Saturday, November 30, 2013

Routes & Branches 11/30/13

Today's show was mostly a tour of the south with a few exceptions that included side trips to the New York folk scene revisited with the sound track from the movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" and to Colorado, to hear The Railsplitters and their debut CD. It seems like Colorado is the place for starting a bluegrass band these days. I like The Railsplitters, their chops are clean and smooth with excellent vocals.

I'm looking forward to seeing The Brothers Comatose and Shawn Colvin who are performing in our area in the next week, followed by the Tedeschi Trucks  Band at the Elsinor Theatre in Salem on Sunday, December 8th.

Artist- Song-Source

Charlie Daniels Band - The South's Gonna Do It Again - The Ulitmate Charlie Daniels Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd - T For Texas - One More From The Road
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind - Made Up Mind
Yvette Landry - 120 Proof - Should Have Known
Tony Joe White - Aligator, Mississippi - Hoodoo
Drive By Truckers - The Thanksgiving Filter - Go-Go Boots
Tom Paxton - The Last Thing On My Mind - Inside Llewyn Davis
Grant Peeples - Things Have Changed - Prior Convictions
Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus - Wrong End Of Love - Ray Of Hope
Chuck Cannon - This Old Guitar - Symphony Of Scars
David Newbould - Trying To Find The Good In Seeing Things - Tennessee
Copper & Coal - Kentucky Blue - Copper & Coal

Guy Forsyth - Red Dirt - The Freedom To Fail
James McMurtry - Hurricane Party - Just Us Kids
Great American Taxi - Poor House - Pardise Lost
The Rayburn Brothers Band - Go Down Easy - Back To California
Shawn Colvin - Get Out Of This House - A Few Small Repairs
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks - The Love I Have For You - The Love I Have For You
The Gloria Darlings - No Buying Time - Come Home To Me
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Wade In The Water - Everybody's Talkin'
The Railsplitters - Jackson Town - The Railsplitters
The Brothers Comatose - Pie For Breakfast - Respect The Van
Band Of Heathens - Shotgun - Sunday Morning Record

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Routes & Branches 11/23/13

The Band of Heathens were in town last night and put on a great show to a packed house. I must say that they have great sound, well mixed, loud enough to fill the room without breaking your eardrums. And after seeing them perform their new songs live, I have more appreciation for their new CD "Sunday Morning Record".

I'm also liking the new single from Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider's new band, I can't wait to here the rest of the album. Bruce Hornsby is continuing to mix it up with bluegrass musicians,  this time teaming up with The Infamous String Dusters. I have also been enjoying Patterson Hood among others on a tribute CD to Bob "Slim" Dunlap who is best known as the lead guitarist for The Replacements. And , finally a Happy Birthday To Zoe Muth tomorrow.


Levon Helm - Rag Mama Rag - Ramble At The Ryman
Band Of Heathens - One More Trip - Sunday Morning Record
Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture Of You - My Favorite Picture Of You
Band Of Heathens - The Same Picture - Sunday Morning Record
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women - Nana & Jim - Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Hard Working Americans - Down To The Well - Down To The Well
Mark Knopfler - Red Bud Tree - Privateering
JD & The Straight Shot - Midnight Run - Midnight Run
The Devil Makes Three - Stranger - I'm A Stranger Here
Ricky Scaggs & Bruce Hornsby - Bluegrass Breakdown - Cluck Ol' Hen
The Infamous String Dusters Feat. Bruce Hornsby - Road To Boulder - Road To Boulder
Ricky Scaggs & Bruce Hornsby - The Way It Is - Cluck Ol' Hen
Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers - Hate This Town - Songs for Slim

John Hiatt - Seven Little Indians - Stolen Momnets
The Deadfields - Often Wrong, Never In Doubt - Often Wrong, Never In Doubt
Willie Nelson - Bloody Mary Morning - To All The Girls
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Calling Out To You - Made Up Mind
The Fiddlin' Big Sue Band - When I Get Low, I Get High - The Fiddlin' Big Sue Band
Copper & Coal - The Whole Damn Bottle - Copper & Coal
Courtyard Hounds - Rock All Night - Amelita
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter - Starlight Hotel
The Smoking Guns - Sparks & Fire - 2 Guns
Hayes Carll - A Lover Like You - Trouble In Mind
David Allen Coe - Willie, Waylon & Me - Greatest Hits
Little Feat - Candy Man Blues - Rooster Rag
Elephant Revival - Grace Of A Woman - These Changing Times

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Routes & Branches 11/16/13

Aireene Espiritu from Oakland, California and The Hobos from the UK stopped by the KRVM studio this week and performed a couple of tunes before their show at the Axe & Fiddle. They are quite the interesting group who all met when Aireene was touring in Europe last year. Having a mutual appreciation for each other's music they joined forces touring now on both continents. It is so inspiring to hear young people from different parts of the world enjoying and creating new Americana music.

One of my other favorite road bands is going to be back in Eugene this coming Friday. Even after losing 2 of their original members last year, Band Of Heathens have a sound and groove that always satisfies my live music craving. Their new album 'Sunday Morning Record' has been compared with early Eagles, The Faces, The Band and even the Beatles. I started the with one of my favorite covers they do "Mississippi Halfstep" which I think they do as well as the Dead ever did. What ever they play it is always a good time.

Band Of Heathens - Mississippi Halfstep - Live @ Sam Bond's Garage 8/26/12
Grant Farm - (Ain't No) Nuthin' Gonna Stop This Train - Grant Farm
Hot Buttered Rum - Honky Tonk Tequila - Limbs Akimbo
Mary Gauthier - Sideshow - The Foundling
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty - Kerrville Folk Festival 1975
Wilco - Sunken Treasure - Being There
James McMurtry - Bayou Tortous - Just Us Kids
Rod Balch - Up The Road - Fort Worth 76102
Railroad Earth - Old Man And The Land - Elko

Aireene & The Hobos - I Think I'm Fallin' - Live In The KRVM Studio
Aireene & The Hobos - Stripy Socks - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Gloria Darlings - You Done Me Wrong - Come Home To Me
Patty Griffin - Truth #2 - Silver Bell
The Wood Brothers - Neon Tombstone - The Muse
The Harmed Brothers - When You See Me - Better Days
Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats - Greyhound - On This Very Evening
Shook Twins - Shine On - Window
Sarah Jarosz - Fuel The Fire - Build Me Up From Bones
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks - The Love I Have For You - The Love I Have For You
Jerry Jeff Walker - Charlie Dunn - Kerrville Folk Festival 1973
Band Of Heathens - Shotgun - Sunday Morning Record

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Routes & Branches 11/9/13

A busy day on Routes & Branches this afternoon. I had two show to give away tickets to Head For The Hills and Hot Buttered Rum both playing the WOW Hall next Friday and Saturday evenings respectively. I also had The Flannel Attractions from Jackson Hole, Wyoming into the studio to play a couple of tunes live before their show tonight at the Axe & Fiddle. What it all means is a bunch of 'Our Kind of Music' is happening in our area this next week.

 This week we also celebrated the birthdays of Dave Alvin, Chris Smither, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Neil Young and Susan Tedeschi .

I also want to thank Nancy Scott, one of our Acoustic Junction DJ's for sharing the Townes Van Zandt and the Kerrville Folk Festival CD's with me. I'm looking forward to sharing these more with my listeners on future shows.

Artist - Song - Source

Mark Knopfler - Gator Blood - Privateering
Townes Van Zandt - Wabash Cannonball - Live At McCabe's
Chris Smither - Don't Call Me Stranger - Time Stands Still
Dave Alvin  - Harlen County Line - Eleven Eleven
Head For The Hills - One Foot In The Grave - Head For The Hills
The Harmed Brothers  - Better Days - Better Days
Grant Farm - I Come From The Country - Grant Farm
Allen Toussaint - Get Out Of My Life Woman - Songbook
Ray Wylie Hubbard - West Texas Country Western Dance Band - Kerrville Folk Festival The Early Years
Jonathan Warren & The Billy Goats - Greyhound -  On This Very Evening
Poor Old Shine - Weeds Or Wildflowers - Poor Old Shine
Neil Young & The International Harvesters - Southern Pacific - A Treasure

The Flannel Attractions - Before you Came Along - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Flannel Attractions - Nothing Is Quite Beautiful - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Flannel Attractions - Better Part Of Me - The Flannel Attractions
Hot Buttered Rum - Limbs Akimbo - Limbs Akimbo
Grace & Tony - November - November
Blue Yonder - Bittersweet Road - Bittersweet Road
Susan Tedeschi -  Back To The River - Back To The River
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Rollin' & Tumblin' - Everybody's Talkin'
Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy - A Family Dinner - A Tell All
Cooper & Coal - Good Time Gal - Cooper & Coal
The Gloria Darlings - Come Home To Me - Come Home To Me
Lewi Longmire - Baby Take Me Home - Fire 'neath The Still

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Routes & Branches 11/2/13

A mix of birthdays, October FAR chart picks and a few new and old tunes thrown in to round out the show.
Birthday celebrations this week go to Delbert McClinton (73),  Guy Clark (72),  Kinky Friedman (69), JD Souther (68), and Lyle Lovett (57). We are also remembering Gram Parsons who was also born this week in 1946.

My October picks for the FAR Charts were Will Hoge 'Never Give In', Amos Lee 'Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song', Los Lobos 'Disconnected, The Jimmy Ray Guns, 'Company's Comin'', Southern Culture On the Skids ' Dig This' and Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos.

I have also been enjoying the new sound track for the movie 'Inside Llewyn Davis. The Coen brothers and T Bone Burnett have done it again. With a sound track this good I can't wait to see the film.

Gram Parsons - Return Of The Grievous Angel - Grievous Angel
Kinky Friedman - Sold American - Bi-Polar Tour
Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos - Crazy 'Bout An Automobile - Ry Cooder & Corridos Famosos Live
Garland Jeffreys - Truth Serum - Truth Serum
Ian Thomas Alexy - Day Of The Dead - Born On The Day Of The Dead
Teague Alexy - Quarter To Four - This Dance
Southern Culture On The Skids - The Fly That Rode From Buffalo  - Dig This
JD Souther - New Kid In Town - Natural History
The Jimmy Ray Guns - Wild Thing - Company's Comin'
Lyle Lovett - White Boy Lost In The Blues - Release Me
Allison Moorer - The One That Got Away (Got Away With My Heart) - Alabama Song
Steve Earle & The Dukes & Dutchesses - That All You Got - The Low Highway
Jeffery Foucault - Everybody's Famous - Horse Latitudes

Tony Joe White - Who Yoy Gonna Hoodoo Now? - Hoodoo
Oscar Isaac & T Bone Burnett - Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song) - Inside Llewyn Davis
Tom Paxton - The Last Thing On MY Mind - Inside Llewyn Davis
The Flatlanders - Shadow Of The Moon - The Odessa Tapes
Delbert Mc Clinton & Glen Clark - Been Around A Long Time - Delbert & Glen
Los Lobos - La Bamba/ Good Lovin' - Disconnected
Karen Hudson - Late Bloomer - Sonic Bloom
The Gloria Darlings - You Done Me Wrong - Come Home To Me
The Outlaws - Freeborn Man - Green Grass & High Tides
Amos Lee - The Man Who Wants You - Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song
Will Hoge - Bad Old Days - Never Give In
Guy Clark - LA Freeway - Songs And Stories