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Natalie Hemby – Time Honored Tradition

Happy Weekend. Yesterday’s song: Travis Linville’s “I’m Still Here,” co-written with Natalie Hemby. She’s up next… Natalie Hemby was one of those unknown legends around Nashville. She wasn’t out front. She was co-writing most of the time — one great song after another — for artists you know. She had a solo album, but she operated, mostly, in the background. Artists knew her; the public didn’t… …until she joined a supergroup called The Highwomen. Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires — names many know. And Natalie Hemby. Now many know her, too. Listen to “The Highwomen” album (2019) if you haven’t already. Then…step back and listen to that solo album I mentioned. It’s called “Puxico.” And I’m having trouble choosing just one from this great album. But choose one, I must. So here is… Today’s Song   Title: Time Honored Tradition Artist: Natalie Hemby Album: Puxico (2017) YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/h9XXXv3C5Bc 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 

Travis Linville – I’m Still Here

Travis Linville is the only artist who has appeared at the (ware)HOUSE more than once — May 2018 and June 2019, plus a special appearance last month in my backyard. And he has been one of the most prolific, entertaining online performers during the pandemic. When I began to shelter in place and work from home, I began most mornings by tuning in to Travis’ Facebook live shows — straight from his living room. And I’ve been a satisfied subscriber to his “Bootleg Club” at Patreon.com/travislinville where he regularly posts new recordings — covers, rarities, upcoming releases, etc. If you like today’s Song of the Day, look up Travis and sign up (I think it’s only $5/month) to get access to his entire Patreon catalog — past, present, and future. Sites like Patreon help artists like Travis when touring opportunities are limited. Travis co-wrote the title song for his latest album with Natalie Hemby! If you’re thinking, “Natalie Who?,” don’t worry. I’ll give you the scoop on her in tomorrow’s email (you’ll want to hear THAT song, and others of hers). For now, all you need to know is Travis thinks it was mighty cool to co-write with Natalie (he’s right), and they created something great which is… Today’s Song   Title: I’m Still Here Artist: Travis Linville Album: I’m Still Here (2021) YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/LOnjHFDPeOs 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 – Tenderness on the Block

I got lots of great feedback re: yesterday’s song of the day (Warren Zevon’s “Keep Me in Your Heart”). So…let’s keep the Warren Zevon thread going. His 1978 album “Excitable Boy” is a classic. Shawn Colvin covered one of the tracks from that album on her 1992 album “Fat City.” That cover is… Today’s Song Title: Tenderness on the Block Artist: Shawn Colvin Album: Fat City (1992) YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/wfCPQ6QU7c0 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 

Warren Zevon – Keep Me In Your Heart

The great Warren Zevon was only 53 when he died due to mesothelioma on this day in 2003. After he was diagnosed in 2002, Zevon hit the recording studio to create one last album. That album, “The Wind,” is a beauty. Most of the songs are NOT about his illness and the inevitable end. The last track on the album, though, is a beautiful farewell that always leads me to shed a tear — for Warren Zevon and all loved ones I’ve lost. That track is… Today’s Song Title: Keep Me In Your Heart Artist: Warren Zevon Album: The Wind (2003) YouTube Link (Video): https://youtu.be/RMTKb-pgxGI 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 

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale – It Hurts Me

Another birthday today, September 6. Buddy Miller turns 69. In 2012, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale made the album “Buddy and Jim.” Here’s a sad song from that album… Today’s Song Title: It Hurts Me Artist: Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Album: Buddy and Jim (2012) YouTube Link (Video): https://youtu.be/dVU6fIh5YAA 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 

Loudon Wainwright III – Suddenly It’s Christmas

It’s Loudon Wainwright III’s 75th birthday today. Let’s celebrate with one of his funny songs (he has many)… Today’s Song Title: Suddenly It’s Christmas Artist: Loudon Wainwright III Album: Career Moves (1993) YouTube Link (Official Video):https://youtu.be/ew6rVcL3Up8 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 

Tom Waits – (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night

Happy Saturday. Seems like a good day to share a Saturday song.   I first heard this when Shawn Colvin covered it (great version, worth checking out). But Tom Waits’ original is the one that earns a spot on the playlist. So without further ado, here’s… Today’s Song Title: (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night Artist: Tom Waits Album: The Heart of Saturday Night (1974) YouTube Link (Official Video):https://youtu.be/f7UHd7NVegE 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 

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Computer of Love

Yesterday’s Song of the Day was Aaron Lee Tasjan’s “Memphis Rain” from his 2016 album “Silver Tears.”  Today, more ALT — this time from his February 2021 release “Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!” I described “Memphis Rain” as hugging Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and other ghosts of Nashville past.  Tasjan recorded today’s song in Nashville, but you won’t hear any Music Row twang here. More Beatles and Bowie than Brooks & Dunn.  Tasjan defies genre labels. You’ll see… …when you compare yesterday’s song with… Today’s Song Title: Computer of Love Artist: Aaron Lee Tasjan Album: Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! (2021) YouTube Link (Official Video):https://youtu.be/WO-Kt7cEJDs 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 

Aaron Lee Tasjan – Memphis Rain

Welcome to Game 1 of an Aaron Lee Tasjan double-header… One Tasjan tune today. Another by him tomorrow. Two in a row. I like Aaron Lee Tasjan that much. I chased his booking agent for two years before we made a date for Tasjan at the (ware)HOUSE. We announced the show, and sold out in hours. The show would have been April 19, 2020. Damn COVID. Tasjan’s management assures me: He will re-book at the (ware)HOUSE.  Meanwhile, about those songs I mentioned… The first one… Tasjan moved to Nashville after stints with Semi-Precious Weapons (glam rock), New York Dolls, and other bands not usually associated with Music City.  He took to Nashville quickly and created music that hugs Hank Williams, Roy Orbison, and many other Country/Americana ghosts. Familiar, yet original. Song of the Day is one of those songs. Those songs had Nashville buzzing. But don’t get too cozy with the Hank-and-Roy vibe. Don’t put Tasjan in the “Americana” box. Tasjan has complex musical DNA: Semi-Precious Weapons, New York Dolls, Bowie, Beatles, Petty, Elliot Smith, and so on. Tomorrow, I’ll share one that he wrote and recorded in Nashville, that ain’t your Daddy’s Nashville sound. But first… Today’s Song: Title: Memphis RainArtist: Aaron Lee Tasjan Album “SIlver Tears” (2016) Today’s YouTube link is a video. Worth checking out…https://youtu.be/9HdvZHL3zU8 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 

Mary Gauthier – Your Sister Cried

I began yesterday to read Mary Gauthier’s new book, “Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting.”  Part memoir, part artist’s manifesto, this book is earning rave reviews, and I’m loving it so far. Gauthier is one of my favorite songwriters. But (how’s this for irony!?) the Mary Gauthier track I like best is a COVER song — written by the great Canadian songwriter Fred Eaglesmith. My favorite song from my favorite Mary Gauthier album is… Today’s Song of the Day Title: Your Sister CriedArtist: Mary GauthierAlbum: Mercy Now (2005) YouTube Link:https://youtu.be/sTMJCIBaZwY 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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