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.

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

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.


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

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

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

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.


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!

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: 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.


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

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.

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

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