Saturday, September 25, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 09/25/10

As usual this week was a mix of what I have been listening to lately and what I'm looking forward to hearing in the coming week. I had a listener send me a copy of the Moonlighters' 1977 self titled album and another listener send me the Brothers Comatose new disc. I found some great music on both and played a cut form each today. I also saw Ryan Bingham, Willie Nelson and The Conjugal Visitors this past week.

In the coming week I'm looking forward to seeing Hayes Carll when he stops by Sam Bond's Garage this week and then all of the artists who are attending next weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. At the top of my list are Jerry Jeff Walker and Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women. Thanks to Shotgun Majors who will be filling in for me while I'm at HSB.


Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth
Conjugal Visitors - Ain't Got Jack - The Gang's All Here
Moonlighters - Sonora's Death Row - Moonlighters
Los Lonely Boys - Beast Of Burden - Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live
Brothers Comatose - Dead Flowers - Songs From The Stoop
Poor Man's Whiskey - Easy Come - Dark Side Of The Moonshine
James Hyland & The Joint Chiefs - Girls From Lake Pontchartrain - Celestial Navigation
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Tin Can Trust
Jim Lauderdale - Alligator Alley - Patchwork River
Hayes Carll - Bad Liver and a Broken Heart - Trouble In Mind

Reckless Kelly - Idaho Cowboy - Somewhere In Time
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Strange Feelin' In The Air - Junky Star
Willie Nelson & Friends - Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground - Stars & Guitars
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Don't Make Promises - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Direction Of The Wind - Junky Star
Tony Joe White - Ain't Doing Nobody No Good - The Shine
The Band Of Heathens - You're Gonna Miss Me - One Foot In The Ether
Stacy Earle & Mark Stuart - Our World - Never Gonna Let You Go
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Sugar Creek - The Wages
John Mellencamp - Save Some Time To Dream - No Better Than This
Justin Townes Earle - Far From Me - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows
Railroad Earth - Lone Craft Farewell - Railroad Earth

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 09/18/10

I had an itch to hear some Jerry Jeff Walker this week and all of my JJW is on old cassette tapes which you can hardly listen to anymore. So I went looking for some of Walker's music in our station's library but I came up empty there. It seems that it has been some time since Jerry Jeff was last played on KRVM. So, I had to correct this situation by purchasing a "best of" CD at the store today.

Jerry Jeff Walker is scheduled to perform at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Fransisco's Golden Gate Park the first weekend in October. I think that I saw him years ago before I moved out here to Oregon, but I'm not completely sure. I am totally looking forward to catching his show at HSB in a couple of weeks.

My other feature artist today was Ryan Bingham since he will be in town tomorrow night opening for Willie Nelson. Bingham has come along way in the short amount of time since he was last here playing John Henry's. At this rate he will be the headliner the next time he comes to town.

Jerry Jeff Walker - It's A Good Night For Singing - Ultimate Collection
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Bread & Water - Mescalito
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Tell My Mother I Miss Her So - Roadhouse Sun
Willie Nelson - Gotta Serve Somebody - Moment Of Forever
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Born Bred Corn Fed - The Wages
Whiskey Puppy - The Whiskey Is Gone - Unleashed
Green Whiskey - One Phone Call - Triple Shot High
Conjugal Visitors - Whiskey - The Gang's All Here
Willie McEachern - You & Me Tonight - Knee Deep
Sideroads - Sideroads - Destinations
Jerry Jeff Walker - LA Freeway - Ultimate Collection
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Direction Of The Wind - Junky Star
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Rollin' Highway Blues - Roadhouse Sun

Jerry Lee Lewis - Bad Moon Rising - Mean Old Man
Jerry Lee Lewis - Whiskey River - Mean Old Man
Kevin Beadles - Mrs. Jones Cadillac - You Can't Argue With Water
Sahara Smith - The Real Thing - Myth Of The Heart
Stacy Earle & Mark Stuart - Lookin' For Fool's Gold - Never Gonna Let You Go
Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth
Hayes Carll - A Lover Like You - Trouble In Mind
JustinTownes Earle - Harlem River Blues - Harlem River Blues
Railroad Earth - The Jupiter & The 119 - Railroad Earth
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Ghost Of Travelin' Jones - Mescalito
Jerry Jeff Walker - London Homesick Blues - Viva Terlingua

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 09/11/10

This week I had local musician Willie McEachern into the studio to share a couple of tracks from his forthcoming solo album Knee Deep. Listeners to my show may be more familiar with Willie's bass playing for the band Sideroads. Willie wrote 3 of the tunes on the Sideroads album Destinations which was released in 2009. This solo project he says he created mostly by him in his home studio with some help from other local musicians including some of his Sideroadsbuddys. Look for Willie to feature some of his new tunes when he plays with Sideroads at Cosmic Pizza on Saturday, September 18th.

The Americana Music Awards were held in Nashville this week and I was happy to see Hayes Carll take home the award for new/emerging artist this year. He had been nominated for it before so I not sure if he is all that new but at least he is gaining some national recognition now. He will be at Sam Bond's Garage on Sept. 29.
I was also impressed to see Ryan Bingham get Artist of the Year this time around. He had some pretty good musicians to beat this year including Patty Griffin, Levon Helm, Steve Earle and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Bingham also picked up "Song of the Year" with his tune The Weary Kind which he wrote with T Bone Burnett for the movie, Crazy Heart.
You can find all the award information at:


Avett Brothers - I And Love And You - I And Love And You
Avett Brothers - Head Full Of Doubt/ Road Full Of Promise - I And Love And You
Willie McEachern - Way After Dark - Knee Deep
Willie McEachern - Idn't It A Shame - Knee Deep
Sideroads - Cool June Night - Destinations
Conjugal Visitors - Goodlife - The Gang's All Here
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Depression - Junky Star
Willie Nelson - You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore - Moment of Forever
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama - Harlem River blues
Slaid Cleaves - Green Mountains And Me - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Matt Ellis - River Too Wide - Births, Deaths & Marriages

One Horse Shy - Monkey's Paw - Better Life
Betty Soo - Next Big Thing - Heat Sin Water Skin
Railroad Earth - Old Man And The Land - Elko
Elton John / Leon Russell - If It Wasn't For Bad - The Union
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Jackson Brown & David Lindley - Mercury Blues - Love Is Strange
JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse - Georgia Warhorse
Buddy Miller - Gasoline & Matches - Written In Chalk
Rosanne Cash - I'm Movin' On - The List
Hayes Carll - Bad Liver And A Broken Heart - Trouble In Mind
Poor Man's Whiskey - Brain Damage / Eclipse - Darkside Of The Moonshine

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 09/04/10

Inspiration for this week's show came from 3 sources; The Americana Music Association's upcoming awards, The Sister's Folk Festival and Labor Day. Last year I played a whole show of labor day oriented songs. This year I had to narrow it down to a couple of sets.

The Sister's Folk Festival next weekend has a great line-up on the schedule. I tried to pick out my favorites which I have played on past shows. That way I left plenty of artists for Karen to play on Acoustic Junction which follows my show.

If I could go to any and every Americana event or festival that I wanted to, I would be going to Nashville this week for the Americana Music Association's Music Festival. I started off the show with 3 of the 4 songs which are nominated for "Song of the year". Yes, I played both Ray Willie Hubbard's and Hayes Carll's versions of Drunken Poets Dream. They wrote the song together but it is Hubbard's version that is up for song of the year. I first heard it when Hayes Carll played it at Sam Bond's Garage and ever since I've had a preference for the way he does it. I hope that they play it together for the awards show.
Look for me to feature the winners on next week's show.


Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
Ray Willie Hubbard - Drunken Poet's Dream - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint There Is No C)
Hayes Carll - Drunken Poet's Dream - Trouble In Mind
Dave Rawlings Machine - Ruby - A Friend Of A Friend
Little Feat - Willin' - Sailin' Shoes
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man's Blues - Hag: The Best of Merle Haggard
Marty Stuart - Hard Working Man - Ghost Train (The Studio B Sessions)
Dave Insley - God Loves The Working Man - Here With You Tonight
Ryan Bingham - Hard Times - Mescalito
Hank Williams III - Workin' Man - Damn Right Rebel Proud
Blue Rodeo - One More Night - The Things We Left Behind
Bobby Bare Jr. - Don't Go To Chattanooga - A Storm-A Tree-My Mother's Head
The Stagger & Sway - Stagger & Sway - Time Changes

Sideroads - Spirit Highway - Destinations
Slaid Cleaves - Hard To Believe - Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away
Eilen Jewel - I'm A Honky Tonk Girl - Butcher Holler (A Tribute To Loretta Lynn)
Eilen Jewel - Don't Come Home A Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind) - Butcher Holler (A Tribute To Loretta Lynn)
Hot Club Of Cow Town - One Step Closer - Wishfull Thinking
Betty Soo - Never Knew No Love - Heat Sin Water Skin
One Horse Shy - Old Muddy River - Better Life
Ray Willie Hubbard - Down Home Country Blues - A. Elightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint There Is No C)
Will Kimbrough - Eden Prairie - EP
Steve Earle - Pancho & Lefty - Townes
Corb Lund - A Game In Town Like This - Losin' Lately Gambler
Patty Griffin - Move Up - Down Town Church
Rosanne Cash - Long Black Veil - The List
Railroad Earth - Mighty River - Elko