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E2TG moves into the mid-week. The rain has stopped for now, and I actually think I saw a patch of blue sky for a second, but it's gone now...
We have a nifty shuffle that features some friends, a cover, a variety of styles of music, and a classic track from 1979. Boom!
"Love Remains" by Bob Lewis
Adding to the growing and awesome list of cool songwriters I know in Nashville... I got to see Bob Lewis perform a while back. Cool songs with a bit of Paul Westerberg sound... always a good thing. I see him frequently working the front door (and occasionally behind the bar) at The 5 Spot. If you ever go there and he is working, mention Ear to the Ground.... then show him your ID and pay the cover. Mentioning Ear to the Ground won't get you anything, but hey, it always helps to have people mention your blog.
"Tupelo" by Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen
In the random shuffle/good timing department.... Ted and his Scissormen will be will playing Music City Roots in Franklin tonight - along with another artist we've featured here - Amy Black. Should be a cool night of music... Interesting to see if the MCR stage can contain Ted Drozdowski... hint: Don't count on it! This is an older song from the band which is available on a Noisetrade sampler called Stink Eye. Ted and company's new album Love and Life is out now and you should get it!
"Cuts Like a Knife" (Bryan Adams cover) by The Hold Steady
What's that? You've always wondered what it would sound like if The Hold Steady covered a big hit song by 80s Canadian star Bryan Adams... well wonder no more. No video of this, but grab your own copy of the song and other Halloween Treats in the October Feel Bad for You Mixtape which is available right now on our good friend Popa's Tunes site. Hint: Even if you really don't like Bryan Adams, you should check this out. Hint 2: Bryan Adams did not just release a cover of Taylor Swift's 1989 album.
"Silk and Diamonds" by James Tomberlin
Former Nashville singer/songwriter James Tomberlin delivers the sexy with this track from his record, Still Life With Orange. The album was produced at Fort Dakota Studios by Josh Morris who also co-produced Jon Latham's new album Real Bad News. Coincidently (or not), Jon Latham does a pretty awesome James Tomberlin impression.
"Lucky Me" by The Unravelling
Making the smooth transition from a silky smooth singer-songwriter to some progressive gothic industrial metal from Calgary, we feature another track from the album Tear a Hole in the Collective Vision.
"Never Going Back" by Samantha Crain
And we go back to some cool singer-songwriter/folk music - because that is how we roll at #E2TG. Samantha Crain is from Oklahoma, which as I have discovered of late, is home to a bunch of really awesome songwriters. I got to see Samantha in a round at The Bluebird Café earlier this year, and I was highly impressed. "Never Going Back" is from her 2013 album, Kid Face.
"Riverside" by Stone Cupid
Another day, another Stone Cupid song from the forthcoming The Cardinal. This one is a song about a Demolition Derby in Winterset, Iowa. It rocks!
"London Calling" by The Clash
And we close out the mid-week shuffle with the title track from one of my all-time favorite albums by one of the best bands of all time. "and I live by the river..."