So, Nashville is getting a lot of hype these days... East Nashville more specifically. Is it deserved or not? I'll let someone else answer that deep and complicated question. However, what I will do, is tell you just a bit about one particular night in East Nashville (last night to be specific), and I will let you process this information how you will....
The night began with David Olney in his penultimate* Happy Hour show at The 5 Spot opening his show with an incredibly awesome recitation of Kubla Khan, and the night ended (almost) about six hours later at Fran's Eastside with Tim Carroll and Darrin Bradbury doing a version of Freebird that made me a fan of that song (or at least a fan of their version).
We have a mixed bag of cool tunes in today shuffle, so let's do it!
"A Woman or the Blues" by Curtis Salgado from Alligator Records: 21st Century Blues and Roots/Soul Shot
Life is about choices... you choose or life chooses for you...
"Runaway" by The Freaky Baby Daddies from Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen - Section 5/Free Download
Diving back into the Mama Coco's stash with some funky grooves.
"The Dream's in the Ditch" by Deer Tick from Negativity
The Rhode Island based band with song from their most recent album Negativity.
"Bring on the Rain" by Heather Powell from Believe it to Life
Some gorgeous soulful sounds from the True Groove stable.
"The Action" by Little Village from Little Village
More from this 90s pre-Americana supergroup.
"Rhythm Section Want Ad" by They Might Be Giants from First Album Live
I hope you are enjoying this revisiting of TMBG's first album as much as I am.
"Alienation's for the Rich" by They Might Be Giants from First Album Live
It's a great day for TMBG, let's play two.
"Outro" by Tipi Valley from Blue Moon EP
We close out the latest from our friend Tipi Valley with the brief final track from this EP. Waiting patiently for the next record.
"O, Ma Chere Tite Fille" by Ann Savoy Feat. Linda Ronstadt from Evangeline Made: a tribute to Cajun Music
Ann Savoy is a Virginia transplant who married a Cajun musician and has become a Cajun artist herself. Linda Ronstadt is Linda Ronstadt.
"White on White" by Haunted America from Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen - Section 5/A-side of Single
We close out today's shuffle with more awesome music from the fine folks at Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen.