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Kind of a dreary, post-time change Monday in Nashville - although the sun was out this morning enough to blind me as I drove in to work.
It's a another Music City Monday - time to feature songs some how, some way connected to Nashville, Tennessee.
Darrin Bradbury is playing tonight at the fairly recently reopened 12th and Porter... Busy week of music coming up... more later...
"Former Queen of Spain" by Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies
Pretty cool way to start of the week, one of my favorite Brian Wright songs from his live sets from the album Bluebird with his old band, the Waco Tragedies.
"Songs from Beneath the Lake" by The Shakers
This is the title track from the album by this band that featured Robert Logue and Oscar Rice of Royal Court of China. The band created a unique and wonderful mix of southern gothic mysticism and atmospheric folk music - Rebecca Stout provided haunting vocals that served as another instrument. One of my favorite bands from the late 80s to early 90s Nashville music scene.
"Thought You Needed Me" by Carl Anderson
Nashville by way of Charlottesville, VA - another excellent track from Risk of Loss which was one of my favorites of 2015.
"Everything It Takes" by Loretta Lynn feat. Elvis Costello
There is so much Nashville here... let's start with the song which was written by Lynn (who has been called the Queen of Country Music) and Todd Snider (one of the founding fathers of the "new" East Nashville music scene). The song comes from Lynn's new album Full Circle which was produced by Lynn's daughter and John Carter Cash - at the Cash Cabin Studio. The song is also a duet with Elvis Costello whose own Nashville roots go back to 1981 when he recorded his Almost Blue album at Studio B on Music Row.
"The Other Man" by Tim McNary
Careful and long time E2TG readers will remember we featured several McNary tracks a few years ago. Well, he is back with an excellent new album called Above the Trees. The album is due out on April 8, but you can get a 4 song sampler at Noisetrade right now.
"Glory Hallelujah" by Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies
My cup runneth over... a second Brian Wright song on the shuffle and it another one of my favorites from his electrifying live sets. Wright is a vital part of the Nashville music community, and a heck of a nice guy.
"Lower You Can Go" by Tim Carroll
Speaking of vital and nice guys. Tim Carroll's long running Rock and Roll Happy Hour (every Friday 6-8:30p.m.) has been heating up in recent weeks. I think is one of the best deals in this city and always a good time. A great way to kick off the weekend. This is an inspirational song taken from a recent CD sampler that you can only get at a Tim Carroll gig. Remember, if you are feeling down, there is always lower you can go!
"Isn't It Strange?" by Charlie Hager
We have another track from Charlie Hager's new album American Saga. The Nashville CD Release Party will be held Thursday night at the Crying Wolf in East Nashville.