Saturday, January 25, 2014

Routes & Branches 1/25/14

My wife was the one who turned me on to Matt Andersen over a year ago when she was searching for versions of "Wagon Wheel" on youtube, but until last night we had never seen him perform. And what a performer he is, an incredible guitarist, getting more out of an acoustic guitar than most of artists I have seen. He also has an amazing vocal range and sings with such feeling. Since I finally have some of his music to play for my listeners, I decided to make him my feature artist for today's show.
Lucinda Williams - Big Red Sun Blues - 25th Anniversary Live May 1989
Matt Andersen - Better Man Blues - Live From The Phoenix Theatre
Matt Andersen - Coal Mining Blues - Coal Mining Blues
Wild Ponies - Things That Used To Shine - The Americana Agency Sampler 2014
Alejandro Escovedo - San Antonio Rain - Big Station
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Gotta Stay Young - South
Steve Earle - The Week Of Living Dangerously - Essential Steve Earle
Gerald Smith - To The Grave - Out Standing In My Field
Matt Andersen - I Don't Wanna Give In - Coal Mining Blues
Matt Andersen - I Play The Fool For You - Live From The Phoenix Theatre
Gann Brewer - Moanin' Santa Rosa Jail Blues - Peddlers & Ghosts
Billie Joe & Norah - I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail - Foreverly

David Bromberg - Nobody's Fault But Mine - Only Slightly Mad
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbelly's - Lemon Squeezy - Release Your Shrouds
Shoebox Letters - There's A Cowboy - Better Times
Susan Cattaneo - Worth The Whiskey - Haunted Heart
The Devil Makes Three - Mr. Midnight - I'm a Stranger Here
Steep Ravine - No.37 - Trampin' On
Yonder Mountain String Band - Stright Line - EP 13
Matt Andersen - Home Sweet Home - Coal Mining Blues
Matt Andersen - If I Can't Have You - Live From The Phoenix Theatre
Ocean Carolina - Drink You Back Again - All The Way Home
Hard Working Americans - Welfare Music - Hard Working Americans
Matt Andersen - Workin' Man Blues - Live From The Phoenix Theatre

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Routes & Branches 1/18/14

I have been listening to Lucinda Williams 25th anniversary release of her self titled Rough Trade album and decided to make it my feature disc for today's show. Although this was her 3rd album, this was the first of Williams' albums to make radio air-play and for many of us, myself included, was the first time that we even heard of Williams. Listening back to the whole album again I was surprised as to how many of the tunes I not only recognized but had a strong appreciation for. If I was listening to this album as a new record today, over half of the tracks would be marked to be played on my show and it would be on my 'best of the year' list too.

Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee - The Pearl Sessions
Lucinda Williams - I Just Want To See You So Bad - 25th Anniversary
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue - The River & The Thread
Sugar In The Gourd - Honky Tonkin' - Sugar In The Gourd
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbelly's - Pass Me The Whiskey - Release Your Shrouds
Danny Schmidt -Better Off Broke - Instead The Forest Rose To Sing
Will Kimbrough - Dance Like Grownups Dance - Sideshow Love
Del Barber - The Sparrow And The Crow - Prairieography
Lucinda Williams - Big Red Sun Blues - 25th Anniversary Live May 1989
Reagan Boggs - Come To Me - Quicksand
Shantell Ogden - Looking For My Last - Better At Goodbye
Irene Kelly - Rattlesnake Rattler - Pennsylvania Coal
Oscar Isaac & T Bone Burnett - Hang Me, Oh Hang Me - Inside

Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore - Don't Let The Devil Ride - Love Runner
Alejandro Escovedo - Always A Friend - Real Animal
Red Wanting Blue - Walking Shoes - From The Vanishing Point
Lucinda Williams - Nothing In Rambling - 25th Anniversary Live May 1989
The Devil Makes Three - Stranger - I'm A Stranger Here
Hot Buttered Rum - Limbs Akimbo - Limbs Akimbo
Robert Earl Keen - Something That I Do - The Rose Hotel
Hard Working Americans - I Don't Have A Gun - Hard Working Americans
Railroad Earth - One More Night On The Road - The Last Of The Outlaws
Gann Brewer - Dogrunner (Craigslist Ad) - Peddlers & Ghosts
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Driftin' Snow - South
Steve Earle - Guitar Town - Essential Steve Earle
Lucinda Williams - The Nights Too Long - 25th Anniversary

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Routes & Branches 1/11/14

I started today's show with the Allman Brothers since news this week said that Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes would be leaving the band at the end of the year. This may mean the end of the band since Greg is getting on in years and may not want to continue performing.
I saw a great show by Red Molly last night and had to play their version of Robert Johnson's "Come On Into My Kitchen". They also performed "Coal Tattoo which I first heard on Rich Kirby  and Michael Kline's 1977 June Appal recording "They Can't Put It Back" when I was in high school so I had to dig out the album and play the track today.
I also had the opportunity to see Del Barber perform last week and was very impressed with his songs. I picked up both of his CD's and played a track off each.
The rest of the mix was mostly between new releases and artists coming to our area in the near future.

Allman Brothers Band - It's Not My Cross To Bear - SkyDog
Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan & Stark Sands - Five Hundred Miles - Inside Llewyn Davis
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not a Bird - The River & The Thread
Red Molly - Come On Into My Kitchen - Light In The Sky
Rich Kirby & Michael Kline - Coal Tattoo - They Can't Put It Back
Shoebox Letters - Anytime - Better Times
Tim Easton - Help Me find My Space Girl - Before The Revolution
Buddy & Julie Miller - Gasoline & Matches - Written In Chalk
Grant Peeples - Things Have Changed - Prior Convictions
Doug Paisley - Radio Girl - Strong Feelings
Del Barber - Country Girl - Prairieography
Del Barber - Right Side Of Wrong - Headwaters
Hot Buttered Rum - Honkytonk Tequila - Limbs Akimbo

Steep Canyon Rangers - Tell The Ones I Love - Tell The Ones I Love
Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore - Love Runner - Love Runner
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbelly's - My Side Of The Mountain - Release Your Shrouds
Susan Cattaneo - Worth The Whiskey - Haunted Heart
Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Medley: Swinging Doors, I'm A Lonesome Fugitive, Sing Me Back Home, Branded Man - Okie From Muskogee
Whitey Morgan & The 78's - Turn Up The Bottle - Whitey Morgan & The 78's
Railroad Earth - The Last Of The Outlaws - The Last Of The Outlaws
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong - The California Honeydrops Live
Will Kimbrough - When Your Loving Comes Around - Sideshow Love

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Routes & Branches 1/4/14

 "The Best Of The Rest"

It is so hard to narrow down a whole year's worth of new music to fit into a 2 hour show. With that said, there are still many CD's from last year that I like and still could not get to on today's show. With a couple of exceptions all of the discs I played were released last year. The first exception was the Whitey Morgan track which was released in 2010 but was added to my collection in 2013 when I saw him perform at Sam Bond's where he will be again next week. My second exception is the "Hard Working Americans" which is not even in stores till later this month but was released to radio in December and was my number one choice for last month's FAR Chart. 

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind - Made Up Mind
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - When You Get To Ashville - Love Has Come For You
The Infamous Stringdusters - The Place I Call Home - Road To Boulder
Fruition - Just One Of Them Nights - Just One Of Them Nights
Neko Case - That's Who I Am - Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County
The Slide Brothers - Motherless Children - The Slide Brothers
Will Hoge - Home Is Where The Heart Breaks - Never Give In
The Stray Birds - Loretta - Echo Sessions
The Railsplitters - Jackson Town - The Railsplitters
Donna The Buffalo - Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday - Tonight, Tomorrow And Yesterday
Elephant Revival - Grace Of A Woman - These Changing Skies
The Howlin' Brothers - Dixie Fried - The Sun Studio Sessions
The Devil Makes Three - Stranger - I'm A Stranger Here
The Whiskey Sisters - So Close To The Sun - The Whiskey Sisters

Beth Lee & The Breakups - One More Time Again - One More Time Again
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers - Little Too Late - Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
Wells The Traveler - Manchester - One For The Dreamers
Yarn - Shine The Light On - Shine The Light On
Whitey Morgan & The 78's - Honky Tonk Queen - Whitey Morgan & The 78's
David Bromberg - Nobody's Fault But Mine - Only Slightly Mad
Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank - When We Were Smokin' - Number One Contender
I See Hawks In L.A. Oklahoma's Going Dry - Mystery Drug
Los Lobos - La Bamba / Good Lovin' - Disconnected
Kristina Murray - The Year Georgia Ran Dry - Unravelin'
Della Mae - This World Oft Can Be - This World Oft Can Be
Hard Working Americans - Stomp & Holler - Hard Working Americans