Saturday, January 21, 2017

Routes & Branches 1/21/17

Robert Earl Keen was in town last night and put on a great show for the crowd at the WOW Hall. I liked many of the songs he played, but he did not play "Shades Of Gray" so I had to play it on my show today. I also had to start off with my wife's favorite band since I didn't fit them into last week's favorites. And then I had to play some Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit who were also in my group of favorites for the year but didn't make last weeks show since their songs are so long and I had too much to play anyway.
From there I moved into some new albums to the station and some folks coming to our area in the near future. Be sure to tune in next Saturday when I will be talking with David Olney about his music.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Anyhow - Let Me Get By
Robert Earl Keen - Shades Of Gray - Live Dinner Reunion
Chris Chandler & Paul Benoit - Dreams/ Ragpickers - Pocket Call From My Dreams 
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Yearning (Just for You) - For the Last Time 
Arty Hill - Church on Saturday Night - Church on Saturday Night
Ron Christopher - Paradise Palace Hotel - Into the West 
Ken Kolodner & Brad Kolodner - Steel Rail Blues - The Swift House
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - I Won't Give Up My Train - The Country Blues
Sammy Holmes - This Guy Walks into a Bar - Tick Tock
Martin Sexton - Long Haul - Sugarcoating
Cody Jinks - Chase That Song - I'm Not the Devil
Travis Linville - Bar Room - Up Ahead
Surrender Hill - I'll Never Let Go - Right Here Right Now
Steven Blane - Goin' to Nashville - I Confess
Bill Jackson - Every Days a Drinkin' Day - Wayside Ballads Vol 2
David Olney - When the Deal Goes Down - When the Deal Goes Down
David Olney - Mister Stay at Home - When the Deal Goes Down
Roger Street Friedman - Everyday - Shoot the Moon 
Sandy Rogers - Missouri Blue - Wonderin'
Nikki Lane - 700,000 Rednecks - Highway Queen
Irene Kelley - Rattlesnake Rattler - Pennsylvania Coal
Honey Don't - Big Buck In the Road - Honey Don't
The Batture Boys - Rabbit Hole Blues - Muddy Water
Pert Near Sandstone - Hard Times Pass Me By - Discovery of Honey

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Routes & Branches 1/14/17

For what it is worth... Here are my favorite albums of 2016. No particular order except that the last 5 albums were all so good that I would play any track from them on my show.  Thanks for all the great music that I get to play on this show.

Los Lobos & Bob Weir - Bertha - Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir - Only a River - Blue Mountain
Frank Solivan - Dark Hollow (with Sam Bush) - Family, Friends & Heroes
3 Hattrio - Texas Time Traveler - Solitaire 
Hayes Carll - Sake of the Song - Lovers and Leavers
Joe Purdy - Kristine - Who Will Be Next?
Gillian Welch - Dry Town - Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur - Fishing Blues - Penny's Farm
The Devil Makes Three - Come on up to the House - Redemption & Ruin
Drive-By Truckers - Ever South - American Band
Southern Culture On The Skids - Freak Flag - The Electric Pinecones
Dwight Yoakam - Purple Rain - Swimming Pools, Movie Stars
Oak Street Blues - The Girl Is Country - La Grande Station 2016 Oak Street Blues
John Prine - Who's Gonna Take the Garbage Out - For Better, Or Worse
Buddy Miller & Shawn Colvin -  Wild Horses - Cayamo Sessions At Sea
Colvin & Earle Come What May Colvin & Earle 2016 Universal Music Group International
Just Dave Band - (I Got a) Smile from Beer to Beer - Rules to Live By - EP
Tony Joe White - Hoochie Woman - Rain Crow
Whitehorse - Big Boss Man - The Northern South, Vol. 1 - EP
Robert Earl Keen - Corpus Christi Bay - Live Dinner Reunion
Session Americana w/ Jefferson Hammer - One Skinner  - Great Shakes
David Bromberg - How Come My Dog Don't Bark When You Come Around? - The Blues, The Whole Blues
Bill Kirchen & Austin de Lone - Hounds of the Bakersfield - Transatlanticana 
Bill Kirchen & Austin de Lone - The Times they Are a-Changin' - Transatlanticana 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Routes & Branches 1/7/17

A winter storm system has moved into the valley and is keeping me at home this week. Tune in next week when I will play my favorite albums of 2016.