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Ruby Boots – Don’t Give a Damn

A shout-out to my friend Angela Kelly. She hosted today’s artist at one of her always-great Kelly House Concerts… …and I’ve been hooked ever since… …on Ruby Boots. Born Rebecca Louise “Bex” Chilcott, Ruby Boots is originally from Australia who settled in Nashville a few years ago. Her pal Brandy Zdan appeared with her at Angela’s house. That’s how I discovered Brandy, too — leading to her appearance at (ware)HOUSE Concerts in January 2019. Lots of great songs to choose from. Here’s the last track from her most recent album. btw…I couldn’t find a YouTube for this song. But I DID find a video from the very Kelly House Concert, I mentioned. Thanks @justfragvideo for posting it. It’s the title track from the album noted below… Today’s Song  Title: Don’t Give a Damn Artist: Ruby Boots Album: Don’t Talk About It (2018) YouTube Link:  “Don’t Talk About It” from Kelly House ConcertsSep 23, 2018: youtu.be/04aTaBCBTqY Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Israel Nash – Down in the Country

After a brief visit to 1994 to wish Shawn Colvin a happy birthday, let’s get back to some of the best of 2021. Israel Nash grew up in the Missouri Ozarks. His father was a preacher. His mother was an artist. Both encouraged him to pursue music. He moved to New York and then on to Texas — which now claims him. But since most of us are in St. Louis, let’s claim him as a Missourian. Today’s song comes from his April 2021 album Topaz. He actually pre-released this tune in December 2020. But who’s counting? It’s on my 2021 favorites list. Today’s Song  Title: Down in the Country Artist: Israel Nash Album: Topaz (2021) YouTube Link:  youtu.be/NPfh8ANk_3s Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Shawn Colvin – Killing the Blues

Happy Birthday, Shawn Colvin. She was born on January 10, 1958. In 1994, she released an album of covers that included the song I share today. That song was written by Rowland Salley, who played bass in Chris Isaak’s band. Salley never got anywhere as a solo artist, although he did release an album that includes this song. And it’s a GREAT song. It’s been covered by John Prine, Chris Smither, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Shooter Jennings and Billy Ray Cyrus, and Colvin — whose version I like best… Today’s Song  Title: Killing the Blues Artist: Shawn Colvin Album: Cover Girl (1994) YouTube Link:  youtu.be/HEX5AFVsdQg Lyrics  Leaves were falling just like embersIn colors red and gold they set us on fireBurning just like moonbeams in our eyes Somebody said they saw meSwinging the world by the tailBouncing over a white cloudKilling the blues Now I’m guilty of somethingHope you never do because there is nothingAny sadder than losing yourself in love Somebody said they saw meSwinging the world by the tailBouncing over a white cloudKilling the blues Then you ask me just to leave youTo set out on my own and get what I neededYou want me to find what I’ve already had  Somebody said they saw meSwinging the world by the tailBouncing over a white cloudKilling the bluesSomebody said they saw meI was swinging the world by the tailBouncing over a white cloudKilling the blues Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Natalie Hemby – Radio Silence

I already featured Natalie Hemby on this list a couple of months ago… …and I haven’t doubled-up on many artists yet. But as I celebrate some of the best 2021 releases, Natalie deserves another nod. Here’s one from her October 2021 release Pins and Needles (great lyrics from a great lyricist included below).. Today’s Song  Title: Radio Silence Artist: Natalie Hemby Album: Pins and Needles (2021) YouTube Link:  youtu.be/31KMOAcviY4 Lyrics  There used a timeWe were two of a kindWhen anything was wrongWe’d talk about itYou’d open up to meHeart on your sleeveTill shadows overshadowed you I tried to reach you thru the growing staticI tried to replicate the fading magicDid everything to keep the signal from dyingAll I got was radio silence It’s like it all went southWhen there was nothing wrongThe way you disappearedCame out of nowhereI wasn’t ready forThe way you shutDoor and left me standing in the frame I tried to reach you thru the growing staticI tried to replicate the fading magicDid everything to keep the signal from dyingAll I got was radio silence I waited thru stormThinking you were comingComing back to meAlarms that used to warnMe that you weren’t callingNever called for me I tried to reach you thru the growing staticI tried to replicate the fading magicDid everything to keep the signal from dyingAll I got was radio silence  I tried to tell you that it’s gonna get betterI tried to put the pieces back togetherDid everything to keep the signal from dyingAll I got was radio silenceRadio silence All I got was radio silence Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Tim O’Brien – Pushing On Buttons (Staring At Screens)

Today… More 2021 goodness from a legend. Tim O’Brien released his new album “He Walked On” last July. Great album. This one sounds old-timey, but it’s about a very modern problem… Today’s Song  Title: Pushing On Buttons (Staring At Screens) Artist: Tim O’Brien Album: He Walked On (2021) YouTube Link:  youtu.be/dGkl6Qf3VUg Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

NRBQ – The Moon and Other Things

Terry Adams has been with NRBQ for the bands entire 50+-year ride. He’s the only remaining founding member. And with new lineup after new lineup, he has kept that NRBQ sound going… …including in 2021… …with the album Dragnet, the band’s first since 2014, and easily one of my favorites from the past year. I’ve chosen one of the pretty, melodic, whistle-along-with-the-melody numbers for this email. For those who don’t know the band, this isn’t all you get with NRBQ. Listen to the album’s instrumental title track, and you’ll hear a raw, menacing rockabilly beast that would fit well on a Tarantino soundtrack. It will remind you (or reveal) why many call NRBQ the world’s greatest bar band (or garage band, or whatever). Play the whole album, and you’ll see how diverse the band’s styles are. Yet another great NRBQ album. There are many. Today’s Song  Title: The Moon and Other Things Artist: NRBQ Album: Dragnet (2021) YouTube Link (Official Video):  youtu.be/cRAMKOuV8aA Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

The Felice Brothers – Jazz on the Autobahn

Here’s another of my favorites from 2021. Today’s Song  Title: Jazz on the Autobahn Artist: The Felice Brothers Album: From Dreams To Dust (2021) YouTube Link (Official Video):  youtu.be/_WLaWauXW4w Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Martin Sexton – Hold On

I love Martin Sexton. If you’ve not seen this guy live, jump at the chance when he comes to town. Maybe that chance will come at the (ware)HOUSE. I’ll ask him. Until then, here’s one of his — on my list of 2021 favorites. A soul-infused, toe-tapping, hand-clapping, horn-blowing ode to “hold on” to what matters during these crazy days. It reminds me of Van Morrison classics I love Today’s Song  Title: Hold On Artist: Martin Sexton Album: 2020 Vision (2021) YouTube Link (Official Video):  youtu.be/oqaAO07nMsg Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Adia Victoria – Magnolia Blues

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2022 — the year when we WILL reopen the (ware)HOUSE for live music. I’ll keep you posted. I hope it’s soon. I took some time away from the computer over the holidays, but not away from music. I listened to many “Best of 2021” lists, and I’ll share some of the songs that captured my attention, starting with this one: Today’s Song  Title: Magnolia Blues  Artist: Adia Victoria  Album: A Southern Gothic (2021) YouTube Link (Official Video):  youtu.be/sVlQPpQ3xlY Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

Taylor Swift – Champagne Problems

OK… I know Taylor Swift is a polarizing figure. All that drama. All the songs about old boyfriends. That thing with Kanye at the awards ceremony (look it up if you don’t know; it’s wild). Count me among the eye-rollers for many years. And even though I think it’s fine, I don’t listen much to her early stuff. But 12 months ago, Taylor Swift released an album called “Evermore.” And I spun that album more than any other this year. I think it’s a great album. Excellent songwriting. Simple, lovely production. Powerful performances. I finally had to admit it to my daughter: I’m a Tay-Tay fan. Here’s one of many songs I love from Evermore… Today’s Song  Title: Champagne Problems  Artist: Taylor Swift  Album: Evermore (2020) YouTube Link (Official Video):  youtu.be/wMpqCRF7TKg Here are the Playlists:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3xYKtYparrdJRYAjBj9kjx?si=eb6c3ebc30484204  Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/ware-house-concerts-song-of-the-day/pl.u-Ggz26cZlAVLj 

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