* Our old pals at Nashville Time Machine — that's the site that records sessions with local artists on a late-1940s tape machine known as a Magnecord — is back with a batch of videos from noted country chanteuse and sometime Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe. In addition to her cover of Gram Parsons' "Hickory Wind," which you can see above, Monroe also performed several of her saucy originals, including "Weed Instead of Roses," "Like a Rose," "Two Weeks Late" and "Morning After." Monroe's voice isn't for everyone, but paired with the warm hiss of a vintage tape machine, it certainly sounds like authentic country music. See Monroe performing her four originals after the jump.
* Local dude Rayland Baxter — whose "Bad Things" was included on our brand-new summer playlist — played Bonnaroo. You of course knew that, because you read about it in our extensive 'Roo coverage, yes? Anyway, fellow local dude Jeff Gentner caught Baxter's performance of "Willie's Song" (just as he caught a bit of JEFF the Brotherhood's Sonic Stage set), and you can watch that after the jump.
* Nashville-residing Brit and R&B crooner Jamie Lidell (who just unveiled his new video for the tune "Big Love") popped into Paper Mag's "Kitchen" to play a handful of songs solo. Pretty impressive little performance. There's also an interview, in which Lidell talks Nashville and name-drops his sideman Matt "Mr. Jimmy" Rowland ("who's "kind of got that exuberant '80s touch"). Watch Lidell do "The City," "She Needs Me" and "Don't You Love Me" after the jump.