This week's feature is:
Anderson East, a Nashvillian by way of Alabama, who can sing the blues with a sultry, countrified growl, is no exception to the rule. Evoking a twangier Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee with notes of plaintive Ryan Adams, he's forming a sound all his own. --- Rolling Stone
This week's feature is Brad Cole!
"A fresh voice on the New York music scene, with a collection of well crafted songs and universal appeal" -- John Platt at 90.7 FM, NYC
The Music of Mandolin Orange
“Mandolin Orange is the deceptively straightforward duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz,[they] land in the same general sonic ballpark as Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. Warm and inviting, Marlin and Frantz’s harmonies are as soft and familiar as an old comforter.” ---- Rolling Stone
The music of Liz Longely
Longley’s greatest strength is her ability to share her emotions while never conceding to whatever adversity comes her way. Both evocative and expressive, these songs reflect an independent individual who takes her cue from only her instincts, and, in turn, gives a performance that leaves an immediate impression. -- Pop Matters
The music of Allen Stone
Allen Stone calls himself "a hippie with soul," and he sort of is, but one would never expect to look at him that he possesses one of the most soulful voices this side of Marvin Gaye, with a joyous, positive feel and energy to match. -- AllMusic.com
The Music of Edie Brickell
Americana Holiday Music!!
By James Taylor, Shelby Lynne, Frank Sinatra, Dan Fogelberg, The Eagles, Little River Band, Jewell, Ellie Holcomb, Charlie Daniels and many, many more!!
New Album by
(formerly of the Civil Wars)
With Beulah, White emerges as if drawn by song from a quiet life, drawn with that romantic regret. If White is out of practice, he doesn't show it. The songs on Beulah strike a tricky balance between precision in their craft and a loose folksiness in their sound and delivery. Longtime fans will recognize the pure tone of his voice and the finger-thrumming parlor sound of his acoustic guitar. -- NPR review
It's Time for 2016 Tasty Two-fers!!
This week we'll hear back-to-back tracks from albums released in 2016. This includes new releases by:
Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Graham Nash, Chris Isaak, Van Morrision, Martin Sexton, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Shawn Colvin, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Amos Lee and John Prine.
Plus double-up tunes by up and comers like Chris Stapelton, The Banner Days, Brad Cole, Carl Anderson, Joe Robinson, John Paul White, John Fulbright, Gurf Morlix, The Damn Quails and Sierra Hull.
John Prine's new album
It's an album of cover songs done as duets. Prine's singing partners include the likes of Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Lee Ann Womack, Kathy Mattea, his wife Fiona and his old friend Iris DeMent.