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'

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