Sunday, May 26, 2013

Routes & Branches 5/25/13

I had Dennis Winslow, Dave Stricker, Stephanie Pranzetti and David Wall, otherwise known as the Portland band Shoebox Letters stop by the studio this week. They stopped by to preview a few of their new songs from the upcoming CD called "Crossing Words". Stephanie takes the lead vocal on "I Can Tell" an upbeat tune about young love. David wrote and takes the lead on "New Eyes Now" about changing one's outlook on a relationship. Dennis finished the set with a tune called "Boones Ferry Road" a country tinged rocker about facing the ghosts of one's past. I like all three tunes which showcase the diverse musical abilities of Shoebox Letters.

I had a conflict this week when both Corb Lund and The Black Lillies played a block away from each other on the same night. I hate it when that happens. Since my wife is a big Corb Lund fan, he won the decision, but I do like The Black Lillies' new CD "Runaway Freeway Blues" a lot.

Widespread Panic - Good Morning Little School Girl - Wood
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice It's All Right - The Whitmark Demos 1962-1964
Rosanne Cash - Girl From The North Country - The List
Blitzen Trapper - My Home Town - American Goldwing
Frank Bang & The Secret Stash - My Own Country Way - Double Dare
The Black Lillies - Smokestack Lady - Runaway Freeway Blues
John Fogerty - Born On The Bayou - The Long Road Home
Lewi Longmire And The Left Coast Roasters - Live With Love
Dave & Phil Alvin & Sheryl Crow - So Goddam Smart - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
Duane Allman - Goin Down Slow - Sky Dog The Retrospective
Shoebox Letters - I Can Tell - Live In The KRVM Studio
Shoebox Letters - New Eyes Now - Live In The KRVM Studio
Shoebox Letters - Boones Ferry Road - Live In The KRVM Studio
Switchback - Pour Me - Kanoka
Buddy Miller - Yellow Submarine - Let Us In Americana
Ryan Bingham - Heart Of Rhythm - Tomorrowland
Corb Lund  - The Gothest Girl I Can - Cabin Fever
Jason Isbell - Songs That She Sang In The Shower - Southeastern
Cascade Rye - Give Her Everything - Cascade Rye
Dominique Pruitt - Love Of Your Life - Dominique Pruitt
Widespread Panic W/ Col. Bruce Hampton - Fixin to Die - Wood

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Routes & Branches 5/18/13

It was good to be back in the studio after taking a week off to visit my family. Thanks to Nancy for sitting in for me.

The Americana Music association announce the nominations for this year's awards recently so I had a set starting the second hour of 4 of the 5 albums nominated for album of the year. I didn't have a copy of the Shovels and Rope CD "O' Be Joyful" which was also nominated.  Of the other 4 albums that I did play, I must say that it would be hard for me to choose one over the others as my favorite. I have played all of them several times on my show and I like several tracks on each CD. I also found it interesting that all of the album nominations except for John Fullbright were by duos that were also nominated for that category. It will be interesting to see who wins in September.

New tracks this week were from Jason Isbell, Eric McMann, Reed Turner, and the Doug Prescott Band. Also an interesting collaboration from John Mellencamp Steven King and T Bone Burnett on a musical called "Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County" which started out as a story which Mellencamp told to King and was premiered last spring in Atlanta. The sound track has several artists helping out with the music including Dave and Phil Alvin, Sheryl Crow, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson.

John Hiatt - We're Alright Now - Mystic Pinball
Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up - Southeastern
The Black Crows - Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - Wiser For Time
Eric McMann - The Red White And Blue - The Last American Songbook
The Black Lillies - Ramblin' Boy - Runaway Freeway Blues
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Down For The Ride - 17 Pine Avenue
Doug Prescott Band - Purple Heart In A Crown Vic - Blues In The Key Of Sea
Ryan Bingham & Will Dailey - Brotherly Love - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
Taj Mahal - Tear This Cabin Down - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
Blitzen Trapper - Love The Way You Walk Away - American Goldwing
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Chase The Feeling - Old Yellow Moon
John Fullbright - Moving - From The Ground Up
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robinson - Border Radio - Cheater's Game
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried my Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
Richard Thompson - Good Things Happen To Bad People - Electric
Corb Lund - Dig Gravedigger Dig - Cabin Fever
Reed Turner - Killed That Girl ('Cause She Was Killin' Me) - Ghosts In The Attic
Jason Isbell - Super 8 - Southeastern
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong - Spreadin' Honey
Blue Mule - Why? - This Way Or That
Dailey & Vincent - Back To Hancock County - Brothers Of The Highway
Tear Stained Letters - Nothing To It - Tear Stained Letters

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Routes & Branches 5/4/13

With the weather feeling like summer is already here in Eugene I felt like getting ready for all of the great summer shows by playing several live jamin' tracks this week!

A set of Wayne Hancock tunes to celebrate his recent birthday. For some reason I thought he was older than me. Maybe it's that great old timey sound he has.

Also new music from Marshall Chapman, Kim Richey, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Mike Archer and Ruth Moody.

I finished the show with a salute to the local Sasquatch Brew Festival this weekend with Corb Lund's 'Drink Like You Mean It'.

Levon Helm - The Weight - Ramble At The Ryman
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - So Where Ya Headed? / Pancho And Lefty - So Where Ya Headed?
Son Volt - Down The Highway - Honky Tonk
Wayne Hancock - Working At Working - Viper Of Melody
Wayne Hancock - Johnny Law - That's What Daddy Wants
Wayne Hancock - Home With My Baby - Ride
Marshall Chapman - Love In The Wind - Blaze Of Glory
Kim Richey - Breakaway Speed - Thorn In My Heart
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come From You - Love Has Come From You
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong - Live

Mike Archer - Shoulda Coulda Woulda - Shoulda Coulda Woulda
Ryan Bingham - Neverending Show - Tomorrowland
Steve Earle - Jerusalem - Jerusalem
Kasey Anderson - Nowhere Nights - Nowhere Nights
The Infamous Stringdusters - No More To Leave You Behind - We'll Do It Live
Whitewater Ramble - Beyer's Canyon - Roots & Groove
Railroad Earth - The Old Man And The Land - Elko
David Bromberg - Dark Hollow - Live New York City 1982
Ruth Moody - Trouble And Woe - These Wilder Things
Corb Lund - Drink Like You Mean It - Cabin Fever