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 

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