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One day closer to the weekend.... it's looking like a great weekend for music in Nashville... on my agenda includes a show Friday night at The Basement (the original one) with R.B. Morris and #E2TG favorites Tim Lee 3. It's an early show.. Doing some No Depression stuff Saturday and Sunday nights.
We have another fine, fine shuffle... so let's get to it.
Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall opens the shuffle with the song that really put her on the music map. She performed it live in 2004 on Later...with Jools Holland, and it was included on her debut album, Eye to the Telescope.
"Southern Sun" by Boy and Bear
Boy and Bear are on Australian Indie band. This song was included on their 2013 album Harlequin Dream. The recording I heard from a World Café session.
"Kid" by The Pretenders
Earlier this week (or maybe late last week - time is elusive) I had a song from Chrissie Hynde's solo debut. About 35 years earlier, her band The Pretenders released their self-titled debut album, and this song was released as a single from that album.
"Darlin' Jane" by The Record Company
L.A. Roots/Blues/Rock band The Record Company keep the shuffle going with a swinging little number from their record, Feels So Good. So good.
"An Unlikely Affair" by The Colored Parade
One of Nashville's best, Andrew Adkins and his band The Colored Parade are up next with a song from their album, ...And the Walls of the City Will Shake. The Colored Parade are playing upstairs at City Winery on Sunday night, and you should definitely have that on your calendar.
"Shine Maker" by Jeremiah Tall
Waking is the most recent album by Pennsylvania rocking roots artist, Jeremiah Tall. Shine Maker is a very short song, but it mighty sweet.
"While Everyone Was Waiting" by Talk in Tongues
I honestly don't know much about Talk in Tongues. They are from L.A., and I really liked their sound. It was kind of reminiscent of some 80s new wavey stuff, but that was just an initial impression. In any event, this is from a record called, Alone With a Friend. I just noticed in doing some quick research that they are (coincidently) playing in Nashville on Saturday at Exit/In. I can't make it, but check their video in the playlist and if you dig, go check them out.
"Asa Jones' Blues" by Charlie Parr
Charlie Parr is a folk singer from Duluth, MN. I wonder if any other folk singers have come from Duluth, Minnesota? Maybe someone should look that up. Anyway, this song was included on his 2006 album Backslider. The recording I heard (and the one in the video playlist) is a 2015 Daytrotter session.