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And now, we reach the mid-point of the work week... tonight in Nashville is the final week of Kevn Kinney's residency at The 5 Spot. Warner Hodges and Chuck Mead are the guests, and word has it that Dan Baird, Joe Blanton, and Brad Pemberton will be on hand as well... should be a fun show!
"All My Best Friends Are Cigarettes" by Darrin Bradbury
We start off the shuffle with another track of Darrin Bradbury's The Story of Bob EP. A good chance for a reminder that Darrin, Brian Wright, Raelyn Nelson, and Lauren Farrah will all be playing full band sets at The Basement East on Thursday (tomorrow night). That show begins at 9:00p.m. If you get there early, Nancy Terzian and the Leg Men and Stone Cupid featuring Julie Christensen are playing starting at 7:00p.m.
"IX" by Mike Watt
What have hear is Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE) setting the words of James Joyce to music. It is from a 2008 compilation that features all 36 of Joyce's Chamber Music poems adapted by different musicians. The album is called Chamber Music - James Joyce (1907). 1-36.
"Most in the Summertime" by Rhett Miller
This is from Rhett Miller's album The Traveler which features Black Prairie. The recording is from a World Café Session.
"Woman on Fire" by Amy Black
Another of the three original tunes on Amy Black's new album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions is a powerful statement of purpose embedded in a song that sounds as timeless as the classics that dominate the rest of the album.
"Driven Back" by Jesse and Noah
I just got a listen to the first song from the forthcoming Jesse and Noah album - which will be in the shuffle soon, I'm sure. In the meantime, we have the excellent title track from their album Driven Back.
"Save the World" by Shovels and Rope
Swimmin' Time is Shovels and Rope's 2014 release. This song is from that album. More evidence of just how awesome Shovels and Rope really are.
"Pretty Girls" by Against Me!
Another from World Café... The song originally appeared on the band's 2005 album Searching for a Former Clarity, and a live version will be on 23 Live Sex Acts - a live album due in September. I really dig the World Café Session version of this song.
"The Sky is Crying" by Elmore James
From 1959, the Elmore James original of a song that has become a Blues standard.
"The New Day" by Tomas Doncker Band
Another song from the Big Apple Blues album. Doncker and his band have become extremely adept at fusing a variety of influences into a complex, diverse, and yet consistent "Global Soul" sound.
"Back Back Back" by Anthony D'Amato
From the album The Shipwreck From the Shore... From a Noisetrade compilation. I'm late getting to the Anthony D'Amato party, but I really like this song, and I want to hear more!