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

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