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Greetings.... Let's get right to today's morning music shuffle... enjoy!
"Tip of My Tongue" by Dan Martin
To start things off, we have another great song from the album Hoka Hey by Oklahoma singer/songwriter Dan Martin.
"Magnet" by Punch Brothers
The Punch Brothers are the progressive bluegrass/modern classical band formed by Chris Thile in 2006. "Magnet" is a track on their fourth and most recent studio album, The Phosphorescent Blues, which was produced by T Bone Burnett and released at the beginning of this year.
"Country Music, I'm Talking to You" by Darrell Scott
This pointed, timely, and truthful was written by the late Ben Bullington - a country doctor and songwriter who spent the last year of his life living out his dream of playing music. Darrell Scott recorded a tribute album called 10: Songs of Ben Bullington and released it earlier this year. I was fortunate enough to attend the release show at City Winery Nashville which included an all-star cast each doing one song of Bullington's as well as one of their own. It was a wonderful celebration of song. In the video playlist, we have a video Ben Bullington doing this song as part of a writer's round at the Station Inn in Nashville. The round was a fulfillment of a dream for Bullington and featured Darrell Scott, Will Kimbrough, and Rodney Crowell. We also have Darrell Scott's version in the video playlist.
"Can We Hear It?" by The Little Unsaid
The Little Unsaid are from the U.K. This song is the lead single from their third album, Fisher King. The band mixes folk, alternative, and electronic influences for a wonderfully unique sound. John Elliott is the driving force behind The Little Unsaid, but the work is collaborative in nature. This was my first listen, and I definitely want to explore more.
"Funeral For a Great Drunken Bird" by All Them Witches
From their 2014 album, Lightning at the Door. Nashville based All Them Witches just released their latest album, Dying Surfer Meets His Maker, and they will be holding court for a two-night stand at 3rd and Lindsley this weekend.
"Wild Honey" by Webb Wilder
Speaking of Nashville artists who have just released new album, local legend and the last of the full-grown men, we have this naturally sweet song from Hybrid Vigor. Be sure to check out Webb's new album Mississippi Moderne. Hope to have some songs from that in the shuffle soon.
"Dusty Wingtip Shoes" by D.C. Bloom
I have had this song from Texas singer/songwriter D.C. Bloom in my playlist for a while, and it finally came up in my shuffle. The song comes from his 2011 album New Man. A great song from a great songwriter.
"Almost Home" by Sara Syms
We close out the shuffle with another track from Sara Sym's brand new album, Way Back Home. On this song, Syms shows off her vocal abilities with a song that mixes elements of blues and soul with a more traditional singer/songwriter style.