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

1 comment:

S Foley said...

Tim ~ Consider me very jealous of your conversation with Will. I respect him quite a bit. Also, congrats on carrying on the great R&B tradition ~ your shows are well-crafted. I only wish I were able to stream KRVM online.

Scott Foley