Music City Monday Morning Shuffle – Shoot Right Through You Mix

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Kind of a dreary, post-time change Monday in Nashville – although the sun was out this morning enough to blind me as I drove in to work.

It’s a another Music City Monday – time to feature songs some how, some way connected to Nashville, Tennessee. 

Darrin Bradbury is playing tonight at the fairly recently reopened 12th and Porter…  Busy week of music coming up… more later…

“Former Queen of Spain” by Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies

Pretty cool way to start of the week, one of my favorite Brian Wright songs from his live sets from the album Bluebird with his old band, the Waco Tragedies. 

“Songs from Beneath the Lake” by The Shakers

This is the title track from the album by this band that featured Robert Logue and Oscar Rice of Royal Court of China.  The band created a unique and wonderful mix of southern gothic mysticism and atmospheric folk music – Rebecca Stout provided haunting vocals that served as another instrument. One of my favorite bands from the late 80s to early 90s Nashville music scene.

“Thought You Needed Me” by Carl Anderson

Nashville by way of Charlottesville, VA – another excellent track from Risk of Loss which was one of my favorites of 2015.

“Everything It Takes” by Loretta Lynn feat. Elvis Costello

There is so much Nashville here… let’s start with the song which was written by Lynn (who has been called the Queen of Country Music) and Todd Snider (one of the founding fathers of the “new” East Nashville music scene).  The song comes from Lynn’s new album Full Circle which was produced by Lynn’s daughter and John Carter Cash – at the Cash Cabin Studio.  The song is also a duet with Elvis Costello whose own Nashville roots go back to 1981 when he recorded his Almost Blue album at Studio B on Music Row.

“The Other Man” by Tim McNary

Careful and long time E2TG readers will remember we featured several McNary tracks a few years ago.  Well, he is back with an excellent new album called Above the Trees.  The album is due out on April 8, but you can get a 4 song sampler at Noisetrade right now.

“Glory Hallelujah” by Brian Wright and the Waco Tragedies

My cup runneth over… a second Brian Wright song on the shuffle and it another one of my favorites from his electrifying live sets.  Wright is a vital part of the Nashville music community, and a heck of a nice guy.

“Lower You Can Go” by Tim Carroll

Speaking of vital and nice guys.  Tim Carroll’s long running Rock and Roll Happy Hour (every Friday 6-8:30p.m.) has been heating up in recent weeks. I think is one of the best deals in this city and always a good time.  A great way to kick off the weekend.  This is an inspirational song taken from a recent CD sampler that you can only get at a Tim Carroll gig.  Remember, if you are feeling down, there is always lower you can go!

“Isn’t It Strange?” by Charlie Hager

We have another track from Charlie Hager’s new album American Saga.  The Nashville CD Release Party will be held Thursday night at the Crying Wolf in East Nashville.


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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Get out of Town Mix

Time is short – here’ s the video coverage of today’s shuffle:

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Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Loretta Lynn and Jack White – Portland, Oregon
Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs – Beg, Steal or Borrow

Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – 3.5 Degrees Mix

I read somewhere that due to the explosive of social networking – primarily Facebook, the degrees of separation between all human beings has been reduced from 6 to 3.5.  I have no idea if that is true, but it sounds right.  It is always odd when a “Friend Suggestion” comes up and the person and I have mutual friends who come from entirely different parts of my life. 

This also falls in line with my philosophy that music is all about connections, and that no matter how diverse and random my music collection is, there is always a way to connect any one artist to another.

First up, Have Mercy is a stand-out track on the Jack White produced Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn. What a great collaboration this turned out to be.
  <—– Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose (

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Loretta Lynn’s first memoir, Coal Miner’s Daughter, was a #1 national bestseller that sparked an Oscar-winning movie and left fans hungry for more. Now Loretta finishes that story, and the second half of her life is every bit as remarkable and inspiring as the first. In a friendly, down-home style that belies her stature as country music’s most celebrated performer, Loretta writes candidly about the price of fame and the stresses of stardom; tells of friends and family she’s loved and lost along the way; and shares secrets not included in her first book. But at the heart of this memoir is her stormy relationship with Doo, the man she married at thirteen and stayed with until he died, through his drinking, their violent arguments, and their passionate reconciliations. Loretta reveals the devotion behind “one of the hardest love stories in the world.” Filled with intimate portraits of country legends, and brimming with folksy humor, this personal tale of grit, determination, and loyalty will enthrall Loretta’s countless fans and anyone who adores a good old-fashioned love story.

Next up is the hard to google band called The Men – they released a stunning album called Leave Home in 2011 and have a new album due out in early March called Open Your Heart. They play hard, loud music with compromise. Today we have a stand out track from the Leave Home LP “( )”.
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Finally, completing our interesting three song shuffle and proving that the drugs were really good or really bad back in the mid sixties, we have a track whose working title was Tough Apple, but which ended up being called 2000 Light Years from Home and it comes from the Stones’ album Their Satanic Majesties Request.  

<—– The Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request (

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