KVNF New Releases

Sugar's Pick for the Week of November 2, 2015:

Billy Gibbons & The BFG's / Perfectamundo / Concord:   ZZ Top's legendary Guitarist & Vocalist spent a little time as a Latin Percussionist  student of Tito Puente and he blends that Cuban-Afrom sensibility with his Blues ridden Rock on this first solo release. Lots to listen to.

Liz Vice / There's A Light / Ramseur: The Portland Singer mixes it up with a Soulful/Gospel/R&B sound rising from an obvious deep rooted spirituality.

Anderson East / Delilah / Elektra: A Stand Out release from the Southern R&B/Soul Singer with a real flair.

Sugar's Pick October 5, 2015

Lawson Rollins / Infinite Chill - The ReMix Sessions / Infinita: A Sweet & Subtle blend of Electronica, Jazz & World with Shahin Shahida, Flora Purim, Airto, Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Percussion, Drums, Piano, Guitar & those outrageous French/Brazilian Vocals!

Sugar's Pick For The Week:

Turkuaz / Digitonium / Techne: "The Brooklyn based 9 piece delivers horn filled Funk incorporating elements of R&B, Psychedelic Pop, Gospel, AfroBeat, New Wave, Classic Rock..." (New Yorker)

New Releases For The Week of September 28, 2015

Sugar's Pick For Week of September 14, 2015:

Andra Day / Cheers To The Fall / WB: Stevie Wonder liked her a lot and her "RetroPopSoul" sound is produced by Raphael Saadiq - Both appear on the debut CD along with ?uestLove, the Dap Kings & DJ Jazzy Jeff!

1. Various Artists / True Detective Soundtrack / Harvest: Grand collection of artists (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Lera Lynn, Cassandra Wilson, Father John Misty...) backing up the HBO Series Season 2.

Take A Look At Our Favorite Release This Week:

Gospel Machine / Your Holy Ghost / Gospel Machine

New Releases Week of August 17, 2015

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1. Vintage Trouble / 1 Hopeful Rd / Blue Note:  Produced by Don Was with 11 tracks; every one power packed with Soul, R&B, Rock, this CD should be played over and over by everyone everywhere forever!

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Jon Cleary / GoGo Juice / FHQ: The Brit from Kent has been studying the culture of New Orleans for 20 years and with his latest CD he definitely gets  the Music!

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Take A Look At Our Current Favorite At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of July 13, 2015

Leon Bridges / Coming Home / Columbia: The 25 year old Fort Worth native debuts  his "Old Soul"  retro sound with greatness.

New Releases For The Week Of July 13, 2015

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1. Galactic / Into The Deep / ProVogue:  They have it all going on and with Guests Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Ryan Montbleau and a few others, the New Orleans Funk sound is alive and well.

2. Van Morrison / Duets / RCA: 16 Trax from a legend and with guests Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples, Georgie Fame, Joss Stone, George Benson, PJ Proby and 11 others, what can you do but play it again and again...

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF And Click Below To Check Out All The New Releases For The Week Of June 29, 2015

1. Jackie Greene / Back To Birth / YepRoc: Musically passionate and a relentless writer of the perfect lyric, Jackie Greene's 7th album is a testament to his courage,  talent and soulfulness.

New Releases For The week Of June 29, 2015

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1. Beat Funktion / Olympus / Do Music: The "Six Piece Groove Machine" from Sweden is back with a remarkable concept album, inspired by Greek Mythology and filled with Jazz, Funk, Dance, Reggae, Rock, Improv...

2. Aquilo / Calling Me / B3SCI: The English duo bring their Electro-Pop sound to "Calling Me" with "A ravishingly refined set of dreamily sad electronica..."

3. Willy Nelson & Merle Haggard / Django & Jimmy / Legacy: Country Music!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of May 11, 2015

1. JB Hutto & His Hawks With Sunnyland Slim / Hawk Squat / Delmark: Everyone gets the blues and with this reissue of the 60s recording by the Chicago Slide Guitarist (18 total tracks, 6 previously unissued + liner notes & photos!) you will love hearing the Blues from a master.

New Releases For The Week of May 11, 2015

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1. Fort Knox Five / Pressurize The Cabin / Fort Knox Five: Lots of folks,  lots of funk; lots of fun; all covering a lot of territory.

New Releases For Week of May 4, 2015

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Check Out The New Music For The Week Of April 20, 2015

1. Bhi Bhiman / Rhythm & Reason / Thirty Tigers: From the opening track "Moving to Brussels" to the final cut "Closer To Thee" the music and the soulfulness will take you to great places.

2. Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds / The Weather Below / Party Fowl: "Rambunctious, Raucous & Righteous;" Arleigh Kincheloe and company can definitely Rock,  get real Bluesy and Funky.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Releases For The Week of April 13, 2015.

1. Calexico / Edge Of The Sun / Anti: These guys cover a lot of the globe & with a classy roster of guest artists (Neko Case, Sam Beam, Pieta Brown, Amparo Sanchez...) the international flavor is even sweeter.

2. Xavier Rudd & The United Nations / Nanna / Nettwerk: Mixed by  Errol Brown at Tuff Gong Studios, the multi-instrumentalist stretches as he always does  and the soulful reggae breeze  is very cool.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of March 23, 2015

1. JeConte / Down By The Bayou / Red Parlor:  Combining the sound of New Orleans  with a Northern Californian Rock sensibility, real Blues, West African influence, and backed by a hot band featuring Anders Osborne, JeConte covers a lot of territory!

2. AJ Ghent Band  / Live at Terminal West / Blue Corn: The Lap and Pedal Steel Guitar player (Col.  Bruce Hampton's Band) can Rock behind a Blues vibe.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of March 16, 2015

1. Emile Haynie / We Fall / Interscope: The debut studio album from the American producer featuring guests Andrew Wyatt, Lykke Li, Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright, Brian Wilson, Lana DelRey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Father John Misty...!

Take A look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Releases For The Week Of March, 2, 2015

1. Tuxedo /  Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One / Stones Throw: The 2 Grammy nominated artists have teamed up and created a debut album that is jam packed with Classy, Soulful, Electronica tinged tunes with strong vocals and a Dance fever.

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1. Elle King / Love Stuff / RCA: Every song will get to you, she can do it all,  and you will be thinking of your favorite female singers and then  realize that she is her own nasty self with a powerful voice and soulfulness and star power! 

2. Father John Misty / I Love You Honeybear / SubPop:  Sure glad that we got the clean Radio Version of the CD, because his voice (sans FCC unapproved language) is worth the ride.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of Feb 9, 2015

1. JJ Grey & Mofro / Ol' Glory / ProVogue: The Florida musician does it all, covers tons of territory with his Blues/Rock/Soul (Think George Clinton, Otis Redding  & Steve Cropper influences!) sound  & his live show is exceptional.  Described as "A preacher who never found the church..." Give a listen!

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1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: Her powerful voice & soulful songwriting stand out & Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith & a few others lend a hand.

2. Kai Exos / Telegraph /VMP: The Canadian born & American bred singer discovered his roots through Gospel music and has expanded his musical horizons to cover a variety of genres.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of November 17, 2014

1. The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest: T Bone Burnett does it again with Dylan lyrics, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddons & Taylor Goldsmith making the music come alive. 

2. Bryan Ferry / Avonmore / BMG: The British Rocker is back with 8 new tracks and 2 covers and joined by Ronnie Spector, Flea, Maceo Parker, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr & More...

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1. Arthur Russell / Various Artists / Master Mix Red Hot / Yep Roc:  The Cellist/Composer/Electronic Pioneer Arthur Russell is honored for his mastery in this tribute release featuring a variety of talents (Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange...)

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 13, 2014

1. Kevin Kinsella / Riding Higher Still / VPpal-ITown Music:  As a youth he opened for Toots & The Maytals & went on to found  "John Brown's Body" and "10Ft Ganga Plant" and comes to us now with his own brand of Roots Reggae sound.

2. Hozier / Hozier / Columbia: 13 Tracks, profound lyrics, distinctive voice.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 15, 2014

1. Mindi Abair / Wild Heart / Heads Up: Pretty girl that can play her Sax and sing and she is right there with her guests  Trombone Shorty, Keb Mo, Booker T Jones, Joe Perry, Waddy Wachtel  & Gregg Allman!

2. Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten in Hand:  First studio album in 25 years from  Bluegrass music's legendary Tim O'Brien, Nick Forster, Pete Wernick and Bryan Sutton (replacing the late Charles Sawtelle)!

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