Sunday, December 26, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 12/25/10

This was the first year since I started hosting Routes & Branches that I have had a show on Christmas,so of course I had to play my annual holiday show this week. Each year I try to find new tunes to add to this show and this year I had new tunes from the Mynabirds, Drive By Truckers and The Indigo Girls.

I hope that all of my listeners have a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.


Martin Sexton - Welcome To The Camp - Camp Holiday
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas From The Family - The Party Never Ends
Last Train Home - Home For Christmas - Holiday Limited
Marah - New York is A Christmas Kind Of Town - A Christmas Kind Of Town
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Last Night(I Went Out With Santa Claus)- Everything You Want For Christmas
Beausoleil - Papa St. Nick - Christmas Gumbo
Nora Jones & Willie Nelson - Baby It's Cold Outside - …Featuring
Alison Krauss - Shimmy Down The Chimney
Robin & Linda Williams - Together All Alone - The First Christmas Gift
Mynabirds - All I Want Is Truth (For Christmas)
Lyle Lovett - Christmas Morning - The Road To Ensenada
John Prine - Christmas In Prison - Live
The Christmas Jug Band Feat: Angela Strehli & Maria Muldar - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - A Family Christmas
The Christmas Jug Band - Santa's Going Crazy This Year - The Christmas Jug Band On The Holiday Highway

Los Lonely Boys - Feliz Navidad - Christmas Spirit
Jerry Jeff Walker - Here Comes Santa Claus/Up On The Roof Top - Christmas Gonzo Style
Jerry Jeff Walker - Rudolf The Red-Noised Reindeer - Christmas Gonzo Style
Chris Smither - Coventry Carol
Drive By Truckers - The Thanksgiving Filter - Go-Go Boots
Reverend Horton Heat - Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy - We Three Kings
Jefferson Pepper - Christmas In Fallujah - Christmas In Fallujah
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Kick For Christmas - Always A Pleasure
Go Jimmy Go - The Twevle Days Of Christmas Local Style - Holiday Hell Yeah
The Boxmasters - Silver Bells - Christmas Cheer
Indigo Girls - It Really Is A wonderful Life - Holly Happy Days
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Giddyup Said Santa Claus - American Noel
The Fleshtones - You're All I Want For Christmas - Stocking Stuffer
Sonny Landreth - Got To Get you Under My Tree - Christmas Gumbo

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 12/18/10

This week I played my favorite new CDs of 2010. Trying to choose two hours worth of music from over the over 250 CDs that I have collected over the year was difficult at best. After the first couple of times through the collection I had narrowed it done to about 60, still too many for one show. I then narrowed the field by choosing the discs that had the most tracks marked as ones that I would play on the air. This is the list that I played today. In two weeks I will feature the discs that were left over from the final cut.


Keller & The Keels - Don't Cuss The Fiddle - Thief
One Horse Shy - Old Muddy River - Better Life
Delta Moon - Ghost In My Guitar - Hell Bound Train
Tim O'Brien - Workin' - Chicken & Egg
Jacob Dylan - Truth For A Truth - Women & Country
Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away - I Am What I Am
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper - I Flew Over Your House Last Night - Master Sessions
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - So, Where Ya Headed?/ Pancho & Lefty - So, Where Ya Headed?
Marty Stuart - Ghost Train Four-Oh-Ten - Ghost Train
Eric Bibb - Rocking Chair - Booker's Guitar

Tyler Fortier - Blue Sky And Sunshine - This Love Is Fleeting
David Jacobs-Strain - Hurricane Railroad - Terraplane Angel
Stagger & Sway - Wyoming - Break Til You Bend
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Another Time, Another Place - 7 - 10 Split
Ray Lamotagne & The Pariah Dogs - Devil's In The Jukebox - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Tin Can Trust
Reckless Kelly - Somewhere In Time - Somewhere In Time
Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams - Sinners & Saints - Sinners & Saints
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Down Home Country Blues - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint There Is No C)
Ryan Bingham - Direction Of The Wind - Junky Star
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Robert Plant - You Can't Buy My Love - Band Of Joy
John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 12/11/10

This week I had the pleasure of having John Shipe and The Stagger And Sway in to the KRVM studio.
Shipe's new disc is called "Villain" and represents a move towards a more cinematic approach to his music, a reflection of his now living in Hollywood. He says that his song writing has become more refined as a storyteller and less about rocking out. Shipe says that as a songwriter he tries to tell clear specific stories with characters involved.
The Stagger And Sway, a local Eugene band that features the song writing of Mike Last. Last mostly writes about what is happening around him in an easy going Americana style which is evident in songs like "River Road" and "Sam Bond's Garage". The Stagger And Sway's current line up includes Jerry Abelin on bass, Brian Patrick on guitar and Kenny Howe on drums, all of which have been playing music around Eugene in a variety of groups for many years. As a local paper said about their music, The Stagger and Sway play "unassuming blue jeans music, untucked shirt lyrics and comfortable shoe rhythms".
Both CDs were produced by Ehren Ebbage who has collaborated with both Shipe and Last over the past several years. Shipe says that Ebbage is a fine musician that he really helps in the production by knowing which sounds and instruments are going to help tell the story. Last said that Ebbage was very instrumental in helping create the overall feel for the new album which had been recorded very quickly over two days in Portland. He said that Ebbage really got what their music is trying to do.


Allman Brothers - Ain't Wasting Time No More - Eat A Peach
The Renegade Saints - Deep End - Fear Of The Sky
Black Prairie - Across The Black Prairie - Feast Of The Hunter's Moon
Joey & Rory - All You Need Is Me - Album Number Two
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - The New Bye & Bye - The New Bye & Bye
Old 97's - Let The Whiskey Take The Reins - The Grand Theatre
Marty Stuart - Little Heartbreaker - Ghost Train
Raul Malo - 'Til I Gain Control Again - Sinners & Saints
Ryan Bingham - Strange Feelin' In The Air - Junky Star
Ray Lamotagne - Beg Steal Or Borrow - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise
Elvis Costello - National Ransom - National Ransom
John Shipe - Hard To believe - Villain
Stagger & Sway - River Road - Live In The KRVM Studio
John Shipe - Some Hidden Things - Live In The KRVM Studio
Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
Robert Plant - Angel Dance - Band Of Joy
Blue Giant - Gone For Good - Blue Giant
Shawn Mullins - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - Light You Up
Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams - Pill Poppin' Country Weirdo - Sinners & Saints
Trevor Alguire - Back Roads - Now Before Us
Steve Earle - Christmas In Washington - El Corazon

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Routes and Branches Play List 12/04/10

Today's show was a tribute to one of my favorite DJ's, Mr. Felton Pruitt and his "Fat Music Show".
Years ago before Routes & Branches ever was a program, KRVM broadcasted the "Fat Music Show". I'm not sure when the show ended, but while I was going through some old cassette tapes I came across a show featuring Priutt's top 20 count down for the year 1997. I was able to put together the show list and went about trying to obtain a copy of the album (or at least song) to play on today's show. 20 Cds, 13 years old, how hard can it be to put this together? I must tell you it was harder that it looked. First of all not all of Pruitt's choices were big commercial hits, not that I mind, good music is good music. I started with the KRVM record libraries and found about a third of the list, followed by searching the local record stores and the library for a few more. I then looked on I-tunes to find the last songs and still came up short of the entire list. So deciding that this was all that I could give to this experiment, I have put together the following show with notes where I missed the list.
Along with researching the music for this show I looked up Felton Pruitt up on the Internet and I did find that he is on the air at KVMR (Are these call letters only a coincident?) in California every Monday afternoon. You can find more information at:

I started the show with A Danny Barnes tune by Keller and The Keels, because Barnes is playing in the area tonight and the album is named "Thief" which seemed to me a good title for today's show. What can I say, I was playing a cover show.


Keller Williams - Get It While You Can - Thief
20-Dale Watson - Hey Driver - I Hate These Songs
19-Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Blue Skies - One Hour Mama
18-Wayne Hancock - Life On The Road - That's What Daddy Wants
17-Jack Ingram - Picture On My Wall - Livin' or Dyin'
16-James McMurtry - For all I Know - It Had To Happen
15-Whiskey Town - 16 Days - Strangers Almanac
14-Etta James - Don't Touch Me - Love's been Rough on Me
Note: Pruitt originally play the song "The Rock" from this same CD.
13-Buddy Miller - 100 Million Little Bombs - Poison Love
12-John Fogerty - A Hundred and Ten In The Shade - Blue Moon Swamp
Note: the next tune by Neal Coty was on Pruitt's list, but I was unable to obtain a copy of the song before airing this show and was not played on today's show.
11-Neal Coty - Lost & Driftin' - Chance & Circumstance
10-Tim O'Brien - Kick Me When I'm Down - When No One's Around
9-Toni Price - Freeway - Sol Power

8-Jamie Hartford - Somebody's Gonna Pay - What About Yes
Note:I really wish I had been able to get a good copy of that Jamie Hartford song because it is great. Instead I played "Back In The Goodle Days" from Hartford's album "Part of Your History: The Songs of John Hartford"
7-Bottle Rockets - Indianapolis - 24 Hours a Day
6-William Topley - (I Don't Wanna Go) Uptown - Black River
5-Fred Eaglesmith - 105 - Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline
4-Robert Earl Keen - Shades Of Gray - Picnic
3-Delbert McClinton - You Were Never Mine - One Of The Fortunate Few
2-Paul McCartney - The Song We Were Singing - Flaming Pie
1-Steve Earle - Telephone Road - El Corazon
Jerry Jeff Walker - Desperados Waiting For A Train - Viva Terlingua
Buddy Miller - That's How Strong My Love Is - Poison Love
Black Prairie - Across The Black Prairie - Feast Of The Hunter's Moon
John Shipe - Villain - Villain