Saturday, April 26, 2014

Routes & Branches 4/26/14

An extra long show today since I covered for Acoustic Junction which follows my show each week.

I'm loving the new Rodney Crowell CD "Tarpaper Sky". Although I like some tracks better than others, every song on this album is good. Crowell's song writing is as strong as ever and I'm looking forward to playing more of this album on future shows.

Lucinda Williams - Nothing In Rambling - 25th Anniversary
Lindsey Lou & The Flatbelly's - Pass Me The Whiskey - Release Your Shrouds
Eliza Gylkyson - Midnight Oil - The Nocturne Diaries
Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers - If I Can't Trust You With A Quarter - Starlight Hotel
Black Prairie - For The Love Of John Hartford - A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart
Rodney Crowell - The Long Journey Home - Tarpaper Sky
Rodney Crowell - Fever On The Bayou - Tarpaper Sky
Willie Nelson & Family - South Of The Border - Let's Face The Music And Dance
Shooter Jennings - A Hard Lesson To Learn - The Other Life
Hank Williams III - I'm The Only Hell My Mama Raised - Ramblin' Man
Moot Davis - Just Left Home - Goin' In Hot
Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Live

Corb Lund - Bible On The Dash - Cabin Fever
Drive By Truckers - Hearing Jimmy Loud - English Oceans
Allman Brothers - Whipping Post - Selections From: Play All Night (Recorded Live at The Beacon Theatre 1992)
Matt Andersen - Better Man Blues - Live From The Phoenix Theatre
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Gotta Stay Young - South
Fruition - Mountain Annie - Just One Of Them Nights
Shook Twins - Shake - What We Do
Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters - Remedy - 45 single
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth

The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore - In The Pines - Heirloom Music
Arlo Guthrie - Ukulele Lady - Hobo's Lullaby
Greg Brown - Freak Flag - Freak Flag
Jon Sundell - The Eagle & The Sparrow - The Eagle & The Sparrow
Los Lobos - Tin Can Trust - Disconnected In New York City
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - Sun's Gonna Shine - Love Has Come For You
Steep Canyon Rangers - Camellia - Tell The Ones I Love
The Infamous Stringdusters - Where The Rivers Run Cold - Let It Go
Matt Andersen - Coal Mining Blues - Coal Mining Blues
Rich Kirby & Mike Kline - Coal Tattoo - They Can't Put It Back
Jackson Brown & David Lindley - Tu Tranquilo - Love Is Strange
Will Brown The Road Home Guitar Sketchbook

Mississippi John Hurt Trouble, I've Had It All My Days Last Sessions
Shawn Mullins The Ghost Of Johnny Cash Light You Up
Johnny Cash - Out Amoung The Stars - Out Amoung The Stars
Townes Van Zandt - At My Window - At My Window
Norton Buffalo & George Kahumoku - Another Day - From Paradise
The Sugar Beets - Swing That Music - Sweet Ride Home
Old & In The Way - Down Where The River Bends - Breakdown
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman - Stealin' - Shady Grove
Widespread Panic - Good Morning Little School Girl - 2012 Wood Tour
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott - Early Morning Rain - We're Usually A Lot Better Than This
String Cheese Incident - Colorado Bluebird Sky - Song In My Head

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Routes & Branches 4/19/14

I have been a supporter of Record Store Day for several years now and it just keeps getting better every year. So in honor of  Record Store Day  everything I played today was on vinyl except for 2 tracks which I only had on *CD.
This type of show brings out more of my roots since I have been collecting records since they were the only way to collect music, but it also gives me a chance to play some of the music that I don't normally play because I only bring CD's to the show.

I did buy a few new releases today, the first I played is actually a rerelease of some old Creedence Crearwater Revival hits from 1969.This was a sentimental purchase because I listened to all these tunes at my local bowling alley in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa when I was 8 years old, and it has a great cover photo of the band playing on a street corner. The white vinyl is pretty cool too.
 The second new release I played was from the Drive By Truckers,  called  "Dragon Pants". This EP appears to be extra tracks that did not make it onto their recent album "English Oceans". I played  "Grandpa Rock City" which I liked more than most of the tracks on "English Oceans". The final new track that I played was the entire side C (In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed) of the Allman Brothers  contribution to Record Store Day. It is the only side I have listened to so far and I looking forward to listening to the other 3 sides later this evening. If they are anything like side C, I am in for a treat. I will let you know next week.

Neil Young - Cowgirl In The Sand - Crazy Horse At The Fillmore 1970
JJ Cale - Any Way The Wind Blows - Okie
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze - One More From The Road
Creedence Crearwater Revival - Born On The Bayou - The 1969 Singles (new release)
Back In The Country - Proud Mary - Back In The Country
Buddy & Julie Miller - Gasoline & Matches - Written In Chalk
Charlie Daniels Band - Rainbow Ride - Million Mile Reflections
Widespread Panic - Tall Boy - 2012 Wood Tour
Drive By Truckers - Grandpa Rock City - Dragon Pants (new release)

Allman Brothers - In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed - Selections From Play All Night (Recorded Live at The Beacon Theatre 1992) (new release)
John Hiatt - Memphis In The Meantime - Bring The Family
Lewi Longmire Band - Vanport 1948 - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
Rodney Crowell - Shame On The Moon - Rodney Crowell
The Sugar Beets - Sweet Ride Home - Sweet Ride Home *CD
Jerry Jeff Walker - Night Rider's Lament - Ridin' High
Ray LaMontange And The Pariah Dogs - Like Rock & Roll Radio - Live Fall 2010
Dave Alvin & Chris Gaffney - Two Lucky Bums - Eleven Eleven *CD

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Routes & Branches 4/12/14

Little Feat - Easy To Slip - Sailin' Shoes
Eilen Jewell - You're Lookin' At Country - Butcher Holler
Dwight Yoakam w/ Willie Nelson - If Teardrops Were Diamonds - 21st Century Hits
Moot Davis - Midnight Train - Goin' In Hot
RJV & Hell County Revival - As Fast As I Drink Whiskey - Three Ways From Sunday
The Whiskey Chasers - Darlin Corey - Well For The Worse
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - When You Get To Ashville - Love Has Come For You
Steep Canyon Rangers - Come Dance - Tell The Ones I Love
Fruition - Just One Of Them Nights - Just One Of Them Nights
Peter Mulvey - Lies You Forgot You Told - Silver Ladder
Truckstop Honeymoon - List Of Chores - The Madness Of Happiness
Robert Earl Keen - 10,000 Chinese Walk Into A Bar - The Rose Hotel
Richard Thompson - Stuck On The Treadmill - Electric
Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Review - She's A Killer - Last To Leave
Girls Guns And Glory - Be Your Man - Good Luck

Hank Williams III - Okie From Muskogee - Ramblin' Man
Son Volt - Down The Highway - Honky Tonk
The Blushin' Roulettes - Ballad To Biker Joe - Old Mill Sessions
Col. Bruce Hampton - Pharaoh's Kitchen - Pharaoh's Kitchen
Leon Russell - Come On Into My Kitchen - Life Journey
Steve Earle - I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Essential Steve Earle
Wayne Hancock - Ride - Ride
Johnny Cash - I Drove Her Out Of My Mind - Out Amoung The Stars
Bill Kirchen - Hot Rod Lincoln - Seeds & Stems
Matt Andersen - Let You Down - Weightless
Shook Twins - Shake - What We Do
The Stagger & Sway - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend
Lewi Longmire & The Left Coast Roasters - At Least In My Mind - Tales Of The Left Coast Roasters
Little Feat - Willin' - Sailin' Shoes

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Routes & Branches 4/5/14

It is not surprising that there are many unreleased recordings from Johnny Cash and if this new CD "Out Amoung The Stars" is any indication of what may come then we will have many more years of great new Cash. Johnny's daughter Rosanne is not doing too bad either with her CD  "The River & The Thread" sitting at #1 on the Americana charts for several weeks now. I was hoping that the Hard Working Americans would knock her off the top spot, but they dropped a notch to the Jackson Brown tribute album this last week so that idea seems to have disappeared.

I found it interesting that I had new CDs from Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings and Waylon Jennings all show up in my mail box at the same time. After listening to Jesse and Shooter's albums I could understand the timing, but I don't think Waylon was in on the release date and that his disk was just a coincident. Either way they made a nice family set of new tunes for the show.


Johnny Cash w/ June Carter Cash - Baby Ride Easy - Out Amoung The Stars
Johnny Cash w/ Waylon Jennings - I'm Movin' On - Out Amoung The Stars
Rosanne Cash - Modern Blue - The River & The Thread
Sara Jean Kelley - I Got A Man - The Waiting Place
Emmylou Harris - The Road - Hard Bargain
Richard Thompson - Take Care The Road You Choose - Sweet Warrior
Wink Keziah - Faithful Son - Cowbilly
Honey Don't - Rock And a Hard Place - Heart Like A Wheel
Del Barber - Walking In A Straight Line - Prairieography
Stugill Simpson - Life Of Sin - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
Moot Davis - Just Left Home - Goin' In Hot
Hezekiah Goode - Go Easy On The Ethanol - Two Billion Acres Of Salt

The Holmes Brothers - Stayed At The Party - Brotherhood
Jessi Colter - You Can Pick 'em Baby - Live From Cain's Ballroom
Waylon Jennings - Hittin' The Bottle Again - Right For The Time
Shooter Jennings - A Hard Lesson To Learn - The Other Live
Yonder Mountain String Band - All The Time - EP 13
String Chees Incident - Song In My Head - Song In My Head
Drive By Truckers - Primer Coat - English Oceans
Eilen Jewell - Nowhere In No Time - Sea Of Tears
Shook Twins - What We Do - What We Do
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
Merle Haggard - Honky Tonk Night Time Man - Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth