Saturday, December 26, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 12/26/09

An end of the year round up of my favorite CD's released in 2009. There was so much good music put out this year that it was hard for me to narrow my list down to fit into a 2-hour show. I may have to play another show of all the leftovers.

There is no count down or particular order to the list, but my all time favorite for this year has to be Buddy and Julie Miller's "Written In Chalk". It deserves to be the Americana Album of the year which it won back in September at the Americana Music Awards. It has the emotion and feeling of what Americana music is today.

Along with the national artists I wanted to include my favorite local releases of the year. These include the band Sideroads and their debut album called "Destinations", Patrick Kavaney and the Last Drags who recently released their second album "Darning socks For The Apocalypse" and The Whopner County Country Allstars with their second album "It's Too Loud". All three bands show a diverse talent for creating great music.

And one last note on today's play list, the Lewi Longmire album was actually released back in 2008. But, I was introduced to Lewi and his band just this year when one of the other DJs gave me his 2005 release "If I Live To Be 100" just before I left town for a road trip. Then in the summer I had the chance to see him at Sam Bond's and the Oregon Country Fair. Lewi has some great songs and puts his soul into every performance. Therefore, Lewi Longmire makes it onto my favorites of 2009 list.

I looking forward to seeing what 2010 brings.


The Derek Trucks Band - Back Where I Started - Already Free
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - California's Burning - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Lyle Lovett - Pantry - Natural Forces
Son Volt - Roll On - American Central Dust
Ryan Bingham - Dylan's Hard Rain - Roadhouse Sun
Mark Karan - Walk Through The Fire - Walk Through The Fire
Corb Lund - A Game In Town Like This - Losin' Lately Gambler
Slaid Cleaves - Hard To Believe - Everything You Love will Be Taken Away
Sideroads - Sideroads - Destinations
Patrick Kavaney & The Last Drags - Spanish Nightmare - Darning Socks For The Apocalypse
Whopner County Country Allstars - I'll Be With You Tonight - It's Too Loud
Grandpa Elliott - We're Gonna Make It - Sugar Sweet
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You

Jorma Kaukonen - More Than My Old Guitar - River Of Time
Chris Smither - Don't Call Me Stranger - Time Stands Still
JJ Cale - Down To Memphis - Roll On
Steve Earle - Delta Momma Blues - Townes
Justin Townes Earle - They Killed John Henry - Midnight At The Movies
Emmitt Nershi Band - I Come From The Country - New Country Blues
Hot Buttered Rum - Something New - Limbs Akimbo
Poor Man's Whiskey - With A Smile - Darkside Of The Moonshine
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Them Old Minglewood Blues - Where I Come From
Robert Earl Keen - The Rose Hotel - The Rose Hotel
Buddy & Julie Miller - Ellis County - Written In Chalk
Lewi Longmire Band - This Time - Fire 'Neath The Still

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 12/19/09

Welcome to Camp Holiday as Martin Sexton says. Time for my annual Americana Holiday show. No matter which way you celebrate the holidays I hope that you enjoyed our mix of holiday themed tunes. Here is what we played.

Also, be sure to tune in next Saturday for our final show of 2009 in which I will be playing my top 20(or so) favorite CDs of 2009.


Martin Sexton - Welcome To The Camp - Camp Holiday
Alison Krauss - Shimmy Down The Chimney - Shimmy Down The Chimney: A Country Christmas
Sonny Landreth - Got To Get You Under My Tree - Christmas Gumbo
Los Lonely Boys - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Christmas Spirit
The Gypsy Hombres - Here Comes Santa Claus - Django Bells
Marah - New York is a Christmas Kind Of Town - Oh Santa
Over The Rhine - Snowed In With You - Snow Angels
Richard Crandell & Tim Danforth - Deck The Halls - Christmas Unplugged
Robin & Linda Williams - Together All Alone - The First Christmas Gift
Bob Dylan - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Christmas In The Heart
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Little Christmas From The Family - Live At The Ryman
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - The Twelve Days Of Christmas - Jingle All The Way
Johnny Cash w/ The Carter Family - Peace In The Valley - The Legend
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Longest Night Of The Year - Come Darkness Come Light
Fiona Apple - Frosty The Snowman - The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs

The Wyatts - Merry Christmas Darlin' - Single
Colbie Caillat - Mistletoe - The Hotel Café Presents Winter Songs
Sam Bush - Sleigh Ride - A Family Christmas
The Boxmasters - I Won't Be Home For Christmas - Christmas Cheer
Art Neville - Christmas Gumbo - Christmas Gumbo
Dwight Twilley - Christmas Night - Have A Twilly Christmas
Barenaked Ladies - Elf's Lament - Barenaked For The Holidays
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Last Night (I Went Out With Santa Claus)- Everything You Want For Christmas
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Giddyup Said Santa Claus - American Noel
Robin & Linda Williams - Baby Wanna Be By You - The First Christmas Gift
Robert Earl Keen - Happy Holidays Y'all - Walking Distance
Adam Rafferty - Jingle Bells - A Christmas Celebration
The Subdudes - Peace In The World - Christmas Gumbo
The Christmas Jug Band - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - A Family Christmas
Martin Sexton - Blue Christmas - Camp Holiday

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 12/12/09

I started and closed today's show with Hank Williams III since today was his birthday. Both tracks were from his 2008 release "damn Right Rebel Proud".

I also had local band Patrick Kavaney and The Last Draggs into the studio to talk about their new CD "Darning Socks For The Apocalypse". It is more of a rocker than their last CD which was a little more singer/songwriter style. They will be having a CD release party on Friday December 18th. at Sam Bond's Garage.

I'm still working on narrowing down my top 20 CD's of 2009. I will be counting the list down on my last show of this year, Saturday December 26th.


Hank Williams III - Me and My Friends - Damn Right Rebel Proud
Band Of Heathens - LA County Blues - One Foot In The Ether
Son Volt - Jukebox Of Steel - American Central Dust
Ryan Bingham - Rollin' Highway Blues - Roadhouse Sun
Justin Townes Earle - Mama's Eyes - Midnight At The Movies
Steve Earle - Colorado Girl - Townes
Scott Law - Mile After Mile - Living Room
Emmitt Nershi Band - Restless Wind - New Country Blues
Hot Buttered Rum - Limbs Akimbo - Limbs Akimbo
Darol Anger - Coal Burnin' Grease Fire - Brand New Can
Railroad Earth - Old Man And The Land - Elko
Grandpa Elliott - Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Sugar Sweet

Patrick Kavaney & The Last Drags - Eliza Blue - Live In The Studio
Patrick Kavaney & The Last Drags - Waking Song - Live In The Studio
Patrick Kavaney & The Last Drags - Starring Role - Darning Socks For The Apocalypse
Chuck Prophet - You And Me Baby (Holding On) - Let Freedom Ring
Rick Shea - Steady Drivin' Man - Shelter Valley Blues
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel - I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World - Willie And The Wheel
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper - Omar's Blues - You don't Have To Like Them both
Buddy & Julie Miller - Don't Say Goodbye - Written In Chalk
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Stick With Me baby - Raising Sand
Robert Earl Keen - On And On - The Rose Hotel
New Riders of the Purple Sage - New Minglewood Blues - Where I Come From
Hank Williams III - Workin' Man - Damn Right Rebel Proud

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Routes and Branches Play List 12/05/09

Hot Club Of Cowtown stopped by this afternoon and warmed up the studio for me. I really could feel their passion for the music they play. After listening to them rip through a couple of tunes live in the studio, I'm very much looking forward to their show tonight.
There is a lot of great music coming to town this month. Check out our concert list to the right. I'm looking forward to Son Volt tomorrow and later in the week Chuck Prophet.

Tune in next week when we will be talking to local band Patrick Kavaney and the Last Drags about their new album "Darning Socks For The Apocalypse".


Hot Club Of Cowtown - Reunion - Wishful Thinking
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Can't Go On This Way - Live in the KRVM Studio
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Dark Eyes - Live in the KRVM Studio
Hot Club Of Cowtown - The Long Way Home - Wishful Thinking
JJ Cale - Who Knew - Roll On
Red Rooster - Raining In Los Angeles - Walk
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Three Days Straight - Eternal And Lowdown
Dave Matthews Band - Alligator Pie - Big Whiskey
Ryan Bingham - Tell My Mother I Miss Her So - Roadhouse Sun
John Fogerty - Paradise - The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
Trampled By Turtles - Think It Over - Duluth
Son Volt - No Turning Back - American Central Dust
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Heads In Georgia - The Road To Escondido

Carbon Leaf - Another Man's Woman - Nothing Rhymes with Woman
Mark Stuart & The Bastard Sons - Power Of A Woman - Bend In The Road
Mark Karan - Rock Your Papa - Walk Through The Fire
Levon Helm - Tennessee Jed - Electric Dirt
Patrick Kavaney & The Last Drags - Spanish Nightmare - Darning Socks For The Apocalypse
Potter Wagoner - (Why Don't You) Haul Off And Love Me - Unplugged
Dave Alvin - Artesia - A Tribute To Chris Gaffney
Emmitt Nershi Band - Mango Tango - New Country Blues
Robert Earl Keen - Something That I Do - The Rose Hotel
Slaid Cleaves - Hard To Believe - Everything You Love will Be Taken Away
Chuck Prophet - Leave The Windows Open - Let Freedom Ring
JJ Cale - Roll On - Roll On