Sunday, October 31, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 10/30/10

Some ghost stories and murder ballads mixed in with some regular tunes for a seasonal music mix this week. Happy Halloween!!!


John Fogerty - Bad Moon Rising - The Long Road Home
John Francis - The Way The Empire Fell - The Better Angels
John Francis - Johnny Cash On The Radio - The Better Angels
Shawn Mullins - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - Light You Up
Johnny Cash - The Long Black Veil - The Legend
Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor - Blood On The Road - Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor
James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide The Body - Where'd You Hide The Body
Kites & Crows - She Hangs The Moon - Golden Room
One Horse Shy - Better Life - Better Life
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer - Black River Killer
Bobby Bare Jr. - Rock and Roll Halloween - A Storm - A Tree - My Mother's Head
Los Lonely Boys - Evil Ways - 1969

Steve Earle - Devil's Right Hand - Essential Steve Earle
Backyard Tire Fire - Hell And Back - Good To Be
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You
John Hiat - Homeland - The Open Road
Bob Dylan - Tombstone Blues - The Best Of The Original MONO Recordings
Great American Taxi - Unpromised Land - Reckless Habits
Corb Lund - Devil's Best Dress - Losin' Lately Gambler
Ryan Bingham - Ghost Of Travelin'Jones - Mescalito
Drew Emmitt - River's Risin'- Long Road
Robert Plant - Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down - Band Of Joy
Dave Alvin - Everett Ruess - Ashgrove
John Fogerty & The Blue Ridge Rangers - Haunted House - Rides Again

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 10/23/10

I want to give a big KRVM Thank You to all of our listeners who contributed to our recent radiothon. You are the listeners in "Listener Powered". We wouldn't be able to bring you shows like Routes & Branches without your support. Thank you.

After a couple of weeks off and then radiothon, my stack of new un-aired CDs was getting pretty tall. One of my favorites was the new disc from Stan Ridgway. Listening to his distinct voice took me back to my college radio days when I played his band Wall Of Voodoo and their hit tune "Mexican Radio" on my show. Ridgway's new album "Neon Mirage" has a depth of feeling that comes from a seasoned songwriter.
I also liked the new CD "Break Til You Bend" from local band The Stagger & Sway. Anyone who has been to Sam Bond's Garage will appreciate the Sway's song about the local watering hole. Produced by Ehren Ebbage "Break Til You Bend" is Stagger & Sway's first full length CD following their debut EP "Time Changes". They call it Americana with a Rock and Roll temper. I call it Our Kind of Music. The Stagger & Sway will hold their official CD release party at (where else) Sam Bond's Garage on Saturday December 11th.


Patty Griffin - I Smell A Rat - Down Town Church
Rockin Jason D. Williams - You Look Like I Could Use A Drink - Killer Instincts
Elliot Randall & The Dead Men - Caffeine & Gasoline - Caffeine & Gasoline
Old 97's - Let The Whiskey Take The Reins - The Grand Theatre
Chris Gates & Gatesville - Devil's On My Trail - Welcome To Gatesville
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama - Harlem River Blues
Frank Hannon - The Hills Of California - Gypsy Highway
Neil Young - Love & War - Le Noise
Sassparilla - Devil - Ramshackle
The Blackberry Bushes - Salt Creek - Little Bit Of Grace
Brown Chicken Brown Cow Stringband - She Comes And She Goes - Brown Chicken Brown Cow Stringband
Marty Stuart - Branded - Ghost Train
Raul Malo - Living For Today - Sinners & Saints

Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band - I'm Still In Love With You - The Mountain
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Direction Of The Wind - Junky Star
Los Lobos - West L.A. Fadeaway - Tin Can Trust
Stan Ridgway - Big Green Tree - Neon Mirage
Stan Ridgway - Desert Of Dreams - Neon Mirage
Shawn Mullins - California - Light You Up
Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs - Beg Steal Or Borrow - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
The Defibulators - Your Hearty Laugh - Corn Money
Emmitt Nershi Band - New Country Blues - New Country Blues
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
The Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
Robert Plant - Falling In Love Again - Band Of Joy

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 10/16/10

After two weeks away it was good to get back to my show this week. With it being the week of our Fall Membership drive at KRVM, I had to trade telling stories about the artists and songs I was playing for talking about how fortunate we are to have a radio station like KRVM.

We are a MUSIC station, which makes us unique even in the public radio community. Because of our diverse community of volunteer DJ's, our listeners can experience a wide variety of musical styles each week. But it takes the whole community to keep a station like KRVM alive and well and that is where our listener members come in. KRVM like any other business or organization depends on those who use the service to help pay for it. If you are a regular reader of this blog or listen to my show on Saturday, please consider becoming a contributing member of KRVM. Go to: and click the Pledge Now button. If everyone gives a little we all can receive a lot.

Tim Little

This week I played some of my favorites who were at HSB a couple of weeks ago with the exception of Robert Plant who was not at HSB.


Jerry Jeff Walker - L.A. Freeway - Ultimate Collection
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You
Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together at The Bluebird Café
Steve Earle - I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Together at The Bluebird Café
Steve Earle & The Del McCoury Band - Long, Lonesome Highway Blues - The Mountain
Yonder Mountain String Band - Deep Pockets - Mountain Tracks: Volume 3
John Doe & The Sadies - Are The Good Times Really Over For Good - Country Club
Robert Earl Keen - On And On - The Rose Hotel
David Olney - Avery County - Through A Glass Darkly

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Never To Far From My Heart - Bright Examples
Indigo Girls - Second Time Around - Poseidon And The Bitter Bug
Patty Griffin - If I Had My Way - Down Town Church
Keller & The Keels - Get It While You Can - Thief
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating
The Band Of Heathens - Cornbread - The Band Of Heathens
Rosanne Cash - She's Got You - The List
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Que Sera Sera - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Robert Plant - Central Two O Nine - Band Of Joy
James McMurtry - Ruby and Carlos - Just Us Kids

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 10/09/10

I would first like to thank Shotgun Majors for sitting in for me last week while I was at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Fransico and this week to Mike Meyer for covering me while I'm at our local home improvement show for my business.

Last weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass show in Golden Gate park was everything I had hoped it would be. With over 80 performances throughout the weekend it was hard to see everyone we wanted to, but my wife and I did catch 21 different performances over the course of the weekend. Highlights for us include Patty Griffin with Buddy Miller on guitar, The Dukes of September which featured Boz Scaggs, Donald Fagen and Micheal McDonald (Friday night's closer), Band Of Heathens, Guy Clark, A songwriter circle which included Steve Earle, Robert Earl Keen, John Doe & David Onley, then on to Jerry Jeff Walker, Buddy Miller and closing Saturday evening with Steve Earle and the Dukes. Sunday's acts included The Felice Brothers, Martin Sexton, James McMurtry, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women (Dave's brother Phil was there and played a tune with Dave), Rosanne Cash and Yonder Mountain Stringband. We closed the weekend catching the end of Del McCory's set followed by Emmylou Harris backed up by Buddy Miller and friends.

It was an increadible weekend of music free to the public thanks to the generosity of Warren Hellman. Thanks Warren for throwing the best party in the country.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 10/3/10

Hope you had a good time at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Thanks for letting me fill-in for your show

Song - Artist - Album

Dharma Lady - The Donkeys - Dharma Lady - Single
All Across America - Reverend Freakchild - God Shaped Hole
More And More And More - Ryan Montbleau Band - Heavy On The Vine
My Wicked, Wicked Ways - Blue Mountain - Tales of a Traveler
The Earth and Air - Tether Horse - In The House That Took Me
Bring Back My Heart - Kasey Chambers - Little Bird
New Madrid - Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
Spring is Here - Shannon Whitworth - Water Bound
Champaign, Illinois - Old 97's - The Grand Theatre Volume One
Personality Disorder - Graham Wilkinson And The Underground Township - Yearbook
Travelin' - The Starlings - Songbook
Candy - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Mojo
Got A Mind - D.B. Rielly - Love Potions and Snake Oil

If Time Was For Wasting - Dylan LeBlanc - If Time Was For Wasting
Santa Fe - Samantha Crain - You (Understood)
My Heart Is Broken - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Jacksonville City Nights
O Lord - Amy Correia - You Go Your Way
Feltpicker - El Capitan - Stickeen
Lone Croft Farewell - Railroad Earth - Railroad Earth
Every Kinda Everything - The Bottle Rockets - Bottle Rockets
Mexican Candy - The Iguanas - Plastic Silver 9 Volt Heart
Don't Cry Maria - AJ Downing And The Buick6 - Way Back Home
Late The Other Night - Sam Quinn - The Fake That Sunk A Thousand Ships
Lonely Is A Town - Glossary - Feral Fire
Catfish and Color TVs - Wrinkle Neck Mules - Let the Lead Fly