KVNF New Music

Bob Marley & The Wailers / Exodus - The Movement Continues / Tuff Gong-Island: Bob Marley's son, Ziggy, in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the release of "Exodus"  in 1977, has mixed the original album from scratch again; including alternate vocal takes, instrument parts not used, alternate takes of songs, etc. It was a mind blower 40 years ago and it will take your breath away today...

Dan Auerbach / Waiting On A Song / Easy Eye Sound: The Grammy Award Winning Musician, Singer/Songwriter, Producer and member of Black Keys has created another winner - With 10 tunes beginning with the title track and following thru with a heap of talented musicians (Mark Knopfler on "Shine On Me") and terrific lyrics...

Cigarettes After Sex / Cigarettes After Sex / Partisan: Greg Gonzalez can indeed write, sing and play guitar, and when he adds Bass, Drums & Keyboard, he creates the lushest, most sensual of romantic sounds that will have you completely mellow and  loving everything and everybody

Ciagrettes After Sex / Cigarettes After Sex / Partisan: Greg Gonzalez can indeed write, sing and play guitar, and when he adds Bass, Drums & Keyboard, he creates the lushest, most sensual of romantic sounds that will have you completely mellow and  loving everything and everybody

Joe Goddard / Electric Lines / Domino: Founding member  of England's "Hot Chip" has a gem with his 1st official solo release and a serious homage to the history of Dance Music - The Indietronica blends well with an R&B beat, and British vocalist Slo & others add vocals for an irresistible AltDance/SynthPop sound...

Pokey LaFarge / Manic Revelations / Rounder: A bit of a departure from previous releases, this CD rocks a bit more with a soulfulness that the St Louis musician harbors via tunes like "Riot In The Streets" and 9 others..

Trombone Shorty / Parking Lot Symphony / Blue Note: "Part Jimi Hendrix, Part James Brown,  and All New Orleans" might begin to capture the spirit of Troy Andrews, but the Jazz, Funk, Gospel, R&B, Soul, Ragtime, HipHop sounds he brings will carry you away, have you dancing and smiling big time...

Taj Mahal & Keb Mo / TajMo / Concord: Not sure if you are into the Blues?!! Hold on! Crossing generations, Taj and Keb join up to make the Blues sound better and more inspiring than ever! And with guest appearances by Sheila E, Lizz Wright & Bonnie Raitt and the most upbeat of tunes; you may develop a whole new love affair with The Blues...

The Meltdown / The Meltdown / Hope Street: The debut album from the Australian band is HOT and they indeed are "Melbourne's purveyors of the finest country soul... Blending Country, Gospel & 60s Soul" - Extremely Outstanding...

Goldfrapp / Silver Eye / Mute: "A Deep, Dark & Electronic Musical Palette" as you have come to  expect from the group and with an "eclectic collection of new collaborators"  the Dance Floor Beat, Synth and Sensuality abound...

Gary Clark, Jr / Live/North America 2016 / WB: The Texas BluesMan offers new and unreleased live recordings from his 2016 performances and with Leon Bridges joining him on "Shake" the CD Rocks... 

Gary Clark, Jr / Live / North America 2016 / WB: The Texas BluesMan offers up new and unreleased live recordings from 2016 performances and he Rocks the Blues  - Leon Bridges joins him on "Shake" for an added bonus... 

Tanika Charles / Soul Run / Record Kicks: The debut full length release from the Canadian Soul/R&B Singer is jam packed from Track 1 thru Track 11...

Tanika Charles / Soul Run / Record Kicks: The Debut Full Length Release from the Canadian Soul/R&B Singer is a winner from Track 1 thru Track 11...

Bridget Kearney / Won't Let You Down / Signature Sounds - You know her as the New England Conservatory trained Bass player of Lake Street Dive, but here she focuses on her passion for Songwriting and she solos pretty well - She encourages you to listen to "Wash Up" - I encourage you listen to it all...

Otis Taylor / Fantasizing About Being Black / Otis Taylor Trance Blues: Take the Time and Listen to the Lyrics, the Music and the Message - More important now  than ever...

Elvin Bishop / Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio / Alligator: A much needed, refreshing approach to the world around us via Elvin Bishop's unique take on the Blues with his sense of humor, his" muscular guitar & soulful slide," accompanied by Bob Welsh on Piano & Guitar and the irrepressible Willy Jordan on Vocals. Charlie Musselwhite & Kim Wilson drop by too - Take a leap and jump into the Fun Pool with Elvin & friends!

Jamie Lidell / Building A Beginning / Jajulin: The anxious wait for the latest from the   British "Poly-Genre Wizard" is over, and he never disappoints with his ability to carry the banner of Funk/Soul/Rock/Pop and here he is inspired by family and love and better than ever!

Van Morrison / Keep Me Singing / Caroline: There is a lot of great music out there but it is almost impossible to not "Pick" the 36th studio album from the legendary IrishMan; the songs are original ("Share Your Love With Me" is the exception; a hit by Aretha in the 70s...), but the voice and lyrics are familiar and irresistible...

Smoove & Turrell / Crown Posada / Jalapeno: These Brits have a true Soul Sound with a Gritty, Dance Floor twist along with powerful Social Commentary - Well worth a listen...

Kan Wakan / Molasses / Murmur: The LA Based Jazz & Electronica  infused project is led by the Bulgarian born Gueorguil Linev with lush vocals from Elle Olsun...

Various Artists / The Musical Mojo Of Dr John-Celebrating Mac & His Music / Concord: 2 full discs, 22 tunes made famous by the New Orleans legend, joined by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Aaron & Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Allen Toussaint, Jason Isbell, Widespread Panic, Irma Thomas...The list is long and the music is The Best...

Melissa Etheridge / Rock and Soul / Stax: Recorded in Memphis, the tribute to Stax Records & Southern Soul features a  dozen tracks covering a wealth of classics ("Respect Yourself," "Hold On," "Born Under A Bad Sign"...) plus 2 original trax penned by that powerful guitarist performed by that signature raspy voice...

Robert Glasper Experiment / ArtScience / BlueNote: The Grammy Award Winning band is back after 3 years with a fine fusion of Jazz/HipHop/Funk/Soul/Rock/Blues/Electronica..., and with the songwriting, production and vocals shared by all 4 members; their unforgettable energy and sound is as good as ever and  better than ever...

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad / Make It Better / Rootfire CoOperative: A Great sound from a Great band with a Great Intention to "Make It Better" with that Reggae Dub beat and Great lyrics; "Walk Right Talk Right," "Really True..."

Carl Broemel / Fourth of July / Stocks In Asia: The 2nd solo album for the guitar savant of My Morning Jacket (On Rolling Stone's "New Guitar Gods" list) features his lowkey side with stellar songwriting and his own stand out vocals, along with 2 tunes featuring Neko Case & Laura Veirs - Really enjoyable...

Macy Gray / Stripped / Chesky: You know that voice, that Soulful sound, and now she is stretching into the Jazz World with guest musicians like Wallace Roney & Russell Malone and covering Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" plus showing off her songwriting skills with her own original tunes - She does it all with her familiar ease and sultriness...

Matt Brown / Walk Into The Light / Rock Ridge: Known as a Blue Eyed Soul Singer, the Washington state musician stretches a bit on "Walk Into The Light,"  with a genre bending collection of tunes, a memorable voice and stylistic guitar playing...

Various Artists / Quiero Creedence / Concord Picante: A Latin Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival featuring 14 of their hits performed by Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Billy Gibbons, and numerous Latin American musicians including the opening track "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" with Juan Gabriel.

Eric Krasno / Blood From A Stone / RoundHill: The remarkable but "little known" guitarist for SoulLive and Lettuce brings his voice to the forefront on this CD and with his friend Derek Trucks on one searing track, plus his R&B/Soul sensibility fueled by the Blues & Rock; this release is jam packed; only wish there were more than 10 tracks!

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