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I find myself rushed again... so, let's get to this:
1. Jonquil Child by Tiffany Huggins Grant which we have been featuring songs off of for a few weeks has been released. Check it out HERE. I recommend it highly.
2. There is a great FREE SHOW in downtown Nashville today on 5th between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans. It is the CD Release show for the companion album to the Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Lots of cool folks including some of the players from the original classic recordings. Did I mention it is free? Details: HERE. Gates at 5:00, Music starts at 6:00
3. Later on tonight, Two Cow Garage are playing at the Hi Watt with Heathen Sons and Benchmarks. Benchmarks is the new moniker for Todd Farrell and the Dirty Birds. Should be a great show.
Shuffle: (It's a good one)....
"Tangled in Your Web" by Richard Barone
From the classic Cool Blue Halo. One of the best live albums ever.
"Flower Flower" by The Vespers
The Vespers were the first band to play the second day of the Safety Harbor Songfest earlier this year. It was a relatively early set and people were arriving throughout, but they still managed to capture and hold the attention of everybody present. It was a great set, and it solidified by appreciation of this Nashville band. This is a track from their 2012 album, The Fourth Wall.
"A Whole Within" by The Colored Parade
Another great Nashville band, The Colored Parade are a favorite of mind. From the album, And the Walls of the City Will Shake...
"Triangle" by Bad Bad Not Good
BadBadNotGood are an innovative Jazz group from Toronto. This is from one of those World Café Sessions that I have been featuring. My first listen... I want to hear more...
"Somebody Loves You" by Austin Lucas
One of the highlights of last week for me was Austin Lucas' triumphant return to Nashville at The 5 Spot. He stood and delivered a breath-taking set that ended with the crowded gathered around the stage for an unplugged number. This track is the title track from Lucas' 2009 album, and it shows off the emotionally powerful nature of his songwriting.
"Olah" by Matt Phillips and the Philharmonic
Olah is a heartbreaking song about resisting a forbidden love, and it delivered in Matt Phillips signature peppy upbeat style... the juxtaposition might seem strange, but Phillips makes it work here.
"One on One" by Miles Davis
From Miles Davis' 1972 album On the Corner... the jazz master experiments with rhythm and makes some truly innovative music. It was widely panned at the time of its release, but it has found critical favor in later years and proven to be a highly influential album. The album features Dave Liebman who I had the good fortune of seeing live earlier this year.
"Bangkok" by Alex Chilton
A 1978 single from the the High Priest of alternative music. If I'm not mistaken (quick research so I could be) Chris Stamey (Dbs) and Richard Lloyd (Television) were part of Chilton's band at the time of this single.
"Smilin' Jim is Down Again" by Black Vincent
We close the day, with another awesome song from the album Teardrop Deluxe by the Michigan band lead by Coley Kennedy (The Buddies, Welcome to Ashley). The album was recorded in Nashville by one of the cities hottest production teams.