Sunday, April 24, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/23/16

Steve Poltz was my in-studio guest this week. Steve is an incredible song writer and performer. From the picture above he looks like he doesn't want anyone to know it. But, I here to tell you to go see him if you ever have the chance. You will not be disappointed.
Guy Clark - Dublin Blues - Together At The Bluebird Cafe
Dave Insley - Drinkin' Wine And Staring At The Phone - Just The Way That I Am
Hackensaw Boys - Don't Bet Against Me - Charismo
Frank Solivan - The Fishin' Song (with Jim Hurst) - Family, Friends & Heroes
Eileen Ivers - Kitty's Wedding - Beyond the Bog Road
Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield - Better Way to Live - The Midtown Island Sessions
Carrie Rodriguez - Llano Estacado - Lola
Wynonna & The Big Noise - Ain't No Thing - Wynonna & The Big Noise
Hayes Carll - The Love That We Need - Lovers and Leavers
Karl Blau - To Love Somebody - Introducing Karl Blau 
Steve Poltz - Folksinger - Live In The KRVM Studio
Steve Poltz - I Want All My Friends To Be Happy - Live In The KRVM Studio
Steve Poltz - Lake Wish Again - Live In The KRVM Studio
The Batture Boys - The Mighty Flood - Muddy Water
Sean Watkins - Keep Your Promises II - What to Fear
Joe Craven - New Railroad Train - Blender
Michael Doucet & Tom Rigney - Call Me The Breeze - Cajun Fandango
Left Arm Tan - Freedom Bus - Lorene
Morgane Stapleton & Chris Stapleton - You Are My Sunshine - Southern Family 
Margo Price - Tennessee Song - Midwest Farmer's Daughter 
Michaela Anne - Luisa (feat. Rodney Crowell) - Bright Lights and the Fame
Bumper Jacksons - Watch It Skinny Woman - Too Big World
Daniel Martin Moore - On Our Way Home - Golden Age
James McMurtry - Forgotten Coast - Complicated Game

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/16/16

I love Record Store Day!!! I find it an opportunity to pick up releases that you otherwise wouldn't ever see, like my first track today by Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin. I hope everyone enjoyed the show today.

3 pm.
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle - Wake Up Little Susie - Record Store Day Release
The Batture Boys - Rabbit Hole Blues - Muddy Water 
The Grahms - Griggstown - Glory Bound 
Reverend Horton Heat - Hardscrabble Woman - Record Store Day Release
Bob Cheevers - Made in Mississippi - On Earth as It Is in Austin 
Glenna Bell - Shiner Bock & ZZ Top (Houston Avenue) - Lone Star: Songs and Stories Straight from the Heart of Texas
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Call Me The Breeze - Sweet Home Alabama (Loreley Festival 1996)
Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes - Live In Concert Vol. 2
John Doe - Go Baby Go - The Westerner
Matt Andersen - Alberta Gold - Weightless
Robbie Fulks - Aunt Peg's New Old Man - Upland Stories
Evie Ladin Band - Drinking About You - Jump The Fire

4 pm.
Kokomo Arnold - Old Original Kokomo Blues (1934) - The Rough Guide to Unsung Heroes Of Country Blues - Record Store Day Release
Blackberry Smoke - Too High - Wood, Wire & Roses
Freddy And Francine - The Moment - Gung Ho
Eli West - Lonesome Valley (Instrumental) - The Both
Eli West - If I Could Make You My Own - The Both
Johnny Cash & Joni Mitchell - Girl From The North Country - The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show - Record Store Day Release
Bob Dylan - That Old Black Magic - Fallen Angels
Karl Blau - That's How I Got to Memphis - Introducing Karl Blau
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Little Lizzie Mae - The Magic Door
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Beggar's Moon - Phosphorescent Harvest 
Billy Joe Shaver - Wacko From Waco - Record Store Day Release
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - Love Knows How - The Independent
Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams - White Freightliner Blues - Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/9/16

Portland band Fruition stopped by KRVM this afternoon on their way to a show tonight at the Hi-Fi Music Hall here in Eugene. Their new CD Labor Of Love is all of that, a labor of love, that they took time to produce over the past year. I have been listening to Fruition for several years now and their sound is evolving from  their roots as street musicians playing a lot of folk and bluegrass music to a full band with drums and electric instruments. Some of the songs on the new album are all electric and sound more like a rock band than a bluegrass band. All part of trying to diversify their sound says Jay Anderson. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.

On a sadder note; we lost one of my Americana heroes this week with the passing of Merle Haggard. I can remember back in high school listening to Haggard and Jerry Jeff Walker when I was looking for a country sound. I'm glad that I took the opportunity to see Haggard a few years back when he came through Oregon. Merle you will be missed.

Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away - I Am What I Am
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Hobo Bill - Okie From Muskogee 
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Billy Overcame His Size - Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - If I Had Left It Up To You - Okie From Muskogee 
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - White Line Fever - Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Blue Rock - Okie From Muskogee
Merle Haggard and the Strangers - Okie from Muskogee - Okie From Muskogee
Dave Insley - Call Me If You Ever Change Your Mind - Just The Way That I Am
The Grahams - Kansas City - Glory Bound
Cyndi Lauper - You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly - Detour
Merle Haggard - Kern River - Kern River
Merle Haggard - Cocaine Blues - Working In Tennessee
Robert Earl Keen - Daddy Frank - Tulare Dust
Merle Haggard - The Road To My Heart - I Am What I Am
Songs of the Fall - Gypsy Love - Songs of the Fall
Bumper Jacksons - Coffee Mama - Too Big World
Bumper Jacksons - Red Silk Stockings - Too Big World
Eric Lindell - Indian Summer - Matters Of The Heart
Joe Craven & The Sometimers - Walk A Mile In My Shoes - Blender
Fruition - Labor Of Love - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Fruition - The Meaning - Live In The KRVM Studio  
Fruition - Santa Fe - Labor of Love
Merle Haggard - Ridin' High - Kern River
Lucinda Williams - You Don't Have Very Far To Go - Tulare Dust
Merle Haggard - Down At The End Of The Road - I Am What I Am
Merle Haggard - Working Man's Blues - Working In Tennessee
Merle Haggard - I Am What I Am - I Am What I Am

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Routes & Branches 4/2/16

On my way to the station this afternoon my wife calls me and tells me that it is Emmylou Harris' birthday today. Not having realized this before I left the house, I looked in our station collection and pulled a couple of Harris' discs to start and end my show.
Happy Birthday Emmylou!!!

I did however bring some of my Record Store Day vinyl collection. Support your local record store on April 16th. RECORD STORE DAY!!! You know I will.

Emmylou Harris - Old Five and Dimers Like Me - All I Intended to Be
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Hanging Up My Heart - Old Yellow Moon
Carrie Rodriguez - Llano Estacado - Lola 
Terri Hendrix - Love You Strong - Love You Strong
Elephant Revival - Home in your Heart - Petals 
The Rifters - I Got News for You - Architecture of a Fire
Eileen Ivers - Kitty's Wedding - Beyond the Bog Road
Margo Price - Tennessee Song - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get out of This World Alive - I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Justin Townes Earle - Move Over Mama - Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Blue Suede Shoes - Big Moon Ritual
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary - The 1969 Singles
Hackensaw Boys - Don't Bet Against Me - Charismo
Hayes Carll - The Love That We Need - Lovers and Leavers
Roger Cline & The Peacemakers - California Breakdown - The Independent
Jason Isbell - God Is A Working Man - Southern Family
Zac Brown - Grandma's Garden - Southern Family 
Shooter Jennings - Can You Come Over - Southern Family
Steve Poltz - Giving Thanks - Noineen Noiny Noin
Blackberry Smoke - Living in the Song - Wood, Wire & Roses
Miss Lana Rebel & Kevin Michael Mayfield - Trouble Starts Calling - The Midtown Island Sessions
Fruition - Wastin' Away - It Won't Be Long
Bonnie Raitt - Shakin' Shakin' Shakes - Dig In Deep
Kevin Gordon - Walking On The Levee - Long Time Gone
Frank Solivan - Wayfaring Stranger (with Lorene Solivan) - Family, Friends & Heroes
Emmylou Harris - Beyond the Great Divide - All I Intended to Be