Saturday, May 19, 2012

Routes & Branches 5/19/12

This week I had several personal distractions so there wasn't much focus on the show today. So here are some random notes on the playlist.
 I can say that I did see Roger Cline and the Peacemakers when they passed though town this week. They seemed a little more rock n roll than I had expected from their description but I liked their show and I played a track they did at the show. Nancy Griffith sure has some attitude with her song "Hell No (I'm Not Alright)", and Joe Goldmark has some excellent pedal steel work on his new CD "The Wham Of That Steel Man". I like the new version of "Oh Susana" done by Neil Young. It is the only song I have heard off his new CD "Americana" and I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the disk. I just put my hands on a copy of the new live CD from the Tedeschi Trucks Band and although it is more Blues/Rock than Americana I sure do like it a lot and I'm looking forward to seeing them perform in Oregon next month. After reading an article in our local paper about Gregg Allman's new book which quoted Allman as saying that he believes in reincarnation with reference to Derek Trucks, I believe it too.


Dave Alvin - Ashgrove - Ashgrove
Roger Cline & The Peacemakers - Heaven On A Paper Plate - Unida Cantina
Loretta Hagen - No Until The Next Time - Mud And Stone
Deanna Cartea - Open Road - Open Road
Real Folk - In These Times - At The Brink
Nancy Griffith - Hell No (I'm Not Alright) - Intersection
Justin Townes Earle - Look The Other Way - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Fell About Me Now
Willie Nelson - Roll Me - Up Heroes
Lukas Nelson - Golden Rule - Wasted
Sonny Landreth - For You And Forever - Elemental Journey
Joe Goldmark - Riptide Rock - The Wham Of That Steel Man
Joe Goldmark with Keta Bill - Long As I Can See The Light - The Wham Of That Steel Man
Neil Young - Oh Susana - Americana
JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - Ride The River - The Road To Escondido

The Flatlanders - South Wind Of Summer - New West Records World Cafe
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Down For The Ride - 17 Pine Avenue
Levon Helm W/ Buddy Miller & Sam Bush - Wide River To Cross - Ramble At The Ryman
The Infamous String Dusters - Get It While You Can - We'll Do It Live
Hey Marseilles - Hold The Morning - To Travels & Trunks
Leftover Salmon - Bayou Town - Aquatic Hitchhiker
Grant Farm - I Come from The Country - Grant Farm
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Learn How to Love - Tedeschi Trucks Band Live
Yarn - Liquor Love - Almost Home
The Wandering - Mr. Spaceman - Go On Now, You Can't Stay Here
Mars Grass - Borderline - Mars Grass

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Routes & Branches 5/12/12

This week I had the pleasure of having The Shook Twins into the KRVM studio on there way to play a show over at the Axe & Fiddle. The first thing one notices when listening to The Shook Twins is their amazing twin harmony vocals which come from a lifetime of singing together even though they are still in their 20's. Drawing from indie folk to 60's pop The Shook Twins create a unique blend of Americana music that is inspiring and uplifting. I also like their use of old and new technology in creating their sound, Katelyn with an old telephone receiver to give a low tech sound to her vocals and Laurie by using loops and other electronics to give her banjo a beat-boxing effect.  The Shook Twins are making their mark on the west coast music scene.


JJ Cale - Waymore's Blues - Rewind

Leftover Salmon - Here Comes The Night - Aquatic Hitchhiker
Yarn - The Loner - Almost Home
David Jacobs-Strain - Treetop Flyer - Live From The West Coast
Carrie Rodriguez - Got Your Name On It - Live In Louisville
Danny Barnes - Wine - Rocket
Merchants Of Moonshine - Whiskey And A Rose - More Than Whiskey
I See Hawks In L.A. - I Fell In Love With The Greatful Dead - New Kind Of Lonely
The Wood Brothers - One More Day (Live) - Southern Ground Artists Compilation Vol. 2
Railroad Earth - Mighty River - Elko

The Shook Twins - What We Do - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Shook Twins - Shine On - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Shook Twins - Time To Swim - Window
Sonia Liegh - Bar - Southern Ground Artists Compilation Vol. 2
Sonny Landreth - Congo Square - Grant Street
Lisa Biales - Gypsy Woman Blues - Just Like Honey
Turnpike Troubadours - Gin Smoke & Lies - Goodbye Normal Street
Robert Earl Keen - Black Baldy Stallion - Ready For Confetti
Merle Haggard - Mama Tried - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Routes & Branches 5/5/12

 It is Spring time and the new releases are blooming. This week I'm really liking new CD's from Grant Peeples, who's "Prior Convictions" have made some music that matters. Also on this week's favorites list is the new Hank Williams III album "Long Gone Daddy". The lead title track, a remake of his Grandfather's "I'm A Long Gone Daddy" makes me feel like he is channeling his Grandfathers ghost.
I'm also liking Portland artist Dan Weber who's "Hank & Jesus" tune is also related to Hank Williams Sr.

The press sheet that came with John Fullbright's new disc "From The Ground Up" had a recommendation on it from James McMurtry so I knew that this was going to be good. In the second hour I went into "Rehab" with New Country Rehab along with a track from  J P Harris & The Tough Choices who we number one on the FAR charts this month. And I finished up with Chelle Rose's new Cd "Ghost Of Browder Holler" which was produced by Ray Wylie Hubbard and one from Hubbard's latest "The Grifter's Hymnal".


Grant Peeples - Things Have Changed - Prior Convictions

Grant Peeples - Market Town - Prior Convictions
Aaron Davis - Pass It On - Rear Veiw Mirror
Great American Taxi - Olden Days - Paradise Lost
Todd Snider - Pissin' In The Wind - Time As We Know It
Hank Williams III - I'm A Long Gone Daddy Long Gone Daddy
Hank Williams III - This Ain't Montgomery - Long Gone Daddy
Dan Weber - Hank & Jesus - Ash & Bone
John Fullbright - Satan And St.Paul - From The Ground Up
The Wronglers with Jimmy Dale Gilmore - In The Pines - Heirloom Music
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man - Leaving Eden
The James Low Western Front - Whiskey Farmer - Whiskey Farmer

Yarn - The Lone - Almost Home
Drew Emmitt - River's Risin' - Long Road
The Brothers Comatose - Modern Day Sinners - The Brothers Comatose
New Country Rehab - Ramblin' Man - New Country Rehab
Demolition String Band - Misfortune - Gracious Days
J P Harris & The Tough Choices - Badly Bent - I'll Keep Calling
Great Recession Orchestra - Sales Tax - Double Shot
Los Lonely Boys - Oye Mamcita - Keep On Giving: Acoustic Live
Los Lobos - West LA Fade Away - Tin Can Trust
Chelle Rose - Browder Holler Boy - Ghost Of Browder Holler
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Train Yard - The Grifter's Hymnal