Last week, one of the daily shuffles was heavily weighted toward Blues music. Today, things turn more in a Country direction. Of course this is Ear to the Ground, so it's never cut and dry...
"Little Victories" by Chris Knight (with John Prine) from Little Victories
Chris Knight did not play Peter Brady on The Brady Bunch nor is he the noted blogger and filmmaker. He is, however, a talented singer songwriter from Kentucky. His 2012 album Little Victories featured contributions from Lee Ann Womack and Buddy Miller, and on the title track - John Prine.
"Faxes on a Yacht" by Rival Galaxies from The Entrée: a Build4BBQ Sampler
Rival Galaxies are from Albany, NY, and they bill themselves as "Curators of Dance Parties!!!" One would be hard pressed to listen to this song and not move to the music.
"Never Felt Before" by Golden Smog from Another Fine Day
Another fine song from Alt-Indie rock supergroup Golden Smog.
"I See Georgia" by Drivin' N' Cryin' from The Great American Bubble Factory
drivin' N' cryin' have been making rocking new Southern Rock since the mid 80s. Kevn Kinney also made one of my all-time favorite records - MacDougal Blues. When The Great American Bubble Factory was released in 2009, it was the first full-length studio album for the band in 12 years. Sometimes/often, I feel like out of place in the South - even though I've lived here my whole life, but if this is Southern Rock (and it is) than I think I can hang.
"Beggars' Guild" by Roadkill Ghost Choir from Slow Knife EP
Heading further down South, we have a great song from Florida band Roadkill Ghost Choir.
"One More Ride" by Joe Sundell from The Hat Thief
Still in the South and moving us back into the Countryish theme, we have Joe Sundell from Austin, Texas with a cool song from his album The Hat Thief.
"Old Five and Dimers Like Me" by Billy Joe Shaver from Old Five and Dimers Like Me
Fully establishing the Country creds for today's shuffle - we go all the way back to the beginning of Billy Joe Shaver's 40+ year career with the title track from his first album. Man! It really doesn't get much better than this....
"Scarecrow Blues" by Brock Zeman from Songs from the Mud
We close things out and stay in the Country vein with an autumnal sounding track from Canadian singer/songwriter Brock Zeman.