Saturday, December 26, 2015

Routes & Branches 12/26/15

My last show of 2015 so I played some of my favorite artists and albums from this year.
Happy New Year!

Greg Allman - Ain't Wastin' Time No More - Back To Macon GA
Billy Gibbons And The BFG's - Treat Her Right - Perfectamundo
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Rattlesnakin' Daddy - Lost Time
Banditos - Still Sober (After All These Beers) - Banditos 
Robert Earl Keen - Long Black Veil - Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions
The Nouveaux Honkies - Pancho and Lefty - Blues For Country
Jimmy LaFave - Trying to Get Back to You - The Night Tribe
Eilen Jewell - Needle & Thread - Sundown Over Ghost Town 
Amanda Pearcy - Pawn Shop Gun (feat. Jimmy Lafave) - An Offering
Asleep At the Wheel - Trouble in Mind (with Lyle Lovett) - Still the King : Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - It's All Going To Pot - Django and Jimmie
The Brotet - Little Swamp Waltz - The Brotet
The Wood Brothers - River of Sin - Paradise
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams - Surrender to Love - Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Jorma Kaukonen - When There's Two There's Trouble - Ain't in No Hurry
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys - Criminal Style - Ionia
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Baby's Just As Mean As Me (feat. Eleanor Whitmore) - Terraplane
Warren Hayes - Gold Dust Woman - Ashes And Dust
Drive-By Truckers - The Righteous Path - It's Great To Be Alive!
Session Americana - Willing to Be Lucky - Pack Up the Circus
Brant Croucher - Still The One - Blanco County Lights 
Thad Beckman - Street of Disaster - Streets of Disaster
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Down By the River - The Ruffian's Misfortune
Legendary Shack Shakers - Mud - The Southern Surreal
James McMurtry - Copper Canteen - Complicated Game

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Routes & Branches 12/19/15

I had the pleasure of having Steep Ravine into the KRVM studio this afternoon. The bay area band was in Eugene touring behind their second album "The Pedestrian".
I had to go looking in our bluegrass collection to find this CD and I found that they may be based in bluegrass, but Steep Ravine is on the edge exploring new interpretations of jazz, folk and pop. They said that adding percussion to their instrumentation has opened them up to being more than just a string band and brings new opportunity for musical exploration. This is a band I'm going to keep listening to as long as they play.

Otherwise, I played a bunch of tunes I only play this time of year. Happy Holidays Y'all!!!

Paul Simon - Getting Ready for Christmas Day - So Beautiful or So What 
Kinky Friedman - A Christmas Card From A Hooker in Minneapolis - The Loneliest Man I Ever Met
Todd Grebe & Cold Country - Let's Make Love for Christmas - Citizen
Davis Sisters - Old St. Nick - Christmas Boogie
The Whiskey Belles - Country Christmas - Nothin' Says Christmas Like Whiskey 
Ry Cooder - Christmas Time This - Year Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
James McMurtry - Holiday - Childish Things 
Shawn Mullins - Tinseltown - Light You Up
Lyle Lovett - The Girl With the Holiday Smile - Release Me
Robert Earl Keen - Merry Christmas from the Family - Live At the Ryman
Paul Thorn - I Don't Like Half the Folks I Love - Pimps And Preachers
Hayes Carll - Grateful for Christmas - KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories)
Thad Beckman - A Soldier Returns Home - Streets of Disaster

Steep Ravine - Lonesome Daybreak - The Pedestrian
Steep Ravine - The Waiting Blues - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Steep Ravine - Ocean Of Tequila - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams - Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning - Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Nickel Creek - Christmas Eve - A Dotted Line
Mark O'Connor - The Christmas Song - An Appalachain Christmas
Brian Cutean - Day Brought Love - The Sound Of Photosynthesis 
John Hiatt - Wintertime Blues - Master of Disaster
Larry Stevensen - Good Ol'Country Christmas - Good Ol'Country Christmas  
Steve Earle - Christmas In Washington - El Corazon 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Routes & Branches 12/12/15

3 pm
Billy Gibbins and The BFG's - Pickin'Up Chicks On Dowling Street - Perfectamundo 
Jason Isbell - 24 Frames - Something More Than Free 
Jeffrey Foucault - Des Moines - Salt as Wolves
Keith Rea - A Girl In Longview Texas - Life's an Open Road
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn - And Am I Born To Die - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Trout Steak Revival - Colorado River - Brighter Every Day
Charm City Junction - I've Got a Woman - Charm City Junction
Robert Earl Keen - 1952 Vincent Black Lighting - Happy Prisoner
Dulcie Taylor & Friends - Not Here, Not Today - Wind Over Stone
Patty Griffin - There Isn't One Way - Servant of Love
Rhiannon Giddens - Shake Sugaree - Tomorrow Is My Turn 
Libby Koch - Jess Carroll - Tennessee Colony
Don Henley - The Cost of Living - Cass County
4 pm
John Flynn - Like Woody Done - Poor Man's Diamonds
Cody Jinks - Ready for the Times to Get Better - Adobe Sessions
The Nouveaux Honkies - Blues for Country - Blues For Country
Webb Wilder - Rough and Tumble Guy - Mississippi Moderne
Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light - Earthquake Blues - Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light
The Mavericks - All Night Long - Mono
Patchy Sanders - Between A Wood And A River - Patchy Sanders
Steep Ravine - Grenadine - The Pedestrian 
Brandi Carlile - The Eye - The Firewatcher's Daughter
Bob Dylan - Queen Jane Approximatley - Take 5 (8/2/1965) - The Cutting Edge (The Bootleg Series Vol. 12) 
Lipbone Redding - Cowgirls Meet (On Guadalupe St.) - Esmeralda
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - I Just Wanted to See You So Bad - The Traveling Kind 
Shawn Mullins - The Great Unknown - My Stupid Heart

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Routes & Branches 12/5/15

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Saturday Night Special - Sweet Home Alabama (Loreley Festival 1996)
The Corb Lund Band - Five Dollar Bill - Five Dollar Bill
Steve Earle & The Dukes - The Usual Time - Terraplane
Langhorne Slim & The Law - Southern Bells - The Spirit Moves
Ryan Bingham - Adventures of You and Me - Fear & Saturday Night 
Della Mae - Boston Town - Della Mae
Patty Griffin - Gunpowder - Servant of Love
Samantha Crain - When You Come Back - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line - Lovin' You - Wake
Corb Lund - Cows Around - Cabin Fever 
Brant Croucher - Still The One - Blanco County Lights
JJ Cale - Call Me The Breeze - Naturally
Fruition - Just One of Them Nights - Just One of Them Nights
Patchy Sanders - Mandoline - Patchy Sanders
Waylon Jennings - Waymore's Blues - Live In Concert Vol. 2
Corb Lund - Truck Got Stuck - Counterfeit Blues
Robert Earl Keen - T For Texas - Happy Prisoner the Bluegrass Sessions 
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Feeling Happy - Lost Time
Mark Knopfler - Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes - Tracker
Don Henley - Train in the Distance - Cass County
Corb Lund - A Game in Town Like This - Losin' Lately Gambler 
Whitey Morgan and the 78's - That's How I Got to Memphis - Sonic Ranch
Sam Outlaw - Jesus Take the Wheel (And Drive Me to a Bar) - Angeleno 
Corb Lund - Bible On the Dash (feat. Hayes Carll) - Cabin Fever 
The Waifs - Blindly Believing - Beautiful You
Amy Helm - Spend Our Last Dime - Didn't It Rain
Corb Lund - Counterfeiters' Blues - Counterfeit Blues