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"Bend in the Road" by Jesse and Noah
Another great one from the Driven Back album. Such great songs, such great harmonies.
"Sailor's Song" by Brian Carpenter and the Confessions
Brian Carpenter is from Boston. The new album from Brian Carpenter and the Confessions is due out in October. The pitch name dropped not only Nick Cave but Wim Wenders and David Lynch as well... needless to say this film buff was intrigued. This song (the last on the album) is my first listen, and I really like what I'm hearing. Expect more from me about this album.
"Midnight Wave" by Two Wounded Birds
Two Wounded Birds were an English band that formed in 2010 and disbanded in 2012. This song was a single released in 2011.
"Last I Heard" by Charlie Whitten
Charlie Whitten is a Nashville based singer-songwriter, this song is from a Noisetrade Sampler called An Assortment. Man I like this guys music a bunch.
"Forked River Roadside Shrine" by Ben Arthur
Another cut from Ben Arthur's Call and Response album of "Answer Songs". This one is one of two responses to Joyce Carol Oates short stories in the collection. Ben Arthur is also Host and Producer of "SongCraft Presents" which is a pretty fascinating web series. Songcraft Presents has also been producing "Songs from the Road" in which Arthur works with a featured songwriter to write a song during a drive usually from one city to another. The End Men's Matthew Hendershot is also involved in both series.
"Gentle on My Mind" by John Hartford
From the Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats album which accompanies the exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Glen Campbell made the song famous, but Hartford wrote the song and his son Jamie performed the song at the release show for this album (held outside the Museum.
"Freight Train Boogie" by Captain Luke
From the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Captain Luke passed away back in May, but thanks in no small part to the work of the Foundation, his music will live on.
"Sing Along" by Grant Lee Buffalo
Another from the Mighty Joe Moon album.
"Planet Caravan" by Brown Sabbath
From a Noisetrade Bonnaroo Sampler. Brown Sabbath injects some Latin/Hardcore/Funk sounds into this version of the Blake Sabbath classic.
"Sad But True" by Das Ding
Das Ding are an Electronic band from Rotterdam. This song comes from a compilation called 13 O'clock put out by Atlanta based PPNW Records.