KVNF New Music

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!

Raging Fyah / Everlasting / VP/DubRockers: "Regarded as one of Jamaica's most promising young acts..." the 5 musicians create an authentic Roots-Reggae sound with a modern lyricism...

ZuluZuluu / What's The Price / Sound Verite: With a nod to the masters of Funk and an opening track originally penned by Stevie Wonder, lush vocals, serious synths & rhythms, the 7 tracks on this CD are exceptional...

Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Getaway / Warner Brothers: Their first studio album in 5 years, produced by Danger Mouse, 13 jam packed, unique, lyrically potent and lush tracks, make this a stand out release.

The Motet / Totem / Motet: In a  week filled with a lot of great music; the Denver based "Funk Revivalist"  band wins out with their Funk/Jazz/Afrobeat / Upbeat sound and with 12 tracks co-written by everyone in the 7 piece ensemble, you will be up and testifying...

Jah Works / Believe / Riddim House: They are based in Baltimore but they take you right back  to the yard in Jamaica with their lively rhythms, stellar lyrics and island vocals - Gotta love the good Reggae...

Michael Franti & Spearhead / SoulRocker / Fantasy: HipHop, Reggae, Rock, Poetry, Dance, Politics; it is all here as it always with this relentless songwriter and his stellar band - He reminds us that a "SoulRocker is: One who lives from the heart, with compassion for all, and possesses a tenacious enthusiasm for music, life and the planet..." Hmmm...

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!


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!

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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.