Saturday, September 27, 2008

Routes and Branches Play List 9/27/08

This is going to be a great week for music for me. On Tuesday Robert Plant and Alison Krauss perform in Portland and my sweetie bought us tickets. The other show that I'm excited about is the Tift Merritt show here in Eugene on Wednesday night. I opened and closed Routes and Branches with all of these artists this week. Otherwise, it was another great mix of music with a lot of new music mixed in. If you like my show and read this blog, please let me know what you think.

Tift Merritt - Late Night Pilgrim - Tambourine
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Rich Woman - Raising Sand
Eliza Gilkyson - Dream Lover - Beautiful World
The Watson Twins - Bar Woman Blues - Fire Songs
The Mother Truckers - Can't Sleep In Tucson - Let's All Go To Bed
Jake Payne - If I could Only Hold You - What The Folk Is Roots Music
Ralph Stanley II - Train Songs - This One Is Two
Eleven Hundred Springs - Every Time I Get Close To You - Country Jam
Mad Buffalo - Destination Unknown - Wilderness
Badlands Trio - Waiting - Badlands Trio
J. Scott Hinkle - Take My bones To Alabama - Blueridge Martini
k.d. lang - Coming Home - Single
Drew Emmitt - Beat Of The World - Long Road
Bow Thayer - Sprawl - Bow Thayer & The Perfect Trainwreck

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - The Devil's Inside My Head - Rattlin' Bones
Wild Sweet Orange - Either / Or - We Have Cause To Be Uneasy
Old Crow Medicine Show - Motel In Memphis - Tennessee Pusher
Slaid Cleaves - This Morning I Am Born Again - Broke Down
Robin & Linda Williams - When A Thread Gets Caught - Buena Vista
Golden Smog - Until You Came Along - Stay Golden, Smog
The Drive By Truckers - Righteous Path - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Sonny Landreth - Way Past Long - From The Reach
Dave Alvin - Out Of Control - Ashgrove
Backyard Tire Fire - Time With You - The Places We Lived
Jenny Reynolds - Never Let Him Go - Next To You
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone - Raising Sand
Tift Merritt - Broken - Another Country

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Routes and Branches Play List 9/20/08

This week's show featured a conversation with Will Sheff of Okkervil River. Will and his band were in Eugene last night for a show at the McDonald Theater. Will brings a renewed approach to the creation of folk music. With his new album "The Stand Ins", Will passed out acoustic versions of the songs to other musicians for them to do covers of the tunes in their own way, as a means of promoting the new record. He says that this is more like how folk music was created and passed around from one musician to another. I asked Will if hearing someone else do one of his songs differently ever cause him to change how he preformed the song himself. He said that most of the time that he continues to his songs his own way, but that he recently was playing a song and found himself wanting to do it like one of his friends did it. "It keeps the music alive."

Tift Merritt - Morning Is My Destination - Another Country
Jake Payne - They Don't Play Enough Haggard On The Radio - What The Folk Is Roots Music
Donna The Buffalo - Temporary Misery - Silverlined
Okkervil River - Calling and Not Calling My Ex - The Stand Ins
Okkervil River - A Girl In Port - The Stage Names
Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter - The Stand Ins
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones - Rattlin' Bones
The Mother Truckers - Streets Of Atlanta - Let's All Go To Bed
Mad Buffalo - Three Rivers - Wilderness
Drew Emmitt - I'm Alive - Long Road
Band Of Annuals - Ain't Lookin' Back - Let Me Live

Angel Band - Moon Over Montgomery - With Roots And Wings
Red Molly - Beaumont Rest Stop - Love And Other Tragedies
John Hiatt - On With You - Same Old Man
Ron Sexsmith - Poor Helpless Dreams - Exit Strategy of the Soul
One Horse Shy - Dead End Road - One Horse Shy
Rosalie Sorrels - Goodnight Loving Trail - Strangers In Another Country
Robin & Linda Williams - Maybelle's Guitar and Monroe's Mandolin - Buena Vista
Slaid Cleaves - Horseshoe Lounge - Broke Down
Taj Mahal - Further On Down The Road - Maestro
Alejandro Escovedo - Sister Lost Soul - Real Animal
Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers - Hit The Big Time - Solid Ice
Mike Zito - Little Red Corvette - single
Los Lonely Boys - Crazy Dream - Los Lonely Boys

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Routes and Branches Play List 9/13/08

This week's show started out with an in studio conversation and music with local artist Phoebe Blume. Phoebe brings a wide mix of musical experiences to her music from Opera training to touring the clubs in a band. She uses a variety of music sampling to create unique and original music. With lyrics that reflect her rural upbringing Phoebe's songs have the feel of modern folk songs. Phoebe is currently working on a new CD due out early next year. Until then you can find more about Phoebe Blume and her music at


Phoebe Blume - Conversation & Music - Music Supplied By Artist
War Wounds
Congregation Of One
Little Trees
Alcohol Jive
Railroad Earth - Hard Livin' - Amen Corner
Rodney Crowell - I Want You #35 - Sex & Gasoline
John Hiatt - Old Days - Same Old Man
James McMurtry - Fire Line Road - Just Us Kids
Old 97's - She Loves The Sunset - Blame It On Gravity
Austin Lounge Lizards - Luster's Motel - Paint Me On Velvet
Drew Emmitt - Gypsy in My Soul - Long Road

Little Feat - Dixie Chicken - Join The Band
Slaid Cleeves - One Good Year - Broke Down
The Mother Truckers - No Mercy - Broke, Not Broken
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Jackson Hole - Rattlin' Bones
Jenny Reynolds - Next To You - Next To You
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Trampled Rose - Raising Sand
Steve Earle - Down Here Below - Washington Square Serenade
Uncle Tupelo - The Long Cut - The Long Cut + 5
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Rollin' On - All The Road Running
Keller Williams - Same Ole' - Live W/ Moseley, Droll & Sipe
Sonny Landreth - Congo Square - Grant Street

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Routes and Branches Play List 9/06/08

Tim Little

I picked up Drew Emmitt's new CD "Long Road" this week and found a lot of great tunes on it. From originals to cover tunes Drew has put together an excellent album. His covers of Super Tramp's "Take The Long Way Home", Marshall Tucker's "Take The Highway" and Van Morrison's "Gypsy in My Soul" are very well done respectable versions of the originals. He also has several excellent original tunes including "I'm Alive" and "River's Risin'
Other new music to Routes and Branches this week included the new disc from Little Feat "Join The Band" and Rodney Crowell's "Sex and Gasoline". Little Feat have joined up with a bunch of their friends and recorded new versions of all the old favorites. Rodney Crowell's new disc is loaded with great new original tunes from the title track "Sex & Gasoline" to "The Rise and Fall of Intelligent Design".


Drew Emmitt - Take They long Way Home - Long Road
Rodney Crowell - Sex and Gasoline - Sex and Gasoline
John Hiatt - On With You - Same Old Man
Mad Buffalo - Little Walk - Wilderness
Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter - The Stand Ins
Little Feat - Fat Man In The Bathtub - Join The Band
Mother Truckers - When I Get My Wings - Let's All Go To Bed
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines - The Stand Ins
Randall Bramblett - Blue Road - Now It's Tomorrow
The Watson Twins - Just Like Heaven - Fire Songs
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Stick with Me Baby - Raising Sand
Red Molly - Beaumount - Love And Other Tragedies

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones - Rattlin' Bones
Drew Emmitt - River's Risin' - Long Road
Hayes Carll - Girl Downtown - Trouble In Mind
Billy Bragg - M For Me - Mr. Love & Justice
Raining Jane - Pinball - Paper Nest
J. Scott Hinkle - Take My Bones To Alabama - Blueridge Martini
Josh Phillips Folk Festival - Little Something Baby - Wicker
Band Of Annuals - Aint' Lookin' Back - Let Me Live
Drive By Truckers - A Ghost To Most - Brighter Than Creations Dark
Alejandro Escovedo - People - Real Animal
Rodney Crowell - The Rise And Fall Of Intelligent Design - Sex & Gasoline
Bowery Boy Blue - Ah, What a Cruel Change - Stalk That Myth
Drew Emmitt - Take The Highway - Long Road