Saturday, January 29, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 01/29/11

This week I had The Shinkle Band into the KRVM studio to play us some live music on the air. The Shinkle Band is made up of brothers Aaron(vocals, guitar, Harmonica) and Byron(Vocals & Percussion) Shinkle, Albert Fitisemanu(Vocals, Guitars, Bass) and Scott Eastburn(Mando, Banjo, Fiddle). Their self titled debut album is available on their website:
Although this is their debut album, The Shinkle Brothers have been making music for years and their music has been compared to the Eagles and The Band. I also think they have some pretty good harmonies like CSN too.

The other special part of today's show was being able to feature Greg Allman's new CD "Low Country Blues". I haven't seen a CD shoot to number one on the Americana Charts since Robert Plant released "Band Of Joy" last fall. Now we will have to see if Allman can stay at the top for as long as Plant who was there until Allman knocked him out. I suppose you got to be a heavy weight to beat a heavy weight. "Low Country Blues" is co-produced by Greg Allman and T-Bone Burnette who brought in a great cast of musicians including Mac(Dr.John)Rebennack. I think the great cast helped inspire Greg to be as good as he has ever been.

Greg Allman - Floating Bridge - Low Country Blues
The Shinkle Band - Roadside Blues - The Shinkle Band
The Shinkle Band - Maya May - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Shinkle Band - Meet Me In New Orleans - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Shinkle Band - California Stars - The Shinkle Band
Jacob Dylan - Truth For A Truth - Women & Country
John Shipe - Hard To believe - Villain
Greg Allman - Just Another Rider - Low Country Blues
Old 97's - Please Hold On While The Train Is Moving - The Grand Theater
Drive By Truckers - Gravity's Gone - A Blessing And a Curse
Jason & The Scorchers - Twang Town Blues - Halcyon Times

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Direction Of The Wind - Junky Star
Jackie Greene - 1961 - Till The Light Comes
John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road
Gurf Morlix - Baby Can I Crawl Back To You - Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
Girlyman - Somewhere Different Now - Everything's Easy
Whiskey Puppy - The Devil Comes On Tuesday - Unleashed
The Wood Brothers - Buckets Of Rain - Loaded
North Mississippi Allstars - Jellyrollin' All Over Heaven - Keys To The Kingdom
Greg Allman - I Believe I'll Go Back Home - Low Country Blues
Tom Russell - The Most Dangerous Woman In America - Blood And Candle Smoke
Rodey Crowell - Sex & Gasoline - Sex & Gasoline
Greg Allman - Please Accept My Love - Low Country Blues

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 01/22/11

I put together this week's show mostly around groups that have played recently in our area or will be coming in the near future.
Robert Plant and his "Band Of Joy" just announced a show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland on April 19th. Plant's album "Band Of Joy" which came out last September is still sitting at #1 on the Americana Music Association's chart. Besides Plant the band has a stellar line-up which includes Patty Griffin, Byron House, Marco Giovino, Darrell Scott and Buddy Miller who also co-produces the album with Plant.
Other artists playing in our area soon include Amos Lee who is playing in Eugene tonight, The Asylum Street Spankers who are playing their last show this week at the WOW hall, Tom Russell who stops by Tsunami Books on Feb. 5th. and Drive By Truckers who will be making their 1st Eugene appearance in March. Speaking of the Drive By Truckers every time I play their new track "Used To Be A Cop", I get a lot of phone calls asking about it. It is one of two tracks from the new album Go-Go Boots that the Truckers released on a 10" vinyl 45. Go-Go Boots is due out on Feb. 15th.
2011 is shaping up to be a good year for live music. Get out and see your favorite artist or group.


Robert Plant - Get Along Home Cindy - Band Of Joy
Patty Griffin - Move Up - Down Town Church
Green Whiskey - One Phone Call - Triple Shot High
JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse - Georgia Warhorse
Amos Lee - Windows Are Rolled Down - Mission Bell
Asylum Street Spankers - My Baby in the CIA - God's Favorite Sampler
Wayne Hancock - Midnight Stars And You - Viper Of Melody
Boris McCutcheon & The Saltlicks - Bad Road, Good People - Wheel Of Life
Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck - Bottom Of The Sky - Bottom Of The Sky
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Tin Can Trust
Eric Clapton - Everything Will Be Alright - Clapton
Little Sue - Pictures Are Perfect - Baby Knows Better
Miss Lana Rebel - Road Song - All I Need

Kate Jacobs - Jesus Has Been Drinking - Home Game
Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO
Jason & The Scorchers - Land Of The Free - Halcyon Times
Drive By Truckers - Used To Be A Cop - Go-Go Boots
The Wood Brothers - Postcards From Hell - Loaded
Rodey Crowell - The Rise And Fall Of intelligent Design - Sex & Gasoline
Rodey Crowell - I Walk The Line (Revisited) - The Essential Rodney Crowell
Tom Russell - East Of Woodstock, West Of Viet Nam - Blood And Candle Smoke
The Shinkle Band - Roadside Blues - The Shinkle Band
Peter Case - Dig What You're Puttin' Down - Wig
Dave Alvin - Sonora's Death Row - West Of The West

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 01/15/11

Well the new year is under way and we're beginning to see some good new arrivals to the station. Gurf Morlix has a good new CD called "Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream". I like several cuts on it including the two that I featured on today's show.
This week I also received a new CD from my buddy Scott Eastburn who is now playing with a band called "The Shinkle Band". They have a great sound which includes intricate instrumentation and excellent harmonies. We'll find out more about "The Shinkle Band" in a couple weeks (Jan 29) when I'll have them into the KRVM studio for some music and conversation.


John Prine - She Is My Everything - In Person & On Stage
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - 9th Ward New Orleans #5 / Swimming Back Home - So, Where Ya Headed?
Halden Wofford & The Hi Beams - Pill Poppin' Country Weirdo - Sinners & Saints
Ivan & Alyosha - Living For Someone - Fathers Be Kind
Shawn Mullins - Catoosa County - Light You Up
Los Lobos - All My Bridges Burning - Tin Can Trust
Paul Thorn - Buckskin Jones - Pimps And Preachers
Shawn Colvin - Tuff Kid - These Four Walls
Gurf Morlix - No Goodwill Stores In Waikiki - Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
Gurf Morlix - In The Misty Garden / I Shoulda Been Home With You - Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
Robert Earl Keen - The Man Behind The Drums - The Rose Hotel
Last Train Home - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - Bound Away
Tyler Fortier - Blue Sky And Sunshine Again - This Love Is Fleeting

Wynn Taylor - Blood On The Road - Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor
The Shinkle Band - Simple Conversation - The Shinkle Band
The Shinkle Band - California Stars - The Shinkle Band
Brian QTN - Mississippi John N Taj - Guitared And Feathered
Lewi Longmire - Girl On My Mind - If I Live To Be 100
Drive By Truckers - Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife - Brighter Than Creations Dark
Amos Lee - Street Corner Preacher - Last Days At The Lodge
Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth
Wayne Hancock - That's What Daddy Wants - That's What Daddy Wants
Drew Landry - 90 Proof - Sharecropper's Whine
John Prine - Angel From Montgomery - In Person & On Stage

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 01/08/11

Dave Alvin was in Oregon Friday night at the River City Music Festival which is going on in Portland this weekend. Since I couldn't make it to his show I decided I would make Dave Alvin my feature artist on this week's show.


Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana & Jim - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Stan Ridgway - Desert Of Dreams - Neon Mirage
Ry Cooder - Can I Smoke In Here? - I Flathead
Tom Waits - Get Behind The Mule - Glitter And Doom Live
Miss Lana Rebel and The Broken Promises - Money On Booze - Mistakes We Can Live With
Carrie Rodriguez and Ben Kyle - If I Needed You - We Still Love Our Country
Samantha Crain - Santa Fe - You (Understood)
Hayes Carll - A Lover Like You - Trouble In Mind
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - Look Out (It Must Be Love)- Interstate City
Lewi Longmire - Find Me A Women - If I Live To Be 100
Brian Cutean - Everywhere I Need To Be - Hearthearthearth
Johanna Divine - Used To Losin' - Mile High Rodeo

Coyote Grace - Heaven Dog - Ear To The Ground
Drive By Truckers - Used To Be A Cop - Go-Go Boots
Old 97's - Please hold On While The Train Is Moving - The Grand Theater Vol.1
Wayne Hancock - Throwin' Away My Money - Viper Of Melody
Dave Alvin - Mother Earth - King Of California
Chris Smither - Don't Call Me Stranger - Time Stands Still
Wayne Hancock - Working At Working - Viper Of Melody
Jackson Brown & David Lindley - Love Is Strange / Stay - Love Is Strange
Imelda May - Love Tattoo - Love Tattoo
Kasey Anderson - Nowhere Nights - Nowhere Nights
Dave Alvin - Out Of Control - Ashgrove

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 01/01/11

I had so many favorite new discs from this past year that I couldn't fit them all into one show which I played two weeks ago, so today I tried to fit as many of the rest into another short 2-hours. I started with Jason and The Scorchers recent album "Halcyon Times" which I would have fit into the earlier show had I received it before then. Not only is "Halcyon Times" the first album in years from JATS, but in my opp ion it is one of their best albums ever. The JATS tune that I played, "Beat On The Mountain" was also released on the album "Coal Country Music" which is a compilation of several artists in support of the effort to reduce the mountain top mining of coal in the Appalachian mountains, so I played Tom T. Hall singing "I'm A Coal Mining Man".
This lead me into the other compilation CDs which I liked this year, including "Crazy Heart", "Twistable Turnable Man" and "East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music from The Other Side". It is a shame that I only had time to feature a single track from each of these discs since there are many artists and songs worth playing on each.


Jason And The Scorchers - Beat On The Mountain - Halcyon Times
Tom T. Hall - I'm A Coal Mining Man - Coal Country Music
Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
Kris Kristofferson - The Winner - Twistable Turnable Man
Chuck Mead - I Wish It Was Friday - East Nashville Vol. 3 More Music from The Other
Elizabeth Cook - El Camino - Welder
Sahara Smith - The Real Thing - Myth Of The Heart
John Francis - Johnny Cash On The Radio - The Better Angels
Paul Thorn - I Don't Like Half The Folks I Love - Pimps and Preachers
Wynn Taylor - Don't Think It Matters - Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor
Jim Lauderdale - Patchwork River - Patchwork River
7 Walkers - 7 Walkers - 7 Walkers

Otis Gibbs - Outdated, Frustrated and Blue - Joe Hill's Ashes
John Mellencamp - No Better Than This - No Better Than This
WJ McEachern - Way After Dark - Knee Deep
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating
Stan Ridgeway - Big Green Tree - Neon Mirage
JJ Grey & Mofro - The Sweetest Thing - Georgia Warhorse
Eric Clapton - River Runs Deep - Clapton
Elliot Randall & The Dead Men - Caffeine & Gasoline - Caffeine & Gasoline
Elvis Costello - National Ransom - National Ransom
Alejandro Escovedo - Anchor - Street Songs Of Love
Marty Stuart - Country Boy Rock & Roll - Ghost Train
Railroad Earth - The Jupiter & The 119 - Railroad Earth