Saturday, May 28, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 05/28/11

I started this week's show with the new CD from Playing For Change called "PFC2". Although this new disc explores much more music than what I call Americana, I really appreciate what they are doing sharing music all over the globe including artists that I do play on my show like Grandpa Elliot who was also on the first PFC album.

My in-studio guest today was local musician and photographer Michael Kevin Daly. He has a new self produced album of original songs called "Boundless". Most listeners will recognize Daly's lyrical song writing from his work with the band "Sideroads" which has evolved into just a trio called "Dreamdog". Daly will be featuring songs from his new CD "Boundless" at upcoming Dreamdog shows this summer.

Since it is Memorial Day weekend I closed the show with James McMurtry's ode to the holiday.


Playing For Change - Gimme Shelter - PFC2
Grandpa Elliott - We're Gonna Make It - Sugar Sweet
Chris Thile & Michael Daves - Rain And Snow - Sleep With One Eye Open
Jimmy Lafave - Not Dark Yet - A Nod to Bob 2
Tom Breiding - Six Silver Strings - Beauty In Paradise
Janiva Magness - Walkin' In The Sun - The Devil Is An Angel Too
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings - How Come You Treat Me So Bad - Kings And Queens
Delbert McClinton - Lone Star Blues - Six Silver Strings
Hayes Carll - King Of The Road - The Imus Ranch Record II
Steve Earle - The Gulf Of Mexico - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Bill Eli - Down On The Boarder - Hell Yeah!
Steve Earle - Molly-O - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Gretchen Peters & Tom Russell - Guadalupe - One To The Heart, One To The Head

Sideroads - Sideroads - Destinations
Michael Kevin Daly - The Memory Of Sweet Angeline - Boundless
Michael Kevin Daly - Shelter Me - Boundless
Michael Kevin Daly - Dreaming Of Susanna - Boundless
Water Tower Bucket Boys - Southbound Train - Catfish On The Line
Bad Mitten Orchestre - Blue Skies - Garden Of Eve
Conjugal Visitors - Whiskey - The Gang's All Here
The Mother Truckers - Broke, Not Broken - Broke, Not Broken
Red Bird - Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me - Live At The Café Carpe
Hal Cannon - That's How It Is On The Range - Hal Cannon
James McMurtry - Memorial Day - Childish Things

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 05/21/11

Well after last week's Hayes Carll dominated show I decided to go back to a more varied mix of music this week. I must say that Carll's show over at the WOW Hall this past week was still an excellent performance from the band even if we all were not throwing back whiskeys as we have at other Hayes Carll shows. The highlight of the evening was when Hayes sang "Downtown Girl" to a young woman who was attending the all ages show that night. So all in all it was a great evening of music.


Greg Allman - Just Another Rider - Low Country Blues
Warren Haynes - Man In Motion - Man In Motion
Hot Tuna - Angel Of Darkness - Steady As She Goes
Elvin Bishop - Callin' All Cows - Elvin Bishop's Raisin' Hell Revue
Blackie and The Rodeo Kings - Got You Covered - Kings And Queens
The Band Of Heathens - Medicine Man - Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son
Hayes Carll - Girl Downtown - Trouble In Mind
Rose's Pawn Shop - Danger Behind The Wheel - Dancing On The Gallows
Wynn Taylor - Blood On The Road - Wynn Taylor & The Working Poor
Drive By Truckers - Pulaski - GO-GO Boots

Pete Sinjin - Times Like These - Better Angels Radio
Railroad Earth - Lone Craft Farewell - Railroad Earth
Eilen Jewell - Queen Of The Minor Key - Queen Of The Minor Key
Eliza Gilkyson - Death In Arkansas - Roses At The End Of Time
Susan Cattaneo - Shave - Heaven To Heartache
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs - River Of Tears - No Help Coming
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter - Starlight Hotel
Susan Tedeschi - Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - Hope And Desire
Tom Breiding - Born Again - Beauty In Paradise
Paul Thorn - Pimps And Preachers - Pimps And Preachers
The Alternate Routes - Just The Same - Lately
Crow Quill Night Owls - Nancy Jane - Snake Liquor
Quiet Life - Cave Country - Big Green
The Farewell Drifters - I've Had Enough - Echo Boom

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 05/14/11

I first saw Hayes Carll 3 years ago in 2008 when he was touring behind his just released 3rd album "Trouble In Mind". Carll played Sam Bond's Garge that night with opener Cobb Lund and by the end of the evening Hayes had us all knockin' over Whiskeys. It was a night of great Texas honky tonk barroom music.

Since then I have seen Carll a few more times including being the opening solo act for Steve Earle when Earle was on tour behind his "Tones" album. This was a different side of Carll that I had not seen before, the singer song writer, which is where Carll started out in the bars of SE Texas. That performance Showed me how well rounded Carll was as a performer whether he has a band behind him or not.

So, now I'm looking forward to seeing Hayes Carll with his band he calls "The Poor Choices" when they perform at the WOW Hall this Tuesday evening. I'm happy to see Carll's success bring him to a larger venue in town, but I'm not sure that the WOW Hall will lend it's ambiance to the show like Sam Bond's does. The Poor Choices have been Carll's touring band for a couple of years now and it is the band that he took into the studio to record his most recent album "KMAG YO YO". I really like this new record and I had a hard time choosing which cuts to play since the whole disc is great. Definitely one of my top albums of the year.


Hayes Carll - Drunk Poet's Dream - Trouble In Mind
Hayes Carll - Arkansas Blues - Flowers And Liquor
Hayes Carll - Little Rock - Little Rock
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Tornado Ripe - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment
Marcia Ball - This Used To Be Paradise - Roadside Attractions
The Band Of Heathens - Hurricane - Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son
James McMurtry - Hurricane Party - Just Us Kids
Steve Earle - This City - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Sonny Landreth - Congo Square - Grant Street
Hayes Carll - A Lover Like You - Trouble In Mind
Hayes Carll - Another Like You - KMAG YO YO

Hayes Carll - Perfect Lover - Flowers And Liquor
Hayes Carll - She Left Me For Jesus - Trouble In Mind
Greg Allman - Devil got My Woman - Low Country Blues
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - If I Can't Have you - Kings And Queens
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - How Come You Treat Me So Bad - Kings And Queens
John Prine - She Is My Everything - Fair And Square
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You
Knut Bell - Skagit Days - Wicked, Ornry, Mean and Nasty
Hayes Carll - Liver And A Broken Heart - Trouble in Mind
Hayes Carll -Bottle In My Hand - KMAG YO YO
Hayes Carll - Knokin' Over Whiskes - Trouble In Mind
Hayes Carll - Flowers And Liquor - Flowers And Liquor
Hayes Carll - Hard Out Here - KMAG YO YO
Hayes Carll - KMAG YO YO - KMAG YO YO

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 05/07/11

One of my all time favorite and most respected Americana artists Pete Seeger turn 92 this week. My earliest memory of seeing anyone perform live is of a Pete Seeger concert that my parents took me to when I was 6. Ever since I have enjoyed folk music along with many other types of music. I'm not the only American that Seeger has inspired with his music and at 92 he contiues to inspire me.
Thank you Pete!!


Hot Tuna - Angel Of Darkness - Steady As She Goes
Brown Bird - Danger And Dread - The Devil Dancing
The Crow Quill Night Owls - Wake Up Sinners - Snake Liquor
Pete Seeger - Summertime - American Favorite Ballads #4
Pete Seeger - Banks Of The Ohio - American Favorite Ballads #4
David Bromberg - It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry - Try Me One More time
Townes Van Zandt - Waitin' For The Day - In the Beginning
Billy Brag & Wilco - Walt Whitman's Niece - Mermaid Avenue
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Drive By Truckers - Used To Be A Cop - Go-Go Boots
Steve Earle - Meet Me In The Alleyway - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Hayes Carll - Another Like You - KMAG YO YO
The Von Ehrics - Down The Road Tonight - Two Foot Stomp
The Von Ehrics - Texas (When I Die) - Two Foot Stomp
Bradley Winfield Parker - Road To Adventure - Done Turned On
The Whopner County Country Allstars - I'll Be With You Tonight - It's Too Loud!
The Asylum Street Spankers - Asylum Street Blues - What? And Give Up Show Biz
Sassparilla - Devil - Ramshackle
The Felice Brothers - Ponzi - Celebration, Florida
Rod Picott - Welding Burns - Welding Burns
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - So, Where Ya Headed?/Pancho And Lefty - So, Where Ya Headed?
John Hiatt - Like A Freight Train - The Open Road
Jackson Brown & David Lindley - Mercury Blues - Love Is Strange

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 04/30/11

A busy week here on Routes & Branches. I had two musical guests into the studio this week,first local musician Tyler Fortier who is releasing his second CD of this year titled "Fear Of The Unknown". Fortier says this album is totally unlike his last album which was recorded in his parents garage, "Fear Of The Unknown" was a major production bringing in multiple other musicians including but not limited to his regular band mates as well as getting some help from the University of Oregon's School of Music on horns and percussion. I have not had a chance to listen to the entire album yet, but what I have heard sounds really good.

My second guest today was Mark Growden who is on tour behind his 10th album called "Lose Me In The Sand" which he recorded with his Tucson String band. My first encounter with Growden's music was his previous album "St Judas", which he recorded with his Oakland band and has a more urban blues feel to it and is a totally different sound from the Tucson String band. I find that I like the sound on "Lose Me In The Sand" more than "St Judas" which I'm sure comes from my preference to the sound of the string band. Growden says that he is captivated with old American music, mainly African-American, recorded by ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax in the 1930s and 1940s.


The Bridge - Rosie - National Bohemian
Eric Bibb - Troubador - Troubador Live
Tyler Fortier - Come Back Home - Fear Of The Unknown
Tyler Fortier - Sing For Our Fellowman - Fear Of The Unknown
Willie Nelson - Crazy - Crazy: The Demo Sessions
Willie Nelson - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down - Last of The Breed
Willie Nelson - Whiskey River - Willie Nelson & Friends
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - Atheist's Don't Have No Songs - Rare Bird Alert
Brian Wright's - Striking Matches - House On Fire
Grant Peeples - Down Here In The Country - Okra And Ecclesiastes
Tara Nevins - You're Still Driving That Truck - Wood & Stone
Susan Cattaneo - Girls Night Out - Heavens To Heartache

Eliza Gilkyson - Looking For A Place - Roses At The End Of Time
Mark Growden - You Ain't Never Been Loved - Live In The KRVM Studio
Mark Growden - Settle In A Little While - Live In The KRVM Studio
Mark Growden - St. Judas - St. Judas
Tokyo Rosenthal - San Antone - Who Was That Man
Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil - The Only Reason That I Know - Victims, Enemies, & Old Friends
Head For The Hills - One Foot In The Grave - Head For The Hills
Pert' Near Sandstone - No Rest - Needle & Thread
Buddy Miller - Dang Me - The Majestic Silver Strings
Emmylou Harris - New Orleans - Hard Bargain
Sarah Jarosz - Run Away - Follow Me Down
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Never Too Far From My Heart - Bright Examples