'Tis a rainy Friday in Nashville, Tennessee. Fortunately, the rain let up for my daily walk up the hill to higher ground. Even more fortunate, I got to listen to some killer tunes, and as always, I want to share them with you.
"Please" by The Vespers (awesome Nashville band who will be playing May 25th at the Eastside Hootenanny. Those Darlins will also be on the bill that day because this is Nashville and that's just how we roll)
"Hello It's Me" by Todd Rundgren (The classic song from 1972)
" Singing Sunrise" by JENNY (who have a new album, Love and Politics out now)
"Hail Hail" by Shovels and Rope (the awesome South Carolina band from a Noisetrade tour sampler for their summer jaunt with the equally awesome Dawes - who we will hear from later in the mix)
"Rewind" by Kopecky Family Band (more good stuff from the Nashville band who were recently featured in the NY Times)
SHUFFLE - after the JUMP
- "Off With My Head" by Seth Philpott from Bad Hearts (2013)
A week or so ago, I played the Acoustic version of this song which was on a Noisetrade Sampler. This time, we have the full album version from the Bad Hearts EP which was released earlier this month. I'm really digging this Nashville American artist, and I just now noticed that the Bad Hearts EP contains a duet with the always awesome Angel Snow (who has been featured on E2TG a number of times).
- "From a Window Seat" (Live) by Dawes from Summer Tour Sampler (2013) (original verison is on Stories Don't End (2013))
We promised you Dawes, and we have Dawes. This California band is justifiably one of the hottest bands around these days. Noisetrade offers up a Live version of the first single from their current album - along with some more great music from Dawes and Shovels and Rope)
- "Behave" by Year of October from Stories (2012)
Year of October are a Nashville based band. They recently connected with me on Twitter, and now I'm regretting not catching up with them sooner. They offer up a unique mix of rock, blues and folk. I love the vocals and "classic" sounding music. They are gearing up for their first full length tour. I have a feeling I'll be playing much more from this band.
- "Crowded Highway" by Harmondale from Spirit of 73 (2011)
Okay, call it a theme. Another great Nashville based artist making contemporary timeless music, and again I am late to the game as this song is from a 2011 album. Really great way to wrap up the morning shuffle.