Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Convenience Store Mix

Man, it’s been a busy few weeks… Please be sure to check out our Featured Artist for July 2012.  I am going to try to get some more info up about each of the bands.  Also, the Band of the Month Poll will be opening probably on Sunday or Monday so keep an eye out for that.

Shamelessness to follow:  If you like this blog, please spread the word and subscribe.  If you do shopping on, you can use any of the Amazon links (most of the album covers and some links on the right sidebar) and navigate to what you need, and Ear to the Ground gets a percentage of the sale. Does Amazon sell houses?  You could buy a house, that would be cool….

Okay – it’s about the music, and we had a neat shuffle today which I would like to share with you:

Last week marked the 25th Anniversary of the seminal Replacement’s album, Pleased to Meet Me.  If you keep up with me on Facebook you already knew that.  Well, today we have a cover of one of the great songs from that album.  Micah Schnabel is a singer/songwriter who is also a member of the Alt-Country/Rock band Two Cow Garage.  His minimalistic and ragged cover of Can’t Hardly Wait is on his 2010 solo album, When the Stage Lights Go Dim.

A early demo version of Can’t Hardly Wait which was recorded around the time of the Tim album.
Adam Carroll is a Texas Singer/Songwriter, and I cannot believe I have missed out on his music for so long.  Blondie and Dagwood comes from his 2000 album Lookin’ Out the Screen Door, and Carroll turns the long running comic strip into a John Prine worthy twangy, folk ballad.  I loved every single moment of this song.

And finally, the shuffle concluded with another instant classic from Anais Mitchell’s Young Man in America. Tailor sounds like a folk standard, and I have the feeling it will be in due time.  Mitchell’s unique voice and incredible songs completely blow me away.

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*Artist:  MITCHELL,ANAIS *Genre: Popular Music *Release Date: 9-MAR-2010

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