A note from Tennessee. We were trying to pick up from the storm and aid tornado victims here, when the Coronavirus shut everything down. The last show I got to emcee was Tuesday night, March 10th, at City Winery for All Hands On Deck Tornado Relief. ...
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Lilly Hiatt "Some Kind of Drug" and more...


Lilly Hiatt "Some Kind of Drug"

 

A note from Tennessee. We were trying to pick up from the storm and aid tornado victims here, when the Coronavirus shut everything down. The last show I got to emcee was Tuesday night, March 10th, at City Winery for All Hands On Deck Tornado Relief. Then a week later, on March 17th, WMOT, my radio station, was supposed to do a member’s only Wired In Concert at City Winery with Lilly Hiatt, Paul Burch and Sadler Vaden. Part of the proceeds were earmarked for tornado relief, but the night was cancelled for safety’s sake.

I trust you and your loved ones, friends and family, are in isolation. I hope you are, while we await the first wave of this new disease to make its way through the world. It has wreaked havoc for all of us that encourage audience attendance. All the artists, venues, and the folks behind the scenes have basically lost their livelihoods. We are all in it together, and somehow, we will get through. That said, I know that life will look different.

Lilly Hiatt has a new album called Walking Proof, coming out on March 27th. It’s been three years since her last, Trinity Lane, and it is long awaited in my book. Lilly combines coltish energy with lyrical vulnerability, as she was able to deal with a tangle of emotions after the year-long Trinity tour. She synthesized those thoughts into the songs. What with the virus having put a halt to life as we know it, please support our artists in any way that you can. BUY their music and merch, check out live streaming events and please tip, and be ready to jump for joy when we can do live music events again. Lilly came to play for the Music Fog cameras in a private session last year. Here is our recording of “Some Kind Of Drug," from the new album.

- Jessie Scott

      
 

Liz Brasher "Blood of the Lamb"

 

I don’t even know where to start this week’s posting. The tornadoes that leveled beloved neighborhoods in Nashville have spawned an army of love to clean up and aid in every way they can. Tennessee is indeed the Volunteer State. We have much to do, and it will take months. Obviously it will never be the same for those that lost loved ones, and our hearts go out to everyone that has been impacted. And then they cancelled SXSW due to fears about Covid19. What an incredible loss for another city we love, Austin, TX. And today we heard that Tin Pan South has been postponed in Nashville, what with both Corona Virus worries and tornado clean up.

Photo Credit: Joseph BrasherSome music to take our minds off of things, perhaps? Today’s video is one of my favorite tunes from Memphis’ Liz Brasher. Coming from a deeply religious family, she channels that into her rock and roll. I think keeping the faith is particularly appropriate right now. “Blood of the Lamb” can be found on Liz’ 2019 Painted Image album. Here is the haunting Music Fog solo version, filmed during a private recording session in Nashville last year.

- Jessie Scott

      
 

Todd Snider "Just Like Overnight"

 

Leap Day! Our good buddy Abbey Road of Coupland and Devil’s Backbone venue fame shared little-known facts about leap year, including that women can ask men to marry and they can’t say no. Since it takes the earth 365 days, 5 hours and 48 minutes to orbit each year, we have to re-sync or we would wind up off by about 24 days every century. It’s not precise, but then, what is?

Todd Snider is a folk singer, truth teller, bon vivant, and raconteur. His music speaks to the conditions of life and that is ever so relatable. Go see him on the road for the full Todd effect. Music Fog pulled out one of the songs off his recent Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 to feature today. By the way, Volumes 1 & 2 have not seen light of day as yet, so don’t go looking for them! Filmed in a private session last year, in Nashville, here is the Music Fog recording of “Just Like Overnight.” Something to ponder this leap year. We go day after day, until it dawns on us that something has to change.

- Jessie Scott

      
 


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