Sunday, February 24, 2013

Routes & Branches 2/23/13

Several new Cd's in the mix this week. Highlights include The Mavericks "In Time", The Howlin' Brothers "Howl", Bobby Bare's "Darker Than Light" and The Cave Singers "Naomi".


Michelle Shocked - Arkansas Traveler - Arkansas Traveler
Michelle Shocked - Love's Song - Soul Of My Soul
Anna Krantz - Recharge My Heart - Foundation
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside - Party Kids - Untamed Beast
Lyle Lovett - San Antonio Girl - My Baby Don't Tolerate
David Jacobs-Strain - Treetop Flyer - Live From The Left Coast
The Mavericks - Back In Your Arms Again - In Time
Lewi Longmire - Girl On My Mind - If I Live To Be 100
Merle Haggard - I Wonder Where I'll Find You At Tonight - Kern River
Yarn - Blue Skies, Brighter Times, & Roses - Leftovers Vol. 2
Wood & Wire - Rambler's Blues  - Wood & Wire
The Howlin' Brothers - Tenessee Blues - Howl
Bobby Bare - Goin' Down The Road - Darker Than Light

Bobby Bare - Woody - Darker Than Light
Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special - The Essential Johnny Cash
Dale Watson & His Lonestars - I Lie When I Drink - El Rancho Azul
Shooter Jennings - Wild & Lonesome - The Other Life
Kris Kristofferson - My Heart Was The Last One To Know - Feeling Mortal
Mary Gauthier - Last Of The Hobo Kings - Live At Blue Rock
Laura Tsaggaris - Dig - Everyman
Susan James - Driving Toward The Sun - Driving Toward The Sun
The Cave Singers - No Tomorrow - Naomi
The Slide Brothers - Mortherless Children - The Slide Brothers
The Resolectrics - High Water - High Water
Richard Thompson - Stony Ground - Electric
The Cat Like Reflexes - Rome Has Fallen

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Routes & Branches 2/16/13

I finished today's show with Ray Wylie Hubbard's "Mother Blues" because our listeners showed their gratitude and exceeded my expectations which as Ray says makes for really good days. Thank you to all of our listener supporters which as we say put the power in Listener Powered Radio!!!


John Fogerty - Born On The Bayou - Premonition
Band Of Heathens - Mississippi Halfstep - Live At Sam Bond's Garage 8/26/12
Lewi Longmire Band - Vanport 1948 - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
Grant Peeples - Market Town - Prior Convictions
Jerry Jeff Walker - Night Rider's Lament - Ridin' High
Dave Alvin - Everett Ruess - Ashgrove
Yarn - On The Radio - Leftovers Vol. 2
Turnpike Troubadours - Before The Devil Knows We're Dead - Goodbye Normal Street
Conjugal Visitors - Ain't Got Jack - The Gang's All Here

Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams - Hippie In My House - Live At Hodi's
Townes Van Zandt - Buckskin Stallion Blues - At My Window
Hank Williams III - A Good Hearted Woman - Long Gone Daddy
Dwight Yoakam - Dim Lights, Thick Smoke - 3 Pears
The Slide Brothers - The Sky Is Crying - The Slide Brothers
Little Feat - One Breath At A Time - Rooster Rag
Corb Lund - Drink Like You Mean It - Cabin Fever
Hayes Carll - Drunken Poet's Dream - Trouble In Mind
Old Crow Medicine Show - Mississippi Saturday Night - Carry Me Back
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mother Blues - The Grifter's Hymnal

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Routes & Branches 2/9/13

A mix today of some old favorites, last year releases and a couple of brand new discs. We started our winter pledge drive today at KRVM. If you like the programing that I bring to the air on Routes & Branches, please go to and become a supporter of true community radio 91.9 KRVM.


John Hiatt - The Open Road - The Open Road
The Wood Brothers - Shoofly Pie - Smoke Ring Halo
North Mississippi All Stars - Mississippi Boll Weevil - Electric Blue Watermelon
J P Harris & The Tough Choices - Two For The Road - I'll Keep Calling
Dave Alvin - Nine Volt Heart - Ashgrove
Joe Ely - The Highway Is My Home - Satisfied At Last
Bob Bradshaw - High Water Rising - Home
Jimmy LaFave - Clear Blue Sky - Depending On The Distance
John Corbett - Me And Whiskey - Leaving Nothing Behind
Willie Nelson w/ Merle Haggard - A Horse Called Music - Heroes
Amanda Pearcy - The Story Of My Heart - Royal Street

Ruthie Foster - Stone Love - The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
Tom Russell - Out In California - The Rose Of The San Joaquin
Steve Earle - Valentines Day - Together At The Bluebird Café
Jim Page - Andres Raya - Head Full Of Pictures
Kris Kristofferson - Stairway To The Bottom - Feeling Mortal
Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together At The Bluebird Café
Johnny Cash w/ June Carter Cash - Jackson - The Essential Johnny Cash
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - I Lost The Job Of Loving You - Buddy & Jim
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty - Together At The Bluebird Café
Levon Helm - The Weight - Ramble At The Ryman

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Routes & Branches 2/2/13

A turn of the calendar this week has me making my choices of new releases for the January FAR Chart. My favorite was Chicago Farmer and his CD  "Backenforth, IL" which had great song writing.
Dale Watson & His Lonestars with his new one  "El Rancho Azul" and Kelly Willis & Bruce Robinson with "Cheater’s Game"  take me right down to Austin with their honky tonk sound.
Carrie Rodriguez is surly giving it all she has on her new CD "Give Me All You Got". Rob Lutes' CD "The Bravest Birds" and Daniel Romano's "Come Cry With Me" round out the final slots for the month.  
Hot Tuna - Mama Let Me Lay It On You - Steady As She Goes
Davis Coen - Hard Luck Café - Hard Luck
Grant Peeples - Last Night I Dreamed In Spanish - Prior Convictions
Rich Mahan - Tequilla Y Mota - Blame Bobby Bare
Nicki Bluhm - I Wanna Be Your Mama Again - Driftwood
Amanda Cevallos - I'll Never Honky Tonk You - I'll Never Honky Tonk You
Amanda Cevallos - Ready For The Times To Get Better - I'll Never Honky Tonk You
Chastity Brown - House Been Burning - Back-Road Highways
Marry Gauthier - Last Of The Hobo Kings - Live At Blue Rock
Daniel Romano - Chicken Bill - Come Cry With Me
The Brothers Comatose - The Van Song - Respect The Van
Rob Lutes - Ithaca Waterfall - The Bravest Birds
Max Gomez - Ball And Chain - Rule The World

Tim Easton - Help Me Find My Space Girl - Before The Revolution
Leroy Bell & His Only Friends - I'm Still Coming Home - Rock N Soul
Richard Thompson - Good Things Happen To Bad People - Electric
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - South To New Orleans - Buddy And Jim
John Hiatt - Drive South - Slow Turning
Lilly Hiat & The Dropped Ponies - 3 Days - Let Down
The Wood Brothers - Postcards From Hell - Loaded
Carrie Rodriguez - Devil In Mind - Give Me All You Got
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robinson - Born To Roll - Cheater's Game
The Steeldrivers - Burnin' The Woodshed Down - Hammer Down
Black Oil Brothers - Sodapop's Blooze - Black Oil Brothers
Dale Watson & His Lonestars - Cowboy Boots - El Rancho Azul
Riley Etheridge Jr. - Grace Will Wash Your Sins Away  - The Arrogance Of Youth
Chicago Farmer - The Jon Stokes Prison Break Blues - Backenforth, IL