ICYMI - be sure to read my review of Deena's album Rock River.
Today's shuffle could have been subtitled "My Ever Changing Shuffle"... just saying
"Moontana" by Darrin Bradbury from A Car Becomes a House
Expect a real deal new album from Darrin Bradbury in 2015. In the meantime, he recently released a new collection of demos including this place-name dropping song. The collection also includes the crowd-pleasing hit song, "Junkie Love".
"Whatever Happened to the Girl in Me" by Ike Reilly from Am I Still the One for You?/Sparkle in the Finish
From the 2004 album by The Ike Reilly Assassination... another great song.
"Zombies in Disneyland" (Original Album Version) by Doctor and the Crippens from Raphanadosis
A cheerful 80s British Punk Rock number that apparently has flown under the radar of the lawyers for Walt and Co.... I hope this exposure doesn't change that... (*read last statement with a note of sarcasm - okay?). Anyway, this song pre-dates the current Zombie phenomenon by about a quarter of a century.
"That's No Way" by Sidestreet Reny and Lil' bell from Holler
Holler is a great tribute to North Mississippi Blues. This is a cover of a Robert Wilkins song. Wilkins was from Hernando, Mississippi and was a contemporary of Son House and Memphis Minnie in the 1920s in Memphis.
"Whiskey Man" by Heather Powell from Believe it To Life
"Now that's some damn drinking music right there..." A sultry number that takes me back to some smoky bar from the 1930s or 40s as recreated on the holodeck in Star Trek: The Next Generation... okay, so I'm a nerd and my cultural references are a bit skewed... I love this song... I love what I've heard of her new album, too.
"Whatever Gets You By" by The Features from Old Familiar Melodies - 2008-2013/Some Kind of Salvation
A brief but catchy song...
The Complete Studio Album Collection from Leonard Cohen recently became available on Freegal... I have been filling in my collection ever since.
"My Ever Changing Moods" by The Style Council from The Singular Adventures of the Style Council/Café Bleu (aka My Ever Changing Moods)
For some reason, this song always makes me happy then sad then angry then mellow then.... okay bad joke, but I do love this song.
"City of Refuge" by Abigail Washburn from City of Refuge
The awesome title track from Abigail Washburn's 2011 album which I picked up at the thrift store and have been featuring ever since.
"Hesitate" by Judah and the Lion from Sweet Tennessee
A great Nashville band that has been getting a lot of attention. I recently found out that Judah is the son of two people who were a year behind me at my high school. To my knowledge, I have no connection to the Lion. The band will be supporting Mat Kearney on his Spring 2015 tour which includes a stop at the historic Ryman in Nashville, Tennessee.