KVNF New Releases

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...

Mark Knopfler / Down The Road Wherever / Blue Note-BritishGrove: That guitar and that voice, the lyrics and the jazzy interludes...

The Teskey Brothers / Half Mile Harvest / Teskey Brothers

The debut album from the four piece is a marvel of self production (recorded live to tape and mixed down on an analogue board) and with the influence of Soul, Blues, Rock and more; they make their sound all their own...on every track...And.."We're all such big fans of Community Radio..." They are what we are all about...

Bernhoft & The Fashion Bruises / Humanoid / Big Picnic: Jarle Bernhoft is the Norwegian Singer, MultiInstrumentalist, Composer, Lyricist and Musician Extraordinaire - With a full band and an R&B groove, his fourth full length release will captivate and charm...For sure...

Sister Sparrow / Gold / Thirty Tigers

The lead singer of the acclaimed "Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds;"  Arleigh Kincheloe, takes her Soul/Pop sound to new heights with her songwriting and remarkable vocals...

Kandace Springs / Indigo / Blue Note: With her second release, the Nashville born vocalist blurs the lines of Jazz/Soul/Funk/Old & New/ and may remind you at moments of Norah Jones or Sade, but she maintains her unique sound with interpretive skill...And Prince liked her...!

The Band Of Heathens / A Message From The People - Revisited / BOH: From their hometown studio in Austin, Texas, The BOH bravely and creatively have "revisited" the Ray Charles anthems that speak loudly  ("Hey, Mister," "Heaven Help Us All," "America the Beautiful...") then and now! 10 tracks that should have you dancing, thinking and touched profoundly...

Ray Davies / Our Country - Americana act II - Legacy: One of the "English Invaders" offers up 19 tracks, a few spoken word profundities and a whole lot of Rockin Country  music...

Marcus Miller / Laid Black / Blue Note:  Jazz fans and all others alike should enjoy the Funky, Hip, Jazzy, Happening sound that Marcus Miller, Selah Sue (doing a cool version of Que Sera Sera), Trombone Shorty, Jonathan Butler & Take 6... serenade you with on the 9 tracks with that incredible bass, plus horns and keyboards, drums and more...

Angelique Kidjo / Remain in Light / KravenWorks: Powerful Vocals from a World Music Legend, Resillient Lyrics from 40 years ago and the Talking Heads Legendary album, Drumming from the AfroBeat Legend Tony Allen, Excellent production and you have another Legendary Release...

The Suffers / Everything Here / Shanachie: "The Electrifying 8 Piece Wonder Band Bring Gulf Coast Soul to the World..." They bring Profound Songwriting. Family, Heart and True Soul too...

David Starr / South and West / David Starr: Songs written and produced by Coloradan David Starr in Nashville and Cedaredge showcase his artistry, talent and musicianship  described as: "...Classic, acoustic, songwriter/troubador stuff that harkens back to the best of the James Taylor/Joni Mitchell era..."

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