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

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