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After a long, productive weekend, I am back at the work week - shuffle thing....
ICYMI: my latest two live reviews are up on No Depression. You can read the first part of my recap of the Safety Harbor Song Fest. (Part II coming soon) And my Review of Friday nights Humming House hometown record release celebration.
On to the shuffle:
"Harley" by Don Henry
Don Henry's 1991 album Wild in the Backyard was one of my favorites - great mostly humorous songwriting from a top Nashville writer. I lost possession of the CD at some point, but the good news is I am pretty sure it ended up in the hands of a friend who went on to be a pretty awesome songwriter, too. I was happy to come across this live version of a song from that album which was recorded at the Bluebird Café here in Nashville.
"Bozeman" by Matt Prater
I am seriously digging on Matt Prater's Tables and Chairs album which was released earlier this year, and this is one of my favorite songs, a classic Boy meets... song. Great hook and a fun twist.
"Wave As We Run" by Sean Watkins
Another great song from the album, All I Do is Lie by Nickel Creek guitarist Sean Watkins.
"Tension" by Minutemen
Originally from the 1st 12inch release by post-punk legends the Minutemen - The Punch Line. That record and What Makes a Man Start Fires were later compiled on the CD Release called Post-Mersh Vol. 1. The song was written by Mike Watt and the late Martin Tamburovich who was part of the band The Reactionaries which was a predecessor band to the Minutemen.
"My Baby Don't Understand Me" by Natalie Prass
The opening track from the self-titled debut album by one-time Nashville resident Natalie Prass. The album was released earlier this year, and debuted at number 50 on the UK album charts.
"Walked to You" by Tipi Valley
Dust is the latest release from E2TG favorite Tipi Valley of Swansea UK. The song uses electronic sounds and effects to convey a gorgeous song. Please take a look at Tipi Valley's 2015 CXCW video located below the Video Playlist. The video, like all of Tipi Valley's videos, is available on Vimeo and not You Tube.
"The Extra Mile" by Jeremy Gluck/Robert Coyne
Another great track from the album Memory Deluxe: I Knew Buffalo Bill 2 which is a follow up to 1987's album I Knew Buffalo Bill and featured Gluck along with Nikki Sudden, Rowland S. Howard, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, and Epic Soundtracks.
"One O' The Girls" by Phranc
Phranc's song about fitting in on the women's swim team.. from Folksinger.
"Hangin' Downtown" by The Replacements
From Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. A song about - hanging downtown because there is nothing else to do.
"Tear Me Down" by Ron Muga
Another cool song from the album Wonderful Doom by New York singer-songwriter Ron Muga.
And because Tipi Valley isn't on You Tube, here is his 2015 entry in Couch by Couchwest from Vimeo...
Silent Breather for cxcw 2015 from Tipi Valley on Vimeo.