Saturday, December 29, 2012

Routes & Branches 12/29/12

The annual "Best of The Year" show this week. I finally narrowed down my choices for this year's FAR & Away 2012 best of chart. Here is a list of my choices followed by this week's playlist. Be sure to tune in next week when I will feature some of the discs that didn't make it into this show as well as featuring my favorite CD's from local musicians this year.


ALBUMS OF THE YEAR (up to 6)
John Fullbright: From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt )
J P Harris & The Tough Choices: I'll Keep Calling (Cow Island)
Corb Lund: Cabin Fever (New West)
Grant Peeples: Prior Convictions (Gator Bone)
Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back (ATO)
Marley's Ghost: Jubilee (Sage Arts)

DEBUT ALBUM (up to 3)
Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls (ATO)
The Time Jumpers  (Rounder)
The Lumineers (dualtone)

VARIOUS ARTISTS/TRIBUTE ALBUM (up to 3)
This One's For Him (Dualtone)
Even More Songs Of Route 66 (Lazy SOB)
KIN: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell (Vanguard)

REISSUE/HISTORIC ALBUM (up to 3) This also covers vintage material appearing for the first time.
The Flatlanders: The Odessa Tapes (New West)
The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal (Sony)
Woody Guthrie: Woody At 100 (Smithsonian Folkways)

LIVE ALBUM (up to 3)
Halden Wofford & The Highbeams: Live At Hodi's (Self)
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Everybody's Talkin' (Sony)
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott: We're Usually A Lot Better Than This (Full Light)

FEMALE ARTIST (up to 3)
Lindi Ortega
Brandi Carlile
Chelle Rose

MALE ARTIST (up to 3)
Corb Lund
Grant Peeples
Jimmy LaFave

DUO/GROUP (Up to 3)
Scott Chism & Better Half
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
The Honeycutters

INSTRUMENTALIST (up to 3)
Sonny Landreth: Elemental Journey (Landfall)
Joe Goldmark: The Wham Of That Steel Man (Lo-Ball)
Jerry Douglass: Traveler (Entertainment One)

SONGWRITER (up to 3)
Chuck Cannon
John Fullbright
Ray Wylie Hubbard

BEST IN THE INDUSTRY (up to 3) This is a back stage deal, record labels, producers, publicists, anyone who’s contributed to the music in any way other than playing it.
Donna Mavity
Sue Dumond
Jenni Finlay


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Marley's Ghost - Hank And Audrey - Jubilee
The Time Jumpers - On The Outskirts Of Town - The Time Jumpers
Alabama Shakes - Hold On - Boys & Girls
Sonny Landreth - For You And Forever - Elemental Journey
Joe Goldmark - The High Road - The Wham Of That Steel Man
Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday Night - Carry Me Back
Jimmy LaFave - Land Of Hope And Dreams - Depending On The Distance
Corb Lund - Drink Like You Mean It - Cabin Fever
Chelle Rose - Browder Holler Boy - Ghost Of Browder Holler
Brandie Carlile - Keep Your Heart Young - Bear Creek
Lindi Ortega - Cigarettes & Truckstops - Cigarettes & Truckstops
Taj Mahal - Sweet Mama Janisee - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal
The Flatlanders - Shadow Of The Moon - The Odessa Tapes
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land - Woody At 100
4pm 
Slaid Cleaves - Pickin' California - Even More Songs Of Route 66
Rodney Crowell & Kris Kristofferson - My Father's Advice - Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
Joe Ely - Dublin Blues - This One's For Him
Grant Peeples - Things Have Changed - Prior Convictions
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
Scott Chism & Better Half - Jet 'N Dewdrop's Farm - Long Haul Steady
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal
Tedeschi Trucks Band -  Rollin' And Tumblin' - Everybody's Talkin'
Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams - Hippie In My House - Live At Hodi's
J P Harris & The Tough Choices - Gear Jammin' Daddy - I'll Keep Calling
Chuck Cannon - You Let The Fox Watch The Hen House - Symphony Of Scars
John Fullbright - All The Time In The World - From The Ground Up

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Routes & Branches 12/22/12

This being the weekend before Christmas it is time for my annual Holiday Show.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Brian Cutean - Rosepelly Mountain - Guitarred & Feathered
Paul Simon - Getting Ready For Christmas Day - So Beautiful Or So What
Ry Cooder - Christmas Time This Year - Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
Nils Erickson, Noellle Hampton, Andre' Moran - I'll Be Home For Christmas - Jazz Up Your Country Christmas
Sonny Landreth feat. The Dixie Cups - Got To Get you Under My Tree - Christmas Gumbo
Heartless Bastards - Blue Christmas - Holidays Rule
Dolly Parton - Hard Candy Christmas - The RCA Years 1967-1986
Art Neville - Christmas Gumbo - Christmas Gumbo
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas From The Family - Live At The Ryman
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Last Night (I Went Out With Santa Claus) - Everything You Want For Christmas
Hayes Carll - Grateful For Christmas - KMAG YO-YO 
A Skaggs Family Christmas - Christmas Time's A Coming - A Skaggs Family Christmas Vol. 2
New Grange - While Roving On A Winter's Night - A Christmas Heritage

4pm
Drive By Truckers - The Thanksgiving Filter - Go-Go Boots
The Boxmasters - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Chritmas Cheer
Calexico - Green Grows The Holly - Holidays Rule
Robin & Linda Williams - Together Alone - The First Christmas Gift
Catherine Maclellan - Snowbird - Silhouette
Martin Sexton - White Christmas - Camp Holiday
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer - Giddyup Said Santa Claus - American Noel
David Jacobs Strain - Halfway To The Coast - Terraplane Angel
Mark O'connor - O Christmas Tree - An Appalachian Christmas
Chuck Cannon - Money Don't Matter - Love And Money
John McCutcheon - Christmas In The Trenches - Christmas Cookies: A Concord Calamity

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Routes & Branches 12/15/12

Well the cowboys and the hippies all showed up to fill Sam Bond's Garage last night to see the Turnpike Troubadours and Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans. Needless to say the place was rockin' with "Our Kind of Music"!!! These guys had Eugene sounding like a Texas Roadhouse with everyone dancing and having a good time. The next time they come through we're going to have to find a bigger place to hold the party. I had so much fun that I had to start off the show with a set of tunes played last night.
Other highlights this week focused on a couple of up coming shows here in Eugene. The first of which is our local annual "John Prine Sing-A-Long" which is happening before Christmas this year. Everyone knows at least one or two John Prine songs and this a chance to sing them all. It's like a night of karaoke with a live band for back up and a room full of friends to sing along.
Second was the focus on Kinky Friedman who will be bring his "Bi-Polar Tour" to Eugene this week. Friedman I think will fit right into Eugene judging from the new tour recorded CD.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
The Byrds - Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man - Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
Corb Lund - Cows Around - Cabin Fever
Hayes Carll - Little Rock - Little Rock
Turnpike Troubadours - Before The Devil Knows We're Dead - Goodbye Normal Street
Corb Lund - Bible On The Dash - Cabin Fever
Guy Clark - The Cape - Songs & Stories
Slaid Cleaves - Drinkin' Days - Sorrow & Smoke
The Fiddlin' Big Sue Band - Wagon Wheel - The Fiddlin' Big Sue Band
Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats - Brown Liquor - A Little Something Stronger Than Wine
The Incubators - Viola Lee Blues - Must Hatch
Dennis Price Band - Cold Beer - DPB
The Dusty 45's - Fortunate Man - Fortunate Man

4pm
The Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
John Prine - Spanish Pipedream - In Person & On Stage
Old Crow Medicine Show - Angel From Montgomery - Songs Of John Prine
John Prine - In Spite Of Ourselves - In Person & On Stage
Drive By Truckers - Daddy's Little Pumpkin - Songs Of John Prine
Kinky Friedman - Sold American - Kinky Friedman's Bi-Polar Tour
Kinky Friedman - We Reserve The To Refuse Service To You - Kinky Friedman's Bi-Polar Tour
Chris Daniels - Sister DeLores - Better Days
Neil Young - Oh Susannah - Americana
Dirty River Boys - Medicine Show - Science Of Flight
Dan Hubbard & The Humidors - All I Want Is You - The Love Show
Jimmy LaFave - Red River Shore - Depending On The Distance

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Route & Branches 12/8/12

This week the nominations for this year's Grammy awards were posted on the Grammy web-site so I looked at all the categories for the bands and artists that I like to play and made them the feature of this week's show. I also played several albums on that were at the top of this month's FAR Chart with a few brand new albums that haven't even been out long to be included on either list.


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Brandi Carlile - Raise Hell - Bear Creek
Alabama Shakes - Hold On - Boys & Girls
The Time Jumpers - On The Outskirts Of Town - The Time Jumpers
Yarn - On The Radio - Leftovers Vol. 2
Yarn - Blues Skies, Brighter Times, & Roses - Leftovers Vol. 2 
Kevin Deal - There Goes The Neighborhood - There Goes The Neighborhood
Billy Bratcher - The Sweeper And The Debutant - In The Lobby
Steep Canyon Rangers - Between Midnight And The Dawn - Nobody Knows You
Bonnie Raitt - Right Down The Line - Slipstream
Rachel Brooke - Fox In The Hen House - A Killer's Dream
Rosie Flores - Working Girl's Guitar - Working Girl's Guitar
The Lumineers - Stubborn Love - The Lumineers
4pm
Willie Nelson - Desperadoes Waiting For A Train - This One's For Him (A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Joe Ely - Dublin Blues - This One's For Him (A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Ray Willie Hubbard - Home Grown Tomatoes - This One's For Him (A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Radney Foster - L A Freeway - This One's For Him (A Tribute To Guy Clark)
Horse Feathers - Working Poor - House With No Home
Woody Guthrie - Pastures Of Plenty - Woody At 100
Elizabeth Mitchell - Little Seed - Little Seed
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Country Girl - Leaving Eden
Ry Cooder - Brother Is Gone - Election Special
John Fullbright - Gawd Above - From The Ground Up
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
The JD Hobson Band - Where The Sun Don't Shine - Where The Sun Don't Shine
Corb Lund  - Drink Like You Mean It - Cabin Fever

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Routes & Branches 12/1/12

I had a couple of musical groups into the studio this week. First I saw Jonathan Warren and The Billygoats this week at Cosmic on Thursday and noticed that they were going to still be in the area on Saturday and said to them "would you like to stop by and play some tunes on my show". They have a great roots based sound that they call Progressive Psychobilly Folk Grass. "It's foot stomping music that makes you want to drink a beer and eat a biscuit." It also went well with pizza.

In my second hour this week I had a lovely visit with Alice DiMicele. A long time Eugene favorite Alice's music can be best described as an eclectic blend of Americana folk. She was joined in the studio by her long time band mate Mikey Stevens who lent some tasteful trumpet and guitar leads to Alice's wonderful vocals and guitar.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Yarn - 25 Years - Yarn
Jason Isbell - Heart On A String - Live From Alabama
Band Of Horses - Knock Knock - Mirage Rock
John Hiatt - Adios To California - Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns
Jonathan Warren & The Billygoats - Greyhound - Live In the KRVM Studio
Jonathan Warren & The Billygoats - She Gets The Blues - Live In the KRVM Studio
Twisted Whistle - Dew On The Vine - Through The Mill
Linda McRae - Be Your Own Light - Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts
Shook Twins - Shine On - Window
Sara Watkins - When It Pleases You - Sun Midnight Sun
4pm
Alice DiMicele - Wise Old Woman - Live In the KRVM Studio
Alice DiMicele - Down Stream - Live In the KRVM Studio
Alice DiMicele - Tis A Gift To Be Simple Medley - Live In the KRVM Studio
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Little Lizzie Mae - The Magic Door
Dwight Yoakam - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - 3 Pears
Rosie Flores - Little But I'm Loud - Working Girl's Guitar
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - I Lost The Job Of Loving You - Buddy & Jim
Miss Tess - I Never Thought I'd Be Lonely - Sweet Talk
Patchy Sanders - Mrs. Henry - Patchy Sanders
Corb Lund - Bible On The Dash - Cabin Fever

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Routes & Branches 11/24/12

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
David Allan Coe - Long Haired Redneck > Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels Please - David Allan Coe Live
Dr. John - Big Shot - Locked Down
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - South In New Orleans - Buddy & Jim
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
Dwight Yoakam - Long Way To Go - 3 Pears
Danny Brooks - Hard Workin' Man - Texassippi Soul Man
The Departed - Hobo - Adventus
Ryan Purcell & The Last Round - Cover Your Tracks - Pick Me Up
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - I've Been Gone - Starlight Hotel
Rosie Flores - Working Girl's Guitar - Working Girl's Guitar
Penny Ney - Saturday Night - The Hardest Truth
Randy Sharp & Friends - Burn Day - Dreams Of The San Joaquin
4pm
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana & Jim - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women 
Patchy Sanders - Between A Wood And A River
Patchy Sanders - Mrs. Henry
Patchy Sanders - Mandoline
Cascade Rye - Baby Let's Go - Cascade Rye
Sara Watkins - You & Me - Sun Midnight Sun
Be Good Tanyas - Rain And Snow - A Collection
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Little Lizzie Mae - The Magic Door
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go - The Magic Door
D. L Marble - Two Lane Highway - Not The One
Alice Di Micelle - Mexico - By Ebb and By Flow

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Routes & Branches 11/17/12

It was a catch up day this week on the show, playing several new CD's that just had not made it on the show recently along with a couple of new favorites like Mark David Manders and his tune "April's Fool", which is a great new twist on the murder ballad, and Iris Dement's latest "If That Ain't Love". Shoebox Letters had planned to stop by for a couple of tunes but the "day job" kept them from making the trip down this week. I decided to honor their efforts by playing a set of their tunes anyway.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - One Hundred Days Of Rain - Big Moon Ritual
James McMurtry - Walk Between The Raindrops - Walk Between The Raindrops
Scott Macleod  - Grey Skies - Right As Rain
Noah Earl - John Henry - A Ghost In The Attic
Laddie Ray Melvin - One Or The Other - The Wheel
Mark David Manders - April's Fool - The Greenhouse Sessions
Tony Trischka Band - Sky Is Sleeping - Bend
Westbound - Moonshiner - Now & Then
Iris Dement - If That Ain't Love - Sing The Delta
Lindi Ortega - Cigarettes & Truckstops - Cigarettes & Truckstops
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Cigarettes And Wine - Live From Alabama
4pm
Shoebox Letters - Heart Beat Backwards - Nowadays
Shoebox Letters - Someone Like You - You Or Someone Like You
Shoebox Letters - Love Don't Let Go like That - Nowadays
Linda McRae - Be Your Own Light - Rough Edges & Ragged Hearts
Band Of Horses - Electric Music - Mirage Rock
Leyla Fences - One More Honky Tonk - Itty Bitty Twang Twang
Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs - Hard To Be Humble - Sunday Run Me Over
Dirty River Boys - Medicine Show - Science Of Flight
Tony Furtado - These Chains - These Chains
Jonathan Warren & The Billygoats - Brown Liquor - A Little Something Stronger Than Wine
Townes Van Zandt - Still Lookin' For You - At My Window
Old Man Luedecke - Little Stream Of Whiskey - Tender Is The Night
Twisted Whistle - Lost Coast Highway - Through The Mill
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Blue Suede Shoes - 45  Single

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Routes & Branches 11/10/12

The final show of the Wayne Drury Project concluded last night with a packed house at the WOW Hall here in Eugene. Who knows where it will go from here, but all of us involved the project felt like it was a total success. To resurrect some old unknown songs from 40 years ago and give them a new life by passing them on to a new generation of musicians is truly what folk music is all about. My hope is that when I see some of these musicians playing next time that they include a Drury song in their set as a way of keeping these songs alive. You can be sure that I will continue to play them on the radio.


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Six Days On The Road - The Definitive Collection
Jackdaw - Gas Station Girl
Wayne Drury Project - The Very Last Cowboy In Paris - Songs From The Saddlebag
Wayne Drury Project - Country Song - Songs From The Saddlebag
Buford Pope - Brothers Of Mine - Matching Numbers
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Drunken Poet's Dream - A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment
Corb Lund - Drink It Like You Mean It - Cabin Fever
Yarn - Heartache For So Long - Leftovers Vol. 1
Danny Brooks - Mama Prayed - Texassippi Soul Man
Stacy Earle & Mark Stuart - Lookin' For Fool's Gold - Never Gonna Let You Go
Stacy Earle - Makes Me Happy - Dancin' With Them That Brung Me 
Neil Young - She's Always Dancing - Psychedelic Pill
4pm 
Staurt Davis - Spit It Out - Live In The KRVM Studio
Staurt Davis - Universe Communion - Live In The KRVM Studio
Staurt Davis - Beautiful Place - Music For Mortals
Chris Smither - Hundred Dollar Valentine - Hundred Dollar Valentine
Dave Alvin - Harlin County Line - Eleven Eleven
Emmitt Nershi Band - I Come From The Country - New Country Blues
The Devil Makes Three - Old Number 7 - Stomp And Smash
W.C. Beck & The Valiant Swains - Wal-Mart Blues - Kansawyer
The Fiddlin' Sue Band - Shufly Pie - The Fiddlin' Sue Band
The Foghorn Stringband - Humpback Mule - Out Shine The Sun
Shoebox Letters - Frozen In Fargo - Nowadays
 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Routes & Branches 11/3/12


 Cascade Rye stopped by the KRVM studio this week to promote their new self titled CD. Although this is the first CD for Cascade Rye, the members have been around for several years having been performing as Jake Payne and Dixie Creek. With the addition of Kalyn Payne to the band and her help with the song writing, Cascade Rye's tunes reflect a life of being together as a couple compared to some of Jake's earlier tunes. Another example of how music is the story of the human condition and the lives we all lead.

If you are from the local KRVM listening area, I encourage you to get out and see some of the great live music coming here this month. Last night I saw the first of two performances of the "Wayne Drury Project". It was a very inspiring evening culminating with Drury himself singing a few of his songs with his old band "Jackdaw" for the first time in fourty years. The second and final show of the project will be at the WOW Hall this next Saturday. Since this is not a regular touring band, this is a once in a lifetime show that should not be missed.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tucsonenses - For What It's Worth - Prelude
Lyle Lovette - White Freightliner Blues - Release Me
Ronnie Fauss - A Pretty Nice Night For Houston - I Am The Man You Know I'm Not
John Lilly - Come And Go - Cold Comfort
Rosie Flores - Working Girl's Guitar - Working Girl's Guitar
Bonnie & The Clydes - Dark Side Of The Road - Wrong Side Up
Wayne Drury Project - New York Central Line - Songs From The Saddlebag
Ry Cooder - The Wall Street Part Of Town - Election Special
Mark David Manders - April's Fool - The Greenhouse Sessions
Gram Parsons - Medley:Cash On The Barrelhead / Hickory Wind - Grievous Angel
4pm
Cascade Rye - Give Her Everything - Live In The KRVM Studio
Cascade Rye - John Wayne - Live In The KRVM Studio
Cascade Rye - Baby Let's Go - Cascade Rye
Poor Man's Whiskey - Goodbye California - Goodbye California
Dirty River Boys - Road Song - Science Of Flight
Colin Linden - Between The Darkness And The Light Of Day - Still Live
Great American Taxi - American Beauty - Reckless Habits
Guy Clark - Maybe I Can Paint Over That - Songs & Stories
Dave Alvin - Dynamite Woman - Keep Your Soul: A Tribute To Doug Sahm
Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tucsonenses - California Blues - Prelude

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Routes & Branches 10/27/12

A lot of new CD's in the mix today including my six picks for this month's FAR Chart (*).

I had some of the local members of the Wayne Drury Project into the studio to perform a couple of Druy's songs. Drury was a prolific songwriter here in the Eugene area during the late '60s and early '70s and was the front man for the band Jackdaw. Drury wrote so many songs that some were preformed only a couple of times before being lost, while others have carried on and been preserved. By the late '70s Drury's battle with MS made playing and singing too difficult for him to carry on. Last year after 40 years, former band mate and London resident, Rob Anderson collaborated with Wizz Jones to stage several shows in London featuring the lost songs of Wayne Drury. The shows were such a success that Anderson and Randy Crawford (also a member of Jackdaw) are both returning to Eugene to preform with the group of local musicians that have joined together with the goal of bringing Drury's music to the forefront once again.
 As a friend of Anderson's, local musician Greg Volstead has been leading the effort to form the local group of musicians. Volstead says that the project for him is more than to just  bring back Drury's songs for those familiar with Drury back in the day, but introducing them to a new generation of musicians, a passing along of the music in the folk tradition. Local members of the group come from several local bands including The Whiskey Chasers, Tara Stonecipher and The Tall Grass, Stagger and Sway, and The Whopner County Country Allstars.
Look for dates of the two up-coming local performances of The Wayne Drury Project in the concert calendar.


Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Gov't Mule - Young Man Blues > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > Young Man Blues - The Georgia Bootleg Box
Chuck Prophet - Willie Mays Is Up At Bat - Temple Beautiful
Janis Martin - Long White Cadillac - The Blanco Sessions
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Something For Nothing - Between The Ditches
Wanda Jackson - California stars - Unfinished Business
Bill Staines - Shady Grove - Beneath Some Lucky Star
*Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt - God's Counting On Me… God's Counting On You - A More Perfect Union
*Liam Fitzgerald & The Rainieros - Let's Go Out Tonight - Last Call
*Iris Dement - The Night I learned How Not To Pray - Sing The Delta
Halden Wofford & The High Beams - All Along The Watchtower - Live At Hodi's
4pm
The Wayne Drury Project - Gas Station Girl - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Wayne Drury Project - New York Pheonix - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Wayne Drury Project - The Very Last Cowboy In Paris - Songs From The Saddlebag
Lucas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Don't Take Me Back - Wasted
Lilly Hiatt & The Dropped Ponies - People Don't Change - Let Down
*Patterson Hood - (Untold Pretties) - Heat Lighting Rumbles In The Distance
*Billy Don Burns - Honky Tonk Singer - Nights When I'm Sober Protrait Of A Honky Tonk Singer
Harold Honey - Paradise Club - Helltown
W.C. Beck & The Valiant Swains - Poor Man - Kansawyer
*Taj Mahal - Checkin' Up On My Baby - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Routes & Branches 10/20/12

Thanks for all of the support during our recent fundraiser. We even exceeded our goal!!!

Time to stretch out with a few long tunes and some friends to play live in the studio again. This week it was Barefoot Leroy who stopped by and played for us this week. They sounded great doing a couple of covers(one penned by Gram Parsons) and an original tune called "Goodbye Sleepy Town". They are working on putting a CD together which will hopefully be out in the spring. Their "Housebroken Tour" has them playing around the area over the next several weeks. Check out the dates on our concert calendar.

Next week we will have The Wayne Drury Project into the studio for some music and conversation.


3pm
Taj Mahal - Shady Grove - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal
Bill Staines - Roseville Fair - The First Million Miles
Merchants Of Moonshine - Whiskey And A Rose - More Than Whiskey
The Wronglers - Deep Ellum blues - Heirloom Music
The Fiddlin' Big Sue Band - Wagon Wheel - The Fiddlin' Big Sue Band
Steve Forbert - Romeo's Tune - Be Here Again
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Tulsa Yesterday - Big Moon Ritual
Wanda Jackson - It's All Over Now - Unfinished Business
Robert Plant - Harms Swift Way - Band Of Joy
4pm
Barefoot Leroy - North To Alaska - Live In The KRVM Studio
Barefoot Leroy - Wheels - Live In The KRVM Studio
Barefoot Leroy - Goodbye Sleepy Town - Live In The KRVM Studio
Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head - Eleven Eleven
Dwight Yoakem - Long Way To Go - 3 Pears
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Where I Come From - Where I Come From
The Band Of Heathens - Mississippi Halfstep - Live At Sam Bond's Garage
Lucas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Can you Hear Me Love You - Wasted
Jackdaw - New York Central Line - Wayne Drury Project

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Routes & Branches 10/13/12

We were finishing up our Fall Membership Drive at KRVM. Thank you to all who have pledged their support to KRVM and especially the support for Routes & Branches. If you want to contribute to KRVM, please go to our web site: http://www.krvm.org/
I received Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt's new CD this week and found several songs that I liked and a couple that I felt really fit a pledge drive show like the tunes which started and end my show this week. From my childhood days to today Pete Seeger inspires me to be a better person and steward of this planet that we live on each and every day.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt - God's Counting On Me… God's Counting On You - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt - A More Perfect Union - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt - This Old Man Revisited - A More Perfect Union
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World - Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol. 2
Levon Helm - Wide River To Cross - Ramble At The Ryman
David Bromberg - It's Just A Matter Of Time - Use Me
Lindi Ortega - Cigarettes & Truckstops - Cigarettes & Truckstops
D.L. Marble - Lucky Tonight - Not The One
John Prine w/ Iris Dement - In Spite Of Ourselves - In Person & On Stage
Hayes Carll - Another Like You - KMAG YOYO
5pm
Corb Lund - Bible On The Dash - Cabin Fever
Iris Dement - The Night I Learned How Not To Pray - Sing The Delta
Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Mother Truckers - Nothing There - Broke, Not Broken
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter - Starlight Hotel
The Whopner Count Country Allstars - I'll Be With You Tonight - It's Too Loud!
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings w/ Serena Rider - Black Sheep - Kings & Queens
Yarn - Liquor Love - Almost Home
Lewi Longmire - Whatchoo Gonna Do - Fire 'neath The Still
Pete Seeger & Lorre Wyatt - Keep The Flame Alive - A More Perfect Union

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Routes & Branches 10/6/12


Artist - Song - Album

3pm
The Subdudes - Town Square - Flower Petals
The Wandering - Sittin' On Top Of The World - Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here
David Lindley - Tuna Fish Blues - Big Twang
The Jayhawks - Two Angels - Hollywood Town Hall
John Hiatt - We're Alright Now - Mystic Pinball
The Knitters - Poor Little Critter On the Road - Poor Little Critter On the Road
Son Volt - Medicine Hat - Retrospective: 1995 - 2000
Alejandro Escovedo - Castanets - A Man Under the Influence
Kevin Gordon with Lucinda Williams - Down to the Well - No Depression: What It Sounds Like, Vol.1
Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons - Say What You Will - White Lighter
Steve Earle - South Nashville Blues - I Feel Alright
James McMurtry - Every Little Bit Counts - Walk Between The Raindrops
Tim Carroll - If I Could - All Kinds of Pain
JJ Grey & Mofro - Mississippi - Country Ghetto
The Wood Brothers - Midnight Rider - Up Above My Head
Ry Cooder - Humpty Dumpty World - Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
Steve Forbert - Lonesome Cowboy Bill's Song - Young Guitar Days
The Marshall Tucker Band - Desert Skies - Carolina Dreams
Jason Isbell - Down In a Hole - Sirens of the Ditch
Junior Brown - I'm All Fired Up - Long Walk Back
Dave Alvin - King of California - King of California
Mumbo Gumbo - Love Makes Me Stupid - Potluck

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Routes & Branches 9/29/12

I have been looking forward to listening to the new John Hiatt CD ever since I saw it on our station list. Somewhere along the way it went missing and it wasn't until I picked up a copy this week when it went on sale that I had a chance to listen to the whole disc. Since Hiatt is one of my favorite songwritters I like several of the tracks on this new album, some of which I played today. The other disc I picked up this week since I hadn't seen a copy of it at the station was Corb Lund's new CD "Cabin Fever". I heard the song " Bible On The Dash " last week while driving my wife's car and I had to have the CD. Lund is at the top of his career with this CD, excellent tunes from start to finish.

I also featured a couple of the "London" tracks from the up coming "Wayne Drury Project". The London Tracks were recorded last year by Rob Anderson (Drury's former band mate) along with several other musicians that Anderson has played with. Tracks from these London performances are going to be released on CD this fall. Anderson is travelling back to Eugene this fall and will be performing with a local group of musicians who are learning Drury's songs for a couple of performances in early November.

 
Artist-Song-Source
3pm
John Hiatt - My Business - Mystic Pinball
Corb Lund - Dig Gravedigger Dig - Cabin Fever
Todd Snider - Brenda - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
Chuck Prophet - The Left Hand & The Right Hand - Temple Beautiful
Merchants Of Moonshine - Back Porch - More Than Whiskey
The Time Jumpers - Texas On A Saturday Night - The Time Jumpers
Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams - All Along The Warch Tower - Live At Hodi's
The Stone Coyotes Red Letter Day - A Wild Bird Flying
John Hiatt - It All Comes Back Someday - Mystic Pinball
Dwight Yoakam - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - 3 Pears
Ryan Bingham - Too Deep To Fill - Tomorrowland
Billy Don Burns - It Would Kill Mama - Nights When I'm Sober… Portrait Of A Honky Tonk Singer
4pm
The Wayne Drury Project - Last Cowboy In Paris - The Wayne Drury Project: London Tracks
The Wayne Drury Project - Coyote - The Wayne Drury Project: London Tracks
Tif Ginn - Better Half - Tif Ginn
Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers - Walking The Line - Old Gold
The Mother Truckers - Let's All Go To Bed - Let's All Go To Bed
Corb Lund - Bible On The Dash - Cabin Fever
Dan Weber - Hank & Jesus - Ash And Bone
John Fullbright - Satan And St. Paul - From The Ground Up
Jimmy Lafave - Land Of Hope And Dreams - Depending On The Distance
Dave Alvin with Christy McWilson - Manzanita - Eleven Eleven
Patterson Hood - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
John Hiatt - Give It Up - Mystic Pinball

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Routes & Branches 9/22/12


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Little Feat - Rooster Rag - Rooster Rag
Jimmy Lafave - Red River Shore - Depending On The Distance
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott - White Freightliner Blues - We're Usually Better Than This
The Deep Dark Woods - All The Money I Had Is Gone - Winter hours
Dwight Yoakam - Nothing But Love - 3 Pears
Dwight Yoakam - Long Way To Go - 3 Pears
Maria Muldar - Yes We Can Can - Yes We Can Can
Maria Muldar - Ain't Nothin' In Ramblin - First Came Memphis Minnie
Sera Cahoone - Nervous Wreck - Deer Creek Canyon
Johnny Pierre - King Of The Dead Sea - Prayers Before Sleeping
Todd Snider - Jaded Lover - Time As We Know It
4pm
Hank Williams III - A Good Hearted Woman - Long Gone Daddy
Joel Rafael - Runaway Girl - American Come Home
Jackdaw - New York Central Line - The Wayne Drury Project
John Hiatt - We're Alright Now - Mystic Pinball
The Time Jumpers - On The Outskirts Of Town - The Time Jumpers
Taj Mahal - Yan-nah Mama - Loo - The Hidden Treasures Of Taj Mahal
Tom Russell - When The Legends Die - Mesabi
Merchants Of Moonshine - Whiskey And a Rose - More Than Whiskey
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer - Forget The Diamonds - Seed Of A Pine
Jake Payne - They Don't Play Enough Haggard On The Radio - What The Folk Is Roots Music
Merle Haggard - Truck Driver's Blues - Working In Tennessee

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Routes & Branches 9/15/12

My first hour this week was a musical recap of the Americana Awards winners for this year starting with a first set of music all from the Album of the Year winner  "This One's For Him (A Tribute To Guy Clark)".
With Hank Williams Senor's birthday coming in the next couple of days I started my second hour with a set of his music by him, Hank Jr. and Hank III. I also threw in Steve Earle's version of " I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive".
Other notables in today's list include new music from Patterson Hood, Ryan Bingham, John Hiatt, and Shoebox Letters.

Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Rodney Crowell - That Old Time Feeling - This One's For Him
Joe Ely - Dublin Blues - This One's For Him
Ray Willie Hubbard - Home Grown Tomatoes - This One's For Him
Kris Kristofferson - Hemingway's Whiskey - This One's For Him
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Alabama Pines - Here We Rest
The Cival Wars - My Father's Father - Barton Hollow
Gillian Welch - The Way It Goes - The Harrow & The Harvest
Alabama Shakes - Hold On - Boys & Girls
Bonie Raitt - Take My Love With You - Slipstream
Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Live 2008
Patterson Hood - (Untold Pretties) - Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance
Dangermuffin - Homestead - Olly Oxen Free
4pm
Hank Williams - Honky Tonkin' - Long Gone Daddy
Hank Williams - My Bucket's Got A Hole In It - Long Gone Daddy
Hank Williams Jr. - If The Good Lord's Willin' (And the Creeks Don't Rise) - Almeria Club
Hank Williams III - I'm A Long Gone Daddy - Long Gone Daddy
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
The Flatlanders - Down In My Hometown - The Odessa Tapes
Yarn - The Loner - Almost Home
Ryan Bingham - Beg For Broken Legs - Tomorrowland
Seven Handle Circus - Alabama Line - Whiskey Stills & Sleeping Pills
Shoebox Letters - Heart Beat Backwards - Nowadays
John Hiatt - We're Alright Now - Mystic Pinball
Paul Thorn - Shelter Me Lord - What The Hell Is Going On?
The Time Jumpers - Texas On A Saturday Night - The Time Jumpers
Jimmy Lafave - Red Dirt Night - Depending On The Distance

Monday, September 10, 2012

Routes & Branches 9/8/12


I pulled a double




I pulled a double shift and filled in on our Acoustic Junction Show which follows mine every Saturday.
Then I split to go camping for a couple of days, so here it is Monday evening and I’m just getting to post
 this list.  

Artist-Song-Source 

3 pm

Buddy Miller - Cattle Call - The Majestic Silver Strings
Buddy Miller - Worry Too Much - Universal House Of Prayer
Buddy Miller - What You Gonna Do Leroy - Written In Chalk
Robert Plant - Even This Shall Pass Away – Band Of Joy
Coyote Grace - Goodnight Lady - Now Take Flight
Marley's Ghost - This Old Road - Jubilee
The Twangtown Paramours - Walks Like A Duck - The Promise Of Friday Night
Brown Bird - Down To The River - The Devil Dancing
Sonny Landreth - For You And Forever - Elemental Journey
Lyle Lovett - White Boy Lost In The Blues - Release Me
Derek Hoke - Cumberland Blues - Waiting All Night
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Heart On A String – Here We Rest
Dave Alvin - Gary Indiana - Eleven Eleven
 
4pm
Matt The Electrician - Bridge To Nowhere - Animal Boy
Bonnie Raitt - Used To Rule The World – Slipstream
Phoebe Blum - Low Tide - Into Your Field
Lisa Biales - Gypsy Woman Blues - Just Like Honey
Be Good Tanyas - Oh Susanna - A Collection
Dan Bern - Alaska Highway – New American Language
Bryan Clark & The New Lyceum Players - Transistor Love - Southern Intermission
Great American Taxi - A.M. Radio - Paradise Lost
Twisted Whistle - Lost Coast Highway - Through The Mill
Little Feat - One Breath At A Time - Rooster Rag
Delta Moon - Blues In A Bottle - Black Cat Oil
Tony Desimone - Suspicious Minds - As We Go 'Round The Sun
AJ Downing - Willie (Had We Never Been High) - Good Day 

5pm
Willie Nelson - Roll Me Up - Heroes
James McMurtry - Slew Foot - Childish Things
James McMurtry - Too Long In The Waste Land - Too Long In The Waste Land
John Fullbright - All The Time In The World - From The Ground Up
Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams - Hippie In My House - Live At Hodi's
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three - Won't Make Love At All - Riverboat Soul
Pokey LaFarge & The South City Three - Mississippi Girl - Middle Of Everywhere
Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer - Forget The Diamonds - Seed Of A Pine
Woody Guthrie - John Henry - The Very Best Of Woody Guthrie
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion - Never Too Far From My Heart - Bright Examples
Woody Guthrie - Worried Man Blues (Buffalo Version) - The Very Best Of Woody Guthrie
Jimmy LaFave - Red River Shore - Depending On The Distance 

6pm
Slaid Cleaves - Drinkin' Days - Sorrow And Smoke
Slaid Cleaves - Rolling Stone From Texas - Sorrow And Smoke
Liam Fitzgerald & The Rainieros - Let's Go Out Tonight - Last Call
The Flatlanders - Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown - The Odessa Tapes
The Flatlanders - Shadow Of The Moon - The Odessa Tapes
Norton Buffalo & George Kahumoku Jr. - Another Day - From Paradise
Norton Buffalo & George Kahumoku Jr. - I'll Remember You - From Paradise
Rayland Baxter - The Woman For Me - Feathers & Fishhooks
Robin & Linda Williams – These Old Dark Hills - These Old Dark Hills
Joel Rafael  - Runaway Girl - America Come Home
Buskin & Batteau - Standing Still And Dancing - Love Remembered Love Forgot
Burns & Kristy - Blue Paper Boat - Caravan

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Routes & Branches 9/1/12

Labor Day Weekend and all I want to play is working songs.
Artist-Song-Source

3pm
The Band Heathens - Mississippi Halfstep - Live At Sam Bond's Garage 8/26/12
Dave Insley - God Loves The Working Man - Here With You Tonight
Marvin Etzioni - Ain't No Work In Mississippi - Marvin Country
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Something For Nothing - Between The Ditches
Jason Arnold - Down To My Last Dollar - Crazy Things
The James Low Western - Front Whiskey Farmer - Whiskey Farmer
Marley's Ghost - Growin' Trade - Jubilee
Bill Kirchen - I Don't Work That Cheap - Word To The Wise
Hank III - Workin' Man - Damn Right Rebel Proud
Sceen Door Porch - Shift Work - The Fate & The Fruit
Grant Farm - The Nine Pound Hammer - Grant Farm
Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart - Boss Is Watchin' - Town Square
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here - Childish Things

4pm
Jalapeno Compadres - China Made - The Ride
Eliza Gilkyson - Pastures Of Plenty - Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway
Ellis Paul - Woody Guthrie, Working Man - The Hero In You
Woody Guthrie - The Jolly Banker - Woody Guthrie At 100
Slaid Cleaves - Pretty Boy Floyd - Ribbon Of Highway Endless Skyway
Brown Bird - Fingers To The Bone - Salt For Salt
Townes Van Zandt - Dollar Bill Blues - A Far Cry From Dead
James Luther Dickinson & The North Mississippi Allstars - Truck Drivin' Man - I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
JP Harris & The Tough Choices - Gear Jammin' Daddy - I'll Keep Calling
Railroad Earth - Elko - Elko
David Lindley & Wally Ingram - Do You Want My Job - Twango Bango Deluxe
Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues - Working In Tennessee

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Routes & Branches 8/25/12

It's Eugene Celebration Weekend with way too much live music to try and get to so I'm making this brief. I played several of the bands that are here this weekend along with my choices for this month's Freeform American Roots Chart. 1. Honeycutters: When Bitter Met Sweet, 2. Little Feat: Rooster Rag, 3. Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers: Old Gold, 4. Waz e James: Noisy Trucks, 5. Davey O: Testing For Rust, 6. Brad Moore: That Old Texas Groove.
Artist-Song-Source


3pm The Band Heathens - Medicine Man - Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son

Scott Law - Cactus Country - Living Room
Beth Wood - Backroads - The Weather Inside
Brown Bird - Down To The River - The Devil Dancing
Roseanne Cash - Black Cadillac
Bonnie Raitt - Right Down The Line - Slipstream
Star Anna & The Laughing Dogs - Where I Come From - The Only Thing That Matters
Peter Case - Every 24 Hours - Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
The Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
Shook Twins - Potter's Daughter - Window
Chuck Prophet - Willie Mays Is Up At Bat - Temple Beautiful

4pm
Coyote Grace - I'm On Fire - Now Take Flight
Brad Moore - Be Real - That Old Texas Groove
Davey O - No Money Down - Testing For Rust
Waz e James - All Night Long - Noisy Trucks
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - Get It While You Can - Old Gold
Little Feat - Candy Man Blues - Rooster Rag
Honeycutters - Penny - When Bitter Met Sweet
Brothers Comatose - Dead Flowers - Songs From The Stoop
Water Tower Bucket Boys - Crooked Road - Sole Kitchen
Drive By Truckers - The Righteous Path - Brighter Than Creations Dark
A J Downing - American Junkie - Good Day
Twisted Whistle - Lost Coast Highway - Through The Mill
The Band Heathens - Jackson Square - Live At Antones

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Routes & Branches 8/18/12


The Honeycutters from Ashville, NC stopped by the KRVM studio this week and played us a couple of tunes from their new CD "When Bitter Met Sweet". Songwriter and Vocalist Amanda Anne Platt has a wonderful sultry sounding voice that has that brings that old time country feel to her songs. Platt is backed up by a stellar group of musicians that bring her songs to life with intricate guitar and mandolin riffs. Although "When Bitter Met Sweet" is only their second CD, the Honeycutters have that seasoned feel of a band that has been playing together for decades. I look forward to hearing from them again down the road.


Artist-Song-Source
3pm
Little Feat - One Breath At A Time - Rooster Rag

Brad Moore - Is Anybody Going To San Antone? - That Old Texas Groove
Brad Moore - Stagger Lee - That Old Texas Groove
Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios - Hole In My Heart - The Dream
The Sugar Beets - The Reason We Make Love - Secret To Happiness
Robin & Linda Williams - Looking For Love - These Old Dark Hills
Beth Wood - Doing This Dance - The Weather Inside
John Shipe - If You Were Me - Pollyanna
Kasey Chambers - Rattlin' Bones - Rattlin' Bones
Leftover Salmon - Bayou Town - Aquatic Hitchhiker
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Love Has Something Else To Say - Everybody's Talkin'

4pm
Honeycutters - Getting' Good at Waiting - Live In The KRVM Studio
Honeycutters - 90 Miles (The Tennessee Song) - Live In The KRVM Studio
Honeycutters - Fancy Car - When Bitter Met Sweet
Derek Hoke - Hope We Make It On Love - Waiting All Night
Grant Peeples - Pole Dancing To Gospel Hymns - Prior Convictions
Shook Twins - Potter's Daughter - Window
Old & In The Way - Pig In A Pen - Breakdown
Johnny Pierre - Pig Meat - Prayers Before Sleeping
Willie Nelson - Come On Up to The House - Heroes
Davey O - Ev'ry Single Day - Testing For Rust
Brown Chicken Brown Cow Stringband - Hate to Be The One - It's A Deep Subject

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Routes & Branches 8/11/12


I was introduced to Wayne Drury this weekend (pictued here with Greg Vollstedt, myself and Kaitlin Anderson). Drury was a prolific songwriter here in the Eugene area during the late '60s and early '70s and was the front man for the band Jackdaw. Drury wrote so many songs that some were preformed only a couple of times before being lost, while others have carried on and been preserved. By the late '70s Drury's battle with MS made playing and singing too difficult for him to carry on.
Last year after 40 years, former band mate and London resident, Rob Anderson collaborated with Wizz Jones to stage several shows in London featuring the lost songs of Wayne Drury. The shows were such a success that Anderson is now planning to return to Eugene this fall to preform with a new group of local musicians that have joined together with the goal of bringing Drury's music to the forefront once again. Hence the "Wayne Drury Project".
This week I played a set featuring some vintage tracks of Drury and his band Jackdaw. As we get closer to the November preformances of The Wayne Drury Project I will play some of the new versions of Drury's songs performed by the project members.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Gallows Pole - Americana

James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars - Money Talks - I'm Just Dead I'm Not Gone
Waz e James - Alcohol & Pills - Noisy Trucks
Waz e James - All Night Long - Noisy Trucks
Jackdraw - New York Central Line - Wayne Drury Project
Wayne Drury & Rob Anderson - Country Song - Wayne Drury Project
Jackdraw - Gas Station Girl - Wayne Drury Project
The Whopner County Country Allstars - City Limits - It's Too Loud
Kevin Bowe & The Okemah Prophets  - Waitin' For The Wheel - Natchez Trace
The Band Of Heathens - Medicine Man - Top Hat Crown & The Clapmaster's Son
Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday - Night Carry Me Back
The Be Good Tanyas - Draft Daughter's Blues aka Ootischenia - A Collection

4pm
The Be Good Tanyas - For The Turnstiles - A Collection
Tift Merritt - Sweet Spot - Traveling Alone
The Honeycuttuers - 90 Miles (The Tennessee Song) - When Bitter Met Sweet
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Lightning Bugs & Bar Flies/Stand By Me - Matadors
Burns & Kristy - Blue Paper Boat - Caravan
Davey O - No Money Down - Testing For Rust
Buskin & Batteau - Three Shots - Love Remembered, Love Forgot
Merle Haggard - Too Much Boogie Woogie - Working In Tennessee
Robert Earl Keen - Ready For Confetti - Ready For Confetti
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Rosalee - Big Moon Ritual
Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs - Like Rock & Roll Radio - God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise

Monday, August 6, 2012

Routes & Branches 8/4/12

A summertime mix of music this week starting with the new CD from Little Feat, "Rooster Rag". A lot of good tracks on this one which critics say is the best "Little Feat" CD ever.  Then on to a set of tunes to celebrate the life of Jerry Garcia from an Americana veiwpoint. Later on I counted down the top six CD's on the Freeform American Roots Chart for July starting with my top pick Old Crow Medicine Show's "Carry Me Back". I finished out the show with songs from several of the bands who will be at The Northwest String Summit this next weekend at Horning's Hideout.

There is music in the air and it's the best time of the year to get out and enjoy it live.


Artist-Song-Source

3pm.
Little Feat - Candy Man Blues - Rooster Rag

Old And In The Way - Midnight Moonlight - Breakdown
Jerry Gracia, David Grisman - Shady Grove - Shady Grove
Jerry Gracia, David Grisman, Tony Rice - Summer Time - The Pizza Tapes
Grant Peeples - Tears From Carmen's Eyes - Later Than You Think
John Fullbright - Jericho - From The Ground Up
Lyle Lovett - White Freightliner Blues - Release Me
Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday Night - Carry Me Back
Great Recession Orchestra - Baby Keeps Steelin' - Double Shot
Rodney Crowell - Anything But Tame - Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell

4pm.
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - Walking The Line - Old Gold
The Band Of Heathens - Willin' - Even More Songs Of Route 66 From Here To There
JP Harris & The Tough Choices - Cross Your Name - I'll Keep Calling
Neil Bjorklund - Yearbook - Light And Darkness
Danny Barnes - Rich Boy Blues - Rocket
Shook Twins - Time To Swim - Window
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Message In A Bottle - 17 Pine Avenue
7 Walkers - 7 Walkers - 7 Walkers
Yonder Mountain Stringband - Steep Grade, Sharp Curves - Mountain Tracks Vol. 3
Little Feat - One Breath At A Time - Rooster Rag

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Routes & Branches 7-28-12

The end of the month again and time to pick this month's favorite new CD's for the Freeform American Roots Chart (FAR Chart). My picks for this month are as follows:
1) Old Crow Medicine Show: Carry Me Back

2)VA: Kin; Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
3) Mack Evans: Pawn Shop Guitar
4) James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars: I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
5) Elizabeth Cook: Gospel Plow
6) Woody Guthrie: Woody At 100

I really like the new Old Crow Medicine Show CD "Carry Me Back". I think that it is their best album to date. With songs like "Bootlegger's Boy" and "Country Gal" OCMS will have you "Steppin' Out" on  a "Mississippi Saturday Night". What's not to like??

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Danger - The Road To Escondido

Slaid Cleaves - Pickin' California - Even More Songs Of Route 66
Hot Tuna - Mama Let Me Lay It On You - Steady As She Goes
Malcolm Holcombe - Trail O' Money - Down The River
Ry Cooder - No Banker Left Behind - Pull Up Some dust And Sit Down
Steve Earle - The Gulf Of Mexico - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
Elizabeth Cook - If I Had My Way I'd Tear This Building Down - Gospel Plow
Elizabeth Cook - Hear Jerusalem Calling - Gospel Plow
The Honey Dewdrops - Hills Of My Home - Silver Lining
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land - Woody At 100
Woody Guthrie - I Ain't Got No Home (In This World Anymore) - Woody At 100
Matt The Electrician - The Road - Even More Songs Of Route 66
Bill Kirchen W/ Maria Muldar - Ain't Got Time For The Blues - Word To The Wise
Emmylou Harris - Hard Bargain - Hard Bargain
Grant Peeples - Market Town - Prior Convictions
James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars - Truck Drivin' Man - I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars - Down In Mississippi - I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
Mack Evans - Big Bill - Pawn Shop Guitar
Mack Evans - Southern Rock - Pawn Shop Guitar
Mark Collie & His Reckless Companions - Someday My Luck Will Change - Alive At Brushy Mountain State Pen
Bryan Clark & The New Lyceum Players - Voodoo Flame - Southern Intermission
Rodney Crowell & Lee Ann Womack - Momma's On A Roll - Kin: Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
Old Crow Medicine Show - Bootlegger's Boy - Carry Me Back
Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday Night - Carry Me Back

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Routes & Branches 7/21/12

Lots of great Summer Concerts happening around the Northwest. Be sure to get out and enjoy some live music!!!
Be sure to tune in on Wednesday August 1st at 4pm. for a special Routes & Branches interview with Grant Peeples.


Artist-Song-Source


3pm
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Out In California
Jubal Lee Young - The Window Song - Jubal Lee Young
Old Crow Medicine Show - We Don't Grow Tobacco - Carry Me Back
Shook Twins - Potter's Daughter - Window
Brown Chicken Brown Cow Stringband - She Comes And She Goes - Gallop On You
Truckstop Honeymoon - Bargain Hunting - Homemade Haircut
Truckstop Honeymoon - Mardi Gras In Kansas - Great Big Family
Grant Peeples - Things Have Changed - Prior Convictions
Jason Eady - Sober On The Weekends - AM Country Heaven
Bonnie Raitt - Right Down The Line - Slipstream
Mack Evans - Pawnshop Guitar - Pawn Shop Guitar

4pm
James Luther Dickinson & North Mississippi Allstars - Money Talks - I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - Go Away, Stop, Turnaround,Come Back - Rare Bird Alert
The Steep Canyon Rangers - Between Midnight And The Dawn - Nobody Knows You
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - King Tut - Rare Bird Alert
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Sweetback Sisters - It Won't Hurt When I Fall Down From This Barstool - Looking For A Fight
Sweetback Sisters - Too Many Experts - Looking For A Fight
Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys - Life Of The Party - Long Lonesome Day
Little Feat - Stomp - Kickin' It At The Barn

Woody Guthrie - The Jolly Banker - Woody At 100
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land - Woody At 100
Woody Guthrie - Pastures Of Plenty - Woody At 100
Woody Guthrie - Them Big City Ways - Woody At 100

Monday, July 9, 2012

Routes and Branches Play List 7/7/12

Shotgun here filling in for Tim this week...













3pm
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Down for the Ride - 17 Pine Avenue
Drew Emmitt - Meet Me In the Morning - Across the Bridge
Lyle Lovett - Brown Eyed Handsome Man - Release Me
Mike + Ruthy - On My Way Home - The NYC EP
Neil Young - Far from Home - Prairie Wind
The Honeycutters - Getting Good At Waiting - When Bitter Met Sweet
John Fullbright - All the Time In the World - From The Ground Up
Dwight Yoakam - This Drinkin' Will Kill Me - dwightyoakamacoustic.net
Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons - Old Love - Old Believers
The Honey Dewdrops - One Kind Word - Silver Lining
Levon Helm - When I Go Away - Electric Dirt
The James Low Western Front - I Would Have You - Whiskey Farmer
Efren - If My Heart Don't Fail Me - Write a New Song
Damon Fowler - Third Rate Romance - Sugar Shack

4pm
Mike Surber - Beloved '37 - The Long Con
Elliott Brood - Northern Air - Days Into Years
Chris Thomas King - Like Father, Like Son - Me, My Guitar and the Blues
John Prine & Iris DeMent - In Spite of Ourselves - In Spite of Ourselves
Marley's Ghost - Wake Up Mama - Jubilee
Billy Manzik - Take This Bottle - Billy Manzik
Joe Ely - Me and Billy the Kid - Live at Antone's
The Doc Marshalls - You Must Have Loved Me - Look Out, Compadre
Dexateens - Grandaddy's Mouth - Singlewide
Sara Watkins - Take Up Your Spade - Sun Midnight Sun
Beat Farmers - Lonesome Hound - Tales of the New West
Tim Carroll - If I Could - All Kinds of Pain
Brigitte DeMeyer - Jeremiah's Blues - Rose of Jericho
Guy Clark - Cinco de Mayo In Memphis - Workbench Songs

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Routes & Branches 6/30/12

The highlight of this week's show was the second hour set of my 6 choices for this month's Freeform American Roots Chart. Here are my picks for this month.
1) John Fullbright: From The Ground Up (Blue Dirt)
2) Grant Peeples: Prior Convictions (Gatorbone)
3) Marley's Ghost: Jubilee (Sage Arts)
4) The Brothers Comatose: Respect The Van (Self)
5) Sara Watkins: Sun Midnight Sun (nonesuch)
6) Langhorn Slim & The law: The Way We Move (Ramseur)
When I read the one sheet for John Fullbright and it quoted James McMurtry as saying that Fullbright was "one of the most interesting new songwriters he had heard recently", I took a close listen. For being only 25 Fullbright writes and sings like he has way more years on the road than that.
It seems that my first two choices have a common homestead, Oklahoma. Grant Peepls is another musician  who is writin great songs. Timely and real lyrics for every day life in America.


3pm.
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - Fourth Of July - Out In California
Kasey Anderson - Mercy - Heart Of A Dog
Wilco - I Might - Wilco
Jalapeno Compadres -The Ride - The Ride
Elizabeth Cook - Every Humble Knee Must Bow - Gospel Plow
Alabama Shakes - Hold On - Boys & Girls
Blitzen Trapper -`Girl In A Coat - American Goldwing
The Band Of Heathens - Unsleeping Eye - Live At Antones
The Levon Helm Band - The Weight - Ramble At The Ryman
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Three Days Straight - Eternal & Lowdown
Hayes Carll - Stomp & Holler - KMAG YOYO
Yarn - Liquor Love - Almost Home

4pm.
The Dirty Guv'nahs - 3000 Miles - Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies
Langhorne Slim & The Law - The Way We Move - The Way We Move
Sara Watkins - You And Me - Sun Midnigh Sun
The Brothers Comatose - Pie For Breakfast - The Brothers Comatose
Marley's Ghost - Hank And Audrey - Jubilee
Grant Peeples - Market Town - Prior Convictions
John Fullbright - Moving - From The Ground Up
Chuck Cannon - This Old Guitar - Symphony Of Scars
JJ Cale - Rollin' - Rewind
Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers - Walking The Line - Old Gold
Pegi Young & The Survivors - Flatline Mama - Bracing For Impact
Neil Young - This Land Is Your Land - Americana

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Routes & Branches 6/23/12


This week I tried to play as much music and talk as little as I could. In addition to hosting my regular show I stayed overtime to cover our Acoustic Junction show which regularly follows mine. So you get 4 hours worth of play list this week featuring mostly performers who will be coming to Oregon this summer. I focused on three summer festivals starting with the Oregon Country Fair (July 13-15) followed by Pickathon (Aug 3-5) and NW String Summit (Aug 9-12). I also did a set featuring Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers along with Emmylou Harris who will be at The Cuthbert here in Eugene.

Either Acoustic or Electric I hope everyone catches some live music this Summer.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm.
Trailer Radio - Tune In / Football Widow - Trailer Radio
Trailer Radio - I'm Not Leavin', I'm Just Lookin' - Trailer Radio
Truckstop Honeymoon - Bargain Hunting - Homemade Haircut
The Sugar Beets - The Reason We Make Love - Secret To Happiness
Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons - The Road Home - Happy Book
Cory Chisel And The Wandering Sons - I've Been Accused - Old Believers
Bodeans - All The World - American Made
Lyle Lovett - White Boy Lost In The Blues - Release Me
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Message In A Bottle - 17 Pine Avenue
7 Walkers - Sue From Bogalusa - 7 Walkers
Leftover Salmon - Here Comes The Night - Aquatic Hitchhiker
Scott Chism & Better Half - Long Haul Steady - Long Haul Steady
Delta Moon - Walk Out In The River - Black Cat Oil

4pm
Blitzen Trapper - Love The Way You Walk Away - American Goldwing
Todd Snider - Brenda - Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
Langhorn Slim & The Law The Way We Move The Way We Move
Heartless Bastards - Parted Ways- Arrow
Todd Snider - Hill Country Rain - Time As We Know It
Nicki Blum - Stick With Me - Driftwood
Tara Stoncipher & The Tall Grass - Dogs - Recovery
Sara Watkins - You And Me - Sun Midnight Sun
The Shook Twins - Shine On - Window
Lewi Longmire Band - The Ballad Of Me And Sweet Marie - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
The Brothers Comatose - Modern Day Sinners - The Brothers Comatose
Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs - Like Rock & Roll and Radio - Live Fall 2010
The Brothers Comatose Pie For Breakfast The Brothers Comatose

5pm
Dear Calamity Jane - Me And My Dad - Dear Calamity Jane
Chris Smither - Hundred Dollar Valentine - Hundred Dollar Valentine
Marley's Ghost - This Old Road - Jubilee
Mary Flower - Goin' To Sit Down On The Banks Of The River - Misery Loves Company
Jerry Douglas - King Silkie - Traveler
Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys - Teardrops Turned To Snow - Long Lonesome Day
The Crow Quill Night Owls - Wake Up Sinners - Snake Liquor
Brown Chicken Brown Cow Stringband - She's Sexy When She Comes - ...It's A Deep Subject
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - You - Rare Bird Alert
Emmylou Harris - My Name Is Emmett Till - Hard Bargain
The Steep Canyon Rangers - Between Midnight And The Dawn - Nobody Knows You
Townes Van Zandt - Buckskin Stallion Blues - At My Window

6pm
Greensky Bluegrass - Freeborn Man - All Access Vol. 2
Danny Barnes - Misty Swan - Pizza Box
Yonder Mountain String Band - Too Late Now - Mountain Tracks Vol. 3
The Two Man Gentlemen Band - Please Don't Water It Down - Two At A Time
The Cave Singers - Swim Club - No Witch
The Wood Brothers - Shoofly Pie - Smoke Ring Halo
Neko Case - Red Tide - Middle Cyclone
Beth Wood - Backroads - The Weather Inside
Brian Cutean - Mississippi John N Taj - Guitared & Feathered
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Lightning Bugs & Barflies/ Stand By Me - Matadors
Mississippi John Hurt - Nobody Cares For Me - Last Sessions
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Routes & Branches 6/16/12
Our second Saturday of our Summer fundraiser here at KRVM. My thanks go out to all who donated this afternoon. The positive feedback of Routes & Branches was very encouraging. I will continue to bring "Our kind of Music" to the air each and every Satuday afternoon.
I'm looking forward to seeing Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks and their band tomorrow evening in Portland.  Although they cover a wide variety of music some of which doesn't fit in an Americana show, I can't get enough of Trucks guitar work and Susan has such a voice that ca't be beat. Together they make excellent harmony.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Rollin' & Tumblin' - Everybody's Talkin'

Great American Taxi - Olden Days - Paradise Lost
Leftover Salmon - Bayou Town - Aquatic Hitchhiker
Darrell Scott - No Use Living For Today - Long Ride Home
Tony Denikos  - High In The Low Country - Under The Church
James McMurtry - Just Us Kids - Just Us Kids
John Prine - Glory Of True Love - Fair And Square
Jerry Jeff Walker - Getting' By - Viva Terlingua!

4pm
Todd Snider - Jaded Lover - Time As We Know It
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter - Starlight Hotel
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - I'm Still Lovin' You - Kings & Queens
Rodney Crowell & Kris Kristopherson - My Father's Advice - Kin
Ryan Bingham - Hard Times - Mescalito
Willie Nelson - A horse Called Music - Heroes
Hayes Carll - Another Like You - KMAG YOYO
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Darling Be Home Soon - Everybody's Talkin'

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Routes & Branches 6/9/12

Today was the start of KRVM's Summer Pledge drive and I want to thank all of the listeners who called in to pledge their support of KRVM and especially my show Routes & Branches. I also want to thank anyone who pledged on our website. When I was talking with Ray Wylie Hubbard last week about Americana music and how to define it, He said that it was you our listeners who define what Americana is by listening to and supporting the music with your support of this station and program. Radio worth listening to is worth supporting. Everyone can be a member supporter of KRVM by going to our web site: http://www.krvm.org/ clicking on the "Pledge Now" button.

As part of my fund drive show I pulled out a few more older and vintage tracks including John Hiat, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, and James McMurtry. Of the new cuts this week I tried to put some connections together like playing Railroad Earth followed by Bovine Social Club since Tim Carbone of RR Earth was the producer for BSC, and I followed James McMurtry with John Fullbright because McMurtry said that Fullbright is one of the most interesting songwriters he has heard recently. I also like Neil Young and Crazy Horse's new CD "Americana". I like how they have put new life into some great old tunes.

Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Buddy Miller - Cattle Call - The Majestic Silver Strings

Ray Wylie Hubbard - Coochy Coochy - The Grifter's Hymnal
John Hiatt - Stolen Moments - Stolen Moments
Lewi Longmire - This Time - Fire 'neath The Still
Dave Alvin - What's Up With Your Brother - Eleven Eleven
Stagger & Sway - Rubber To The Road - Time Changes
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty - Together At The Bluebird CafĂ©
John Prine - Spanish Pipedream - In Person & On Stage
Slaid Cleaves - Green Mountains And Me - Sorrow & Smoke

4pm
Railroad Earth - Lone Croft Farewell - Railroad Earth
Bovine Social Club - The Rayban Song - Bovine Social Club
Drive By Truckers - The Righteous Path - Brighter Than Creations Dark
Delta Moon - Blues In A Bottle - Black Cat Oil
James McMurtry - Bayou Tortus - Just Us Kids
John Fullbright - Gawd Above - From The Ground Up
Neil Young - Gallows Pole - Americana
Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers - Women Like To Slow Dance - Rare Bird Alert
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Routes & Branches 6/2/12

It was a pleasure to have Ray Wylie Hubbard on my show this past weekend and a joy to see him perform with his son Lucas Saturday evening at the WOW Hall in Eugene. Hubbard says that it is the folks that listen to Americana music are the ones who define it. Whether it is folk, rock, country, bluegrass, singer/songwriter, or guitar player oriented, Americana is defined by the integrity and quality of the music and the musicians who perform it. We also talked about Hubbard's new CD called "Grifter's Hymnal" which seems to be a more personal album than others with songs like "Coricidin Bottle" and "Mother Blues" which relate to Hubbard's own history. My new favorite quote is the last line of "Mother Blues" which says " The days that I keep my gratitudes higher than my expectations, I have really good days." Words to live by.
Artist-Song-Source

3pm
Willie Nelson - Come On Up To The House - Heroes

I See Hawks In L.A. - Bohemian Highway - New Kind Of Lonely
Marley's Ghost - Hank And Audrey - Jubilee
Sara Watkins - You And Me - Sun Midnight Sun
Doc Watson & Richard Watson - Walk On Boy - The Three Pickers
Doc Watson & Richard Watson  - Daybreak Blues - The Three Pickers
Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs with Alison Krauss - Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - The Three Pickers
O'Brien Party Of 7 - Reincarnation - Reincarnation
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Count My Blessings - Live In The KRVM Studio
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - Live In The KRVM Studio
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Ask God - Grifter's Hymnal

4pm.
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Everybody's Talkin' - Everybody's Talkin'
Hank Williams III - A Good Hearted Woman - Long Gone Daddy
Langhorne Slim & The Law - The Way We Move - The Way We Move
Todd Snider - Jaded Lover - Time As We Know It
Alejandro Escovedo - San Antonio Rain - Big Station
Bodeans - American - American Made
Jason Eady - Sober On The Weekends - AM Country Heaven
Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs with Alison Krauss - The Banks Of The Ohio - The Three Pickers
Merchants Of Moonshine - Back Porch - More Than Whiskey
Leftover Salmon - Bayou Town - Aquatic Hitchhiker
Turnpike Troubadours - Before The Devil Knows We're Dead - Goodbye Normal Street