Saturday, July 31, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 07/31/10

My thanks go out to Shotgun Majors for filling in for me last week. With all of the summer festivals going on it has been hard to keep up with the new releases coming into the station. I tried to catch up on as many as I could this week with a couple of older tunes sprinkled in.

A favorite of mine is the new Los Lobos album Tin Can Trust. Wouldn't you know that it would take a band from East L.A. to do a good cover of the song West L.A. Fadeaway. Los Lobos new album is mostly new original music mixing up the sound like they usually do between traditionally sounding tracks to their own style of Rock 'n' Roll. Lots of good tunes which I'm sure that will make it onto my "best of list" this year.


Los Lobos - West L.A. Fadeaway - Tin Can Trust
Los Lobos - Burn It Down - Tin Can Trust
Alejandro Escovedo - This Bed Is Getting Crowded - Street Songs Of Love
Chuck Prophet - Leave The Windows Open - Let Freedom Ring!!
Yarn - Strikes & Gutters - Come On In
Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor - Blood On The Road - Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor
Paul Thorn - Buckskin Jones - Pimps And Preachers
Dierks Bentley - Senor - Up On The Ridge
Chatham County Line - Ghost Of Woody Guthrie - Wildwood
Adam Carroll & Michael O'Connor - Billy Gibbons' Beard - Hard Times
Ryan Bingham - Hard Times - Mescalito
Sahara Smith - The Real Thing - Myth Of The Heart

Dangermuffin - Jezebel - Moonscapes
Jimmy Pizzitola - Fresh Water - Poet On The Run
Jason Spooner - Big Fork - Sea Monster
Brian Langlinals - Don't Shoot The Snake In The Bottom Of The Boat - Tonight I Might
Mike & Ruthy - Covered - Million To One
Eilen Jewel - I'm A Honky Tonk Girl - Butcher Holler
Eilen Jewel - Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) - Butcher Holler
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Don't Make Promises - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Anne McCue - Motorcycle Dream - Broken Promise Land
Luke Doucet & The White Falcon - Sundown - Steel City Trawler
The Beauties - You And Me - The Beauties
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Tin Can Trust

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 7/24/10

Thanks Tim for letting me fill in for you this week.

Song - Artist - Album

A Cockroach After the Bomb - Tommy Womack - There I Said It!
East TX Rust - Shinyribs - Well After Awhile
Mighty River - Railroad Earth - Elko
Cruel - The Black Lillies - Whiskey Angel
Sao Paulo - Deadstring Brothers - Sao Paulo
One Of These Days - Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits
Letters From Home - Anders Osborne & Monk Boudreaux - Bury The Hatchet
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show - O.C.M.S.
Why Do Lonely Men and Woman Want to Break Each Other's Hearts? - The Star Room Boys
Not Afraid O' Dyin' - Tim O'Brien - Chicken & Egg
Shelling Rain - Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs Of Love

A Graceful Fall - John Mellencamp - No Better Than This
Goin' to Acapulco - Calexico & Jim James - I'm Not There
She Took a Lot of Pills (And Died) - Robbie Fulks - Country Love Songs
Blood On My Shirt - Band Of Annuals - Let Me Live
Carolina Rail - Amy Correia - You Go Your Way
Black Star - Gillian Welch - Black Star EP
Lay of the Sunflower - Gov't Mule - The Deep End, Vol. 2
Hymn #101 - Joe Pug - Nation of Heat EP
Welcome To L.A. - Truth & Salvage Co. - Truth & Salvage Co.
Bye Bye Montreal - Amelia Curran - Hunter, Hunter

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 07/17/10

I had the pleasure of having Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit stop by the KRVM studios this afternoon before their show at Sam Bond's Garage this evening. Although Chris has been a regular at the Oregon Country Fair for years, he just recently came to my attention with his new CD with Paul called So, Where Ya Headed?.
I caught their performance last weekend at the fair and this evening and I must say that I love how they mix Chris' poetry with original and contemporary songs played and sung by Paul. This is the next generation of folk music/storytelling in America.


Steve Earle - Satellite Radio - Washington Square Serenade
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - If I had My Way - We Walk This Road
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) - Raising Sand
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
Great American Taxi - Appalachian Soul - Coal Country (The Movie)
Jason & The Scorchers - Beat On The Mountain - Coal Country Music
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Thoughts On Fabric #2/ Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat - So Where Ya Headed
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - American Idle/ Fame - So Where Ya Headed

Danger Muffin - What's In A Bottle - Beermuda
I See Hawks In L.A. - Humbolt - Shoulda Been Gold
Dave Alvin - King Of California - King Of California
Black Prairie - Annie Mcguire - Feast Of The Hunter's Moon
Lyle Lovett - That's Right (You're Not From Texas)- The Road To Ensenada
Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces - Natural Forces
Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate - My Baby Don't Tolerate
Neil Young - This Old Guitar - Prairie Wind
Truckstop Honeymoon - Childhood Memories - Homemade Haircut
Keller & The Keels - Get It While You Can - Thief
Jackson Brown & David Lindley - Love Is Strange/Stay - Love Is Strange

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 07/03/10

All of the music I played this afternoon featured bands playing around town tonight, next week at the Oregon Country Fair, or the following weekend at the Northwest String Summit. I wouldn't normally play Moe on my show even though I like their music a lot, most of it doesn't fit, but they are one of the bands performing at the Northwest String Summit and so it sent me looking for a country flavoured tune and "Can't Seem To Find" had enough twang and some Neil Young style harmonica to it for me. Other artists performing at the Northwest String Summit include Darol Anger, Danny Barnes, Crooked Still, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Urban Monroes and of course The Yonder Mountain String Band. You can find all the details to this weekend of music at:

I had my new favorite band into the studio this afternoon. Shotgun Majors turn me onto I See Hawks In L.A. and I happened to catch their show at Sam Bond's Garage this week. They had me hooked with the first tune they performed "Raised By Hippies". Anyone who knows me and listens to this song will know why. Then when I found out that Dave Alvin said that they were "one of California's unique treasures" I was totally on board. Their most recent album Shoulda Been Gold is a mix of tracks from their previous albums with 5 new previously unreleased tracks. I find the whole album a joy to listen to and I will be bringing you more them on my show in the future.

The rest of the tunes on today's list are of performers appearing at next week's Oregon Country Fair. KRVM will be broadcasting Live from the Blue Moon Stage of the fair all 3 days next weekend. Appearing during my show will be Opal Creek and Casey Neil and friends. If you can't be at the fair be sure to tune in to KRVM to listen to the fair.


Moe - Can't Seem To Find - L
Hot Buttered Rum - Summertime Gal - Limbs Akimbo
Great American Taxi - Fuzzy Little Hippie Girl - Reckless Habits
The Gourds - Country Gal - Haymaker
Darol Anger & Mike Marshall - Coal Burnin' Grease Fire - Brand New Can
Danny Barnes - Caveman - Pizza Box
Crooked Still - The Golden Vanity - Some Strange Country
I See Hawks In L.A. - Raised By Hippies - Live In The KRVM Studio
I See Hawks In L.A. - Dear Flash - Live In The KRVM Studio
I See Hawks In L.A. - Byrd From West Virginia - Shoulda Been Gold

Shinnyribs - East TX Rust - Well After Awhile
Truckstop Honeymoon - Homemade Haircut - Homemade Haircut
The Sugar Beets - The Reason We Make Love - Secret To Happiness
The Infamous Stringdusters - Fork In The Road - Fork In The Road
The Urban Monroes - My Window Faces The South/ Wheel Hoss - When The Aspens Turn
Brian Cutean - Mississippi John n Taj - Guitared & Feathered
Ashleigh Flynn - The 7th Sea - American Dream
Casey Neill - Memory Against Forgetting - Memory Against Forgetting
Jim Page - More Than Anything Else In The World - Head Full Of Pictures
Sarah Jarosz with Black Prairie - Queen Of The Silver Dollar - Twistable Turnable Man
Yonder Mountain String Band - Kentucky Mandolin - Mountain Tracks: Vol. 5
Lewi Longmire Band - Allegheny County - If I Live To Be 100