KVNF New Music

Mavis Staples / If All I Was Was Black / Anti: The legendary 78 year old Blues/Gospel/Soul/Rock Singing Phenom has collaborated with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and the message is: LISTEN - Listen to the words, listen to the voice, listen to the wisdom, listen to the message...

Keyon Harrold / The Mugician / Legacy: The Jazz Trumpeter from Ferguson, Missouri, based in NY, covers a wide sweep of music; Jazz, HipHop, R&B with a fine dose of Social Commentary thrown in along  with an impressive guest list that includes Robert Glasper, Gary Clark, Jr and Reggae's Josh David Barrett...

Son Little / New Magic / Anti: Aaron Livingston aka Son Little of Philadelphia is an extraordinary Soul/R&B/Blues  Singer that is a treasure that everyone should be listening to and dancing to...

Mitch Woods / Friends Along The Way / eOne: For the Blues Lover! For the Great Music Lover! SuperGuest Line Up with the legendary PianoMan/Vocalist: Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, Ruthie Foster, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Neal, Cyril Neville, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, John Hammond, Joe Louis Walker!!!

Various Artists / An American Troubador - The Songs of Steve Forbert / Blue Rose: 21 tunes by the Singer Songwriter performed and interpreted by the likes of John Popper, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Jackie Greene, Robert Earl Keen, John Oates & Bekka Bramlett and more..

Odesza / A Moment Apart / Counter: A sonic and synthetic 16 track adventure with a few stellar vocal tracks from Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, Naomi Wild & RyX...Pretty dreamy...

Chris Pierce / You've Got To Feel It / Calabama: Recording at Muscle Shoals with the Swampers, Muscle Shoals Horns & the Shoal Sisters (plus Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux), this Under The Radar Star (20 Year career playing with BB King, Toots & Maytalls, Al Green, Aaron Neville...) covers the likes of Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Cliff, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder... and he will carry you away with an irreplaceable Vintage R&B/Soul sound...

New Kingston / A Kingston Story: Come From Far / Easy Star: 3 brothers living in NY, with a strong Jamaican and Musical heritage, lend a new twist to the progressive Reggae world with skilled songwriting and obvious roots...

Washed Out / Mister Mellow / Stones Throw: Ernest Greene (Washed Out) has created an integral CD that is accompanied by a full length animated visual video - The audio is strong on it's own with a lush Multi Genre sound focused on Electronica/Dance/Jazz vibes - A worthy listen...

Rag 'N' Bone Man / Human / Columbia: Finally! Rory Charles Graham, aka Rag 'N' Bone Man has arrived with  his  hit song and 12 track CD "Human" - The English Singer Songwriter and winner of the British Breakthrough Artist and the 2017 British Choice Award covers a lot of territory with an awesome voice and soul beyond his 32 years...

Joe Bonamassa / Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening - J&R Adventures: Double CD - 15 Tunes - Outstanding lineup - A Gracious Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter in a worthy setting...

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...

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