Monday, June 20, 2016

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Neil Help Me Mix

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And we are back...  It is officially the longest day of the year, and the beginning of summer.  And unbelievably, the year is just about half way over.

Anyway, a fairly busy week ahead with some great shows, a pre-recording of Double Shot with Joe and Sue, and on Saturday, a live broadcast!

Today is Monday which is when we shuffle up songs from the Music City Monday playlist (songs by people who do or have lived in Nashville or who at least have some connection to the Music City.).

After the jump!

"You Know, I Know" by Carolina Story

Nashville's Carolina Story with a track from Chapter One.  One my favorite bands/duos of recent years.

"The Heart Ever Breaking" by Joey Kneiser

From his latest album, The Wilding - one of the best albums I've heard in a while. With a pretty cool video to go with it.  Features Joey Kneiser's fellow Glossary cohort, Kelly Smith.

"Letter to Shreveport" by Kevin Gordon

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Kevin Gordon is a Nashville treasure.  I hate that I couldn't make it to his show with Ray Bonneville last night.  This is another excellent track from his most excellent Long Gone Time album. One of the best  of 2015.

"Neil Young" by Will and the Bushmen

This song was the beginning of a life-long love of Will Kimbrough's music.  Will and the Bushmen were a Mobile, Alabama band, but I think they relocated to Nashville toward the end of their initial run (I saw them at The Cannery back in the day), and anyway, Will Kimbrough has been a fixture on the Nashville (and National) music scene for many, many years.  A sonically spot on, wry tribute to...well Neil Young. I always liked that it was a bit of an answer song to an answer song. 

"Donald and Lydia" by John Prine

I love, love, love having this 1986 John Prine concert recording in my playlist.  This is a song from Prine's classic self-titled album.  

"Runaway Train" by Mark Robinson

If you have not seen Mark Robinson and his band live, well you need to fix that ASAP.  His shows are among the best and most entertaining I know about. Known as a blues/rock guitar slinger, Robinson is adept in many different styles of music.  He has a residency scheduled for September at The 5 Spot, and the line-up he has planned in beyond compare.  If you can't wait that long, the Mark Robinson Band will be playing this coming Saturday and the newly reborn Radio Cafe (which is now located in Madison). Runaway Train comes from his album Quit Your Job, Play Guitar.

"Little Bitty Dream" by Will Hoge

A stripped down demo/worktape for this song which was included on the 2015 album Small Town Dreams.  

"Bow Down to the Blues" by Tom House

And we close things out today with another track from Songs Like Dreams...More Like Blood.   


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