Saturday, February 28, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/28/15

I have had so many new Cd's hit my mailbox lately that the only way to catch up was to play a bunch of them on my show today.
Here is what I played.

The Mavericks - Stories We Could Tell - Mono
Johnny Cash - Out Amoung The Stars - Out Amoung The Stars
Bill Hearne and Friends - Real Good Itch - All That's Real
The Last Hombres - Unforgiven Man - Odd Fellows Rest
Lilly Hiatt - Somebody's Daughter - Royal Blue
Gretchen Peters - When All You Got Is A Harmer - Blackbirds
Michelle Shocked - Come a Long Way - Arkansas Traveler
The California Honeydrops - When It Was Wrong - Honeydrops Live
Kevin Deal - Play Me a Country Song - Nothing Left to Prove
6 String Drag - I Miss the Drive-In - Roots Rock 'N' Roll
Ryan Culwell - Never Gonna Cry - Flatlands
Jon Dee Graham - Just Like That - Garage Sale
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating 
Martin Sexton - Remember That Ride - Mixtape of the Open Road
The Bros. Landreth - Runaway Train - Let It Lie 
Mike Childress - Gone - Gone
James McMurtry - How'm I Gonna Find You Now - Complicated Game 
Caroline Spence - Seeing Other People - Somehow 
The Keller Sisters - The Rock Bottom - House of Cards
Joanne Rand - Mr. Einstein - Still a Real World 
Brandi Carlile - The Eye The Firewatcher's Daughter
Mulebone - Keep on Movin' - Keep on Movin' 
Joe Pug - Burn and Shine - Windfall 
The Mulligan Brothers - I Don't Want to Know - Via Portland
Rob McHale - Irons and Chains (Dred Scott)  Fields
The Infamous Stringdusters - I'll Get Away - Let It Go

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/21/15

I first of all want to thank all of the listeners who contributed to KRVM during our recent pledge drive. You, truly are the people who keep this great community resource playing the music we all love to hear. Thank You!!!
Last week I ended my show playing a portion of Kind of Bird due to the fact that the song is 18 minuets long and I only had five left in the show. So, this week, after hearing it performed live last Thursday evening, I decided to start my show with it and let the whole track play. Something that is only found on listener supported radio like KRVM.
Doug Seegers performed in Portland last night after my radio show so I was featuring several tracks from his album Going Down To The River. After hearing him live I must say that he is the closest performer to sound like Hank Williams that I have ever seen. It was an enjoyable evening of country music performed as it should be. Barbara Lamb was excellent on the fiddle with just the right accent to Doug's guitar and voice, giving every song the right amount of swing.

Gov't Mule - Kind of Bird (Alternate Version) [feat. John Scofield] - Sco-Mule
Doug Seegers - She (feat. Emmylou Harris) - Going Down To the River 
Jorma Kaukonen - Bar Room Crystal Ball - Ain't in No Hurry
Ellis Paul - Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash) - Chasing Beauty
Johnny Cash - I'm Movin' On - Out Among The Stars 
Ryan Bingham - Radio - Fear and Saturday Night 
Pretty Gritty - Highway - Pretty Gritty 
James McMurtry - She Loves Me - Complicated Game 
James McMurtry - Copper Canteen - Complicated Game
Doug Seegers - Going Down to the River - Going Down To the River
Steve Earle - You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had - Terraplane 
Paul Kelly - Smells Like Rain (feat. Linda Bull) - The Merri Soul Sessions 
Susie Fitzgerald - The Hardest March - Restless 
Caroline Spence - Don't Call - Somehow
The Better Halves - For The Birds - All Over the Map 
Darren Hanlon - The Chattanooga Shoot Shoot - Where Did You Come From?
Doug Seegers - Hard Working Man - Going Down To the River
Jim Ed Brown - Am I Still Country? - In Style Again 
Humming House - Nuts, Bolts, And Screws - Revelries 
Doug Seegers - Gotta Catch That Train - Going Down To the River 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/14/15

I want to thank all of the listeners who called in this afternoon with their support for KRVM and especially Routes & Branches. Listener support is what keeps KRVM on the air. If you appreciate community radio like KRVM please help us continue to play the music you love by going to: and clicking the "Pledge Now" button.

I recently had a chance to talk with one of my guitar heroes Warren Haynes. Haynes will be in Eugene this next week with his band Gov't Mule and John Scofield. They are touring behind the new Sco-Mule album which was recorded 20 years ago with the original Gov't Mule line-up of Haynes, Woody and Abts. Naturally this album is more jazz oriented than other Mule albums with the influences that Scofield brings to the group.
Although I am a fan of Gov't Mule no matter what music they play, I am most found of Haynes work the Allman Brother's band and Phil Lesh & Friends. I was also pleasantly surprised to learn that he got his start playing in David Allen Coe's band back in the '80s.
Also part of today's show I played Rosanne Cash's Grammy wining song,  A Feather's Not A Bird off her Grammy wining album The River & The Thread  and Old Crow Medicine Show's album Remedy which picked up the Grammy for Best Folk album. The Blackberry Bushes  and The Mastersons will both be in Eugene this week so I played them as well.

Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird - The River & The Thread
David Allen Coe - Soul Shine - If That Ain't Contry
David Allen Coe - Willie, Waylon and Me - If That Ain't Contry
Allman Brother's Band - Midnight Rider - Live At The Beacon Theatre
Waren Haynes - Come & Go Blues - All My Friends Celebrating the songs & voice of Gregg Allman 
The Blackberry Bushes - Old Oak Grove - Little Bit of Grace
Old Crow Medicine Show - Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer - Remedy
Warren Haynes - I'll Be The One - Live at Cuthbert Amphitheater 7/3/01
The Howlin' Brothers - Big Time - Howl
Gov't Mule - Whisper In Your Soul - Shout!
Phil And Friends - Dire Wolf - Live At The Cuthbert Amphitheater 7/3/01
The Mastersons - Closer To You - Good Luck Charm
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had - Terraplane
Gov't Mule - Sco-Mule (feat. John Scofield) - Sco-Mule
Gov't Mule - Kind of Bird (feat. John Scofield) - Sco-Mule

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Routes & Branches 2/7/15

I put together a classic mix of the music I play on Routes & Branches for the first weekend of KRVM's Winter Pledge drive. As Dave and Phil started us off this afternoon it is the "Stuff They Call Money" that keeps public radio like KRVM alive and on the air. If you value this kind of radio programing, please go to and pledge your support to KRVM!!!

Dave & Phil Alvin - Stuff They Call Money - Common Ground
Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Usual Time -Terraplane (New)
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - The Same Road - Wake (New)
Old Crow Medicine Show - Doc's Day - Remedy
Ray LaMontange And The Pariah Dogs - Like Rock & Roll Radio - Live Fall 2010
The Stagger & Sway - Siskiyou - Fun and Games
Jerry Jeff Walker - Night Rider's Lament - Ridin' High 
Joe Ely - Live Forever - Satisfied At Last 
Justin Mather - Luckyman - Old Records (New)
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Summer Nights in New Orleans - Riding Mercury 
Buddy & Julie Miller - One Part, Two Part - Written In Chalk 
Lucinda Williams - West Memphis - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
Willie Nelson - Hard to Be an Outlaw - Band Of Brothers 
The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm - Good Luck Charm 
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Baby's Just As Mean As Me (feat. Eleanor Whitmore) - Terraplane (New)
Peter Case - A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere - Tulare Dust
Tom Russell - East of Woodstock, West of Viet Nam - Blood and Candle Smoke!
The Shed Shakers - Beers Below - The Shed Shakers 
J D McPherson - Let The Good Times Roll - Let The Good Times Roll (New)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Routes & Branches 1/31/15

I want to thank our new Americana DJ, Art, for sitting in for me this weekend while I had a little R & R with my wife. Here is what he played.
Leftover Salmon - Whispering Waters - Leftover Salmon
Slaid Cleaves - Texas Love Song - Still Fighting the War
Steep Canyon Rangers - Knob Creek - Nobody Knows You
Robert Earl Keen - 99 Years For One Dark Day - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (NEW)
Zoe Muth - I've Been Gone - Starlight Hotel
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line - Dreamin' - Wake
Nick 13 - 101 - Nick 13
Willie Nelson - Guitar In The Corner - Band Of Brothers
Jackson Browne - Leaving Winslow - Standing In The Breach
Alison Brown - Girl's Breakdown - Fair Weather
Rebecca Frazier - I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow - When We Fall
Bruce Springsteen - Tomorrow Never Knows - Working On A Dream
Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen - Hard Times - Out Of The Woodwork 

Jorma Kaukonen - In My Dreams - Ain't In No Hurry (NEW)
John Prine - You Stayed Away Too Long - Unsung Hero: A Tribute to the Music of Ron Davies
Pokey LaFarge - Day After Day - Pokey LaFarge
The Devil Makes Three - Judgement Day - Longjohns, Boots and a Belt
Buddy Miller - Wild Card - Midnight and Lonesome
Rob McCoury - Feudin' Banjos - The 5 String Flamethrower
Robert Earl Keen - Vincent Black Lightning - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (NEW)
Hot Rize - I Never Met a One Like You - When I'm Free
Lyle Lovett - Rosie - Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne
Del Barber - Country Girl - Prairieography
Floyd Domino & Maryann Price - Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring - Upfront
Augie Meyers - Prosperity Street - Loves Lost And Found
Shawn Sahm - Mendocino - Keep Your Soul - Tribute to Doug Sahm
Rodney Crowell - The Long Journey Home - Tarpaper Sky
Lucinda Williams - Stowaway In Your Heart - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
Honey Don't - You Can't Get Your Kicks on Route 66 - Honey Don't