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