Time to ease into a new week, a new month, and for some of us a new time structure - as Daylight Savings Time ends and Standard Time begins. It's Monday... Let's do this shuffle thing...
"For The Battered" by Tommy Womack from Stubborn
From his 2008 album, we have Nashville songwriting icon Tommy Womack (Government Cheese, Daddy) with a powerful song about a serious issue - domestic violence. I could not find a video of this song, so I picked a version of one of my favorite Tommy Womack songs - The Replacements.
"Lay Me Down" by Heather Powell from Believe it to Life
True Groove recording artist Heather Powell, just recently released her latest album, A Haze of Grays and Blue. Today, we have the first of two tracks from her previous album Believe it to Life. Such a powerhouse vocalist!
"Tarwater (The Fighter)" by The Dirty Guv'nahs from Hearts on Fire
Another fine track from The Dirty Guv'nahs of Knoxville, TN. The band's song "Morning Light" was featured on the latest episode of the ABC television show, Nashville.
"Chess Piece Face" by They Might Be Giants from First Album Live
This morning E2TG finally wraps up this live revisit to one of my all-time favorite albums. The first album from They Might Be Giants.
"Long Gray Line" by Heather Powell from Believe it to Life
Here is our second track from Heather Powell. A strongly delivered song about her family's history of military service.
"Tubular Bells" (from the "Exorcist") by Mike Oldfield from Tubular Bells (Deluxe Version)
This one got added for Halloween, but one can never go wrong with Tubular Bells and/or music from the classic 1973 Horror film, The Exorcist.
"Saint Mary's" by American Aquarium from Burn. Flicker. Die.
Music loving procrastinators please note, if you've not yet got around to picking up American Aquarium's awesome 2012 album Burn. Flicker. Die. which was recorded and Muscle Shoals and produced by Jason Isbell - now is your chance to grab it for free (donations welcome) via Noisetrade. Their next album Wolves is due soon - so get this one now and be ready. This is about a close to perfect as an album can get.
"What's He Building?" by Tom Waits from Mule Variations
Another added for Halloween, but again - you cannot go wrong with Tom Waits. Here he asks the musical question, What's He Building in There? All about that quiet neighbor who keeps to himself. You know... that neighbor...
"Town Clown" by Kelsey Waldon from The Goldmine
I've been hearing a whole bunch about Kelsey Waldon, and I see a bunch of my Facebook friends are Facebook friends with her. Finally, getting a chance to check out her music, and so far, I am digging it bunches. This here is a fine, fine song. She is based in Nashville.
"The Temporary Blues" by The Features from Old Familiar Melodies - 2008-2013/ Some Kind of Salvation
And we close out our first shuffle to November with a nifty song from Tennessee-based band The Features. From my You Tube search it appears that this song was featured in the television show Degrassi. At least in some incarnation of the long running, multiple generational, multiple incarnated series about teens.