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Got to make this quick - I'm running late. Saturday is another one of those impossible choices (musically-speaking in Nashville): The Foobar is holding a multi-act afternoon show that features: Jeff Shepherd, Year of October, Susie Oleson, and Adrian + Meredith, and more! Intersecting with the Adrian+Meredith part of the show will be some other awesome options: David Olney returns to Bobby's Idle Hour, Jon Latham opens for The Whistles and The Bells at The Basement. Aaron Lee Tasjan returns to Nashville for a full band show - and his band include the also recently returned Brian Wright at Soulshine Pizza, and then later on Zach Schmidt + Patrick Kinsley & A Fistful of Dollars open for Cataline Crime at The 5 Spot. And probably tons of other cool stuff... get out and do something... you cannot go wrong with any of these selections...
Tonight: Tim Carroll Happy Hour 6-8:30 at The 5 Spot, and later on Kevin Gordon and his band are at The Family Wash. If you have tickets, Those Darlins are playing their final show (a sell out) at The Basement East.
"How the West Was Won" by Ashleigh Flynn
Another cool song from A Million Stars. This one is a toe-tapping number. Janie doesn't have a gun.
"Separate Ways" by Carl Anderson
It's hard to believe, but we still have songs to feature from Risk of Loss - one of 2015s best albums. Carl Anderson is from Charlottesville, VA, but Nashville is happy to claim him now. (and yes, I do speak for Nashville). This is not the Journey song by the way.
"Defining Deviance Down" by The End Men
2013 E2TG Band of the Year from their excellent 2015 album Terms and Conditions. Man these guys rock so hard, and they are sounding so good on this record.
"Lay My Head" by Angela Easterling
Another of my favorite albums of 2015, Common Law Wife. A gorgeous song. There are deep Nashville connections on this album.
"It's a Beautiful Morning" by Tommy Womack
Certain to be one of the best of 2016. A new album from Tommy Womack is always a cause for celebration, and there is a lot to celebrate on Womack's return following a neat fatal automobile accident last spring. A powerful and lovely song for my morning walk, and a good reminder. This song connects well with "I Almost Died" which we featured yesterday (I think). It is a message of the hope that is possible on the other side.
"Let You Down" by Zachariah Red
And we close out the shuffle and the week with a track from Backbone. This one features the vocal accompaniment of Lindsay Ellyn who also co-wrote the song. I am pretty sure Backbone will be on my best of 2016 list.