Saturday, March 28, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/28/14

Attention all Yonder Mountain String Band Fans out there; The band is doing well and sounding better than ever.
The addition of Allie Kral on violin and  Jake Jolliff  replacing former band member Jeff Austin on mandolin have turned out to be excellent choices for the band. Jolliff a former member of the band Joy Kills Sorrow when he won a 2012 national mandolin championship has the licks to easily fill the roll Austin had in the band. The addition of Kral to the line-up really adds to the YMSB sound in two very important ways. First by adding in stellar fiddle playing which previously had been an occasional treat at regular shows, and secondly by the fact that for the first time the band's vocal harmonies include a female voice, something the band says they are enjoying.
YMSB's 6th studio album "Black Sheep" is in the can but not due for release until June, but the band treated us to 3 of the new songs in the KRVM studios this afternoon. I must say that if the rest of the album sounds as good as these three tracks, I will be playing them all on this radio show.   

Yonder Mountain String Band - Black Sheep - Live In The KRVM Studio
Yonder Mountain String Band - Anna Lee - Live In The KRVM Studio
Yonder Mountain String Band - Landfall - Live In The KRVM Studio
Tim Obrien - My Girl Waiting For Me - Chicken & Egg 2010 
Asleep At the Wheel - Time Changes Everything (with Buddy Miller) - Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now - Terraplane
Mark Knopfler - River Towns - Tracker 
American Aquarium - Man I'm Supposed to Be - Wolves
Striking Matches - Trouble Is As Trouble Does - Nothing But the Silence 
Texas Martha & The House of Twang - Born to Boogie - Long Way From Home 
Marcia Ball - Like There's No Tomorrow - The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man

The Ben Davenport Band - Hell of a Day - Slow Start
Dan Weber - (I Deal With) Crazy All Day - What I'm Lookin' For
Jorma Kaukonen - Bar Room Crystal Ball - Ain't in No Hurry
Richie Furay - Some Day w/ Keb Mo - Hand in Hand
James McMurtry - How'm I Gonna Find You Now - Complicated Game
L L Cooper - The Real Deal - Dust Devil 
Pieta Brown - I Want It Back - Mercury
Iris DeMent - Sing the Delta - Sing the Delta
The Keller Sisters - The Rock Bottom - House of Cards
Mulebone - Keep on movin' - Keep on Movin'

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/21/15

A few weeks back I saw some folks busking outside the McDonald Theatre before the Devil Makes Three show. They sounded good so I asked them if they would like to play on my show sometime. Today "Ah Rats!" came by the KRVM studio and played a little ragtime for us. If you like what you heard, you can catch them at Cush on April 7th.

The Mavericks - Stories We Could Tell - Mono
Jerry Jeff Walker - Desperados Waiting For The Train - !Viva Terlingua!
The Last Hombres - Unforgiven Man - Odd Fellows Rest
Joe Pug - Burn and Shine - Windfall 
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Summer Nights in New Orleans - Riding Mercury 
Mary Gauthier - Last of the Hobo Kings - Live At Blue Rock
Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Tennessee Kid - Terraplane
Ray Wylie Hubbard - All Loose Things - The Ruffian's Misfortune
Michael Jerome Browne - Sliding Delta - Sliding Delta
Steven Graves - Jackson W/ Alysha Antonino - Mission Bell
Pieta Brown - I'm Gone - Mercury
Iris DeMent - The Night I Learned How Not to Pray - Sing the Delta
Good as Gone - Go Fast - Leave The Light On 
Ah Rats! - Minor Medley - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Ah Rats! - Rag Mama - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Ah Rats! - William Howard Taft - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Yonder Mountain String Band - Sideshow Blues - Mountain Tracks: Volume 5 
Greensky Bluegrass - Wings for Wheels - If Sorrows Swim
Tim O'Brien - All I Want - Chicken & Egg 
James McMurtry - Copper Canteen - Complicated Game
Asleep At the Wheel - Trouble in Mind (with Lyle Lovett) - Still the King : Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 
Patty Griffin - Wherever You Wanna Go - American Kid 
Jerry Jeff Walker - L.A Freeway - Ultimate Jerry Jeff Walker 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/14/15

My friend Art sat in for me while I was away today.
Here is what he played.
J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton - Ride The River - The Road To Escondido
The Belleville Outfit - Caroline - Wanderin'
Truckstop Honeymoon - Bargain Hunting - Homemade Haircut
Steve Earle - Hillbilly Highway - Guitar Town
Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line - Dreamin' – Wake [new]
The Whiskey Gentry - Clarkesville - Please Make Welcome
Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Saginaw, Michigan - Come On Back
The Deadfields - The Spark - Often Wrong, Never In Doubt
The Unwanted - It's Cool To Be Green - Music From The Atlantic Fringe
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - Do Your Part - Let's Leave This Town
Warren Zevon - Heartache Spoken Here - Mr. Bad Example
Lucinda Williams - This Old Heartache - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
John Starling - Willin' - Slidin Home
The Texas Tornados - Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone? - Best of the Texas Tornados

Hard Working Americans - Wrecking Ball - Hard Working Americans
Hey Mavis - What I Am Without You - What I Did [new]
Rodney Rice - Break Your Heart - Empty Pockets and a Troubled Mind [new]
Darrell Scott - Hopkinsville - Long Ride Home
Gurf Morlix - Ain't Going That Way - Fishin' In The Muddy
Lindi Ortega - Gypsy Child - Tin Star
Greensky Bluegrass - The Radio Blues - Tuesday's Letter
Greensky Bluegrass - Runnin' the Briars - Tuesday's Letter
Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women - Boss Of The Blues - Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women
Floyd Domino & Maryann Price - Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring - Upfront
The Honeycutters - Fancy Car - When Bitter Met Sweet
k.d. lang - Don't Be a Lemming Polka - Reintarnation
Robert Earl Keen - For Love - What I Really Mean
Marley's Ghost - It's All Over Now - Jubilee
John Prine - She Is My Everything - Fair & Square

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Routes & Branches 3/7/15

Well when I looking up my birthday notes I noticed that today was Townes Van Zandt's birthday, so he became my featured artist for today's show. I'm not sure when I started listening to Townes, probably around the same time I started listening to Steve Earle, which was so long ago that I couldn't put a date on it. My favorite recording of Townes is actually one in which he shares the stage with Earle and Guy Clark. Recorded in September of '95 Together At the Bluebird CafĂ© was a benefit organized by Susanna Clark (Clark's wife) as a benefit for the Interfaith Dental Clinic of  Nashville of which Townes had benefited from because of loosing a gold tooth which he mentions during the show. A great recording of three songwriters and friends.

The Infamous Stringdusters - Where The Rivers Run Cold - Let It Go
Townes Van Zandt - Katie Belle - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Guy Clark - The Cape - Together At The Bluebird Cafe 
Steve Earle - Delta Mama Blues - Townes
The McCrary Sisters - By the Mark - Let's Go 
Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta - Sing The Delta 
Pieta Brown - Mercury - Mercury
Townes Van Zandt - Tecumseh Valley - A Gentle Evening With Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt - Black Jack Mama - In The Begining
Townes Van Zandt - Walbash Cannonball - Live At McCabe's
Paul Thorn - Old Stray Dogs & Jesus - Too Blessed To Be Stressed

Josh Buckley - 4am - Blind Side of the Heart
Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle - I Ain't Ever Satisfied - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty - Together At The Bluebird Cafe 
Greensky Bluegrass - Wings for Wheels - If Sorrows Swim
Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer - Nighttime Is Here on the Valley - The Flower of Muscle Shoals
Screen Door Porch - Poor Elijah / Tribute to Johnson - Modern Settler 
The Better Halves - Wish We Could Go Out Tonight - All Over the Map 
Susie Fitzgerald - Restless - Restless
Zoe Muth - Too Shiny - World of Strangers
Steve Earle - Mr. Mudd And Mr.Gold - Townes
Townes Van Zandt - Waitin' For The Day - In The Begining
Townes Van Zandt - Ain't Leavin' Your Love - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Steve Earle - White Freightliner Blues - Townes