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Well, I alluded to this last post, and then circumstances forced my hand... I don't think doing a full recap of the Featured Friday Playlist is feasible given my return to live music. I was under the weather Friday and so today, we will present the brand new Featured Friday Playlist which debuted last Friday.
We start the playlist this week with four of my favorite local musicians/songwriters. I met Cold Equation's Drew Kohl and Lindsay Ellyn around the same time - in late 2014. Kohl has recently moved to Nashville from Georgia with his Young America bandmate Taylor Alexander. Ellyn has moved from New York City and was working an her first EP. It was a heady time for me- meeting a ton of talented people and really immersing myself in the Nashville music community for the first time. Kohl has now released three fantastic songs under his new moniker, and Ellyn - who ended up marrying Kohl's old band mate, released her full-length debut on Friday. This song is a stunning rerecording one of my favorite songs of hers with vocals by the talented Kiely Connell and Jason Eskridge (of Sunday Night Soul fame).
I think I formally met Megan Palmer shortly after meeting Kohl and Ellyn. I first saw her playing fiddle for Tim Easton and then Darrin Bradbury, but from the first time I heard her own songs I was captivated. It wasn't until later that I learned she had a full-time career as a palliative care nurse, and this is the second single in a row where she deals head-on with that part of her life. I was fortunate enough to see Megan in person for the first time in over a year on Thursday night and I heard her and Bob Lewis perform.
I am not sure if I have every properly met Taylor Cole, and I was much later to hearing his music with his band Tayls, but over the last year in particular his music has connected with me. An Instagram post he made about this song could have been written by me. It was uncanny.
5. "Change in Me" by Eddie Turner
Blues guitarist born in Cuba, raised in Chicago and now based in Denver, Colorado.
6. "All I Want (feat. Jake Shears)" by Boys Noize
7. "Runnin' Free" by Jeff Crosby
New single from the singer songwriter who divides time between Nashville and Boise Idaho.
8. "Let Me Let Go" by Dentist
9. "Old Mill" by Soo Line Loons
We featured a couple of early singles but the self-titled third album by this Minneapolis band is out now.
10. "Happy Every Day Leaning Latin Mix" by Aaron J. Trumm
11. "Every Day I Have the Blues" by Will Johns
12. "Where The Wind Cuts Your Skin" by Nature's Neighbor
13. "Sabor" by Dallas String Quartet and Jesus Molina
14. "Ticket for Two - Radio Edit" by Morten Remar
15. "Second Life" by Molino
16. "Stuck in Quarantine" by Jeremie & the Delicious Hounds
17. "Your Name" by Artio
18. "Wish You Well" by Scott Rocco
19. "Her Love" by Joe Wright
(More songs tomorrow)
Since this is my first post of only writing about some of the songs, I feel compelled to say that all of the music is fantastic and if I had unlimited time I would do each track justice. I strongly encourage you to listen to as much of the playlist as you can and if you hear something you like - find out more. If you can't find more information, please hit me up and I was steer you in the right direction. Music, these days, is easy to consume to fully appreciate it and experience it, takes effort - but it is worth it.