Sunday, August 30, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 08/29/09

Ryan Bingham is coming to Eugene this week so he was my feature artist on my show. I had the opportunity to talk with Bingham on the phone this past week and I mixed our conversation in with his music sets.

For a young man Bingham has had his share of hard times and making something out of nothing. He said that he was given a guitar when he was seventeen and has never put it down. At the time he was traveling the rodeo circuit in Texas and New Mexico. He started to write songs about his experiences and to pick up bar gigs in the towns where his rodeo travels took him. Along the way Bingham was invited to play at an anniversary party thrown by musician Terry Allen and his wife, Jo Harvey Allen, where Bingham met a number of west Texas songwriters like Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Butch Hancock among many others. This lead to Bingham's first CD on Lost Highway Records, "Mescalito". He said he had help on this CD from Marc Ford who taught Bingham how to capture his gravelly bar room sound.

Bingham's new album "Roadhouse Sun" also on Lost Highway records made it to #5 on the Americana charts a couple of weeks ago. It is full of good songs including "Dylan's Hard Rain", "Change Is" and "Country Roads". He says he may wear a cowboy hat but his music is a lot more than just country.


Ryan Bingham - Hardtimes - Mescalito
Ryan Bingham - Southside Of Heaven - Mescalito
Ryan Bingham - Dylan's Hard Rain - Roadhouse Sun
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City - The Gram Parsons Anthology
Taj Mahal - Six Days On The Road - The Best of Taj Mahal
Bonnie Raitt - Good Man, Good Woman - Luck Of The Draw
Delbert McClinton & Dick 50 - Can't Nobody Say I Didn't Try - Acquired Taste
The Band Of Heathens - Say - One Foot In The Ether
Assembly Of Dust - Light Blue Lover - Some Assembly Required
Mark Stuart And The Bastard Sons - When Love Comes A Callin' - Bend In The Road
Red Stick Ramblers - Drinkin' To You - My Suitcase Is Always Packed
Scott Miller & The Commonwealth - I Can't Dance - For Crying Out Loud
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana & Jim - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women

The Boxmasters - Reasons For Livin' - Modbilly
Ryan Bingham - Change Is - Roadhouse Sun
Ryan Bingham - Long Way From Georgia - Mescalito
Ryan Bingham - Country Roads - Roadhouse Sun
Sonny Landreth - Levee Town - Levee Town
The Bridge - Heavy Water - Blind Man's Hill
The Iguanas - Dancing For Dollars Again - If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times
Blame Sally - Hurricane - Night Of 1000 Stars
Carbon Leaf - Another Man's Woman - Nothing Rhymes With Woman
Ryan Bingham - Rollin' Highway Blues - Roadhouse Sun

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 08/22/09

Back on June 20th I wrote about a new CD by Mark Karan called "Walk Through The Fire". It has a great version of "Easy Wind" on it and that is what I had played on my show that week. At that time I didn't know that Mark has been playing with Rat Dog for the past 11 years. This week Shotgun Majors helped me put all of the pieces together when he mentioned Mark on his show Tupelo Honey ( This had me listening to Mark's album all over again.
Then I asked Ed K. about getting some Rat Dog cuts to play and he told me about talking with Mark on the phone this week and that I could use some of their conversation on my show. I learned more about Mark from that conversation and my thanks go out to Ed for letting me share it with my listeners.
I also started each hour of this week's show with Jackie Greene. He opened the show for Rat Dog last night performing many tracks from his CD "Giving Up The Ghost" which came out last year.
We have a lot of great artists coming to our neck of the woods in the coming weeks.


Jackie Green - Uphill Mountain - Giving Up The Ghost
Mark Karan - Walk Through The Fire - Walk Through The Fire
Mark Karan - Annie Don't Lie - Walk Through The Fire
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Rich Woman - Raising Sand
Lewi Longmire - One Thing At A Time - Fire 'Neath The Still
Ryan Bingham - Hard Times - Mescalito
The Bridge - Old White Lighting 95 - Blind Man's Hill
Sonny Landreth - Old Flame - Levee Town
The Iguanas - If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times - If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times
Poor Man's Whiskey - Mexico - Roadside Attraction
Houston Marchman - Long Gone - Long Gone

Jackie Green - Like A Ball And Chain - Giving Up The Ghost
Bob Weir & Rat Dog - Me And My Uncle - Live- Roseland Theatre 2/16/07
Mark Karan - Leave A Light On Tonight - Walk Through The Fire
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Boss Of The Blues - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Jorma Kaukonen - Trouble In Mind - River Of Time
Fred Eaglesmith - Sweet Corn - Tinderbox
JJ Cale - Roll On - Roll On
Mark Karan - Easy Wind - Walk Through The Fire
Bob Weir & Rat Dog - Catfish John - Live- Cuthbert Amphitheater 6/20/08
Paul Burch - Saving All My Saturday Nights - Still Your Man

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 08/15/09

This week I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Mare Wakefield. As many locals know Mare started her musical career here in Eugene but has since moved to Nashville. She said she finds the Nashville music scene as a lot more than just Country music with many talented artists to collaborate with. She says that with so much talent around it makes her work harder on her own material. I think it shows on her latest album "Ironwood".


Guy Clack - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You
Mare Wakefield - Peg & Awl - Live in studio
Mare Wakefield - I'll Drive - Live in studio
Mare Wakefield - Pretty Little Bird - Live in studio
The Wailin' Jennys - Deeper Well- Live At The Mauch Chunk Opera House
Catie Curtis - Don't Want To Know (No Evil) - Hello, Stranger
David Bromberg - New Lee Highway Blues - Live In New York City
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Marie Marie - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Arlo Guthrie - Road To Everywhere - Tales Of '69
Ryan Bingham - Dylan's Hard Rain - Roadhouse Sun

Sam Baker - Cotton - Cotton
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer - Black River Killer
Greg Brown - Samson - Dream City
John Hiatt - What Love Can Do - Same Old Man
Lyle Lovett & His Large Band - Up In Indiana - It's Not Big It's Large
Ricky Skaggs - Foggy River - Songs My Dad Loved
Old Crow Medicine Show - Caroline - Tennessee Pusher
Ten Foot Tall And 80 Proof - Highway 94 - Princess Of Doom
Noelle Hampton - Always The Same - Thin Line
Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers - Devils In Boston - Songs Of The Night
Kieran Kane - Way Down Below - Somewhere Beyond The Roses
Steve Earle - Delta Mama Blues - Townes
Ryan Adams - Everybody Knows - Easy Tiger
JJ Cale - Down To Memphis - Roll On

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 08/08/09

A late posting of last Saturday's playlist. I took off to go camping right after my show. It' August!!


Otis Taylor - Looking For Some Heat - Pentatonic Wars and Love Songs
Radney Foster and The Confessions - Trouble Tonight - Revival
The Derek Trucks Band - Back Where I Started - Already Free
The Mother Truckers - When I Get My Wings - Let's All Go To Bed
The Bridge - Born Ramblin' - Blind Man's Hill
Sonny Landreth - Broken Hearted Road - Levee Town
Mark Stuart And The Bastard Sons - Seven Miles To Memphis - Bend In The Road
Ten Foot Tall & 80 Proof - Honky Tonk Honey Train - Princess Of Doom
The Resophonics - Walk you Home - Last Long Winter
Drew Emmitt - Take the Highway - Long Road
John Arthur Martinez - On The Run - Purgatory Road
The Whopner County Country Allstars - I'll Be With You Tonight - It's Too Loud

Yonder Mountain String Band - Complicated - The Show
Wilco - You Never Know - Wilco(the album)
The Coalmen - Never Again - Kids With Songs
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Country Roads - Roadhouse Sun
Reckless Kelly - Motel Cowboy Show - Reckless Kelly Was Here
Grant Peeples - Searching For A Sign - Pawnshop
Terry Anderson & The Olympic Ass-Kickin' Team - Goin' Or Comin' - National Champions
Steve Earle - Colorado Girl - Townes
Robert Earl Keen - Gringo Honeymoon - Live At The Ryman
Drive By Truckers - Self Destructive Zones - Brighter Than Creations Dark
Guy Clark - All She Wants Is You - Somedays The Song Writes You
Willie Nelson - Mendocino County Line - Stars & Guitars
The Pines - Spike Driver Blues - Tremolo

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 08/01/09

Jerry Garcia was my feature artist this week since his birthday landed on the day of my show. He would have turned 67. Although he best known for his career with the Grateful Dead, Jerry also played in folk and bluegrass bands such as the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers, Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions and Old & In The Way. His long time friendship with David Grisman also produced an abundance of Americana music.
Though he is no longer with us, Jerry's music lives on.


Grateful Dead - Cumberland Blues - Working Man's Dead
Old & In The Way - Introduction by Peter Rowan - Breakdown
Old & In The Way - Home Is Where The Heart Is - Breakdown
Garcia, Grisman, Rice - Shady Grove - The Pizza Tapes
Levon Helm - Tennessee Jed - Electric Dirt
Sonny Landreth - Levee Town - Levee Town
Assembly Of Dust - Cold Coffee - Some Assembly Required
The Waifs - Sundirtwater - Live From The Union Of Soul
Old & In The Way - Midnight Moonlight - Breakdown
Garcia, Grisman - Friend Of The Devil - Jerry Garcia / David Grisman
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You
Jorma Kaukonen - Operator - River Of Time

Nancy Griffith - Tequila After Midnight - The Loving Kind
Hot Club Of Cow Town - The Long Way Home - Wishful Thinking
Angel Band - Cold Lonesome Down In Black Bird Creek - With Roots And Wings
Old & In The Way - Catfish John - That High Lonesome Sound
Scott Miller & The Commonwealth - Iron Gate - For Crying Out Loud
Lewi Longmire Band - This Time - Fire 'Neath The Still
Chuckanut Drive - Warm It Up - Fidelity Grange
John Arthur Martinez - Purgatory Road - Purgatory Road
The Derek Trucks Band - Down Don't Bother Me - Already Free
The Bridge - Let Me Off This Train - Blind Man's Bluff
Goerge Palmer Macias - Don't Touch The Money - Firefly
Old & In The Way - Jerry's Breakdown - Breakdown
Garcia, Grisman, Rice - Knockin' On Heaven's Door - The Pizza Tapes