Sugar's Picks for 9/10/2012
Bettye LaVette / Thankful N' Thoughtful / Anti
The Soul Blues Jazz singer with a lot of history and great pipes takes on songs by Dylan, Neil Young, Black Keys, Tom Waits & Sly Stone and celebrates her 50 years on stage.
The Helio Sequence / Negotiations / SubPop
2 guys writing, singing, producing & playing a variety of instruments create a lush, sultry sound that is refreshing.
David Byrne & St Vincent / Love This Giant / 4AD
Two daring artists with distinctive sounds stretch the boundaries with brassy horns and a broad spectrum of genres & tracks.
Wax Tailor / Dusty Rainbow From the Dark / Le Plan
With a story line from a child's imagination, narration & symphonic orchestrations, the French producer gets Funky, Soulful, a lot more & totally mesmerizing.
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station / Raise Up / Razor & Tie
High energy music from the legendary Funk bassist that will definitely raise you up, accompanied by Prince (!) on a few tracks and a stellar cut with Raphael Saadiq.
Black Prarie: Members of The Decemberists, Bearfoot & Jackstraw do it well.
Kathy Mattea: Tim & Mollie O'Brien join in.
Time Jumpers: Vince Gill & pals do their Country Western Swing best.
Rickie Lee Jones: Produced by Ben Harper; dark and slow.