Saturday, November 26, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 11/26/11

I have recently started submitting my favorite albums of each month to "The Freeform American Roots Chart". This chart is made up of contributions from DJs from all over the world who play Americana music and have control over what they play on their shows. In other words, "Real Music Played for Real People by Real DJs". I feel it is an honor to be a member who contributes to this chart and I now plan on playing my six picks for the month on the last Saturday of each month. This month's picks start at the beginning of my 4 o'clock hour with my number six choice "Devil Makes Three" and concludes with my top pick of the month "Great American Taxi's" album "Paradise Lost".


Robbie Robertson - This Is Where I Get Off - How To Become Clairvoyant
Hot Tuna - Mourning Interrupted - Steady As She Goes
Paul Simon - The Afterlife - So Beautiful Or So What
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Four Letter Word - Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers - I've Been Gone - Starlight Hotel
jim Lusk - Diesel Smoke And Lace - Rockin' Away The Blues
J. D. Bauman and The Boot Band - Bad Mother Trucker - J. D. Bauman and The Boot Band
The Deep Dark Woods - Back Alley Blues - The Place I Left Behind
Ollabelle - You're Gonna Miss Me - Neon Blue Bird
Pert Near Sandstone - John Henry - Out On A Spree
Will Quinlan & The Diviners - Cuyahoga River Blues - Tales Of Highways & Low Roads

Devil Makes Three - Never Learn - Stomp and Smash
Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers - Gravity - Gift Horse
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies - My Baby's A Wrecking Ball - Heart Of A Dog
Will Hoge - American Dream - Number Seven
Lydia Loveless - How Many Women - Indestructible Machine
Great American Taxi - Poor House - Paradise Lost
David Bromberg - Ride On Out A Ways - Use Me
John Hiatt - I Love That Girl - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
The Infamous Stringdusters - No More To Leave You Behind - We'll Do It Live
The Little Willies - Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves - For The Good Times
Shane Dwight - Love That's True - A Hundred White Lies
Drive By Truckers - The Thanksgiving Filter - Go-Go Boots

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 11/19/11

What a week for live music of our kind here in Eugene. There were so many bands here that I felt like I was at a music festival having to choose between bands performing at the same time on differrent stages. Of the four nights I made it out three of them I had to choose between two to three bands that I would all have liked to see. The bands that I did see were Dawes who opened for Blitzen Trapper, Lucinda Williams who's back up band Buick 6 warmed up the audience with an excellent set of instrumentals, a night of new grass from Hot Buttered Rum and Greensky Bluegrass, finishing up the week with a ride on the Great American Taxi.

Great American Taxi were nice enough to stop by the station and play a couple of tunes on my show before they headed off to Portland for another gig. The Taxi have recorded a new CD called "Paradise Lost" which was produced by Todd Snider and recorded earlier this year in Nashville. Snider helped the members of GAT to focuss on song writing for this album which is reflected in tracks like "Poor House" and " Blair Mountain" which they played in our studios this afternoon. The album may be more focussed on the song writing, but get them on stage and the Taxi does a great job of streatching out the jam in a tune. Sorta like a mix of The Byrds, New Riders of The Purple Sage and the Grateful Dead. I certainly can't wait for my next ride on the Great American Taxi.


Buick 6 - Black Dog - Buick 6
Lucinda Williams - Ugly Truth - Blessed
Lydia Loveless - Steve Earle - Indestructible Machine
Mary Flower - Way Down In The Bottom - Misery Loves Company
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - Made Of Love - Kings And Queens
Greensky Bluegrass - China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider - All Access Vol. 2
Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers - 1993 - Gift Horse
Slaid Cleaves - Horses - Sorrow & Smoke
Brown Bird - Fingers to The Bone - Salt For Salt
Devil Makes Three - Statesboro Blues - Stomp and Smash

Great American Taxi - Poor House - Live In The KRVM Studio
Great American Taxi - Blair Mountain - Live In The KRVM Studio
Great American Taxi - A.M.Radio - Paradise Lost
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies - Save It For Later - Heart Of A Dog
Kasey Anderson & The Honkies - Kasey Anderson''s Dream - Heart Of A Dog
Drew Emmitt - Take The Long Way Home - Long Road
Dave Alvin - Dynamite Woman - Keep Your Soul
Zoe Muth and The Lost High Rollers - Let's Just Be Friends Tonight - Starlight Hotel
Hot Tuna - Mama Let Me Lay It On You - Steady As She Goes
The Infamous Stringdusters - Fork In The Road - We'll Do It Live
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here Anymore - Childish Things

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 11/12/11

Today's show evolved around birthdays and of acts that are coming to Eugene in the next couple of weeks. There are so many good bands coming that on some nights we have to make hard choices as to who to go see. Tomorrow you have to choose between John McCutcheon who is in town for a benefit for Food For Lane County, Blitzen Trapper and a show with The Drew Emmitt Band and The Infamous Stringdusters. So I guess one just has to choose what flavor of Americana you want for the evening.

This week's birthday artists include Dave Alvin, Chris Smither, and Neil Young.


Neil Young & The International Harvesters - Are You Ready For The Country - A Treasure
Neil Young - Hank To Hendrix - Dreamin' Man Live '92
Lucinda Williams - I'm So Happy I Found You - Hank: The Lost Notebooks
Lucinda Williams - Seeing Black - Blessed
Dave Alvin - Harlan County Line - Eleven Eleven
Blitzen Trapper - Silver Moon - Black River Killer
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Lightning Bugs & Barflies/ Stand By Me - Matadors
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Tour Of Duty - Here We Rest
Lucinda Williams - Soldier's Song - Blessed
Neil Young - Love And War - Le Noise
Drew Emmitt - River's Risin' - Long Road

The Infamous Stringdusters - No More To Leave You Behind - We'll Do It Live
Low Tide Drifters - New Hard Time Blues - New Hard Time Blues
Chris Smither - Surprise Surprise - Time Stands Still
Great American Taxi - One Of These Days - Reckless Habits
Devil Makes Three - Old Number 7 - Stomp and Smash
Pert Near Sandstone - Give The Fiddler A Dram - Out On A Spree
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter - Starlight Hotel
Neil Young & The International Harvesters - Southern Pacific - A Treasure
Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head - Eleven Eleven
John McCutcheon - Ghosts Of The Good Old Days - The Greatest Story Never Told

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 11/05/11

Gram Parsons birthday landing on a Saturday was enough of a reason to make him this week's feature artist. Although he never gained what one would call commercial success with his music, Parsons is known for how he blended country music with rock to create the beginning of what we now call "Americana" music. Thank you Gram!!

To balance the vintage music of Gram Parsons on this week's show I had the band Stereotyped from southern Oregon into the studio to play a couple of their new songs. Stereotyped call their music "Blackgrass", a mixture of all that life has to offer from their lyrics about life's hard side to the uplifting feel of the music behind the stories. Along with using banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass and drums to create their music, Stereotyped also makes use of megaphones to sing and play harmonica through giving the vocals a sound hearkening back to what old AM radio sounded like.


Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Gram Parsons - She - GP
Wilco - One Hundred Years From Now - Return Of The Grievous Angel
Wilco - I Might - The Whole Love
Delbert McClinton - People Just Love To talk - Acquired Taste
Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate - My Baby Don't Tolerate
Great American Taxi - Reckless Habits - Reckless Habits
The Byrds - Hickory Wind - Sweet Heart Of The Rodeo
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City - The Definitive Collection
Gram Parsons - $1000 Wedding - Grievous Angel
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - So, Where Ya Headed? Pancho and Lefty - So, Where Ya Headed?

Stereotyped - Six Gun - Live in the KRVM Studio
Stereotyped - Blue Sky's Grey - Live in the KRVM Studio
Stereotyped - A Roll In The Hay - Stereotyped
Devil Makes Three - Never Learn - Stomp and Smash
Guy Clark - Maybe I Can Paint Over That - Songs & Stories
Shawn Sahm - Mendocino - Save your Soul
Cowboy Junkies - Ooh Las Vegas - Return Of The Grievous Angel
The Byrds - You Don't Miss Your Water - Sweet Heart Of The Rodeo
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Wild Horses - The Definitive Collection
Jon Sundell - The Eagle And The Sparrow - The Eagle And The Sparrow