Catching Up With The Ghost

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Alright, let’s get a few things out of the way.  2017 has not been a good year for The Ghost.  My readers probably figured that out already, considering the fact that this is the first post on the blog all year long.  It would be wonderful if I could declare that The Ghost would be producing new content throughout the year, and possibly even booking shows and embarking on exciting projects brewing in this Ghost’s brain.  Alas, I can make no such guarantees of any of that.  What I can say is that I miss working on Ghost of Blind Lemon, and would love to do more of it in the very near future.  For now, now that posts will be posts will be coming irregularly at best, and infrequently at worst.

Still, with all the time that has lapsed, it only seems fair that I try to make it up to my readers.  And what better way to make up for 72 days of silence than with playlists featuring a total of 72 songs.  Consider the Spotify playlist making up for the void of posts in January and February, whereas the Soundcloud playlist makes up for the previous thirteen days in March.  These playlists feature cool tracks from artists in the metroplex and throughout the rest of the state of Texas, as well as a few that have moved past Texas state lines.  I know these playlists do not make up for the lack of interesting commentary throughout 2017, but it’s a start.

  1. Alex Rose, “Sherbet Colors”
  2. Ali Holder, “Ain’t Enough to Go Around”
  3. Alyse Black, “Be with Me”
  4. The Angelus, “As I Live and Breathe”
  5. Animal Spirit, “Dig”
  6. As the City Sleeps, “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted”
  7. Backwater Opera. “Fortunate for You”
  8. Beth//James, “Lion Eyes”
  9. The Black Angels, “Currency”
  10. Black Books, “Golden OK”
  11. Brian Lambert, “Blood”
  12. By Default By Design, “Fireworks”
  13. Cameron Matthew Ray, “Anymore”
  14. Cheridan, “Love With You”
  15. Cilantro Boombox, “Living in a Box”
  16. The Cover Letter, “Josephine”
  17. Crushed Stars, “Diminished Returns”
  18. Daisy O’Connor, “Lightchasers”
  19. Davis, “Waterston”
  20. Dezi 5, “Expose You”
  21. Emily Bell, “Can’t Talk Back”
  22. Garrett Owen, “Sad Eyed Son”
  23. The Halfways, “I Don’t Know How to Say No”
  24. Jane Ellen Bryant, “All in My Head”
  25. Josh Halverson, “Crossing That Line”
  26. Kim Nall & The Fringe, “Jealousy”
  27. Kirby Brown. “Louisiana”
  28. Loafers, “Bobby”
  29. Luke Wade, “I’m the Man for You”
  30. Magic Rockers of Texas, “Cure My Eyes”
  31. The Mammoths, “Moth to Flame”
  32. The March Divide, “Karma Chameleon”
  33. The Merles, “I Told You So”
  34. MIEARS, “Who Will Save You?”
  35. Molly Burch, “Please Be Mine”
  36. The Motel Pines, “Myths Disguised as Meaning”
  37. Old 97’s, “Jesus Loves You”
  38. The Prof.Fuzz 63, “Panda Attack (Bites Back)”
  39. Pueblo, “Nausea”
  40. Rania Khoury, “Break Me Down”
  41. Reagan James, “Dreams”
  42. Reverend KM Williams, “Done Got Old (Live)”
  43. Rival Waves, “Transducer”
  44. The Rotisserie Chickens, “Thirty Second Song”
  45. Salim Nourallah, “Back on the Chain Gang”
  46. Sarah Sellers, “Is This Letting Go”
  47. SASO, “Down on 35”
  48. Sonar Lights, “Don’t You Fade Away”
  49. The Soul Supporters, “Baby, I Got Your Fool”
  50. Sweet Chaos, “Gone 4 Good”
  51. Sweet Spirit, “The Mighty”
  52. Terrence Spectacle, “Lone Dirt Road”
  53. This Cold Night, “Cold Snow”
  54. Ty Richards, “Shoulda Coulda Woulda”
  55. Tyesha Chaunte, “Arcadia”
  56. The Unlikely Candidates, “Best Things in Life Aren’t Free”
  57. Walker Lukens, “Where Is Thunder Road?”
  58. The West Windows, “Talk Dark”
  59. Whiskey Folk Ramblers (Feat. Jenna Clark), “Goin’ Back to Clarksdale”

  1. Aztec Death, “A Strange Day”
  2. Carleigh Reese, “Day by Day”
  3. The Delzells, “Gun Metal”
  4. Honey Lotus, “Fulcrum”
  5. Honor System, “OUR GLASS”
  6. ILa MInori, “I Took the Money (Acoustic)
  7. The Metric Standard, “Broken Key”
  8. Nick Haines, “The Sleeping Sea”
  9. Pageantry, “Easier”
  10. Pool Lights, “Wonderful Thing”
  11. Quentin Moore, “Tennessee Whiskey”
  12. Siamese, “Older Hands Prevail”
  13. Wolverton, “Top Hat”
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