Monday, May 22, 2017

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Don't Try to Fight It Mix

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It is really hard to sort it all out sometimes... I mean, there are policy decisions that I philosophically and morally object to.  There are ethical breaches that are beyond the pale. There are individuals with reprehensible believes (racist, ablest, homophobic, etc.). There is potentially criminal behavior.  And then there are the instances of what appear to the treasonous activities.  Where and how do you focus on one without losing sight of the others.... These are strange and troubling times...

And off we march into the week ahead!  I have a work thing that will take me away from my office a few days this week, so there may be some interruption in the regularly scheduled shuffles... stay tuned.

This week, I am looking forward to Wednesday at The 5 Spot - when the E2TG Residency welcomes Cafe Rooster Records!  You do not want to miss this one!

Okay - it is Monday - and on Monday we turn our attention to Nashville, Tennessee and music somehow connected to the Music City....  Let's shuffle!

"The Story" by Dolly Parton

2017 marks the 10 year anniversary of Brandi Carlile's breakthrough album The Story.  To mark the occasion, the album Cover Story: Brandi Carlile celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to benefit War Child) was recently released.  Dolly Parton, who is from upper East Tennessee but who made her mark in Nashville, performs a stunning cover version of the title track).

"That's the Way That It Goes" by Reckless Johnny Wales

It doesn't get more Music City than Reckless Johnny.  We have a track from his latest album, 5 Star Meat and Three. Wishing a Happy Birthday to Reckless Johnny's better half, Denise!
"In Between Days" by Ben Folds

Nashville's own Ben Folds is up next with a live cover of The Cure's In Between Days - taken from the Songs for Goldfish compilation (2005).

"Tommy T. Monkey" by Brian Wright

Speaking of Wednesday night's Cafe Rooster Night, one of the featured performers will be 2016 E2TG Artist of the Year, Brian Wright.  This is a song from his latest release (The Sneak-ups) which came out last year on Cafe Rooster Records.

"Don't Try To Fight It" by David Olney

It's all randomly shuffled - but up next, is David Olney - who blew us all away last Wednesday at the E2TG Residency. This is the title track of his latest album which was produced by Brock Zeman. 

"When Your Loving Comes Around" by Will Kimbrough

Will Kimbrough is from Mobile, Alabama, and that is where he founded his 1980s band Will and the Bushmen.  In brought the band to Nashville in the later part of the decade, and he has been here ever since. He is a well-traveled and highly respected musician and a songwriter. This is a track from his 2014 album Sideshow Love.

"Can You See Me Now" by Jon Worthy

My experience is always get there early and stay late - even for the bands/artists you don't know or aren't familiar with.  That is how I first heard Jon Worthy.  His latest album is called May You Live Happily Ever After.  This one comes from the prior album, Unconventional. 

"This Can't Be the Last Time" by Sugar and the Hi Lows
Sugar and the Hi Lows is a collaboration of songwriters Amy Stroup and Trent Dabbs. Both were members of the Ten out of Tenn collective.  This one is from their 2012 self-titled release.

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