gillian Welch - The Way It Goes - The Harrow & The Harvest
Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis - Motor City Man - Our Year
Alejandro Escovedo - San Antonio Rain - Big Station
John Prine & Emmylou Harris - Angel From Mongomery - In Person & On Stage 
Trigger Hippy - Rise Up Singin' - Trigger Hippy
Trigger Hippy - Dry County - Trigger Hippy
Ronnie Fauss - Eighteen Wheels - Built To Break
Duffy Kane - Truck Drivin' Man - Dead Man Walkin'
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - Time Changes Everything - Enthusiastic Attempts At Hot Swing & String Band Favorites
Wanda Jackson - California Stars - Unfinished Buisness 
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong (Live) - Honeydrops Live
The Pine Hearts - Heartache or the Whiskey - Distant Lights
The Dirty River Boys - Down By The River - The Dirty River Boys
Dwight Yoakam - Long Way To Go - 3 Pears
Lachlan Bryan And The Wildes - Black Coffee - Black Coffee

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Routes & Branches 10/4/14

This week was the beginning of our Fall fundraiser here at KRVM and I decided to recap the albums I have chosen throughout this year for the Freeform American Roots Chart (FAR Charts). With a couple of exceptions all of the albums played came from these lists. You find the Far Chart at:
At the last minuet I was asked to cover our Acoustic Junction show which follows Routes & Branches so I was able to play most of the albums I had submitted so far this year. Here is what I played.
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Lucinda Williams - The Night's Too Long - 25th Anniversary Live 
Hard Working Americans - Down To the Well - Hard Working Americans 
Railroad Earth - One More Night On The Road - Last of the Outlaws
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue - The River & The Thread
Shoebox Letters - AnyTime - Better Times
Blackie And The Rodeo - Kings Gotta Stay Young - South
Drive-By Truckers - Primer Coat - English Oceans
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth
Wink Keziah - When I Get Paid - Cowbilly
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
Johnny Cash - I'm Movin' On - Out Amoung The Stars
Rodney Crowell - Fever On The Bayou - Tarpaper Sky
Jim Croce - You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Greatest Hits
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue - She's A Killer - Last To Leave
Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks - Stand Back - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Stuff They Call Money - Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy
The Howlin' Brothers - Monroe - Trouble
Yvette Landry - Can I Go Home With You - Me & T-Coe's Country
Leftover Salmon - Bayou Town - Aquatic Hitchhiker
John Fullbright - Until You Were Gone - Songs
Zoe Muth - Mama Needs A Margarite - World of Strangers
Willie Nelson - Wives and Girlfriends - Band Of Brothers
Bruce Robinson and Kelly Willis - Harper Valley PTA - Our Year
Sunny Sweeny - Sunday Dress - Provoked
Kenny Butterill - Gaia Blues (feat. Donovan Leitch) - Troubadour Tales
Curtis McMurtry - Whiskey Sweat - Respectable Enemy
Old Crow Medicine Show - Doc's Day - Remedy
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
Corb Lund - Big Butch Bass Bull Fiddle - Counterfeit Blues
Shook Twins - Shake - What We Do
The String Cheese Incident - Colorado Bluebird Sky - Song in My Head
Justin Townes Earle - My Baby Drives - Single Mothers
Keith Greeninger - Hop In The Truck - Soul Connection
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Better (Days Go By) - Cold Spell
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Jailhouse - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - What I Got - Riding Mercury 
Eilen Jewell - Can't Shake These Blues - Link Of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither
Lucinda Williams - Stand Right By Each Other - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Routes & Branches 9/27/14

For a long time now I have been a fan of Chris Smither. I like his song writing and his guitar playing style. Last month I received a copy of his latest CD "Still On The Levee" which is a recently recorded retrospective of his career, and then last week I received the new songwriter tribute to Smither called "Link Of Chain", so I decided to make Smither my feature artist today and play a couple of sets of his music by both him and some of the artists on the tribute album. 

Little Feat - One Breath At A Time - Rooster Rag
Dave Alvin - Link Of Chain - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Chris Smither - Love You Like A Man - Still On The Levee 
Mary Gauthier - I Feel The Same - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Mary Gauthier - When a Woman Goes Cold - Trouble & Love 
Lucinda Williams - West Memphis - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Tony Joe White - Willie And Laura Mae Jones - Deep Cuts
Jesse Winchester - She Makes It Easy Now - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble
Dave Rawlings Machine - How's About You - A Friend of a Friend
Hot Rize - Blue Is Fallin' - When I'm Free
David Bromberg - The Fields Have Turned Brown - Only Slightly Mad
Jonny Two Bags - One Foot In The Gutter - Salvation Town
Finnegan Bell - Carolina Line - I Was Gone
Andrew Delaney - Wine & Roses - Stricken, Smitten, & Afflicted
Tim O'Brien - Origin Of Species - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Chris Smither - Up On the Lowdown - Still On The Levee
Bonnie Raitt - Love Me Like A Man - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Melissa Ruth and the Likely Stories - High Brow Blues - Riding Mercury
Joy B Band - Up Down and Sideways - Just Livin'
Hard Working Americans - Come from the Heart (with Rosanne Cash) - The First Waltz
Luke Winslow-King - Domino Sugar - Everlasting Arms
Lewi Longmire - Find Me A Woman - If I Live to Be 100
Rockin' Jason D. Williams - Hillbillies and Holy Rollers - Hillbillies and Holy Rollers
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - That Gospel Music - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning 
Los Lobos - On Main Street - Tin Can Trust 
Jorma Kaukonen - Leave The Light - On Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Routes & Branches 9/20/14

I watched the American Music Awards on Wednesday this week and since I wasn't Able to attend and many of my listeners were also stuck here in Eugene, I decided to feature the artists celebrated there on my show today. Also in the mix were some new releases as always.

Lucinda Williams - Burning Bridges - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bridge
The Band of Heathens - Maple Tears - Live @ The WOW Hall 2014
Rodney Crowell Fever On The Bayou Tarpaper Sky New West Records
Robert Ellis - Only Lies - The Lights From the Chemical Plant
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird - The River & The Thread
Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up - Southeastern
Ryan Adams - My Wrecking Ball - Ryan Adams Blue Note
Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson) - And the War Came 
Taj Mahal - I Pity the Poor Immigrant - The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal
Wayne Haught - Guitar Player - Fingers
Blitzen Trapper - Love the Way You Walk Away - American Goldwing
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Jailhouse - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Boogie Woogie Down the Jericho Road - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Dave Rawlings Machine - It's Too Easy - A Friend of a Friend 
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Patty Griffin - Ohio - American Kid
Sarah Jarosz - Fuel The Fire - Build Me Up From Bones
Douglass County Daughters - Let's Elope Baby - Going Home
The Milk Carton Kids - Honey, Honey - The Ash & Clay
Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer - Hard Working Americans
Hurray For The Riff Raff - I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright) - Small Town Heroes
Rod MacDonald - That's Why You Play the Game - Later That Night Blue
Jason Isbell - Super 8 - Southeastern
Lucinda Williams - Everything But The Truth - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bridge

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Routes & Branches 9/13/14

It is always a pleasure to have Mare Wakefield stop by the station and catch us up with her and Nomad's life and work. Formerly from Eugene Wakefield has now lived with Nomad in Nashville for Ten years and says it feels like her home now. She says that East Nashville feels a lot like Eugene.
Their new CD "Poet On The Moon" is an example of what living in Nashville has done for the couple. With help from a Kickstarter campaign they were able to hire Mitch Dane to produce this new album which allowed Nomad to focus on being a musician without the worries of producer too. He says that it really helps to get a few more ears listening to what your doing. With strong song writing "Poet On The Moon" is well worth taking a listen to.

The Band of Heathens - Mississippi Halfstep - Live @ Sam Bond's Garage 2012
Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats - Angeline - On This Very Evening
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Natural Thing To Do - I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands
Steve Poltz - Giving Thanks - Noineen Noiny Noin
Bill Wence - 555-2109 - Songs That Make Me Think About You
Lipbone Redding - Cowgirls Meet (On Guadalupe St.) - Esmeralda
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - Gotta Stay Young - South
Hot Buttered Rum - Ramblin' Girl - Live In the Sierra
The Howlin' Brothers - Pack Up Joe - Trouble
Greensky Bluegrass - In Control - If Sorrows Swim
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Country Song - Cold Spell

Mare Wakefield & Nomad - The First Poet On the Moon - Live In The KRVM Studio 
Mare Wakefield & Nomad - Little Blueflowers and Butterflies - Live In The KRVM Studio 
Mare Wakefield & Nomad - Empty - Poet On The Moon Mare 
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender
Justin Townes Earle - Burning Pictures - Single Mothers
Waylon Speed - Smooth the Grain - KIN 
Nelson Wright - Ten O'Clock Blues - Orphans & Relics
Gavin Sutherlund - Down To The River - Tango At The Lost Cafe' 
The Bus Driver Tour - Truck Driver's Queen - Halfway Between
The Band of Heathens - Medicine Man - Live @ Sam Bond's Garage 2012

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Routes & Branches 8/30/14

Celebrating the workers of America this Labor Day weekend.


Dave Insley - God Love's the Working Man - Here With You Tonight
David Lindley & Wally Ingram - Do You Want My Job - Twango Bango Deluxe
Woody Guthrie - Pastures Of Plenty - The Live Wire
Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones - Saddletone Boogie - Ease My Mind
Sunny Sweeny - You Don't Know Your Husband - Provoked
The Black Lillies - Ramblin' Boy - Runaway Freeway Blues 
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Livin' In America - I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands
Tom Russell - Tulare Dust/ They're Tearing The Labor Camps Down - Tulare Dust
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee 
Bill Kirchen - I Don't Work That Cheap - Word To the Wise
Steve Earle - Six Days On The Road - Essential Steve Earle
Kenny Butterill - Hocus Pocus - Troubadour Tales
Eric Bibb - Troubadour - Troubadour 

Sam Baker - Road Crew - Say Grace
James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars - Truck Drivin' Man - I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
Lyle Lovett - White Freightliner Blues - Release Me .
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - Gear Jammin' Daddy - I'll Keep Calling
Paul Thorn - Everythings's Gonna Be Alright - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Jalapeño Compadres - China Made - The Ride 
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here - Childish Things
Curtis McMurtry - Whiskey Sweat - Respectable Enemy
Screen Door Porch - Shift Work - The Fate & The Fruit 
Grant Farm - The Nine Pound Hammer - Grant Farm
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy