So, Americana Music Fest week is over, and Nashville can go back to being this cool city with live music happening every single night all over town.... Even with being an official attendee at AMA, I managed to see some amazing music, saw a bunch of old friends, made some new friends, and discovered some new music which will be showing up on E2TG soon...
The End Men @ The Basement 9/21/2014
More pics and commentary coming up.
"Ratking" by The End Men from Odds and Ends
Look, I really swear - the shuffle function picks the songs! Really! But... but! How appropriate to start things off with The End Men who made a rare Nashville appearance, shook up The Basement, and helped to wrap up AMA Week as part of a Post-Americana fest all-day show. Also, today is Livia Ranalli's birthday - so please wish this amazing drummer an awesome day!
"I'd Fight the World" by Jim Reeves from Gentleman Jim
In honor of Matthew Hendershot's nervousness about the significant lack of Twang in The End Men's sound compared to most of the other awesome acts on the bill (hint: nobody cared), I thought we would follow up The End Men with Country Music legend, Gentlemen Jim Reeves. (Except, I didn't decide - see it really is the shuffle function).
"When Sal's Burned Down" by Dar Williams from The Honesty Room
Moving on with this great song from Dar Williams. The video is a fan-made mash-up of the audio of the song with scenes from the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. Please don't ask me...
"Crawdad Song" by Pork Chop Willie from Love is the Devil
Pork Chop Willie doing the American standard. Our video playlist features another Pork Chop Willie performance plus a version of this song by Woody Guthrie.
"Someone to Love" by The Dirty Guv'nahs from Hearts on Fire
"Slow Down Easy" by The Dirty Guv'nahs from Hearts on Fire
Two in a row from this enthusiastically awesome Knoxville band.
"All She Wrote" by Deena from Rock River
Another great track from the most recent album by the former The Cucumbers member.
"Promised Land" by The Style Council from The Singular Adventures of The Style Council/Non-Album Single
A late period The Style Council single.
"Blind Melon Morpheus (missed the train)" by Tomas Doncker Band from Moanin' at Midnight: The Howlin' Wolf Project
And, we close things out with the one and only Tomas Doncker and his band from the stunning Howlin' Wolf tribute album. Tomas is wrapping up work on his follow-up which is going to be ground-breaking and freaking awesome.