We are back this week after not getting caught up enough last Friday to get a Fab Five Friday put together.
So, here are this week’s five songs worth listening to.
I mentioned a while back I like to listen to some instrumental stuff when I’m reading. My latest go-to has been the Artemis EP from Lindsey Stirling, which is now a full blown album. It is mostly electronic+violin, but has some vocal trance, and guest appearances by Amy Lee and Elle King. Lindsey is well known in the electronica/dance world, and has even penned a NYT bestseller with her sister.
It also reminds me I still need to read Armada, the Ernest Cline follow-up to Ready Player One, one of my favorite books in recent years. Art3mis was one of the main character in Ready Player One. When I do, I might have the background music already picked out, if I don’t do the audiobook. I do tend to do fiction audiobook, nonfiction real book though.
As for the video, I can’t decide if it is sexy or disturbing, or if those are even mutually exclusive.
Caleb Caudle–Howlin’ At The Moon
I’ll throw a cover in here on occasion. This is Caleb Caudle covering Hank Williams, because more Hank in the world is never a bad thing. To top it off, it was recorded at the Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, TN. Nothing wrong with paying homage, with a downhome, funky twist on it. Also, Elizabeth Cook joins him on vocals and Mickey Raphael on harmonica.
Yeah, I am a fan of Elizabeth…
Some more fuzz rock from Cronin, of Ty Segall’s Freedom Band fame. Cronin has put out solo work before, but suffered from some lengthy writer’s block. That led to a sabbatical in the mountains of Idyllwild, which was cut short by fires. From that time, however, comes Seeker, his next LP, due out in October. Shelter is off it.
The production of this one is suppose to take inspiration from The White Album and Brian Eno. I leave that for the more sophisticated listener, but the heavy pedal use is evident.
Charlie Worsham–I Hope I’m Stoned (When Jesus Takes Me Home) ft. Old Crow Medicine Show
Gospel bluegrass music for the more adventurous crowd. I spent some time working for a southern gospel radio station in the late 90s/early 2000s. I don’t think I could have gotten away with this one back then.
I’m rolling up a jay just in case today’s the day
Whiskey Myers–Houston County Sky
This one comes off of the self-title album, which just came out today. It is their first album since 2016 and fourth overall. It is also their first since the Yellowstone TV show brought them a bunch of new fans.
This one is to let the old fans know they are still the same band.
Heaven knows time ain't slowing down
Yeah we still kick around
Our same ol' stomping grounds
And life, it'll pass you by
As you drink all through the night
Under a Houston County sky
We’ll be back with five more next week. Until then, remember the immortal words…
“Songs are really just interesting things to be doing with the air.” Tom Waits