Saturday, February 28, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 02/28/09

This week's new music included two excellent albums. The first one is Buddy & Julie Miller's new disc "Written In Chalk", my feature disc for this week. Ever since I saw Buddy play with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss I have been interested in anything he is doing. Julie wrote most of the songs on Writtin In Chalk and they get help from Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Robert Plant. Although Buddy and Julie have several solo albums each, I read that this is only their second joint album and what a good one it is.
Another side note on Buddy this week is that he also plays on the new Brigitte DeMeyer album "Red River Flower".
The second disc that I enjoyed a lot this week is the new one from Justin Townes Earle called "Midnight At The Movies". I only got to play one cut from it today , but it has several good tracks that I will bring to you on future shows.
One last note about this week is that John McCutcheon will be in town this Sunday to play a benefit for Food For Lane County. John is one of my favorite singer story tellers ever. He has a big heart and it is always in the right place.


Buddy & Julie Miller - What You Gonna Do Leroy - Writtin In Chalk
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Killing The Blues - Raising Sand
Brigitte DeMeyer - Without You - Red River Flower
k.d. lang - Full Moon Full Of Love - Absolute Torch & Twang
Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers - Devils In Boston - Songs In The night
Justin Townes Earle - Halfway To Jackson - Midnight At The Movies
Hot Buttered Rum - Guns Or Butter - Well-Oiled Machine
Jorma Kaukonen - Operator - River Of Time
Asylum Street Spankers - You Only Love Me For My Lunchbox - God's Favorite Sampler
Yonder Mountain String Band - Kentucky Mandolin - Mountain Tracks Vol.5
Jerks Of Grass - Why You Been Gone So Long - Come On Home
The Resentments - Roselight - Roselight
JJ Cale - Cherry Street - Roll On

James McMurtry - Bayou Tortous - Just Us Kids
Buddy & Julie Miller - Gasoline & Matches - Writtin In Chalk
Darryl Holter - I Should Have Seen It Coming - Darryl Holter
The Gourds - All The Way to Jericho - Haymaker
Craig Rayburn - Gypsy - Coyote
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Who Are You - Tangled Tales
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel - Bring It On Down To My House - Willie And The Wheel
Chuckanut Drive - Warm It Up - Fidelity Grange
Buddy & Julie Miller - Smooth - Writtin In Chalk
The Derek Trucks Band - Down In The Flood - Already Free
John McCutcheon - Simple Man - This Fire
John Hiatt - Same Old Man - Same Old Man
Buddy & Julie Miller - Chalk - Writtin In Chalk

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 02/21/09

This week I had the opportunity to check out JJ Cale's new album "Roll On".I like the whole album so I made it my feature disk for this week's show.
Parts of this album sound like classic Cale and could have come out 30 years ago while other songs find him traveling in completely new directions. I read that his recording process for Roll On followed the same general path Cale has used throughout his career. He starts by reviving old songs from previous sessions, writes some new ones and lays down way more material than he can put out. Then he whittles it all down to the strongest set of songs. The new CD finds Cale playing guitars, pedal steel, bass, drums, synthesizers, singing lead, backup, harmonizing with himself and then producing and engineering the whole thing.


JJ Cale - Who Knew - Roll On
JJ Cale - Where the Sun Don't Shine - Roll On
Brigitte DeMeyer - Sweet Lady Rosa - Red River Flower
Ashleigh Flynn - Last Chance Saloon - American Dream
The Bridge - Born Ramblin' - Blind Mans Hill
The Resentments - Where Did The Time Go - Roselight
Chuckanut Drive - Warm It Up - Fidelity Grange
Mudcrutch - Six Days On The Road - Mudcrutch
Steve Earle - Everyone's In Love With You - Transcendetal Blues
The Drive By Truckers - Self Destructive Zones - Brighter Than Creations Dark
JJ Cale - Roll On - Roll On
Slaid Cleaves - This Morning I Am Born Again - Broke Down
Darryl Holter - Gambler's Holiday - Darryl Holter
Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell - Blue Mountains Of Mexico - One To The Heart, One To The Head
Susan Tedeschi - Can't Sleep At Night - Back To The River

Samantha Crain & the Midnight Shivers - Songs In The night - Songs In The night
Ruthie Foster - I Really Love you - The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
JJ Cale - Strange Days - Roll On
Jorma Kaukonen - Trouble In Mind - River Of Time
The Derek Trucks Band - Maybe This Time - Already Free
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge - Bluegrass In The Backwoods - Backwoods
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel - I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World - Willie And The Wheel
JJ Cale - Leaving In The Morning - Roll On
Sara Cox - Busted Sympathy - Crowded Is The New Lonely
Jessica Stiles - I Never Had The One I Wanted - Jessica Stiles
Natasha James - Get Out Of The Way - Tequila Time
Cindy Kalmenson - Precious Things - I'm Not Leaving
Don Tolle - James Duane - Night Flight
JJ Cale - Down To Memphis - Roll On

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 02/14/09

This week with my show falling on Valentines Day I put together a bunch of songs of and from the Heart. Americana music is full of love songs. Today's list is just a sample of the variety that is out there.
In honor of their five Grammies this week,I started and ended the show with Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. Raising Sand was one of my favorite albums of last year. Now I only wish that they would do another one.
Happy Valentines Day

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Rich Woman - Raising Sand
The Drive By Truckers - Feb. 14 - A Blessing and A Curse
Reckless Kelly - Love In Her Eyes - Bulletproof
Blackie & the Rodeo Kings - Swinging From The Chains Of Love - Swinging From The Chains Of Love
The Bridge - Honey Bee - Blind Man's Hill
Susan Tedeschi - Love Will - Back To The River
Jenny Reynolds - Next To You - Next To You
The Mother Truckers - Nothing There - Broke, Not Broken
The Derek Trucks Band - Our Love - Already Free
Jack Tempchin - It could Have Been You & Me - Songs
John Hiatt - Let's Give This Love A Try - Same Old Man
Rodney Crowell - Shame On The Moon - The Essential Rodney Crowell
Stephanie Chapman - Train Of Love - This Song Is To You

Lucinda Williams - Real Love - Little Honey
Jenny Lewis - Trying My Best To Love you - Acid Tongue
Los lonely Boys - Loving You Always - Forgiven
Steve Earle - Sparkle And Shine - Washington Square Serenade
Trevor Alguire - Sarah - Thirty Year Run
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken - Join The Band
The Gourds - Valentine - Haymaker
Blue Rodeo - To Love Somebody - Blue Road
Dave Alvin - Blind Love - West Of The West
The Wrights - You're the Kind of Trouble - The Wrights
Hayes Carll - A Lover Like You - Trouble In Mind
Railroad Earth - Lovin' You - Amen Corner
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Love And Happiness - All The Road Running
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Stick With Me Baby - Raising Sand

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 02/07/09

I'm really enjoying a lot of the new music that has been coming out lately. So far my favorite new disc of 2009 is The Derek Trucks Band "Already Free". It is filled with so much great music that comes from a band who is very comfortable playing together.
I'm also excited about all of the good live music coming to town this month. Be sure to check out our concert list to the right. I'll see you there or on the radio.

The Gourds - Country Love - Haymaker
Hayes Carll - Easy Come Easy Go - Flowers and Liquer
Jake Payne - Colorado - What The Folk Is Roots Music
Robert Earl Keen - The Road Goes On Forever - Live At the Ryman
Mark Olson & Gary Louris - Chamberlin, SD - Ready For The Flood
The Bridge - Dirty Water - Blind Man's Hill
Jorma Kaukonen - More Than My Old Guitar - River Of Time
Rodney Crowell - She Ain't Going Nowhere - Rodney Crowell
Donna The Buffalo - Locket And Key - Silverlined
Lucinda Williams - Real Love - Little Honey
Eliza Gylkyson - Dream Lover - Beautiful World

The Mother Truckers - Streets Of Atlanta - Let's All Go To Bed
Ashleigh Flynn - American Dream - American Dream
Anne McCue - Too Late For Love - East Of Electric
Angel Band - Cold Lonesome Down In Blackbird Creek - With Roots & Wings
Todd Snider - The Ballad Of Cape Henry - Peace Queer
Otis Gibbs - Long Black Thunder - Granpa Walked A Picket Line
Mad Buffalo - Old Kentucky - Wilderness
Chuckanut Drive - Broken Promise Land - Fidelity Grange
Ry Cooder - 5000 Country Music Songs - I, Flathead
Coyote Poets Of The Universe - Burnt Down - Callin' You Home
Derek Trucks Band - Back Where I Started From - Already Free
John Hammond - Til The Money Runs Out - Wicked Grin