KVNF New Music

Ana Popovic / Trilogy / ArtisteXclusive: She is Serbian born, based in Memphis, and her Blues Funk Rock Guitar is universal - With a few guests (Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Rapper Al Kapone...) on her new 3 CD release there is a wide range ("Morning,"  "MidDay" & "Midnight") of  moods and music.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers / Rehab Reunion / 429 Records: Playing dulcimer and adding vocals lends a new bent to the Bruce Hornsby sound, and his "Noisemakers" back him up in supreme fashion. Bring in Mavis Staples on a duet ("Celestial Railroad") and Justin Vernon on vocal in the background ("Over The Rise"), and you may have a new favorite 10 track CD.

Silva / Jupiter / Six Degrees: The young Brazilian vocalist's 3rd release creates a minimalist sound, ironically filled with a warm, love song sense and hints of Bossa Nova, R&B, HipHop, Jazz, Electronica and Pop. Perfect for a rainy day, or a sunny day...

Ziggy Marley / Ziggy Marley / Tuff Gong: He has won 7 Grammy Awards,  has made his father proud and with 12 new tracks he will  make you happy...

Santana / IV / Santana IV Records: With the Woodstock Era classic lineup of players plus newer members, the legendary group led by Carlos Santana and his American/Latin Rock/Jazz/World/Fusion sound have 16 all new tracks and with Ronald Isley on vocals on 2 tunes, that sound is grander than ever!

Allen Stone / Radius / ATO: The young Blue Eyed Soul Singer from Washington released "Radius" in 2015, but with 7 additional tracks on the new  CD, the "Hippie With Soul" shows off the Stevie Wonder/Marvin Gaye/Meters/ Bill Withers influence with 20 "Get Up And Dance" tunes...

Allen Stone - Radius - ATO: The young Blue Eyed Soul Singer from Washington  put out "Radius' in 2015 and it remains a strong release but with 7 additional tracks in 2016, the  "Hippie with Soul" brings his Stevie Wonder/Marvin Gaye/Meters/Bill Withers influence to a new high with 20 "Get Up and Dance" tunes...

A Great Week Of New Music! Tough To Pick One!

The new Snarky Puppy: "Family Dinner Vol 2" is a terrific follow up to their earlier Grammy winner.

Mavis Staples: "Livin' On A High Note" is outstanding.

Esperanza Spalding stretches the envelope with "Emily's D+ Evolution."

The many artists performing on "God Don't Never Change- Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson" is jam packed!

But!

Lake Street Dive's "Side Pony"  cannot be denied! The Hometown Favorites are back and better than ever...

Sugar's Pick For Week Of January 18, 2016

Boss Selection / Volume 1 / Orange Stella: Producer/Recording Artist Sunny Levine brings together 12 tunes (Riding on A Love Train, Wouldn't It Be Wild, Flip & ReWind...) and his dream lineup of artists (Rashida Jones, Pete Yorn, James Gadson, Hugh Masekela...) to create a broad sweep of the musical spectrum.

Sugar's Pick Of The Week - January 11, 2016

Tedeschi Trucks Band / Let Me Get By / Fantasy: Recorded at their home studio in Florida, all original TTB material, jam packed with those powerful vocals & the tightest 12 piece band around, all the while "combining inspired Memphis Soul, Electric R&B, Country, Rock & Classic Song Craft..." it will be a favorite for 2016!

Sugar's Pick November 16, 2015:

Givers / New Kingdom / Glassnote: Lafayette, Louisiana is the home base for the "AfroBeat, Dancey Pants, Indie Pop, Love Music" - Gotta give it a listen...

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1. James Taylor / Before This World / Concord: His first album of new songs in 12+ years, reminiscent of his 70's enduring work, he is back with guests YoYo Ma & Sting on a 10 track release.!

2. Robert Glasper Trio / Covered / Blue Note: The Grammy winner has returned with his acoustic Jazz trio and the 3 make remarkable music!

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1. David Snider / Echoes Of The Masters / David Snider: 14 tracks that cover a lot of territory with style, heat and Jazzy Funk.

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1. Various Artists / Buy This Fracking Album / Movement Music Records: "Listen To the Music - Spread The Message" - Michael Franti, Rusted Root, DJ Logic & Friends, Bonnie Raitt, John Butler Trio, Pete Seeger, Steve Earle, Indigo Girls, Roots Underground, Meshell Ndegeocello, Natalie Merchant and 13 more artists voice an important message! Play It & Play It Often!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of April 27, 2015

1. Otis Taylor / Hey Joe Opus - Red Meat / Otis Taylor: The  Colorado favorite & International Blues sensation does it again; better, stronger, cooler and hotter than ever!

2. Saun & Starr / Look Closer / DapTone: The  Background Vocalist/"Dapettes" for Sharon Jones and The DapKings (DapTone Records) step forward with an all analogue production from the House of Soul!

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1. The Word / Soul Food / Vanguard: Robert Randolph on Pedal Steel, John Medeski on Keyboards, a few North Mississippi Allstars plus Ruthie Foster & Amy Helm!

2. Jose James / Yesterday I Had The Blues-the Music of Billie Holiday / Blue Note: "God Bless The Child," "Lover Man," "Body & Soul" and 6 more trademark tunes offered by a very talented artist.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of March, 30, 2015

1. Beth Hart / Better Than Home / ProVogue: The LA artist manages Blues/Soul/Jazz/R&B fusion and she handles the Piano, Guitar, Bass, Cello & Percussion too!

Omari Banks / Move On / Keynote: The Anguillan Cricketer has turned his focus to his music and the Reggae/Island vibe is equally skilled and entertaining.

New Releases For The Week Of March 30, 2015

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1. Katie Pierson / Guitars & Microphones / Kobalt: The former Singer & Guitarist of the B-52s offers a solo CD and she can still rock.

2. Richie Furay / Hand In Hand / eOne:  The former Buffalo Springfield member will provoke memories and the music of the  Colorado Rockies of  of yesteryear.

New Releases For The Week Of March 9, 2015

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1. Rhiannon Giddens / Tomorrow Is My Turn / NoneSuch: Produced by TBone Burnett, the solo release from the Carolina Chocolate Drops Singer/MultiInstrumentalist covers a rainbow of musical genres; Gospel, Country, Jazz, Blues, Folk... And her voice will carry you away.

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1. Kristin Diable / Create Your Own Mythology / Thirty Tigers: The New Orleans native has "that" sound that will remind you of other memorable voices but she makes every tune her very own.

2. Gov't Mule / ScoMule & Dub Side Of The Mule  & Stoned Side Of Mule / Evil Teen: An incredible sampler encompassing 3 releases featuring Warren Haynes & pals with  Jon Scofield, Toots Hibbert, &  a Stones' cover. Wow!

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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

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