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Always a good night, when I get to see two former E2TG Artists of the Year share a stage. Darrin Bradbury and Jon Latham along with Nick Nace opened up their residency which will run every Wednesday for the rest of May. Ryan Sobb opened the show. It was my first time seeing this recent arrival in Nashville, and I was highly impressed.
Coincidentally, on this date in E2TG history 2017, Jon Latham was scheduled to play week 2 of our sixth anniversary residency, but he ended up in the ICU - so we made the night a benefit and raised some money. That night both Nick and Darrin played.
It's Thursday, and time to delve back into the "New Music" playlist. I'l running a little late today, so let's jump right in!
"Leanne" by Rayvon Pettis
We start off with 2017 E2TG Artist of the Year, Rayvon Pettis with a fine track from his outstanding album Dying Light. Remember, Pettis will be playing the opening night of our JUNE residency to celebrate 7 years of E2TG."System Bi" by Black Needle Noise (feat. Fakeba)
Black Needle Noise returns to the shuffle - with a new single. We have previously featured songs from the first album, Lost in Reflections, by this project led by John Fryer - the legendary British producer and member of This Mortal Coil. As a producer, he has worked with Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails, Yazoo and many, many more. This new single features Fakeba - an electronic artist from Senegal. I like this track a bunch.
"Feeling High" by The Mouse Outfit (feat. IAMDDB and KinKai)
Next up, we have another track from Jagged Tooth Crook by Manchester hip hop band The Mouse Outfit. They once again team up with fellow Manchester artist iamdbb. This time they are joined by yet another Manchester artist Kinkai. This track is groovy, and I have found myself becoming a big fan of The Mouse Outfit.
"Let It Rain" by Ronan Furlong
Next up, we have another track from Red Sun Rising by Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Furlong. This is a snappy, upbeat number - a nice addition to my morning commute.
"The End" by Flesh Eating Foundation
My shuffle function has really been digging Flesh Eating Foundation (I do, too by the way). We are making our way through their album We Are Fucked. This track is The End. Aggressive loud, noisy music - I dig it.
"Heartaches By the Number" by Buck N Stuff
E2TG favorites and all around swell guys - Buck N Stuff give this 1959 Harlan Howard song the Buck N Stuff treatment. Buck Owens released his version of this country classic in 1961. This song has been covered by artists as diverse as Cyndi Lauper, Dwight Yoakum, Connie Francsis, Burl Ives, Waylon (and separately Willie), and many more. I feel confident in saying, it has never been done the way Buck N Stuff do it. From their album Saving Country Music: Live at The American Legion Post 82.
"Columbus" by Bill Bloomer
And we close things out with our second listen to Jubilee, the most recent album by Bill Bloomer - who is from Portland, Oregon, but currently living in France. Bloomer's life has taken him around the world, and his songs are enriched by his experiences. Looking forward to hopefully seeing him playing some shows over this way soon. Bill Bloomer has already recorded the majority of the follow-up album with an eye on a 2019 release.