Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Granny Glasses and a Cardigan Mix

Many, many exciting things are happening around the Ear to the Ground studios*.  And, I’m not just saying that.

Next week, we are looking forward to bringing you a video premier from one of our Featured Artists (Cosmonauts). That is on Tuesday.

The Americana Music Conference and Festival is just weeks away, and Ear to the Ground will be your ear on the ground with highlights and who knows what else.  

June Featured Artist Jo Wymer is coming to Nashville for the Americana shindig, and she will be playing a show at the Red Rooster on Wednesday of that week.

Another featured Artist, The Raindoggs are going to hit Memphis in November.

A Band of the Week alumnus and great friends of the blog are plotting out a tour for early 2013, and we have fingers crossed for a Nashville stop.  We will have lots more on this when it becomes available.

Today is the 35 anniversary of the day Elvis died. 

I will be unveiling the Band of the Month poll soon – I promise.

In the meantime, we have a morning shuffle to get out – so let’s not delay any more….

First up, we have Party Generation from Dar Williams’ 1997 album End of the Summer.  I don’t have much hope that we are actually at the end of this summer, but we are experiencing some cooler than normal temps, so it’s not impossible to imagine the end of this season.  

For the second day in a row, we have an Athens, Georgia band doing a cover song.  This time, the cover stays much closer to home. The live record is called Finest Worksongs: Athens Bands Play the Music of R.E.M. Yesterday’s coverers, Five-Eight are on this collection, but the track we have today is by The Observatory – a band made up of members of the Elephant 6 collective.  Do some Googling to find out more about that group.  In any event, the song is one of two songs left off the cover tracklist on R.E.M.’s fourth album Lifes Rich Pageant.  Underneath the Bunker, the brief, odd song that closes the Dinner Side of the Record.

 And finally, we close out the day with a famous song which comes from Coldplay’s 2008 fourth album, VIva La Vida or Death and All his Friends. Viva La Vida is the song. Do I need to say more?


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