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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 underway - Next Show October 2!
October 2 - Week 2: Ryan Sobb + Don Gallardo (Album Release Show)
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
In about six hours Ryan Sobb and his band will be taking The 5 Spot stage to kick off Week 2 of the E2TG 8th Anniversary Residency. Don Gallardo and How Far West will be up after that with their album release show. So excited!
Now, here is a "Wild Wednesday" shuffle!
"Wildflower Time" by Tim Henderson
We start off with the first of two songs from the Tim Henderson Legacy Collection box set. We have been working through this six disc set for awhile now. This lovely song comes from disc 6 - In His Eyes. Henderson was Texas songwriter and a Kerrville New Folk award winner in 1977. He passed away in 2011, but his music lives on.
"Aerosmith" by Stuffy Shmitt
Not to be mistaken for the Aerosmith song about Stuffy Shmitt... From Stuffy's 2001 album Nothing is Real. One of the most unique individuals and best songwriters to call Nashville home, we are eagerly anticipating some new music from Shmitt."El Salto" by De Surfures
Surf rock band from Spain. The title of the song translates to The Jump.
"My Creole Belle" by Taj Mahal
Next up, we have the great Taj Mahal with a Mississippi John Hurt song. This comes from Taj Mahal's Labor of Love album which was released in collaboration with the Music Maker Relief Foundation and some of the legacy artists supported by that fine organization.
"My Kind of Town" by Frank Sinatra
A 1964 single from Sinatra. The song was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn. The song was originally included in the 1964 musical film Robin and the 7 Hoods which starred several members of the Rat Pack. One of charting songs about Chicago released by Sinatra - the other being "Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)" (1957)
"Refinement Hour" by Cellarscape
One from the recent archives. This is the final track from the 2017 album Exo Echo which we covered pretty heavily a couple of years ago. Cellarscape's primary member Paul Terry has stayed busy with film work including the 2018 film Sidney and Friends.
"That's Working for Me" by Barbara Blue
Next up, we have a track from the Reigning Queen of Beale Street from her Fishing in Dirty H20 which we featured last year.
"Unmemorable" by Flavored Cardboard
Going back to 2016 which in teenage years is a half a lifetime ago, we have a track from Fingers Crossed by the New Haven based Flavored Cardboard. The band features April Friedman and Luke Slomba who was also a part of The Foresters when this came out. We have more recently been featuring his college punk band Sonic Reducers. The music here has a definite They Might Be Giants vibe (and in fact includes a cover of a TMBG song). This song was written by April.
"Bleach Blondes and Broncos" by Tim Henderson
Our second song from the Tim Henderson Legacy Collection box set. This is a Henderson song performed by the late Allen Damron from Disc 3 which features Damon performing Henderson's songs. A humorous song about an aging rodeo star trying to ride all day and all night.
"Moonshine" by kettleflower
Kettleflower is a on-line collaboration between producer-engineer Mike Purcell and songwriter-musician Patrick Rickelton. Rickelton was an early featured artist on E2TG when he released music under the name Prattle On, Rick. This collaboration found Rickelton putting lyrics to some of Purcell's instrumental tracks as they worked together over the internet.