Of late, one of the musical highlights of my week has been the Wednesday night Tim Carroll/Darrin Bradbury extravaganza at Fran's Eastside Tavern. Just having the opportunity to see this two talents in a casual/laid back setting has been amazing, and it has been fun to see this thing grow into a bit of a happening. If you live near Nashville and can stay up late and handle a whole lot of smoke, you should come out. Last night, those who showed up and stuck around were treated to the added bonus of a short set from David Dondero - who NPR's All Songs Considered called one of the best living songwriters. I can tell you based on what I heard, they were not exaggerating in the least.
On to the shuffle---
"Marionette" by Emily Wolfe from Roulette
We start with another cool track from Austin, Texas based Dream rocker, Emily Wolfe.
"Fool Who Knows" by Little Village from Little Village
Our revisit of the only album pre-Americana supergroup Little Village reaches it's penultimate moment. I almost wrote that this is one of my favorite songs on the album, but I realized I've said that about just about all of the tracks. Suffice it to say this is an amazing album. In case you are just joining us, Little Village was John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Jim Keltner, and Nick Lowe. Is it any surprise this is such an awesome album?
"Sophia" by Hugh Trimble from neighborpoem
After hearing his song, "Danglin'" on the Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen compilation, I just had to download the neighborpoem album to add to my playlist. I am really digging his unique sound and killer songs.
"Surfing Iceland" by The Jason Drug Reaction from Down On The Pharmacy
Another cool track from the enigmatic The Jason Drug Reaction. "Cool" see what I did there? Fun fact: Iceland is not really made of ice, but Greenland is made of ice... or something like that. I don't know. The Jason Drug Reaction may or may not be enigmatic, but if me calling them that intrigues you enough to check them out - then my work here is done. Seriously, the song is cool in every sense of that word.
"Iodine In My Coffee" by Muddy Waters from Muddy Waters
Random musing: I wonder if The Ramones were thinking of this song when they wrote "Somebody Put Something in my Drink"? Probably not. An early recording from the influential Blues legend. By the way, Johnny Winter later covered this song.
"Bring Me Some Water" by Matt King from Raw
Another nifty song from Nashville songwriter Matt King.
"Inez In Zazan" by Shabbadoo from Pajama
Another song from the Pajama album by Memphis' Shabbadoo. A nice, chill groove for a morning walk in the cool air.
"Stackolee" by Dom Flemons from Til' the Seas Run Dry
Old-time folk artist Dom Flemons with his take on the popular folk standard.
"Personal Judas" by Kink Ador from Deer Head Music Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville
We close with great Nashville band - Kink Ador - from the Deer Head Music mixtape. Drawing elements from punk, rock, indie, and funk - Kink Ador is the primarily Sharon Koltick. I'm digging the sound, and I really like this song..
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