Meshell Ndegeocello / A dedication To Nina Simone / Naive
A personal representation of the broad spectrum of the music of the political & iconic vocalist, Ndegecello is joined by Sinead O'Connor, Toshi Reagon & Lizz Wright among others, to pay tribute.
Maceo Parker / Soul Classics / Razor & Tie
Bettye LaVette / Thankful N' Thoughtful / Anti
The Soul Blues Jazz singer with a lot of history and great pipes takes on songs by Dylan, Neil Young, Black Keys, Tom Waits & Sly Stone and celebrates her 50 years on stage.
The Helio Sequence / Negotiations / SubPop
2 guys writing, singing, producing & playing a variety of instruments create a lush, sultry sound that is refreshing.
David Byrne & St Vincent / Love This Giant / 4AD
John Hiatt / Mystic Pinball / New West
He always manages to make you think and laugh and scratch your head and with 12 new songs, you may be doing all of the above at the same time.
Shamekia Copeland / 33+1/3 / Telarc
With the reference to good old vinyl, the Blues maven is joined by Buddy Guy and she covers songs made popular by the likes of Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Sam Cooke, and makes them entirely their own.
Ry Cooder / Election Special / NonesuchPolitically