Saturday, June 29, 2013

Routes & Branches 6/29/13

With the summer festival season beginning to heat up this next week I focused today's show around three festivals here in Oregon this next month, The Cascadia Music Festival (July 5th)http://ww, The Oregon Country Fair (July 12-14)  and The Northwest String Summit (July 18-21) The Shook Twins win the "Most Booked" award with an appearance at each of these festivals. I love summer in Oregon!!

I also played my choices for this month's Freeform American Roots Chart,
1) Slaid Cleaves - Still Fighting The War
2) Patty Griffin - American Kid
3)  Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture Of You
4) Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - Carnival
5) Tommy Malone  - Natural Born Days
6) Molly Venter & Eben Pariser - Goodnight Moonlight

Molly Venter & Eben Pariser - End Of The World Blues - Goodnight Moonlight
Shook Twins - Time To Swim - Window
Bruce Hornsby - The Valley Road - Here Come The Noisemakers
Railroad Earth - The Jupiter And The 119 - Railroad Earth
Tommy Malone - God Know's (Just Ain't Talkin') - Natural Born Days
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - The Bakers Boy - Carnival
Tracy Walton - Beer Is Now Cheaper Than Gas - If I Ever Get Away
John Shipe - Honky Tonk Romance - Yellow House
Brian Cutean - Theme From Handpainted School - Guitarred & Feathered
Jim Page - Andres Raya - Head Full Of Pictures
Black Prairie - For The Love Of John Hartford - A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart

Poor Man's Whiskey - Across The Great Divide - Like A River
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Lightning Bugs & Barflies/ Stand By Me - Matadors
The California Honeydrops - Here Comes Love - Like You Mean It!
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone - Middle Cyclone
John Hiatt - It All Comes Back Someday - Mystic Pinball
Guy Clark - El Coyote - My Favorite Picture Of You
Patty Griffin - Go Wherever You Wanna Go - American Kid
Leftover Salmon - Here Comes The Night - Aquatic Hitchhiker
The Brohters Comatose - Pie For Breakfast - Respect The Van
Keller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys - The Graveyard Shift - Pick
Slaid Cleaves - Rust Belt Fields - Still Fighting The War
Jimmy LaFave - Hard Travelin' - Woody Guthrie At 100 Live at The Kennedy Center

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Routes & Branches 6/22/13

A summer solstice mix of new Cd's, folks coming to our region of the country and catching up on this month's birthdays.

The Outlaws - Hurry Sundown - The Best of The Outlaws…Green Grass & High Tides
Waylon Jennings - Mammas Don't Let Your Babies - Ultimate Waylon Jennings
Kris Kristofferson - Ramblin' Jack -  Feeling Mortal
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - The Bakers Boy - Carnival
Kim Richey - Breakaway Speed - Thorn In My Heart
Misner & Smith - Madeline (Paradise Cracked) - Live At The Freight & Salvage
Carrie Rodriguez - Got Your Name On It - Live In Louisville
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings w/ Serena Rider - Black Sheep - Kings & Queens
Slaid Cleaves - Still Fighting The War - Still Fighting The War
Tommy Malone - Mississippi Bootlegger - Natural Born Days
Jerry Castle - My Style Of Crazy - Desperate Parade
Dan Weber - Hank & Jesus - Ash And Bone
Corb Lund - Bible On The Dash - Cabin Fever

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You - Love Has Come For You
The Black Lillies - Ramblin' Boy - Runaway Freeway Blues
Emmy Lou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Chase The Feeling - Old Yellow Moon
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash - Jackson - Cash The Legend
Steve Earle & The Dukes & Dutchesses - That All You Got? - The Low Highway
Marley's Ghost - Travelin' Teardrop Blues - Ghost Town
Jonathan Warren & The Billygoats - Brown Liquor - A Little Something Stronger Than Wine
Barna Howard - Horizons Fade - Barna Howard
Railroad Earth - Black Elk Speaks - Railroad Earth
Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture Of You - My Favorite Picture Of You
Mavis Staples - Far Celestial Shore - One True Vine
Jason Isbell - Different Days - Southeastern
Patty Griffin - Don't Let Me Die In Florida - American Kid

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Routes & Branches 6/15/13

A busy couple of days for me here at KRVM. Friday afternoon I had the Howlin' Brothers stop by and play a few tunes on their way to Sam Bond's that night.
The Howlin' Brothers have a great roots sound drawing inspiration from artists like John Hartford, Doc Watson and Mississippi John Hurt. Originally from  Ithaca, New York, the Howlin' Brothers now call Nashville their home where they find plenty of inspiration from the regular old time jams that take place  around town. Playing both original and traditional tunes, the Howlin' Brothers have a high energy performance that is sure to get you dancin'.
By going to the Howlin' Brothers show I was introduced to Whitey Morgan and the 78's, an Outlaw country rock band from Flint Michigan inspired by the likes of Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson. Needless to say, I was up a lot latter than I usually am.
For today's show I played the rest of my interview with Ryan Bingham that I recorded last week. Bingham is another one of those younger artists that I am enjoying watching perform. This time around he had a killer band, great lead guitar and a fiddle player that reminded me of Papa John Creach with his blazing leads. 
Finally, I am looking forward to seeing James McMurtry this next week  so I had to play a few more tunes to just get ready. I am also looking forward to seeing the opening band for this show, a band from Portland called Denver that I recently heard about from my friend Lewi Longmire who will be playing guitar for them on this tour with McMurtry.

Little Feat - Candyman Blues - Rooster Rag
Ryan Bingham - Tell My Mother I Miss Her So - Roadhouse Sun
Ryan Bingham & Will Dailey - Brotherly Love - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
Ryan Bingham - Heart Of Rhythm - Tomorrowland
Richard Thompson - Good Things Happen To Bad People - Electric
Cathern Maclellan - Stealin' - Silhouette
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong - Live
Drew Holcome & The Neighbors - Nothing Like A Woman - Good Light
Matt Bunsen & The Burners - Mr. Spaceman - Porch Party
The Stagger & Sway - Wyoming - Break Til You Bend
Whitey Morgan & The 78's - Honky Tonk Queen - Whitey Morgan & The 78's

James McMurtry - Painting By Numbers - Too Long In The Waste Land
James McMurtry - No More Buffalo - It Had To Happen
James McMurtry w/ Joe Ely - Slew Foot - Childish Things
James McMurtry - Just Us Kids - Just Us Kids
Denver - Hot Denver #2 - Denver
Heather Lingle - Leavin' Texas - Coyote Beauty
Robert Sarazin Blake with Jefferson Hamer & The Powderkegs - Hanging On - Put It All Down In A Letter
Donna The Buffalo - Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday - Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday
David Allen Coe - You Never Even Called Me By My Name - If That Ain't Country
Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark - Been Around a Long Time - Blind, Crippled And Crazy
Truth & Salvage Co. - Appalachian Hilltop

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Routes & Branches 6/8/13

Ryan Bingham was in town last night and put on a great show over at the WOW Hall.  I had the chance to talk with him over the phone as he travelled to Eugene. Since we were finishing up our summer fundraiser this weekend I only had time to play the comments he had about how public radio supports artists like him along with a set of his tunes. I will share the rest of the interview with my listeners next week when I have more time to talk. I will also play some of the crowd favorites from last night's show.

My thanks go out to all of my listeners especially those of you who contributed to KRVM during this fundraiser. As long as you keep paying the bills that keep the station on the air... I will continue to bring you the Americana each week on Routes & Branches. Thanks for your support.


Stagger & Sway -  Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
Jason Isbell - Different Days - Southeastern
Emily Herring - Austin (Ain't Got No) City Limits - Your Mistake
W.C. Beck & The Valiant Swains - Poor Man - Kansawyer
Denver - Toledo - Denver
James McMurtry - We Can't Make It Here - Childish Things
Denver - Dancin' With The Moon - Denver
The Howlin' Brothers - Delta Queen - Howl
The California Honey Drops - Here Comes Love - Like You Mean It!
Son Volt - Down The Highway - Honky Tonk

Poor Man's Whiskey - Here In California - Like A River
Ryan Bingham - Heart Of Rhythm - Tomorrowland
Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses - Country Roads - Roadhouse Sun
Ryan Bingham - Neverending Show - Tomorrowland
Shoebox Letters - Boones Ferry Road - Crossing Words
Sara Syms - Devil Came Around - Fade To Blue
Dwight Yoakam - Nothing But Love - 3 Pears
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - Walking The Line - Old Gold
Dan Weber - Hank & Jesus - Ash And Bone
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Let's Go Let's Go Let's Go - The Magic Door

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Routes & Branches 6/1/13

James McMurtry is coming to Eugene this month so I decided to make him my feature artist for this week's show. It was also the first day of our Summer membership drive and it didn't hurt that I had a few pairs of tickets to offer as an extra incentive to make a pledge of support to our community radio station, KRVM. James McMurtry is a big supporter of public community radio like KRVM and has been to our studios several times to perform on our airwaves. Thank you James for all of your support over the years.
Thank you also to all of the people who called in and pledged there support to Routes and Branches. Anyone can become a member of KRVM by going to our website and clicking on the pledge now button. Support from our listeners is vital for us to continue the programing you depend on from KRVM. Thank you to all of you who have contributed so far.

Hot Tuna - Mama Let Me Lay It On You - Steady As She Goes
James McMurtry - Just Us Kids - Just Us Kids
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Bluebird Wine - Old Yellow Moon
Frank Bang & The Secret Stash - This Is What It Is All About - Double Dare
Eric McMann - Redneck Hippie - The Last American Songbook
The James Low Western Front - Medicine Show - Whiskey Farmer
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Love Has Come For You - Love Has Come For you
The Black Lillies - Smokestack Lady - Runaway Freeway Blues
Sheryll Crow - Jukin' - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
James McMurtry - Too Long In The Waste Land - Live In Aught-Three

James McMurtry - Hurricane Party - Just Us Kids
Cascade Rye - Give Her Everything - Cascade Rye
Steve Earle & The Dukes & Dutchesses - After Mardi Gras - The Low Highway
Steve Earle & The Dukes & Dutchesses - Pocket Full Of Rain - The Low Highway
John Hiatt - You're All The Reason I Need - Mystic Pinball
Ryan Bingham - Neverending Show - Tomorrowland
Patty Griffin - Don't Let Me Die in Florida - American Kid 
Willie Nelson and Family - South Of The Border - Let's Face The Music and Dance
James McMurtry - The Govenor  - Just Us Kids