Music Monday: Playlist of Various Songs & Bands for Your Eclectic Selection
Here’s a playlist for you for the week. I should have posted this last week, but then I wouldn’t have seen this amazing video from Love and Logic.
1) Love and Logic (follow them on twitter.com/loveandlogical
This trio nails this cover and it’s powerful emotional and definitely addictive.
2) Kate Nash: Made of Bricks CD, Pumpkin Soup
Definitely NOT about soup but this is a great tune by Kate Nash. I haven’t reviewed this CD but listened to it a gazillion times and it’s distinctly not for the younger crowd. (It’s rather explicity in some songs). One thing about Nash is that she’s not shy about spilling her feelings and she’s incredibly honest. Love that!
3) Jay Nash and Garrison Starr release a CD on iTunes on Tuesday 4/20 recorded at Sun Records in Memphis, Tenn. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Here’s a video from the EP All the Stars in Copenhagen— his last solo EP with the song “Baby Tornado” as the bonus track.
Jay & Garrison will be on tour together for part of the summer. Check their tour schedules and see where they match up and *go see them*!!
4) Joey Ryan is touring with Kenneth Pattengale and will be pushing his new CD/EP : Kenter Canyon
Check out Broken Headlights with back-up with Sara Bareilles!! Awesome song and so potent.
5) Train: Soul Sister— a whipsmart use of video and a very infectious, lovely tune that will have you believing in the possibility of love and the power of a man obsessed by a woman “with all the right moves” .
6) Mark Growden might not be a name you recognize but you should know about his music, his background and his latest CD Saint Judas (the first in 8 years). This man must have been born with blues in his DNA and the bayou as his playground.
This song oozes sex and obsession and Growden works the accordion like it’s part of his body (or maybe someone else’s.. ) The Saint Judas CD is quite a walk down a dark alley– so if you snag this CD or any of its’ songs realize it can be highly addictive and might haunt your dreams.
7) Laura Bell Bundy’s GiddyUp.. is one for the ladies! It’s upbeat tempo from this Broadway musical sensation who has accumulated Tony nominations switches gears to a solo act and now has garnered some serious attention –as much for her sexy blonde look as her great sassy presentation!
CD is titled “Achin & Shakin”
Definitely worth getting or download your favorite tracks. She’s a perfect cross-over from C&W to pop eventually and she’s got a long career arc ahead of her.
8 & 9 ) A smart band named Elbow (and they have had evolutions of their musical identity). Having been playing the Seldom Seen Kid CD for well over 3 months– consistently till the tracks have burned themselves into my memory. This is music that’s highly intelligent, witty, savvy, intrinsically creative and beautifully musical as well as deeply seductive. The thoughts & meaning are incredibly passionate and have layers of meaning. I would say more but then what do I tell you when i cover the entire CD?
Grounds for Divorce – Elbow
The diversity of their music is quite important as they criss-cross genres and as the CD opens, it hits you like an Aaron Copland-esque cinematic overture (Starlings) yet when you dig into the meat of the CD, it captures you much as the “Bones of You” does–” like the first cigarette of the day… ”
Definitely worth the listen, and do yourself a favor- download the entire cd. It’s worth every penny.
10) JD Souther came out with another CD– If the World Was You. This man helped create the Soothern California country-rock that was epitomized by the Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and collaborated with James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Chris Hillman,Crosby, Stills & Nash, Warren Zevon, Linda Ronstadt and most consistently with The Eagles (where he was on almost every single album either in songwriting, musical back-up or both). This unsung musical hero definitely should be heard by you.. While his photo makes him look older, the voice is as vibrant, silky and sultry as ever– and his songwriting digs into your soul, brain, emotional history with the best of them– particularly since his current presentation seems better suited to smokey bars than hordes of screaming fans in a stadium- not that he doesn’t deserve or have earned them. .
From upbeat turns to bluesy bar-room songs to the balladic turn ” The Border Guard” that will have you realize that Souther still “got game” when it comes to writing songs both musically and lyrically. There’s so much to the CD! (Jay Nash seems to have picked up a thing or two from JD Souther– not that it’s true, but in knowing Nash’s complete catalog and having been following Souther for a while, Nash seems to be almost in seamless alignment with Souther’s older style. Souther has now evolved to a sweet, slow, Maker’s Mark-soaked, cigarette smoke -fogged jazz & blues style in this entire CD.
11) Will Dailey
Part of his 2 EP’s for 2009, Torrent Volume 1 and 2 is this great song: Tomorrow Still Comes
Definitely a favorite. I wore out his first EP something fierce– as in skips and some tracks won’t load. That doesn’t happen often– unless I really love the music.
Check these out. Let me know what you like.. tweet me at twitter.com/lastory
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