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Today's post will contain no references to Darrin Bradbury, Aaron Lee Tasjan, or Jon Latham. (damn, I just mentioned them...)
Tim Easton is one of East Nashville's most respected songwriters. He is also (my words not his) the spiritual guiding force behind Campfire Propaganda - a loosely connected group of songwriters on the Eastside who feed off of each other creatively.
Over the past several months, Easton has undertaken the daunting task of posting 100 songs in 100 days - as a way to celebrate his 100th published song. He posted his 100th song yesterday, however, one of those songs was a Bob Dylan cover featuring the McCrary Sisters, Megan Palmer, and Aaron Lee Tasjan (damn, I mentioned him again!). All proceeds from that song go to charity.
Because it was Easton's original intention to post 100 original songs, he decided to post song 101. It is called "Sail Away, Sailors". And you can watch it below. According to Tim Easton, "It's the tale of the Alaska youth traveler who gets a job trimming weed then goes to Mexico, then home to Kodiak Island."
Expect one more song tomorrow, called "One for the Ditch" - just because. Tim Easton is currently working on completing his next album. Keep up with Tim Easton by following his Facebook page.
If you are in Nashville next Monday, look for Tim Easton along with Zach Schmidt opening up Week 2 of the Darrin Bradbury Residency. (damn, I mentioned him again, too!)
Oh well, since I mentioned the other two, I should remind you that Jon Latham will do a free show at Soulshine Pizza on Friday to cap off his week as Local Artist of the Week for Lightning 100.
On to the shuffle....
"Frosty" by Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Pretty appropriate for this chilly winter morning. Hell, pretty appropriate just about any time. This came from the Round Records 45th Anniversary collection which I got via Noisetrade.
"Oh How!" by The Deadline Shakes
A brief instrumental from the album Zealots by this really cool band from Glascow. Dig their sound.
"High Time (You Quit Your Lowdown Ways)" by Waylon Jennings
A song written by Billy Ray Reynolds which was released on Dreaming My Dreams which was Waylon's 22nd studio album - released in 1975.
"Coo" by Man Named Pearl
Another from -Quietus Make-. via the Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen collective. Man Named Pearl is the artist formerly (and currently) known as Jesse Turits. Have I mentioned how much I love this album? Check it out. Like soon!
"Apparition" (Live) by Leland Sundries
New York band Leland Sundries have some new music which should be popping up soon. In the meantime, another one from Live at the Creamery. This may well be my favorite Leland Sundries song - at least for today. A great hook in this one.
"Good for Me" by Josh Morris
And, we have another from Josh Morris' Green Fields EP. This may be my favorite song on his record. The EP was released fairly early in 2015, but I still love listening to it. Always a good sign.
"Get Back Down" by John Wesley Harding
The artist now known as Wesley Stace (actually that is his real name). Back in the day, he was called John Wesley Harding (after the Dylan album - which in turn was a misspelling of the Old West outlaw, John Wesley Hardin). Anyway, this song is a favorite of mine from his album Why We Fight.
"Spinning" by Elephant Revival
This song is from the 2013 album Changing Skies. This live recording is from the Colorado band's 2015 live album/DVD called Sands of Now.
"Just to Pass The Pleasant Time" by The Jackals
Our second Scottish band in the shuffle. Another awesome track from the band's 2015 album, People.