Saturday, March 27, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 03/27/10

This was the first weekend of our annual Spring Membership drive at KRVM. I had the opportunity to offer Yonder Mountain String Band tickets as membership premiums so I made them the feature artist for today's show. I want to thank all of the listeners who called in and made their contribution to KRVM. Listener support is what makes the music happen on KRVM. Help us reach our goal by making your pledge on line at


John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road
Yonder Mountain String Band - Boatman's Dance - Mountain Tracks Vol. 5
Hoots And Hellmouth - This Hand Is A Mighty Hand - Hoots And Hellmouth
South Memphis String Band - Things Is "Bout Coming My Way - Home Sweet Home
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trouble In Your Mind - Genuine Negro Jig
Delta Moon - Ghost In My Guitar - Hell Bound Train
Kasey Anderson - All Lit Up - Nowhere Nights
Lyle Lovett - Farmer Brown/ Chicken Reel - Natural Forces
Yonder Mountain String Band - If There's Still Ramblin' In The Rambler > Steep Grade, Sharp Curves > Ramblin' Reprise - Mountain Tracks Vol. 3

Elephant Revival - Jet Lag Blues - Elephant Revival
Emmitt Nershi Band - Restless Wind - New Country Blues
Have Gun, Will Travel - Sons & Daughters Of The Gilded Age - Postcards From The Friendly City
Buddy & Julie Miller - What You Gonna Do Leroy - Written In Chalk
Brandon Jenkins - White Van Blues - Brothers Of The Dirt
Yonder Mountain String Band - Deep Pockets - Mountain Tracks Vol. 3
Railroad Earth - Hard Livin' - Amen Corner
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 03/20/10

For the first day of spring I played a whole show of recently released material with one exception, a Townes Van Zandt tune at the end of a set of songs which were either about Townes or that he had a part in the writing. The most unusual of these was the David Broza tune which was an unpublished Townes poem put to music by David. David and Townes played together once at a song pull hosted by Linda Lowe back in 1994 and everyone including Townes' family were surprised that he left Broza a bunch of unpublished poetry. Long story short, Broza has now released a new album Night Dawn of 11 tunes based on Townes poetry and one instrumental which he wrote in Townes honor called "Too Old To Die Young". You can find the entire story at:

Also featured on today's show was the disc East Nashville Vol.3 More Music From The Other Side. It is a disc of various artists who come from Nashville's lesser known east side and have recorded with Red Beet Records. of the 19 tracks on the disc I found over half of them to be really good tunes performed by artists that I had never heard of before.

I ended my show with a couple of tracks from the disc Coal Country Music. Coal mining is still a major industry in Appalachia and the CD is a companion to the film Coal Country, which documents the devastation wrought by mountaintop removal and the cycle of coal mining and combustion. 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the CD go to the Alliance for Appalachia to STOP MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL. You can go to to find out more about the film and CD.


Kieran Kane - Way Down Below - East Nashville Vol.3 More Music From The Other Side
Ryan Bingham - I Don't Know - Crazy Hearty Sound Track
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine - Genuine Negro Jig
Patty Griffin - If I Had My Way - Down Town Church
Reckless Kelly - I Hold The Bottle, You Hold The Wheel - Somewhere In Time
Carrie Rodriguez - Big Love - Love & Circumstance
Anne McCue - Broken Promise Land - East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music From The Other Side
Leslie & The Badgers - Roomful Of Smoke - Roomful Of Smoke
Diana Catherine & The Thrusty Tweeters - Travelin Man - The Spirit Ranch Sessions
Drive By Truckers - Daddy Learned To Fly - The Big To-Do
Elliot Randall & The Deadmen - Caffeine & Gasoline - Caffeine & Gasoline
Chuck Mead - I Wish It Was Friday - East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music From The Other Side
Kasey Anderson - All Lit Up - Nowhere Nights
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Down Home Country Blues - A.Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint There Is No C.)

Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
David Broza - Southern Cross - Night Dawn (The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt
Steve Earll - White Freightliner Blues - Townes
Townes Van Zandt - Ain't Leavin' Your Love - Far Cry From Dead
Matt Urmy - Renaissance Rodeo - East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music From The Other Side
Jack Grace Band - Morning Margaritas - Drinking Songs For Lovers
Texas Tornados - Who's To Blame Senorita? - Esta Bueno!
The Texas Sapphires - Stunt Double - As He Wanders
Will Kimbrough - It Ain't Cool - Wings
Elephant Revival - Ring Around The Moon - Elephant Revival
Cedar Hills Refugees w/ Ralph Stanley - Keys To The Kingdom - Coal Country Music
Jason & The Scorchers - Beat On The Mountain - Coal Country Music

Monday, March 15, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 03/13/10

I had a schedule conflict this week between my radio show and our local spring home improvement show which I attend for my business. So this week's radio show was put together and canned from the music files on our station's computer. Fortunately many of the artists that I like to play on Routes & Branches also show up in our weekday music mix.

I'm still catching up on all of the new CDs that have come into the station while I was on vacation. Next week I will have a whole crop of new releases to play for you.


John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana & Jimi - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - I Misunderstood
Yonder Mountain String Band - Complicated - The Show
Brandi Carlile - Throw It All Away - Connect Set
String Cheese Incident - Valley Of The Jig - Untying The Not
Bonnie Raitt - Love Letter - Nick Of Time
Buddy & Julie Miller - The Rivers Gonna Run - Buddy & Julie Miller
Chuck Prophet - Hot Talk - Let Freedom Ring
Edwin McCain - Gramercy Park Hotel - Lost In America
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Rich Women - Raising Sand
Robert Earl Keen - Corpus Christi Bay - A Bigger Piece Of Sky
Bob Dylan - The Ballad OF Frankie Lee & Judas Priest - John Wesley Harding
JJ Cale - Down To Memphis - Roll On

James McMurtry - Just Us Kids - Just Us Kids
Jeffery Foucault - Ghost Repeater - Ghost Repeater
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - These Roads Don't Move - One Fast Move Or I'm Gone
Greg Brown - Eugene - The Evening Call
Hot Buttered Rum - Two Loose Cannons - Limbs Akimbo
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - That's Where I Am - Selected Shorts
David Jacobs-Strain - Rainbow Junkies - Liar's Day
Martin Sexton - Livin' The Life - Sugarcoating
Railroad Earth - Long Way To Go - The Good Life
Little Feat - Old Folks Boogie - Time Loves A Hero
Ry Cooder - Poor Man's Shangi La - Peter Buck Presents: The REM Collection Vol.3
Roseanne Cash - Black Cadillac - Black Cadillac

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 03/06/10

I want to thank Shotgun Majors for sitting in for me while I was gone.
I have recently returned from Cayamo 2010 and I must say that it has to be one of my favorite vacations ever. Cayamo was a music festival cruise with artists like Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, and Brandie Calile for the headliners along with several other artists and bands to fill out the schedule. We saw over 25 shows in the 5 days we were on board.
Every artist on today's play list except Ryan Bingham and Hot Buttered Rum were on the cruise. I opened the show with Ryan Bingham's The Weary Kind since he is up for the Oscar with it this weekend. He certainly gets my vote. I played the Hot Buttered Rum cut because I was giving tickets away to their upcoming show next weekend at the WOW hall.

Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart Soundtrack
Lyle Lovett - If I Had A Boat - Live In Texas
Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate - My Baby Don't Tolerate
John Hiatt - My Baby - The Open Road
John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road
Emmylou Harris - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Last Date
Buddy Miller W/ Emmylou Harris - The Selfishness Of Man - Written In Chalk
Buddy & Julie Miller - Gasoline & Matches - Written In Chalk
Works Progress Administration - Always Have My Love - WPA
Darrell Scott - Hank Williams Ghost - The Invisible Man
Shawn Mullins - Beautiful Wreck - 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor
Shawn Mullins - All In My Head - Honeydew
Edwin McCain - Welcome To Struggleville - Lost In America

Edwin McCain - Alive - Honor Among Thieves
Steve Earle - Down Here Below - Washington Square Serenade
Steve Earle - Ashes To Ashes - Jerusalem
Steve Earle - White Freightliner Blues - Townes
Brandie Carlile - The Story - The Story
Brandie Carlile - What Can I Say - Live From Neumo's
The Lovell Sisters - Paulita Maxwell - Time To Grow
Hot Buttered Rum - Summertime Gal - Limbs Akimbo
Chuck Cannon - Money Don't Matter - Love And Money
Robert Earl Keen - Laughing River - The Rose Hotel
Hoots & Hellmouth - Want On Nothing - Hoots & Hellmouth
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers - Blue Jean - Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers