Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Scratched Mix

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We have arrived at mid-week, and we have a lot of music to present, so let’s get right to it.

Pigeon Park are one of our featured artists for October and are in the running to be our Band of the Month.  It’s Not That Likely, from the band’s self-titled album, finds the find in a decidedly peppy mood with a nifty break-down complete with… is that a Jew’s harp??


 


Here’s some footage from the band’s 2011 tour

Calicocat were a Band of the Week here at Ear2theGround back in March. Now, they have opened up their vaults for a second time with the recent release of The Vault, Vol. 2: Electric Psychedelic Calicocat Swingers Club.  The collection includes a number of very cool cover versions of classic songs, including the song in our shuffle today: the band’s rootsy cover of King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin’s song, Tennessee.

http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/album=3153923016/size=grande3/bgcol=FFFFFF/linkcol=4285BB/
 

Here’s Calicocat on Music City Shakedown
Here’s Jimmy Martin’s verison of Tennessee

As you may know, we use the shuffle feature to help select our daily playlist – hence the Morning Shuffle designation. All that to say that through the quirks of the shuffle process, Canadian band Vulture Kult had two songs in yesterday’s shuffle and they are back with another song today.  Not that I’m complaining.  Avenue H. from Don’t Let Rock N’ Roll Ruin Your Life has a snottier attitude than some of the band’s other stuff, I dig it.

 Doug Spears is billed as Florida’s Native Troubadour. It’s a apt description for this singer-songwriter who released his first album in 2005.  When the Hummingbirds Return is an unreleased song – it is a great song, and one which has a timeless yet fresh quality to it. Spears employees soft-spoken, evocative vocals and crisp, clean guitar work.  A lovely song which add nicely to the southern folk cannon.

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