Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Zone One Mix

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Well, well, well… it looks like we have one more day of Indian Summer here in Nashville before winter sets in.  Also, it is weird when there are still stars out when I’m pulling the car around in the morning.  When does the time go back to normal?

So, we have a good shuffle which includes a few bands who are new to Ear2theGround and a cover of a classic and much covered song:

The Chaw are a dark and bluesy rock band from Concord, California. They are about to drop their first full-length album (self-titled). The album comes out November 6 (so after you vote go buy the album).  We have had the chance to get a sneak peak, and this is a good one. Today we have Everything Wrong.


Here is the Kickstarter Video for this new album 

The band is stream two songs from the new album at Bandcamp where you will also find the band’s EP available for Free Download.
I met Diana Lawrence at the Americana Music Fest. She released an EP called To: Aging Children back in August, and we have the beautiful pop-folk ballad, Praise for the Days.  This is pop-folk that reminds me of Joni Mitchell and Anna and Kate McGarrigle. Stirring and grand and delicate.


Here is Diana with Phoebe Hunt who we saw on the final night of the Americana Fest

Girl Scouts are a Philadelphia band who play recklessly, emotionally charged indie rock with abandon. They are tons of fun. They released a split EP with New Hampshire/Connecticut band Old Gray.  We have Buh Buh Bubbaram today… “Go Home!”

We don’t do much Jam band here at Ear to the Ground.  I guess it’s just not my thing really… but, I couldn’t pass on this cover of the Beatles’ Helter Skelter by Gov’t Mule featuring the great Audley Freed.  The song comes from the three-disc Mulennium Live Album.



Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Landing Craft/Search Party Mix

Here we go… the Olympics are over, the work week has begun again, and here I am ready to ease your transition with a tasty musical shuffle for a Monday morning.
When July had ended, we had over 80 songs left which we had added to our playlist, but which we had not been able to present to you.  So, this morning, we turn the way-back machine to a couple of weeks ago, and shuffle up the remaining songs added in July.  
First up, we have some perfectly obnoxiously cool punk rock sounds of Girl Scouts who are a band from the Philadelphia area.  We stumbled across them as we were digging around the Bandcamp site.  Superbowl Birthday Party is an fun track which you can check out using the Soundcloud widget below:

Next up, we dig deeper into the excellent Pure album from Nashville Rock supergroup, The Bluefields. Done features Dan Baird on vocals.


Here’s an early promo video of the band and the album

Next up, we have the classic song, Who’s Sorry Now recorded and released by Connie Francis in 1957 and is actually a cover of a 1920s song.  


And finally, we have a track from the new project of July Featured Artist, Brian Bergeron.  The band is called Mr. Kind, and their debut release is OK.  Today, we have Take Care from that record.


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