Saturday, August 27, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 08/27/11

I had Shoebox Letters a band from Portland into the studio this afternoon to play some live music on the radio. The have a classic Americana/singer/songwriter groove and it was a pleasure to have them stop by and play us a few of their tunes. Dennis Winslow creates interesting songs which tell stories of life as he sees it. Their sound has a warm inviting feel with lovely harmonies.

This is also the weekend of our big downtown block party called the Eugene Celebration. I spent most of the first hour this afternoon featuring artists who have played or are going to play at the Celebration this year. I am looking forward to many of the acts that are scheduled to perform on Sunday including The Stagger & Sway, The Whopner County Country Allstars, Poor Man's Whiskey and Dave Alvin. It will be interesting to see who Dave Alvin has touring with him this time around. He's calling the band "The Guilty Ones" leaving the genders of the band out this time around.

It's a fun weekend and I hope that all of my listeners found some live music to enjoy, I know I have.

Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head - Eleven Eleven
Hillstomp - Poor Black Mattie - After Two But Before Five
The Whopner County Country Allstars - City Limits - It's Too Loud
Indigenous - Things We Do - The Acoustic Sessions
The Stagger & Sway - River Road - Break Til You Bend
W J McEachern - Way After Dark - Knee Deep
Michael Kevin Daly - Love Is The Best Recipe - Boundless
Sassparilla - Devil - Ramshackle
Poor Man's Whiskey - Mexico - Roadside Attraction
Eilen Jewell - I Remember You - Queen Of The Minor Key
Amos Lee - Buenos Tardes Amigo - Live From SoHo

Shoebox Letters - Looking For Lightning - Live in The KRVM Studio
Shoebox Letters - Ain't Enough Tears - Live in The KRVM Studio
Shoebox Letters - Tell Me - Live in The KRVM Studio
Buddy Miller - Cattle Call - The Majestic Silver Strings
Holmes Brothers - You're The Kind Of Trouble - Feed My Soul
Moreland & Arbuckle - White Lightnin' - Just A Dream
Hayes Carll - Stomp And Holler - KMAG YOYO
Drive By Truckers - Bob - Brighter Than Creations Dark
Ray Bonneville - Bad Man's Blood - Bad Man's Blood
Mark Alan Stansberry - Journey Of Life - Americana: The Journey Of Life
James McMurtry - Dry River - Saint Mary Of The Woods
Dave Alvin - Two Lucky Bums - Eleven Eleven

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 08/20/11

Most weeks my show is made up of what I have been listening to during the past week which is the case with today's show. I started with Poor Man's Whiskey because I'm looking forward to seeing them next week at the Eugene Celebration. Calexico and Amos Lee put on a great show here in Eugene this past week so I had to include them. Fast Rattler was also in town this past week and although they didn't care for the sound system mix and ended up playing without it, they performed great and it end up a wonderful evening of acoustic music.
Eilen Jewel and Misner & Smith will both be coming to town in this next week so I previewed a couple of their tunes as well. Misner & Smith will be performing live in the KRVM studio on Thursday afternoon. Be sure to tune in.


Poor Man's Whiskey - Brain Damage/Eclipse - Darkside Of The Moonshine
Poor Man's Whiskey - Whiskey In Heaven - Darkside Of The Moonshine
Water Tower Bucket Boys - Goatheads - Sole Kitchen
Fast Rattler - Wolverine Talking Blues No.14 - Linger On
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here - Childish Things
Gary Nicholson - A woman In Texas, A woman In Tennessee - Texas Songbook
Gary Nicholson - Fallin' & Flyin' - Texas Songbook
Rob Wasserman & Tom Morello - Ease My Evolutionary Mind - Note Of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie
Calexico - Two Silver Trees - Carried To Dust
Amos Lee - Windows Are Rolled Down - Mission Bell
Guy Clark - Maybe I Can Paint Over That - Songs And Stories

John Doe - Don't Forget How Much I Love You - Keeper
John Hiatt - I Love That Girl - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
Misner & Smith - Greyhound Days - Live At The Freight & Salvage
Misner & Smith - Poor Player - Live At The Freight & Salvage
Shoebox Letters - Commotion - Raise A Ruckus
Nell Robinson - Red Clay Creek - On The Brooklyn Road
Ollabelle - Record Needle - Neon Blue Bird
Eilen Jewell - Warning Signs - Queen Of The Minor Key
Eilen Jewell - Queen Of The Minor Key - Queen Of The Minor Key
Jonell Mosser - When He Gets Home - Fortunes Lost, Fortunes Told
Nikki Lane - Gone, Gone, Gone - Gone, Gone, Gone
Ana Egge - Driving With No Hands - Bad Blood
Steve Earle - Waitin' On The Sky - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Drive By Truckers - Carl Perkins' Cadillac - Ugly Buildings, Whores & Politicians

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 08/13/11

What a year for new releases. It seems that every week I'm listening to another album that I want to add to my favorites for the year list and this week I had two albums to add.
Guy Clark's new album called "Songs And Stories" is an excellent recording of a perfomance at the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, with Clark warmly surrounded by his musical family -- his longtime sidekick and co-writer Verlon Thompson, along with Shawn Camp, Bryn Davies and Kenny Malone. I saw Clark and Thompson perform together last year at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Fransisco and this recording takes me right back to that day. Releasing just months prior to his 70th birthday, "Songs and Stories" is further evidence why Clark is a member of The Songwriters Hall of Fame, with craftsmanship that young writers study and seasoned writers admire.

The second album that I totally fell in love with this week is also a live recording, this time from the Horseshoe Lounge in Austin, Texas with Slaid Cleaves and friends performing two discs worth of Cleaves' songs. I have never seen Cleaves perform, but I'm sure that each show is a very special evening if it is anything like what this album presents.

There is nothing that compares with seeing your favorite musician perform their songs live, but these two performers have found a way to capture as much of that live performance feeling and save it for eternity.


James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt - Love Me Two Times - All Wood And Doors
Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway - Songs And Stories
Slaid Cleaves - Drinkin' Days - Sorrow & Smoke
John Prine - Saddle In The Rain - In Person & On Stage
Jeff Bridges - What A Little Bit Of Love Can Do - Jeff Bridges
Shoebox Letters - This Ain't Gonna Be Like That - Raise A Ruckus
Poor Man's Whiskey - Three Years Gone - Darkside Of The Moonshine
Indigenous - Now That Your Gone - The Acoustic Sessions
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Another Time, Another Place - 7 - 10 Split
Dave Alvin - Harlin County Line - Eleven Eleven
Old & In The Way - Pig In A Pen - Breakdown

Railroad Earth - Old Man And The Land - Elko
Fast Rattler - Rocksalt And Nails - Linger On
Fast Rattler - Linger On - Linger On
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Simple Things - Revelator
Joe Ely - Circumstance - Satisfied At Last
Kasey Chambers - Train Wreck - Little Bird
Gillian Welch - The Way It Goes - The Harrow & The Harvest
John Hiatt - Don't Wanna Leave You Now - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
Neil Young - Southern Pacific - A Treasure

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 08/06/11

Amongst my friends and I this is Jerry Garcia week, the week between the anniversary of his birth and death. In honor of Jerry's contributions to the folk music scene I started and ended my show featuring music mostly from the band "Old & In The Way" which Jerry was a member. Thank you Jerry for all the great music you left us...


Old & In The Way - Introduction - Breakdown
Old & In The Way - Home Is Where The Heart Is - Breakdown
Old & In The Way - Catfish John - The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia
Old & In The Way - Panama Red - Breakdown
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Friend Of The Devil - Grisman / Garcia
Old & In The Way - Deep Elem Blues - The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia
Jayme Stone - Ways Of The World - Room Of Wonders
The Wronglers with Jimmy Dale Gilmore - Columbus stockade Blues - Heirloom Music
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - Best Love - Rare Bird Alert
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - If I Can't Have You - Kings And Queens
Paul Thorn - Pimps & Preachers - Pimps & Preachers
Robert Earl Keen - I Gotta Go - Ready For Confetti
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart - Boss Is Watchin' - Town Square
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole

Chuck Cannon - The Devil Is A Woman - Love & Money
Mark Stuart - Left Of Nashville - Left Of Nashville
Calexico - Crystal Frontier - Even My Sure Things Fall Through
Amos Lee - Behind Me Now - Mission Bell
Amos Lee w/ willie Nelson - El Camino - Mission Bell
Dave Alvin - What's Up With Your Brother - Eleven Eleven
Wilco - I Might - The Whole Love
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Love Has Something Else To Say - Revelator
Gregg Allman - Just Another Rider - Low Country Blues
Old & In The Way - Mule Skinner Blues - Breakdown
Old & In The Way - Ripple - The Very Best Of Jerry Garcia
Old & In The Way - Midnight Moonlight - Breakdown