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Well, it's the beginning of another month of shuffle here at E2TG, and it is Monday. We have been doing Music City Monday for a while, but it has been within the last couple of months that I created the "Music City Monday" playlist on Spotify - just to feature a wider variety of great Nashville music of today and yesterday. Here's today's shuffle:
"My Turn" by Sarah Potenza
For the second week in a row, we have a track from the album Monster by East Nashville favorite (and Top 20 contestant of Season 8 of The Voice - Team Blake), Sarah Potenza. Potenza is a powerhouse singer and a true original of a performer.
"Love is the Color" by The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies
Formed in the early 1990s and led by Mike Farris, The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies took their name from a Far Side cartoon and their sound from the Southern boogie tradition. This is a track from their 2003 live album called Lamanamanumi.
"All is Well" by Zach Schmidt
East Nashville (by way of Pittsburgh) singer-songwriter Zach Schmidt is up next with the first of two tracks from his album The Day We Won the War. Both videos are from a 2016 Paste Magazine session. Fans of Buck N Stuff may want to notice the pedal steel player."Big Two-Hearted River" by The Singing Butcher
The Singing Butcher (aka Timothy George) is one of my absolute favorite songwriters in town. He is working on his full-length debut album. In the meantime, we have a track from his 2016 EP, The Butcher Papers. George is a genuine butcher and a really great guy.
"The Day We Lost the War" by Zach Schmidt
Track #2 for the day from Zach Schmidt. Schmidt is hard a work on the follow up album to The Day We Lost the War. He is on a short list of songwriters personally recommended to me by Darrin Bradbury. FYI - Darrin is batting 1.000 when it comes to his recommendations being spot on the money awesome.
"Begging to Stay" by Great Peacock
Next, we have a track from the brand new album from one of Nashville's best and most original bands, Great Peacock. Their second album is called Gran Pavo Real - which is Spanish for Great Peacock.
"Kiddies" by Self
After the 1980 boom of original Nashville rock music - which spawned bands like Jason & the Scorchers, Walk the West, Georgia Satellites, Royal Court of China, and more - the local rock scene went into a bit of a slump. sElf (or SeLF or Self) led by Matt Mahaffey helped to usher in the next wave starting in 1993. This song is from the band's second album The Half-Baked Serenade. It became a minor hit, and due its references to Halloween and Marilyn Manson - still gets played in October.