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

Sugar's Picks for 9/10/2012

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

Two daring artists with distinctive sounds stretch the boundaries with brassy horns and a broad spectrum of genres & tracks.

Wax Tailor / Dusty Rainbow From the Dark / Le Plan

With a story line from a child's imagination, narration & symphonic orchestrations, the French producer gets Funky, Soulful, a lot more  & totally mesmerizing.

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station / Raise Up / Razor & Tie

High energy music from the legendary Funk bassist that will definitely raise you up, accompanied by Prince (!) on a few tracks and a stellar cut with Raphael Saadiq.


Black Prarie: Members of The Decemberists, Bearfoot & Jackstraw do it well.

Kathy Mattea: Tim & Mollie O'Brien join in.

Time Jumpers: Vince Gill & pals do their Country Western Swing best.

Rickie Lee Jones: Produced by Ben Harper; dark and slow.