When your Monday morning, bleary-eyed commute begins with Amos Lee, you just know it’s all gonna be okay – even if Amos is singing about Mountains of Sorrow. From his latest album, produced by the amazing Jay Joyce (and the first album ever recorded at Joyce’s new studio in East Nashville.)
Things keep rolling along with an appropriate song for a morning shuffle. The East Nashville connection continues with Nashville based Carolina Story with this song from their 2011 album. The married duo just released Chapter Two last month.
More great music from Mama Coco’s…. “sad, sweet, noisy american indie rock featuring members of The Brooklyn What.” This is a very young band, and this is their first single which was released in April with a full album expected by the end of the year.
From the True Groove Label – Kevin Jenkins delivers solid smooth jazz flavored music, and this stunning take on the Jimmy Webb classic first done by Glen Campbell is a daring and awe inspiring feat.
More swampy goodness from this Nashville band.
A lot of Nashville connections in today’s shuffle. Chicago band The Autumn Defense stopped by Nashville and recorded this treat at the fabulous Eastside Manor.
Adam Hill is from Nashville. I’ve featured several tracks from his Little Time album. They are all good. So is this one.
Another appropriate song for the Morning Shuffle, and another stunningly beautiful pop song from The Jean Jackets. I really need to get caught up with their music…
Clocking in at over 10 minutes (and still only the second longest song in today’s shuffle. I’m a big enough man to admit that I don’t have a clue what this song has to do with The Beatles (or with conspiracies for that matter), but it’s a sonically interesting extended jam.
Taylor Brown is a California folk singer who has appeared with (among others) Carly Simon, Levon Helm, and Dar Williams.
Taking us home on this blue Monday is a stunning 11+ minute song from Brooklyn based Joseph Arthur who more recently released an ambitious and awesome tribute to Lou Reed.