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Okay... this has to be a fast one. I walked over to the Southern Festival of Books during my lunch break (when I usually write and post the blog) to see Julie Christensen and part of Stone Cupid (Chris Tench and Sergio Webb). They killed it as usual.
Last night - quickly - some highlights: Week 2 Campfire Propaganda Residency... guests Ariel Buie and Actual Wolf. Megan Palmer - on keyboard playing a new song and a John Moreland song. Nellie Clay with Actual Wolf, Tim Easton as usual, Brian Wright - fighting jet lag and killing it (with Aaron Lee Tasjan for a couple of songs), Darrin Bradbury and Megan Palmer - Darrin leading his own more of meditation...
Coverfest at Basement East!!! Major props to Terry Rickards for putting this together. Everyone was great, and I don't have time for a full report, but I will just say Los Colognes doing Bob Dylan's Infidels album in its entirety and nailing it and Allen Thompson Band as The Eagles were my absolute favorites (it was all good). The Eagles segment was so much fun!
Also, ICYMI - #E2TG posted the new single from Zachariah Red this morning.
Check it out here.
"Out of the Depths" by The Unravelling
A dose of heavy prog metal to start this Friday. The album is called Tear a Hole in the Collective Vision. We've been spinning tracks from it for a while... it's great!
"(You've Got) The Right to be Wrong" by Reckless Johnny Wales
Another really cool track from American Heart by Reckless Johnny!
"Meet My Maker" by Sammy Brue
"Jealous" by Sammy Brue
Two tracks from 14 year old wunderkind Sammy Brue's EP, I Don't Want You To Leave.
"April Fire" by Benchmarks
Flashback to before the Summer... another awesome song from the Benchmarks record.
"Issac Woodard's Eyes" by Angela Easterling
Another from Common Law Wife... Angela Easterling just came into my consciousness this year, and she is already a favorite.
"Trouble on my Mind" by Tiffany Huggins Grant
One more from Jonquil Child. Tiffany will be following David Olney on the Music Stage at the Southern Festival of Books. Olney at 10:00a.m., Tiffany at 11:00.
"Drunk" by Eight O'Five Jive
The award winning Eight O'Five Jive with another track from their Too Many Men album.
"Play Me" by Rich Robbins (feat. Saba)
And we close out our Featured Friday Shuffle with one from Nimbus which is the debut album from the awesome Rich Robbins. Hip Hop of the highest order.