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

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