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Monday! It is AMA week in Nashville... which means it is like a typical music week in Nashville on steroids. Welcome everyone visiting our fair city this week.
The week got off to a rousing start with East Nashville Songwriters Club in loft at Mad Donnas on the East side. Sammy Brue pretty much blew everyone away with a late addition opening slot. He was followed by the regularly scheduled Brian Johannesen, Joshua Black Wilkins, and Kristina Murray who all absolutely killed!
Tonight is the Kevin Gordon CD Release Show at City Winery Nashville with Sarah Potenza opening and lots of special guests.
Let's get this week started right with a shuffle...
"Kicked Around" by Telepathic Teddy Bear
Our second to the last song from the album Forgiveness. I dig this song - as I do almost all of what Telepathic Teddy Bear does... and what a great name!
"Acceleration" by Drivin' N' Cryin'
The Atlanta Georgia based band, Drivin' N' Cryin' last released a full-length record in 2009. Since then, they are released a series of EPs with "Songs" in the title. This track is from their 2012 EP called Songs About Cars, Space and the Ramones. Ironically, I was sitting stuck in traffic most of the time this song was playing.
"Where the Face of Angels Lay" by The Jackals
The Jackals are from Edinburgh, Scotland. This is my first listen and a track from their new album People. Some good old psychedelic-influenced rock and roll. I dig it.
"What a Way to Go" by Tim Carroll
From Pure As Coal. I count myself very lucky to have the opportunity to see Tim Carroll every week (at least once). He is one of Nashville's best songwriters and guitarists. He also was our 300th "Like" on Facebook!
"Divisionary (Do the Right Thing)" by Ages and Ages
Another track from the 100 song World Café Sessions download - this one is the title track from the second album by Portland, Oregon band Ages and Ages. This was actually my first listen to this band, and I am interested in hearing more.
"What's Got Wrong With You?" by Webb Wilder
Webb Wilder will be one of Kevin Gordon's guests tonight at City Winery. From Wilder's album, Hybrid Vigor. I've been a Webb Wilder fan for going on 30 years.
"Bury My Body" by Al Kooper and Shuggie Otis
From the 1969 album Kooper Session featuring the legendary Al Kooper and then 15 year old guitar phenom, Shuggie Otis - son of Johnny Otis. This song is a 9 minute long uplifting celebration of great music. A big hat tip to Sue Havlish who not only recommended this but sent me the song via iTunes.