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Free music! The Daily Times .mp3 library

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We’ve added some new .mp3s, free for you to download, to our library over the past month or so. Every so often, I like to put them together in one place as a local music library, if you will. Here’s what we have in total:

2-15, “Without Me In It”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
2-15 on Facebook: click here

The Bad Dudes, “King of the Sheets”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Bad Dudes on Facebook: click here

Billy Castro, “Knapsack”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Billy Castro on Reverbnation: click here

Brad Blackwell, “Take You Away”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Brad Blackwell online: click here

Boling, Brown and Holloway, “Scranky”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mark Boling online: click here

Mac Comer, “Kickin’ Chicken”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mac Comer online: click here

Divided We Stand, “Intymidation”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Divided We Stand on Reverbnation: click here

Dopplegangsta, “Myrtle Beach, Ya’ll!”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Dopplegangsta online: click here

Kevin Hyfantis, “By and By”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”
Kevin Hyfantis online: click here

Indie Lagone, “Dream Killer”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Indie Lagone online: click here

Jonathan Maness, “Small Town”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jonathan Maness, “Time, Love and Money”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jonathan Maness online: click here

Marina Orchestra, “Jazz Queen Ladies”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Marina Orchestra online: click here

My Parents Favorite Music, “Backtrek”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
My Parents Favorite Music online: click here

Roman Reese and the Cardinal Sins, “Away From Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Roman Reese online: click here

Jason Stinnett Band, “The Truth”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jason Stinnett Band on Facebook: click here

The Theorizt, “Call Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Theorizt online: click here

Brian Canever, “Rain, Rain, Rain”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Brian Canever on Facebook: click here

Grady Milligan, “An Awkward Song”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Grady Milligan on Facebook: click here

Soulfinger, “Message in the Music”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Soulfinger on Facebook: click here

Temper Through Tears, “Love/Hate”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Temper Through Tears online: click here

Lil iFFy, “Patron Us”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Lil iFFy online: click here

Smokin’ Dave and the Premo Dopes, “Gimme Keith Richards’ Blood”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
A website for Smokin’ Dave: click here

The Jaystorm Project, “Reddy 2 Ride”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jaystorm online: click here

Karen E. Reynolds, “What Kind of Everything”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Karen E. Reynolds online: click here

Jeff Barbra and Sarah Pirkle, “I’m Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jeff and Sarah online: click here

Jeff Jopling Band, “Money”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jeff Jopling Band on Reverb Nation: click here

Barstool Romeos, “On Hooch”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Barstool Romeos, “Cheap Bourbon Whiskey”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Barstool Romeos online: click here

Jill Andrews, “Sound of the Bells”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jill Andrews online: click here

Josh Oliver, “Red Rocking Chair”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Oliver on Reverb Nation: click here

Boogertown Gap, “Sugar Babe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Boogertown Gap online: click here

Finkelsteen, “Eagle Eye”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Finkelsteen online: click here

Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet, “Things That Ain’t Funny”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet on Reverb Nation: click here

Lead Knuckle, “Rainbow Tree”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Lead Knuckle on Myspace: click here

Walking in Tradition, “True Life Blues”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Walking in Tradition on Facebook: click here

Taylor Brown and Co., “Danced With the Devil”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Taylor Brown and Co. online: click here

Eric Spurgeon, “It’s Been So Long”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Eric Spurgeon online: click here

Archaic Smile, “Maple Street”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Archaic Smile on Reverb Nation: click here

Matt Woods, “Port St. Lucie”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Matt Woods online: click here

Brimstone Treehouse, “Ralph”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Brimstone Treehouse online: click here

Kvillains, “Karns Is the New California”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kvillains online: click here

Ramajay Intercoastal, “Magic Cruise”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Ramajay Intercoastal online: click here

Valley Young, “Girl in Caroline”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Valley Young online: click here

Chapman Suther, “A Crack in the Mirror”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Chapman Suther on Facebook: click here

Christabel and the Jons, “Best Kind of Friend”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Christabel and the Jons online: click here

Vacationist League, “InSpiral Vision”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Vacationist League online: click here

Quartjar, “Arab Moon”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Quartjar on Reverb Nation: click here

Freequency, “Back to Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Freequency online: click here

Fenrir, “Shot in the Dark”/”Six Bullet Salute” (live): right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Fenrir on Reverb Nation: click here

Kudzu, “Bad Side of Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kudzu, “Waylon Jennings”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kudzu on Reverb Nation: click here

Llama Train, “Delay”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Llama Train on Myspace: click here

Plainclothes Tracy, “Fort Knox Graffiti”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Plainclothes Tracy, “Wine, Tilt”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Plainclothes Tracy on Facebook: click here

Travis Singleton, “Breathe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Travis Singleton online: click here

The New Vernacular, “Soup Kitchen”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The New Vernacular, “Welcome to the Line”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The New Vernacular on Facebook: click here

Cole Russell, “Wants and Needs”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cole Russell on Facebook: click here

Stolen Sheep, “Moving Slowly”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Stolen Sheep online: click here

Shortwave Society, “Everafter”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Shortwave Society online: click here

Joe the Show, “Welcome Goodbye”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Joe the Show, “Home”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Joe the Show online: click here

Sean McCollough and Friends, “Jenny Jenkins”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sean McCollough online: click here
Buy Sean’s music: click here

Westside Daredevils, “You Are the Universe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Westside Daredevils on Myspace: click here

The Great Great Pines, “Right at Home”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Great Great Pines online: click here

Homemade Wine, “Her Kiss”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Homemade Wine, “Sweet Adele”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Homemade Wine online: click here
Homemade Wine merchandise: click here

“Sneaky Pete” Rizzo, “Meow Cow”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
“Sneaky Pete” online: click here

Roger Alan Wade, “Deguello Lullabye”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Roger Alan Wade on Facebook: click here

The Grassabillies, “Flowers on the Mountain”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Grassabillies online: click here

Arrison Kirby, “All of Me All of You”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Arrison Kirby online: click here

Marvels of Peru, “It Doesn’t Matter”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Marvels of Peru, “Too Much Too Fast”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Marvels of Peru on Bandcamp: Click here

Erick Baker, “Comfort You”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Erick Baker online: Click here
Purchase Erick Baker merchandise: Click here

Kelsey’s Woods, “Union Wine”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kelsey’s Woods, “Santa Fe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kelsey’s Woods: “Long Road to Heaven”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kelsey’s Woods online: Click here

Y’uns, “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Y’uns online: click here
Buy the Y’uns CD: click here

Madeline Ava, “Telephone Lines”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Madeline Ava online: click here
Buy Madeline’s music: click here

Gun*Slinger, “Pick Ur Poison”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Gun*Slinger online: click here

Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, “Bondary” live on the WDVX-FM “Blue Plate Special”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, “Elvis Is Hauntin’ My Bathroom”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pistol Creek Catch of the Day on Myspace: click here

Jon Worley and Cornbred Blues Band, “No Sunshine”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cornbred Blues Band on Myspace: click here

Stephen Goff, “Holler Fabulous”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Stephen Goff on Myspace: click here

The Moonshine Cherrys, “Grey Skies Ohio”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Moonshine Cherrys, “Road Dog”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Moonshine Cherrys, “Luv Truck”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Moonshine Cherrys online: click here
Buy Moonshine Cherrys music: click here

Waves Like Weapons, “See … This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Waves Like Weapons on Reverb Nation: click here

30 Amp Fuse, “St. Patty’s Day”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
30 Amp Fuse on Myspace: click here

Sarah Pirkle, “I Love That”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sarah Pirkle online: click here

Steel String Swingers, “Long Gone”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Steel String Swingers on Myspace (with info on how to buy the band’s CD): click here

Sam Quinn, “Late the Other Night”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sam Quinn on Myspace: click here

Kirk Fleta, “Vision of a Woman”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kirk Fleta online: click here

Jake Winstrom, “Local Boys Done Good Don’t Go to Jail”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jake Winstrom on Myspace: click here

The Black Cadillacs, “The End”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Black Cadillacs, “Choke”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Black Cadillacs online: click here
Buy Black Cadillacs music: click here

Will Tate and 6ix Mile Express, “Angeline the Baker”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Will Tate and 6ix Mile Express, “Ernest T. Grass”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
6ix Mile Express on Myspace: click here

Big Trouble, “Prophecy”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Big Trouble, “Black Widow”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Big Trouble, “Freedom”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Big Trouble on Myspace: click here
Buy Big Trouble music: click here

On My Honor, “Definition”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
On My Honor, “The Pan Song”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
On My Honor, “Who Wet My Mogwai?”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
On My Honor online: click here
Buy On My Honor merchandise: click here

Scott Miller, “Appalachian Refugee”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Scott Miller, “Joyful, Joyful”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Scott Miller online: click here
Buy Scott Miller’s CDs: click here

Jay Clark, “Spinnin’ and Grinnin’” (live): right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jay Clark online: click here
Buy Jay’s music: click here

Robby and The Passing Tones, “Music Critique”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Robby and The Passing Tones online: click here

Hudson K, “Champion”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Hudson K online: Click here
Buy Hudson K music: click here

CoolRunnings, “Burnout”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cool Runnings on Bandcamp: click here

John Myers, “Highway Rider”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Myers, “Liza Jane”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Myers on Myspace: click here

Jag Star, “Talk to Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jag Star online: click here

Medford’s Black Record Collection, “Gravedigger Blues”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy MBRC music: click here

The Songbirds, “Go In Peace”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Songbirds on Myspace: click here

The Mountain Folk Reunion, “500 Miles”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mountain Folk Reunion online: click here

Mixed With Rain, “Buying Back Buffy”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mixed With Rain on Myspace: click here

R.B. Morris, “Amsterdam”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
R.B. Morris, “Plato’s Perfect World”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
R.B. Morris, “Spy in My Brain”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
R.B. Morris, “Empire”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
R.B. Morris, “City”:
right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy albums by R.B. Morris (including his most recent, “Spies Lies and Burning Eyes”): Click here

Angel Zuniga Martinez, “Definitely Love”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Angel Zuniga Martinez, “The Man”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Angel Zuniga Martinez online: Click here

Skytown Riot, “I’ll Go Myself”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skytown Riot online: Click here

The Basement Lights, “Tragic Joke”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Basement Lights on Myspace: Click here

The John Titlow Band, “Girl From Morganton Road”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Titlow Band online: click here

Meg ‘n’ Dredd, “Pain”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Meg ‘n’ Dredd on Facebook: Click here

Greg Horne, “I Liked You Better”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Greg Horne online: Click here

The Hotshot Freight Train, “The Misfit”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Hotshot Freight Train, “Hello Sadness”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Hotshot Freight Train on Facebook: Click here
Buy music by THSFT: Click here

Steve Brown, “Gymnopodie IV”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Steve Brown online/buy music: Click here

Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere, “Preservation Roof”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Todd Steed online: Click here
Buy music by Todd Steed: Click here

Robinella, “Can I Go Too”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Robinella online/buy music: Click here

Kata and the Blaze, “Lie to Me”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kata and the Blaze, “Wanted 2″: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kata Hay online: Click here
Buy music from Kata Hay, from her solo work to material with The Blaze: Click here

Hollywood, “Get It Gyrl”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Hollywood, “Kool-Aid”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Hollywood on Myspace: Click here

Dishwater Blonde, “Pour Out Your Favor”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Dishwater Blonde online: Click here
Buy music by Dishwater Blonde: Click here

Homer Hart, “Whiskey and Your Memory”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Homer Hart online: Click here

Skyfall, “Everything to Me”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall, “Bliss”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall, “A Breath Away”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall, “Then It’s Settled”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall online: Click here

Senryu, “Halfwild Boys”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Jericho Ruins Everything”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Inklings”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Papillon”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Hometown Bounce”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Help yourself to most of Senryu’s catalog (for free!): Senryu’s Band Camp site

Pegasi51, “Time Slows Down”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pegasi51, “Take a Seat in the Back”:
Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pegasi51 online: Click here

The Bearded, “House Sparrow”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Visit The Bearded online: Click here

Bellfield, “Crooked Mile”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy Bellfield’s music on iTunes: Click here

Ian Thomas, “Little Children”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Visit Ian Thomas online: Click here
Purchase Ian Thomas music: Click here

The American Plague, “Black Love”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy music by The American Plague: Click here

Cain and Annabelle, “Side Porch Swing”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Cain and Annabelle, “Sycamore Tree”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “The Lake Takes,” by Cain and Annabelle: Click here

Soundtrack Black, “Out to Dry”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy “First Born,” by Soundtrack Black: Click here

Cutthroat Shamrock, “Dry Bones”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cutthroat Shamrock: Click here
Buy music by Cutthroat Shamrock: Click here

1220, “The Motor Mile”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
1220 on Myspace: Click here

Kevin Abernathy Band, “All Her Tears”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Kevin Abernathy Band, “Scrap Metal Blues”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy Kevin Abernathy’s CDs on CD Baby: Click here

Against the Opposition, “Pursue the Enemy”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)

Jeff Barbra, “Blame It on Vern”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy “Country Music for Country People” by Jeff Barbra: Click here

The Black Lillies, “Midnight”: Right click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The Black Lillies, “Two Hearts Down”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The Black Lillies online: Click here
Buy Black Lillies music and merchandise: Click here

Cold Hands, “Taking a Ride”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “Sex. Beats. Romance.” by Cold Hands: Click here

Diacon-Panthers, “Curses”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “Make It Feel Better” by the Diacon-Panthers: Click here

The Dirty Gunnz, “Shake Your Sugar”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The Dirty Gunnz on Reverb Nation: Click here

The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Wide Awake”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “We’ll Be The Light”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Saguaro”:
Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Brown Little Bird”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy “Youth Is in Our Blood,” the band’s new album, and other Dirty Guv’nahs merchandise: Click here

The Dirty Works, “Wife Beater”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy music by The Dirty Works: Click here

The Drunk Uncles, “Drunk Talkin’”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Drunk Uncles, “The Man I Couldn’t Be”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Drunk Uncles online: Click here
Buy “Smashed Hits,” by The Drunk Uncles: Click here

Facelock, “Cervical Dislocation”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Facelock, “Defy”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)

Mic Harrison and The High Score, “The Colonel Is Dead”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison and The High Score, “Jellico”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison and The High Score, “Long Time”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison and The High Score, “Never Gonna Drink Again”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison, “Christmas Time at the Dixie Lounge”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy albums by Mic Harrison, from his solo work to his collaborations with The High Score: click here

The High Score, “She’s a Heartbreak”: Right-click here (select “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The High Score online: Click here

Scott McMahan, “The Loneliest Blues”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Scott McMahan on Reverb Nation: Click here

Melungeons, “Blackwater Swamp” (live): Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Melungeons, “Blackwater Swamp” (studio version, 2010): right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Melungeons online/purchase “Blackwater Swamp”: click here

Seeing Skies, “Don’t Stop Breathing In”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Seeing Skies online: Click here

Christopher Scum, “Fifty Acres”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Christopher Scum on Reverb Nation: Click here

Jonathan Sexton and The Big Love Choir, “The Mountain”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jonathan Sexton and The Big Love Choir online: Click here
Buy Jonathan Sexton and The Big Love Choir merchandise: Click here

Teenage Love13, “Fun Religion”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Teenage Love 13, “Someday”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Teenage Love13 online: Click here

Tim Lee 3, “Chuck Berry in Space”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Tim Lee 3 w/Amy Ray (of the Indigo Girls), “Cortez the Killer” (live from The Earl in Atlanta): Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Tim Lee 3, “Dig It Up”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Tim Lee 3 online: Click here
Buy music by the Tim Lee 3: Click here

The LoneTones, “Gone Again”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy LoneTones music: Click here

Free music by regional/national artists!

In One Wind, “Oh, Brad”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
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July 26th, 2012 at 7:29 am

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Brent Thompson brings “Write Nite” to Preservation Pub

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Local musician/actor Brent Thompson has a message for you: If you write, you’re a writer.

“Brent Thompson’s Write Nite,” which kicks off Thursday, Aug. 2, at Preservation Pub in downtown Knoxville, is designed to showcase the budding poet/playwright/author in all of us. It’s a combination performance showcase and open mic, and the goal is to encourage anyone who’s dreamed of putting pen to paper to share their works with other lovers of the written word.

“I’ve been teaching singing lessons at Morelock Music, and I realized in helping people with their voices that it’s the most vulnerable part of them,” Thompson told me this week. “It’s not an instrument you can play and people can say, ‘Clearly you just need to work on that’ — it’s what you’re given. So I started talking about this to some friends of mine, and they would say, ‘I like to write.’ And I would ask them, ‘Well, do you?’

“Writers write. If you’ve written something, you write. If you’re singing in front of me, you’re a singer. We somehow think that if we’re not the best at it, we’re not that thing, but I say, ‘You’re trying!’ This is all about being a validation of human expression. It’s about creating a really supportive room, because it’s really nice when people are valuing what your little brain thought of and how you look at the world.”

The former co-host of “11 O’Clock Rock” on Knox iVi, Thompson is a singer-songwriter who was approached by Pub owners Scott and Bernadette West about putting together a project for the Pub’s second-floor Speakeasy. After Knox iVi shut down several months ago, Thompson has found talent work in local commercial, TV and film (including the gig of “Professor Less Plaque” in a new international campaign for Maryville-based Den Tek). He’s teaching at Morelock, singing with the jazz combo Frog and Toad’s Dixie Stomp and working on an album. But “Write Nite” allows him to do what he does so very well — play host and hang out with some insanely talented people, writers both known and unknown.

“When Scott and Bernadette first approached me, I thought I could curate more music, but they already do so much music that I put it out there to get some feedback,” Thompson said. “At first I was thinking a variety show, or a talk show, and then I started thinking about what isn’t being served but has a large audience. I decided to focus on writing, and it started coming into focus. There are a lot of folks out there who don’t identify themselves as writers, but they took a class once upon a time and wrote something they really like but are embarrassed to share.”

The guest for the inaugural show will be University of Tennessee professor and poet Marilyn Kallet; future guests will likely include local hip-hop artist/spoken word performer Black Atticus and poet/playwright/singer-songwriter R.B. Morris. The setup will feature a microphone on the stage for the guests, a microphone in the middle of the audience to encourage audience questions and participation and a wireless mic on Thompson, who will work the room and engage the wait staff, bartenders and couples in the back booths who have no idea what they’re in for.

At the end of the night will be the “Haiku Hustle”: Cards and pens will be set up at the beginning of each show with a topic written on the board; participants can compose a haiku based on the topic, and at 8 p.m., the haikus will be read. The winner will be crowned the “Haiku Samurai.”

“This is 100 percent uncensored,” Thompson said. “Anything can be said. And it’s got a great therapeutic sort of feel. I’m really excited about it.”

“Brent Thompson’s Write Nite” will take place from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday in the Speakeasy.

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July 23rd, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Roane Co. High School students provide material for Knox collective of musicians

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The guy who conceived of a 119-song cycle five years ago is back with another magnum opus.

Doug Campbell, who put together a collection of songs each dedicated to an element on the periodic table back in 2007, has teamed up with some of the contributing musicians to that project for another massive collection of songs, this time setting poetry by high school students to music.

In 2008, those musicians — calling themselves The Elements — performed one time at Barley’s Taproom in Knoxville. Bill Ardison and John T. Baker were part of the project, and in the years since, Campbell has always sought ways to challenge himself, and his pals, musically, Baker told me this week.

“Doug loves to work with a big concept,” Baker said. “His wife is an artist, and she’ll make album covers for him to write music too. Another ongoing project he has is writing a song about each of the Greek and Roman gods.”

And then there’s Ardison. He’s a special education teacher at Roane County High School, and for the past five years, he’s conducted a week-long poetry composition course during the school year. At the end of the week, each student submits an original poem. Ardison takes the poems back to his compadres, who then set them to music for Ardison to deliver back to the students. It’s a project carried out with reverence to the source material and a responsibility for delivering something that sounds like magic to the budding poets, and that’s what makes it such a cool combination of musical creativity and community service.

“I wasn’t involved in the first two or three years, but this year I think I’ve staked my claim,” Baker said. “We got all the musicians we like to play with to contribute stuff to this, and we record the songs in the order they were turned into Bill. We only know the students by their initials, and we don’t change anything about the poems. We record them as written, misspellings and all.

“We try to hit every single musical style we can think of: We’ve done rap songs, metal songs, country songs, opera … and because Doug has a lot of friends who are musicians, there’s some really good musicianship on the project.”

The collective recorded 48 songs in 60 days, and you can download the whole thing for free over at DBLF Studios’ Bandcamp site. If you download the whole thing, you get a .pdf of the lyrics, and that’s the key to the project, Baker added.

“You can listen to the songs and they’re find, but you really get a sense of it if you read along to the lyrics,” he said. “Besides, all the songs are real short. I think the longest may be 3 minutes.”

And it’s free because the musicians aren’t interested in complicating the process by charging for the album, because the motives for putting it together are simple, Baker said.

“For me personally, it’s a wonderful exercise in songwriting,” he said. “When I’m writing my own songs, sometimes I feel like I’ve gotta be profound — like I’ve gotta say something and mean something. But when I’m doing someone else’s music, I don’t have nearly as much skin in the game, and I can just play. It’s so much lighter and more fun, and I think that’s the secret to writing songs. The best songs are carefree. It’s just a great songwriting tool, because it’s also a great exercise in learning how to fit lyrics into music you’ve written.

“On an emotional level, though, I remember when I was in high school, rock ‘n’ roll was the coolest thing I could imagine. It enriched my life and made my life worth living, and I also got really interested in the recording of it. If by doing this we can help a kid can feel like, ‘Something I made can come out sounding like a rock song; I might like to try to do that’ … it may only be a small percentage of them that thinks that, but if you can give anybody that notion, that makes me feel really good.”

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July 21st, 2012 at 7:25 am

Black Lillies seeking help for new video and album

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As Knoxville Americana darlings The Black Lillies head to Nashville for the filming of a video on Tuesday, front man Cruz Contreras is thinking ahead to the band’s forthcoming third album.

After shooting a video for “Same Mistakes,” off the “100 Miles of Wreckage” album, with director David McClister, the Lillies will return to Knoxville and go into the studio this week with local studio wizard/Sparklehorse vet Scott Minor, owner of Wild Chorus Studio. The sessions are sort of pre-pre-production for the new record, Contreras told me today.

“We’ll be creating instrumental versions of existing songs, so it’ll give us an opportunity to scope out his new studio,” Contreras said. “For licensing purposes, people who really like your songs want instrumental versions of them, and we can’t give it to them because there’s no separation — we’ve recorded everything live thus far. So this will allow us to get some updated recordings and get familiar with Scott’s new studio.”

To fund the new record, the Lillies are teaming up with Pledge Music (similar to Kickstarter, but more user-friendly on the technical side of things, Contreras believes) to raise money. Fans can support the band — as well as the Joy of Music School in Knoxville, which will get some of the proceeds of the fundraising drive — by pledging everything from $10, which covers a download of the new record after its completion; to $500, which includes a trip backstage on a future Lillies date at the Grand Ole Opry; to $4,000, which gets you a private show for up to 200 people. You can check out the various donor packages and sign up to help the band out by heading over to the Pledge Music page.

(On a personal note: Be sure and watch the video on that page; the song Cruz plays is simply titled “Father Song.” It’s been around for a while, but chances are good it’ll wind up on the new record, he said. It’s also one of the most beautiful songs the band has done, and that’s saying a whole lot.)

So far, the campaign is on track for its targeted completion date, which means the record will be cut in late summer/early fall and released in the first quarter of 2013.

“Right now, we probably have enough songs for a full record, but I’d like to get three or four more that are completely fresh to someone who hears us on a regular basis,” Contreras said. “We’ve got songs on deck that are stronger than anything we’ve ever done, so sonically I think we’re in good shape to improve on what we did with ‘100 Miles of Wreckage.’ We’re just trying to give ourselves a little more time, because we did the other records in a day or two.

“I’d like to do this one in three phases: a third of it live like we’ve always done, with everybody in a circle; a third of it more produced, with more separation so we can arrange and overdub and maybe rock out a little more; and a third more stripped down and more acoustic. I really want to get some more varied sounds.”

In the meantime, the band has high hopes for the video of “Same Mistakes,” he added — it’s on deck for airing on Country Music Television, hopefully with a world premiere event, and the shoot will tell a story that features Contreras and his son, Cash, as dad and boy in the video as well.

(Speaking of videos: If you’ve seen the Lillies performing “Knoxville, That’s My Hometown” in one of WBIR-TV’s promotional spots, you may have spotted local singer-songwriter and session musician Josh Oliver sitting in with the band. He’s a friend of everyone involved and played in the everybodyfields with Lillies members Jamie Cook and Tom Pryor.)

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July 9th, 2012 at 8:43 am

Local guitarist Kenton Martin is California-bound

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Local musician Kenton Martin is moving to California, which means a bunch of bands around East Tennessee are going to have an opening for a guitarist.

The Chattanooga native, who moved to East Tennessee in 2005 to study at the University of Tennessee, is headed west to study guitar with Carl Verheyen, a veteran of Supertramp and film and television work, he told me today.

“I emailed him and asked if I could get a lesson, so I flew out there,” he said. “After we were done, he was like, ‘Man, you sound really good, so if you wanna do it again, let me know.’ We talked some more, so I’m going to go out there and be his student and hopefully start cutting into that scene a little bit.”

Awesome news for Martin; not so much for the gazillion projects of which he’s a part, including King Super and the Excellents, the David Slack Trio, Shifty and the Headmasters, the Sensational Blue Brothers and the band at New Providence Presbyterian Church in Maryville — not to mention his own jazz combo, the Kenton Martin Trio. He heads out at the end of the month to scope out job opportunities in the Los Angeles area and an apartment in the Reseda community, and he hopes to be settled there by September, he said.

In the meantime, barring a last-minute gig, this past weekend’s Preservation Pub show was likely his last with the most-awesome outfit King Super and the Excellents. He’ll continue to work with the band on its debut album and help the other members — frontman Dave Bowers, bass player Sam Quinn and drummer Steve Corrigan — find a replacement, and the guys are looking at a Johnson City show before Martin departs, but for now, the past weekend looks like it might have been it with Martin in the lineup.

Friends and fans will have plenty of time to buy the man a beer, however: Shifty and the Headmasters have an Aug. 25 date at Barley’s Taproom in Knoxville’s Old City, where the guys will cover Steely Dan’s “Aja” in its entirety.

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July 9th, 2012 at 7:14 am

Local acts fill out Foothills Fall Festival lineup

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The headliners for the 2012 Foothills Fall Festival were announced last month (Gary Allan, Train and Darius Rucker), and this week organizers have released the names of several local acts that will round out the schedule, as well as one additional national headliner.

Two more acts are still forthcoming.

Here’s the lineup by day; new additions are in bold:

FRIDAY, OCT. 12

SATURDAY, OCT. 13

SUNDAY, OCT. 14

Tickets go on sale July 14 and will cost $50 for a three-day pass. For more information, visit the Foothills Fall Festival website.

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July 5th, 2012 at 11:42 am