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A rare snow day off work, but the shuffle must go on....
Had a blast last night before the winter weather descended... a night at The Family Wash for a pair of CD Release shows by two of my favorite East Nashvillians. Amelia White and The Blue Souvenirs (tonight featuring Sergio Webb, Justin Amaral, Megan Palmer, and Ron Eoff). Amelia's new album is called Home Sweet Hotel. Stone Cupid (Julie Christensen, Sergio Webb, Chris Tench, Bones Hillman, and Steve Latanation). Stone Cupid's new album is called The Cardinal. Amelia and band were wonderful as always, and Julie and Stone Cupid rocked the house.
To the shuffle:
"You Left the Water Running" by Amy Black
Amy Black kicks off our Snow Day shuffle with a classic Muscle Shoals song from her Muscle Shoals Session album. This song has been recorded by many people including Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. The song was written by Dan Penn, Rick Hall, and Oscar Franks."The World Belongs to You" by Indigenous Engines
Andrew Adkins has a new album out under his own name, and we will get to that very soon, but this is another track from one of two EPs he released in 2015 under the Indigenous Engines name. This song is from the EP Werewolves.
"St. Sinner" by Exedra
Some newer music from our a E2TG favorite Jeremy Gluck. Exedra features Gluck along with Darrall Knight and Mark Elliott. The album is called Elemental, and the music is ethereal, dreampoppy, shoegazey, and all kinds of awesome.
"Sorry" by Youngstrr Joey
Our second listen to London based Youngstrr Joey from Grilled Wiig. Really digging this music.
"Exotica" by Exedra
An instrumental tune from Elemental... takes me to a different place....
"Promise" by Leapfrogtown
Our second listen to London based Leapfrogtown from Dreaming in Public. I like this band a bunch.
"Columbus Stockade Blues" by Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau
Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau are getting ready to release the follow up to Tennessee (from which this track comes) which will be called Dia de los Azules. If the first single (which was recently released) and the recent live shows are any indication that album is going to be a great one. This track is a civil war story about a Tennessee boy being held in a Union prison in Columbus, Georgia.
"Elevator" by Artur U and the New City Limits
This is, I think, our last track to feature from Holiday From Eternity. The "Earie" award winning Finnish band have promised some big plans for 2016. "Elevator" is one of my favorite songs from the current album, and it has a pretty infectious groove to it."Backbone" by Zachariah Red
Hopefully you read my recent review of Backbone. If not, it is now up on No Depression so give it a read. This is the title track from the album which is now available on iTunes if that is your preferred outlet. The live video (for a different song) features Zach along with some of favorite Nashville folks, Taylor Alexander, Drew Kohl, and Lindsay Ellyn.
"Ode to a Friend" by Jon Magnusson
And we close out the shuffle with a moving song from a singer-songwriter from Stockholm. His 3 song EP is called Dina drommar (with umlauts over the o that I do not know how to type). This is the only English song on the EP. It is a tribute to a childhood friend who died at age 15. It is extremely moving to me because I lost a friend at close to the same age - 35 years ago this month.