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There is a buzz of activity in the Ear to the Ground offices, but I wanted to take the time to try to help spread the word about a couple of things:
A pair of great Nashville musicians/songwriters have recently suffered some pretty serious injuries which could keep them out of commission for an extended period. For anyone, this would be bad, but for a professional musician this can be devastating. In both cases, friends and fans are joining forces to help.
Allen Thompson of the Allen Thompson Band suffered a serious injury to his vertebrae. You can help out and find out more by clicking here.
Singer-songwriter Tommy Womack (Daddy, Government Cheese) was seriously injured in an automobile accident late last week. You can help him by clicking here.
In better news, Darrin Bradbury just dropped his latest EP, The Story of Bob. I'll have more on this later, but check it out here.
Finally, I have been busy on the No Depression front with several live reviews, an album review - and much more on the horizon. I don't cross post everything, so if you want to keep up with adventures over there. Here is the link to my Contributions at NoDepression.com.
Now to the shuffle of the day:
Several long songs (including an 8 minute instrumental) means there are only 7 songs in the shuffle today...
"Rapunzel" by Ben Arthur
Another track from the forthcoming Call and Response album of answer songs.
"Ghost Writer" by Storm Chronicles
Another from the debut album by The Storm Chronicles, Looking Backward. Alternative/Progressive rock songs.
"Spirit in the Still" by The Poorhouse Says
Our second listen - from the forthcoming As Patterns Go album - due out June 27. Dig this song a bunch. Check it out.
"As Forever Became Never Again" by Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League
From the 2014 album, Undefeated.
"Three Cord Bond" by Propaganda
L.A. Hip Hop artist Propaganda with a track from his 2014 album Crimson Cord. A powerful call from mutual understanding.
"Heart Space" by Whale Fall
Eight minutes plus of cinematic, progressive instrumental goodness from the L.A. band.
"Tell Me What You Want From Me" by Good Old War
A track from the forthcoming album, Broken into Better Shape (due June 29) from the Philly based Indie Acoustic Pop band.