“Sparrow” by Mean Mary, from the album “Cold”

Sparrow comes hot of the new release from our Mean Mary, October’s Album of the Month.

 

“Surrender” by Pat Byrne, from the album “Rituals”

 

 

An Irish singer and recording artist, Pat Byrne hails from Borris, County Carlow.  

 “Pat’s voice strikes an emotional chord with his audience; ranging from seductive whisper one moment, to full-bodied rock ‘n’ roll growl the next.” – Stuart Gray, Hot Press Magazine

“Violin Tsunami” by Kishi Bashi, from the album “Omoiyari”

“Violin Tsunami” builds a single violin line into a cinematic wall of sound. “A Brazilian Japanese friend of mine is a violin maker, and he presented me with a wonderful violin to play. He had named it Tsunami, and had worked on it while the Fukushima Nuclear disaster was unfolding,” Kishi Bashi explains. “This song is about the chaos that nature can create, and also about the healing and rebuilding that the human spirit is capable of.”

“Locked Out” by Leroy From the North, from the album “Health and Fitness”

 

Locked Out is a real highlight as I’m a total sucker for that Allman Brothers influenced guitar sound

Leroy from the North is the debut solo offering from Eli Wulfmeier a singer/guitarist from Los Angeles by way of Michigan. If the name sounds familiar it s hardly surprising as Eli spent three years as a member of The Wild Feathers; whose 2013, John Jay Joyce produced, debut is a cool slab of Eagles/Jayhawks influenced country rock. Eli s other credits include playing with Katy Rose, Shelby Lynne and Joe Purdy amongst others and he is also a member of female-fronted hard rockers Dorothy. Eli brings all of these influences along for the ride on the five tracks that comprise his Health and Fitness EP

“Only Words” by Shadowfields, from the album “Festival For One”

Shadowfields (Humphrey-McKeown) is the singer/songwriter partnership of New York native Heather Humphrey and Chicagoan Tom McKeown. They combine organic instrumentation and progressive arrangements to create a folk-rock, Americana sound that is like no other.

 

“Buddha Blues” by Will Kimbrough, from the album “I Like It Down Here”

Delta Blues from Will,  the rest of the album is an eclectic mix of Folk and Americana.

Well worth the wait of five years for this song.

“The Wayfarer” by Bruce Springsteen, from the album “Western Stars”

Couldn’t have a Song Of The Day without one from the Boss, one of the better songs of the newest album.

 

 

It’s the same sad story
Love and glory goin’ ’round and ’round
It’s the same old cliché
A wanderer on his way, slippin’ from town to town
Some find peace here on the sweet streets
The sweet streets of home
Where kindness falls and your heart calls 
For a permanent place of your own

I’m a wayfarer, baby
I drift from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway
Spinning ’round and ’round

You start out slow in a sweet little bungalow
Something two can call home
Then rain comes fallin’
The blues come calling, and you’re left with a heart of stone

Some folks are inspired sitting by the fire
Slippers tucked under the bed
But when I go to sleep I can’t count sheep 
For the white lines in my head

I’m a wayfarer, baby
I roam from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway
Spinning ’round and ’round

Where are you now? Where are you now?
Where are you now?

I’m a wayfarer, baby
I roam from town to town
When everyone’s asleep and the midnight bells sound
My wheels are hissin’ up the highway
Spinning ’round and ’round

I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby
I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby
I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby
I’m a wayfarer, baby, I’m a wayfarer, baby

“Lady in the Spotlight” by JP Harris, from the album “Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing”

‘Lady in the Spotlight’ a very relevant tale with the #MeToo movement in the news as it addresses the darker side of the music industry. Released in 2018 songs from the album keep popping up on everyones playlists here ar TMEfm.