Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Wild Winnebago Mix

Had a good time at The Western Shore CD Release party thing last night.  Charlie and Kalee sounded great, the right-wrong Isaac was awesome, and it is always a great joy to see and hear Aaron Lee Tasjan. 

Well, we made it to Friday, and I think I am still breathing, so that has to be a good sign.

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The Grimm Generation’s songs are like a seedy conversation, in a seedy spot, with a seedy stranger, and realizing you are exactly where your seedy self needs to be.

“Eastbound 94” by Heath McNease from Fort Wayne (Music inspired by the Film)

I’m a sucker for songs about driving…  Heath McNease has a pretty diverse and extensive repertoire, and this may just be one of my favorite songs of his. 

“Morphine” by The Oxford Coma from Morphine

I am a proponent of the Oxford comma.  Likewise, I have become a big fan of The Oxford Coma.  Sometimes, I need a little Heavy Psychedelic Metal in my life. This is the title track to their forthcoming EP.

“Play the Greed” by Dar Williams from Occupy this Album

IMHO, the Occupy movement (and I do realize it still exists on some level) was a great idea done-in by internal problems along with  “freedom” and “constitution” loving right wing governments quashing free speech.  In any event, I still support many of the principles of the movement, and even removed from the context of Occupy, this Dar Williams song is a timely and accurate description of the state of this nation. 

“Long Time Ago” by Golden Smog from Another Fine Day

We roll on with another cool song from Golden Smog.

“Infrastatic (Thanks Uncle Sam)” by The Oxford Coma from Morphine

#2 of the day from The Oxford Coma.  An odd brief track from The Oxford Coma with found sounds?/spoken word stuff… Nice

“Wanted (or Waiter There’s Some Soup in my Flies)” by The Style Council from The Singular Adventures of the Style Council

A non-album cut released between the band’s 3rd and 4th studio albums.  The band’s interest in American soul and Rhythm and Blues music is clear on this track.

“Every Breaking Wave” by U2 from Songs of Innocence

A bit muddled perhaps, but I still really dig this cut from the latest U2 Album.

“Mule in the Badlands” by Darrin Bradbury from A Car Becomes a House

Darrin Bradbury is hard at work on his latest proper album, but in the meantime, he recently dropped another swell collection of demos which includes this song about the American West and the native Wild Winnebago herbs which use to roam the landscape. 

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A gorgeous song from Brown Bird…

“It’s All Been Done” by The Grey A from My Country

And, we close things out with another great track from the album My Country by The Grey A.  They have a new video coming out next week for the new single Dumb Fool – another timely song for this crazy age…

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Slow Drive Mix

Okay… I’m tired – physically and emotionally drained, but I got a shuffle and it’s a good one… so  let’s do this thing!

“Like Coming Home” by Matt King from Raw

Just is just a flat out great song. Matt King is a Nashville-based songwriter/musician whose brand new band features Matthew and Livia from reigning E2TG Band of the Year, The End Men. Expect a new album featuring this new band in 2015.  In the meantime, I picked up with stripped down sounding album at a thrift store recently, and I am enjoying the hell out of it.

“Iris (Hold Me Close)” by U2 from Songs of Innocence

Another track from the audaciously released latest album from the long-running Irish rock band.  As I’ve felt about much of what the band has done in the past several years, there is nothing I actively dislike, but also no much that I am terribly excited about.  If you dig it – dig it – if you don’t – don’t.

“Where You’re Going” by Lindsay Ellyn from Shores EP

It’s always a good week when I get to see Lindsay Ellyn sing just about every night.  A highlight of this week was her amazing Short Sets appearance at The Family Wash on Tuesday night. She performed a stunning version of Tim Carroll’s “Always Tomorrow” as well as performing the song that is in our shuffle today – a song about an amicable breakup.

“Wish You Well” by Bad Cop from Wish You Well..And Goodbye

It’s good to have Nashville band, Bad Cop back on Ear to the Ground.  They were a featured artist a couple of years ago, and now they have a brand new EP, and we have the (sort of) title track.  Some excellent Rock for my morning commute.

“Slow Love” by Prince from Sign O’ The Times

What’s your rush?  The Artist Formerly and Currently known as Prince sings about the virtues of Slow Love. 

“My Funny Valentine” by Victoria Williams from Sings Some Ol’ Songs

Another delectable Jazz/Pop standard from this album of great old songs.  This is a Rogers and Hart song originally from the musical Babes in Arms. The song has appeared on over 1300 albums performed by well over 600 different artists.  Here Ms. Victoria Williams puts her unique spin on the song.  In the video playlist, we have a version by Miles Davis.

“The Messenger” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

I picked up this album by Brown Bird (featuring the late David Lamb) on Record Store Day this year, and it has been great having this incredible songs in the shuffle.  We still have a few more to go.

“Drive” by Grey’s Fool from Drive

When Ear to the Ground started, the primary way I found new music was from Twitter. Nowadays, I get music from a variety of sources, but it’s good to get back to where I began.  I am pretty sure that is how I was introduced to this band.  Gray’s Fool are a singer/songwriter duo from Pittsburgh.  A strong song – lyrical and yes – driving.  Digging the male/female vocals on this track.

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Some blogs would drop off the Halloween tracks once that day passed. But, as we have long established, #E2TG is not your run-of-the-mill, Brand X music blog.  We first came across The Radicals on the Built4BBQ sampler.  They recently made their 2011 Halloween album available for free download, and we jump all over it.  This is a wholesome, uplifting song about the joy of Halloween and children and candy… or maybe it’s not.

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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Working Up a Sweat Mix

I need to give some credit where it is due….  About a year and a half ago, based upon a suggestion from the enigmatic and amazing The Danbury Lie, I began compiling a daily Video playlist based upon my daily shuffle.  Before that I just posted videos with the song, but my hope was to create an easier listening experience. 

Now, due to the newishness and/or obscurity of some of the music I feature – as well as the vagrancies of what is available on You Tube, sometimes I can find the exact song, sometimes I can find a different song from the same artist or a different version of the same song, and sometimes I just have to punt.

Anyway, I mention this today because many of videos in the playlist today are not the exact song I listened to during my morning commute.  It’s still a fine video playlist, and I hope you like it. 

I should also say that we don’t really do theme shuffles here at #E2TG – we used to, but whatever… still by the laws of randomness and selective playlist creation, we do have some Halloween themed songs…

Shall we…

“Working Up a Sweat” (Alice Cooper cover) by Royal Court of China from Welcome to Our Nightmare: A Tribute to Alice Cooper

Some people like to start their morning by working up a sweat… there are different ways to accomplish that.  We start off with a song that was on the last album that featured the original Alice Cooper line-up as performed by the awesome Nashville band Royal Court of China.  The video is from the original recording since we couldn’t find the cover on-line.

“What Do I Know (About Love)” by Lael Summer from Burden to Bear

We move on to True Groove recording artist Lael Summer with another great song from her album Burden to Bear. 

“Lions” by The Features from Old Familiar Melodies – 2008-2013/Some Kind of Salvation

Tennessee band the Features are up next with Lions from their 2009 album Some Kind of Salvation.

“Bringing Mary Home” by Vernon Oxford from Keeper of the Flame (disc 4)

How about a ghost story to get us into the Halloween season… this one is a touching pure country ghost story from Vernon Oxford.

“Iblis” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

A great instrumental track from this Brown Bird album we’ve been featuring for several weeks.

“Call Me D” by David Dondero from The Pity Party

As previously reported, I had the great pleasure of seeing David Dondero sing a few songs during my near-weekly foray to Fran’s Eastside Tavern.  It was an incredible treat.  The song we have today goes all the way back to 1999 and what I believe to be his debut solo album.  The video is from a more recent album.

“Memphis Woman” by Lulu Mae from Deer Head Music  Presents: Indie Mixtape Nashville/Mean River

The Deer Head Music Presents – Indie mixtape of Nashville bands which we have been wearing the heck out of was curated by the band members from Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes.  They did a fine job putting the compilation together, and we have another great track from the album today – this time from Lulu Mae who offer up a rocking song from their most recent album.

“Moonlight Man” by Lindsay Ellyn from Shores EP

I could make some lame attempt to pass this off as a Halloween-themed song.  Moonlight Man = Werewolf (get it?), but there isn’t any need for that.  Nashville-based Lindsay Ellyn is hard at work on her next release, and I have had the good fortune to hear some of the songs and potential songs from that record.  This song is from her previous EP called Shores.  I love Lindsay’s voice, and I think you will, too.

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#E2TG isn’t shy about awkward and abrupt transitions, and so we slide gracefully away from the lovely music of Lindsay Ellyn to seasonally appropriate instrumental track from Providence, Rhode Island based Noise Rock purveyors Lightning Bolt.  To paraphrase the band Alabama, “Play me some Dracula Mountain music….”

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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Muddy Water Mix

Last night, I made my weekly pilgrimage to Fran’s Eastside Tavern on a rainy Wednesday night in East Nashville. Fran’s on Wednesday is a bit hard to explain unless you’ve been there (and maybe even if you have).  I haven’t been to Fran’s on any other night, so I am not able to say anything about those other nights.  Just to keep in simple, Fran’s is a dive bar, smoky beyond ever what you might expect from a dive bar, with cheap beer (cash only), regulars, a pool table, and the added tension of being in the midst of the East Nashville “scene”.  Most Wednesday nights, it is Tim Carroll and Darrin Bradbury holding court with original songs and a wildly unpredictable nature that has included a world-class trombone player, a Christmas Carole in early October, and the Music City Roots bus.  With Tim Carroll on tour, Zachariah Red filled in last night – not an easy task – not an easy gig.  Having missed much of Zach’s set the last time I went to see him (it may or may not have involved my keys getting locked in my van) and having heard his demo EP, I was looking forward to this.

As I listened, the words understated brilliance came to my mind.  But, I think it is more unassuming brilliance. A quiet personality –  a calm, smooth delivery – definitely enjoyable. I don’t know if this will make sense to anyone but me, but when Zach sang a Kris Kristofferson song, it came to me. When Kristofferson sang with the Highwaymen – Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson were such larger than life figures with legendary figures with such storied reputations for hard living… and it was not that Kristofferson wasn’t larger than life and it wasn’t that he didn’t live just as hard… but relatively, he seemed unassuming to me. And, that is how I feel about Zachariah Red. His original songs are awesome and the brilliance hits you in subtle waves rather than in a massive attack. 

And Darrin Bradbury…  what can I say – it is fun to watch this amazingly talented guy really hit a stride and start to get some well-deserved recognition.

To the shuffle:

The shuffle begins with some wildly fun, sharp turns in genre and then settles into a delicious groove of excellent songwriting.

“Toss Me A Shovel, Pt. II” by The Radicals from The Entrée (a Built4BBQ sampler)/One for the Ditch

More punk rock goodness from the Built4BBQ Sampler via Boston-area band The Radicals.

“Ms. Fat Booty” by Amerigo Gazaway from Yasiin Gaye: The Departure (Side One)

This is Nashville!  Amerigo Gazaway is a Nashville based producer.  This is a pretty sick mashup of Mos Def and Marvin Gaye.

“I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water” by Stonewall Jackson from Waterloo – CD3

This is also Nashville! I’m sorry – I don’t like to toot my own horn, but sometimes you just need to toot… wait – nevermind… But seriously, do you think your Pitchfork, your Stereogum, your No Depression, your Country Music News (or whatever) are going to follow up a Mos Def/Marvin Gaye mashup with some classic Country and Western Music from the great Stonewall Jackson?  I don’t think so.  I have my niche! 🙂

“Nine Eyes” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

Consider the groove settled into… another outstanding song from Brown Bird. Happy for the music they gave us.

“Washateria” by Fat Opie from Victoryville

Fat Opie is the non de plume of Scott Mickelson, who I came across when I posted about Dan Coyle.  Mickelson contributed to Coyle’s new album and the two are currently touring together.  I really dig this song.

“This is Not the House That Pain Built” by Dar Williams from The Honesty Room

Dar Williams.  If I need to say more… well just go listen.

“I’ve Won Every Battle, But I’ve Lost Every War” by Cahalen Morrison from The Flower of Muscle Shoals

 I grabbed this one off the September Feel Bad for You mixtape (October’s mix is up now), and I didn’t have time to get much information, but this is a 2014 release, and I will be on the lookout for more music.

“Bright White” by Haesemeyer from Three Mirrors

The great songs from great writers trend continues with another track off the great new album from the incredible San Francisco artist.

“The Morning After the Coup” by Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik from Punishing the Myth

And we close things out with another awesome song from Florida “leftneck” poet and songwriter Grant Peeples.

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Turtles, Roses, and Kisses Mix

I failed to post a shuffle yesterday – I listened to a shuffle and it was a good one, but time didn’t allow me to post – so the songs go back into the hopper and will come out in some other interesting combination.

Truth be told – life is unpredictable and pretty darn right amazing when you stop to pay attention to the seemingly random occurrences which are going on around you every day. Truth be told – I would never have placed my self voluntarily in the situation in which I currently find myself, but since I’m here… I have to say…. I’m right in the place that I am supposed to be…

A pretty sweet evening/night of music on both side of the river in Nashville on a Tuesday in October.  Saw a song swap featuring two of my musical heroes from my college days – Bill Lloyd and Webb Wilder along with the always amazing Tim Carroll.

Crossed the river for some Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and a Pint of fine beer to check out some amazing music including: Drew Kohl, Julie Christensen and her band, and the Dan Montgomery Band.

Let’s do this shuffle thing – okay?

“Threads of Measure” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

The first of three great songs by this amazing band.  The death of David Lamb was a great loss to the world.

“Turtles All the Way Down” by Sturgill Simpson from 2014-05-13 – Grimey’s Records – Nashville/Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

One of my favorite songs from the latest Sturgill Simpson album – done live at a Nashville record establishment.

“And Roses And Roses” by Victoria Williams from Sings Some Ol’ Songs

Victoria Williams doing a song made famous by Andy Williams.

“Something in Blue” by David Olney from When the Deal Goes Down

Another incredibly great song from this awesome album – co-produced by E2TG favorite Mark Robinson.

“Distant” by Heather Powell from Believe it to Life

I am so impressed by the incredible variety and volume of music being produced under the True Groove Record label.  Kudos to Tomas Doncker and Marla Mase – along with everyone else involved.  If you haven’t, check out all of the True Groove artists out… there isn’t a bad place to start so start right here.  The video I picked for this song features the amazing Heather Powell performing with the True Groove All-Stars.

“Road to Joy” by The Grimm Generation from The Big Fame

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums by some of my favorite people. It’s a Grimm season – so get Grimm.  The Road to Joy is paved with… something.  Heck, I don’t know.  But this song is great!

“Comes With Kisses” by Deena from Rock River

This wraps up the Rock River album, and it ends with this cool song.  I will be publishing my review of this album soon – so stayed tuned to Ear to the Ground.

“Seven Hells” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

#2 of the day from Brown Bird from Portland, Maine.

“Goldfinger” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings from The Wolf of Wall Street Motion Picture

Let’s see… James Bond theme cover? check.  From a Leonard DiCaprio movie? check. By Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings? check.  Yep – this is cool!

“Abednego” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

And then there were three.  A new axiom: you can never have too many Brown Bird songs in a shuffle.

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And, we close out the day with a live recording of Justin Townes Earle recording on the east side of his hometown which happens to be the city where I live.  This song goes back to his 2008 album.

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Friday Morning Music Shuffle – Addicted to War Mix

Last night was so much fun…  Went to the Rocking Roots Guitar Showcase at The 5 Spot.  Four trios lead by incredible guitarists.  Nick Kane, Richie Owens with the Farm Bureau, Ted Drozdowski with his Scissormen, and Mark Robinson.  Great players with distinct and unique styles falling into the blues/roots area if labels mean much.  All of them were mind-blowingly awesome in very different ways.

Ted Drozdowski getting up close and personal at The 5 Spot


After that showcase, I stuck around to see a long-time favorite of Ear to  the Ground, Pony Boy.  She was a Featured Artist in August 2012, and since then she has spent some time in Nashville, had a song featured on the ABC show named after our fair city, and last night she played a bunch of Nashville’s hottest players.  The qualities which first lead me to her music were all present – an amazing voice, great songs (the originals and covers), and a great stage presence.  It was good to finally meet her.

Let’s jump into the shuffle:

“Devil in my Soul” by Pork Chop Willie from Love is the Devil

I got to spend part of the evening talking to Sue Havlish who sent me this record early this year.  It is North Mississippi Hill Country Blues meets Brooklyn – it somehow walks a great line between traditional and modern.  Hell, it’s a great blues record.

“Libertango” by Clocks and Clouds from The Creation of Matter

Alternative rock and classical music meld perfectly here.  It’s silly, but for some reason, what came to my mind this morning was “Football Fugue” from Pete Townsend’s Another Scoop album. 

“Caves” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

There is a persistence to this song that I really like… repetition with progression…

“War” by The End Men from Odds and Ends

The End Men joined by Dion Freewheelin Troubadour Power from London.  A song which unfortunately seems more and more timely every day.  Sunday Night!  Did you hear me? Sunday Night – The End Men – reigning E2TG Band of the Year, and all around awesome people will be melting faces at The Basement under Grimey’s.  There will be music there from 1pm until… come early, come often, but come on down around 9 or so to have your faces melted.  Seriously come!  There is a great line-up including Tim Easton, Blackfoot Gypsies, and Bebe Buell.  $2 draft pints.

“Twin Void” by The Grey A from My Country

I can’t believe it’s been a week… Was so glad to see the Nashville CD Release show for this album.  This song, lyrically, is one of my favorites.  And! We have now have a video for “My Country Song”.  If you are in D.C. and reading this, the band is playing their hometown CD Release show tonight at Comet Ping Pong.  The Grey A is also the newly elected Band of the Month from Washington Deli Magazine.

“Time is Not Your Own” by Solomon Grundy from Solomon Grundy

This one is from the August Feel Bad for You mixtape via the awesome Too Much Country from here in Nashville.  Solomon Grundy were a hard rock/psychedelic band from Washington state featuring Van Conner who was a co-founder of the legendary Screaming Trees. 

“Somebody Love Those Girls” by Lindsay Ellyn from Shores EP

I was fortunate enough to hear Lindsay Ellyn sing with Darrin Bradbury at Fran’s this week.  She has an amazing voice.  Glad to have this wonderful song in today’s shuffle.

“Da Doo Ron Ron/I Wanna Be Sedated” by The Dollyrots from Barefoot and Pregnant

This incredible mash-up was included as a pre-order bonus track on the fifth and most recent album by The Dollyrots.  The Crystals meet The Ramones…. lots of fun.

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This week marked the fourth anniversary of the brothers’ Nork buying their first instruments. They have come a long way in four years, and as proof – I offer this song from their latest album Living Hold.

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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Friday, Saturday, and XTC Mix

Well Americana Music Association week in kicking into high gear here in Nashville.  So many incredible musicians in town, official and unofficial showcases and shows and whatnot everywhere you go.  Music that represents the pretty diverse collection of genres and subgenres that fall loosely or tightly under the big Americana umbrella… “It’s a big enough umbrella, but it’s always me who ends up getting wet.”

Forever, swimming against the wind or pissing into the stream or whatever, Ear to the Ground presents a shuffle which includes some 1950s Portuguese Fado music, some 1970s Afro-jazz from Nigeria, a 90s lo-fi band from Olympia Washington, some awesome alternative, jazz, funk, electronic music from Philly, a 90s Rock band from Knoxville, along with some other great stuff which should or could fit in nicely at Americana Fest.  Shall we?

“Home Sweet Home” by Taco Land from Home Sweet Home

My now famous quote is “Taco Land is everything you’d expect from a band from South Texas called Taco Land and nothing you’d expect from a band from South Texas called Taco Land”  This is the title track from their latest album… and it is not a Motley Crue cover.

“The Mooooooon (Version)” by Microphones from The Glow Pt. 2 Disc Two: Other Songs and Destroyed Versions

Okay, so I’m not too proud to admit that some young teens from Connecticut turned me on to this band… after hearing a killer cover by The Foresters, I decided to see what I had missed out on…

“Saturday Song” by Mustard from Mustard II – The Unnamed, Unfinished Album

A lot of life happened in the 90s, and I missed a bunch of great music.  h/t to the Feel Bad for You monthly mixtape (which is about due for a new edition) for introducing me to this now defunct Knoxville band.  I’ll have to see what else I can dig up.

“Sunshine” by Left of Logic from In Formation

From the city of brotherly love, comes the awesome sounds of Left of Logic.  A note on their Facebook page indicates that the band played their last show at the end of August and that “Left of Logic” is complete.  They left a great legacy of music, and hopefully in some combination or form, we’ll hear more music from these guys. 

“Carmencita” by Amalia Rodrigues from 20 de Amalia

Amalia Rodrigues died in 1999. She was an actress and singer from Portugal and billed as the Queen of Fado.  This is some really awesome stuff.

“Ikom Allah” by Bala Miller and the great Music Pirameeds Of Africa from Ikom Allah

Did you know that Nigeria produces some funky grooves in the 1970s?  I didn’t, but now I do.  You have to hear this – video included, and you will have to move when you hear this!  By the way, the last two tracks came to my attention from the Peacefork blog put out by my friends Valued Customer. Trivia: I was first introduced to Valued Customer via their alternative hip-hop song, “Frank Ocean”.  Music is a weird and wonderful thing.

“You n Me n XTC” by Chris Stamey from Lovesick Blues

This has been my groove ever since I first heard it.  I mean, c’mon a former db singing about XTC – how can this not be all kinds of awesome?

“Friday Night Special” by Joe Sundell from The Hat Thief

Two days in a row… another great new/old folk song from Austin.

“Hitchens” by Brown Bird from Fits of Reason

We close things out with a cool song about the late writer Christopher Hitchens from a 2013 album by a band from Maine fronted by the late David Lamb. A really nifty way to bring us back to an Americana sound with subject matter maybe not what one might expect from Americana music.

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