These days, many artists tend to put most of their eggs into one basket; they exert most of their effort into the hit singles that will appear on an upcoming album. This often leaves the album cuts lacking, which are often the hidden gems of a truly great album. With that being said, I was somewhat apprehensive when I put the latest album from The Mowgli’s, Waiting for the Dawn, into my car stereo and pressed play. I had heard the initial track off the album, “San Francisco,” several times before, including on THE IMPACT, and I instantly knew it was a good song. Actually, I didn’t think it was merely good, I thought it was great; I rarely feel this way listening to a song for the first time. So, I had good reason to be worried that Waiting for the Dawn would be, like many other albums of the Digital Age, centered on a few good individual songs and fail to create its own identity as an album.
Thanks everyone for tuning in and thanks to Vandalay for coming in and hanging out tonight!
Here’s tonight’s playlist:
Irrelephant – Matador/Mariachi
The Blue Effect – What She Said
Canada – Madisonville, KY
Ribbons of Song – Everything Happens Now
Vandalay – Something Else
Tonight, Torch & Twang plays tribute to Michigan music. Nothing but the Mitten for the first two hours! Tonight’s featured artist is Jeremy Quentin, better known as Small Houses!
Link Wray- Rawhide- T&T Intro
Andy and the Pandys- Detroit City- Drink Up, Weary Soul
Bennett- Days Are Running- A Brand New Start
Nathan K.- Leave Them- Dishes
Petal Shop- We Went A Walkin’- City Hymns Read More…