Other Side: Music from East Nashville / Various
There's more great music coming out of zip code 37206 than any place in the country, and this double-CD compilation is proof. You can't swing a cat around East Nashville without hitting a great musician. Songwriters cause traffic jams at the local coffee shop. Sidewalks are crowded with folks like Todd Snider, Garrison Starr, Paul Burch, Elizabeth Cook, Kevin Gordon, Last Train Home, Thad Cockrell, Chely Wright. This CD's got them allâ€"and tons more-30 tracks that benefit an East Nashville community service group, the Martha O'Bryan Center, offering employment and education services to the neediest of our communityâ€™s residents. East Nashville: prepare to be amazed at how much great music is coming from such a small patch of land. This stellar CD has plenty of new and previously unreleased material. Check out: -Last Train Home's brand new rocker, 'Last Good Kiss' -Chely Wright's intimate 'Wish Me Away,' with pedal steel legend Lloyd Green playing a coda that brings tears to your eyes. -Matthew Ryan's brand new 'Misundercould.' -Thad Cockrell's gorgeous 'Senselessly Blue.' -Garrison Starr's duet with Neilsen Hubbard, 'Try.' -Eric Fritsch's techno remix of Stephen Simmons' song, 'Drink Ring Jesus.' -Music writer Peter Cooper's scathing 'Ol' Strom,' part hilarious, part sadder'n hell. -And finally, hear what Todd Snider has to say about East Nashville on this set's final song, 'From a Rooftop,' recorded especially for this compilation. It sums up perfectly how these musicians feel about East Nashville.