After Tennessee's Icepocalypse kept me in for most the week, I ventured out into the cold last evening to check out a new consignment store called Hang the Moon in East Nashville and to hear some of my favorite people play music. I just caught the tail end of the set by Tim Carroll and Luella Wood but what I heard was (as usual) awesome. The Western Shore were next delivering an awesome set of their unique style of Americana music, and the night wrapped up with the super-duo of Lindsay Ellyn and Taylor Alexander doing a set of some of Lindsay's great songs augmented by some classic country songs. These two voices are amazing together.
Meanwhile, more snow and ice are on tap followed by heavy rain tomorrow... joy! What the hey, we have music to present!
Oh good, Environmental Song - we should expect acoustic folk guitar and songs about trees and... wait, it's by Neighborhood Texture Jam - never mind. I wish could have found a video of this song, and if I had it would have been NSFW for language. Oh, who am I kidding, the video I picked is probably NSWF, too. From Funeral Mountain.
"Psykick Espionage" by Joanna Gruesome
How about some psyched out punk rock music from Joanna Gruesome off the album Peanut Butter? Okay!
"Kim" by Ryan Adams
An awesome song from Ryan Adam's most recent and self-titled album.
"The God You Serve" by Sean Watkins
Another cool song from All I Do is Lie.
"Train Hop Flop" by David Dondero
One of America's best songwriters with a song from his first album The Pity Party. So excited that Dondero will be in Nashville in a couple of weeks and Darrin Bradbury is on the bill for that show. Will be an great night of music.
"Gods of the West" by American Scarecrows
Minneapolis Americana band American Scarecrows with a fantastic song from their 2014 album Yesteryear. I grabbed this music from Noisetrade, and you should, too.
"Rastabilly" by The Dead Milkmen
Another song that should have been on that Short Song compilation I was talking about yesterday. One of my favorites from Big Lizard... Source of today's subtitle.
"Hard Work and Clean Living" by Matt Prater
Real and Pure Country music from Alabama. From Matt Prater's new album Tables and Chairs. Great song!
"Signal" (live) by Tim Lee 3
Heralding in the dawning of the Vinyl Anniversary (33 1/3) of Tim and Susan Lee - we have some new music and new recordings from our favorite Knoxville trio including this live version of one of my favorite songs on their last album Devil's Rope. This is from a Live album called Live from Armory Sound: Boston. Look for this, the new studio album 33 1/3, and an EP from TL3 offshoot Bark coming your way in March! And listen for more TL3 and related stuff on E2TG.
"Heartless People" by Dean Wareham
From the Self-titled album by Galaxie 500 founder Dean Wareham. A great song which happens to be the only one not written by Wareham (it was written by Michael Holland).
"Tomorrow" by The Roots featuring Raheem DeVaughn
The week in shuffles closes out with some soulful music that pairs Tonight Show house band, The Roots with D.C. R&B, Neo Soul singer Raheem DeVaughn. From The Roots' 11th album called ... And Then You Shoot Your Cousin.