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Hard to believe it, but Americana Week is here. The return to a live event will different - proof of vaccine or negative test will be required, I expect - but don't know - that there will smaller crowds in general. But, there is still going to be a lot happening - and one event, I am particularly excited about is the Magnolia Roads - American Roots Saturday & Backyard Campfire Sessions. I will be teaming up with the incredible Emily Hansen of Magnolia Roads to co-emcee the event which boasts 20+ musical acts on two stages - including several E2TG favorites - like Jon Latham, Allen and Keshia of LadyCouch, The Natchez Tracers, Renee Wahl & The Sworn Secrets, Chip Greene, Mike Younger, David Newbould, The Minks, Don Gallardo, Tim Easton, Amelia White, Ted Russell Kamp, and more.
The show goes from 11:30am until 8pm at Dee's Country Cocktail Lounge. The schedule and details can be found here - stop by or hangout all day.
Featured Friday Playlist recap (part 2 - what comes after the first part) (songs 16-22):
16. "Reaches of the Universe" by Coyote Man
Chicago based Progressive, instrumental band with the lead track from their new album.
17. "Happy Place" by Louise Cappi
From the new album. Hope, whose title took on new meaning in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Louise Cappi is based in New Orleans.
18. "Underneath Your Spell" by Ewan MacFarlane
Single from the forthcoming debut solo album by the Glascow music legend.
19. "Burning House of Love" by Jesse Dayton
Austin Texas singer-songwriter Jesse Dayton with a cover of the X song.
20. "Come Back Jimmy" by Matthew James Adkins
Michigan's Matthew James Adkins returns to the playlist with a track from his just released album Stoned on My Own.
21. "When The Lights Went Out" by Bailey Tomkinson
Next up, the latest single from the UK-based singer-songwriter.
22. "The Ballad of K69996 Roma" by Nick Hudson
And finally, Nick Hudson (who E2TG may know from Academy of Sun) just released his new EP K69996roma, and we have the lead and sort of title track to close out this segment of the Playlist.
Featured Friday Playlist