Fox and Friends: Colorfeels, Andrew Combs and Street Corner Symphony Do Fox 17's Tennessee Mornings



All this month, Nashville's Fox affiliate WZTV has been featuring local bands on their morning show, Tennessee Mornings. While I'd love to embed all of said performances in this here blog post, I'm afraid the Fox 17 player is non-embeddable, so you'll just have to settle for some links:

* Colorfeels, described as a blend of "old rock and chamber-pop," performed their tune "Fun Machine," and I have to commend TN Mornings' sound person/people: The mix is good, and the clarinet is mic'd perfectly. To hear the original, visit the Fields' Bandcamp page. There's also a web-exclusive performance of the tune "Shapes," which I think is probably Colorfeels' best tune — penalty-attracting in length though it may be.

* Andrew Combs has a new record out tomorrow, and he'll play a Grimey's in-store to celebrate (more on that before long). But in advance of his appearance at Musicians Corner a couple weeks back, Combs stopped in at Tennessee Mornings to play his tune "She's Only Lonely." He was of course joined by his trusty backers Jeremy Fetzer and Spencer Cullum Jr. — the boys of Steelism, as you should know by now. Solid performance.

* And finally, Nashville's most publicized a cappella outfit, Street Corner Symphony, also made an appearance. I have to be honest: I am wildly averse to a cappella. It's probably partially because I was raised Church of Christ and therefore subjected to a shit-ton of instrument-less renditions of "As the Deer" and "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," and partially because ... well, beat-boxing and melisma in tandem make me want to die forever. But hey, Street Corner Symphony was on The Sing Off, and they're good at what they do. So if an a cappella take on Otis Redding's (or The Black Crowes') "Hard to Handle" sounds like something you're interested in, stream away. They also did "Shenandoah."

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