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Last night was Week 2 of the Darrin Bradbury Residency at The Basement East. It also happened to be Stop 2 of my Birthday Week excursions. A great night of music spent with some amazing friends...
Tim Easton opened the night with a cover of David Bowie's "Five Years" which was really good. He followed with a set of old and new songs some of which featured Megan Palmer on fiddle.
Zach Schmidt backed by Adam Kurtz on pedal steel were next. Zach's song and voice get to me every time.
Darrin Bradbury closed the night with a spirited set that included a new arrangement of his classic song, "Swordfish". He brought out guest Margo Price and Adam Kurtz again for a couple of songs before closing the night with an amazing cover of "Ziggy Stardust".
Tonight: There are two stops on my Birthday tour. First, I will be at The Basement for an industry showcase featuring Sara Syms. From there, I am going to move over to The 5 Spot for $2 Tuesdays - Derek Hoke's weekly extravaganza. This week's lineup includes Ashleigh Flynn and Jon Langford. Langford is best known as a member of the bands The Mekons and The Waco Brothers.
On to the shuffle...
"Broken Lungs" by A Color Engine
It seems like this album has been hanging around the playlist for some time. It is from a defunct band that featured Don Ryan (who first introduced me to Big Wilson River - Darrin Bradbury's old band) - He was also an early E2TG favorite. A Color Engine also featured Eric Burchfield formerly of the band Elephant Goes West which was an E2TG featured band a few year ago. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs. From the album Voyage Underwater, 56 Knots.
"Fashion" by Paul Zografi
Another tune from Bright. Zografi has a new release called Brevity Lane which I will begin featuring soon.
"(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding" by Tomas Doncker Band
Tomas Doncker Band with a cover of a song written by Nick Lowe and made famous by Elvis Costello. Doncker makes the song his own here. From an album of covers by The True Groove All-Stars.
"Far From Any Road" by The Handsome Family
From the 2003 sixth studio album by Albuquerque based Americana duo, The Handsome Family. This song was used as the Main Title Theme for the first season of the HBO show True Detective.
"Vetvi" by Theodor Bastard
The title track from the latest album by this Russian metal band.
"Change for a Thing" (prod. *hitmayng) by Rich Robbins
Another awesome track from Nimbus by recent college graduate Rich Robbins.
"Sad Deep Inside" by Black Vincent
Another track from Teardrop Deluxe an album produced by Nashville based super producers Adam Landry and Justin Collins (they produced the recent Pony Boy album Blue Gold).
"Sweet Jane" by Mott the Hoople
I added this song to the playlist a few weeks back. This is a cover of a Velvet Underground song from the Mott the Hoople album, All the Young Dudes which was produced by David Bowie.
"War on Wilcox" by Brian Wright and The Waco Tragedies
We close out this Tuesday shuffle with another song from Bluebird by Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies.