KVNF New Music

Ural Thomas & The Pain / The Right Time / Tender Loving Empire: Whoa! 11 Tracks with Vocals that will chill you, heat you up, and have you looking for that dance partner, plus hot, hot, hot Baritone Sax, Bass, Guitars, Vibraphone, Trumpet, Piano, Organ - Listen to the voice and try to believe he is almost 80 years old! Gotta love it!

Paul Simon / In The Blue Light / Sony Legacy

Ever one to stretch and explore, Paul Simon revisits 10 of his favorite (and not necessarily the most popular) tunes with clever alterations to the lyrics, arrangements and harmonies. Joined by the likes of Wynton Marsalis, John Patittucci, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Frisell, Jack DeJohnette and others, his latest musical adventure will take you on a perfect ride...

New Reveille / the Keep / Loud & Proud Records: They sound pretty great...

For Peace Band / Aways Love / Rootfire Cooperative: Reggae from Guam may appear an odd genre but the sophomore release from this 4 piece band is Soulful and Socially Conscious and well worth a listen...

The California Honeydrops / Call it Home Vol 1 & 2 / TubTone: R&B, Blues, Soul, Funk, New Orleans Jazz, Feel Good Music all around with this Bay Area Based Collective! They will have you struttin' and smilin' all the way down the road - Oh, and it is a double CD! Oh, and one of their fans, Bonnie Raitt is featured on the title track...

The War and Treaty / Healing Tide / Thirty Tigers: The debut release from husband and wife  Michael & Tanya Trotter, produced by Buddy Miller and filled with Soul, Sweat and Shouting are a testament to their talent, passion and purpose...

Duane Betts / Sketches Of American Music / Duane Betts: Collaborating with Steve Cropper and Stoll Vaughan, recorded In Nashville and LA, the 6 track CD features tunes written by Betts and Vaughan and should have you wanting to get to more of his live shows with Devon Allman and with his father Dickey Betts...

Shannon Shaw / Shannon In Nashville / Easy Eye Sound: From Shannon & The Clams (She has not abandoned her homeboys!)   to a debut solo album produced by Dan Auerbach (and he plays guitar on the CD), the Sassy and Brassy girl  with the impressive eyeliner and PowerHouse Pipes is a new favorite...

Roger Daltry / As Long As I Have You / Republic: With his 10th solo album after multiple hits with the Who, Daltrey is joined again by Pete Townshend on guitar with a perfect blend of original material and covers of soulful hits from Stevie Wonder, Nick Cave, Stephen Stills and others...

Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 - Island: Wow! A perfect marriage of  Rock and Reggae with powerful and unmistakable lyrics, recorded in Jamaica and NY with lots of guests (Robbie Shakespeare, Morgan Heritage, Branford Marsalis,...) plus a whole second disc with a pretty cool interview that you do not want to overlook, and 5 more legendary Sting tunes performed live in Kingston, Jamaica...Wow!

Alice Merton / No Roots / Mom+Pop-Paper Planes Records: A young voice within an old soul, a woman of the world  (Berlin, London, NY, Connecticut, Canada, a singer/songwriter to keep an eye on...

Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads / Talking Dreads /BFD: Like Reggae? Like Talking Heads? Try out the new one from TomTom Club vet Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads as they take on the Talking Heads catalog...Great tunes and their Reggae spirited interpretation make for a great ride...

Walter Wolfman Washington / My Future Is My Past / Anti: With Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville & Jon Cleary playing with the 74 year old New Orleans legend, the result may be Mellower and Jazzier than anticipated but truly Soulful and Beautiful with production by Ben Ellman of Galactic...

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco / You're Driving Me Crazy / Legacy: The vocals from Van are familiar and his songwriting continues to  captivate, and Joey's Hammond organ joined by his band members with Guitar, Drums and Tenor Saxophone make the 15 tunes a treasure trove of Jazzy, Bluesy, haunting melody and message.

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / Close But No Cigar / Colemine Records: The Seattle trio (Delvon Lamarr on Organ, Jimmy James on Guitar and David McGraw on drums) plays a sweet blend of RetroSoul/Jazz Funk/R&B/Rock and the ten tracks will make you love the organ all over again...

Roots of Creation / Grateful Dub / Bomb Shelter: With the 6 member Roots of Creation and featured guest performances by Stephen Marley, Melvin Seals, G. Love, Asher and Haley Jane;  the 13  selected Dead covers are "Reggaefied"  and a fitting, danceable, fabulous tribute...

Anderson East / Encore / Elektra: Blue Eyed Southern Soul at it's Very Best from the 29 year old Alabama/Nashville star who gathers "...inspiration from the Dashing Song Interpretation of Joe Cocker and the Grandness of Van Morrison's Caledonia Soul Orchestra..." He will rock your world...

Hollie Cook / Vessel of Love / Merge: The British "Tropical Pop" singer has created a unique blend of Reggae and "Lovers Rock" and with her West London background, (Father was drummer for Sex Pistols & Mother was backup singer for Culture Club,) the production is undeniably lush and sensual...

Calexico / The Thread That Keeps Us / Anti: Undeniably provocative and indicative of the tumult of the times we are living in, Joey Burns and John Convertino and bandmates have created a lush and comforting collection of tunes that succeed in soothing while stimulating our senses and our minds...

Mavis Staples / If All I Was Was Black / Anti: The legendary 78 year old Blues/Gospel/Soul/Rock Singing Phenom has collaborated with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and the message is: LISTEN - Listen to the words, listen to the voice, listen to the wisdom, listen to the message...

Keyon Harrold / The Mugician / Legacy: The Jazz Trumpeter from Ferguson, Missouri, based in NY, covers a wide sweep of music; Jazz, HipHop, R&B with a fine dose of Social Commentary thrown in along  with an impressive guest list that includes Robert Glasper, Gary Clark, Jr and Reggae's Josh David Barrett...

Son Little / New Magic / Anti: Aaron Livingston aka Son Little of Philadelphia is an extraordinary Soul/R&B/Blues  Singer that is a treasure that everyone should be listening to and dancing to...

Mitch Woods / Friends Along The Way / eOne: For the Blues Lover! For the Great Music Lover! SuperGuest Line Up with the legendary PianoMan/Vocalist: Taj Mahal, Van Morrison, Ruthie Foster, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Neal, Cyril Neville, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, John Hammond, Joe Louis Walker!!!

Various Artists / An American Troubador - The Songs of Steve Forbert / Blue Rose: 21 tunes by the Singer Songwriter performed and interpreted by the likes of John Popper, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Jackie Greene, Robert Earl Keen, John Oates & Bekka Bramlett and more..

Odesza / A Moment Apart / Counter: A sonic and synthetic 16 track adventure with a few stellar vocal tracks from Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, Naomi Wild & RyX...Pretty dreamy...

Chris Pierce / You've Got To Feel It / Calabama: Recording at Muscle Shoals with the Swampers, Muscle Shoals Horns & the Shoal Sisters (plus Grateful Dead vocalist Donna Jean Godchaux), this Under The Radar Star (20 Year career playing with BB King, Toots & Maytalls, Al Green, Aaron Neville...) covers the likes of Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Cliff, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder... and he will carry you away with an irreplaceable Vintage R&B/Soul sound...

New Kingston / A Kingston Story: Come From Far / Easy Star: 3 brothers living in NY, with a strong Jamaican and Musical heritage, lend a new twist to the progressive Reggae world with skilled songwriting and obvious roots...

Washed Out / Mister Mellow / Stones Throw: Ernest Greene (Washed Out) has created an integral CD that is accompanied by a full length animated visual video - The audio is strong on it's own with a lush Multi Genre sound focused on Electronica/Dance/Jazz vibes - A worthy listen...

Rag 'N' Bone Man / Human / Columbia: Finally! Rory Charles Graham, aka Rag 'N' Bone Man has arrived with  his  hit song and 12 track CD "Human" - The English Singer Songwriter and winner of the British Breakthrough Artist and the 2017 British Choice Award covers a lot of territory with an awesome voice and soul beyond his 32 years...

Joe Bonamassa / Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening - J&R Adventures: Double CD - 15 Tunes - Outstanding lineup - A Gracious Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter in a worthy setting...

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