2017 Fall / Winter Sampler

The Nashville Fringe Festival is proud to present our fourteenth seasonal sampler, featuring ten tracks showcasing an eclectic range of the city’s artists. Preview the album below, or download the entire sampler by subscribing to the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

1) Dynamo “Thankful”

“Thankful” is from Dynamo’s 2016 album Celina, which was recorded in front of a live studio audience. The album is comprised of eight tracks completely free of overdubs.

2) Eric Brace “Petitle Fleur”

“Petite Fleur,” by Sidney Bechet & Fernand Bonifay, is from Eric Brace’s 2017 album Cartes Postales, released via Red Beet Records. (Credits – Eric Brace: vocals; Rory Hoffman: guitar, accordion, clarinet; Mark Fain: bass; Lynn Williams: drums.)

3) Charles Butler “No One Knows My Plan”

“No One Knows My Plan,” written by They Might Be Giants, was released on Charles Butler’s 2015 Letterbox – They Might Be Giants Reimagined LP. (Credits – Justin Amaral: drums, percussion; David Spicher: bass; Derek Pell: fiddle; Marc Lacuesta: melodica; Charles Butler: banjo. Engineered and mixed by Marc Lacuesta.)

4) Jeff Blaney “Roll and Tumble”

“Roll and Tumble” is from Jeff Blaney’s 2017 Tennessee EP. (Credits: Jeff Blaney: guitar, vocals; Charlie Pate: upright bass, vocals; Charles Butler: banjo, dobro; Mick Chegwidden: mandolin.)

5) Charlie Rauh “Augustine”

“Augustine” is from Charlie Rauh’s Viriditas LP, released in 2017 via Destiny Records.

6) Tony Gerber “Child of Wonder”

“Child of Wonder” appears on Tony Gerber’s Best Of Retrospective 1986​-​2000.

7) Rae Hering “How the Wind Blows” (live at Pentavarit)

“How the Wind Blows” was written by Rae Hering and Jonathan Morse, and recorded live at Pentavarit Studios. (Credits – Rae Hering: vocals, keyboard; Jonathan Morse: bass; Keith McGonigle: drums; Laura Vance: background vocals. Produced by Bobby Holland and Rae Hering; Engineered and Mixed by Bobby Holland; Mastered by Frank Gagliardi.)

8) Bentley Caldwell “Awkward Turtle”

“Awkward Turtle” is from Bentley Caldwell’s 2014 A Place to Be EP.

9) Bruce Ervin “Will You Light My Fire?”

Bruce Ervin’s “Will You Light My Fire?” is from the 2017 film, Black Holler.

10) Mutual Groove “Here Comes The Bear”

2017 Spring / Summer Sampler

The Nashville Fringe Festival is proud to present a new compilation featuring 15 tracks to help welcome summer.

1) Tom Larson and the Great Melodies Troupe “Bagyenyi Mwebare Kwijja”

This track is from a special project which is now in its fourth year – the “I Know Concert Series” featuring local musicians performing in Uganda to help raise HIV awareness and get affected individuals treatment.

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2) RacQ Music “Love Lost III” (feat. William “Black Sax” Banks and K. Marie)

“Love Lost III” is from RacQ Music’s 2014 release, Back in the Habit.

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3) Raw Proof “Knock, Knock, KnockiN'”

“Knock, Knock, KnockiN'” is a previously unreleased track from Raw Proof. From Proof, “It’s a song about being a hermit and not wanting to be around… people. It’s a song about Liars, Thieves, and Cheaters.”

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4) AL-D “Makin’ More Hits Remix” (feat. Ahmad Rashad, Mixed by DJ Rate)

“Makin’ More Hits” is from AL-D’s 2011 release, Vitamin D.

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5) Malcolm DeWayne “Adult Swim” (feat. J. Nolan, Produced by Plue Starfox)

Malcolm DeWayne (formerly Mac L) is currently working on his Enter the Soul Dragon EP, which he anticipates releasing late 2017/early 2018.

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6) Tom Larson and the Great Melodies Troupe “Ntembe”

7) Magic in Threes “Cloud Lifter”

“Cloud Lifter” is from Magic in Threes’ 2016 Heady Days EP.

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8) A Playa Named Stones “3ye Fly”

“3ye Fly” is from A Playa Named Stones’ newly released album, The Playa Tape.

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9) JusBam “Let Ya Light Shine”

“Let Ya Light Shine” is from JusBam’s 2015 album, Whoiam.

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10) Bruce Ervin “Pool Party JAM!”

“Pool Party JAM!” is Written, Performed, & Produced by Bruce Ervin; Courtesy of Pudding Cloud Productions (ASCAP). “Pool Party JAM!” is from Black Holler, a Kickstarter-funded, horror-comedy, feature film produced in Nashville.

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11) E.T. “Letter To Hip Hop” (feat. Turin)

“Letter To Hip Hop” is from E.T.’s 2014 release, I Hate Rap Music “The Mixtape.”

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12) Rashad Tha Poet “The Yeahs” (feat. Classik Levine)

“The Yeahs” is from Rashad Tha Poet’s 2016 album, Soulville.

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13) RacQ Music “Kushcabulary”

“Kushcabulary” is from RacQ Music’s 2014 release, Back in the Habit.

14) Spoken Nerd “Grocery Store”

“Grocery Store” is from Spoken Nerd’s 2015 FAILING IS FUN EP.

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15) Bruce Ervin “New Girl in Town”

“New Girl in Town” is Written, Performed, & Produced by Bruce Ervin; Courtesy of Pudding Cloud Productions (ASCAP). Much like “Pool Party JAM!,” “New Girl in Town” is also from Black Holler.

Fall / Winter 2016 Sampler

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The Fall/Winter 2016 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from Jeni Calhoun, E.T. & AL-D, Frances and the Foundation, Markey Blue, *repeat repeat, Sexx, the Shadowtones, and Nam White.

Listen below, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

2016 Nashville Fringe Festival Winter Sampler

2016 Winter Sampler

The Winter 2016 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from Joshua, Jeff Blaney, E.T., AL-D, Virghost, Positive Vibe, Candace Cheek, Yankee Blood, MANZARDO, Sofa Brown, Evan Blocker, Iyce, and Quiet Entertainer. Listen below, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

“Changing Times” is from Joshua’s 2013 Joshua EP. “Shake That Thing” is from Jeff Blaney’s 2012 Labor of Love EP. “Rap is Rulin'” is by E.T. and AL-D (feat. Virghost), from the duo’s 2015 album Inevitable. “Misunderstood” is by Positive Vibe (feat. Candice Cheek). “Reckless” is from Yankee Blood’s 2015 Honey EP. “We Sing (Oh-Ee-Oh)” is from MANZARDO’s 2015 “MANZARDO” EP. “Out Here Boys” is by Sofa Brown (feat. Evan Blocker), from the 2016 album Two Skies. “Sunday” is by E.T., Iyce & Quiet Entertainer.

Fall 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler

Fall 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler

The Fall 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from AL-D, Bentley Caldwell, Dynamo, E.T., Fraug, the Great Barrier Reefs, Jeni Calhoun, and Truth Clipsy. Listen below, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

“In This Together” is from E.T. and AL-D‘s forthcoming collaborative release. “Moonwax” appears on Fraug‘s 2015 self-titled EP. “No Tears” is the lead track from Truth Clipsy‘s EP titled The Lion. “Fight” appears on Bentley Caldwell‘s album, A Place to Be. “Dangerous Woman” is from Dynamo‘s 2015 release, Find Your Way. “The Revelation” is from Jeni Calhoun‘s mixtape titled Resurrection of Hip Hop. “Train Ride Home” is taken from the Great Barrier Reefs‘ 2014 release, Are You Scared?!

Summer 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler

The Summer 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from AL-D, D.O.U.G.H., Magnetic Forces, Gardening, Not Architecture, Rae Hering, Reverse Buzzards, and Lights of Marfa.

Listen here, or download the entire sampler by registering for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

Winter 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler

Winter 2015 Sampler

The Winter 2015 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from Jeff Blaney, Charlie Rauh, Frances and the Foundation, NDPNDNT (former group of Fringe Radio Show co-host E.T., featuring B. Stille of Nappy Roots), Rae Hering, Swap Meet Symphony (Al-D, LST, Cole Jonique), and Waterfall Wash.

Listen below, or download the entire sampler by clicking here to sign up for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

(Downtown Nashville skyline image courtesy of Giovanni Rodriguez.)

Fall 2014 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler

Fall 2014 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler Cover

The Fall 2014 Nashville Fringe Festival Sampler features contributions from ​Al-D, Chris West, the Coolin’ System, E.T., Greg Bryant Expansion, Hide Your Mamas, Justin Kalk Orchestra, Markey Blue, and Quiet Entertainer. Listen below, or download the entire sampler by clicking here to sign up for the Nashville Fringe Festival’s newsletter.

(Downtown Nashville skyline image courtesy of Giovanni Rodriguez.)