KVNF New Releases

Monophonics / It's Only Us / Colemine: Nothing like a little Soul to lift the spirit and the Bay Area band will carry you away  with their  purrrfect Vocals and dynamic  Lyrics, Drums, Bass, Vibraphone, Horns, Organ,  Piano, Strings, Pedal Steel and a great vibe...

Jah9 / Note To Self / VP Records: The contemporary Jamaican songstress's signature "Jazz on Dub" with Reggae, Soul and Afrobeat Funk at the core,  should have you up and dancing and finding a bit of inspiration...

Asgeir / Bury The Moon / One Little Indian: Asgeir Trausti, the 27 year old Vocalist from Reykjavik, Iceland brings his haunting voice and musical talents to a CD filled with equally haunting lyrics from across the planet to unite and soothe...

Sergio Mendes / In The Key Of Joy / Concord: The BossaNova Legend/Producer/Composer/Keyboardist & Vocalist manages to keep moving forward while collaborating with Common, Sugar Joans, Shelea, Cali & El Dandee and more for 12 tracks of Latin Jazz/Rap/HipHop Riffing...

Robert Cray Band / That's What I Heard / Nozzle: His voice is maybe a bit reminiscent of Sam Cooke and his guitar is as sweet as ever on this new release and with a powerhouse band and a handful or original compositions along with Curtis Mayfield's "You'll Want Me Back," the whole thing is a treasure...

Khruangbin & Leon Bridges / Texas Sun / Dead Oceans: The Good News: The collaboration is magical, soulful and musically magnificent...The Bad News: only 4 tracks...You will be begging for more...But give thanks for "Texas Sun..."

Music From And Inspired by Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool - A Film by Stanley Nelson / Columbia - A valuable listen for Jazz lovers and with the Various Commentaries (Herbie Hancock, Jimmie Heath, Carlos Santana, Gil Evans, Wayne Shorter and on and on...) an education and a delight!

William Prince / Reliever / Glassnote: It's all about the love and a voice that will tell you all about it... Glassnote does it again, helping me discover a huge talent...

G Love / The Juice / Philadelphonic: Gotta love G Love, "The Juice," Keb Mo, Marcus King, Roosevelt Collier, Robert Randolph, Ron Artis, and the upbeat and fun, but truly profound lyrics that will have you thinking, dancing, and listening again and again...

Girl Ray / Girl / Moshi Moshi: The 3 Girl Band from North London  offers up  their second release and with their love of Pop and R&B, they have created a unique sound beyond their years powered by synths, a sultry voice and maturing lyrics...

Karate Boogaloo / KB's Mixtape No. 2 / Hope Street: The Melbourne, Australia group and their "Unconventionl Funk" actually bend the genre limits with an Electronica leaning for Songs of the 80s that you may or may not recognize...But they are each and every one quite wonderful...

Kraz / Telescope / Feel Music: Eric Krasno (Of "SoulLive" & "Lettuce" fame, performing at The Blue Note, playing with the Grateful Dead, writing with 50 Cent and a whole lot more...) became "Kraz" for this 10 track Concept Album release, based on his many years living in a Brooklyn apartment, and with guest performances by Emily King and Son Little, every track is a winner and a wonder...

Rachel & Vilray / Rachel & Vilray / Nonesuch: For fans of Lake Street Dive, this release by the band's Singer/Songwriter Rachel Price and the Composer/Singer/Guitarist Vilray should bring a smile as the 12 tracks (10 originals by Vilray) showcase their love for the Traditional Vocal Jazz sound of the 30s and 40s - And Jon Batiste guests on piano on one track!

Beth Hart / War In My Mind / Provogue: The woman with a pure Soul and a feel for the Real, Beth Hart is finally becoming known as  the SuperStar that she has always been, all the while baring and exposing and sharing that soul with her own words and brand of down and dirty Blues Rock...

Moon Boots / Bimini Road / Anjunadeep: Brooklyn Born and Chicago Based DJ Moon Boots fills the House with a Soulful/R&B/Disco/Club Groove sound that is infectious and lush - Nic Hanson, Niia, KONA,  Black Gatsby and a few others join the party...

Miles Davis / Rubberband / Rhino: Great back story regarding the lost tapes for "Rubberband" by Miles Davis  finally released by the original producers and Miles' nephew with guest appearances by Lalah Hathaway, Ledisi & Randy Hall  - Miles plays trumpet and keyboards and that voice appears periodically and will give you pause...Read the liner notes and give thanks...

Allman Betts Band / Down To The River / BMG: The next generation of the legendary family and sound manage to honor the past and keep the present perfect - Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley, Jr and their accompanying band (Chuck Leavell on piano on "Good Ol' Days") offer 9 tracks that will make you happy, sad, nostalgic and thoughtful...

Brothers Landreth / 87 / Birthday Cake-The Orchard: Take Bonnie Raitt's word for it: "I haven't liked a band as much as The Bros. Landreth in a long time. To hear this funky, southern style rock played with such soul and originality will knock you out."

The Teskey Brothers / Run Home Slow / Glassnote: The Melbourne, Australia brothers Josh (Vocals & Rhythm Guitar) and Sam (Lead Guitar) and their accompanying band members are definitely making a very Soulful, Bluesy move with their Retro R&B sound, reminiscent of past legendary voices, but with their very own original take...

Robert Randolph & The Family Band / Brighter Days / Provogue: Robert and his  Family can Rock, Play the Blues and with Gospel at their roots, they can get right down to it with powerful lyrics and that foot stomping feeling of salvation and hope for "Brighter Days..."

Charlie Wooton / Blue Basso / Wild Heart 

Louisiana born and raised, grounded in a Classical and Jazz background, the  master Bassist has been around and on this tribute to the legendary  Jaco Pastorious he is joined by Anders Osborne, Sonny Landreth, Damon Fowler and the vocalist Arsene Delay transforming 10 tracks into a Funk/Blues/R&B/Fusion  extravaganza...

Tuxedo / Tuxedo III / Funk On Sight: Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One collaborate with a great bunch of guests (MF DOOM, Parisalexa, Gabriel Garzon-Montana, Benny Sings...) and there is no way to sit through any one of the 11 tracks - A dance party with an Upbeat Funky message...

Various Artists / Putumayo Presents "World Peace" / Putumayo: There is a whole lot of great music out there but there is little doubt that we all need a little more "World Peace" and after listening to Keb' Mo' doing "Love Train" and "Wake Up Everybody"  the world should feel a little better...India.Arie, Jackson Browne, Playing for Change, Nina Simone  and a few other voices will hopefully have you recalling the undeniable  brotherandsisterhood that music creates...

Haelos / Any Random Kindness / Infectious Music: The London based Electronic Quartet has garnered multiple genre bending labels, including Trip Hop, Dance, Pop, but after listening you may come up with your own tag...The lush, hypnotic vocals may have you pushing the replay button to catch exactly what the lyrics are telling you with their sonic cool...

Southern Avenue / Keep On / Concord: The 5-piece Blues/Soul/Gospel group from Memphis (They take their name from the Memphis Street home to Stax Records) dishes up a strong brew of Soulful Sound through 12 tracks that will have you asking for more...

Reese Wynans and Friends / Sweet Release / J&R Adventures: You may not be familiar with the Nashville Based, Rock N Roll Hall of Famer, but think Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble and you may recognize the keyboardist who has played with everyone (He was there at the beginning of the Allman Brothers Band) and now honors his favorite Blues Legends with guests Keb Mo, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Doyle Bramhall II, Mike Farris, Joe Bonamassa (he produced it!), Warren Haynes, Vince Gill, Bonnie Bramlett and a few more...

Tedeschi Trucks Band / Signs / Fantasy: 11 new original songs from the 12 piece band that covers a lot of territory with their Blues/Rock/Soulful tunes featuring lyrics of profound and important sentiment...

John Mayall / Nobody Told Me / Forty Below: The British Blues Singer/Guitarist/Organist/Songwriter has played with everyone; everyone has played with him and on his latest release he is joined by Joe Bonamassa, Todd Rundgren, Steven VanZandt, Carolyn Wonderland and more - At 85 he continues to Rock the Blues...

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt / The Fun In The Fight / Bridge Road: The ultra talented sister and brother from upstate New York have been performing most of their lives and with the 11 tracks from their latest release that  talent is magnified with their Rockin, Bluesy, Soulful Sound.

Whitehorse / The Northern South Vol 2 / Six Shooter: The Canadian "folk"  duo Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland pay homage to their Blues roots with 6 tracks (Wish there were more!) from the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Slim Harpo and Jimmy Reed and make the tunes all their own - Every track will have you coming back for more...

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