Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - Into the Mandolin Wind Mix



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Welcome to the working week... since we last gather here, I've had the great good fortune to see some incredibly great music.  Friday night, I got to hang out with awesome people and witness the Tim Lee 3 rocking the house in a rare Nashville appearance followed by the amazing R.B. Morris with his crack band bringing words and music together in the most spellbinding way.

Saturday night, I saw Ted Drozdowki's Scissormen rock the stage at City Winery opening for The Baseball Project. The Baseball Project haven taken a concept and through a love of the subject and the creative geniuses behind The Dream Syndicate, Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, and R.E.M. among others rode that concept for 8 years and 3 albums to date with no sign of slowing down.  My review of that show is on No Depression.

After the Baseball Project show, I got to hang out with more cool people (after climbing a circular staircase) and see an incredible round of music that makes me proud to live in this city.  Kevin Gordon, Sarah Potenza (accompanied by her husband Ian), and Jeff Black sat and delivered to a packed out lounge at City Winery.

As if that was not enough, Sunday night, I got to hang out with the immensely talented Russell Thompson and watch Mary Gauthier and Allison Moorer swap songs for almost two hours accompanied for much of the time by the incredible guitarist Kenny Greenberg.  My review of that show should be posted on No Depression very soon.

Whew!  Now back to the workday grind (but only a four day work week this week), and a brand new never before heard shuffle of music to melt your mind and expand you face... or something like that...

Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - Fourteen Mix



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Well it's Friday!  And it seems as if there is much to be celebrated this week (at least that is how I see it).  We have covered quite a bit of ground, musically this week, and this week-ending shuffle just pushes us that much further along.  Please remember, that my shuffle are truly random.  I just decide what is in the playlist, the random shuffle feature picks each days songs.  It tends to do a good job of it - even if I sometimes which certain songs/albums would come up sooner...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle - All My Sorrows Mix



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One day closer to the weekend.... it's looking like a great weekend for music in Nashville... on my agenda includes a show Friday night at The Basement (the original one) with R.B. Morris and #E2TG favorites Tim Lee 3.  It's an early show..  Doing some No Depression stuff Saturday and Sunday nights.

We have another fine, fine shuffle... so let's get to it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle - Circular Mix



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Well...well...well... we've reached the mid-point of this work week. 

Last night's Kevn Kinney/Peter Case show at The Basement East was every bit as awesome as I expected.  Case opened with "Walk in the Woods" - the song that first introduced me to his classic self-titled debut solo album and Kinney followed that with the title track from his equally classic solo debut, MacDougal Blues. For the next couple of hours, they traded songs and stories...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle - Sleeping in the Monkey House Mix



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After posting about the heat yesterday, things inexplicably cooled off a bit yesterday evening (don't worry it is hot again today).  While it was cooler, I took the opportunity to sit out on my deck and get some writing projects complete. 

1.  You may have seen The Ghoul Goes West in the shuffle over the past couple of months or so. And, you may have wondered just who is or are The Ghoul Goes West.  Well, wonder know more. I did an extensive interview this Chris S. (chief Ghoul) and you can read it on No Depression right now

2. Any time there is new music from an Ear to the Ground artist of the year, it is cause for much excitement around here.  Darrin Bradbury, the reigning Artist of the Year, just released a new EP called The Story of Bob, and I have written a review of that album (hint - you should own it now!)

Tonight, if you in Nashville, I highly recommend heading to the Basement East around 7:00.  Two of our country's best songwriters are appearing together and it should be a great night.  Kevn Kinney (Drivin' and Cryin') and Peter Case in one night and the same stage.  Epic!

We have a short but pretty darn sweet shuffle today - thanks to a quick commute and an eight minute instrumental song in the mix.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday Morning Music Shuffle - I Said That Mix



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It's Monday and man it sure is hot here in Nashville...  you know what else is hot? Today's shuffle!  Hot off the presses...  The #E2TG shuffle at it's best - widely and wildly divergent styles and themes of music congregate on my music player on a weekday morning...  enjoy!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Friday Morning Music Shuffle - One More Time Mix



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So... much happening.  I was in a car for about half of yesterday.  I have just been catching up with the news out of South Carolina. Sending out good thoughts to all those who lost loved ones.  And sending out as much love as I can muster for this country in hopes that we can finally begin address some of the many issues which lead to this terrible event.  I am not optimistic about things, but I remain hopeful.  If that makes sense.

Switching gears... If you are in Nashville tonight, I recommend heading down to the Basement East for a benefit for Allen Thompson.  Even if the music wasn't going to be good, you should support this because Allen is a great guy.  But this is East Nashville and the music is going to be spectacular.  Even if Allen wasn't a great guy, you should go because the music is going to spectacular.  But Allen is a great guy.


On to the Friday Shuffle!