Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Honky Tonka Truck Mix

So, I guess this is it… Wednesday is here, and I begin writing without much of an idea about what I am going to say.  Not an unusual occurrence mind you, but unnerving all the same. In case you missed it, Mumford and Sons debuted their latest song last night. Check it out:

Their sophomore effort called, Babel is due out September 24 and will join a number of albums being released next month.  Even some of your favorite Ear to the Ground featured bands have new music coming.  Stay tuned – more information to come.
So… I discovered the Rabbit Hole on ReverbNation which to me is like a microcosm of what the whole internet is all about – except this Rabbit Hole is all about music. I’m sure you’ll hearing the results of some of my Reverb surfing soon… who knows maybe even sooner.
Today’s shuffle goes a little something like this:
I first became aware of Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons two years ago when they opened for Peter Case at 3rd and Lindsley for a Nashville Sunday Night show. The Wisconsin band recorded their latest records called Old Believers here in Nashville with producer Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs).  The song we have today is callled I’ve Been Accused.

Korby Lenker is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter with a colorful past and a bright future.  He’s one of those people I feel like I should have caught up with much sooner, but who I actually came across while browsing through ReverbNation.   Lovers and Fools is the title track off of his 2009 album. Grab the song using the widget below.

Or, head over to Amazon to get a copy of the CD.

Here’s Korby Lenker performing at the CD release show for Lovers and Fools.

When I went down the Rabbit Hole on ReverbNation, I came across Martha Ann Brooks from Walker County, Georgia.  Going to Facebook – I that she is friends with two of my friends, Will Kimbrough and Mary Gauthier.  Good company.  Today we have Could We Go Back  which is off of her 2009 album Lately…  Get the song via this Reverb widget or grab the whole album at Amazon using the picture below.

And finally, we close out what turned out to be a definite, country/folksy music shuffle with a track from the amazing Carolina Chocolate Drops. Country Girl is off of Leaving Eden which came out earlier this year.


Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson

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Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons: Death Won't Send a Letter Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons: Death Won’t Send a Letter

Cory Chisel hails from the heartland of Appleton, WI. Produced by Grammy-winner Joe Chiccarelli (The Shins, The White Stripes), Chisel’s full-length debut is a dark and urgent rock and roll vision that takes a romantic but gutsy stance on the meaning of love and spirituality. Our matching folio features all 11 songs: Angel of Mine * Born Again * Calm Down * Curious Thing * Longer Time at Sea * Love Is Gone * Mockingbird * My Heart Would Be There * So Wrong for Me * Tennessee * What Do You Need.

Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Venus Crossing Mix

Well, my day so far has consisted of being stopped by a train which proceeded to come to a complete stop, and then (after turning around and choosing an alternate route) getting mixed up in the CMA Festival set-up. 
Our Band of the Month poll – over on the left sidebar – has less than 12 hours to go, and Sci-Fi Romance had taken the lead away from South of Ramona. Keep voting and most importantly, check out all of the listed bands.

Music:  I added 39 songs to the playlist last night.  My sources: Popatunes’  Rock Mix Volume 7, Stereogum, plus ReverbNation, Bandcamp, a direct submission, CDs purchased at Goodwill, Freegal, Noisetrade and
I shuffled those 39 songs and here was the result:
1.  We go deeper into the 2003 album, The End is Now, by Los Angeles hip-hop band, L.A. Symphony.  Today’s song is called, 187 on the Dancefloor.
2.  Sitting on Top of the World  was one of the best known songs of the Mississippi Sheiks, who were a 1930s guitar and banjo country blues band.  Today’s version is off of a 2009 Mississippi Sheiks tribute album called Things About Comin’ My Way, and performed by modern Old Time String Band, Carolina Chocolate Drops.
The Mississippi Sheiks’ Original
The Late Doc Watson doing a version of Sitting on Top of the World.
3.  Patrick Watson is a Canadian Singer-Songwriter who is also the leader of a band that shares his name. Patrick Watson, the Band, has a relatively new album  called Adventures in Your Own Backyard. This morning we got a taste of the new record via a partial track download of the song, Words in the Fire.

4.  And finally, we offer up a song which released just today.  It’s Boyfriend which is  the A-side of a single from Brooklyn dreamy pop band, Slowdance (the B-side is called Airports). Near as I can tell, it is not a cover of the new Justin Bieber song.

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