Here are the songs played on Thursday, October 15
Just Jinjer " What He Means" Album title Can I Have More. This California band, originally from South Africa is the best selling rock band in South Africa history.Â Music has always been a strong instrument of political commentary and Just Jinger follows in the footsteps of artists like Bob Dylan,Â Ben Harper and Michael Franti with music that moves and has a message. " It doesn't matter what book you read" is a refrain in this awesome song with a very moving video.
Chuck Prophet " Let Freedom Ring", album title Let Freedom Ring, available October 27. CHuck wanted to make a " political album for non-political people" and went to Mexico City to record in aÂ 1957 state-of-the-art sudioÂ .Â Find a documentary video about the making of this song on my blog, and here is Chuck singing this song live.
Black Crowes " Good Morning Captain" another song from the latest album Before the Frost
Here are the songs played on Tuesday, October 13
Tinsley Ellis " Sunlight of Love" album title Speak no Evil. Billboard Magazine said Tinsley Ellis released consistently great blues albums, and this one is no exception!
Clarence Bucaro " Let Me Let Go of You" album title New Orleans. Cleveland native ClarenceÂ as madeÂ New Orleans his home, as seen by the album title and the NOLA sound. Here he is performing this song live:
Old Crow Medicine Show " Motel in Memphis" album title Tennessee Pusher.Â See this great new-grass band at the Barrymore Theater Nov 8!
Here are the songs played on Monday, October 12
Rickie Lee Jones f/ Ben Harper " Old Enough" album title Balm in Galead, available now
Nuke the Soup " Ocean" album title Make Waves, Not war, available now
Mika"Blame it on the Girls" album title The Boy Who Knew Too Much, available now
Here are the songs played on Tuesday, October 6
Rey FrescoÂ " Precious Time" album title The People, available later this month. Rey Fresco is a multi-cultural group from California with a unique sound. How many rock bands do you know that utilize a full sized 36 stringÂ harp?Â Enjoy this live performance.
Los Lonely Boys " Roadhouse Blues" album title 1969, available Oct 13. Fans of LLB will need this 5 song EP in their collection. They cover songs originally recorded in 1969, hence the title.
Covered artists include Santana, Free, The Beatles, Tony Joe White and this Doors song.
SteezÂ "Â Hot N' Sweaty", album title Creepfunk Crusade, available now. This Madison band is backÂ from touring the Easd Coast to rock your soul again. Check them out!
Here are the songs played on Monday, October 5
Rickie Lee Jones" Subterranean Homesick Blues" AND
Bruce Hornsby " Darlin' Be Home Soon" both songs from a new project called " The Village: A Celebration of the Music of Greenwich Village", available Nov 3
Lyle Lovett " Natural Forces" album title Natural Forces, available Oct 20. It is always fun to get a new album from this hard to categorize artist.Â I can't wait to hear the rest.
I couldn't find any new videos from this new album, so enjoy an old favorite.
Here are the songs played on Tuesday, September 29:
Chris Smither: "Don't Call me Stranger" album title isÂ Time Stands Still, available now
Son Volt: " No Turning Back" album title isÂ American Cedntral Dust, available now
White Denim: " I Start to Run" album title isÂ Fits, available October 20. This is a power trio from Austin Texas, who won the 2008Â Best New Band award at the Austin Music Awards. The video is very cool...
Here are the songs played on Monday, Sept 28:
It was sensitive singer-songwriter night on the 9:00 news!
Joshua James: " Coal War" album title isÂ Build MeThis, available now.
Matthew Perryman Jones: " Save You" album title is Â Swallow the Sea, available now.
Â Grant-Lee Phillips: " Little Moon", album title isÂ Little Moon, available Oct 13.
Learn more about this artist here!
Here are the songs played on Thursday, September 24:
Parachute: " Under Control" album title isÂ Losing Sleep, available now.
Edwarde Sharp and the Magnetic Zero's: " Home" album title is Â Up From Below, available now. If you are an Andrew Bird fan, I think you will like this song.
Don Ray Band: " Boom Chika Wah Wah" album title isÂ On Top of the Heap, available now
Here are the songs played on Wednesday, September 23:
The Swell Season: " Low Rising" album title isÂ Strick Joy, available October 27.Â This is another project from the folks who brought you "Falling Slowly", Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
Everclear: " At the End of the Day" album title isÂ In a Different Light, available October 6.
Avett Brothers:"I and Love and You" album title isÂ I and Love and You, available Sept 29. Here they are performing this song.
Here are the songs played on Thursday, Sept 22, and we'll let the artists speak / sing for themselves!
One Eskimo: " Kandi" album title isÂ One EskimoMarcy Playground: "Devil Woman" album title is Leaving Wonderland in a Fit of RageBrian Setzer: "Trouble Train" album title isÂ Songs from Lonely Avenue, available Oct 13
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