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So, consider this events page to be a work-in-progress. It is meant to highlight live music of interest to Ear to the Ground Readers. The focus will be on the Nashville area, but I will also include shows featuring Ear to the Ground favorites in places across the U.S. and around the world. My primary source will be Facebook Events for which I've received an invite, but if you have an event you want considered, drop me a line.
Very grateful for a full weekend spent hearing music and also just hanging out with great friends. Music-wise: Friday night: Tim Carroll and his power trio sounded awesome (Cameron Carrus and Toby Caldwell). Saturday: Jon Byrd opened for Tiffany Huggins Grant's CD Release Show. Byrd was amazing as always and Huggins Grant backed by a fantastic band lead by Mark Robinson brought the house down! Sunday: Got to hang out and listen to Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray play a very sweaty but fun outdoor show.
As for the friends, I won't name them all here, but some new and old friends - good conversations, Bob Seger and Tumbling Blocks, Vietnamese food, and more... not a bad weekend.
It's another Monday, so let's see what we can do this week!
"The Truth" by James Roquemore
James Roquemore opened up Patrick Kinsley's Album Release show last Wednesday at the Basement, and I was impressed by his songwriting. This song comes from his 2009 debut EP called, The First, which was recorded while he was a student at University of Central Florida (I think).
"Rooster Still Crows" by Barna Howard
Barna Howard is from Missouri. His latest album is called Quite A Feelin'. The album cover looks like it comes from an earlier era, and the music is timeless and wonderful. Grabbed this off the May Feel Bad for You Mixtape, and it has successfully whetted my appetite! I want to hear more!
"Coal Mining March" by Jeremiah Tall
The lead track from Jeremiah Tall's Waking album which was released back in March. It's only 0:26 seconds long, but it sets the tone perfectly.
"Human Cannonball" by Webb Wilder
Another from Hybrid Vigor. Perhaps one of Webb Wilder's most well known songs, and it's a good one.
"She Died on Easter Sunday" by Batkhi Dahn
We will be posting much and soon about the new album from The Foresters - called Sun Songs. In the meantime, Hayden from the Foresters is back with another track from his side project called Batkhi Dahn and their album Plays 15 which already has a deluxe edition and a follow up of a sort. The teens of the Dord Music Group are smashing all stereotypes of youth today being lazy.
"Maps of the West" (Live) by Leland Sundries
Leland Sundries are an Indie/Americana band based in Brooklyn and lead by Nick Loss-Eaton. They are working toward a 2016 release of a new album, but in the meantime, we have the lead track from their 2013 Live at the Creamery album. Good stuff!
"Pink Moon" by Nick Drake
The title track from Nick Drake's final album which was released in 1972. I freely admit to having a deep affinity to Drake's music. I really love Damien Jurado's cover of this song.