Saturday, December 13, 2014

Routes & Branches 12/13/14

This week's show mostly focused on recent nominations to the American Roots categories of the Grammys. I didn't have all of the albums nominated but the ones I have I certainly hope will win!!! We will see on February 8th.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
North Mississippi Allstars - My Home Town - Dead Man's Town: A Tribute To Born In The U.S.A. 
Jesse Winchester - Just So Much - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble
Eliza Gilkyson - Eliza Jane - The Nocturne Diaries
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Old Crow Medicine - Show Doc's Day - Remedy
Dave & Phil Alvin - Southern Flood Blues - Common Ground
Dave & Phil Alvin - Key To The Highway - Common Ground 
David Bromberg - Mr. Bojangles (Live) - The Player: A Retrospective
Rhonda Vincent - I Need Somebody Bad Tonight - Only Me
Rhonda Vincent - Drivin' Nails - Only Me
Yvette Landry - Friday Night Special - Should Have Known

4pm
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue - The River & The Thread
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird - The River & The Thread
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender 
John Hiatt - Terms of My Surrender - Terms Of My Surrender
Brantley Gilbert - Before The Bullets Fly - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Shook Twins - Holler It Down - What We Do
The Earls Of Leicester - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - The Earls of Leicester
Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman - Statesboro Blues - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Country Song - Cold Spell
Hayes Carll - Drunken Poet's Dream - Trouble In MInd 
Sturgill Simpson - The Promise - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Chuck Cannon - Whiskey Drinkin' Preacher - God Shaped Hole 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Routes & Branches 12/6/14



Artist-Song-Source
3pm
The Byrds - Hickory Wind - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Byrds - Pretty Polly - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones - Big Rig - Ease My Mind
Steve Earle - Guitar Town - Guitar Town 
Trigger Hippy - Dry County - Trigger Hippy
Tom Waits - Back In the Crowd - Bad As Me 
Tom Waits - Going Out West - Glitter & Doom 
Jubilee Riots  - Trying Times - Penny Black
The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City - Lost On the River 
The New Basement Tapes - Spanish Mary - Lost On the River
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Winter Song/ Girl From The North Country - Matadors 
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - Young Women and Old Guitars - Home Is Where the Hurt Is 
Jefferson Berry - Born On Payday (Radio Mix) - Guitar On the River

4pm
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Savin' My Lovin' - Tangled Tales
Tommy Talton - The Man From Down Near Waco - Until After Then
Doug Seegers - She (feat. Emmylou Harris) - Going Down To the River
Buddy and Julie Miller - Worry Too Much - Universal United House of Prayer 
Horse Feathers - Working Poor - House With No Home
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck - 12 Inch Steel - EDEN
Seven Handle Circus - And We Danced - Shadows On The Wall
Old Crow Medicine Show - 8 Dogs 8 Banjos - Remedy
Leftover Salmon - Here Comes The Night - Aquatic Hitchhiker 
John Hiatt - Marlene - Terms Of My Surrender
Thompson - One Life At a Time - Family
Matt Ellis - Texas Sky - The Greatest Escape 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Routes & Branches 11/29/14

The end of the month and a holiday weekend made for time to reflect on this month's new releases and my choices for the Freeform American Roots chart(numbered below). It is getting to be time to go through the entire year and choose which ones make it to the final favorites of the year.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Kris Kristoferson - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes - Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited
(6) Liz Cooper & the Stampede - Booze and Cigarettes - Monsters
Neil Young - I Want To Drive My Car - Storytone
Guy Forsyth - Econoline - The Freedom to Fail
(5) Bela Fleck and Abigaif Washburn - What Are They Doing In Heaven Today? - Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
The Wailin' Jennys - Storm Comin' - Bright Morning Stars
Shook Twins - Holler It Down - What We Do
Yvette Landry - Three Chords and a Bottle - No Man's Land 
Big John Mills - What Makes Texas Swing (feat. Kent Finlay) - Honkytonkology
Canebreakers - Promised Land - Frame and Floor
(4) Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man
Dick LeMasters - River Blues - One Bird, Two Stones 

4pm
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana and Jimi - Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women
Keith Greeninger - Be My Baby - Soul Connection
Marc Ford - Dream #26 - Holy Ghost 
(3) JP Harris and the Tough Choices - Every Little Piece - Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers - I've Been Gone - Starlight Hotel
CALICO the band - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Rancho California 
The Whiskeybelles - Whiskey Woman - Whiskey Woman
Fruition - Mountain Annie - Just One of Them Nights
(2) Peggy Young & The Survivors - I Be Weary - Lonely In a Crowded Room
Katie Gosnell - Rebound Girl - Dear Katie
Scott Coner - Maybe She Lied - Feels Like Friday
(1) Doug Seegers - Going Down To The River - Going Down To the River

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Routes & Branches 11/22/14

The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather MasseThe Wailin' Jennys stopped by the KRVM studio on their way to a show tonight at the McDonald Theater here in Eugene. They performed a wonderful a cappella version of "Weary Blues From Waitin'" in which their harmonies were wonderful. They are also very talented on their instruments which include guitar, bass, accordion, banjo among others. By balancing family life with the road The Wailin' Jennys selectively perform for their loyal fan base.


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Duane Allman - Goin Down Slow - Skydog 
Peggy Young & The Survivors - Lonely Women Make Good Lovers - Lonely In a Crowded Room
The Levon Helm Band - Ain’t That Good News - The Midnight Ramble Sessions [ Vol. 3 ] 
Wailin' Jennys - Weary Blues From Waitin' - Live In The KRVM Studio  
The Wailin' Jennys - Glory Bound - Live At the Mauch Chunk Opera House
Trigger Hippy - Adelaide - Trigger Hippy
Front Country - Like A River - Sake of the Sound 
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - Warren Hellman's Banjo - The Low Highway
Bela Fleck and Abigaif Washburn - Railroad - Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn 
Jubal Lee Young - Texas Pirate Radio - On a Dark Highway 
David Allen Coe - You Never Called Me By My Name - If That Ain't Contry
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Train Yard - The Grifter's Hymnal
4pm
Waylon Jennings - Hittin' the Bottle Again - Right For The Time  Justice
Liz Cooper & the Stampede - Booze and Cigarettes - Monsters
Broken Down Guitars - Keep It Together - Passports 
Katie Garibaldi - Lock the Door, Lose the Key - Follow Your Heart 
Various Arists - Custer - Look Again To The Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited 
Railroad Earth - Mighty River - ELKO 
Poor Man's Whiskey - Here In California - Like A River
The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City - Lost On the River 
Ashley Raines & The New West Revue - Work Like The Devil - After The Bruising
Garrett James - Your Ghost - Your Ghost - Single
Paul Thorn - I Don't Like Half The Folks I Love - Pimps And Preachers

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Routes & Branches 11/15/14

Today I had Ashley Raines and Curtis McMurtry, who are sharing a bill at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove this evening, into the studio to perform a couple of tunes. They may be sharing the stage tonight but that is where the similarities end. Raines is a self taught prolific songwriter who rarely listens to other music, while McMurtry says he listens to jazz and classical music for tonal inspiration and studied music composition at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Both men have that great singer/storyteller way with their music that will make the evening interesting.
http://www.ashleyrainesmusic.com/
http://curtismcmurtrymusic.com/

 
Artist-Song-Source
3pm
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbilly - Muswell Hillbillies 
JJ Grey & Mofro - Hide & Seek - Georgia Warhorse
Hard Working Americans - Stomp and Holler - First Waltz
North Mississippi All Stars - Moonshine - Electric Blue Watermelon  
The Wailin' Jennys - One More Dollar - Live At the Mauch Chunk Opera House
Calico the band - Dead Reckoning - Rancho California 
Sarah Levecque - Next To Nothin' - Beautiful Defeat
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal 2012
Neil Young - Girl From The North Country - A Letter Home
Doug Seegers - There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight (feat. Buddy Miller) - Going Down To the River
Kieth Greeninger - Good Day - New Soul Connection

4pm
Ashley Raines - Cheyene Wyoming - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Curtis McMurtry - Foxhole - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Ashley Raines - More Of A Man - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Curtis McMurtry - Chaplinesque - Live In The KRVM Studio  
The Legends & Tim Harwill - Sweet Old Country Music - Dance Floor
Birds Of Chicago - All the City Girls - Live From Space
The Steel Wheels - Breaking Like the Sun - Lay Down, Lay Low
Caleb Klauder Country Band - Satisfied Mind - Western Country 
Peggy Young & The Survivors - Better Livin' Through Chemicals - Lonely In a Crowded Room 
Red Molly - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - The Red Album

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Routes & Branches 11/8/14


The Hen House Prowlers stopped by the KRVM studios on their way to a show at our local hang that supports bluegrass music, Sam Bond's Garage.  I first saw the Prowlers on Mountain Song at Sea earlier this year. Mountain Song was a bluegrass cruise hosted by The Steep Canyon Rangers and the Hen House Prowlers were one of the bands invited to be a part of the festival at sea. I was totally impressed with the Prowlers sound. These guys are bound to be "Bluegrass Stars" a brand new tune which they performed today on my show this afternoon. Look for a new Prowler CD in the new year.


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Bob Dylan & The Band - You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan & The Band - Folsom Prison Blues - The Basement Tapes
J P Harris & the Tough Choices - A Breaking Heart - Home Is Where The Hurt Is
Tim Harwill & The Legends - Dance Floor - Dance Floor
Kinky Freedman - Sold American - Bi-Polar Tour
Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces - Natural Forces
JJ Grey & Mofro - The Sweetest Thing - Georgia Warhorse
North Mississippi Allstars - Goin' Down South - Shake Hands With Shorty
Doug Seegers - She - Going Down The River
Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Hilary Scott - Whiskey Bottle Dry - Freight Train Love
Guy Clark - L  A Freeway Songs & Stories
4pm
Hen House Prowlers - Chop My Money - Live In The KRVM Studio
Hen House Prowlers - Bluegrass Star - Live In The KRVM Studio
Hen House Prowlers - Breaking Ground - Breaking Ground
Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man - The Tattooed Lady & The Alligator Man
Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark - Been Around a Long Time - Blind Crippled & Crazy
Steve Scott Country - Have You Ever known a Solider? - Those Tears I've Cried
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Tour Of Duty - Here We Rest
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn - What Are They doing In Heaven Today? - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Shawn Sahm - Mendocino - Keep Your Soul
Dave Alvin - Murrieta's Head - Eleven Eleven

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Routes & Branches 11/1/14


Broken Down Guitars from Bend, Oregon stopped by our studios on their way to the first Grrrlzrock show of the month to talk about their debut album "Passports". The album was the result of winning the 2012 Ninkasi "Last Band Standing" contest which rewarded them with studio time in the Ninkasi studio here in Eugene. Now they are back in town headlining the first of the month long "Grrrlzrock series of shows featuring women musicians. From listening to the tracks we played on the air this afternoon Broken Down Guitars is a band with girls that ROCK!!!
http://www.brokendownguitars.com/
http://www.grrrlzrock.com/

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
The Levon Helm Band - Drivin’ Wheel - The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Vol. 3
Katie Garibaldi - Lock the Door, Lose the Key - Follow Your Heart
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - Young Women and Old Guitars - Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wade In The Water - Everybody's Talkin'
Ronnie Fauss - A Place Out In the Country - Built To Break
The Legends & Tim Harwill - Sweet Old Country Music - Dance Floor 
Liz Cooper & The Stampede - Booze and Cigarettes - Monsters - EP
Seven Handle Circus - And We Danced - Shadows On The Wall
Angaleena Presley - American Middle Class - American Middle Class
Scott Coner - Feels Like Friday - Feels Like Friday
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal 
Kieth Greeninger - Good Day - New Soul Connection

4pm.
Broken Down Guitars - Keep It Together - Passports
Broken Down Guitars - Medusa - Passports 
Broken Down Guitars - Broken Down Passports - Passports
The Elders - Even The Great ones Fall - Story Road
Chip Taylor - Track 224 - The Little Prayers Trilogy/ Love & Pain
Sarah Levecque - Next To Nothin' - Beautiful Defeat
Hard Working Americans - Another Train / Working Man Blues - The First Waltz 
Trigger Hippy - Heartache On the Line - Trigger Hippy 
Hen House Prowlers - Breaking Ground - Breaking Ground