Saturday, January 24, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/24/15


Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley - Everywhere I Go - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
Jorma Kaukonen - The Other Side of the Mountain - Ain't in No Hurry (NEW)
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - You'll Always Be My Girl - Medicine (NEW)
Lyle Lovett - My Baby Don't Tolerate - My Baby Don't Tolerate
Left Coast Country - Ain't Found A Home - Pines Fly By
Robert Earl Keen - 99 Years For One Dark Day (With Peter Rowan) - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
The Howlin' Brothers - Night and Day - Trouble 
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West - Pocket Full of Dust - I'll Swing My Hammer With Both My Hands 
The Wood Brothers - Neon Tombstone - The Muse
Ryan Bingham - Fear and Saturday Night - Fear and Saturday Night (NEW)
Grant Peeples - Who Woulda Thunk It? - Punishing The Myth
Willie Watson - Mother Earth - Folk Singer, Vol. 1 
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band - Not a Song - Take It Like a Man (NEW)

Brant Croucher - 84 Boxes - Blanco County Lights (NEW)
Lee Ann Womack - Out On The Weekend - The Way I'm Livin'
Victor Krummenacher - Chemtrails - Hard To See Trouble Coming
The Vespers - Sisters and Brothers - Sisters and Brothers
Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis - Harper Valley PTA - Our Year
Todd Adelman - Oh Marie - Highways and Lowways
Tom Faia - Whole Lotta Trouble for a Little Bit of Love - Best Of Tom Faia (NEW)
Paul Kelly - Keep On Coming Back For More (feat. Clairy Browne) - The Merri Soul Singles, Vol. 1 (NEW)
 Whitey Morgan & The 78's - I Ain't Drunk - Whitey Morgan & The 78's
Danny Brooks & Miss Debi - This World Is Not Your Friend - This World Is Not Your Friend (NEW)
Corb Lund - Truck Got Stuck - Counterfeit Blues
Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones - Saddletone Boogie  -Ease My Mind
Trigger Hippy - Pretty Mess - Trigger Hippy 
Jimmy LaFave - For Everyman - Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/17/15

Well after reminiscing about all the great music that was released last year for the past few weeks, it felt good to play some new CD's that have come in recently. I also featured several of the artists coming to Oregon in the next couple of weeks.

Allman Brothers Band - Trouble No More - Fresh Picked #5
Ryan Bingham - Adventures of You and Me - Fear And Saturday Night (NEW)
Great American Taxi - Am Radio - Paradise Lost
The String Cheese Incident - Colorado Bluebird Sky - Song in My Head
Del Barber - Walking In A Straight Line - Prairieography
Left Coast Country - Bus Driver - Pines Fly By  
The Harmed Brothers Better Days - Better Days
Hard Working Americans - Wrecking Ball - Hard Working Americans
Whitey Morgan & The 78's - Honky Tonk Queen - The Mountain, The Barn And The 78's
The Band of Heathens - Jackson Station - Live At Antones
Willie Watson - Midnight Special - Folk Singer, Vol. 1
Todd Adelman - Red Headed Woman With a Gibson Guitar - Highways and Lowways
John Prine - Daddy's Little Pumpkin - The Missing Years 
Bill Kirchen - Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods - Hammer of the Honky-Tonk Gods 
True North - It's A Shame - Elsebound
Ventuckty String Band - Portland Town - Happenstance
Nickel Creek - Destination - A Dotted Line
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band  - Jim 3:16 - Take It Like a Man  (NEW)
The Wood Brothers - I Got Loaded - The Muse
Lyle Lovett - Rosie - Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne
Paul Thorn - Everything's Gonna Be Alright - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Trigger Hippy - Dry County - Trigger Hippy
Trey Hensley & Rob Ickes - Workin' Man Can't Get Nowhere Today - Before the Sun Goes Down (NEW)
James McMurtry - Too Long In The Wasteland - Too Long In The Wasteland 
Marcia Ball - The Tattooed Lady and the Alligator Man - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/10/15

So after spending a couple of weeks reviewing some of my choices for the monthly Freeform American Roots Chart, I have put together my choices for FAR & Away 2014 which I featured on this week's show. Of course these are MY choices. If you want to check out how all of the choices added up go to:

Since my show follows the Magical Mystery Tour, I played The Kinks to start my show. Muswell Hillbillies was one of my first albums. Who knew The Kinks were playing Americana before it was even popular. From there I took a musical journey through the Routes & Branches of My Kind Of music finishing with my 2 favorite albums of the year.

The Kinks - Muswell Hillbilly - Muswell Hillbillies + Katalogue
Taj Mahal and Gregg Allman - Statesboro Blues - All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman
Shooter Jennings - A Hard Lesson To Learn - The Other Live
John Hiatt - Marlene - Terms Of My Surrender 
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
John Fullbright - Until You Were Gone - Songs
Moot Davis - Walk Alone - Goin' in Hot
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - A Breaking Heart - Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Rodney Crowell - Frankie Please - Tarpaper Sky 
Zoe Muth - Mama Needs a Margarita - World of Strangers
Sarah Levecque - Next to Nothin' - Beautiful Defeat
Yvette Landry - It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Me & T-Coe's Country
Lucinda Williams - I Just Want To See You So Bad - Lucinda Williams 25 Anniversary
Bob Dylan and The Band - Folsom Prison Blues - The Basement Tapes Sampler

Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Hard Working Americans - Black Land Farmer - Hard Working Americans
Doug Seegers - She (feat. Emmylou Harris) - Going Down To the River
Dave & Phil Alvin - Southern Flood Blues - Common Ground 
Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer - Nighttime Is Here on the Valley - The Flower of Muscle Shoals
The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm - Good Luck Charm
Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis - Motor City Man - Our Year
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - High Brow Blues - Riding Mercury
The Stagger and Sway - Rubber to the Road - Fun And Games
Tim O'Brien - Origin of Species - Link Of Chain: A Songwriter Tribute To Chris Smither 
Trigger Hippy - Tennessee Mud - Trigger Hippy
The New Basement Tapes - Kansas City - Lost On the River 
My choices for the 2014 FAR & Away Chart

1 Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes
2 Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy
3 Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin: Common Ground
4 Doug Seegers: Going Down To The River
5 Old Crow Medicine Show: Remedy
6 John Hiatt: Terms of My Surrender

1 Trigger Hippy: Trigger Hippy
2 Doug Seegers: [Going Down To The River]
3 Hard Working Americans: Hard Working Americans

1 VA: All MY Friends, Celebrating the Songs of Gregg Allman
2 VA: Link Of Chain; A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither
3 VA: Look Again To The Wind; Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears Revisited

1 Lucinda Williams, 25 Anniversary
2 Bob Dylan & The Band, The Basement Tapes
3 The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies

1 VA: All MY Friends, Celebrating the Songs of Gregg Allman
2 Hard Working Americans, The First Waltz
3 Shooter Jennings, The Other Live

1 Yvette Landry
2 Sarah Levecque
3 Zoe Muth

1 Rodney Crowell
2 JP Harris
3 Moot Davis

1 Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis
2 The Mastersons
3 Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer

1 Tom Bukovac
2 Greg Leisz
3 Jens Kruger

1 John Hiatt
2 Matt Andersen
3 John Fullbright

1 T Bone Burnett
2 Will Kimbrough
3 Donna Mavity

1 Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Riding Mercury
2 The Stagger & Sway - Fun and Games

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/3/15

I continued this week with my recap of the albums I choose for the Freeform American Roots Chart during 2014 . Listening to these albums again is helping me put together my favorites for the end of the year picks for the FAR & Away chart. I will play those albums next week.

Karen & The Sorrows - Just a Little Heartbreak - The Names of Things
Suzette Lawrence & The Neon Angels - Texas State Line - Tear Up The Honky Tonk
The Mastersons - I Found You - Good Luck Charm
Jim Lauderdale - Doin' Time In Bakersfield - I'm A Song 
John Hiatt - Long Time Comin' - Terms Of My Surrender
Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones - Know - Ease My Mind
Sunny Sweeney - You Don't Know Your Husband - Provoked
Kenny Butterill - Hocus Pocus - Troubadour Tales
Paul Thorn - I Backslide on Friday - Too Blessed To Be Stressed
Curtis McMurtry - Ghost in My Bed - Respectable Enemy
Old Crow Medicine Show - Doc's Day - Remedy
Justin Townes Earle - My Baby Drives - Single Mothers
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen - Better Days - Cold Spell 
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Talking to the Wall - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - That Gospel Music - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
Jorma Kaukonen - Leave The Light On - Link of Chain: A Songwriters Tribute to Chris Smither
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - What I got - Riding Mercury
Lucinda Williams - West Memphis - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Katie Garibaldi - Lock the Door, Lose the Key - Follow Your Heart 
Angeleena Presley - Dry County Blues - American Middle Class
Keith Greeninger - Hop in the Truck - Soul Connection
Sarah Levecque - Just You - Beautiful Defeat
Trigger Hippy - Rise Up Singin' - Trigger Hippy
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - Railroad - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Marcia Ball - Human Kindness - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man
JP Harris and the Tough Choices - Give a Little Lovin' - Home Is Where the Hurt Is
Peggy Young & The Survivors - Lonely Women Make Good Lovers - Lonely In a Crowded Room
Doug Seegers - Going Down to the River - Going Down To the River