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I really happy with the response and the outcome of the first week of our new "themed" shuffles. I am especially pleased that each day there was a pretty wide range of musical sounds and styles represented within each theme.
So, we are back with our second Music City Monday - songs (old and new) that are somehow connected to Music City USA - aka Nashville, Tennessee.
"Set the Record Straight" by Luella
Luella sets the record straight with one of her new songs. This is from a sampler CD of some of Luella's recent music which you can get at one of shows. Luella performs every Friday at The 5 Spot as part of Tim Carroll Rock and Roll Happy Hour from 6:00 to 8:30.
"Can't Wake Up" by The Apache Relay
The Apache Relay were a great Nashville band who called it quits in 2015. I grabbed this live recording from a CD of Music from a performance/documentary called Music City Underground which was released in 2012. I was lucky enough to find this CD awhile back in the CD bin at a thrift store.
"Girl in the Sky" by Stone Cupid
How about the fabulous Stone Cupid - lead by Julie Christensen with a song from their album The Cardinal. The song was written by Amelia White. It's a good one.
"Nuclear War" by Cloverbottom
Cloverbottom were an early punk band in Nashville. This song is available on the wonderful musical time capsule, Return to Elliston Square which was released by Spat! Records a few years back. The song was originally on the band's first EP called Anarchy in Music City.
"Slippin' Away" by Carolina Story
Another from the duo Carolina Story from their EP Chapter One.
"When I Can" by Jon Latham
Jon Latham recently celebrating his birthday. To celebrate, here is another track from his incredible debut album Real Bad News. A beautiful tune here.
No Difference" by Daphne Willis
Daphne Willis will be playing tonight at The Basement East with HER. This song goes back some to an EP called Matter of Time. The infectiousness of her music is evident here.
"American Saga" by Charlie Hager
Next up, Charlie Hager with the title track from his new album. Charlie is having his CD release show on March 17 at the Crying Wolf. Expect to hear much more from this album on E2TG. It was released on Flour Sack Cape records which is doing an admirable job workings with a lot of the artists you read about on E2TG.
"TMI" by Daphne Willis
Obviously, the shuffle knew that Daphne Willis was playing tonight (did I mention that she is playing at The Basement East with HER- doors at six, music at seven $5). A more up-to-date song from her latest EP called Get It! This is a really silly song, but I can almost guarantee that if you hear it, you will be singing it. Extremely fun!
"The Ballad of Wayne WV" by Andrew Adkins
We close things out with Andrew Adkins and another from Glass Castles. Catch Andrew Wednesday night at The Country for a must-see Nashville songwriters event. Adkins will be performing in the round with Tim Carroll, Jon Byrd, Tommy Womack, and Adkin's co-Earie winner, Mighty Joe Nolan. This is an incredible line-up of some of the best that Nashville has to offer. 7:30p.m. - The Country is located near Centennial Park on 28th Avenue - just off West End and next to Jed's Sports Bar.