Special StevieMix Dance Show tonight on KRUU featuring my favorite dance tracks of 2014-Part 1. Favorites will include pop, house, electro house, breakbeat, ghetto funk, glitch, nu disco, and other genres.
Listen online this week and next (Part 2) between 9PM and 10PM central time.
This week I'm playing my favorite songs from 2014! That means you'll hear new releases from old favorites like Guy Clark, Jackson Browne, Greg Allman, Mary Gauthier, Justin Townes Earl, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Sarah Jarosz, Sheryl Crow and Tedeschi Trucks Band. Plus 2014 tunes from up and comers like Cory Branan, Autumn Defense, Hat Check Girl, Brothers Osborne, Caroline Spence, Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, Craig Jackson Band, Jocelyn Faro, John & Jacob, Lake Street Dive, Wes Kirkpatrick, David Ramirez, Noah Gunderson and Robert Reeder.
My top five albums for 2014 are:
1) Assorted Artists - Looking Into You: Tribute To Jackson Browne
2) Greg Allman - All My Friends
3) Robert Reeder - the album
4) Caroline Spence - You Know The Feeling
5) Linda Ronstadt - The Duets
NEXT WEEK GREAT TASTE IS "LIVE" ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 AT GREEN BUILDING SUPPLY-7:00 PM
GREAT TASTE gets a bit scientific this week as we explore the role food plays in feeding the brain. It seems funny that little attention is paid to this particularly important part of the physiology in the course of general food discussions. We're always talking about how a particular food affects the functioning of other organs or usually conversing about the sensory titillations we experience when eating. But, our brain serves as the central hub for everything that happens to us processing information through as many as 1 quadrillion synaptic connections.
From the good folks at grassroots community central, the Voices of Fairfield, Iowa... and beyond.
Let's start the New Year off with a trip to the past with this rebroadcast of one of our favorite books from 2014. If you have been listening to Writers' Voices awhile, you probably know that co-host Caroline Kilbourn is single-handedly attempting to keep alive the lost art of letter-writing. You know, the kind written on paper (often by hand, with a pen), and actdually mailed? with a stamp? Well, perhaps not single-handedly, since the people she writes to often write back!
And there's also Shaun Usher, whose belief in "the importance and unrivalled charm of old-fashioned correspondence" led him to start a website in 2009 called lettersofnote.com
. There are currently over 900 "letters, postcards,telegrams, faxes and memos" featured on the site, written by people both famous and ordinary. From this intriguing archive, Usher selected more than 125 letters to feature in this beautifully designed anthology. As one critic wrote, this books is "the literary equivalent of a box of chocolates - bite-sized and pure addictive pleasure."
Join us this week on Writers' Voices to learn how Usher finds the letters, how he chose which ones to include in the book, and the process of creating such a beautiful work of literary history.
Allen Krehbiel - A singer/songwriter of contemporary country music/positive songs that carry a message and touch the heart.
Allen coordinates for the Denver chapter of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
Allen's song "More Like A Dad" from his first CD, was a co-write of 10 original songs from a father's perspective.
His second (and latest) solo CD is called "My Bright Side", and is full of country songs with a positive message. Allen enjoys crafting songs that allow him to pass inspiration on to others. :-)
In celebration of the Christmas season he released two brand new Christmas singles, "Wise Men" & "Ho Ho Home On Christmas Eve" Both songs are available on iTunes or on the Media page of Allen's website, http://www.reverbnation.com/AllenKrehbiel Playlist for 1/1/15 http://www.kruufm.com/node/18923
Let me be the first random individual to wish you a stellar 2015. May everything that touches you find an open heart and mind. As promised, a show full of graceful and heart-felt odes to peace and love. The centerpiece being a song by John Klemmer speaking of man's dream, Utopia. The About Group kicks everything off with If You Can't Love Me, and Air Cav finishes with Alliance. Day One of Year One of the new high frequency rock world here at KRUU. Enjoy. The G Man
what a great year for new music. and some old musicians making new music too.
no reasonable person can say what the best album of 2014 was, but it'd be hard to argue that any of these weren't among the best.
the music ranged from the raucus (foo fighters) to the subtly sublime (beck, coldplay), and featured some certified geniuses (jackson browne, leonard cohen, u2, tom petty) to possible geniuses (broken bells, tv on the radio).
then there's the guy with a little of both: john lennon's son sean [pictured with co-musician/singer charlotte kemp muhl], whose psychedlic album "midnight sun" should not be overlooked by those reviewing the past year.
there was so much great music released this last year that i'll spend 2 weeks reviewing it. so this is just part 1 folks.
(Link to play list below). This week's Part 2 honors downtempo, "exotica electronica" discovered during 2011 by program host, DJ Andy Bargerstock, who spent many hours down the "rabbit hole" to harvest these quintessential cuts. Now, the very best of Fringe Toast electronica music comes to you from Sweden, Germany, Japan, UK, and USA.
Multiple tracks comes from Emou (Germany's Mario Reinsch), Ror-Shak (UK drum and bass DJ DB with Lisa Shaw on vocals -- photo left), and Luminous, a.k.a., Gary B and regular contributor to Cafe Del Mar series. In addition, Chicago band, Roommate, offers "Soft Eyes" heard first by DJ Andy at the Ped-Mall in Iowa City on a cool 2011 summer night. There will be plenty of marvelous surprises on this night. Spread the news to friends in your worldwide network. Live streaming available at www.kruufm.com. Click here for play list. It's "the best music you never hear!"
This program originally aired 9/28/2011.
Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus Radio!
January 1st, 2008, was the first Lyrical Venus Radio broadcast! It's been a wonderful ride since then celebrating so many women in music! Tune in this week for some winter songs and songs about New Year's Eve as we say goodbye to 2014. Looking foward to sharing many new songs and artists in 2015!
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