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All good things must come to an end, and this Thursday, we bid a fond adieu to the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency. Eli Cook is heading to Nashville from Charlottesville, VA to lay down some of his signature blues-infused rock songs, Bee Taylor (who designed the cool posted above) brings her awesome band to rock your world, and Joanna Barbera is going to captivate you with her gorgeous songs. All that, and I have a few copies of The Drift for sale. As if all of that was not enough, get to The 5 Spot early - right at six long-time Nashville favorite and Seattle native Shane Tutmarc will join us for a short set to get things kicked off in style. 6pm sharp, $5 cover, 21+ (bring valid ID), and be prepared to party.
I am running late. I had to leave work early and I kind of lazed around this afternoon. So, here is a late edition of the Tuesday morning shuffle! Quick and to the point!
"The Bitter End" by Don Gallardo
E2TG Favorite Don Gallardo kicks off the shuffle today with another fine track from his latest album, Still Here. This one was co-written by Luke Amelang.
"OBAFGKM" by MIS+RESS
Shifting gears, pretty dramatically, we have another track from the self-titled album by MIS+RESS based out of Toms River, New Jersey. Only, two tracks from the album have You Tube videos - coincidentally, those are the two remaining tracks we have to feature after this one. In any event, you can listen to this track below.
"Liberosis" by Searmanas
Liberosis is a longing for liberty or a desire to let things go. Searmanas is a NYC based Electronica artist - it is the solo project of Niabi Aquena. It is lush and lovely music. This is out first listen, and I cannot wait to hear more.
"Eye See" by Cup
Brooklyn based hard rockers Cup are back with another track from their latest Jitter Visions. Cup have quickly become a favorite of mine.
"Caroline and Oscar" by rOZZ
Next up, we have our second listen to Swedish pop/folk artist rOZZ and her album Crunching the C.
"Soldier On" by Bob Rea
Next up, we get some marching orders from Nashville/Colorado singer-songwriter Bob Rea from his album Southbound.
"Goin' Electric" by Bill Bloomer
We have another track from Jubilee from ex-pat songwriter Bill Bloomer. It looks like he will be back in the States in the fall, and we are hoping for a Nashville visit. This track references Bob Dylan's infamous Newport Folk Festival appearance - but it is about more than that.
"Heart Can't Live Here" by The Nouveaux Honkies
Relatively new Knoxville residents The Nouveaux Honkies are up next with another track from their awesome album Loud in Here.
"Waste of Talent" by The Zealots
We close with a first listen to Jawbone - the new album by Asheville based The Zealots. The Zealots are lead by George Terry McDonald (who you may recall playing the first ever E2TG Presents show a few years ago). George Terry also has a new solo album under the moniker George Trouble called PLOW which we will also be featuring. The Zealots play a rock and roll that incorporates influences of many of my favorite bands and artists - while being unique and original.