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December 2017 Vinyl of the Month

But first…Some BIG News Every month we feature a new record we believe would be a welcome addition to any listener’s collection. However, we understand there are some months where you just might want the option to choose which record you get. Starting this month and from now on YOU will have your choice in which record…

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October 2017: The Creation – “Action Painting”

The Creation’s career in the 60s burned like a flashbulb – bright for a moment and then suddenly out again. Turmoil in the band rooted in lack of commercial success and frequent lineup changes ended its life quickly, but not without the release of rock and psychedelic influenced music. Although the band’s activity lasted only…

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September 2017: Willie Nelson “And Then I Wrote”

It took Willie Nelson a couple years to find his footing in the songwriting world. After moving to Nashville in 1960, searching for a label to sign him, Nelson ended up joining ranks in the publishing company, Pamper Music. Following Faron Young’s rendition of Nelson’s “Hello Walls”, other original compositions began to get picked up…

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Spotlight: Coco Hames

Coco Hames: songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, collaborator, band leader. Best known as frontwoman for the LA-based garage-pop combo The Ettes, Hames along with her group released five critically-acclaimed records, leaving a lasting impression on the underground scene of the aughts. Following a breakup of the band in 2011, Hames, now relocated to Nashville, shifted her focus away…

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April 2017: Coco Hames Self-titled Solo Debut

“I grew up listening to ’60s pop like Dusty Springfield, but also classic country music, like Patsy Cline, and things that bridged both worlds, like Bobbie Gentry…With this record, the end result doesn’t fit into any one category. Which is an exciting thing to me.” Coco Hames self-titled solo debut is our vinyl for April…

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March 2017: Marisa Anderson + “Liege & Lief”

Curator: Marisa Anderson Vinyl: Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief Masterful guitarist and boundary-stretching composer Marisa Anderson curates March with Fairport Convention’s 1969 Liege & Lief. “I was years away from playing electric guitar, and couldn’t completely relate to all of the song treatments, but I recognized the excitement of finding new ways to present…

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February 2017: Aaron Lee Tasjan on Elizabeth Cook’s “Exodus of Venus”

East Nashville’s Aaron Lee Tasjan takes over this month, selecting fellow Nashvillian Elizabeth Cook’s deep and resolute 2016 release, Exodus of Venus. “We’re going from Little Feat to REM, then put Appalachian harmonies on it. It’s all funky grooves with dark guitars, burning guitars. People were tweeting me, ‘Are you keeping it country?’ And the…

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January 2017: T. Hardy Morris curates Neil Young’s “On The Beach”

For January we stay embedded in the Georgia music scene, the heart and soul of which is perfectly embodied in the music of T. Hardy Morris. When he isn’t fronting Hardy & The Hardknocks or Dead Confederate, Morris preaches the gospel of Neil Young’s mid-70s discography. And for January he honors us with his words…

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December 2016: David Barbe on Slint’s SPIDERLAND

Closing out the year with an individual who is a constant beacon for the Athens Georgia music scene: David Barbe. For December Barbe has chosen a record that had a deeply profound effect on him both as a musician and an engineer. From early listens to Brian Paulson’s rough mixes up through 2014’s excellent remaster,…

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