Sunday, February 6, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 02/05/11

I had the great pleasure and honor to have Americana Legend Tom Russell into the KRVM studio this week. Russell is credited along with Dave Alvin with creating the Americana Radio format when they released their tribute to Merle Haggard 'Tulare Dust' in 1994. I have not heard 'Tulare Dust' my self but Russell described it as an acoustic album with Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yokum and Steve Young along with himself and Dave Alvin performing Haggard songs and that it did really start the 'Americana Radio' format at the time. Russell says that we have always needed a box to put in song writers and their music which don't fit into mainstream radio format and 'Americana' was it at the time. Today he acknowledged that 'Americana' has been used very liberally to describe many artists. This is reflected in the variety of music that you can hear on the variety of 'Americana' shows on the radio.


Dave Alvin - Redneck Friend - West Of The West
Peter Case - Dig What You're Puttin' Down - Wig
Cowboy Junkies - Ladle - Demong
The Shinkle Band - Some Heads Are Gonna Roll - The Shinkle Band
Ryan Bingham - The Weary Kind - Crazy Heart
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Dylan's Hard Rain - Roadhouse Sun
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - Southside Of Heaven - Mescalito
Hayes Carll - Hard Out Here - KMAG YOYO
Matt Bunsen And The Burners - Life On The Road 2.0 - Greatest Hits
Boris McCutcheon & The Saltlicks - California - Wheel Of Life
The Mother Truckers - Nothing There - Broke, Not Broken
Janiva Magness - The Devil Is An Angel Too - The Devil Is An Angel Too

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Never Too Far From My Heart - Bright Examples
Greg Allman - Devil Got My Woman - Low Country Blues
Buddy Miller - Lonesome For You - Poison Love
The Jayhawks - Last Cigarette - Tomorrow The Green Grass
The Jayhawks - Blue From Now On (take 2)- The Mystery Demos
David Wilcox - Cast Off - Reverie
Carrie Rodriguez And Ben Kyle - If I Needed You - We Still Love Our Country
Drive By Truckers - Everybody Needs Love - Go-Go Boots
Carolina Chocolate Drops/ Luminescent Orchestrii - Knockin' - Carolina Chocolate Drops/ Luminescent Orchestrii
Tom Russell - The Rose Of The San Joquin - The Rose Of The San Joquin
Tom Russell - Nina Simone - Live In The KRVM Studio
Tom Russell - Goodnight Juarez - Live In The KRVM Studio
Tom Russell - East Of Woodstock, West Of Viet Nam - Blood And Candle Smoke

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