KVNF New Releases

Shannon McNally / The Waylon Sessions / Compass: Good old Waylon Jennings Country tunes fondly interpreted by Shannon McNally with a few guests...Buddy Miller, Lukas Nelson, Jesse Colter,  Rodney Crowell...It sounds good and it feels good...

Carsie Blanton / Love & Rage / So Ferocious: We should all love everything about this release... From the photography... To the track "Be Good" and all lyrics... To  the artist's integrity, ingenuity and insight...Enjoy...

AJ Fullerton / The Forgiver And The Runaway / VizzTone: The Multi Talented and Multi Award Winning Native Coloradan incorporates a fantastic medley of Blues, Roots and Rock with his stunning vocals, guitar riffs and songwriting...With a power packed  Hammond B-3, bass and harmonica added,  the sound on the new release could not be finer...

Fruit Bats / The Pet Parade / Merge: With an impressive two decades long musical career, the 8th album from the musical collective features 11 tracks, many which were initially written before the pandemic and recorded across the country in home studios and bedrooms with a result that is provocative and contemplative and completely comforting in a time of discord...

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians / Hunter & The Dog Star / Shuffle: With a thirty year history and a new album recorded in Austin, this band and their fearless leader travel the galaxy with Orion & Sirius as inspiration on  a magical, humorous and  hopeful journey...

Quiet Takes / San Fidel / StGA: Wondrous in it's mystery, lush in it's synth mastery, a voice to soothe the madness, and lyrics you will come back to again and again...5 perfect tracks...Wish there were more...

Adrian Younge / The American Negro / Jazz Is Dead: An uncomfortable cover, a difficult conversation, a month of Black History and Music...Adrian Younge with his inimitable talent and style confronts the listener with 26 tracks of spoken word and fine  music...Provocative and important...

Curtis Salgado / Damage Control / Alligator: With an impressive Blues history and a touching Back Story, the vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter believes..."You can dance to it, but the words have to carry the weight..." With his latest release he will have you dancing and thinking and giving thanks...

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / I Told You So / Colemine: With an organ, guitar and drums the Seattle based Groove Group offer up a healthy portion of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Acid Rock, and more... And by the way...Anything put out on the Colemine Record label is a GoldMine of Greatness...

Nick Waterhouse / Promenade Blue / Innovative Leisure: The Soulful LA Singer/Songwriter/ Record Producer manages to create and recreate his stylistic presence with each release and "Promenade Blue" keeps it real with that voice and  lyrics that captivate...

Kurt Deemer Band / World Upside Down / Reel Reactor: With a lyric like "Only Love Can Save Us Now," the Baltimore Band's "World Upside Down" may be exactly what we need right now...

Blue Heart Records

Veronica Lewis / You Ain't Unlucky / Blue Heart

Now 17 years old, the Award-Winning (already!) Vocalist and Keyboardist will astound with her Blues/Boogie Woogie/NewOrleans sound...With Marcia Ball, Dr John & Pinetop Perkins among her idols, this young old soul will rock your world..

Sturgill Simpson / Cuttin' Grass Vol 1-The Butcher Shoppe Sessions / High Top Mountain: The Kentucky native returns to his birthright as a Bluegrass Picker offering up new renditions of earlier tunes from earlier albums...Joined by Sierra Hull, Tim O'Brien and others,  the sound is pure, the lyrics profound and the sentiment genuine...

Joni Mitchell / Archives Vol 1-The Early Years 1963-1967 / Rhino: Young or old, Folkie or NonFolkie, the  5 CD compilation of unreleased home, live & radio recordings along with a resourceful booklet and conversation with Cameron Crowe deserves a long, sonorous listen and a great deal of respect ...The longevity of her art and this first tribute (6 hours of music) is a wondrous thing...

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks / Crossover / Hopestreet: Australia and her indigenous roots are on full display with powerful lyrics of Protest and Joy, Matriarchy and Hope, and the Funky, Jazzy Instrumental band behind a rich voice of passion and depth make for an important statement from across our troubled planet...

Shemekia Copeland / Uncivil War / Alligator: A CD dedicated  to Dr John, John Prine and Shemekia's mom, "Uncivil War"  tells it all and with additional  lyrics like "Apple Pie And A .45," "She Don't Wear Pink," and  "Walk Until I Ride" along with Will Kimbrough, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Webb Wilder, Jason Isbell and Christone "Kingfish" Ingram joining in, you will want to listen... and listen again...

Joan Osborne / Trouble and Strife / Womanly Hips: With 10 fresh new  tracks from her 10th studio album, written and produced by the musical wonder on her own label;  Joan Osborne  covers a lot of territory with a rainbow of musical genres, topical issues and "a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment..."

Busty and the Bass / Eddie / Arts & Crafts: With Vocalists, Lead Guitar, Bass, Piano, Drums and Horns, and a few impressive Guests, this ensemble from Montreal brandishes a remarkable blend of Funk, Jazz,  Hip Hop and Very Cool Licks...

Washed Out / Purple Noon / SubPop: Ernest Weatherly Greene, Jr., Singer, Songwriter, Producer & MutliInstrumentalist of Georgia has written, recorded and produced his fourth album and it is a tasty, lush, sensual, Dance Pop mix that should help you chill during the wild ride our planet is on...

Washed Out / Purple Noon / SubPop: Ernest Weatherly Greene, Jr., Singer, Songwriter, Producer and MultiInstrumentalist of Georgia has written, recorded and produced his fourth album and it is a tasty,  lush, sensual, Dance Pop Mix that should help you chill during the wild ride our planet is on...

Bruce Hornsby / Non-Secure Connection / Thirty Tigers: 10 new songs from the Singer/ Songwriter/ Composer/Bandleader including collaborations with James Mercer of the Shins, Jamilla Woods, Vernon Reid of Living Color, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver AND the late Leon Russell (from a demo of 25 years ago!) - A great crowd of diverse musicians and a great musical experience...

Christian McBride Big Band / For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver / Mack Avenue: Get ready for a little education in excellent Jazz and amazing talent; old and new, with the legendary Christian McBride on Bass, Joey DeFrancesco on Organ & Mark Whitfield on Guitar plus drummer Quincy Phillips..Honoring their own legendary heroes and musical  innovators; Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery and Oliver Nelson...Relax and be thankful...

Captain Planet / No Visa / Bastard Jazz: Charlie Wilder (AKA Captain Planet); master DJ/Producer offers up his trademark "Gumbo Funk" on his latest Intergalactic/International/HipHop/House/Important Messaging/ Gotta Dance/Listen To It Again and Again release...

Charley Crockett / Welcome To Hard Times / Thirty Tigers: He has the history, he can Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk, and Man Oh Man can he sing a Country tune and bring that endearing nostalgia partnered with a refreshing soulful twang...

Maceo Parker / Soul Food - Cooking With Maceo / Funk Garage: Recorded in New Orleans (Maceo's first solo album in 8 years) there is a fine, resonant and upbeat Jazzy/Funky/Soul vibe to  classics from Prince, Dr John, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Meters, Allen Toussaint,  and a few originals - The legendary Saxophonist and his band (including Ivan Neville, DJ Soul Sister, Tishi, LaShaun...) should  make you real happy...  

Sam Doores / Sam Doores / New West: The solo album from Sam Doores (Singer with "The Deslondes" and member of "Hurray For The RiffRaff") was produced in Berlin, New Orleans and Nashville and his versaitility and talent reflect that worldly, wild trip...

Gerald McClendon / Can't Nobody Stop Me Now / Delta Roots: "The Soulkeeper" from Chicago is the classic R&B/Soul Singer  that is right on and with a hot band to accompany the voice, the tune and that groove ......(Skinny Williams on sax is pretty great too...)

Chicano Batman / Invisible People / ATO: The 4 piece band from LA was formed in 2008 and every album released has been jam packed with Soul and Funk and Rock and every one  has been a winner - This one will not disappoint...

Casey Van Beek and The Tulsa Groove / Heaven Forever / Little Village Foundation: The Tulsa Sound through and through with a little bit of Country, a hint of Soul, you'll hear the Blues, get cool with a Jazzy feeling and a vibe that will have you thinking of that sultry JJ Cale sound...These guys have been around, played with everyone, are a whole lot of fun and extremely Grooveeey...

Caleb Caudle / Better Hurry Up / Soundly Music: A little Country, a little Soul, a little Rock, a Great Voice, a Powerful Delivery, a whole bunch of Great Lyrics, and a whole lot of Great Musicians joining in on the Positive Approach...

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