I didn’t have much to say this week, so we went straight into some excellent soul, indie rock, and Southern rock.
Note: I forgot to mention that Adia Victoria is also singing on "Mississippi Goddamn!"
Everyone and their mom is doing cover albums -- who feels like writing right now? I mean, come on. But it also shows that some songs are eternal. On this EP, Waldon teams up with some of Nashville’s best to cover some of our nation’s finest protest music. The classics are classics, so I won’t say that Waldon has improved on any of these songs, but she and her band have certainly breathed new urgency into them.
- Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar -- “Meet Me in the Morning” (The Reckless One)
- Partner -- “Big Gay Hands” AND “Rock Is My Rock” (Never Give Up)
- Stillblue -- “Kick to the Chest” (Single)
- Made of Stone -- “The End” (Single)
- John Calvin Abney -- “Tokyo City Rain” (Familiar Ground)
- Josh King -- “Give Up on Love” (The Shed)
- The Dustbowl Daddies -- “Oh Little Fire, Oh Little Light of Wisdom” (Single)
- Cassie Noble -- “So Like Me” (Single)
- Kelsey Waldon -- “Mississippi Goddamn (feat. Adia Victoria and Kyshona)” (They’ll Never Keep us Down)
- Ward Davis -- “Get to Work Whiskey” (Black Cats and Crows)
- Charles Ellsworth -- “Blessed” (Single)
- Alex Culbreth -- “The Midnight Oil” (Rotgut Coffeepot Lovesick Blues)
- Rett Madison -- “Kerosene” (Single)