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I am continuing to work on my Spotify playlists for E2TG. So far, I have completed nine - January - September 2018. These are meant to be a cross-section of music I featured during those months - not necessarily music released in those months. If you are interested, you can check out the playlists (links below) and follow my personal profile to find out when new playlists are created.
JUST ADDED! August and September 2018 Playlists!
E2TG January 2018
E2TG February 2018
E2TG March 2018
E2TG April 2018
E2TG May 2018
E2TG June 2018
E2TG July 2018
E2TG August 2018 (NEW!)
E2TG September 2018 (NEW!)
E2TG October 2018 (Coming Soon!)
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After two weeks off for different reasons, Music City Monday is back! We have a super cool playlist of songs from artists connected to Music City USA. Let's jump!
"Cadillacin'" by Paul Burch
We start things off with the first of two tracks from the magical Meridian Rising album by fellow WXNA DJ and Nashville music legend, Paul Burch. The album is an imagined musical autobiography of Jimmy Rodgers. The album is a wonder and a joy."Right as Rain" by Maxwell Putnam
Next up, we have a track from one of my favorite "new" Nashville songwriters. Maxwell Putnam's Ode to a Tinhorn. Putnam has been getting some much deserved attention. This is a great album that I highly recommend.
"The Good Life" by Andrew Leahey and the Homestead
Next up, from Skyline in Central Time. Andrew Leahey in addition to leading his band, The Homestead, is a music journalist, guitarist with Jon Latham, and more. I've been a fan of his music for several years now, and he never disappoints.
"Surrender (It's You)" by Brett Ryan Stewart; Cheyanne Cope
Next we have - what I think is our first official E2TG listen to one of my favorite human beings in the Nashville Music Scene. Brett Stewart is most recently the founder and owner of Wirebird Productions - a boutique music production company. This is a song co-written by Stewart and L.A. singer-songwriter Cheyanne Cope.
"Back to the Honky Tonks" by Paul Burch
Track #2 of the day from Meridian Rising. Jimmy Rodgers (The Singing Brakeman) was born in Meridian, Mississippi. I remember driving through or past Meridian as a child - going to visit family in Louisiana, and I remember being curious about the name of the town. Turns out the early residents believed meridian was synonymous with "junction" (which it isn't) and the name stuck.
"Home" by Madeleine Besson
Nashville by way of Paris, France singer-songwriter Madeleine Besson is up next with another track from her album Journey Home. I first saw, Besson playing as part of a Madison Guild Monday songwriter night at Dee's in Madison. This event is one of my favorites for seeing my favorite songwriters and discover "new-to-me" songwriters.
"Those Circles" by Andrew Adkins, Tim Rogers
E2TG favorite Andrew Adkins returns to the shuffle with a track from his album To Become Immortal Then Die. On this track, he is joined by his frequent bandmate - Tim Rogers. Adkins previously fronted the bands Mellow Down Easy and Lions for Real. His music has been used in films and television.
"When the Rubber Hits the Road" (Live) by BR549
Next up, we have a 2000 Live recording of the Nashville legends BR549 from their Live at the Astrodome album. Beginning in the mid 1990s, the band led the revitalization of Lower Broadway in Nashville with their regular sets at Robert's Western World. Featuring Chuck Mead - the band added some fire to traditional honky tonk music while remaining true to the roots.
"Lucky Strike" by Mary Bragg
Mary Bragg recently released a new single, "I Thought You Were Somebody Else" co-written by the great Bill Demain (Swan Dive, Crackerboots). This is the title track from her 2016 album. Mary Bragg is consistently one of my favorite local songwriters. Always good to have her in the shuffle.