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1. Nikki Yanofsky / Little Secret / A440: With Quincy Jones as mentor & producer, her own  huge talent  & sassy voice, her 2nd CD is rich with Soulful, Jazzy, Pop tracks & well worth the listen.

2. Prince / Art of Official Age / WB: Everybody should  love Prince - Opening liner notes tell it all: "there used to be a time when music was a spiritual healing 4 the body, soul & mind..."

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of September 29, 2014

1. Various Artists / Take Me To The River / Stax: Legendary Southern Blues/ Soul/R&B artists (Bobby Blue Bland, Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush, Booker T, Charlie Musselwhite...) team up with the newer interpretive artists (Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Al Kapone, P-Nut..) and make for a unique mix of music from the soundtrack.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014

1.  Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve: Great musicianship from the California guitarist who has been a session player for everyone from DangerMouse  to Norah Jones, is coproducer on the next Alabama Shakes release and is joined here by Don Was, Jim Keltner & Fiona Apple.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out the New Music For The Week of September 8, 2014

1. Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce: A bittersweet favorite from the Blues/Rock legend who left too soon -  Joined  by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Joe Bonamassa, Brian Stezer & more,  it is a rocking tribute...

2. Trigger Hippy / Trigger Hippy / Rounder:  Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Black Crowes Steve Gorman, plus Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik do it all under the name of Trigger Hippy & it is hot!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 1, 2014

1. Kyle Hollingsworth / Speed Of Life / Sci Fidelity: He plays keyboards; electric piano, Hammond organ, clavinet &  synthesizer - You may know him from String Cheese Incident &  his collaborations with Robert Hunter - The CD was recorded during the flood in Boulder 2013 and has many great Colorado artists joining him.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of August 25, 2014

1. Sinead O'Connor / I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss / Nettwerk: She's Back!

New Releases For The Week of August 25, 2014

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of August 18, 2014

1. Bernhoft / Islander / Big Picnic: He's Norwegian and he is Soulful! 11 great tracks! Play them all...

2. Next Level Sound Station / Sunken City Soundtrack / Next Level Sound Station: The Reggae/Dub Soundtrack offers an "Authentic Jamaican Sound" with Blake Colie of "The Lions," Black Shakespeare, Nuby Dan & Jared Meeker - It will take you back...

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of August 11, 2014

1.Smokey Robinson & Friends / Smokey & Friends / Verve: He's been around a very long time & he brings the likes of CeeLo Green, Mary J Blige, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, James Taylor, Ledisi... to refresh his hits.

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1. The Young Presidents / Coalition / MKM: With Ivan Neville on 2 tracks, South African "Blondie" and Galactic/Living Colour's vocalist Corey Glover on a bunch more cuts, the Rock is rough and the Funk is there too.

2. Benjamin Booker / Benjamin Booker /ATO: Based in New Orleans and on tour with Jack White, B.B.'s debut release is a hard Rocker with his raspy delivery and a Boggie, Bluesy sense of Soul.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of July 28, 2014

1. Various Artists / Beck - Song Reader / Capitol: An experimental release from Beck with a history dating back to 2004; a sheet music collection of 20 tunes interpreted by the likes of Jack White, Norah Jones, Tweedy, Jack Black and more. Quite interesting and quite full.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of July 21, 2014

1. Ephemerals / Nothin Is Easy / Jalapeno: A very cool seven piece Soul Sensation out of  London featuring Wolf and a retro sound with 10 songs, each one rich with hot vocals, lush instrumentation and a beat to dance to!

New Releases For The Week of July 21, 2014

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1. Slow Club / Complete Surrender / Wichita:  Charles Watson & Rebecca Taylor, the duo from Sheffield, England play many instruments, write grand tunes and have made an irresistible CD.

2. Mannish Boys / Wrapped Up And Ready / Delta Groove: The "Boys" and the band are joined by Candye Kane (doing an Ike Turner tune!), Monster Mike Welch, Kim Wilson, Bob Corritore and many more for Blues at it's Very Best.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of July 14, 2014

1. Slowclub / Complete Surrender / Wichita:  Charles Watson & Rebecca Taylor, a duo from Sheffield,  play many instruments, write wonderful  songs and have made a great CD.

2. Mannish Boys / Wrapped Up And Ready / Delta Groove: Blues at it's Very Best with the full, well respected "Boys" band and a little help from Kim Wilson, Candye Kane (doing an Ike Turner tune!), Bob Corritore, Kid Ramos, Monster Mike Welch & a whole bunch more...

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of July 7, 2014.

1. Levon Helm Band / Midnight Ramble Sessions Vol 3 / Vanguard: The legacy continues with this collection of tracks (2005-2010 sessions held on most Saturdays at the "Barn" in Woodstock, NY) featuring Levon & Amy Helm, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint, Chris Robinson & a whole band full of heavy musicians!

2. Gold Magnolias / Gold Magnolias / Tortilla Gold: These guys are the Real Thing; Soulful, Rockin &Totally Irresistible!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of June 30, 2014

1. Old Crow Medicine Show / Remedy / ATO:  The Nashville based group has a ton of fun behind their Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Old Time, Alt Country sound, and you will too!

New Releases For The Week Of June 30, 2014

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1. California Honeydrops / Like You Mean It / TubTone: A New Orleans party sound from an Oakland, California band with a blend of Soul, Rock & Blues.

2. Royal Southern Brotherhood / Heartsoulblood / Ruf:  Greg Allman's  son; Devon + Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers + Blues/Rock Guitarist Mike Zito along wtih drummer Yonrico Scott & Bassist Charlie Wooten make up the Blues/Rock/Funk Supergroup.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out all The New Music For The Week of June 16, 2014

1. David Gray / Mutineers / iht: Grammy nominee, 10th studio album, favorite of Bonnie Raitt, the Vocalist, Pianist, Guitarist, Harpist, Harmonica Player, Photographer & Writer comes through again.

2.Jack White / Lazaretto / Columbia: Wild, Wonderful, Witty, Weird, Wicked and & totally Jack White.

3. Ginger Baker / Why? / Motema: Why Not?

New Releases  For The Week of June 16, 2014

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1. Keb Mo / Blues Americana / Kind Of Blue: He writes, he produces, he sings & plays and he stretches the Blues with a sweet sound and powerful lyrics.

2. Quantic / Magnetica / TruThoughts: An amazing label with artists like Will "Quantic" Holland doing it all; A very cool sound blend of  Soul, World, Reggae, Electronica...

Take A look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of June 2, 2014

1. Various Artists / Studio Rio Presents The Brazil Connection / Legacy: If you love Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Johnny Nash, Billy Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, Aretha Franklin... Try it on!

Take A look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All the New Music For The Week Of May 26, 2014

1. Mingo Fishtrap / On Time / Blue Corn: A Big Group with a Big Sound, Soulful, Funky, Pertinent Lyrics and very Danceable and Hot!

2. Imelda May / Tribal Sampler / Verve: Only 2 whopping  tracks to tease you with - Cannot wait for her new full CD!

3. Taylor Scott / Lonelier With you / Taylor Scott:  He is a rocking Blues guitarist, song writer and a very talented young, cool guy. (Often plays with Otis Taylor Band...)

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of May 19, 2014

1. Black Keys / Turn Blue / Nonesuch: Great! As you might expect!

2. Meshell Ndegeocello / Comet, Come To Me / Naive: Gorgeous as ever!

3. Matisyahu: Listen and learn!

4. Mr Scruff: Interesting & all over the place!

5. Roy Orbison / Mystery Girl Expanded / Legacy: Read the Liner Notes & play the CD!

New Releases For The Week of May 19, 2014

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1.Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Goin' Home / Concord: Recorded in 11 days in his hometown of Shreveport, LA, the 12 trax feature the young Blues/Rock legend along with pals; Joe Walsh, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, Ringo Starr, Rebirth Brass Band, Kim Wilson & Pastor Brady Blade, Sr!

Take A look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of May 5, 2014

1. Incognito / Amplified Soul / Shanachie: Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the multi piece band covers a lot of territory and is filled with very hot vocals and instrumentation; danceable, sultry & irresistible...

2. Asher Roth / RetroHash / IN Grooves: A fresh blend of Hip Hop, Rock, Soul & Groove with collaboration with ZZ Ward & Vic Mensa.

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of April 28, 2014

1. John Mayall / A Special Life / Forty Below: The "Godfather Of British Blues" is back and joined by CJ Chenier and the whole CD is Great!

2. Sonny Knight & The Lakers / I'm Still Here / Secret Stash: 50 years after he recorded his first 45 (remember 45s!?) at the age of 17, we have a rich Soul/Funk CD from a truly remarkable musician.

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1. Christos DC / Long Road / Honest Music: You can hear the Sly & Robbie  influence along with his time with Black Uhuru & The Itals, not to mention a Jazzy undertone akin to  his co-writing with Thievery Corporation. Christopher Vrenios will carry you right back  to that original sound coming out of Kingston, Jamaica years ago.

Take A look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of April 14, 2014

1. Chuck E Weiss  /Red Beans & Weiss / Anti:  Remember "Chuck E's In Love"? Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Waits, Johnny Depp & LA have fallen in love with him and you will too...

2. Ziggy Marley / Fly Rasta / Tuff Gong: Traditional Reggae is his legacy and he stretches into the musical universe here.

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Tweed Funk / First Name Lucky /Tweed Funk: The Milwaukee band is becoming a favorite of folks that love "Horn Driven, Sweat Soaked Soul Blues..."

New Releases For Week of April 7, 2014

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1. Thievery Corporation/ Saudade / ESL: The Brazilian born genre of Bossa Nova is at the heart of the latest from TC with a title that is interpreted as " The Presence of Absence" - The multi talented musicians & the  5 female vocalists enrich each track with an irresistible lushness!

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Mar 24, 2014

1. The Holmes Brothers / Brotherhood / Alligator:  Blues, Rock & even a cover of  "Amazing Grace" as only these hard chargers can do it!

2. Turkuaz / Future 86 / Hoplite: The 9 piece ensemble from Brooklyn can Funk  it up with the best and with a passion for R&B, World, Pop, Dance & Motown thrown in, they make a party!

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