As usual, I’ve waited till there was way more than one post’s worth to talk about. But I’m gonna try to catch y’all up real quick. Last December I started working with Tanya Montana Coe on her debut album, and by July we were finished. I produced the album, played most of the instruments and helped with the writing. And I couldn’t be more proud of the results. It should be available in the first half of next year. Until then, check out the music video (which I also directed) for the title track, Silver Bullet.
On October 17th, I drove up to Evansville, IN to open up for Shooter Jennings with a solo set, and as part of Tanya’s band. It was a really special show, and we all had a blast. It was the first time I’ve played a Casino, and I definitely can see the appeal. Here’s a clip of one of Tanya’s songs from the show (I’m on keys).
And if you want to know more about Tanya and her journey with life and music, read this recent interview conducted by her brother, Tyler Coe.
Rebel Heart: The Tanya Montana Coe Interview
In other news, in late August I started hosting a monthly radio show on East Nashville Radio. With only a few rare exceptions, everything I play on my show is by East Nashville artists. It’s been a very rewarding show, seeing local musicians getting excited about it and sending me new songs. My fourth show will air in mid-December. You can check out the archives of my first three shows on my Soundcloud page: Shane’s East Nashville Radio shows.
On November 18th, Red Jacket Mine released their new EP, “Pure Delight.” It features a song called “Crow,” which is a duet with me and singer, Lincoln Barr. The EP is available to stream and purchase through Bandcamp: Red Jacket Mine’s Pure Delight
And for my final piece of news – last month I started a residency at one of East Nashville’s favorite neighborhood bars, Foobar. We call it “Date Nite,” and it features originals of mine along side classic blues, country, garage rock, rockabilly, and just about everything in between. I have Zach Ryan on lead guitar and taking the lead vocals occasionally, and Isaac Anthony (AKA Twon) on bass and singing a few as well. We’ve had a rotating chair on the drums, but it looks like we’ll have Lemuel Hayes as our steady drummer for the next few months. It’s been great having a gig every week, and the night has been growing in popularity each week. If you’re in town, come check it out. Tuesdays, 10pm at Foobar. And there’s no cover!
I’ll be back in Seattle for the holidays and may sneak in a show or two while home. I will keep you posted.