I am so tired today. So, I am going to make it short, sweet, to the point, and hopefully interesting - because we have some great music today..
(part of my morning walk -
so you can imagine me as you are reading
and listening to the morning mix)
I know it's going to be a good morning mix when it begins with the inimitable Don Ryan. What can you say about a guy who loves ICP, Townes, Pantera, Nickelback, and One Direction* and who makes great music that manages to not really sound like any of those artists*.
*one of more of those listed may not belong...
"Top of the World" by Don Ryan (recorded live in the studio. It's so good to be getting some new music from Don Ryan and company - looking forward to more.)
"Get in Line" by Ron Sexsmith (for some reason, I always get Ron Sexsmith and Charlie Sexton mixed up. Musically, they are not similar so it must be the sex in the name. I've always gotten mixed up when it comes to sex.)
"Piece of Peace" by Marla Mase (From Scream (Deluxe) - one of our favorite albums of the year)
"Pull My Coat" by Mark Robinson (from Have Axe - Will Groove - another favorite album of the year. A great blues guitarist from (East) Nashville)
"Infatuation" by Dog Without Warning (from Bark - yet another of our faves - I love this song)
"Cloin's Lament" by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Live @ DC9 (11-13-12) (2013) originally on We're From Here (2012)
One of the highlights of CXCW 2013 was the coast to coast submissions from Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray. Yuma Wray also won the Beardliest Beard Award. Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray are heading out on tour. Check out the dates and more goodies by heading over to Popa's Tunes.
"Bowser's Castle" by Alvin Band from Rainbow Road (2013)
Rainbow road will be released next week, but you can check out Bowser's Castle and some other songs (old and new) via Noisetrade - using the widget above.
"Lifetime Prescription" by Mark Robinson from Have Axe - Will Groove (2013)
Don't worry about refills... Another track from the awesome Have Axe - Will Groove album which features some of Nashville's best blues artists.
"Flood" by Dog Without Warning from Bark (2013)
Dog Without Warning were one of my big take-aways from CXCW this year. I began featuring their Go Girl album. When the band contacted me to give their new EP a listen, I was blown away. Not only was this a huge change of direction, it was also an excellent record with some memorable songs.