Be sure to "Like" Ear to the Ground on Facebook!
It seems like the week has just begun, and yet here we are at mid-week. Went out to The Bluebird Café last night for a great songwriters round. In an audience filled with people from Australia, Scotland, England, Poland, and other places, I got to see some of my favorite East Nashville songwriters perform some of their wonderful songs. Tim Easton hosted the night which featured Amy Speace, Darrin Bradbury, and Megan Palmer.
We have kind of short but sweet shuffle today... let's get to it.
"Long White Line" by Sturgill Simpson
Via the World Café Sessions, Sturgill Simpson leads off today's shuffle with a song that was on his latest album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.
"Hellfighters of Harlem" by Tomas Doncker Band
Another track from the Big Apple Blues - one of the most innovative and ambitious albums of the year. This one tells I story that I never heard about in American History classes, about the regiment of soldiers who cross the Atlantic to risk their lives to defend freedoms that they were systematically denied based upon the color of their skin.
"The Drinking Song" by Boy Named Banjo
Another track from Long Story Short by this young Nashville band.
"Fools Gold" by Pony Boy
I just recently got hold of Blue Gold, the new album by Pony Boy. However, this song is part of an anti-fracking compilation called Buy This Fracking Album. Great cause, and a very good song which Pony Boy delivers in her characteristic rich and powerful voice.
"The Chemist" by Liberty's Exiles
From the brand new album, The Price of Immortality, we have this track by London based Progressive Rock band Liberty's Exiles. Excellent modern progressive rock.
"Black Coffee in Bed" by Squeeze
Who says Pop songs have to be 3 minutes? Clocking in at just over 6 minutes, comes Squeeze's classic song of lost love. The song was the first single from Sweets from a Stranger the band's fifth album. Also included on the essential compilation, Singles 45s and Under.
"10 Year Fight" by Brock Zeman
Another view of lost love and one of my favorite songs on Pulling Your Sword Out of the Devil's Back. Word is that Brock Zeman will be back in Nashville in November, and I will have my ear to the ground for that one... (see what I did there?)