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It's April 1 - no joke. Today, D. Boon would have been 58 years old. Hard to believe he had been gone for over 30 years. The music he made in his too short life was very important to me.
We have some Featured Friday music to kick off the fourth month of 2016
"Alcatraz" by PONY BOY
We start off our April with another awesome song from Pony Boy's Blue Gold album. This is a good one. Produced by Justin Collins and Adam Landry for Cosmic Thug...
"New Yorkian Dairy Company" by Jonas H. Sjøvaag's Navyelectre
Another track from this Norwegian artist. I am not sure if this is considered a bonus-track for the Large Ensemble album, but in any case, it is a great song.
"Don't F It Up" by Chase Walker Band
Chase Walker is a young blues guitar prodigy. He and his band have an album forthcoming called Not Quite Legal. This is our first listen, and yeah it is good! The "F" word is only censored for the title, by the way.
"Runnin'" by Ashleigh Flynn
From a Million Stars. I was thinking about Ashleigh Flynn this week. When she was here in Nashville, she said Todd Snider's "Play a Train Song" and Snider joined her on stage to sing a few lines. This week, I got to see and hear Snider himself play that song on the very same (The 5 Spot) stage. Ashleigh Flynn is good, ya'll.
"Six Feet Down" by Amelia White
Another from Home Sweet Hotel. Such a great album - you really should check it out.
"Clarity" by Pony Girl
Pony Girl meet Pony Boy... Pony Boy meet Pony Girl. If you guys ever put together a "Tale of Two Ponies" tour or split single - I hope E2TG gets a shout out... :-) Pony Girl are from Canada. The band's new album is called Foreign Life. Great stuff. I just now noticed that Raphael Weinroth-Browne of The Visit (who we featured a while back) plays cello on this album.
"April Fools" by Brian Wright
I promise this was not a plant! The shuffle brought this song up today of all days. I think I've said enough times that Brian Wright is one of the best songwriters I know. This is from the Café Rooster Sessions Vol. 1. Work is underway on Vol. 2, and I can't wait. Brian Wright has been touring with Aaron Lee Tasjan and on his own, if he comes any where near you, do yourself a favor and go out and see him.
"Dancin' Round The Nails" by The Jackals
We close out the week and the first shuffle of April with another track People by this outstanding Scottish band. They will be playing later in April before a Manchester City football match sponsored by Blue Soap-Music which is the source for a bunch of the great UK music that I feature here.