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How goes it? A bit overcast here in Nashville with some cooler temps on the way...
Tonight is week 2 of David Olney's month-long residency at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. Interested to see what he has up his sleeves this week after last weeks excellent start.
Let's jump into the shuffle---
"Long Way 'round" by Fendrick and Peck
First up is the opening track and our second listen to Lucky Penny the new album my Nashville-based folk duo Fendrick and Peck. A great way to start my morning commute.
"XXX-Mas (Empty, Hopeless, Irritable, Anxious, Guilty, Tired)" by Bashful Hips
We have another track from Too Old for a Coming of Age Story. This too is the opening track. An uplifting song... that I can relate to way too well...
"Mardi Gras in My Town" by Batkhi Dahn
Another Batkhi Dahn song to brighten our Thursday shuffle... This one goes back to the 4 song EP called 4 Song Delinquent EP. Continuing a mini-trend of the day, this, too, is the opening track of that release.
"American Bigfoot" by Fangs and Twang
Ear to the Ground favorite Black Jake is about to reboot things with a new set of Carnies (or at least that is my understanding). The most recent group of Carnies have a new project called Fangs and Twang. If you, like me, always wondered what these particular Carnies would sound like without Jake, we have your answer. This is the kind of heavy rock and roll that made this country great!
"Ay Manzanita" by Susan James
We dig deeper into Sea Glass the stunning newish album by another long time E2TG fave... this is just a gorgeous California Pop song...
"R.L. Burnside (Sleight Return)" by Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
From Love and Life (and also available on the Noisetrade only EP, Stink Eye), comes a blues infested dream about an encounter with the late blues legend. Drozdowski actually did spend some time with Mr. Burnside, so this is a dream with some basis in reality.
"Hair of the Dog" by Megan Palmer
One of East Nashville's best. Megan Palmer frequently backs up Tim Easton, she has also backed up Darrin Bradbury on occasion, and she is currently backing Amy Speace. She does a great job backing all these folks, but if you get the chance to see her doing her own songs, please do not miss it. I have fortunately had two opportunities recently (including Tuesday night's round at the Bluebird). This one goes back a ways, to a record she put out called Take You Away.
"Hot Freaks" (GBV cover) by Blitzen Trapper
You know what we have never had appear in a shuffle here at Ear to the Ground? A Guided By Voices cover by Blitzen Trapper. Happy to say that we can cross that one off our hypothetical #E2TG bucket list...
"Lonely Without You" by Carolina Story
Last but certainly not least, we have Nashville duo, Carolina Story with a song that was on their 2013 EP called Chapter One. Right now, you can go to Noisetrade and get Chapters One and Two and pay what you like.