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.

Taylor Scott Band / All We Have / Taylor Scott Music: The Denver-Based Guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and his band  have toured the US, Canada &  Europe with their own transcendent brand of Rock/Funk/Soul/R&B & Blues... Sharing the stage with the likes of Otis Taylor, Warren Haynes & Los Lobos will give you an idea of the respect they command  and the sound they will rock you with...

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...

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra / The Capitol Studios Sessions / Decca

Good old fun with great Jazz  musicians, a little Imelda May thrown in along with Sarah Silverman! Pretty live and lively...

Alborosie / Alborosie Meets The Wailers / GreenSleeves: The Sicilian born Reggae Singer, DJ, Producer, MultiInstrumentalist & Writer joins forces with a few of the Wailers backing band (plus Chronixx) and produced in his studio in Kingston, the result is a heap of OldSchool and Fresh Reggae Sounds...

Jungle / For Ever / XL Recording

The London based band  has beautifully and organically evolved into a 7 (or 8?) piece "collective energy" group with spectacular live shows and an individualized take on Soul, Jazz,  Electronica, Rock complete with handclapping, a tough bass line, falsetto vocals, primo percussion and an overall Great Vibe...

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

Eric Bibb / Global Griot / Stony Plain: The legendary troubador (son of Folk legend Leon Bibb and nephew of John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet), traveled to 7 countries, recorded in 12 studios with 10 producers and 12 engineers and made a masterful  2 disc, 24 track treasure - Crossing genres along the way, the lyrics and musical talents are current and pertinent and powerful, worldly and close to home... Important music... 

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...

Turkuaz / Life In The City / Electric Habitat: Nine Wonderful Musicians, Great Funk, R&B, Pop, Gospel, Rock, Afro Pop, Horns, Bass, Guitar, Harmonies...A Ton of Fun...

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...

Tom Petty / An American Treasure / Reprise

26 Tracks from a 2018 Compilation Boxed Set from the beloved artist, including rare and unreleased tracks plus more obscure songs showcasing Petty solos, along with the Heartbreakers & Mudcrutch... A bittersweet collection...

Jose James / Lean On Me / Blue Note: The Modern Jazz/HipHop/Soulful Vocalist has chosen to cover the legendary Bill Withers and 12 of his legendary tunes...Inspiring and reminisecent...

Ural Thomas & The Pain / The Right Time / Tender Loving Empire: Whoa! 11 Tracks with Vocals that will chill you, heat you up, and have you looking for that dance partner, plus hot, hot, hot Baritone Sax, Bass, Guitars, Vibraphone, Trumpet, Piano, Organ - Listen to the voice and try to believe he is almost 80 years old! Gotta love it!

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...!

Paul Simon / In The Blue Light / Sony Legacy

Ever one to stretch and explore, Paul Simon revisits 10 of his favorite (and not necessarily the most popular) tunes with clever alterations to the lyrics, arrangements and harmonies. Joined by the likes of Wynton Marsalis, John Patittucci, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Frisell, Jack DeJohnette and others, his latest musical adventure will take you on a perfect ride...

New Reveille / the Keep / Loud & Proud Records: They sound pretty great...

Mike Farris / Silver & Stone / Compass: From The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, to backing Stevie Ray Vaughan in Double Trouble and a lot of experience along the way, including the 2015 Grammy for Best Roots/Gospel Recording, Tennessee born and bred Mike Farris has always been the most Soulful of singers and this release is a testament to his resilience and musicianship - AND Joe Bonamassa helps Mike  take everyone to church on "Movin Me..."

The California Honeydrops / Call it Home Vol 1 & 2 / TubTone: R&B, Blues, Soul, Funk, New Orleans Jazz, Feel Good Music all around with this Bay Area Based Collective! They will have you struttin' and smilin' all the way down the road - Oh, and it is a double CD! Oh, and one of their fans, Bonnie Raitt is featured on the title track...

The War and Treaty / Healing Tide / Thirty Tigers: The debut release from husband and wife  Michael & Tanya Trotter, produced by Buddy Miller and filled with Soul, Sweat and Shouting are a testament to their talent, passion and purpose...

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...

Duane Betts / Sketches Of American Music / Duane Betts: Collaborating with Steve Cropper and Stoll Vaughan, recorded In Nashville and LA, the 6 track CD features tunes written by Betts and Vaughan and should have you wanting to get to more of his live shows with Devon Allman and with his father Dickey Betts...

Shannon Shaw / Shannon In Nashville / Easy Eye Sound: From Shannon & The Clams (She has not abandoned her homeboys!)   to a debut solo album produced by Dan Auerbach (and he plays guitar on the CD), the Sassy and Brassy girl  with the impressive eyeliner and PowerHouse Pipes is a new favorite...

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...

Angelique Kidjo / Remain in Light / KravenWorks: Powerful Vocals from a World Music Legend, Resilient 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...

Roger Daltry / As Long As I Have You / Republic: With his 10th solo album after multiple hits with the Who, Daltrey is joined again by Pete Townshend on guitar with a perfect blend of original material and covers of soulful hits from Stevie Wonder, Nick Cave, Stephen Stills and others...

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...

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