Sunday, October 30, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 10/29/11

This week's transition song (from Magical Mystery Tour) was Danny Barnes new version of the T-Rex classic "Bang A Gong". A song that I lost a "name that band" contest to a friend when I was 18. I had heard the song on the radio all the time but I never knew who the band was. That was my first lesson in music knowledge humility. I am reminded every day that there is always more to learn about both old and new musicians and their craft. I love it when someone turns me onto something I haven't heard before which is why I play so many new releases on my show.

Being the end of October and what many consider Halloween weekend, I had a show mostly made up of songs about devils, Spooks, Haunted Houses and of course a couple about Zombies. But, along with all the spooky fun the season brings for many, this week has also been a solemn one for me with the death of a close friend and former business partner. As Hank Williams said "I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive".

Artist-Song Source

Danny Barnes - Bang A Gong (Get It On)- Rocket
Danny Barnes - Rich Boy Blues - Rocket
Fred Eaglesmith - Spookin' The Horses - Lipstick Lies & Gasoline
John Hiatt - Homeland - The Open Road
Charlie Daniels Band - Devil Went Down To Georgia - Million Mile Reflections
John Fogerty & The Blue Ridge Rangers - Haunted House - Rides Again
Bill Kirchen - Devil With The Blue Dress On - Hammer of The Honky-Tonk Gods
Brett Detar - The Devil's Gotta Earn - Bird in The Tangle
Devil Makes Three - Old Number 7 - Stomp And Smash
Stereotyped - Black To Our Grassroots - Stereotyped
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer - Black River Killer
Ray Bonneville - Bad Man's Blood - Bad Man's Blood
Southern Culture On The Skids - Undertaker - Zombified

Elam McKnight & Bob Bogdal - Zombiefication - Zombie Nation
Dave Alvin - The Man In The Bed - Ashgrove
Willie Nelson - Gravedigger - Moment Of Forever
Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice - Knockin' On Heaven's Door - The Pizza Tapes
Head for The Hills - One Foot In The Grave - Head for The Hills
Lewi Longmire Band - The Ballad of Me & Sweet Marie - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays The Song Writes You
Head for The Hills - Robbers Roost - Robbers Roost
Eilen Jewell - This Haunted House - Butcher Holler
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive - Single
John Lilly - Haunted Honky Tonk - Haunted Honky Tonk
Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head - Eleven Eleven

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 10/22/11

The Far West Folk alliance conference has attracted the attention of our Acoustic Junction DJ's this weekend so I had lots of room to spread out and play some long tracks and some tracks that I would not play on Routes and Branches.I started by featuring artists who had won awards recently from the Americana Music Association, followed by several tracks of both national and local female artists. I then played some seasonal music from Southern Culture On The Skids and Kasey Anderson followed by a set about Hurricanes and high water in New Orleans.

The highlight of my first acoustic hour was playing one of my favorite classical jazz guitar albums "Friday Night In San Francisco" featuring the amazing guitar playing of Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin,and Paco DeLucia. Although I am not what you call a big jazz listener, I find the intricate guitar work on this album to be absolutely incredible and it was my pleasure to turn listeners who called on to this music.

During my second hour of "Acoustic Junction" I had the pleasure of having David Nigel Lloyd into to the studio to tell some tales and sing some songs. Lloyd is a Celtic folk balladeer in the true sense, a quote on his website says "He sings of pumpkin kings, fairy queens, East African juju men, idiot presidents, divine drunkards, eternal wanderers, prisoners both great and small, and ancient Irish warriors in dusty oil towns. “A strongly individual musical and poetic mind is at work here” (beGlad, UK)." Lloyd is known for playing a variety of guitars with various tunings as well as his "Octar" which is an 8- stringed guitar, but set with the strings in pairs like a mandolin. It had a great sound on the song "The Poor Little Englishman".


Atlanta Rhythm Section - Midnight Rider - With All Due Respect
Greg Allman - Just Another Rider - Low Country Blues
Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues - Harlem River Blues
Robert Plant - Harms Swift Way - Band Of Joy
Buddy Miller - That's The Way Love Goes - The Majestic Silver Strings
Buddy & Julie Miller - One Part, Two Part - Written In Chalk
Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain - Hard Bargain
Lucinda Williams - Tears Of Joy - Little Honey
Rosanne Cash - She's Got You - The List
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - No One Said Nothin 'Bout Dancin - Ain't No Whiskey
Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs - Where I Come From - The Only Thing That Matters
Sons Of Fathers - Flatland - Sons Of Fathers
Nick 13 - Carry My Body Down - Nick 13

Southern Culture On The Skids - Sinister Purpose - Zombified
Kasey Anderson And The Honkies - Exit Ghost - Heart Of A Dog
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Go It Alone - Here We Rest
The Band Of Heathens - You're Gonna Miss Me - One Foot In The Ether
The Band Of Heathens - Hurricane - Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - 9th Ward New Orleans #5/ Swimming Back Home - So, Where Ya Headed?
The Jayhawks - High Water Blues - Mockingbird Time
Stereotyped - A Roll In The Hay - Stereotyped
Freebo - She Loves My Dog More Than Me - Something To Believe
Ray Bonneville - Funny 'Bout Love - Bad Man's Blood
John Hiatt - I Love That Girl - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns

John Prine - She Is My Everything - In Person & On Stage
Guy Clark - L.A. Freeway - Songs And Stories
David Jacobs Strain - Ocean Or A Teardrop - Live From The Left Coast
Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon - Sweet Emotion -
Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Paco DeLucia - Mediterranean Sundance / Rio Ancho - Friday Night In San Francisco
The String Cheese Incident - Just Passin' Through - Untying The Knot
Low Tide Drifters - New Hard Times Blues - New Hard Times Blues
Emmitt Nershi Band - Surfing The Red Sea - New Country Blues
Gillian Welch - The Way It Goes - The Harrow & The Harvest

Crooked Still - The Peace Of Wild Things / Dayblind - Friends Of Fall
The Infamous Stringdusters - No More To Leave You Behind - We'll Do It Live
David Nigel Lloyd - The Poor Little Englishman - Live In The KRVM Studio
David Nigel Lloyd - The Son Of Old Rosin The Bow - Live In The KRVM Studio
David Nigel Lloyd - The Fall Of Jack O'Lantern - Rivers Kings And Curses
Robert Wynia - Firefly - Iron By Water
Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Greg Brown - Freak Flag - Freak Flag
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 10/15/11

This week's show was a mix of what has been happening in my life lately including artists I saw a couple of weeks ago at The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, to the death of my dog, and finished with a request from my daughter who was born and raised in the house we still live in.


Robert Plant - Angel Dance - Band Of Joy
John Hiatt & The Goners - My Dog And Me - Beneath This Gruff Exterior
Ollabelle - You're Gonna Miss Me - Neon Blue Bird
Ryan Adams - Lucky Now - Ashes & Fire
Lewi Longmire - Vanport 1948 - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
Merle Haggard - Cocaine Blues - Working In Tennessee
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues - Working In Tennessee
The Wronglers with Jimmy Dale Gilmore - Deep Ellum Blues - Heirloom Music
Jeffery Foucault - Horse Latitudes - Horse Latitudes
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - Like Rock & Roll And Radio - Live Fall 2010
Bill Kirchen - Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods - Hammer Of The Honky-Tonk Gods
Dale Watson & The Texas Two - Jonny At The Door - The Sun Sessions
Dale Watson & The Texas Two - My Baby Makes Me Gravy - The Sun Sessions

Johnny Cash - Like The 309 - American V: A Hundred Highways
David Bromberg - Ride On Out A Ways - Use Me
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Alabama Pines - Here We Rest
Alison Krauss & Union Station - My Love Follows You Where You Go - Paper Airplane
Old & In The Way - Midnight Moonlight - Breakdown
Crooked Still - We Can Work It Out - Friends Of Fall
The Infamous Stringdusters - Get It While You Can - We'll Do It Live
Lucinda Williams - It's A Real Love - Little Honey
Lucinda Williams - It's A Long Way To The Top - Little Honey
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - I'm Still Loving You - Kings And Queens
Lydia Loveless - How Many Women - Indestructible Machine
Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me - Revolution

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 10/8/11

Posted by Shotgun Majors:

Song - Artist - Album

Girl From Southern Illinois - The Real Macaws - Standing Alone
Learn to Cheat - Old Californio - Sundrunk Angels
Fräulein O. - James McMurtry - Live In Europe
Cave Country - Quiet Life - Big Green
Castanets - Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence
Beer Run - Todd Snider - Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live
Rexroth's Daughter - Greg Brown - Dream City
Ashes & Fire - Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
Question - Old 97's - Satellite Rides
Billy And Bonnie - Steve Earle - I Feel Alright

Portland - Middle Brother - Middle Brother
Pouring Rain At Dawn - The Jayhawks - Mockingbird Time
Kingpin - Wilco - Being There
Frankie Lee - Mulehead - Finer Things
Crescent City - Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
I Want It So Bad - The Gourds - Old Mad Joy
Golden - Dead Man Winter - Bright Lights
The Road Goes On And On - Robert Earl Keen - Ready For Confetti
Girl with the Dirty Hair - Adam Carroll - Lookin' Out the Screen Door
Chemical Road - Lynn Drury - Sugar On the Floor
Gypsy Woman - Cam Penner - Gypsy Summer
Gone, Gone, Gone - Nikki Lane - Gone, Gone, Gone

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 10/01/11

This week is the beginning of KRVM's Fall Pledge Drive so I put together a show with some classics like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Gram Parsons along with other people doing their tunes, along with some of my other favorites new and old. If you listened to the show or are a regular listener of KRVM I urge you to make your contribution to our fall fundraiser. Go online to www.KRVM.ORG or call 1-800-285-2895. We appreciate your support.


Johnny Cash - Rock Island Line - The Legend
Rosanne Cash - 500 Miles - The List
Rodney Crowell - Dancin' Circles Round The Sun - The Outsider
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings w/Rosanne Cash - Got You Covered - Kings & Queens
Jake Payne & Dixie Creek - They Don't Play Enough Haggard On The Radio - What The Folk Is Roots Music?
Merle Haggard - Mama Tried - The Best Of Merle Haggard
Dave Alvin - Kern River - Tulare Dust
Merle Haggard - Honky Tonk Night Time Man - The Best Of Merle Haggard
Stacy Earle & Mark Stuart - Boss Is Watchin' - Town Square
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies - Kasey Anderson's Dream - Heart Of A Dog
Steve Earle - Ashes To Ashes - Jerusalem
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Rich Woman - Raising Sand

Buddy & Julie Miller - What You Gonna Do Leroy - Written In Chalk
Alison Krauss & Union Station - My Love Follows Where You Go - Paper Airplane
The Wronglers with Jimmy Dale Gilmore - Deep Ellum Blues - Heirloom Music
Emmitt Nershi Band - I Come From The Country - New Country Blues
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Come See About Me - Revelator
Sonny Landreth - Broken Hearted Road - Levee Town
Wilco - I Might - The Whole Love