On May 7, we released Eggnogg’s compilation CD entitled Apocrypha. This disc contains the hard-rock trio’s Nogg EP (2010) and their Louis EP (2012) in physical format for the first time as well as two previously unreleased tracks called “Horizon” and “The Premiere”. With only 80 copies manufactured, this release is a rare and important piece of the group’s history. Long-time fans as well as newcomers will enjoy this release because it serves as a good starting point for those who are unfamiliar with Eggnogg’s music. The CD comes complete with a six-page full color booklet that includes great artwork by the band’s guitarist Justin Karol. Order yours now athttp://palaverrecords.com/?pg=store_details&itemid=188.
Next week, Palaver Thursday will be a special night. Brittany Howard and Thunderbitch will be headlining the night. They play with James Wallace & The Naked Light, Nick Woods and the Turkey Feathers and Chrome Pony.
Get your tickets at Soundstamp: https://soundstampmusic.com/products-page/tickets/palaver-thursday-with-thunderbitch-featuring-brittany-howard-april-25th/
fooBAR has a 180 cap, so don’t wait on this one.
Last week was in interesting week for Palaver Thursday. We had our friend Red Mouth in from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. It’s always a pleasure to see Mr. Mouth in town again. The traditional Red Mouth show consisted of him solo with a chair, a stomp box equipped with a tambourine and a guitar. This time we got the whole shooting match. A Full band including electric guitar, drums, bass, violin as well as the traditional set up.
We endured enough stomping and yelling to scare the pants off a baby. No one was mad about it. See for yourself:
This song is the reason that I became such a fan of Red Mouth. The fact that he can captivate a Nashville audience enough to stay completely quiet while he preaches his word is enough to keep me coming back!
It was great to see everyone out enjoying themselves last week! We’d like to give a big thanks to Alaina Thetford of Train Case Management, who helped us line up what turned out to be a fantastic Palaver Thursday!
Andrew Leahey and The Homestead:
Andrew has been a friend and part of the Palaver circle for quite some time, yet Thursday was the first time I saw a live show with his full band. The Homestead came ready to play and brought out quite a crowd that was more than just familiar with a few tunes. The energy level put into the performance of such well thought out songs was a great way to start out the night. I’ll take listening to his self titled album any day in my car, but hearing the songs in such a great live music setting such as Foobar Too gave me a great new perspective of his tunes.
Samantha knows how to get a crowds attention without having to try or put down her guitar. With such a nice voice and songs written around strong melodies there is no need to feature much else, but I was glad to hear some refreshing use of pedal steel that gave the vocals such subtle support with ambient lines strewn about, complimenting the vocals and really taking already great songs to the next level. I would suggest seeing this group the next chance you get.
What a combo! We were lucky to have such a talented group grace the stage as the headlining act of the night. The foundation laid down by this group of musicians makes the combination of Erin and Willy Breeding’s voices shine and evoke emotion. Those two really know how to compliment one another’s vocals. Also, the saying, “A band can only be as good as the drummer” comes to mind when I hear this group play; how could a band with drummer as versatile as Dillon Napier behind the kit not blow your mind.
This line up of bands made for a truly enjoyable night!
Another KILLER show at Palaver Thursday; Thanks to everyone that made it out!
General Joystick - https://www.facebook.com/pages/General-Joystick/83910985663
The brain child of our good buddy Ken: General Joystick. Just a bunch of young bucks writing excellent instrumental rock tunes. I couldn’t tell if the songs were long or if they just seamlessly blended a bunch of short tunes into each other, making it sound long… either way, I never get bored watching these guys.
Montezuma Fire Machine - https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaFireMachine?fref=ts
MFM has been around this area for a couple of years now, but I’ve never been able to see them live before this past Thursday. It seemed as though I was one of the only people at the show who could say that too. Both of the other bands were excited to share the stage with these guys, and the room filled up when they hit the stage. I can’t get enough instrumental rock… especially when you add saxophone, some in-your-face violin playing and a F***ing didgeridoo into the mix!
AKA J(a)V(e)L(i)N was the heaviest band on the bill, and a solid choice for the guys to close out the night. This three piece is the epitome of what a metal band should be. They don’t need vocals to rip your face off, and thats when you know the music itself is above par. Metal bands based in Nashville are hit or miss, and these guys are at the top of the game.
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to the show last night.
I got to see my second Lance Whalen show. Just so happens, both shows that we’ve booked. The first time around, the sound didn’t do him justice. Get this guy in an intimate room like Foobar in front of all of his friends and he cuts loose! Azal holds his own behind the mixer and really made Lance shine. He’ll crack jokes, tell stories, and sing songs to create a show that you won’t forget! Check him out!!
Next up, Kim Logan- https://www.facebook.com/kimloganmusic
This gal can sing! And her band can play! You’ll notice at least one familiar face in there: Matthew, from Blackfoot Gypsies, adding the electric guitar. The only bad thing about them, was that they ended too soon! For the finale, the bassist and guitarist switched up instruments and while Kim sat down on the front of the stage to serenade us, the former bassist busted out his chops and ripped one of the best solos I’ve seen in awhile.
Shane Tutmarc- https://www.facebook.com/ShaneTutmarc
It’s always a pleasure to see Shane’s band. He’s hooked up with one of my favorite guitarists in town- Zach Setchfield. Shane is always consistent with awesome tunes, and a great stage presence. Sounds like there may be a new album coming out this year! Stay tuned! In case you missed his post the other day, here is a new song:
Again, we’d like to thank all of the bands and the fans that came out to enjoy the night with us. See you next week!
I’ll be the first to admin that it’s a little strange that I got into Justin Townes Earle before appreciating his father Steve. I am a bit ashamed that I missed out on Steve Earle for so long. It’s one of those things that you know you are going to like, but can’t really pinpoint why it takes so long to actually sit down with an album. There’s a certain dynamic about these two songs that shows a sadness on both of their parts. It’s almost like Justin was responding to Steve’s song.
The first song is Steve Earle’s Little Rock ‘N’ Roller, which describes his travels as a musician and really longing for his first born’s company. Maybe because I am a new father myself, but if you can get by the cheesy 80’s piano, this song is really heart felt.
The second song is what I think is Justin’s response in Am I Really That Lonely Tonight? He’s reminded of his rocky relationship with his dad when he hears his song on the radio. He’s wishing that his dad would call or that some miracle would help to rekindle their relationship.
From a father’s perspective, it’s hard to think of how a family can become so broken. I grew up in a broken home, but always had great relationships with both of my parents. I guess when your number 1 role model is getting busted with guns and drugs at the point when you need them most, things can get pretty hairy.
Take a listen!
When your standing in line at the polls today, just ask yourself,”W.W.S.P.V.F?” (Who would Snake Plisskin vote for?) Snake has escaped a lot of sticky situations in his day, and I like to think he makes good choices while under pressure. Unfortunately, not everyone can be as accountable as Snake. I urge you to make an educated decision today. Don’t vote for someone because you don’t like the other person. Weigh both sides and make a decision.
Border Ruffians need not apply.