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Guess what? We've reached the end of another work week! Here's to the weekend!
Last night, I had the great pleasure of experiencing the second ever Aqua Velvet - Exotic Sounds in Country Music show. It was pretty fantastic. For a more detailed account. Check out my review over at No Depression.
Since it is Friday, we have a featured Friday Shuffle to take us all into the weekend... sit back and enjoy the "show"....
"Into the Sky" and "Rose" by Vinnie Jonez Band
From Italy by way of my Inbox, this Heavy Rock band released their debut EP back in June. The band is comprised of former members of other bands, and to my knowledge none of them are named Vinnie Jonez. A nice double-shot of high energy ROCK to start off my morning drive.
"Letter from Hell" by Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
Up next we have another track from Love and Life. If you missed it, you can read my review of the album on No Depression. Letter from Hell is one of my highlights from the Scissormen's live set and what struck me this morning was how well the live energy of the song was captured on the recording.
"Falling From You" by Brian Carpenter and The Confessions
Another track from Brian Carpenter and the Confessions forthcoming album, The Far End of the World. Really digging the sound of this record. Looking forward to featuring more songs before and after the release date.
"Living on Thin Ice" by Chase Walker Band
Chase Walker is a teenaged Blues Rock guitar prodigy. This song is a reaction to the all too often headline grabbing stories on the news. The song is important and it rocks! A great introduction (for me) to this young band... more hope for the future!
"Sands of Now" by Elephant Revival
This is the title track from the new CD/DVD release by Elephant Revival out of Colorado. Digging this album a lot.
"Young Enough to Be My Son" by Eight O'Five Jive
Eight O'Five Jive's latest album, Too Many Men, ranks among my favorites of the year. They do the jump blues/jive thing better than just about anyone. For some reason, this is one of my favorite songs on the record.
"Hard Times" by Carl Anderson
A CD Bonus track from Risk of Loss. This is a wonderful cover of the Stephen Foster classic. Carl Anderson will be at The Sutler tomorrow night. The always awesome Jon Latham will open the show around 8:30.
"Sweat" by Brock Zeman
Another superb track from Brock Zeman's Pulling Your Sword Out of the Devil's Back. A little bird told me that Zeman may be back in Nashville in November. I will keep everyone posted because you really want to see him live if you can.
"80s Track" by Rich Robbins (feat. K.Raydio)
And we close out the day with some hip-hop from the album Nimbus. A pretty awesome way to close out the shuffle and the week.