Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Change Your Shirt Mix

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One of the outstanding things about Americana Fest is that it brings people from all over the world who are dedicated to making and appreciating the wildly diverse, enigma that is Americana Music.

Aussie songwriter/singer Imogen Clark came to town for Americana Fest last year, and she was invited back this year.  She is still in town and is putting on a release show for her EP Love and Lovely Lies at Twin Kegs II on Wednesday at 7:30.  Here is the link to the Facebook Event.

And here is a video so you know why you need to get there if at all possible.

To the shuffle:

“Friendlies” by Tess Parks and Anton Newcombe

via Aquarium Drunkard.  Tess Parks is from Toronto and Anton Newcombe is the founder of the Brian Jonestown Massacre.  He currently lives in Berlin. The pair released an album entitled I Declare Nothing – back in June.  This is my first listen, and it was a great way to start my morning.

“Jennifer” by Tom Schreck

Schreck’s new EP Added Glory is in post-production or something like that.  Looking forward to it.  This is another one from Save Your Glory which I assume was a prequel to the new EP or vice-versa, or else they both just have Glory in the title… either way.  We have a video of Tom with a string section.  Not this song but you can get this song and the rest of Save Your Glory via bandcamp.

“Fake Roses” by The Lone Bellow

The Brooklyn based alt-country band headed up a long list of artists that I was not able to see at Americana Fest.  Don’t get me wrong, I do not regret anything I did see, but there was just way too much great music happening all at once, and just to be a little negative, I’ve decided to focus on the things I did not do and the artists I did not see.  It seems like a productive use of my time.  Anyway, I love this song.

“Meeting Across the River” by Bruce Springsteen

The song that leads into Jungleland on Born to Run. 

“The Mountain” by Angela Easterling

Another great track from Common Law Wife. So glad I got to see and meet Angela a few weeks back when she was in town.

“Indiana Rose” by Barna Howard

Yeah… another artist I missed at Americana.  Love this guys songs.  This is our second listen from his Quite Feelin’. Barna Howard is from Missouri.

“Ghetto” by Amelia White

I did see Amelia White perform – which is always a pleasure, but I also missed another performance – so in the spirit of negativity, I will focus on the show I missed. She has new album, Home Sweet Hotel in the can. This goes back to her last album, Old Postcards.  A gorgeous song with a video that features a bunch of people I know.

“Freak” by Mouth Reader

Some high energy fun from the Murfreesboro band off their Hands record. 

“Past Lives” by Real Estate

We close out the shuffle on a mellower note with a track from New Jersey band, Real Estate.  This song is off of their 2014 album Atlas.


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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Gonna Get You All Mix

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Introducing the Ear to the Ground Events Page! Visit Our Events Page Ear to the Ground Events!

So, consider this events page to be a work-in-progress.  It is meant to highlight live music of interest to Ear to the Ground Readers.  The focus will be on the Nashville area, but I will also include shows featuring Ear to the Ground favorites in places across the U.S. and around the world.  My primary source will be Facebook Events for which I’ve received an invite, but if you have an event you want considered, drop me a line.

Very grateful for a full weekend spent hearing music and also just hanging out with great friends.  Music-wise: Friday night: Tim Carroll and his power trio sounded awesome (Cameron Carrus and Toby Caldwell).  Saturday: Jon Byrd opened for Tiffany Huggins Grant’s CD Release Show.  Byrd was amazing as always and Huggins Grant backed by a fantastic band lead by Mark Robinson brought the house down!  Sunday: Got to hang out and listen to Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray play a very sweaty but fun outdoor show.

As for the friends, I won’t name them all here, but some new and old friends – good conversations, Bob Seger and Tumbling Blocks, Vietnamese food, and more… not a bad weekend.

It’s another Monday, so let’s see what we can do this week!
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“The Truth” by James Roquemore

James Roquemore opened up Patrick Kinsley’s Album Release show last Wednesday at the Basement, and I was impressed by his songwriting.  This song comes from his 2009 debut EP called, The First, which was recorded while he was a student at University of Central Florida (I think). 

“Rooster Still Crows” by Barna Howard

Barna Howard is from Missouri.  His latest album is called Quite A Feelin’.  The album cover looks like it comes from an earlier era, and the music is timeless and wonderful.  Grabbed this off the May Feel Bad for You Mixtape, and it has successfully whetted my appetite!  I want to hear more!

“Coal Mining March” by Jeremiah Tall

The lead track from Jeremiah Tall’s Waking album which was released back in March.  It’s only 0:26 seconds long, but it sets the tone perfectly.

“Human Cannonball” by Webb Wilder

Another from Hybrid Vigor.  Perhaps one of Webb Wilder’s most well known songs, and it’s a good one. 

“She Died on Easter Sunday” by Batkhi Dahn

We will be posting much and soon about the new album from The Foresters – called Sun Songs.  In the meantime, Hayden from the Foresters is back with another track from his side project called Batkhi Dahn and their album Plays 15 which already has a deluxe edition and a follow up of a sort.  The teens of the Dord Music Group are smashing all stereotypes of youth today being lazy.

“Maps of the West” (Live) by Leland Sundries

Leland Sundries are an Indie/Americana band based in Brooklyn and lead by Nick Loss-Eaton. They are working toward a 2016 release of a new album, but in the meantime, we have the lead track from their 2013 Live at the Creamery album.  Good stuff!

“Pink Moon” by Nick Drake

The title track from Nick Drake’s final album which was released in 1972.  I freely admit to having a deep affinity to Drake’s music.  I really love Damien Jurado’s cover of this song.