New Music

Music Director Candy Pennetta  tells us about the new music to hit KVNF every week, and gives us her top pick for the week.

Bahamas / Earthtones / Brushfire: Toronto based Afie Jurvanen gets a little funky and a little provocative with 11 excellent original tracks ("Bad Boys Need Love Too," "Opening Act," "Any Place...") Drums, Bass & Guitar and vocals that will sweep you away...

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...

Jim James / Tribute To 2 / ATO: My Morning Jacket's frontman covers  an array of classic tunes (By the likes of Dylan, Willie Nelson, Sonny & Cher, Irving Berlin...) that span genre and generation with the idea that "If people really listened ...outside of the genre they normally listen to - that alone could start to unite people..." A pretty good idea... 

Van Morrison / Versatile / Sony Legacy: Standards from the Modern Jazz Library plus 6 personal compositions comprise  this CD of 16 tracks from the Legend who has managed to cover many, many Musical Genres in his 72 years...

Sweet Pea Atkinson / Get What You Deserve / Blue Note: The Legendary Soul Singer; formerly of Was (NotWas) is back with 10 tunes (7 Produced by Keb Mo and 3 produced by Don Was) loaded with Funk, Soul, Blues, R&B - Check Out "You Can Have Watergate; a track attributed to James Brown with Mindi Abair helping out...)

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...

Bootsy Collins / World Wide Funk / Mascot: William Earl "Bootsy" Collins is back...With a legacy that includes James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic, his guests on this CD and his always humorous yet profound vocals, he continues to carry the banner for Funk/Soul/Rock/R&B/HipHop and...

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / Live At Red Rocks / Stax: The full length Concert Recording is Live, Loud and Raucous and with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band joining them for "S.O.B." and "Having A Party" and the second line parade finale, you will feel like you are almost there (or recalling "Pickin In The Park...")

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!!!

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...

Jackie Greene / The Modern Lives Vol 1 / Blue Rose: 6 Tracks, 25+minutes of outstanding Songwriting, Jackie plays every instrument, Sings his heart out, and he Engineered & Produced it all in a Brooklyn Basement! Listen and listen again... and again...

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...

Gregg Allman / Southern Blood / Rounder: Listen... Read the liner notes and weep... Listen a little more...Give Thanks for the music and the man...

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real / Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real / Fantasy: The advance single rocked our world and now the full CD is here and the complete 12 tracks will have you dancing across the room with a smile and with high hopes that Lukas and that amazing band will return to Western Colorado very, very soon... (Editor's note: They'll be appearing Thursday, Aug.

The Isley Brothers - Santana /Power Of Peace / Legacy: A remarkable Collaboration with 13 tracks covering multiple genres with the Soulful voice of Ronald Isley along with Cindy Blackman Santana (Drums) and others,   Sizzling guitar licks from a master, and a selection of tunes from Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday, Curtis Myfield, Marvin Gaye...

Frameworks / Kings / Loci: If you are feeling the need to chill, you will find this release the ticket - A serene Electronic landscape littered with strings, bass, sultry vocals and a sense of peace created by Matthew James Brewer, aka Frameworks, offers an organic calm that is lush and truly ambient...

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...

Bob Marley & The Wailers / Exodus - The Movement Continues / Tuff Gong-Island: Bob Marley's son, Ziggy, in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the release of "Exodus"  in 1977, has mixed the original album from scratch again; including alternate vocal takes, instrument parts not used, alternate takes of songs, etc. It was a mind blower 40 years ago and it will take your breath away today...

Cigarettes After Sex / Cigarettes After Sex / Partisan: Frontman Greg Gonzalez can indeed Write, Sing and Play Guitar, and when he adds the Bass, Keyboards & Drums, he creates the lushest, most sensual of romantic sounds that will leave you mellow and loving everything and everybody...

Tuxedo / Tuxedo II / Stones Throw: Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One present their second release as "Tuxedo" and the R&B, Funk, Soul, DooWop, 80s Club Grooves keep comin...

Goldfrapp / Silver Eye / Mute: "A Deep, Dark & Electronic Musical Palette" as you have come to  expect from the group and with an "eclectic collection of new collaborators"  the Dance Floor Beat, Synth and Sensuality abound...

Garland Jeffreys / 14 Steps to Harlem / Luna Park: The veteran New York singer brings his unique brand of vocal and lyrical soul with his subliminal political implications to the world and is joined by his daughter and his friend Lou Reed's widow, Laurie Anderson to make it even more powerful...

Gary Clark, Jr / Live/North America 2016 / WB: The Texas BluesMan offers new and unreleased live recordings from his 2016 performances and with Leon Bridges joining him on "Shake" the CD Rocks... 

Gary Clark, Jr / Live / North America 2016 / WB: The Texas BluesMan offers up new and unreleased live recordings from 2016 performances and he Rocks the Blues  - Leon Bridges joins him on "Shake" for an added bonus... 

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