Sunday, May 3, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 05/02/09

A couple of birthdays this week set the tone for my show. Willie Nelson turned 76 this past Thursday and Pete Seeger turns 90 this Sunday.

Since I had a larger collection of Willie's music I decided to make him my feature artist this week. Willie Nelson has been putting out several albums a year for the past couple of years. He has released 2 CDs already this year, one with Asleep At the Wheel and a second disc called "Naked Willie" in which he has taken several songs he released in the 60's and early 70's that he has now remastered taking out the horns and other souped-up "Nashville sound". I like many of the songs better this way, more like what you would expect a country singer/songwritter should sound like.

Pete Seeger has been an inspiration to many of the artists that we play on Routes and Branches. Pete celebrates his birthday today with a concert full of friends at Madison Square Garden. It is a benefit for Pete's Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, a nonprofit organization he founded more that four decades ago to help preserve the river, which has suffered from pollution. I certainly hope they release a CD and DVD of the concert.


James McMurtry - I'm Not From Here - Live In Aught-Three
Willie Nelson - If You Could See What's Going Through My Mind - Naked Willie
Willie Nelson - I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World - Willie And The Wheel
Willie Nelson - My Life's Been A Pleasure - Last Of The Breed
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Dylan's Hard Rain - Lost Highway
Slaid Cleaves - Tumbleweed Stew - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Pete Seeger - Banks Of The Ohio - American Favorite Ballads
Pete Seeger - Where The Old Allegeny And the Monongahela - American Favorite Ballads
Shawn Sahm - Mendocino - Keep Your Soul
The Whopner County Country Allstars - City Limits - It's Too Loud
Willie Nelson - Gravedigger - Moment Of Forever
Willie Nelson w/ Lucinda Williams - Overtime - It Always Will Be
Michelle Shocked - Other People - Soul Of My Soul

Sideroads - Spirit HWY -Destinations
Indigo Girls - Second Time Around - Poseidon And The Bitter Bug
Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs - Where I Come From - The Only Thing That Matters
The Mother Truckers - Nothing There - Broke, Not Broken
Darrell Scott - I'm Nobody - The Invisible Man
Buddy & Julie Miller w/ Robert Plant - What You Gonna Do Leroy - Written In Chalk
JJ Cale - Down To Memphis - Roll On
The Flatlanders - Borderless Love - Hills & Valleys
Justin Townes Earle - Mama's Eyes - Midnight At The Movies
Sarazin Blake - India Or Spain - The Air Your Lungs Forced Out
Willie Nelson - Over You Again - Moment Of Forever
Willie Nelson w/Toby Keith - Good Hearted Woman -Stars & Guitars
Willie Nelson -Sunday Morning Coming Down - Naked Willie
Blame Sally - Hurricane - Night Of 1000 Stars

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a great playlist, only marred by the inclusion of the wacko that closed out the first hour. i so sucks when people you love musically end up to be such crap people. then, you are reminded of them every now and again when they release a new record you don't wanna hear.