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Welcome to 2016, #E2TG Style! Well, the "Earies" are over, and no more "Red Cup" songs to be played. We are back to a good old fashioned Morning Music Shuffle...
First a brief recap of the what has transpired since I last posted, and a sneak peak of what is to come.
New Year's Eve Eve - I headed to The Family Wash to see Wild Ponies open for Don Gallardo. It was an amazingly Nashville-typical night of awesome music.
I posted a mega-Video Playlist "Earies" wrap up. New Years Eve, I headed to the legendary Exit/In to ring in the new year - no frill style with some good friends and cool music. Aaron Lee Tasjan and his killer band which included #E2TG Artist of the Year Jon Latham knocked it out of the park (or some other sports metaphor). Chris Knight was awesome, and he really could have cared less about midnight.
New Year's Day was a Friday which meant a trip out to The 5 Spot to ring in 2016 with another outstanding Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour.
After that, I kind of dug in and did some writing - the results of which will be out soon.
Tonight! Tonight! The month-long Darrin Bradbury Residency kicks off at The Basement East. The kick off should be out of this world amazing. With 2014 Artist of the Year Bradbury being joined by 2015 Artist of the Year Jon Latham and Artist of the Always Aaron Lee Tasjan. Darrin will be backed by an amazing band. Seriously, this is a "Don't Wanna Miss" event.
Now onto the shuffle...
"Bark Right At The Moon" by Jean Synodinos
Our second listen in as many shuffles to Austin singer-songwriter Jean Synodinos from her latest album, Love and Blood. This is some gorgeous, classic sounding music.
"Doors" by Bosveld
Another awesome track from Velbrand. Have I mentioned how much I love this album? Well, I do!
"You Just Don't Never Know" by D.L. Duncan
Another from D.L.'s self-titled album. Real deal, no frills blues music. But, is he saying "You Just Know"?
"The Dark End of the Street" by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham
One of my highlights of 2015 was getting to see the legendary songwriter Dan Penn perform some of his classic songs live. Including this song, which he co-wrote with Chips Moman. The song was first and most famously recorded by James Carr, and it has been covered a multitude of times. This live version features Penn along with his long-time collaborator Spooner Oldham. Two of the men who helped shape the Muscle Shoals sound.
"Oh No!" by Josh Morris
We still have few songs in the playlist from Josh Morris' Green Fields EP. One of my favorites of 2015.
"(I Could) Leave It All Behind" by Jeremy Nash
And another from Jeremy Nash's album, Getaway Driver. Another fave of mine.
By the way - I found videos for all of the songs in the shuffle - a rare occurrence.