The Top Ten Songs of the Week for Saturday, February 11, 2017 welcomes an old friend by way of a song in the top spot as Romantica offer a tribute to Gram Parsons with Cecil Ingram Conor from their recent release, Shadowlands. Ayla Rose does another tribute as she covers Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason” and Kris Kristofferson nods to his early work with a different take on “The Pilgrim Chapter 33” from his release, The Austin Sessions. David Luning is “Driftin’” back to memories of being on the road, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears go “Global”, Elvin Bishop ramps up his Big Fun Trio to “Keep on Rollin’”, and Jason Eady shares reasons for an exit with “Why I Left Atlanta”. The Warden offers a positive impression with “So Fine”, Tyler Stenson sees the light with “How Bright”, and City Mouse no longer have “Bloodshot Eyes” on the Top Ten Songs of the Week for Saturday, Fe bruary 11, 2017.
01 – Cecil Ingram Conor – Romantica (from the album Shadowlands)
Romantica count to four and let loose with “Cecil Ingram Conor” to open the Top Ten Songs of the Week. The song tributes Gram Parsons (born Ingram Cecil Conor) with the former Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers patented Cosmic American Music on a track from the recent Romatica release, Shadowlands.
02 Give Me One Reason – Ayla Rose (single)
Boston, Mass. musician, sixteen-year old Ayla Rose, is backed by seasoned veterans on her cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason”. Ayla Rose gives a Blues growl on a track featuring Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention, Elton John) on drums and Kevin Barry (Roseanne Cash) on guitar.
03 Driftin’ – David Luning (from the album Restless)
David Luning returned from the road and penned his longing to head back to the highway into “Driftin’”. Like sailors finding trouble being on land with their sea legs still swaying to the motion of the ship’s deck, David is feeling the thrum and throb of steel wheels on asphalt on a tune from his recent release, Restless.
04 So Fine – The Warden (from the album The Warden)
Right in time for Valentine’s Day, Dallas, Texas-based The Warden sings a sweet tune for the holiday. Hearts and flowers head for the honky tonk floor in the twang and tumble of “So Fine”. The track is from the upcoming self-titled release from The Warden.
05 The Pilgrim Chapter 33 – Kris Kristofferson (from the album The Austin Sessions)
Rhino Records re-releases The Austin Sessions from Kris Kristofferson. The original 1999 release offered new versions of some of Kris’ classic tunes, such as “The Pilgrim Chapter 33” from his 1971 album, The Silver-Tongued Devil and I.
06 Global – Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears (from the album Backlash)
Hard-edged funk leaves the ground around Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears heated and blistering on “Global”. The Blues of the band heads back to a garage sound for the steamy tune from their recent release, Backlash.
07 How Bright – Tyler Stenson (from the album New Northbound available March 2, 2017)
The music of Tyler Stenson has been referred to as ‘elegant Folk’. He continues the sound on his upcoming (3-2-17) release, New Northbound, and on the Top Ten Songs of the Week with “How Bright”. Electric guitars fire the track as Tyler Stenson’s voice guides the song with powerful assurance.
08 Why I Left Atlanta – Jason Eady (from album Jason Eady available of April 21,2017)
Jason Eady is riding until he runs out of gas as he tells the story on “Why I Left Atlanta”. The tune is from his upcoming (April 21, 2017) self-titled release. It has been three years since his last release, with Jason Eady becoming his sixth album effort.
09 Keep on Rollin’’ - Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio (from the album Big Fun Ttio on Alligator Records)
The Blues barrels forward for “Keep on Rollin’” as Elvin Bishop takes to the podium to preach politics. As the integrity of the government rapidly sinks, Elvin Bishop offers some advice for the tough times with a tune from his recent release, Big Fun Trio.
10 Bloodshot Eyes – City Mouse (from the album Sanguine Sessions)
City Mouse say goodbye to whiskey and “Bloodshot Eyes” on a honky tonk sway.The Atlanta, Georgia-based band celebrate the loss in a sad Country song from their recent release, Sanguine Sessions.
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