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“I Made You a Mixed Tape” Vol. 2 – “Bumper Sticker”

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Getting to meet Keller Williams backstage at the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival in Chattanooga, TN.

 

I’ve told folks that if I could grow up to be any musician, I’d be Keller Williams. My favorite thing about Keller is that he seems to be a music fan first and an entertainer second. Whether busting out Grateful Dead tunes, playing bluegrass, or playing Funk (check out the new album and his current tour), you can tell he’s genuinely enjoying what he’s doing. Keller earned his reputation playing one-man shows but in recent years has brought together some of my favorite artists to play some of my favorite music. As Yonder Mountain’s Jeff Austin said on Rex, “the man who’s mind it came to, Mr. Keller Williams. Pickin’ it, layin’ it down. The one man gold machine, the one man sound.”

In 2012, Keller partnered with The Travelin’ McCourys to deliver Pick. A great end-to-end album, “Bumper Sticker” – inspired by one that read “my grass is blue” – is a personal favorite. The song is a salute to Keller’s favorite jamgrass artists and the guiding force between today’s mixed tape. Keller sings…

“I like Sam Bush in the morning, Peter Rowan in the afternoon. I like Larry Keel and Leftover Salmon when they’re howling at the moon. I like Hot Rize and John Duffey, Greensky and Yonder Mountain, too.”

… before finally saluting his album mates’ other bandleader, Del McCoury. The elder McCoury, a living legend, lends his trademark voice to the track.

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“I Made You a Mixed Tape” Vol. 1

I didn’t work last night for the first time in a couple of weeks. Just didn’t feel like it. On the way in this morning I decided I’d bust something out quickly, prior to work. So, I relied on the old iPhone shuffle feature to help generate a playlist. Some editorial liberty was taken, but largely the tracks were picked by the phone. I included some non-bluegrass influenced tracks at the end. Songs that came on that I just couldn’t skip. Hope you enjoy.

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ArtistTrackAlbum
Emmitt-Nershi BandNew Country BluesNew Country Blues
Railroad EarthHard Livin'Amen Corner
Songs From The Road BandTaxmanAs the Crow Flies
Jeff AustinFlatiron SuiteSongs From The Tin Shed
Chris Thile & Michael DavesRabbit In The LogSleep With One Eye Open
Greensky BluegrassDon't LieHandguns [Explicit]
Drew EmmittInto The DistanceLong Road
Pickin' On SeriesHot 'LantaPickin' On The Allman Brothers: A Bluegrass Tribute
Yonder Mountain String BandOn The RunElevation
The SteeldriversWhere Rainbows Never DieReckless
Hartford Rice & ClementsLong Journey HomeHartford Rice and Clements
The WayfarersPig in a PenFire on the Hillside
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass BoysUncle PenBill Monroe CD A: 1950-1951
CornmealRiver GapFeet First
Hot Buttered RumSexy Bakery GirlLimbs Akimbo
Keller & The KeelsGet It While You CanThief
New Grass RevivalLonesome and a Long Way from HomeToo Late to Turn Back Now
String Cheese IncidentHow Mountain Girls Can LoveA String Cheese Incident
Old Crow Medicine ShowI Hear Them AllBig Iron World
Richie HavensHere Comes The SunLive At The Cellar Door and at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
Ben Folds FiveKateWhatever and Ever Amen
Grateful DeadCold Rain And SnowSteppin' Out With The Grateful Dead: England '72
Tea Leaf GreenThe Garden (Part III)Rock 'N' Roll Band
My Morning JacketOff The RecordOkonokos
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosHomeUp From Below