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Mixed Tape Monday: States

Greetings blog readers!  Have you missed me?  I’ve been away for a few days and am back in time for Mixed Tape Monday.  Due to recent travels, today’s topic is States. 

Note:

I tried to stay away from the low hanging fruit such as Sweet Home Alabama, Nebraska, and Hotel California, etc…

Song:              Oklahoma Girl

Artist:             Eli Young Band

Album:           Level

Song:              Georgia, Georgia

Artist:             Elliott Smith

Album:           New Moon

Song:              California Justice

Artist:             Five For Fighting

Album:           Two Lights

Song:              Texas Skies

Artist:             The Freddy Jones Band

Album:           The Freddy Jones Band

Song:              Sodom, South Georgia

Artist:             Iron & Wine

Album:           Our Endless Numbered Days

Song:              Dressed Up Like Nebraska

Artist:             Josh Rouse

Album:           Dressed Up Like Nebraska

Song:              The Stars In Alabama

Artist:             Jamey Johnson

Album:           That Lonesome Song

Song:              California

Artist:             Jay Farrar

Album:           Terrior Blues

Song:              Crossing Mississippi

Artist:             Jeffrey Foucault

Album:           Miles from the Lightning

Song:              Coast of Carolina

Artist:             Jimmy Buffet (with love to Gwendolyn)

Album:           License to Chill

Song:              You Can Tell Georgia

Artist:             Joe Purdy

Album:           You Can Tell Georgia

Song:              Idaho

Artist:             Josh Ritter

Album:           The Animal Years

Song:              Arizona

Artist:             Kings of Leon

Album:           Because the Times

Song:              Carolina Drama

Artist:             The Raconteurs

Album:           Consolers of the Lonely

Song:              Tennessee Square

Artist:             Whiskeytown

Album:           Faithless Street

Song:              Nashville to Kentucky

Artist:             My Morning Jacket

Album:           The Tennessee Fire

Song:              Leaving New York

Artist:             R.E.M.

Album:           Around the Sun

Song:              Songs About Texas

Artist:             Pat Green

Album:           George’s Bar

Song:              Tennessee Sucks

Artist:             Ryan Adams

Album:           Demolition

Song:              Long Way From Georgia

Artist:             Ryan Bingham

Album:           Mescalito

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Pat Green

Today, we are going to stick a little closer to home and list the musical excellence of Texas’s own Patrick Craven Green.  Ten Studio albums, fifteen singles to crack the billboard country charts, and legions of rabid fans that allowed him to sell 250,000 albums without the benefit of a major label recording contract.

Pat Green Discography & Best Song From Each Album:

  • Dancehall Dreamer (1995)
    • Dancehall Dreamer
  • George’s Bar (1997)
    • Adios Days
  • Here We Go (Live Gruene Hall)
    • Nightmare
  • Live at Billy Bob’s Texas
    • Southbound 35
  • Carry On (2001)
    • Whiskey
  • Three Days (2001)
    • Who’s To Say
  • Wave On Wave (2003)
    • Eden’s Gate
  • Lucky Ones (2004)
    • Sweet Revenge
  • Cannonball (2006)
    • Lost Without You
  • What I’m For (2009)
    • In the Middle of the Night

Top 5 Pat Green Albums:

  1. Carry One
  2. George’s Bar
  3. Wave On Wave
  4. Three Days
  5. What I’m For

Top 10 Pat Green Songs:

  1. Southbound 35
  2. Eden’s Gate
  3. Songs About Texas
  4. In the Middle of the Night
  5. Crazy
  6. Whiskey
  7. Holdin’ On
  8. Wave On Wave
  9. In This World
  10.  Threadbare Gypsy Soul

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You should be listening to Walt Wilkins

Walt Wilkins is one of the finest singer/songwriters that you have never heard.  You may have heard his songs on the radio sung by the likes of Pat Green, but chances are, you haven’t heard Walt.  He is currently working with a group of singer/songwriters dubbed “The Mystiqueros”

 His credits include “Songs About Texas,” the single that launched Pat Green’s career, Ricky Skaggs’ “Seven Hillsides” from the GRAMMY Award-winning SOLDIER OF THE CROSS and Ty Herndon’s “Big Hopes,” which was the title track for that record. Most recently, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pam Tillis recorded his “Someone, Somewhere Tonight” from Mustang Island on her new CD.

 Walt’s music has a timeless feel to it with poignant lyrics about love, loss, and the varying stages of life.  His voice is comfortable and familiar with a hint of wisdom.  I saw him play a show about a year ago in a little barbeque joint in North Richland Hills.  There might have been 15 people in the place.  Walt played for about 2 hours, took requests, came to the table, sat down and talked and thanked us for coming out.

 Walt Wilkins Discography

  • Fire, Honey, & Angels
  • Rivertown
  • Hopewell
  • Mustang Island
  • Diamonds in the Sun

 Top 5 Walt Wilkins Songs according to Butler (Albums listed to right of song):

  1.  Ruby’s Two Sad Daughters (Fire, Honey, & Angels)
  2. One of Those Moments (Rivertown)
  3. The Angel’s Share (Hopewell)
  4. Wrapped (Mustang Island)
  5. Seven Hillsides (Rivertown)

  Walt Wilkins’ music is available on iTunes and in some record stores.

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