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Rain is falling steadily over Nashville. It's a cool, dreary kind of day. I'm already dreading the long dark winter season.
We have some cool tunes for you this morning to help cope with the dreariness...
"Listen Closely Now" by Dan Coyle
From his 2009 album Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences, we have another track from Dan Coyle for you. An #E2TG favorite to be sure, and it is great to check out some older tunes that I have not heard.
"Cold Night" by Chuck Ragan and Austin Lucas
I have become a big Austin Lucas fan, and when I came across his 2008 collaboration with Chuck Ragan - called Bristle Ridge, I had to add it to my playlist.
"The Death of Coyote Woman" by All Them Witches
Nashville's All Them Witches will be releasing their new album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, at the end of this week. To celebrate, they released a sampler on Noisetrade that includes a couple of tracks from the new album along with a healthy dose of older music, including this one which was on their 2014 album Lightning at the Door.
"Shelly's Winter Love" by Jesse and Noah
Jesse and Noah are back in the shuffle - this time with a Merle Haggard cover. I love the harmonies these guys produce.
"Renegade" by Direct Divide
From their EP Own Your Ocean which was released back in July, we have the Seattle band that describes themselves as Cinematic Rock, which I tend to agree with... there is definitely a BIG rock sound here. This is a really cool song.
"Pray For Me" by Whiskey Shivers
Another track from the 2014 self-titled album by Austin based Whiskey Shivers. It seems like ever since I came across this album, I keep hearing more and more about these guys. That is a good thing.
"Live and Not Die Tryin'" by Stone Cupid
Stone Cupid is Julie Christensen's amazing band. Their debut album called The Cardinal is due out in January. If you happen to catch Julie live between now and then, be sure to mention "Ear to the Ground" and she just might sell you a copy. I have been fortunate enough to catch Stone Cupid (sans the rhythm section) a copy of times recently, and both have been phenomenal.
"5th of July" by Dean Fields
Dean Fields was a Featured Artist on Ear to the Ground back when Featured Artist was a thing we did. Since, then he has been killing it all over the country. He started a monthly music series called Harvester and this song is one of the songs released through that project. He also recently made all of his previous albums available for pay what you want.... so head to his website to see what all the fuss is about.