Saturday, April 23, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 04/23/11

My guests on the show today was the folk duo Brown Bird who are in town and performing over at the WOW hall tonight. David Lamb started Brown Bird in 2003 and MorganEve Swain joined in 2008. They are now working their fifth album due out later this year and have just released an EP called "The Sounds Of Ghosts". From their performance in our studios today to the tunes I've heard so far I like what I hear from this multi-talented duo. One of the things I really like about Brown Bird is their unique harmonies which evolve from singing their lyrics in a round style.


Allman Brothers - Blue Sky - Eat A Peach
Greg Allman - Floating Bridge - Low Country Blues
Brown Bird - Danger And Dread - Live in the KRVM Studio
Brown Bird - Blood Of Angels - Live in the KRVM Studio
Brown Bird - Bilgewater - The Sound Of Ghosts
Chris Smither - Surprise Surprise - Time Stands Still
The Gourds - Country Love - Haymaker
Diana Jones - Appalachia - Coal Country Music
Jason & The Scorchers - Beat On The Mountain - Coal Country Music
John Prine - Paradise - Coal Country Music
JJ Cale Anyway - The Wind Blows - Okie

Dave Murphy - I'm Alright - Yellow Moon
Dave Murphy - You're Still Standing There - Yellow Moon
Steve Earle - Waitin' On The Sky - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Cory Mon & The Starlight Gospel - Step - Cory Mon & The Starlight Gospel
The Decemberists - Down By The Water - Live At Bull Moose
Greezy Wheels - Hard Scrabble - Gone Greezy
John Hiatt - Drive South - Slow Turning
Little Village - Do You Want My Job - Little Village
Jill Sobule & John Doe - Walking Out The Door - A Day At The Pass
Ian McFeron - Summer Nights - Summer Nights
Warren Haynes - Man In Motion - Man In Motion
Los Lonely Boys - Change The World - Rockpango
Ted Russell Kamp - Get Back To The Land - Get Back To The Land

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 04/16/11

I had the pleasure of speaking with Marcia Ball this week. She is on tour behind her latest album "Roadside Attractions" with a performance to a packed house at Cosmic Pizza last night. "Roadside Attractions" has climbed rapidly up the Americana radio charts reaching #9 this week after only three weeks of being on the charts. Ball says that this album is a bunch of stories from her years on the road with some of the tunes written while riding in the car from here to there. Her New Orleans Piano Blues is infectious and will have everyone tapping their toes and dancing.


Brian Cutean - Everywhere I Need To Be - Hearthearthearth
The Shinkle Band - Roadside Blues - The Shinkle Band
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel - OCMS
Ryan Bingham - Southside Of Heaven - Mescalito
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama - Record Store Day Single
Hoots & Hellmouth - Picked By The Root - Face First In The Dirt
Coyote Grace - Man In The Moon - Ear To The Ground
Ray Lamontagne and The Pariah Dogs - Like Rock & Roll Radio - Live Fall 2010
Buddy Miller with Shawn Colvin - That's The Way Love Goes - The Majestic Silver Strings
Bill Frisell - Mother Daughter - Sign Of Life
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive - Record Store Day Single
Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers - I've Been Gone - Starlight Hotel

Antsy McClain and The Trailer Park Troubadours - Everything's A Dollar - Heroes Last Forever
Hot Buttered Rum - Sexy Bakery Girl - Limbs Akimbo
Hot Tuna - Goodbye To The Blues - Steady As She Goes
Chuck Cannon - Money Don't Matter - Love And Money
Drive By Truckers - Used To Be A Cop - Go-Go Boots
The Bridge - Big Wheel - National Bohemian
Marcia Ball - We Fell Hard - Roadside Attractions
Marcia Ball - Look Before you Leap - Roadside Attractions
Dave Alvin - Everett Ruess - Ashgrove
Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 04/09/11

I have been a little under the weather this week and didn't have much of a chance to plan a show, so I started off with playing the top 11 albums on the Americana Charts for this week. They're all really good albums with Lucinda Williams sitting at number one for the past several weeks. I'm also happy to see Hayes Carll up at number 2 on the charts. His album "KMAG YOYO" has to be his best work yet. I'm looking forward to seeing Carll next month when he rolls through Eugene again.


Wanda Jackson - Shakin' All Over - The Party Ain't Over
Gurf Morlix - Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream - Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream
The Cival Wars - Barton Hollow - Barton Hollow
G-Love - You've Got To Die - Fixin' To Die
North Mississippi Allstars - Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again -Keys To The Kingdom
Robie Robertson - This Is Where I Get Off - How To Become Clairvoyant
The Band Of Heathens - Free Again - Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son
Buddy Miller - Why Baby Why - The Majestic Silver Strings
Greg Allman - Devil Got My Woman - Low Country Blues
Lucinda Williams - Seeing Black - Blessed
Robert Plant - Get Along Home Cindy - Band Of Joy

Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs - River Of Tears - No Help Coming
Blame Sally - Bird In Hand - Speeding Ticket And A Valentine
Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter (how Can I Trust You With My Heart)- Starlight Hotel
Eric Hanke - Factory Man - Factory Man
The Shinkle Band - California Stars - The Shinkle Band
Hot Buttered Rum - Honkytonk Tequila - Limbs Akimbo
Pert Near Sandstone - Give The Fiddler A Dram - Out On A Spree
Jack Grace Band - Drinkin' And Gamblin' - Drinking Songs For Lovers
Yonder Mountain String Band - Kentucky Mandolin - Mountain Tracks Vol. 5
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
Drive By Truckers - Everybody Needs Love - Go-Go Boots
Patty Griffin - Never Grow Old - Downtown Church

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 04/02/11

I have been anticipating the new Steve Earle album for over a year now and I'm so glad that it is finally here. I saw Steve perform at least 4 times last year starting with his "Townes" tour at the beginning of 2010 which is when he told the audience that he was planning on going into the studio with T Bone Burnett to produce this new album "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive". I also saw Earle at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival last fall where he performed some of the tunes on this disc. I like every tune on this album and it will certainly make it into my favorites for 2011.
This is the second album of Steve's that Burnett has a hand in producing (The other was Earle's 2000 release "Transcendental Blues"). From the first track on the album to the last it is classic Steve Earle but I can also hear Burnett's influence on the tracks. T Bone has produced several artists that I play on my show from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' "Raising Sand" album to Greg Allman's new album "Low Country Blues" and I'm beginning to hear similarities that are the result of Burnett's influence. In fact I like what T Bone contributes to other artist's work more than I have ever liked his own albums.


Steve Earle - Waitin' On The Sky - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Steve Earle - Meet Me In The Alleyway - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Bill Bourne - Open Up Your Hand - Boon Tang
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Lay My Burden Down - Paper Airplane
Neil Getz - Not In Love, Just Falling - Factory Second
Elephant Revival - Barefoot Friend - Break In The Clouds
Head For The Hills - One Foot In The Grave - Head For The Hills
Pert Near Sandstone - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - Needle & Thread
The Black Lillies - Peach Pickin' - 100 Miles Of Wreckage
Steve Earle - The Gulf Of Mexico - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Chuck Cannon - Money - Love And Money
The Decemberists - Down By The River - The King Is Dead
Pete Sinjin - Broken Radios - Better Angels Radio

G-Love - 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Fixin' To Die
Chris Smither - Surprise Surprise - Time Stands Still
Peter Case - Dig What Your Puttin' Down - Wig
Dave Alvin - Ashgrove - Ashgrove
Steve Earle - God Is God - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
American Babies - Dance All Night - Flawed Logic
Phil Ayoub - Flowers At work - Arrivals And Departures
Yonder Mountain String Band - Night Out - Mountain Tracks Vol. 5
Tommy Shaw - Shadows In The Moonlight - The Great Divide
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Four Letter Word - Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
The Bridge - Rosie - National Bohemian
Steve Earle - This City - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive