Sunday, September 28, 2014

Routes & Branches 9/27/14

For a long time now I have been a fan of Chris Smither. I like his song writing and his guitar playing style. Last month I received a copy of his latest CD "Still On The Levee" which is a recently recorded retrospective of his career, and then last week I received the new songwriter tribute to Smither called "Link Of Chain", so I decided to make Smither my feature artist today and play a couple of sets of his music by both him and some of the artists on the tribute album. 

Little Feat - One Breath At A Time - Rooster Rag
Dave Alvin - Link Of Chain - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Chris Smither - Love You Like A Man - Still On The Levee 
Mary Gauthier - I Feel The Same - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Mary Gauthier - When a Woman Goes Cold - Trouble & Love 
Lucinda Williams - West Memphis - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Tony Joe White - Willie And Laura Mae Jones - Deep Cuts
Jesse Winchester - She Makes It Easy Now - A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble
Dave Rawlings Machine - How's About You - A Friend of a Friend
Hot Rize - Blue Is Fallin' - When I'm Free
David Bromberg - The Fields Have Turned Brown - Only Slightly Mad
Jonny Two Bags - One Foot In The Gutter - Salvation Town
Finnegan Bell - Carolina Line - I Was Gone
Andrew Delaney - Wine & Roses - Stricken, Smitten, & Afflicted
Tim O'Brien - Origin Of Species - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Chris Smither - Up On the Lowdown - Still On The Levee
Bonnie Raitt - Love Me Like A Man - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither
Melissa Ruth and the Likely Stories - High Brow Blues - Riding Mercury
Joy B Band - Up Down and Sideways - Just Livin'
Hard Working Americans - Come from the Heart (with Rosanne Cash) - The First Waltz
Luke Winslow-King - Domino Sugar - Everlasting Arms
Lewi Longmire - Find Me A Woman - If I Live to Be 100
Rockin' Jason D. Williams - Hillbillies and Holy Rollers - Hillbillies and Holy Rollers
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - That Gospel Music - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning 
Los Lobos - On Main Street - Tin Can Trust 
Jorma Kaukonen - Leave The Light - On Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Routes & Branches 9/20/14

I watched the American Music Awards on Wednesday this week and since I wasn't Able to attend and many of my listeners were also stuck here in Eugene, I decided to feature the artists celebrated there on my show today. Also in the mix were some new releases as always.

Lucinda Williams - Burning Bridges - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bridge
The Band of Heathens - Maple Tears - Live @ The WOW Hall 2014
Rodney Crowell Fever On The Bayou Tarpaper Sky New West Records
Robert Ellis - Only Lies - The Lights From the Chemical Plant
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird - The River & The Thread
Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up - Southeastern
Ryan Adams - My Wrecking Ball - Ryan Adams Blue Note
Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson) - And the War Came 
Taj Mahal - I Pity the Poor Immigrant - The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal
Wayne Haught - Guitar Player - Fingers
Blitzen Trapper - Love the Way You Walk Away - American Goldwing
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Jailhouse - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Boogie Woogie Down the Jericho Road - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Dave Rawlings Machine - It's Too Easy - A Friend of a Friend 
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Patty Griffin - Ohio - American Kid
Sarah Jarosz - Fuel The Fire - Build Me Up From Bones
Douglass County Daughters - Let's Elope Baby - Going Home
The Milk Carton Kids - Honey, Honey - The Ash & Clay
Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer - Hard Working Americans
Hurray For The Riff Raff - I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright) - Small Town Heroes
Rod MacDonald - That's Why You Play the Game - Later That Night Blue
Jason Isbell - Super 8 - Southeastern
Lucinda Williams - Everything But The Truth - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bridge

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Routes & Branches 9/13/14

It is always a pleasure to have Mare Wakefield stop by the station and catch us up with her and Nomad's life and work. Formerly from Eugene Wakefield has now lived with Nomad in Nashville for Ten years and says it feels like her home now. She says that East Nashville feels a lot like Eugene.
Their new CD "Poet On The Moon" is an example of what living in Nashville has done for the couple. With help from a Kickstarter campaign they were able to hire Mitch Dane to produce this new album which allowed Nomad to focus on being a musician without the worries of producer too. He says that it really helps to get a few more ears listening to what your doing. With strong song writing "Poet On The Moon" is well worth taking a listen to.

The Band of Heathens - Mississippi Halfstep - Live @ Sam Bond's Garage 2012
Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats - Angeline - On This Very Evening
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Natural Thing To Do - I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands
Steve Poltz - Giving Thanks - Noineen Noiny Noin
Bill Wence - 555-2109 - Songs That Make Me Think About You
Lipbone Redding - Cowgirls Meet (On Guadalupe St.) - Esmeralda
Blackie And The Rodeo Kings - Gotta Stay Young - South
Hot Buttered Rum - Ramblin' Girl - Live In the Sierra
The Howlin' Brothers - Pack Up Joe - Trouble
Greensky Bluegrass - In Control - If Sorrows Swim
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen - Country Song - Cold Spell

Mare Wakefield & Nomad - The First Poet On the Moon - Live In The KRVM Studio 
Mare Wakefield & Nomad - Little Blueflowers and Butterflies - Live In The KRVM Studio 
Mare Wakefield & Nomad - Empty - Poet On The Moon Mare 
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender
Justin Townes Earle - Burning Pictures - Single Mothers
Waylon Speed - Smooth the Grain - KIN 
Nelson Wright - Ten O'Clock Blues - Orphans & Relics
Gavin Sutherlund - Down To The River - Tango At The Lost Cafe' 
The Bus Driver Tour - Truck Driver's Queen - Halfway Between
The Band of Heathens - Medicine Man - Live @ Sam Bond's Garage 2012