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A new month is upon us! September should be a pretty crazy month around these parts. Buckle up! We start the month with some old favorites and several bands/artists making their first ever #E2TG appearances. I am pressed for time so I will keep my witty repartee to the bare minimum.
"Strays" by Indigenous Engines
My talented friend Andrew Adkins has a song in the trailer for the new documentary about Tower Records. The film looks pretty cool - Tower was a mecca for me back in the 90s here in Nashville. This is from the EP Witches by Adkin's side project called Indigenous Engines.
"The Weather Song" by Ought
Ought are based in Montreal. I don't know that much about them, but I like this song a lot, and I want to hear more. This song was on their album called More Than Any Other Day which was released in 2014.
"Light Enough to Travel" by The Be Good Tanyas
We have had band member Frazey Ford in our shuffle before, but if my Label tagging is to be believed this is the first appearance by this Alt-Folk band from Vancouver. Unintentional oversight. This will not be the last. I love this band.
"Django and Jimmie" by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Proving that even heroes have heroes and that unbroken line that meets itself many times over (or something like that). The title track from the fantastic new album by Willie and Merle.
"Pumpernickel" by The Danbury Lie
Going way back to January 2015 - from the album Scattered Moments of Connection. Fun Fact: The Danbury Lie are currently the third most tagged artist in Ear to the Ground history (behind The End Men and Darrin Bradbury). It is not a coincidence. They (he) is one of my favorites.
"Josh Gibson" by Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
In addition to the Love and Life album (which you simply must own), Ted and company just released download on Noisetrade that includes a few songs from the album plus a couple of non-album tracks including this one about the great Negro League slugger that appeared on a limited edition vinyl release that also includes The Baseball Project and Todd Snider among others.
"Billions of Eyes" by Lady Lamb
Another first timer in the #E2TG shuffle. Lady Lamb is Aly Spaltro from Maine. This song is from the album After - released late in 2014. Another artist I need to check out more.
"My Own Saving Grace" by Andrew Bryant
Andrew Bryant is from Mississippi. Yet another first timer in the shuffle. This one came to me from the May edition of Feel Bad for You, and finally made it's way through the grueling randomization process to make it to the shuffle. From the album, This is the Life which was released earlier in 2015.
"Santiago's Shottis" by David Schnaufer
We close out the day's shuffle with some music to make you dance. Late dulcimer master, David Schnaufer... Did not find a video of this song, so I posted a video of the song Fisher's Hornpipe by The Cactus Brothers (featuring Mr. Schnaufer).