Candy Pennetta

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Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out all The New Music For The Week Of January 12, 2015

1. TBird & The Breaks / Harmonizm / TBird & The Breaks: Out of Austin with a New Orleans twist, their "Chunk Music" draws on Funk, HipHop, Soul & Rock and Roll; What more can you ask for? And they do a tear it up cover of "Fooled Around & Fell In Love..."

2. Brika / Voice Memos / Art House: A debut album from a Miami Singer/Songwriter with a sensual, electro sound and 11 Radio Friendly tracks.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of January 5, 2015

1. She & Him / Classics / Columbia: Actress/Singer  Zooey Deschanel and Musician M. Ward create a sultry, well produced sound with Piano, Guitar, Ukelele, Tambourine, and Sensual Vocals.

2.. Paul Kelly / Presents The Merri Soul Sessions /Gawd: A little bit of everything for everyone done very well, with an emphasis on Soul and Rock.

Sugar's Pick For December 8, 2014

1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: I love it and a bunch of KVNF DJs do too!

No New Releases For Week of December 8, 2014

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1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: Her powerful voice & soulful songwriting stand out & Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith & a few others lend a hand.

2. Kai Exos / Telegraph /VMP: The Canadian born & American bred singer discovered his roots through Gospel music and has expanded his musical horizons to cover a variety of genres.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of November 24, 2014

1. Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule... / Evil Teen: A sampler featuring a nice take on The Stones by Warren Haynes & Friends...

New Releases For The Week Of November 24, 2014

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of November 17, 2014

1. The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest: T Bone Burnett does it again with Dylan lyrics, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddons & Taylor Goldsmith making the music come alive. 

2. Bryan Ferry / Avonmore / BMG: The British Rocker is back with 8 new tracks and 2 covers and joined by Ronnie Spector, Flea, Maceo Parker, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr & More...

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of November 10, 2014

1. Arthur Russell / Various Artists / Master Mix Red Hot / Yep Roc:  The Cellist/Composer/Electronic Pioneer Arthur Russell is honored for his mastery in this tribute release featuring a variety of talents (Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange...)

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of November 3, 2011

1. JD McPherson / The Warm Covers / Rounder:  Hailing from Oklahoma, JD & his band mix it up on the 4 track EP (You'll be begging for more) with their own take on Rock & Roll, R&B and Roots - Covering a  Billy Boy Arnold tune ("I Wish You Would")  and a Nick Lowe tune ("Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"), they make it all their own.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 20, 2014

1. Kindness / Otherness/ Mom & Pop: Adam Bainbridge ("Kindness") incorporates Jazz, Disco, R&B, Funk, Pop, Piano, Horns, Bass,  plus Robyn, Blood Orange, Kelela and more to create a beautiful mixture of sound and sensuality.

2. Making Movies / A La Deriva / United Interests: The Kansas City group is based on 2 Panamanian Brothers, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and they tastefully blend  Latin, BiLingual, Afro Cuban Rhythms.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 13, 2014

1. Kevin Kinsella / Riding Higher Still / VPpal-ITown Music:  As a youth he opened for Toots & The Maytals & went on to found  "John Brown's Body" and "10Ft Ganga Plant" and comes to us now with his own brand of Roots Reggae sound.

2. Hozier / Hozier / Columbia: 13 Tracks, profound lyrics, distinctive voice.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of October 6,2014

1. Nikki Yanofsky / Little Secret / A440: With Quincy Jones as mentor & producer, her own  huge talent  & sassy voice, her 2nd CD is rich with Soulful, Jazzy, Pop tracks & well worth the listen.

2. Prince / Art of Official Age / WB: Everybody should  love Prince - Opening liner notes tell it all: "there used to be a time when music was a spiritual healing 4 the body, soul & mind..."

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of September 29, 2014

1. Various Artists / Take Me To The River / Stax: Legendary Southern Blues/ Soul/R&B artists (Bobby Blue Bland, Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush, Booker T, Charlie Musselwhite...) team up with the newer interpretive artists (Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Al Kapone, P-Nut..) and make for a unique mix of music from the soundtrack.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014

1.  Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve: Great musicianship from the California guitarist who has been a session player for everyone from DangerMouse  to Norah Jones, is coproducer on the next Alabama Shakes release and is joined here by Don Was, Jim Keltner & Fiona Apple.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 15, 2014

1. Mindi Abair / Wild Heart / Heads Up: Pretty girl that can play her Sax and sing and she is right there with her guests  Trombone Shorty, Keb Mo, Booker T Jones, Joe Perry, Waddy Wachtel  & Gregg Allman!

2. Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten in Hand:  First studio album in 25 years from  Bluegrass music's legendary Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster, Pete Wernick and Bryan Sutton (replacing the late Charles Sawtelle)!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out the New Music For The Week of September 8, 2014

1. Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce: A bittersweet favorite from the Blues/Rock legend who left too soon -  Joined  by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Joe Bonamassa, Brian Stezer & more,  it is a rocking tribute...

2. Trigger Hippy / Trigger Hippy / Rounder:  Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Black Crowes Steve Gorman, plus Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik do it all under the name of Trigger Hippy & it is hot!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 1, 2014

1. Kyle Hollingsworth / Speed Of Life / Sci Fidelity: He plays keyboards; electric piano, Hammond organ, clavinet &  synthesizer - You may know him from String Cheese Incident &  his collaborations with Robert Hunter - The CD was recorded during the flood in Boulder 2013 and has many great Colorado artists joining him.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of August 25, 2014

1. Sinead O'Connor / I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss / Nettwerk: She's Back!

New Releases For The Week of August 25, 2014

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of August 18, 2014

1. Bernhoft / Islander / Big Picnic: He's Norwegian and he is Soulful! 11 great tracks! Play them all...

2. Next Level Sound Station / Sunken City Soundtrack / Next Level Sound Station: The Reggae/Dub Soundtrack offers an "Authentic Jamaican Sound" with Blake Colie of "The Lions," Black Shakespeare, Nuby Dan & Jared Meeker - It will take you back...

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of August 11, 2014

1.Smokey Robinson & Friends / Smokey & Friends / Verve: He's been around a very long time & he brings the likes of CeeLo Green, Mary J Blige, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, James Taylor, Ledisi... to refresh his hits.

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1. The Young Presidents / Coalition / MKM: With Ivan Neville on 2 tracks, South African "Blondie" and Galactic/Living Colour's vocalist Corey Glover on a bunch more cuts, the Rock is rough and the Funk is there too.

2. Benjamin Booker / Benjamin Booker /ATO: Based in New Orleans and on tour with Jack White, B.B.'s debut release is a hard Rocker with his raspy delivery and a Boggie, Bluesy sense of Soul.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of July 28, 2014

1. Various Artists / Beck - Song Reader / Capitol: An experimental release from Beck with a history dating back to 2004; a sheet music collection of 20 tunes interpreted by the likes of Jack White, Norah Jones, Tweedy, Jack Black and more. Quite interesting and quite full.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of July 21, 2014

1. Ephemerals / Nothin Is Easy / Jalapeno: A very cool seven piece Soul Sensation out of  London featuring Wolf and a retro sound with 10 songs, each one rich with hot vocals, lush instrumentation and a beat to dance to!

New Releases For The Week of July 21, 2014

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Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of July, 14, 2014

1. Slow Club / Complete Surrender / Wichita:  Charles Watson & Rebecca Taylor, the duo from Sheffield, England play many instruments, write grand tunes and have made an irresistible CD.

2. Mannish Boys / Wrapped Up And Ready / Delta Groove: The "Boys" and the band are joined by Candye Kane (doing an Ike Turner tune!), Monster Mike Welch, Kim Wilson, Bob Corritore and many more for Blues at it's Very Best.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of July 14, 2014

1. Slowclub / Complete Surrender / Wichita:  Charles Watson & Rebecca Taylor, a duo from Sheffield,  play many instruments, write wonderful  songs and have made a great CD.

2. Mannish Boys / Wrapped Up And Ready / Delta Groove: Blues at it's Very Best with the full, well respected "Boys" band and a little help from Kim Wilson, Candye Kane (doing an Ike Turner tune!), Bob Corritore, Kid Ramos, Monster Mike Welch & a whole bunch more...

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of July 7, 2014.

1. Levon Helm Band / Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3 / Vanguard: The legacy continues with this collection of tracks (2005-2010 sessions held on most Saturdays at the "Barn" in Woodstock, NY) featuring Levon & Amy Helm, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Chris Robinson & a whole band full of heavy musicians!

2. Gold Magnolias / Gold Magnolias / Tortilla Gold: These guys are the Real Thing; Soulful, Rockin &Totally Irresistible!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of June 30, 2014

1. Old Crow Medicine Show / Remedy / ATO:  The Nashville based group has a ton of fun behind their Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Old Time, Alt Country sound, and you will too!

New Releases For The Week Of June 30, 2014

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out all The New Music For The Week Of June 23, 2014

1. California Honeydrops / Like You Mean It / TubTone: A New Orleans party sound from an Oakland, California band with a blend of Soul, Rock & Blues.

2. Royal Southern Brotherhood / Heartsoulblood / Ruf:  Greg Allman's  son; Devon + Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers + Blues/Rock Guitarist Mike Zito along wtih drummer Yonrico Scott & Bassist Charlie Wooten make up the Blues/Rock/Funk Supergroup.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out all The New Music For The Week of June 16, 2014

1. David Gray / Mutineers / iht: Grammy nominee, 10th studio album, favorite of Bonnie Raitt, the Vocalist, Pianist, Guitarist, Harpist, Harmonica Player, Photographer & Writer comes through again.

2.Jack White / Lazaretto / Columbia: Wild, Wonderful, Witty, Weird, Wicked and & totally Jack White.

3. Ginger Baker / Why? / Motema: Why Not?

New Releases  For The Week of June 16, 2014

Take A look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of June 9, 2014

1. Keb Mo / Blues Americana / Kind Of Blue: He writes, he produces, he sings & plays and he stretches the Blues with a sweet sound and powerful lyrics.

2. Quantic / Magnetica / TruThoughts: An amazing label with artists like Will "Quantic" Holland doing it all; A very cool sound blend of  Soul, World, Reggae, Electronica...

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