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.

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

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.

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'

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.


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

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.


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

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