Sunday, December 18, 2011

Routes and Branches Play List 12/17/11

This has been a year of a lot of emotional ups and downs. A year for a lot of great new music by so many fine musicians that I'm having trouble narrowing down my favorites to fit into one show. But it has also been a year of loss. For me it was the first time that a close friend and former business partner passed away. In our local music community, one of my favorite bands, The Whopner County Country Allstars, lost their bass player JP Scofield. I did not know JP outside of seeing him perform with the band, but listening to his songs this week I found JP's songs often evolved from his personal life and the difficulties he had getting through each day. I will remember him more for his great performances with the Allstars in which he always seemed to give 110% to putting on a good show and having a good time doing it. We will miss you JP.

This week being the solstice I asked local guitarist Brian Cutean to stop by and play us a couple of tunes and tell us some stories. Brian's guitar work is some of the best instrumental playing around. Even though I consider him more as a folk musician/story teller, his wordless guitar work rivals that of any classical guitarist and is perfect for reflecting on the season and the past year. Check out the concert calendar for Brian's performances this week.


New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Barracuda Moon - Where I Come From
David Lindley & Wally Ingram - Minglewood Blues aka. New Minglewood Blues - Twango Bango Deluxe
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Winter Song / Girl From The North Country - Matadors
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Gallon Of Gals - Always A Pleasure
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Fallin' Bird - It's Too Loud!
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Daisy - 7 - 10 Split
The Whopner County Country Allstars - Kick For Christmas - Always A Pleasure
Lewi Longmire Band - Vanport 1948 - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
John Prine - In Spite Of Ourselves - In Person & On Stage
The Avett Brothers - Spanish Pipedream - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows
Railroad Earth - Old Man and The Land - Elko

Brian Cutean - Moon In Your Guitar - Live In The KRVM Studio
Brian Cutean - Look Ma No Hands - Live In The KRVM Studio
Brian Cutean - Day Brought Love - Live In The KRVM Studio
Keb Mo - The Whole Enchilada - The Reflection
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - I'm Still Loving You - Kings And Queens
Michelle McAfee - Going Home - Up In The Air
David Jacobs-Strain - Rainbow Junkies - Live From The Left Coast
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - Beg Steal Or Borrow - Live Fall 2010
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Ain't No Whiskey - Ain't No Whiskey
Mandy Barnett - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Winter Wonderland

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