Friday, June 29, 2018

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Sleeping in Different Time Zones Mix

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Sending a big THANK YOU for another E2TG Anniversary Residency in the books!

Special thanks to The 5 Spot and Bob Lewis for being gracious hosts.

For all the bands/artists who played and played wonderfully:

Clark Paterson
Rayvon Pettis
The Big Dumb
Ben de la Cour
The End Men
Ted Drozdowski's Psychedelic Circus
Brian Milligram
Darrin Bradbury
The Coal Men
Shane Tutmarc
Joanna Barbera
Eli Cook 
Bee Taylor

I am extremely proud of this line-up and I appreciate all of you!

Finally, thanks to everyone who came out to one, two, three, or all four shows.  It means a lot. In Nashville, we have the very mixed blessing of having many, many great music shows virtually every single night of the week. There are always "impossible" choices to be made, and it is also easy, even as a music super fan, to get burned out on going to shows. All that to say, it makes me appreciate those who did make it out even more.

Onward and upward, now that I'm not promoting the shows, I can remind you that my novel The Drift is still for sale.  You can get it on I currently have 8 copies available for sale. I keep them in my car, so if you see me out and about and want one, just let me know.

Now, let's close out June with one final shuffle from the "New Music" playlist!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Floating the River Mix

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Guess what!  Today will be the last day I bug you about the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency. That is because tonight is the finale!

I saw "bug you", and sometimes promoting events like this can feel like overkill. But with social media algorithms being what they are - it is almost a necessity to repeatedly post in every imaginable way. I know that personally, I will sometimes see a post about a show the day after the show occurs, and there have been times that I thought I was over-posting about an event - only to mention the event in person to someone who I know is on social media and who reacts to my generic posts regularly, only to have them say, "I didn't know you were having that event". 

So... TONIGHT! Get yourselves down to The 5 Spot. Our really big shew will begin promptly at six and end promptly at 8:30.  Shane Tutmarc, Joanna Barbera, Eli Cook, and Bee Taylor will be your entertainment for the night. I will provide light MC tasks. Hopefully, I will read a short section from my novel, The Drift, and I will have a few copies for sale.

As always there are a myriad of live music choices in Nashville, but we do hope you will make E2TG, The 5 Spot, and our great line-up a part of your evening.  Fun fact: Most late shows don't start until at least 9:00pm (even if they say 8:00pm), so come to our show, and we will have you on your way long before the downbeat of the next show.  (Or just stay at The 5 Spot for their always stellar late show.)

Now, let us jump right into the Trending Thursday shuffle.  As always, these are the songs/tracks that I listened to on my way to work this morning:

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency Preview Shuffle - Month of Thursdays Mix Pt.4

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TOMORROW!  It's getting closer!  The Grand Finale of the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency will take over The 5 Spot beginning promptly at Six O'Clock.  Here is the line-up in order of appearance:

Shane Tutmarc will open with a short set of songs promptly at six. Tutmarc is now an East Nashville institution, but he got his start in the Pacific Northwest - leading the band Dolour. whose membership included Robin Pecknold later of Fleet Foxes and members of Portugal the Man and other bands.   Tutmarc moved to Nashville in 2010. He has opened for Wanda Jackson. Most recently, he has been performing under the moniker Solar Twin. 

Joanna Barbera: A native of New Jersey, Barbera's spirit has lead her all over the world before arriving in Nashville. Her music reflects her exploration of spiritual paths.  Her latest release Imago is a favorite of mine from last year. A song from that release, "When the Rain Comes" was prominently featured in the CBS series Criminal Minds. Her music is emotive with a great sound and wonderful songs, if you have not heard Joanna Barbera live, you want to make it The 5 Spot tomorrow, 

Eli Cook:  Eli Cook took up the guitar as a teenager in the Blue Ridge foothills of Virginia.  He cut is teeth playing and singing in churches and at revivals. His music takes a firm foundation of blues greats like John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Fred McDowell and others and updates it with influences from bands like Soundgarden, Clutch, and Rage Against the Machine.  His latest album is called High Dollar Gospel. It is another favorite of mine from 2017.  Cook has shared stages with the likes of B.B. King, Johnny Winters, Robert Cray, Gary Clark Jr, and most recently Robin Trower. He is in town from his home in Charlottesville, Virginia home, and you do not want to miss this rare opportunity to see him live in the intimate confines of The 5 Spot.

Bee Taylor: I was first recommended to Bee Taylor's music a couple of years ago.  When I went out to see her live, I wondered why he had taken me so long to catch on to her. Possessing a powerful voice and an intense spirit, Taylor's music has been described as a combination of Tom Waits and Amy Winehouse. Bee Taylor's incredible band features the immeasurable talented Cody Brooks  (Taylor is also a part of Brook's band).  Her set promises to be an all-out throw-down to help close out this awesome month of music.

I hope you will be there if you can!

We have our final "Month of Thursdays" shuffle - featuring artists from tomorrow's show.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Bitter End Mix

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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!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Let the Wheat In Mix

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JOIN US!  Thursday will be the GRAND FINALE of the E2TG Residency!  Let's make it a party!  We have wall-to-wall great music.  JUST ADDED!:  Shane Tutmarc is going to play a short set starting promptly at six p.m. (So make your plans to arrive early!).  Joanna Barbera will be up next, followed by the incredible Eli Cook - coming in from Charlottesville, VA with his unique blend of blues and alternative rock.   Finally, Bee Taylor will be closing things down with a rocking set with her incredible band.

It all goes down at The 5 Spot in East Nashville.  A low $5.00 Cover. Must be 21 or over and have a valid ID.

It is time to start another week!  The last week of June. Monday means we shuffle up a playlist that features a wonderful cross-section of Nashville artists from yesterday and today. Let's shuffle!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Bye Bye Johnny Mix

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Happy Friday!  I huge THANK YOU! to everyone who came out to Week 3 of the E2TG Residency. Thanks to The 5 Spot and big thanks to Brian Milligram, Darrin Bradbury, and The Coal Men.

Brian, backed by Mike Lombardi, made his 5 Spot debut and nailed it.  He played some of my favorite songs of his - including "Better Man" and "Common Song for the Road".

Darrin was... well his was Darrin  which means he was brilliant and charmingly aloof and self-deprecating and wonderful.  He played some brand new songs and generally confirmed my long held belief that he is one of the best songwriters working.

The Coal Men reminded me, once again, that they are simply the best. In their nineteenth year of existence as a band, they are - as I said in my introduction - solid as a rock - with a great sound, wonderful songs.

Now, we turn our attention to the 4th and final week of the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency. We hope you will join us next Thursday, June 28 at 6pm. Performing will be Eli Cook, Bee Taylor, and Joanna Barbera.

HERE is the Facebook Event if you need it.

Onward to our Friday shuffle!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - And the Band Played On Mix

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Come on out to see Brian Milligram, Darrin Bradbury, and The Coal Men.  As an added bonus, I will be reading a short section from my novel, The Drift.  It is an early show (6-8:30) a low ($5.00) cover, and the food truck will be open if you want to eat a bite. As always in Nashville, there is a ton of stuff going on.  I hope you will make the E2TG Anniversary show - a part of your pre-weekend Summer Solstice plans.  It's the longest day of the year, so don't say you don't have time. \

Remember, next week,we wrap up the month-long residency with Joanna Barbera, Bee Taylor, and Eli Cook!

Okay - let's get right into today's shuffle. It is Thursday.  We always shuffle up our "New Music" playlist on Thursday, and today is no exception.

What you may or may not know is that some time in the past, E2TG would post cover songs on Thursdays. This was before, I started getting so much new music that I needed to add more to focus on the new music coming my way. The reason I mention this today is... well just check out the first four songs of the shuffle....

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency Preview Shuffle - Month of Thursdays Mix Pt.3

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Okay - I have been keeping quiet over here recently about things going on in the world and our nation. AND, I NEVER wanted or intended E2TG to be a place for me to express my "political" opinions.  HOWEVER, I feel the need to speak up on somethings. To me, this is not political.  As I have said many times, it is fine to disagree about policies and philosophies around solving real or imagined "issues".  Despite my beliefs placing me firmly on the left of many political issues, I do believe our system works best when people of all political stripes can work together to arrive best solutions. (Unfortunately, that idea seems quaint and idealistic in today's climate).  Strong, principled conservatives and liberal/progressives are important to us as a society.

All that being said, there are things being done which I feel transcend political ideologies and partisan differences. It is possible to have any number of opinions about immigration and border security AND have compassion for the fate of families and children.  It is possible to lean to the right on social and economic issues and speak out against vile and inhumane words and actions from those who (theoretically) share your political beliefs.

I am prompted to write today - when I would much rather be talking about music and events - by last nights actions by the former Trump campaign manager (I am not going to even mention his name).  On television, while a story was being shared about a child with Down's Syndrome, this vile creatur said, "Wah-Wah" (reported as "Womp-womp" but whatever).  Keep in mind, he was campaign manager for someone who openly mocked a disabled reporter. Someone whose Attorney General opposed the principles of IDEA - a federal law that provides for children with all sorts of disabilities to have the best education possible in the least restrictive environment.  Prior to this law, many of these children were either denied education or "warehoused" in substandard, hidden rooms.  This same person's Sec. of Education nominee could not answer basic questions about IDEA in her confirmation hearing (and was still confirmed) and has rescinded 72 guidance documents related to children with disabilities.

I am the parent of a child with disabilities, and while that makes these issues more on the forefront for me - it is not the reason the actions above are repulsive to me - that is because I a person with compassion (or at least I try to be).  Because of my daughters disabilities, I have had the pleasure to meet many children with disabilities and their families. They are, in many cases, the most refreshingly honest and warm and kind people I have ever met. Children with Down's Syndrome, children with many different conditions and diagnoses, often possess a spirit and vitality that should be a lesson to all of us. Despite the hardships, the stares, the subtle or not subtle cruelty, they often possess unconditional love. Anyone - who mocks and otherwise harms  - these children should be called out and defended by everyone with a heart. Unfortunately, even these cruelties are framed as a left vs. right debate.  They are not. They are simply put a wrong vs. right debit.

TOMORROW NIGHT!  The E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency continues.

We have a great line-up:  Brian Milligram, Darrin Bradbury, and The Coal Men will present some of Nashville's best music.  It is an early show at The 5 Spot, so you will have time to get to some of the later events of the night or to get home before dark.

One week from tomorrow, we close out the month of shows with our finale - featuring Eli Cook, Bee Taylor, and Joanna Barbera. 

I would also like to remind you that my new novel, The Drift is available via  I will have a couple of copies of the novel for sale (more are ordered but will not arrive in time for tomorrow.  I will have a sign-up sheet if you would like to be notified when books are available for sale.   I can also have books shipped directly to you for a small shipping fee. 

Every Wednesday in June, we have been shuffling up songs from a special playlist featuring artists still to come at the E2TG Show. Let's jump!

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - No Mas Chem Trails Mix

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Bad news!  Microwave Mountain have had to pull out of Thursday night's E2TG Residency Show at The 5 Spot.  Fortunately, E2TG All-Time Favorite (and 2014 Artist of the Year) Darrin Bradbury is stepping in to do a solo set.  The revised line-up.  Brian Milligram will be on first around 6:15-6:30. Darrin Bradbury goes on around 7:00, and The Coal Men take the stage around 7:45 or so.

It's going to be a great show, and I hope you will come out.  I'm hopeful to have the chance to work with Microwave Mountain again very soon.

If you haven't done so, my novel, The Drift is still available via Amazon. I will have a couple of copies available Thursday night with more on the way.

Now, it is Tuesday and we have our "Trending Tuesday" shuffle. I am still thinking of making two playlists - one for Trending Tuesday and Trending Thursday and another for Featured Friday - for now, though, all three shuffles come from the "New Music" playlist - which consists of music relatively new or relatively new to me that I am choosing to feature.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Red All Over Mix

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Week 3 of the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency is this coming Thursday. Look for an eclectic mix of of some of my favorite artists/bands in Nashville.  Things are going to kick off just after 6:00pm with Brian Milligram, The Coal Men are up next, and Microwave Mountain close out the night.  These are some of the best that Nashville has to offer. Admission is just $5.00, Must be 21+ (with valid ID) to get into The 5 Spot. I hope you will join us.

I will be reading another short section of The Drift, and I will have a (very) few copies of my novel for sale. (I had a great sales day last Thursday, and my next order likely will not be here by this Thursday,  I hope to have them in time for the residency finale on June 28. 

THE DRIFT is still for sale at

Well, it is Monday, and time for another edition of Music City Monday - where we shuffle up a ginormous playlist of locally sourced music from past and present. Let's jump right into the shuffle:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Head Upon My Pillow Mix

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Thanks to everyone who came out last night to the E2TG Residency at The 5 Spot.  And a BIG thanks to Ben de la Cour, The End Men, and Ted Drozdowski's Psychedelic Circus - you all killed it!

Next show is Thursday June 21:

E2TG prides itself on being musically diverse and inclusive, and I think next week's E2TG Residency show will showcase that very well.

Brian Milligram is going to open the show with a solo set. Brian is a tremendous songwriter and great person. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and he doesn't pull punches.

The Coal Men have been part of the Nashville music community for several years, and to me they are at the top of their game. Their most recent album Pushed to the Side is a favorite of mine.  Dave Coleman is a respected producer and sideman - in addition to leading this fine band. I most recently saw him backing up Mark Huff.

A year or so ago, everyone started telling me I needed to see and hear Microwave Mountain. I kept missing opportunities to see them, but finally the stars aligned, and I saw them open for Buck n Stuff during their 2017 Residency at The American Legion, and I was suitably blown away. Their latest release Sick Licks is out now. Don't miss this opportunity to see them before the sun goes down.

Why don't you do ahead and clear your schedule and make your plans now to get to The 5 Spot by six o'clock. With this jammed packed line-up, we will get started right away, and you do not want to miss a moment.

It is finally Friday, and we have a Featured Friday playlist to take us all into the weekend.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Trouble in This Town Mix

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TONIGHT!   I hope everyone in and around Nashville will join me at The 5 Spot at 6:00pm tonight!  We have a ton of  great music, I will be reading a short section from my novel, The Drift.  Come help send Ben de la Cour off on his Canadian tour. Come help welcome, Brooklyn's The End Men back to Nashville. Come help wish Ted Drozdowski a continued Happy Birthday week!  Nashville weather is unpredictable... it might be raining tonight, it might be hotter than hell and humid as all get out.  But, the weather will be perfect inside The 5 Spot!

Today, we jump back into the "New Music" playlist...  Let's dive right in!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency Preview Shuffle - Month of Thursdays Mix Pt.2

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The Ear to the Ground Residency at The 5 Spot continues tomorrow night and every Thursday in June. 

This week:

Come on out!  I am so excited about this line-up.  Ben de la Cour is an amazing songwriter.  The End Men are flat out one of my all-time favorite bands and I am so excited to have them in Nashville for the night!  Ted Drozdowski has a 40 year career as a journalist.  He is currently a senior editor at Premier Guitar magazine. A brilliant man and gifted musician - he knows the blues better than anyone I know.  He brings a unique vision to his version of psychedelic blues music - with a brand new power trio - he calls Ted Drozdowski's Psychedelic Circus.

I have created a special playlist - to highlight some of the great music still to come this month.  Here is a taste.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Foghorn Mushroom Mix

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Just two days away!

Here is a little taste of the wacky awesomeness that you can expect this Thursday!  

Seven years in, and E2TG is still about keeping an ear out for what is out there.... today's "Trending Tuesday" shuffle has FIVE (5) first listens.  Let's jump right in!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Errol Flynn Mix

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While I am still smiling, thinking out last week's kick off to the E2TG 7 Year Anniversary Residency, it is time to shift our attention to this week's show.  And what a show! 

Once again, I going to recommend you get there early - things will kick off around 6:15-6:20 or so with a solo set from an absolute favorite songwriter of mine - Ben de la Cour. His latest album is The High Cost of Living Strange, and if don't have it - well, you need to fix that situation right away. Ben is about to start a big tour of Canada, but he agreed to do Thursday show before leaving. 

Whenever people ask me why I keep doing E2TG after seven years, my answer inevitably is about the incredible music I've heard that I might have missed if I didn't do this blog and the amazing people I have met and gotten to know.  The End Men are the prototypical example of both of those things.  When I first heard their music toward the end of 2011 (the year E2TG started), I was completely blown away. That their is music out there as good as what they were doing that I had  not heard, is my motivation to keep my ears to the ground.  Over the years, as I have gotten to know Matthew Hendershot and Livia Ranalli, they have become two of my favorite people. Badass musicians and all-around great people.  The End Men are based in Brooklyn.  I've seen them twice here in Nashville,  but it has been a few years, and I am so excited to show them off to some of my favorite Nashville friends.

Rounding out the music will be Ted Drozdowski's Psychedelic Circus. If you have never heard psychedelic blues music, you need to witness their set.  If you have seen psychedelic blues but have never seen Ted and his amazing band, you are only partially prepared for what you are going to see and hear.  If you have seen Ted perform, but not seen his latest incarnation of his band, you are still in for surprises and delights.   I have grateful to be able to help Ted celebrate a milestone birthday yesterday, and  the celebration will continue Thursday!

All this, and I will reading a short passage from my novel, The Drift.  I will have copies for sale, and I will try to do a better job of being near the merch table (this is new to me).

It all goes down - at The 5 Spot on Forrest Avenue in East Nashville at 6:00pm. A low, low $5.00 cover.

Meanwhile, we still have the normal course of E2TG business.... it is Monday - the day when we explore some of the best of what Music City (Nashville, Tennessee) has to offer (past and present - including music by current and former Nashville residents that may or may not have been made here in Nashville).

Friday, June 8, 2018

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Seasons Songs Mix

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Well Week 1 of the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency is in the books!  Thanks to all who came out. Special thanks to The 5 Spot, Clark Paterson and his great band, Rayvon Pettis, and The Big Dumb.  Inspiring music and good times.

We turn our attention to Week 2 coming up next Thursday, June 14th!

One of the best songwriters in Nashville, Ben de la Cour - who's most recent album is The High Cost of Living Strange will be stopping by to open the on his way to begin a Canadian tour.  Long time E2TG favorites, The End Men will be making a rare Nashville appearance. I believe this will be there first Nashville appearance since playing the Post-Americana all-day thing at The Basement a few years back. I am so excited for some of my Nashville friends to see and meet my Brooklyn friends.  Ted Drozdowski has recently started playing shows under the Ted Drozdowki's Psychedelic Circus moniker. He is a blues man - steeped in the traditions and yet willing to use those traditions a jumping off point for his otherworldly experimentation.  He has been hard at work on a new album, and I hope we hear some of his new music Thursday.

It is CMA and Bonnaroo weekend which means the temperatures have soared into the 90s.  Stay hydrated no matter what you do.

It's time for our Featured Friday shuffle. Currently, this shuffle comes from the "New Music" playlist - the same one I use for Trending Tuesday and Trending Thursday. I'm thinking of creating a Featured Friday playlist - with the idea that I can chose to "Feature" music that isn't technically "New" - which I already do - but I always feel like I have to disclaim.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Trending Thursday Morning Shuffle - Gonna Leave a Mark Mix

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TONIGHT!!!!!   I am so excited to kick off the month-long E2TG Residency at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. I am looking forward to each week and each artist/band on the bill.  If you are in the Nashville area, I sure hope you can make it.

We kick things off in fine fashion tonight with Clark Paterson who has put together a great band.  After that, I will read a brief passage from The Drift (copies will be available for purchase). Then - Rayvon Pettis will take the stage - backed by The Big Dumb.  Finally, The Big Dumb will close things out for Week 1 with a set of their own original music.   All this for $5.00. 

21+ Be sure you have a valid ID for admission.

Today, we jump back into the "New Music" playlist with a typically eclectic collection of songs...

Let's go!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency Preview Shuffle - Month of Thursdays Mix

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TOMORROW!  The E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency kicks off at The 5 Spot in East Nashville.

The show starts at 6:00pm.  The music should get underway no later than 6:15pm (since we have a ton of great music on tap).  Clark Paterson will kick things off with a full-band set. Followed by Rayvon Pettis and The Big Dumb (including a set of The Big Dumb doing their own music).

I decided to create a Spotify playlist to showcase some of the great music we have in store of you in June. I was listening to some of it last night, and we have some pretty amazing artists and music in store (if I do say so myself).

For the month of June, I will be forgoing our usual "Wild Wednesday" shuffle to feature a very special E2TG Residency Shuffle... Let's get started!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Trending Tuesday Morning Shuffle - Daisy Shotgun Mix

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This is just a couple of days away!   Make your plans now!

Check out Rayvon Pettis on Spotify
Check out Clark Paterson on Spotify 
Check out Griffin Winton (of The Big Dumb) on Spotify

Once your plans for June 7 are set - go ahead and mark your calendar for the rest of the E2TG Residency!

June 14 - We have Ben de la Cour opening, plus The End (Brooklyn) making a rare Nashville appearance, and Ted Drozdowski's Psychedelic Circus. 

June 21 - Brian Milligram will open for Microwave Mountain and The Coalmen. 

June 28 - Joanna Barbera opens for Eli Cook (Virginia) and Bee Taylor.  

These shows will be the most fun you are legally allowed to have before the sun goes down!  

I plan to have copies of my novel, The Drift, available for sale, and I will be reading short passages each week. 

$5.00 21+ (bring a valid ID - even if you are old like me). The 5 Spot is located in East Nashville at 1006 Forrest Avenue.  Doors should be open by 5:45pm or so.  Come early - we are jam packed with great stuff so we will aim to get started by 6:15 or so. 

Now, let's jump into this Trending Tuesday shuffle and see what it has in store for us!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Music City Monday Morning Shuffle - Just a Baby Mix

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Thanks to everyone who donated to the Spring Pledge Drive at WXNA! We reached our goal!  Also Happy Birthday to WXNA which is now two years old!

We are now just a few days away from the E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency at The 5 Spot. It all begins THIS Thursday June 7 at 6:00pm.   Clark Paterson will play a full-band set, followed by Rayvon Pettis and The Big Dumb.  The Big Dumb are Pettis' amazing backing band, but they are also one of my favorite bands - featuring quality players and boasting four amazing songwriters among their members.  I have compiled a woefully incomplete video playlist featuring some of the folks playing on Thursday.

Also, I will reading a short excerpt from my novel The Drift  and I will have copies for sale $10.  I hope you will come out if you are in Nashville - it promises to be a fun night of great music.

Music City Monday has proven to be one of my favorite days here on E2TG. It's a great opportunity to highlight some of the incredible artists who make or have made Nashville home. It's a lively cross-section of songs from different decades and different genres.  It is also an opportunity to showcase musical heroes and musically talented friends - and heroes who have become friends and vice-versa.

Let's shuffle!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Featured Friday Morning Shuffle - Dreaming of Snakes Mix

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My novel, The Drift is out now!  Paperback or Kindle (Buy the paperback and get a Kindle version for just $.99)

E2TG 7th Anniversary Residency is coming in June to The 5 Spot! The first night is LESS THAN ONE WEEK away.  Come early for Clark Paterson, Rayvon Pettis, and The Big Dumb. 

As you may be aware, for the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to co-host a radio show (Double Shot with Joe and Sue) along with my good friend Sue Havlish on WXNA-LP Nashville. This experience has been one of the most wonderful of my life. 

WXNA went on the air just under two years ago. It is a low-power, all-volunteer community, non-profit radio station, and it has taken this city by storm. I am so proud to be a part of it. It is time for the Spring Pledge Drive.  WXNA is People Powered Radio and relies on the generous support of the community to keep things going.  You investment (small or large) pays off everyday - by helping the station to keep on providing a home for independently programmed shows covering a variety of musical genres and topics of interest and benefit to the community.  The drive runs through Saturday at midnight. You can donate at or by calling 615-933-WXNA (9962). 

Also, WXNA is throwing a huge birthday bash Sunday at The Basement on 8th Avenue from 3-6pm.  I don't know many details yet, but I will share them when I do. Nevertheless, I hope folks in Nashville will come out - this is a celebration of what YOU have helped to make happen. 

It is FRIDAY!  It has been a very weird week - holiday on Monday, working from home Tuesday, plus other things... I'm ready for a bit of reset - and then next week - I can hop back in... lot's going on!

I loved today's shuffle- a couple of first listens plus some other new and relatively new things... a wide variety of music from all over the world - in other words everything a good music shuffle needs.  Let's do it!