Saturday, April 25, 2015

Routes & Branches 4/25/15

I had 3 members of the musical drama Romancing The West stop by the KRVM studios  this afternoon. They are putting together a western tour which will be bring the show to Eugene this summer and were in town to play a show more focused on the talent of Martin Gerschwitz one of the members of the cast who is currently on  a small western tour of his own. Gerschwitz also a member of Iron Butterfly represents the modern music era ('60's to present) of the Romancing The West show which covers the entire history of the western U.S. from pioneer days to the present in a musical, storytelling performance. You can find out more at:

I also had the chance to talk with Jeff Austin this past week about his upcoming show at the WOW Hall on Wednesday. I had planed to air some of our conversation on today's show, but I had some technical difficulties with my recording. Austin is very excited to be exploring new musical territory with his music and proud to be performing with Danny Barnes, Eric Thorin and Ross Martin on this tour. You can find more information about Jeff at:

Dave Alvin - Here In California - West Of The West
Gene Clark - Kansas City Southern - Two Sides To Every Story 
Martin Gerschwitz - Memories of Moscow - Treasures Of Life 
Sons of The Oregon Trail Christina and Velvet Bleu - Where My Home Town Went - Songs of the American West 
Shoebox Letters - One Minute More (Revised) - Buckle Up
Jimmy LaFave - Trying To Get Back To You - The Night Tribe
John Fullbright - Gawd Above - From The Ground Up 
Dwight Yoakam - Man of Constant Sorrow - Second Hand Heart
Drive-By Truckers - Primer Coat - English Oceans 
Sugarcane Jane - Ballad of Sugarcane Jane - Dirt Road's End
Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Usual Time - Terraplane

Feufollet - Tired of Your Tears - Two Universes
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers - Mr. Saturday Night - Loved Wild Lost
Jeff Austin - What the Night Brings - The Simple Truth
Jeff Austin - Shake Me Up - The Simple Truth
Max Gomez - Love Will Find A Way - Rule the World
James McMurtry - She Loves Me - Complicated Game
Crazy Chestur - Live a Life - Harvest Party
Shakey Graves - If Not for You - And the War Came
The Word - Chocolate Cowboy - Soul Food
Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves, & Smith - Shrimp Island Reel - The Brotet 
Willie Nelson - Roll Me Up - Heroes
Rhiannon Giddens - Waterboy - Tomorrow Is My Turn

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Routes & Branches 4/18/15

My thanks to Art for sitting for me this weekend.

The Pine Hill Project - I Know You Rider - Tomorrow You're Going [new]
John Hiatt - You're all The Reason I Need - Mystic Pinball
Pokey LaFarge - Actin' A Fool - Something In The Water [new]
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mr. Musselwhite's Blues - The Ruffian's Misfortune [new]
Lucinda Williams - This Old Heartache - Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone
The Malpass Brothers - Baby, We're Really In Love - The Malpass Brothers [new]
Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers - Goin' Steady - Shades Of The Past
Eilen Jewell - Fist City - Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn
Rodney Crowell - The Long Journey Home - Tarpaper Sky
Mavis Staples - There's a Devil On The Loose - Have A Little Faith [new]
Rhiannon Giddens - Round About The Mountain - Tomorrow Is My Turn [new]
Mark Knopfler - Lights Of Taormina – Tracker [new]
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - Take My Chances - Riding Mercury
Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Standin' on the Corner - Come On Back
Floyd Domino & Maryann Price - Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring – Upfront

The Steel Wheels - End Of The World Again - Leave Some Things Behind [new]
Elana James - Ripple - Black Beauty [new]
James McMurtry - Forgotten Coast - Complicated Game [new]
Tom Russell - Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts - Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs
Eliza Gilkyson - Great Correction - Beautiful World
Joe Ely - Live Forever - Satisfied At Last
Buddy Miller - Sneaky Snake - I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs of Fox Hollow
Sam Lewis - Things Will Never Be The Same - Waiting On You [new]
Jimmy LaFave - A Place I Have Left Behind - Depending on the Distance
Jack Ingram - Stuff That Works - This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark
Del Barber - Living With A  Long Way To Go - Prairieography
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash - Leave A Light On - New Old Story
Rodney Rice - Break Your Heart - Empty Pockets and a Troubled Mind [new]


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Routes & Branches 4/11/15


Levon Helm - The Weight - Ramble At the Ryman
Sarah Levecque - Beautiful Defeat - Beautiful Defeat
Mandy Rowden - Borrowed Time (feat. Redd Volkaert) - These Bad Habits
Eilen Jewell - I'm A Honky Tonk Girl - Butcher Holler
Kevin So - June Carter Cash - Countryside
The Band of Heathens - Unsleeping Eye - The Band of Heathens
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Mr. Musselwhite's Blues - The Ruffian's Misfortune
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Jailhouse - Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
Jerry Foster - I'm Gonna Quit - An Ol' Rebel Still Rockin'
Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away  -I Am What I Am 
Fruition - Whippoorwill - Just One of Them Nights
Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves, & Smith - Little Swamp Waltz - The Brotet

Richard Thompson - Take Care The Road You Choose - Sweet Warrior
The Cerny Brothers - Heart In A Bottle - The Cerny Brothers
Girls Guns & Glory - Be Your Man - Good Luck
Drive-By Truckers - Pauline Hawkins - English Oceans
John Moreland - High on Tulsa Heat - High on Tulsa Heat 
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Chase The Feeling - Old Yellow Moon
Dave & Phil Alvin - Key To The Highway - Common Ground
Rodney Rice - Short Walk to Hell - Empty Pockets and a Troubled Mind
Red Heart Alarm - Greendust - Hammer Anvil Stirrup
Old 97s - Longer Than You've Been Alive - Most Messed Up
David Bromberg Quartet - New Lee Highway Blues - Live In New York City 1982

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Routes & Branches 4/4/15

The Brothers Comatose are coming back to Eugene this week so I started and end the show with them. I'm diggin' on the new Ray Wylie Hubbard so I played a couple of tracks from "The Ruffian's Misfortune" I also counted down my six picks for The Freeform American Roots Chart (*) for the month of March.

The Brothers Comatose - Dead Flowers - Songs from the Stoop 
The Brothers Comatose - Modern Day Sinners - Respect the Van
Old Crow Medicine Show - Doc's Day - Remedy
Pert Near Sandstone - I'm Coming Home - The Hardest Part of Leaving
Shakey Graves - Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson) - And the War Came 
Brandi Carlile - The Eye - The Firewatcher's Daughter*
Melissa Ruth & The Likely Stories - High Brow Blues - Riding Mercury
Susie Fitzgerald - Restless - Restless
The Mavericks - Pardon Me - Mono*
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Bad on Fords - The Ruffian's Misfortune 
Hayes Carll - Drunken Poet's Dream - Trouble In MInd
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Down By the River - The Ruffian's Misfortune 
The Last Hombres - Mae West - Odd Fellows Rest *
Shoebox Letters - One Minute More (Revised) - Buckle Up
Jeff Austin - What the Night Brings - The Simple Truth
Asleep At the Wheel - Bubbles in My Beer (with The Devil Makes Three) - Still the King : Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys* 
Doug Adamz - High Class Lady - National Steel
Asleep At the Wheel - Trouble in Mind (with Lyle Lovett) - Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys*
Luther Dickinson - Yard Man - Rock 'n Roll Blues
Heather Maloney - Otherwise - Making Me Break
The New Basement Tapes - Spanish Mary - Lost On the River
Fruition - Mountain Annie - Just One of Them Nights
Steve Earle & The Dukes - You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had - Terraplane*
Justin Mather - Old Records - Old Records 
Rob Lytle - Drunk Girl - A Hypocrite of Heart and Hope
James McMurtry - Copper Canteen - Complicated Game*
The Brothers Comatose - 120 East - Respect the Van