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"Might Be Mine" by The Defeated County
The Defeated County are from St. Louis. Their latest album is called Bar Tabs and Baby Names. I like their sound, and I think you might, too. Check them out!
"You Are the Sun" by Annie Oakley
A vintage recording of the legendary wild west star... wait, no... that's not right. Annie Oakley are a band from Oklahoma City. Part of that burgeoning Oklahoma music community that very kindly sometimes sends folks Nashville way (either for tours or to live). I'll tell what having my ear to the ground means to me... when you see a pile of CDs sitting on a table at The 5 Spot with no one around them, you pick it up and look at it, and when you read that it is a compilation from the Oklahoma Room at Folk Alliance put out by Horton Records, LTD, you casually pick up the CD and take it home with you. This track is from the album Thought of You a God which was released back in September. It's good stuff.
"Nobody Got the Blues" by Luella
Another tune from Luella's sampler CD that you can get at most of her shows - including any given Friday night at The 5 Spot as part of Tim Carroll Rock 'n' Roll Happy Hour. Nobody got the blues like you do, but you can do the "Hot Dog" and everything will be okay... ;-)
"The Friar" by Venkman
Several first timer E2TG appearances today - including this funky band from the Midlands area of the UK. A great sound. This song is from an EP called Kakorrhaphiophobia which was released late last year. Really fun music.
"And It's You" by The Veldt
Another first appearance. The Veldt were originally from North Carolina, lived in New York City for some time, and their Facebook pages lists their current location as Leeds. This is excellent soul driven modern dance music. This is also our second set of twins in the shuffle (Annie Oakley featured the first). The Veldt's roots go back to the vibrant Chapel Hill music scene of the late 80s/early 90s. The have a new mixtape EP called The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation. This a track from that record. Expect to hear more...
"Flower Beds" by Bashful Hips
Another from the new Bashful Hips record, After I Died, I've Never Felt So Alive. Bashful Hips music is unlike just about anything you hear in Nashville (or really any where), and I like it a bunch.
"Dilettante" by Toot Sweet
So far, Toot Sweet are the only band from the Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen collective that I have seen live, and they put on a great show at The East Room a few month's back. They recently released a new single and title track from their new album which is set for release this coming Friday. Vintage modern sounds of the cabaret. Check them out!
"Heaven Mississippi" by Bob Margolin
Another track from My Road, the latest album by Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin who was a long time member of Muddy Waters band. I think I mentioned this before, but Margolin appears in The Last Waltz alongside Waters. This is really what they call the blues...
"Vagabonde" by Susan Herndon
Another track from that Oklahoma Room CD I came across. A really cool sound with a delightful French accent. Need to find out more.