Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Can’t Honestly Say Mix

 Well, here we go… This is going to be a big week for me personally and for Ear to the Ground.  Musically speaking the highlight is the Americana Music Fest which hits Nashville this week.  Expect much Americana news, highlights, pics? and who knows.  This will be my first foray into the Americana Music Fest and there are some epic moments coming up.
I’ve been working on plotting out my showcase plan and Thursday night I seem to have every spot booked from about 6:30 when the Dunwells open Live on the Green until whatever time The All-Star Big Star tribute show wraps up at The Rutledge. In between? Delta Spirit, Angel Snow, Mary Gauthier and Richard Thompson.  That’s all. And that’s just one night.
Kicking things off, will be E2TG favorite Jo Wymer who will be part of a pre-Americanafest in-the-round on Wednesday night.  There are some great AMA Fest showcases on Wednesday, but I won’t be able to attend those.  
More great music Friday and Saturday…
But more on that later, it’s Monday and we have an honest to goodness Music Shuffle to present:

First up is a fun Nashville band called Cheer Up Charlie Daniels. Bunsen Burner Baby Blues is a cool rave up from the band’s debut release, Live in 79′. I’ve had this band in heave rotation lately, and I hope you enjoy.


Next up is the second song we’ve featured from Thurston Moore’s exceptional new band Chelsea Light Moving. This was actually the third song released by the band, who have been releasing one song at a time.  Originally our song today, Empire of Time , was released under the title Frank O’Hara Hit by mistake. That song, was released a week later and the error was explained.  

Here is the link to Empire of Time.

Next up we have another great song from the Nashville area super-group, The Bluefields. Flat Out Gone is a nifty rocker off the Pure album with Joe Blanton delivering his always solid vocals backed by Dan Baird and Warner Hodges doing what they do best.


  Next we have a track from current Featured Artists Grounded (who are from Tallahassee, Florida).  Glimpse Of comes from the band’s demo available on Bandcamp:
  Here is Grounded’s Steven Perez playing with another band Clouds


  And finally, Dan and Warner from the Bluefields are back with the lead track off of the eponymous 2008 album by Dan Baird and Homemade Sin.  Damn Thing To Be DoneDan Baird was the front man for The Georgia Satellites and Warner Hodges was/is the lead guitarist for Jason and the Scorchers.  That may give you a clue as to what to expect from Homemade Sin (hint: this ain’t dubstep).



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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Honky Tonk Angel Mix

It’s been week of loss in the extended music community.  Last week, original Jason and The Scorchers’ drummer, Perry Baggs died at the age of 50.

And the yesterday, we lost Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Bob Babbitt of The Funk Brothers and the legendary Queen of Country Music Kitty Wells.  Imagine the jam session going on in heaven right now…



Moving forward, we added a bunch of music to our playlist yesterday, and we shuffled up some of the latest adds for you (a rousing selection of old and new music).

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit were one of the highlights of 2011’s Record Store Day shows at Grimey’s Used and Pre-loved Music.  At that time, Here We Rest was a brand, spanking new record and was already getting the wide-spread attention it deserved.  Today, we have a track off that album called We’ve Met.

Next, we have a song off the debut album from Bluegrass legends, The Dillards.  The Dillards played The Darlings on the Andy Griffith Show. Reuben’s Train is an arrangement of a traditional song. 

Next up, we have the 1958 hit single from Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneer, the late Conway Twitty. It’s Only Make Believe which was on his first album, Conway Twitty Sings.

And finally, shifting gears pretty dramatically, we have a new song from Thurston Moore’s new band, Chelsea Light Moving.  The already released one song, Burroughs as a free download, and now we have a second… Groovy and Linda is out now.
Go here for the downloads and updates:

The Best of Kitty Wells [King] - CD The Best of Kitty Wells [King] – CD


Sonic Youth-Sonic Youth-1991: Year Punk Broke Dvd Sonic Youth-Sonic Youth-1991: Year Punk Broke Dvd

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This Is the Time - The Dillards Songbook Collection This Is the Time – The Dillards Songbook Collection

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

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