Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of July 6, 2015
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 & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of June 8, 2015
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 18, 2015
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!
It seemed as if he'd go on forever — and B.B. King was working right up until the end. It's what he loved to do: playing music, and fishing. Even late in life, living with diabetes, he spent about half the year on the road. King died Thursday night at home in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.
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.
The first thing you notice when you get on Willie Nelson's tour bus is a pungent aroma. Parked outside a gigantic casino and performance venue in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson offers NPR's David Greene a joint, which Greene declines. Nelson says he understands.
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.
One of the pre-eminent practitioners of 'live-looping', Zach Deputy’s one-man show weaves a tapestry of instrumentation and voices in an ever-evolving, improvised arrangement that is ultimately based on a composition but allowed to breathe with the audience.
Zach Deputy’s show transforms clubs and open fields alike into sweaty dance parties for fans of R&B, soul, jam, Caribbean music and electronica.
Zach performed at Avalanche Dairy outside Paonia, Colorado for an adoring audience of goats.
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...!
Ali Lightfoot speaks with Betty Palik, a producer for the documentary film "Rocksteady – The Roots of Reggae." This documentary tells the story of the Rocksteady era which was from 1966 to 1969 in Jamaica and considered by music experts to be the golden age of Jamaican music. A blend of ska, soul and R&B, Rocksteady developed the rhythms, prominent bass line, beautiful vocals and socially conscious lyrics that became Reggae.