Saturday, October 31, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/31/15 Halloween

To get to do a show on Halloween comes along only once every eight years. so I took the opportunity to play some tunes that fit the day. Also in the mix were my picks for this month's Freeform American Roots chart*  and a wonderful in-studio appearance from The Talbott Brothers.

Don Henley - The Brand New Tennessee Waltz - Cass County* 
Amanda Pearcy - Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Ray Bonneville) - An Offering 
The Talbott Brothers - Running Man - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Talbott Brothers - Virginia - Live In The KRVM 
The Talbott Brothers - Heartland - Places
Sideroads - Spirit Hwy - Destinations 
The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Deep Ellum Blues - Heirloom Music 
John Flynn - Bury Me with My Guitar - Poor Man's Diamonds 
Chuck Cannon - The Ghost of Johnny Cash - God Shaped Hole
Johnny Cash - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky - The Legend
Rosanne Cash - Long Black Veil - The List
Guy Clark - The Guitar - Somedays the Song Writes You

Drive-By Truckers - A Ghost to Most - It's Great To Be Alive!
The Cox Family - Good Imitation of the Blues - Gone Like the Cotton*
Dave Rawlings Machine - The Weekend - Nashville Obsolete*
The Whiskey Chasers - Darlin Corey - Well for the Worse
Blitzen Trapper - Black River Killer - Black River Killer
Ryan Bingham - Ghost of Travelin' Jones - Mescalito
James McMurtry - Where'd You Hide the Body - Where'd You Hide the Body
Jim Lauderdale - Black Widow Spider - Soul Searching*
Mike Brown - Brown Bottle Blues - Just a Little*
Corb Lund - Run This Town - Things That Can't Be Undone*
David Allen Coe - The Ghost Of Hank Williams - If That Ain't Contry 
Dave Alvin - Murrietta's Head - Eleven Eleven
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams - Zombies! - Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk  Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/24/15

The band River Whyless stopped by the station this afternoon to play some tunes for my listeners. I really love to see young people embracing and expanding the boundaries of folk music. River Whyless does all of that by combining great vocal harmonies and traditional instruments with new ways to play those instruments like playing a banjo as a drum rather than picking the strings. They say that the root of a song starts with a guitar and vocals but then the band will experiment with various ways to play it until they like what they have created. The songs that make into the recording studio are the ones they like with some getting recycled or left behind. From what I heard today, River Whyless is ready to take folk music in a whole new direction.

Greg Allman - Melissa - Back To Macon GA
Amanda Pearcy - Pawn Shop Gun (feat. Jimmy Lafave) - An Offering 
The Cox Family - Honky Tonk Blues - Gone Like the Cotton
The Traceys - Harmony - Goin' Home
The Sugar Beets - The Green Alligator -Once Upon A Time 
Blitzen Trapper - Cadillac Road - All Across This Land
Yarn - Strikes & Gutters - Come On In 
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers - Queen of the Rodeo - Loved Wild Lost
John Flynn - Like Woody Done - Poor Man's Diamonds
Jonathan Byrd & The Sentimentals - On the Edge - Mother Tongue 
Dave Rawlings Machine - Pilgrim (You Can't Go Home) - Nashville Obsolete

River Whyless - Life Crisis - Live In The KRVM Studio 
River Whyless - Maple Sap - Live In The KRVM Studio
River Whyless - Miles of Skyline - River Whyless - EP
Horse Feathers - Old Media - So It Is With Us
The Wood Brothers - Singin' to Strangers - Paradise
Don Henley - No Thank You - Cass County
Corb Lund - Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues - Things That Can't Be Undone
Todd Grebe & Cold Country - Luckiest Man Here On Earth - Citizen
Mike Brown - Dallas - Just a Little
Summer Children - Mighty Fast Car - On the Go With Summer Children (feat. Leslie Wenzell)
Buzz Cason - Dodgin Bullets - Record Machine

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/17/15

I want to say thank you to all of the listener supporters of KRVM and especially those of you who pledged to help keep Routes & Branches on the air during our recent membership drive. I also want to thank Mike Meyer for sitting in for me last week while I was away.

New music as usual and several folks coming to town in the near future dominated today's play list. I had local band Jake McNeillie & Company stop by the studio to talk about their new CD "Dream Country".

The Sugar Beets - You're The Shine - Once Upon A Time 
Jefferey Foucault - Des Moines - Salt As Waves
JJ Ford - Perfect Saturday Night - Perfect Saturday Night
Blitzen Trapper - All Across This Land - All Across This Land
Daniel Romano - Strange Faces - If I've Only One Time Askin'
Corb Lund - S Lazy H - Things That Can't Be Undone
Flatland Tourists - Front Porch - Front Porch
Watkins Family Hour - Steal Your Heart Away - Watkins Family Hour
Dan Bern - Merle, Hank & Johnny - Hoody
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee
Dave Rawlings Machine - The Weekend - Nashville Obsolete
Shoebox Letters - Focus On My Drinking - The Road Not Taken
Luke Pruitt - My First Job - Songs of Home, pt. 2 
Warren Haynes - Wanderlust - Ashes & Dust
Jake McNeillie and Company - If This Is What Love Is About - Live In The KRVM Studio
Jake McNeillie and Company - Weatherworn Angel - Live In The KRVM Studio
Jake McNeillie and Company - I'll Be Forgotten -Dream Country
The Reverend Shawn Amos - Joliet Bound - The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You
Jim Lauderdale - Soul Searching - Soul Searching
Jim Lauderdale - I'm Just The Lookout - Soul Searching
Mike Brown - Just a Little - Just a Little
Jeremy Pinnell - The Way Country Sounds - Oh / Ky 
The Cox Family - Cash on the Barrelhead - Gone Like the Cotton
Thad Beckman - Ballad of an Aging Musician - Me Talking to Me

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Routes & Branches 10/3/15

This week is the beginning of KRVM"s fall pledge drive. Thanks to all of the listeners who called and supported KRVM especially Routes & Branches this afternoon. All the love is so heart warming, thank you.
Everyone who reads this blog can (& should) become a member of KRVM by going to: and  clicking on the donate now button.

Thanks, Tim

Steep Canyon Rangers - Radio - Radio 
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - It's Only Money - Django and Jimmie
Turnpike Troubadours - 7 Oaks - The Turnpike Troubadours
Dave Rawlings Machine - The Weekend - Nashville Obsolete 
Amanda Pearcy - Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Ray Bonneville) - An Offering
The Traceys - Cry Love - Goin' Home
John Hiatt - Tennessee Plates - The Best Of John Hiatt 
The Black Lillies - Hard to Please - Hard to Please
Ward Davis - Old Wore Out Cowboys (feat. Jamey Johnson & Willie Nelson) - 15 Years in a 10 Year Town 
The Ragpicker String Band - By Your Side - The Ragpicker String Band

Don Henley - Train In The Distance - Cass County
Yarn - Shine The Light On - Shine the Light On
Joe Ely - When the Nights Are Cold - Panhandle Rambler
Summer Children - Walkin' After Midnight - On the Go With Summer Children (feat. Leslie Wenzell)
Dale Watson - Nashville Rash - Best of the Hightone Years 
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars - I Lie When I Drink - El Rancho Azul
David Nelson Band - Rocky Road Blues - Once in a Blue Moon
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - Workin' Man - The Monsanto Years 
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - Can You Hear Me Love You? - Wasted
Buzz Cason - Record Machine - Record Machine 
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Mister Kicks - Lost Time