Sunday, November 28, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 11/27/10

Well with Thanksgiving over and Christmas around the corner, I had to play the new song from The Drive By Truckers called "The Thanksgiving Filter". I picked up their new 10" vinyl disc as birthday gift to myself this week. The B-side has the single "Used To Be A Cop". Both songs will be on the new DBT CD "Go-Go Boots" due in stores on February 15, 2011.

The other notable CD this week is the one from Shawn Camp which was recorded 16 years ago and shelved by his record company because they didn't think it would sell. Well after all these years and with help from new management at the top of the record company, Camp finally released his record and has called it "1994" the year that it was recorded. That's the way it goes in the music industry.


Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana & Jim - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
The Drive By Truckers - The Thanksgiving Filter - Go-Go Boots
Jimmy Baldwin - Coffin For A Boat - Vivador
David Bromberg - Summer Wages - Live October, 2009
Black Crowes - Wiser Time - Croweology
Danny Barnes - Pizza Box - Pizza Box
Rodney Crowell - Dancin' Circles Round The Sun - The Outsider
Stan Ridgeway - Scavenger Hunt - Neon Mirage
Robert Earl Keen - 10,000 Chinese Walk Into A Bar - The Rose Hotel
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart - Lookin' For Fool's Gold - Never Gonna Let You Go
Eilen Jewell - Don't Come Home A Drikin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)- Butcher Holler

The Civil Wars - Birds Of A Feather - Barton Hollow
Wayne Hancock - Freight Line Blues - That's What Daddy Wants
Dale Watson - Honkiest Tonkiest Beer Joint - Best Of The HighTone Years
Jerry Jeff Walker - London Homesick Blues - Viva Terlingua
Shawn Camp - Little Bitty Crack In Her Heart - 1994
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Chuck Cannon - Money - Love And Money
Railroad Earth - Lone Craft Farewell - Railroad Earth
The Drive By Truckers - Used To Be a Cop - Go-Go Boots
Bill Eli - If You'd Try Looking At Me Again - Hell Yeah!
Dave Alvin - Ashgrove - Ashgrove

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 11/20/10

I had social justice activist and songwriter Patrick Dodd into the KRVM studio this afternoon. Following in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Dodd writes modern day folk tunes that relate to current events and social issues like his tunes "Patriot Act Blues" and "Call Me A Tree Hugger". Like Guthrie, Dodd is more interested in people hearing his music than making a dollar from it and has all of his music available for free download from his website:

Patrick Dodd is in town tonight as part of an annual fundraiser for the Civil Liberties Defense Center. The Civil Liberties Defense Center has represented over 300 social justice activists for free including Dodd's daughter who was protesting a timber sale in southern Oregon. They also hold "Know your rights" training workshops in our community. You can find more information about the CLDC at their website:

On a final note I opened and closed the show this week with the Lewi Longmire Band. I took My wife up to Portland to see Lewi's regular Thursday night gig at the Laurelthirst Public House on her birthday this year and we are planning to catch Lewi's Thanksgiving show this coming Wednesday to celebrate my birthday. Sounds like Our Kind Of Music.


Lewi Longmire Band - Allegheny County - If I Live to Be 100
Patrick Dodd - Patriot Act Blues - Live in The KRVM Studio
Patrick Dodd - Call Me A Tree Hugger - Live in The KRVM Studio
Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth
Nora Jones & Willie Nelson - Baby It's Cold Outside -….Featuring
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks - Savin' My Lovin' - Tangled Tales
The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow - Barton Hollow
Rodney Crowell - Dancin' Circles Round The Sun - The Outsider
John Francis - Johnny Cash On The Radio - The Better Angels
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
Johnny Cash W/ June Carter Cash - Jackson - The Legend

April Smith & The Great Picture Show - Wow & Flutter - Songs For A Sinking Ship
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Strange Feelin' In The Air - Junky Star
Robert Plant - Central Two O Nine - Band Of Joy
Jimmy Lafave - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Cimarron Manifesto
The Stagger & Sway - Up And Go - Break Til You Bend
John Shipe - Villain - Villain
John Shipe - Hard To Believe - Villain
The Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
7 Walkers - New Orleans Crawl - 7 Walkers
Sonny Landreth - Levee Town - Levee Town
Lewi Longmire Band - This Time - Fire 'Neath The Still

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 11/13/10

I had several calls this week when I played "Evangeline" by the band 7 Walkers including one from CD World asking about it for a listener/customer who was wanting buy it. Now if that is not the power of community radio like KRVM, I don't know what is.
7 Walkers is a fairly new band with an all star line-up including Bill Kreutzman, Papa Mali, Matt Hubbard and George Porter Jr. Most of the songs on the self-titled CD were co-written by Robert Hunter and Papa Mali. It is a great mix of Bay area rock and New Orleans Funk. It is what Kreutzman calls "Swampadelic."

We also played a couple of artists who had major birthdays this week. Susan Tedeschi turn 40 this past Tuesday and Neil Young turned 65 on Friday. Neil Young's new CD "Le Noise" is growing on me. I must say that the first time that I listened to it I felt like it was mostly a bunch of guitar noise. But as I've had time to check it out more cut by cut I find that I do like a couple of the more "folk song" sounding cuts like "Love and War" and "Peaceful Valley Boulevard."


James McMurtry - Too Long In The Waste Land - Too Long In The Waste Land
Kevin Brown - Medicine Bow - The County Primaries
Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth
7 Walkers - Evangeline - 7 Walkers
Jimmy Baldwin - Dust Devil - Vivador
The Derek Trucks Band w/Susan Tedeschi - Back Where I Started - Already Free
Eric Clapton - That's No Way To Get Along - Clapton
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Danger - The Road To Escondido
Robert Plant - Falling In Love Again - Band Of Joy
Chuck Cannon - Money Don't Matter - Love And Money

Neil Young - Hank To Hendrix - Dreamin' Man Live '92
Neil Young - Peaceful Valley Boulevard - Le Noise
Sara Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Never Too Far From My Heart - Bright Examples
Jerry Jeff Walker - It's A Good Nigh For Singing - Ultimate Collection
Jessica Shepherd - Honky Tonk Angel - You're Country Now
Great American Taxi - Good Night To Boogie - Reckless Habits
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - Devil's In The Jukebox - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Black Crowes - Girl From A Pawn Shop - Croweology
Tom Waits - Going Out West - Glitter and Doom Live
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues - Harlem River Blues
Jimmy Lafave - Hideaway Girl - Cimarron Manifesto

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 11/06/10

For such a short life, Gram Parsons sure has had a major influence on the Alt.Country music in this country. Parsons would have been 64 years old yesterday. Since The Americana Association is holding it's 4 annual Birthday Hoot for Parsons tomorrow at Threadgrill's in Austin, I thought that I would do a birthday tribute to start today's show.

Beyond that we have some great live music playing town this weekend. Tomorrow at the WOW hall we have the Harvest Hoedown featuring Danny Barnes, The Emmitt Nershi Band and Great American Taxi. This is bound to be a great show since all of these musicians have played with each other in the past, so I looking forward to some group jams.
Tonight, we have Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band opening for the Blackberry Bushes over at Sam Bond's Garage. When I saw that BCBCSB was coming back to town I contacted them and asked if they would come in and perform on my show this afternoon. They are touring behind their 3rd album "...It's A Deep Subject" which I have yet to listen to, and I sure I will play on future Routes & Branches.


The Byrds - Hickory Wind - Sweet Heart of The Rodeo
The Byrds - One Hundred Years From Now - Sweet Heart of The Rodeo
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City - Live at The Avalon Ballroom
The Flying Burrito Brothers - You're Still On My Mind - Live at The Avalon Ballroom
Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Cowboy Junkies - Ooh Las Vegas - Return Of The Grievous Angel
The Mother Truckers - Nothing There - Broke, Not Broken
John Francis - War Register Blues - The Better Angels
Danny Barnes - Caveman - Pizza Box
Emmitt Nershi Band - I Come From The Country - New Country Blues
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
Jake Payne - They Don't Play Enough Haggard On The Radio - What The Folk Is Roots Music?
Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away - I Am What I Am
The Coal Porters - One Is Way too Many - Durango

Brown Chicken Brown Cow - Arizona - Live in the KRVM Studio
Brown Chicken Brown Cow - Fire Dragon - Live in the KRVM Studio
Brown Chicken Brown Cow - Gypsy Jig - Live in the KRVM Studio
The Blackberry Bushes - Salt Creek - Little Bit Of Grace
Kevin Brown - The County Primaries - The County Primaries
Elvis Costello - I Lost You - National Ransom
Robert Plant - Central Two O Nine - Band Of Joy
Head For The Hills - One Foot In The Grave - Head For The Hills
Railroad Earth - Spring-Heeled Jack - Railroad Earth
7 Walkers - 7 Walkers - 7 Walkers
Gram Parsons - A Song For You - GP