I'm kind of wiped out today - so no precursor - let's get right to the shuffle:
"The Other Side" (acoustic) by Madi Diaz from Stripped Chopped + Screwed/The Other Side
Former Nashville resident Madi Diaz tearing it up with a stripped down version of her single.
"The Shower Scene" by HOMESHAKE from In the Shower
Homeshake is the pseudonym of Peter Sager - a Canadian musician. I grabbed this from the New Release lineup on Freegal. Some pretty cool lo-fi jazzy, rhythm and blues - with ambient shower sounds...
"Mayday" by Pujol from Pujol Sampler/Nasty, Brutal, and Short EP
Nashville's own - Daniel Pujol with a rocking tune from his 2011 EP.
"Sign O' The Times" by Prince from Sign O' The Times
The title track from Prince's 1987 album. I picked this up at the thrift store the same day I bought the Abigail Washburn and Minton Sparks CDs. Seemed like a good fit to me.
" Freddie, It's OK" by Kimono Dragons from The Entrée (A Built4BBQ Sampler)/Summer of '14 Demo
As I understand it, Kimono Dragons are kind of a Built4BBQ super-group that specializes in instrumental surf music. I can dig it.
"Bleed Me" by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean into the Wind
Ear to the Ground favorites Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray were featured on the NPR show Sound Opinion as a "Buried Treasure". Regular and attentive readers of this blog will have unburied this particular treasure a good while back. This is the last song in our playlist from their incredible album Lean into the Wind, and this track features the fabulous keyboard work of the late Ikey Owens (Free Moral Agents, Mars Volta, Jack White) who tragically and sadly passed away last week.
"Don't Think Twice, It's Alright" (Bob Dylan cover) by Flatt and Scruggs from Changin' Times
At Ear to the Ground, we have no problem bringing you bluegrass versions of Bob Dylan songs - especially when they are done by the legendary Flatt and Scruggs.
"Missionary Son" by Emily Wolfe from Roulette
And we close things out with an excellent track from Austin-based Emily Wolfe. We grabbed this one of NoiseTrade, and we will have more to come from Emily Wolfe.