Saturday, April 24, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 04/24/10

I started today's show featuring Roky Erickson and Okkervil River. They have a new record together. Roky Erickson is an Austin Artist better known for his Psychedelic music with the 13th Floor Elevators. After many years of struggling with personal issues Erickson sent Will Sheff of Okkervil River a bunch of material he had written and asked Sheff to pick out tunes for an album together. True love Cast Out All Evil is the result of that collaboration.

Lewi Longmire stopped by the KRVM studios this afternoon to talk and play a couple of tunes. He is working on a new EP of songs that he is going to record on tape and release on vinyl. Trying to get that warm sound you get from records. He gave us a preview of one of the tunes (solo acoustic version)called "Save Yourself". The Lewi Longmire band plays Sam Bond's Garage here in Eugene tonight.

I also played a fair amount of Merle Haggard since he is coming to town this coming Wednesday. At 73 years old Haggard may be doing his best work ever.His new CD I Am What I Am released just this week is excellent. I have not seen Haggard in over 30 years and I'm very much looking forward to his show this week.


Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River - Bring Back The Past - True love Cast Out All Evil
Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil - True Love Cast Out All Evil
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines - The Stand Ins
Roky Erickson w/ Okkervil River - Ain't Blues Too Sad - True Love Cast Out All Evil
Merle Haggard - Down At The End Of The Road - I Am What I Am
John Hiatt - Like A Freight Train - The Open Road
Truth & Salvage Co. - 101 - Truth & Salvage Co.
Joy Kills Sorrow - You Make Me Feel Drunk - Darkness Sure Becomes You
Shoebox Letters - Something Didn't Stick - Damaged Goods
Arlo Guthrie - The Unbelievable Motorcycle Tale - Tales Of '69
Matt Urmy - Renaissance Rodeo - East Nashville Vol. 3
Eric Brace & Last Train Home - Autumn Leaves - Six Songs

Lewi Longmire - Disappear - Live @ KRVM
Lewi Longmire - Save Yourself - Live @ KRVM
Lewi Longmire - This Time - Fire 'Neath The Still
Kasey Anderson - Leaving Kind - Nowhere Nights
Chuck Cannon - Heaven - God Shaped Hole
Merle Haggard - Mama Tried - Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard - We're Falling In Love Again - I Am What I Am
Merle Haggard - The Okie From Muskogee's Comin' Home - The Essential Merle Haggard
Drive By Truckers - Daddy Learned To Fly - The Big To-Do
Have Gun Will Travel - Sons & Daughters Of The Guilded Age - Postcards From The Friendly City

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 04/17/10

Five new discs to the playlist this week. The first one is the Evangenitals EP released last year. They are a band from the Los angles area whom I had never heard of before. Besides liking their name, I like their country, rockabilly, punk sound. Looking them up on-line I found that they have a couple of earlier releases as well as the new EP.
Another band who was new to me this week was Shoebox Letters who are from the Portland area. Their recent release Damaged Goods is a mix of Americana and Alt-country songs about everyday life from the heartaches to the joys. I liked several tunes on the disc.
Jakob Dylan has a new release called Women & Country that is produced by T Bone Burnett and also features Neko Case and Kelly Hogan on vocals. I like this CD a lot more than Dylan's last album. It has more of an Americana sound to it than his previous releases.
Otis Gibbs has a new CD Joe Hill's Ashes which reflects the real experiences Gibbs has had. Done in more of a roots style the CD has the sound of a real troubadour. Also done in the roots style is my final new disc New Morning, by Mulebone. Mulebone is mix of Hugh Pool's excellent blues/roots guitar and John Ragusa's incredible mix of conch shell, Jews harp, cornet, all manner of flutes, tin whistle and back-up vocals. I find John's tasteful additions give Hugh's traditional sounds a sense of evolution. Their CD is a mix of tunes written by Pool and covers from the likes of Fred McDowell,Rev Gary Davis and Merle Travis.


John Hiatt - My Baby - The Open Road
The Mother Truckers - Daiquiris & Dice - Something Worth Dying For
Evangenitals - Hard Luck Song - Evangenitals
One Horse Shy - Just Me And You - One Horse Shy
Dave Rawlings Machine - Monkey And The Engineer - A Friend Of A Friend
Jacob Dylan - Truth For A Truth - Women & Country
Kasey Anderson - From Now On - Nowhere Nights
Tyler Fortier - When Time Stands Still - This Love Is Fleeting
Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
Otis Gibbs - Where Only The Graves Are Real - Joe Hill's Ashes
Eric Bibb - Rocking Chair - Booker's Guitar
Trampled By Turtles - Wait So Long - Palomino
Delta Moon - Take The Back Road Home - Hell Bound Train

Blue Rodeo - One More Night - The Things We Left Behind
Johnny Cash - Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Merle Haggard w/ Johnny Cash - I'm Leaving Now - Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down - Last Of A Breed
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues - Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Alejandro Escovedo - 1968 - Man Of Somebody's Dreams
Amy Cook - Moonrise - Let The Light In
Jimmy LaFave - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Cimarron Manifesto
Lewi Longmire - Find Me A Women - If I Live To Be 100
Shoebox Letters - Our Love's Gonna Survive - Damaged Goods
Mulebone - Steady Rollin' Man - New Morning
Marley's Ghost - My Love Will Not Change - Ghost Town
John Hiatt - Carry You Back Home - The Open Road

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 04/10/10

This week was just what I have been listening to lately. I did have a few threads connecting some of the songs together. Like, Jimmy LaFave had Carrie Rodriguez playing fiddle and vocals on his song "Hideaway Girl" so I followed it with Carrie doing a Lucinda Williams song "Steal Your Love". Lucinda finished the set doing her own tune "Righteously".
The second hour got into some Bluegrass since I had tickets to give away to Trampled By Turtles. Besides the Turtles the set included Pert Near Sandstone and Green Mountain Bluegrass Band. I had bluegrass in my head since I had filled in for Ramblin' Robert on Miles of Bluegrass last Monday evening.

I'm also looking forward to the Lewi Longmire Band's return to Eugene two weeks from now on April 24. Hopefully, He will be able to stop by KRVM for a chat that Saturday afternoon.


Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together At The Bluebird Café
Stagger & Sway - Three Bar Town - Time Changes
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating
Patrick Park - The Lucky Ones - Come What Will
Son Volt - Dust Of Daylight - American Central Dust
Horse Feathers - Vernonia Blues - Thistled Spring
John Prine - Paradise - Coal Country Music
Jason & The Scorchers - Beat On The Mountain - Coal Country Music
Jimmy LaFave - Hideaway Girl - Cimarron Manifesto
Carrie Rodriguez - Steal Your Love - Love & Circumstance
Lucinda Williams - Righteously - World Without Tears
Kasey Anderson - Nowhere Nights - Nowhere Nights

Lewi Longmire Band - Baby, Would You Take Me Home - Fire 'Neath The Still
Lewi Longmire Band - Girl On My Mind - If I Live To Be 100
Ken Will Morton - Restless Heart - True Grit
Bob Cheevers - One Good Rib - Tall Texas Tales
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - This Is Us - Real Live Roadrunning
Trampled By Turtles - Shenandoah - Duluth
Pert Near Sandstone - Little Maggie - Out On a Spree
Green Mountain Bluegrass Band - Country Blues - Live At Sprout City Studios
Trampled By Turtles - New Son/ Burnt Iron - Palomino
Derek Trucks Band - Our Love - Already Free
Black Prairie - Annie McGuire - Feast Of The Hunter's Moon
Mary Gauthier - Sideshow - The Foundling

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 04/03/10

This was the second weekend of our Spring pledge drive. I want to send out a big Thank you to all of the listeners who have made their financial contribution to KRVM.

Since Money is what the pledge drive is all about I choose Chuck Cannon's Song "Money" to start the show. The first line in the song is "Money, I ain't got enough." and the last line is "Money, You can't take it with you when you go." What falls in between is our never ending struggle to acquire more money. I ended the show with Cannon's other song about money called "Money Don't Matter". This song starts with the fact that we spend most of our lives trying to make money and evolves into what our world might be like if money didn't matter any more. He says "I wish Love was a coin of the realm. Where everyone is rich and nobody is poor."

Both songs talk to me during this time when we reach out to our listening community for the financial support to continue broadcasting. If Love were money KRVM would never have to worry about how to keep the bills paid to stay on the air, because this community has shown us a lot of love over the years. However, KRVM has to earn money to pay the bills which allow us to continue bring "Real Variety In Music" to the airwaves of western Oregon. Please share a little love by donating generously to KRVM today! Thank you.


Chuck Cannon - Money - Love And Money
Chris Smither - Don't Call Me Stranger - Time Stands Still
Hayes Carll - Drunk Poet's Dream - Trouble In Mind
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Down Home Country Blues - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C)
Martin Sexton - Livin' The Life - Sugarcoating
Kasey Anderson - Sooner/Later - Nowhere Nights
Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl - Real Live Roadrunning
Carrie Rodriguez - I Started Loving You Again - Love & Circumstance
Merle Haggard - Mama Tried - The Best of Merle Haggard
Hank Williams III - Me & My Friends - Damn Right Rebel Proud

Reckless Kelly - Idaho Cowboy - Somewhere In Time
James McMurtry - Freeway View - Just Us Kids
Lewi Longmire - This Time - Crazy Coyote
The Stagger & Sway - Rubber To The Road - Time Changes
Elliot Randall & The Deadmen - Good Love - Caffeine & Gasoline
Johnny Cash - Satisfied Mind - American VI: Ain't No Grave
Rosanne Cash - Motherless Children - Motherless Children
Hank Williams Jr - Last Pork Chop - Almeria Club
Townes Van Zandt - Ain't Leavin' Your Love - Together At The Bluebird Café
David Broza - Jeanene - Night Dawn
Chuck Cannon - Money Don't Matter - Love And Money