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Heading into another week. By the way, the 10th Anniversary of this blog is fast approaching - in May. I also realized the 10th episode of the Ear to the Ground radio show will happened that same month - so I am planning something special to mark that convergence of events. It is not looking like it may take two weeks. More to come.
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Feature Friday Recap (Pt. 11: Songs 17-26):
17. "Light Shines In" by Conor Gains
First up, we are a track from a new EP/single from this Toronto based singers-songwriter who makes music with a wonderful combination of pop, southern soul and more.
18. "Deshta (Forever)" by Lisa Gerrard; Jules Maxwell
Next up, we have our second single to feature from Dead Can Dance's Lisa Gerrard and Jules Maxwell. Great stuff.
19. "The Way Down" by Van Plating
Next up, we have the new single from Florida based singer/songwriting and musician Van Plating. It is the follow-up to the her 2019 album which marked her return to music after a decade off. A strong song, and I look forward to hearing more.
20. "Balearic" by Are We Static
Next, UK indie band Are We Static with a fantastic new song.
21. "Palms Casino" by Sam Valdez
Next up, a immense sounding new single from L.A. based Sam Valdez - her full length album Take Care is due out May 7.
22. "Where is the Time?" by My Name is Ian (feat. HMS Morris)
Next up, a new single from Welsh band My Name is Ian - ahead of their new album due in June called Fantastic Company. Here they team up with an other Welsh band we have featured before- HMS Morris.
23. "Bridges" by Jason Pilling
We have a wonderful new single from UK singer-songwriter Jason Pilling who is originally from Saskatchewan.
24. "Scallywag" by The Lancasters
Next up, a tasty bit of rock 'n' roll which builds upon the classic traditions - especially on some of the great British bands of past decades. The Lancasters are from Italy, and this great new single is pretty darn cool.
25. "Upstate" by Shay Martin Lovette
Some lovely and mysterious country folk from this North Carolina artist who worked with members of MIPSO, Mandolin Orange, and Mount Moriah on his forthcoming Scatter & Gather due out May 14.
26. "Fly Wizard Fly" by Mashup & Cozy Condition
And we close this segment of music with some experimental funk from Richmond, Virginia. A great tune to wind up this segment of our playlist.Featured Friday Playlist