Saturday, June 27, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 6/27/09

Thanks Tim for letting me fill in for you this week.

Song - Artist - Album

No Regrets - Porterdavis - Live At Eddie's Attic
Roll, Brandywine, Roll - Hoots & Hellmouth - The Holy Open Secret
Long Hot Summer Days - Sara Watkins - Sara Watkins
Ro-Deo-Deo Cowboy - Jerry Jeff Walker - A Man Must Carry On
Me and Townes - Big Sur - Women
Take A Break - Catherine MacLellan - Water In The Ground
Another Girlfriend - Rhett Miller - Rhett Miller
Let's Kill Saturday Night - Robbie Fulks - Let's Kill Saturday Night
Angels And Acrobats - Amanda Shires - West Cross Timbers
Charlemagne - Dexateens - Singlewide
Real Love - Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
Freight Train Lady - Robby Hecht - Late Last Night
As Good As It Gets - The Belleville Outfit - Time To Stand

Where Is Bobby Gentry? - Tom Gillam - Never Look Back
Wear My Ring - Bart Crow Band - Finally...
Hill Farmer's Blues - Mark Knopfler - The Ragpicker's Dream
Frankie Lee - Mulehead - Finer Things
Dream's A Dream - Darden Smith - Little Victories
Left Home - Sarah Jarosz - Song Up In Her Head
Tears Don't Matter Much - Lucero - That Much Further West
Look At Miss Ohio - Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
Ragdoll - Gavin Glass - Rag Doll Single (feat. Cathy Davey)
No Expectations - Shannon Whitworth - No Expectations
The Truth & Love - Brian Ledford - The Truth And Love
My Old Friend - Zoe Muth - Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 06/20/09

Happy Solstice.
A few new adds to the play list this week. Nancy Griffith has a new CD called The Loving Kind with several great songs on it. "Cotton's All We Got" is about her grandfather's garden. She has a great way of telling stories about real people in her songs.

Another new CD that I really liked this week is the one from Mark Karan. I really don't know much about him, but I really liked his new CD Walk Through The Fire. He does a version of Easy Wind that I think even Pigpen would enjoy.

Finally, I had to start and end the show with Lewi Longmire. Not a new CD, but I was recently introduced to Lewi's music and then yesterday I heard that he was playing in town tonight.


Lewi Longmire - When Your Time Comes Callin' - If I Live To Be 100
Nancy Griffith - Cotton's All We Got - The Loving Kind
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Sweetest Waste Of Time - Rattlin' Bones
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Weight Of the World - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Eilen Jewell - Shakin' All Over - Sea Of Tears
Cindy Kalmenson - I'm Not Leaving - I'm Not Leaving
John Hiat - On With You - Same Old Man
JJ Cale - Roll On - Roll On
Mark Karan - Easy Wind - Walk Through The Fire
Railroad Earth - Waggin' The Dog - Amen Corner
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge - Bluegrass In The Backwoods - Backwoods
The Whopner County Country Allstars - City Limits - It's Too Loud!
Sonny Landreth - Howlin' Moon - From The Reach

James McMurtry - The Governor - Just Us Kids
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Dylan's Hard Rain - Roadhouse Sun
Son Volt - Dynamite - American Central Dust
Slaid Cleaves - Dylan's Hard Rain - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Hayes Carll - Bad Liver And A Broken Heart - Trouble In Mind
The Bridge - Honey Bee - Blind Man's Hill
Chuckanut Drive - Ballad Of Becky & Bobby - Fidelity Grange
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Them Old Minglewood Blues - Where I Come From
Yonder Mountain String Band - Kentucky Mandolin - Mountain Tracks Vol. 5
The Flatlanders - Borderless Love - Hills And Valleys
The Derek Trucks Band - Our Love - Already Free
Lewi Longmire - Find Me A Woman - If I Live To Be 100

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 06/13/09

No feature artist this week, just a whole bunch of great new Americana. I started with Steve Earle's new disc Townes since he made it to the top of the Americana Charts this week with it. I was also happy to see Todd Snider debut on the charts at #18. His new disc "The Excitement Plan" was the most added album on the charts last week.

Another new CD this week that caught my attention was Grant Peeples Pawnshop. His biography says that he has been around the music industry for years, but only in the last two years has he recorded any of his own songs. Pawnshop is Grant's second recording and first full length CD. He calls it Americana all the way through. Great songs done in a down to earth style with stories of real people.


Steve Earle - Delta Mama Blues - Townes
Sideroads - Cool June Night - Destinations
The Whopner County Country Allstars - I'll Be With You Tonight - It's Too Loud
Olin And The Moon - Drivin' West - Terrible Town
One Horse - On The Road - One Horse
The Bridge - Born Ramblin' - Blind Man's Hill
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Change Is - Roadhouse Sun
Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar - Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)
Wilco - You Never Know - Single
Son Volt - Jukebox Of Steel - American Central Dust
Todd Snider - Greencastle Blues - The Excitement Plan

Dave Alvin - Artesia - Man Of Somebody's Dreams ( A Tribute To Chris Gaffney)
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - California's Burning - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Robert Earl Keen - Gringo Honeymoon - Live At The Ryman
The Flatlanders - Sowing On The Mountain - Hills And Valleys
The Gourds - Country Love - Haymaker
Buzz Cason - Big Whoppin' Love - Busload Of Love
Reckless Kelly - Ragged As The Road - Bulletproof
Jimmie Vaughan - Why, Why, Why - Keep Your Soul ( A Tribute To Doug Sahm)
Grant Peeples - Real Country - Pawnshop
Albert & Gage - Hell Or High Water - Dakota Lullaby (The Songs Of Tom Peterson)
Buddy & Julie Miller - One Part, Two Part - Written In Chalk
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Barracuda Moon - Where I Come From

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 6/06/09

This week I had the band Sideroads into the studio to talk about their new album Destinations. Sideroads is a local group that has been together for about two years now. They first played together when Michael Kevin Daly and Richard Gabriel were looking for a bass player (Willie McEachern) and drummer (Joel Narva) to back up their guitar playing. They told me that by the end of that first rehearsal they all felt good about the group and looked forward to the next time to play together which continues to this day.
They have just released their first CD Destinations which features songs written by Michael, Richard and Willie. They each bring a different perspective to song writing, but then they back each other up which brings a balanced harmony to the whole CD. Even though he didn't write any of the songs, Joel also feels like he helps to make the band's sound blend together.


Bob Dylan -Jolene - Together Through Life
Ramblin' Jack Elliot - Richland Women Blues - A Stranger Here
Todd Snider - Don't Tempt Me - The Excitement Plan
Sarah Borges And the Broken Singles - Being With you - The Stars Are Out
Susan Tedeschi - Love Will - Back To the River
Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You - Middle Cyclone
BettySoo - Never Knew No Love - Heat Sin Water Skin
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Don't Make Promises - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Angel Band - I'm Coming Home To You - With Roots And Wings
Antje Duvekot - Ragdoll Princes & Junkyard Queens - The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer
Mark Knopler & Emmylou Harris - Right Now - Real Live Roadrunning
Patterson Hood - I Understand Now - Murdering Oscar (And Other Love Songs)
Commander Cody - They Kicked Me Out Of The Band - Dopers, Drunks And everyday Losers

Conversation and music with the band Sideroads.
Sideroads - Sideroads - Destinations
Sideroads - Raye Jean - Destinations
Sideroads - Morning Star - Destinations
Sideroads - Spirit Hwy - Destinations

New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Where I Come From - Where I Come From
Sons OF Bill - Broken Bottles - One Town Away
The Felice Brothers - Cooperstown - Yonder Is the Clock
John Doe & The Sadies - Are The Good Times Over For Good - Country Club
Son Volt - Roll On - American Central Dust
The Lonely H - Cold Blues - Concrete Class
Carbon Leaf - Another man's Woman - Nothing Rhymes With Woman