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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Our Reader's Choice Runners-Up: Bentley Caldwell and The Dead Deads

It's time to take a closer look at the other acts that received high votes in our Reader's Choice Poll:

Second Place: Bentley Caldwell put up a good fight to win second place in our Reader's Choice Poll. The Paducah, KY native made his way to Nashville to take part in its trhiving songwriter scene. Caldwell released his first EP "A Place to Be," in 2014. Caldwell's rich vocals lend themselves to the introspective edge many of his songs take on; all at once he occupies soul, blues, and folk, and handles it with John Legend-level suavity. However, despite the grace and dignity his music carries, Caldwell has, in our hearts, totally won first place in the "Cutest F*cking Song" with "Awkward Turtle." Caldwell wil be playing the Cannery Ballroom February 26th. Listen to the whole EP and learn more about the man HERE.


Third Place: The Dead Deads rallied their fanbase, lovingly hashtagged #deadcorps, to claw their way up to third in our poll. The fivesome are considered a roving grunge dance-party, evoking the spirit of CBGB with heavy jams and unbridled sexiness. The band had a dynamic start to this year, releasing a fresh 7" single a mere week before heading out on tour with Halestorm. Check out their dynamic debut ablum "Rainbeau" at thedeaddeads.com/and watch this wicked video for "Organ P."



Congratulations to Wings of Apollo for Winning Our Reader's Choice Poll!

Congratulations to Wings of Apollo for winning The Deli Nashville Reader's Choice poll! The trio rallied the vote early on, and the gap they created thanks to fans dedicated to their no-holds barred metal ultimately proved too wide to overtake. One thing is for sure: these boys can hustle, and ROCK. 2014 proved to be a hell of a year for the band; they released their epic "By Force" EP and won "Best Rock Band" in the Nashville Independent Music Awards, and tore up the stage over dozens of dates near and far, in addition to bassist Pat Graves holding a personal and highly entertaining "Flip a Day" challenge. Wings of Apollo are currently working on a full-length follow-up to "By Force," with a music video nearing its release date. Keep up with their antics and developments here and here.


Listen to Buffalo Rodeo's New Single "Blue Sky"

We got a listen of Buffalo Rodeo's mesmerizing first single off their upcoming EP "1 2 3 Water." "Blue Sky" veers a little more into New Age territory than their 2013 release "Home Videos," (it has a few more sustained synth notes...) but still maintains the 70's psych haze that makes these Bowling Green natives fit in so well with the Nashville scene. Speaking of which, the band is hitting up The High Watt on March 7th for an EP release show with Kansas Bible Company and Twiggs during their spring tour. The single officially drops February 10th, and the album March 6th. -Terra James-Jura



Video Debut: Ethan Samuel Brown, "Tomorrow is a Long Time"

The Inglewood Motel is one of those pieces of gnarly old East Nashville that kind of screams illicit affairs and crack. But in our minds there’s always one room occupied by some newly-arrived Nashville player picking an old favorite in the corner of his room, observing the wallpaper, contemplating his next move, in exactly the way Ethan Samuel Brown does in his live video performance of Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow is a Long Time.”

Brown, formerly of folk outfit Walden, picked the Inglewood Motel because "it is a fitting environment for a song that was written in 1963, as the place looks as if it hasn't been remodeled or renovated since 1963. It's perfect.” The video precedes the June release of his solo album, as well as a set of spring shows, the first falling on February 10 at the High Watt with Mark Fredson, Zach Schmidt, and Pageant. -Terra James-Jura


Deli Exclusive: Stream The Harmaleigh's New Album "Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush"

We're charmed by The Harmaleighs. They got their claws into us somewhere between their fresh interpretation of traditional folk and impeccably-timed stage banter. Their debut album, "Pretty Picture, Dirty Brush" is due out February 3rd, but we've got it a day early to share with you fine folks. We dug this album so much that we made it our CD of the Month (check out the left hand column!) Stream "Pretty Picture..." in it's entirety below, and keep up with The Harmaleighs at www.theharmaleighs.com. -Terra James-Jura





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