Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Riotous Clown Car Mix

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 Ah, mid-week and finally some sunshine here in Nashville.  So many exciting things happening.  Just under a week ago, I had the incredible opportunity to do an hour long phone interview with an amazing musician/songwriter/producer who has been involved in some of my all-time favorite albums/songs/bands.  I cannot wait to present this to you all. I just have to get my butt in gear to get this completed.

I had such a blast doing the interview and I found a great location. I’m looking forward to making interviews a bigger part of the blog.

Let’s get to the shuffle:

First up we have Denver-based band, The Lumineers with Dead Sea off their self-titled debut album which was released back in April. The Lumineers have created quite a buzz with this record, and (but) (so) they make great music. 

Next up, we have our friends and August Featured Artists The Holograms. On The Sacrifice, they are joined by Seattle-based musician Ralph Buckley who sings and plays the acoustic guitar. On soundcloud, the song is labeled as Glamglitchrawk. I’m not even going to pretend to be cool enough to know what that means, but it’s a sweet piece of music with a good beat, cool vocals and a nice sound. 

Here’s an older video from Ralph Buckley

And finally, we wrap up the Morning Shuffle with some West Coast funk and roll via the L.A. band Orgone. Crazy Queen is from their 2010 album Cali Fever – check it out!



Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Go-Go Dancer Mix

First:  In case you missed it over the weekend, ETTG BOTM for May, South of Ramona, dropped a new EP called Step Inside yesterday. Read my review here. Hit it up the Band’s Website for more information.  Please notice the kind words about yours truly.  Remember, a good review cannot be bought, but I never turn down free beer!

Also, yesterday we unveiled our Featured Artists for August.  Check them out here. At least two of the Featured Artists are dropping some new music today.  Check out new music from Pony Boy and from The Holograms.  This is purely a coincidence… or is it… yes, it is… maybe… probably…

Now to the shuffle:

First up we have legendary singer-songwriter, J.D. Souther with House of Pride from his 2008 release, If the World Was You

Here’s Souther performing a different song in one of my favorite places – San Juan Capistrano.

Next up we have Don’t Say from the eponymous album by the British Indie band of the same name.  It’s Scars on 45.

Next we have One Way Train which the title track from to the 2011 EP by WPB, FL singer-songwriter Alex Bennett.

Alex covering Bill Withers’ Ain’t No Sunshine
Finally, we offer you, Seattle-based singer-songwriter, Damien Jurado from his most recent release Maraqopa which is out on the Secretly Canadian label. The song is Life Away from the Garden.