Saturday, February 22, 2014

Routes & Branches 2/22/14

Anyone who knows me would say that I have a strong passion for live music, from local artists to national performers, which explains my absence for the past couple of weeks and how local guitarist Will Brown all ended up on today's show.
I saw Will perform over at Cosmic sometime last fall and totally enjoyed his finger style guitar playing. After completing his second CD of original tracks I suggested that he stop by and play some tunes for my listeners. You can find out more about Will and his music at:

The past couple of weeks filled me with so much music that I just had to share some of my favorite highlights today and I know that I did not get to all of them. Most notably absent from today's list are The Steep Canyon Rangers who were the host band on Mountain Song At Sea, but I will have plenty of more opportunity to feature them on future shows since they will be coming to Eugene in May. Cayamo has so much going on at one time that there are always some shows that I don't get to and two hours on the radio is not enough time to feature all the artists.
One of the best things about Mountain Song and Cayamo is hearing performers that I have never heard before. My first day on Cayamo I met some folks from New Mexico and I asked them who they suggest I check out and they said Max Gomez. I caught his first show on the boat and picked up his cd the next day. On Mountain Song my favorite new discovery was The Kruger Brothers. They made playing well look easy.
There are many memories that are special from this journey but I have to say that my highlight was sharing a beer with Dave Bromberg on the pool deck while watching John Fullbright preform.


John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar - The Best Of John Hiatt
Kris Kristofferson - Ramblin' Jack - Feeling Mortal
Max Gomez - Ball And Chain - Rule The World
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost Of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Tony Rice - Shady Grove - The Pizza Tapes
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Country Girl - Leaving Eden
Trampled By Turtles - Shenandoah - Duluth
Shawn Mullins - Light You Up - Light You Up
Elephant Revival - Grace Of A Woman - These Changing Skies
Brandi Carlile - Raise Hell - Bear Creek
Lyle Lovett - White Frieghtliner Blues - Release Me

Will Brown - Down The Highway - Live In The KRVM Studio
Will Brown - Reflections - Live In The KRVM Studio
Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby - Darling Corey - Cluck Ol' Hen
Greensky Bluegrass - 200 Miles From Montana - Live All Access Vol. 1
Hen House Prowlers - Drunk Again - Breaking Ground
Della Mae - Empire - This World Oft Can Be
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - The Train That Carried My Gal From Town - Buddy & Jim
David Bromberg - Tongue - Use Me
John Fullbright - Gawd Above - From The Ground Up
The Kruger Brothers - People Get Ready - Best Of The Kruger Brothers

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Routes & Branches 2/1/14

It was sad news this week when I heard about the passing of Pete Seeger. I was only 5 years old when my parents took me to my first Pete Seeger concert. I can remember the whole audience singing along with Pete which was his favorite part of performing. Pete was an inspiration to me because he made music that was accessible to everyone and often spoke of the struggles we all go through in this life. I learned several of his songs when I started playing guitar in high school. He is still an inspiration since he kept living his songs right up to the day he passed. God is counting on us now to continue Pete's work by keeping his music alive and well.

Today's show also had a guest appearance from Lindsay Lou Rilko who is better known as Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys. She stopped by without the Flatbellys this afternoon and shared with me some of her family history and how she became a member of the Flatbellys. She sang a beautiful a cappella tune she wrote called "Smooth & Groovy" with so much feeling that she filled our studio with the sound of her voice. 

Pete Seeger - God's Counting On Me… God's Counting On you - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger - You Are My Sunshine - American Favorite Ballads
Pete Seeger - Keep The Flame Alive - A More Perfect Union
Pete Seeger - Banks Of The Ohio - American Favorite Ballads
Pete Seeger - This Old Man Revisited - A More Perfect Union
Fred Eaglesmith - What It Takes - Tambourine
Hard Working Americans - Black Land Farmer - Hard Working Americans
Parker Millsap - Truck Stop Gospel - Parker Millsap
Shoebox Letters - Anytime - Better Times
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Blue Ridge Mountain - Small Town Heroes
Irene Kelly - Rattlesnake Rattler - Pennsylvania Coal
Rosanne Cash - World Of Strange Design - The River & The Thread
Jason Eady - Ok Whiskey - Daylight Dark
Railroad Earth - One More Night On The Road - Last Of The Outlaws
Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys - The Fix - Here Between EP
Lindsay Lou Rilko - Smooth & Groovy - Live In The KRVM Studio
Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys - Here Between - Here Between EP
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Reinventing The Wheel Of Love - South
The Wood Brothers - The Muse - The Muse
John Moreland - Oh Julia - In The Throes
David Bromberg - Keep On Drinkin' - Only Slightly Mad
Will Kimbrough - Dance Like Grownups Dance - Sideshow Love
Annie Ford Band - Calloused Hands - Annie Ford Band
Lucinda Williams - The Night'sToo Long - Lucinda Williams