Let It Go, the new album from Grammy-nominated bluegrass-rock expansionists The Infamous Stringdusters, will be released April 1 on the band’s own High Country Recordings. The new album is a milestone for the group - Andy Hall (Dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) and Travis Book (upright bass) - that showcases their eight-year evolution from IBMA Award-winning bluegrass torchbearers to multi-dimensional string explorers, mixing tight song craft and a flare for improvisation.
This week's feature CD is the latest from Lake Street Dive, "Bad Self Portraits." The four-piece group describes their music as a blend of jazz and soul, but it's rock & roll vibe comes out front and center on this album, which is getting rave reviews. Since it's fund drive week, listen for your chance to pledge, help us complete our funding puzzle and pick up a copy. We'll play the CD in its entirety at noon on Friday, March 7.
After a 3+ year hiatus, The Badly Bent, winners of the coveted Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, is reuniting. We invite you to hear them live on KSUT, this Wednesday, February 26 at 2:06 PM following BBC News, as they warm up for their first reunion show at the Henry Strater Theatre Friday night.
This week's feature CD is a great new live album, "Timeless," by John Hammond. Here, he digs deep into acoustic blues by covering legends like Little Walter, Elmore James and Howlin' Wolf, plus originals and re-toolings of songs by the likes of Tom Waits and Chuck Berry. Tune-in this Friday, February 21 at noon to hear the whole CD. Correctly answer host Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30 and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!
Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Sweetheart 2014, a collection of handpicked covers from a group of modern musical dreamers who artfully grapple, in one way or another, with that most vexing of subject to ever befall mankind, L.O.V.E. Sweetheart 2014 (Hear Music/Concord Music Group) is available on CD at Starbucks and all digital outlets.
Mollie O'Brien and her husband Rich Moore have just released their album 'Love Runner'. On Love Runner, they again enlisted their talented friends, Glenn Taylor (pedal steel), John Magnie (piano and accordion), Eric Moon (piano and organ) and Marc Dalio (drums). When one song called out for a musical saw, they were lucky enough to discover the wondrous Lesley Kernochan. Irish fiddler Jessie Burns put her lyrical stamp on a few folk songs. And, happily for O’Brien and Moore, their daughters Brigid and Lucy were able to make the date for the background vocal session.
This week's feature CD is "Hard Working Americans," the debut album by the all-star band of the same name. Featuring singer-songwriter Todd Snider, Widespread Panic bassist David Schools, Great American Taxi keyboard player Chad Staehly, Ryan Adams & the Cardinals guitarist Neal Casal and drummer Duane Trucks, the group tells stories about the everyman - and everywoman. Catch Jim Belcher's trivia question at about 12:30 p.m. and you could win lunch at Zia Taqueria!
Bruce Springsteen's new album 'High Hopes' has just been released on Columbia Records. The new album finds Springsteen in a number of different musical settings, and includes the members of the E Street Band as well as guitarist Tom Morello and many additional players. The album was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City and marks Springsteen's 18th studio album.
The High Hopes album packaging includes Springsteen's own liner notes that detail the album's evolution.