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.


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
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.

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
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:
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.

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
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

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