Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Ain’t Nobody Mix

We are back on a rainy/overcast Monday morning here in Nashville with a short, but sweet mix of songs to get you through…

Click through the jump to the Shuffle

“Do You Know What it Mean to Miss New Orleans” by Victoria Williams from Sing Some Ol’ Songs

From our on-going presentation of Victoria William’s cool collection of great old songs, we offer up this oft-covered gem which was made famous by Billie Holliday and Louis Armstrong in the 1947 film, New Orleans. 

“Walk Like You” by James from La petite mort

From the latest album (released in June of this year) by  the Manchester band that formed in the early 1980s and had their greatest success in the 1990s. “Walk Like You” is a mature version of the band’s signature Brit-pop sound.

“Ma Blonde Est Partie” by Maria McKee from Evangeline Made: a tribute to Cajun Music

Our survey of this excellent Cajun Music tribute album continues with this track which combines the music of my ancestry with one of my all-time favorite singers – Maria McKee (Lone Justice and her amazing solo records).

“Bill Richardson’s Greenback Dollar” by The Jugbusters from Honky Tonk Hymnal

Bill Richardson of The Jugbusters (a high energy, old-time honky tonk band from the New River Valley area of Virginia) lost a battle with cancer last month.  This song was on the October edition of the Feel Bad for You mixtape.  RIP Bill Richardson.

“Blood Bubbles” by The Orwells from Other Voices EP

This Chicago-area band has been getting some well-deserved attention.  An incendiary appearance on Late Night with David Letterman gave them a huge boost of attention.  Here, they offer a nice jolt to my morning commute. 

“Skin” by Chris Stamey from Lovesick Blues

Another album we’ve been featuring for a while is the latest solo effort by dB member Chris Stamey.  It is an excellent Pop album filled with great songs.

“Ain’t Nobody (gonna save my soul)” by Pork Chop Willie from Love is the Devil!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

And we close out the day with another track from one of our favorite albums of the year.  “Music of the North Mississippi Hill Country… from streets of Manhattan.”


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Wednesday Morning Music Shuffle – Silly Boys Mix

We have a bunch of cool songs by some silly boys and one not so silly, but very talented woman.  Let’s go!

“Falling” by Pork Chop Willie from Love is the Devil

Another great track from the album which came out earlier this year.  You need to hear this.

“Silly Boys” by Holy Modal Rounders from Last Round

How about this?  New York psychedelic folk duo – who have collaborated with Sam Shepard among others.  This song is from their 1978 album.

“Head” by The Orwells from Other Voices EP

Think Rock and Roll is dead?  Have you not heard The Orwells?

“Medicine Springs” (Stanley Brother Cover) by Sturgill Simpson from 2014-05-13 – Grimey’s Records – Nashville, TN

Think Country music sucks? Have you not heard Sturgill Simpson?

“Who Woulda Thunk It?” (Greg Brown Cover) by Grant Peeples and the Peeples Republik from Punishing the Myth

One of my highlights of AMA week was being introduced to the music of and meeting Grant Peeples.  This is the only cover on his incredible album – of which you will be hearing lots more – and it’s a good one.  I never complain about a cover song when it is a Greg Brown song being covered.

“А где мне взять такую песню” by Orera from 1970

Ya’ll I seriously love this music – more from this amazing Georgian folk/jazz group who recorded back in the 1970s or so.

“White Gardenias” by Justin Townes Earle from NoiseTrade Eastside Manor Session/Single Mothers


Okay it got cropped out of the picture, but it is the time, I shared the front page of No Depression with Justin Townes Earle. This is a song from his brand new album recorded in a special session for NoiseTrade at Eastside Manor.  Trivia: The photo of the cover of his new album was taken at a Nashville park commonly known as Dragon Park.  This park was also featured in the album art of one of R.E.M.’s albums.


“Blue Light of the Fire” by Heather Powell from Believe it to Life

Heather Powell has an amazing voice, and it is always good to have her in the shuffle.

“Don’t Think About Her When You’re Trying to Drive” by Little Village from Little Village

Good advice from the Little Village

“Following the Plan” by bellwire from Following the Plan

This seems to be the latest song from New Hampshire based bellwire.  It’s a cool powerpop song. If you aren’t hip to these guys – definitely check them out.

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Tuesday Morning Music Shuffle – Superstitious Phobia Mix

Here at #E2TG, we pride ourselves on bringing great music to your internets. What we lack in time and exclusive access, we try to make up for in pure quality and absolutely insane diversity.

Today’s Shuffle makes a whirlwind trip from latter day Country music pioneer Sturgill Simpson all the way to a lusciously bizarre Nina Hagen cover of a Neil Diamond penned The Monkees’ song.  In between, we stop in and visit with #E2TG favorites Tomas Doncker, Marla Mase, Darrin Bradbury, and twice with Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray, and we feature three Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen related artists.  Plus a bunch more… here’s the list

“Some Days” by Sturgill Simpson from Sturgill Simpson

a live version in the video playlist

“Other Voices” by the Orwells from Other Voices EP

a backyard version in the playlist

“Pachyderms” by The Tye Trybe from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Word is Born EP

“I Ain’t Superstitious” by Tomas Doncker Band from Moanin’ at Midnight: The Howlin’ Wolf Project
a different Howlin’ Wolf song from Tomas Doncker and the Howlin’ Wolf version of this song in the playlist.

“Sure as Hell” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean into the Wind

A live version from their stop at The Basement Nashville on release day for Lean into the Wind (video recorded by Too Much Country)

“Things That Scare Me” by Marla Mase from Half-Life
A live version with the True Groove All-Stars from The Cutting Room

“Golden Ratio” by The Jean Jackets from Field Theory Blues

“On my Mind, In my Heart” by Jesse Dee from Alligator Records: 21st Century Blues and Roots/On My Mind/In My Heart

“Lord of the Highway” by Joe Ely from Lord of the Highway
a fairly recent live version of this classic (Trivia: on a legendary night in my deep past, I heard Joe Ely, Bruce Springsteen, and Lou Reed on a local college station, and it set my musical course for years to come)

“You and I” by Jesse Turits from Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen: Section 5/Rumble Strips

a different Jesse Turits song.

“Oh, Tornado” by Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray from Lean into the Wind

“Biscuits and Gravy” by Darrin Bradbury from NEW!!!!The Almost Great Crepe’s (Demos)

a different Darrin Bradbury song

“Swift Arrows” by Shelby Earl from Swift Arrows
a live version of this song

“Churlish May” by Johnny Flynn from American Songwriter Sessions/Been Listening

a live version of this song.

“I’m a Believer” by Nina Hagen from The Best of Rodney on the ROQ

a live version of this song.


*I’m too busy/lazy to post purchase/download links, so you will need to use Google/Bing. But buy music if you are able!

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Monday Morning Music Shuffle – Real Live Wire Mix

Okay – how many #E2TG readers watched the Grammys last night?  What did you think? Were there parts you liked? Was it all utter crap? How well did it represent the state of music from October 2012 – September 2013?  Seriously? Really? Was it worst than you could imagine or better than you expected?

So here’s the thing, for as long as I can remember, The Grammy’s have been completely out of touch with the music I like. Or at least a decade too late. That being said, there were a few parts of last nights broadcast that were okay.

Here’s the thing, regardless of your opinion of the Grammys, the fact is that every night of the week in clubs and small venues all across the country, indie artists are creating memorable moments playing a huge variety of music. Many of these bands and artists do not get the hype or press that your Grammy “caliber” performers get. Nonetheless, they aren’t that hard to find. Take the time, seek them out, and regularly read music blogs like Ear to the Ground (or just read Ear to the Ground if I may ever so humbly suggest.)

Anyway, we have a shuffle filled with interest music that you may or may not have heard about.  Check these artists out and see what appeals to you…

“Written in the Snow” by The Autumn Defense
“Momentum” by Left of Logic
“Mallrats” by The Orwells
“January” by prattle on, rick.
“Psycho Killer” (Talking Heads Cover) by Cage the Elephant
“The Delicious” by The Plum Magnetic
“and the Hippos Are Burning in Their Tanks” by HIPPIECULT
“No Drama” by Solardrive (feat. TC and Kevin Hicks)
“Sugar Dyed Honey Pants” by St. Paul and the Broken Bones
“Call Your Girlfriend” (Robyn cover) by Lucy Wainwright Roche
“Free Freedom” by Joseph Arthur

The Autumn Defense song is from a Noisetrade Eastside Manor Session recorded here in Nashville (East Nashville to be precise).

After seeing their recent performance on David Letterman, I just had to add The Orwells to the mix.

 A seasonally appropriate instrumental song for a blustery January morning – from Nashville’s own prattle on, rick.

A fun live cover of the Talking Heads classic by Cage the Elephant (who happen to come from Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz’s home state.)

HIPPIECULT from Philly make their E2TG debut with a song from their demo release. BTW, the song title actually begins with an ampersand (“and sign”), however, ampersands mess up the formatting of blog posts, so I have to spell out “and”

Some soulful funkiness from Solardrive (featuring drum ‘n’ bass artist TC and hip-hop artist Kevin Hicks), and also from Birmingham Alabama’s St. Paul and (ampersand) the Broken Bones

A cool cover of a Robyn song by a New York based singer with a fine musical pedigree, Lucy Wainwright Roche (she is the daughter of Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche of The Roches).



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Thursday Morning Music Shuffle – Beautiful and Stoned Mix

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Okay… first of all – have you seen this?!


I need to acknowledge that two of the most badass rock and rollers share a birthday which happens to be today.  Now, I know that I don’t often acknowledge birthdays, but the combination of the shared birthday with the utter badassery represented… well I had to. So Happy Birthday to Matthew Hendershot of the The End Men, and Greyson Anderson of Dogs of Oz.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you already know The End Men, but if you joined us with the last several months, you may have missed out on Dogs of Oz – so here is a aural/visual reminder of each of the bad ass birthday boys. 

Also, as a birthday gift for Matthew (and The End Men)… why not head over to the GTR Store website to help The End Men when a whole bunch of cool stuff plus an slot at Mountain Jam 2014 in Woodstock, NY.

Whew… now we still have a Shuffle to put on…  Jump

We have a pretty nifty collection of songs today… so check it.

“Westbound 49” by Darrin Bradbury

“Heavy Metal Drummer” by Wilco

“Fragile We Are Castles” by Gumshen

“Do You Wanna Hold Me?” by Bow Wow Wow

“Mrs. Wurley” by Humming House

“Dirty Dishes” by Deer Tick

“Dime Store Mystery” by Lou Reed


Another stellar song from Darrin Bradbury from his Demos album.

“I sincerely miss those heavy metal bands
I used to go see on the landing in the summer” –

I honestly don’t know a whole bunch about Gumshen except they came to us via James at IMP. Their new album (due out February 11) is called Progtronica.  As the album title suggests, the music mixes elements of Prog rock with Electronica and other influences and wraps it up in a highly original package that delivers… um I think I lost the metaphor somewhere along the way.  Anyway, the track today is mostly an extended Rock instrumental with Electronica thrown in, and it ends with simple, ethereal vocals reminiscent of Pink Floyd.  Anyway, it’s cool – so check them out.

I confess… when I was 16 or so, I really dug Bow Wow Wow. And… I still do. It’s melodic and fun… what’s not to like.

The shuffle closes out with a song from Lou Reed’s landmark and groundbreaking 1989 album, New York.