Sunday, June 26, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 06/25/11

The summer music season is upon us so most of today's show featured some of the artists who will be playing in Oregon this next month along with a couple of new releases which I had to play.

The first new release featured this week was David Bromberg's new album called "Use Me" in which he not only asked other artists to write him a song to play but then to also produce the track. With artists from John Hiatt, Tim O'Brien and Keb' Mo' to Los Lobos, Vince Gill and Widespread Panic "Use Me" shows off Bromberg's versatility and adaptability to other people's music.

My second featured new release was Neil Young's latest "A Treasure" which is an archive release of his time playing with the International Harvesters in the 1980's. I think this was one of the best bands that Young ever played with. I was fortunate enough to see them perform live in Atlanta, GA. before I moved to Oregon. If you want to find out more information about this album go to and he will tell you all about it in a video on his opening page.

My final featured release this week is Dave Alvin's latest "Eleven Eleven". Some of the tunes take me back to his "Ashgrove" album like "Harlan County Line" and "Black Rose Of Texas", while his duets with his brother and former band mates Chris Gaffney and Christy McWilson reflect more of the sound that they contributed to Dave's songs and the band.

All three albums are sure to make it onto this year's favorites list which is already getting a fair number of albums and we're only half way through the year. You gotta love good music.


7 Walkers - 7 Walkers - 7 Walkers
David Jacobs Strain - Hurricane Railroad - Terraplane Angel
Mark Growden - `Killing Time - Lose Me In The Sand
Elephant Revival - Jet Lag Blues - Elephant Revival
Brown Chicken Brown Cow Stringband - She's Sexy When She Comes - It's A Deep Subject
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Thoughts On Fabric #2 / Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat - So, Where Ya Headed?
Widespread Panic - Blue Indian - Till The Medicine Takes
David Bromberg W/ Widespread Panic - Old Neighborhood - Use Me
David Bromberg W/ Keb' Mo' - Diggin' In The Deep Blue Sea - Use Me
Philip Gibbs - The Petroleum Age - The Petroleum Age

Neil Young International Harvesters - Motor City - A Treasure
Neil Young International Harvesters - Southern Pacific - A Treasure
Pert' Near Sandstone - Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss - Needle & Thread
Keller & The Keels - Don't Cuss The Fiddle - Thief
Emmitt Nershi Band - I Come From The Country - New Country Blues
Railroad Earth - Lone Craft Farewell - Railroad Earth
Great American Taxi - One Of These Days - Reckless Habits
Steve Earle - Heaven Or Hell - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Dave Alvin - Johnny Ace Is Dead - Eleven Eleven
Dave Alvin - What's Up With Your Brother - Eleven Eleven
Paul Thorn - I Don't Like Half The Folks I Love - Pimps And Preachers

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 06/18/11

We are in the middle of our Summer pledge drive at KRVM. I want to thank all of my listeners for their support of KRVM and Routes and Branches in particular. I also want to thank Patrick Kavaney for stopping by the station to help talk about the importance of community radio like KRVM to local musicians like himself. If you listen to KRVM please visit our web-site and become a member at whatever level you can afford.


Poor Man's Whiskey - Whiskey - Dark Side Of The Moonshine
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Don't Let Me Slide - Revelator
Gregg Allman - I Can't Be Satisfied - Low Country Blues
Patrick Kavaney & The Last Draggs - Eliza Blue - Darning Socks For The Apocalypse
John Shipe - Hard To Believe - Villain
Patrick Kavaney & The Last Draggs - Waking Song - Darning Socks For The Apocalypse
Robert Plant - You Can't Buy My Love - Band Of Joy
Robbie Robertson - How To Become Clairvoyant - How To Become Clairvoyant

Neil Young & The International Harvesters - Nothing Is Perfect - A Treasure
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - Jubilation Day - Rare Bird Alert
Railroad Earth - Been Down This Road - Railroad Earth
Buddy Miller - Cattle Call - The Majestic Silver Strings
Buddy & Julie Miller - Ellis County - Written In Chalk
Chuck Cannon - Money - Love And Money
Imelda May - Eternity - Mayhem
The Sweetback Sisters - It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down From This Bar Stool - Looking For A Fight
The Mother Truckers - Broke, Not Broken - Broke, Not Broken
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Simple Things - Revelator

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 06/04/11

Saturday was the first day this year that felt like summer was on it's way so I started the show with the song "Summertime" done by Jerry Garcia, David Grissman and Tony Rice. It is a lovely version full of improvisation.

The Water Tower Bucket Boys stopped by the studio and played a couple of tunes from their latest album "Sole Kitchen". I really appreciate young musicians like the Water Tower Bucket Boys taking traditional styles of music and making it their own. "Sole Kitchen" is their first album of all original music created equally among the band members. After seeing their show at the WOW Hall last night I think The Water Tower Bucket Boys are ready to make a career out of being a band. Good Luck guys.


Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice - Summertime - The Pizza Tapes
The Farewell Drifters - We Go Together - Echo Boom
Crow Quill Night Owls - Wake Up Sinners - Snake Liquor
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three - Hard Times Come And Go - Riverboat Soul
Matt The Electrician - All I Know - Accidental Thief
Keven Beadles - Mrs. Jones Cadillac - You Can't Argue With Water
Steve Dawson - Gulf Coast - Night Shade
Michael Kevin Daly - Love Is The Best Recipe - Boundless
Sideroads - Cool June Night - Destinations
W J McEachern - Way After Dark - Knee Deep
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Stone Mountain/ Georgia - So, Where Ya Headed

Water Tower Bucket Boys - Crooked Road - Live In the KRVM Studio
Water Tower Bucket Boys - Fromage - Live In the KRVM Studio
Water Tower Bucket Boys - Heaven - Sole Kitchen
Conjugal Visitors - Ain't Got Jack - The Gang's All Here
Buddy Miller & Duane Eddy - Sneaky Snake - I Love (Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow)
Jerry Jeff Walker - Desperados Waiting For A Train - Viva Terlingua
Steve Earle - Ashes To Ashes - Jerusalem
Steve Earle - Meet Me In The Alleyway - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
The Mother Truckers - Nothing There - Broke, Not Broken
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - California's Burning - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women