Tuesday, September 24, 2019

E2TG - 8th Anniversary Residency - Week 1

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*Note: The video playlist at the bottom of the post attempts to closely approximate the shuffle I listened to on my way to work this morning. When a video for a song was not available, I substituted another song by the same artist. When I could not find any videos by an artist, I included a related video or did not include a video for that track. This blog may reference unreleased tracks, however, no unreleased music is ever included.


The E2TG 8th Anniversary is now only ONE DAY AWAY!  

September 25 - Week 1: Ben Arthur + Conrad y Skordalia

October 2 - Week 2: Ryan Sobb + Don Gallardo

October 9 - Week 3: The Truehearts + Jason Erie

October 16 - Week 4:  Josh Gray  + Meghan Hayes

October 23 - Week 5: Microwave Mountain + The Big Dumb

Doors open around 5:30pm. Music should get underway no later than 6:15 and finish up no later than 8:30.  The 5 Spot is 21+ and you must have a valid ID to enter - no exceptions.

Come out for a great night of music and to help kick off these five weeks of shows.

After the jump, more information about our featured artists for Week 1!

Ben Arthur 

Ben is a songwriter whose ninth album Perspective will be released soon. He is also the host and creator of the Song.Writer podcast.
SongWriter is a podcast of stories and answer songs, featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Roxane Gay, Gary Shteyngart, Ted Leo, Patricia Lockwood, Susan Orlean, and others.

Visit Ben Arthur's Website for more information about all of his projects.

Conrad y Skordalia

David Conrad (voice, guitar) got an intensive education in songwriting over four decades as a bassist accompanying great singers, writers and bands including Phoebe Snow, Solomon Burke, Tom Rush, Chuck Berry, Dave Van Ronk, Orphan, Rufus Thomas, Sylvain Sylvain, Jonathan Edwards, Marc Ribot, Black 47, Hank Thompson and Delbert McClinton.

Rebecca Weiner Tompkins (violin, voice), is also a member of Life in a Blender and Maynard and the Musties, and has recorded and performed with Patti Smith, Jim Malone and The Piney Hearts, Emily Duff, Scott McClatchy, Sergio Webb, Ricko Donovan, Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers, Alex Sniderman, The Nu-Sonics, John Egenes, Chief, The Sometime Boys, Karen and The Sorrows, The Menthol Kings, Chris Rael,Stellan Wahlstrom, Mark Donato's Canoeful of Strangers, Jim Malone, Standpipe, Ian Roure, Eddie Skuller, Zane Campbell, Stanley Keach and Bluegrassachusetts, The Ming Dynasty Ramblers, and The Tuna Canyon Boys among many others.

Visit Conrad y Skordalia's website for more information.

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