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The evidence is mounting... Derek Hoke's $2 Tuesdays at The 5 Spot are a guaranteed good time. The price, the music, the $2 Yazoos, the company... it never fails to brighten my week.
Last night, DJ Tim Hibbs was spinning songs meant to counteract the hate and fear that has been so prevalent this week. The line-up including two acts that have been featured in shuffles so far this week: Darrin Bradbury and Jesse and Noah. Plus Derek and his incredible trio, and the night ended with an incendiary performance by Porter and the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes (from Austin).
(Porter being the amazing Chris Porter). Shonna Tucker joined them for several songs. And I did not catch the bass players name, but he left nothing on the stage ending on the ground while never missing a note.
Tonight, Darrin Bradbury will be on Music City Roots live from the Factory in Franklin. If you cannot make it down, it streams at Music City Roots dot com. Darrin will be doing a full-band set joined by Matty Alger, Megan Palmer, Derek Hoke, and Cameron Carrus. Don't miss it!
On to our Wild Wednesday shuffle...
"Born With A Black Eye" by Joey Kneiser
Glossary's Joey Kneiser recently made his entire solo catalog available for Free Download via his bandcamp page. I don't know how long that will last, so I would recommend getting on that. I did, so expect much Joey Kneiser music to come. This one comes from a 2012 EP called Moonlight for the Graveyard Heart.
"Misguided Angel" by Cowboy Junkies
One of my favorite Cowboy Junkies songs - from the live album released on Noisetrade a while back. It was originally released on The Trinity Sessions album. The video posted includes a guest appearance by Natalie Merchant.
"No One's Song" by The Unravelling
The Unravelling are a Canadian progressive/industrial metal duo. Their album Tear a Hole in the Collective Vision has been on our playlist for a while. This is one of the final two songs we have from that album. Member Steve Moore has a newer project called Post Death Sountrack which I want to check out soon.
"This Little Light of Mine" by Clint Morgan
Clint Morgan's new album Scofflaw is due out Friday. This short track opens the album, and is a cover of the 1920s Children's Gospel song (words by Avis Burgeson Christiansen and Harry Dixon Loes. We will have more from that album forthcoming.
"Sir Prize" by Starlight Mints
The Starlight Mints were an indie band from Oklahoma who formed in the 1990s and released four albums in the 2000s. This song originally appears on the band's 2000 album The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of. The live version herd today comes froma ReLive disk called Live at the Cashbah 4/3/2004.
"Name Hog" by Dan Stuart with Twin Tones
It makes me really happy that artists who I was introduced to in my earliest days as a crazed music fan are still making amazing music. Green on Red was one of my favorite bands back in the 80s. Gas, Food, Lodging is on my list of favorite albums. Marlowe's Revenge, which Stuart recorded with the Mexican Band Twin Tones, is one of my favorite albums of 2016.
"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
Wild Wednesday's are all about the extremely jags which often take place within the shuffle. This is one of the biggest jags of this shuffle (although The Unravelling to "This Little Light of Mine" may argue that point)... we close out the shuffle with the now classic song forever immortalized by being the very first music video played on MTV. Yes kids, MTV used to stand for Music Television and they often a lot of music on the channel.