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Tennessee Spring

I have a new album that I have been working on for the last few years.  It's called "Tennessee Spring", and it's something of a broken love letter to the beautiful season of my home state.  Spring has a lot of complex connections for me, a time of finding love and loss, a time of beauty and rebirth and of destruction.  Inspired by hikes and flowers and floods and storms and love and death and family and pastoral folk and psychedelia and lo and hi and fi and vampires and friends and wrecks and old and new and memories and borrowed nostalgia and seasons and time and cycles and unknown and air and being stuck and the elusive constant of change.

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Music City Roots "Guitar Night"  11.6.13

If you’ve never heard of Music City Roots, you should look it up. If you have, you know that it’s a pretty cool weekly event in Nashville, broadcasting a live concert on the radio and Internet and featuring a diverse lineup of well-known artists and new acts alike. Every year Music City Roots has an annual “Guitar Night”; a show focusing specifically on guitar playing.

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Update (Of Sorts)

The second half of 2012 was very busy and productive, working on exciting projects and traveling, playing everywhere from Edinbourgh to Maine to Florida to Seattle. I was in the studio a lot too, working on my own music as well as other peoples' music. I was fortunate enough to help produce and play on two albums which have just been completed: The new self-titled album by The Danberrys, and the new Missy Raines and The New Hip album "New Frontier" (whoa that's a lot of "new's").

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"What You Done To Me" featured in Flavorwire's "Top 10 MP3's You Need To Download For Free This Week"

Flavorpill's entertainment blog Flavorwire featured my song "What You Done To Me" in their "Top 10 MP3s You Need To Download For Free This Week" post.  Here's what they had to say:

"We don’t know a whole lot about Nashville singer/songwriter Ethan Ballinger, but we like what we hear — songs that are spacious, understated yet effective. Apparently his debut record — from which this track is taken — was recorded entirely at Ballinger’s home, which rather impressive in our book. The track’s available for a name-your-price download from his Bandcamp."


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A note about the new album...

It is a strange feeling to be writing about my new album now that is completed. It was an unusual and unpredictable journey that has led me here, thinking long and hard about how much specific info I really want to unveil. The truth is that this was never the plan, or rather there was no plan at all, at least in the beginning. I suppose it all started back around 2008, when I had just finished a pretty ambitious instrumental acoustic album and was ready to do something completely different.

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