Iris DeMent has returned with her first album of original music in 16 years, Sing The Delta, on her own Flariella label. The album brings the delta to life through timeless songs, DeMent's richly evocative voice and support from a cast of first-call musicians including Al Perkins, Reese Wynans, and album co-producers Bo Ramsey and Richard Bennett.
Van Morrison has returned to Blue Note Records with his new studio album ‘Born To Sing: No Plan B’ just released on October 2. Morrison previously released the Grammy-nominated ‘What’s Wrong With This Picture?’ on Blue Note in 2003.
John Hiatt builds on the worldwide success of his last album Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns, with his new album Mystic Pinball. Working again with producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley, Hiatt delivers a record that features his timeless songwriting.
Listen to the whole 'Mystic Pinball' CD on KSUT, Friday, September 28 at 12 noon.
Tempest is Bob Dylan's highly-anticipated 35th studio album and coincides with the 50th anniversary of his 1962 eponymous debut album. Produced by Jack Frost and recorded with the members of Dylan's touring band and Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, Tempest has received worldwide critical acclaim.
In its five-star review, Rolling Stone calls Tempest, ''musically varied and full of curveballs....Dylan now stands virtually alone among his 1960s peers.''
In a span of less than two decades, Shemekia Copeland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in the blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared "Queen of the Blues" at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe.
Easily one of the hardest working bands in show biz, today’s Little Feat is a six-member powerhouse that ably carries on the group’s tradition of deftly blending Rock, R&B and blues to create a jammin’ blend of Americana that has earned accolades from critics, fellow musicians and fans alike for over four decades. Their new album, Rooster Rag features 10 brand new original songs including four co-writes with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter plus two blues classics, one from Mississippi John Hurt and one from Willie Dixon.
The Well Pennies are an indie folk/pop duo consisting of husband and wife team, Bryan & Sarah Vanderpool. With a sound that blends '60s folk, '70s pop and a little Americana, The Well Pennies strive for a vibe that is new and old at the same time; taking influence from Feist, Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Nickel Creek.
Tune-in for their in-studio on KSUT Thursday (8/30) at 2:30. They're performing at the Four Corners Folk Festival Friday afternoon at 3:30.
The 17th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival takes place on Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs this weekend, featuring performances by: The Wood Brothers, Sara Watkins, Darrell Scott, Railroad Earth, Loudon Wainwright III, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and many more. The full lineup, tickets, and festival information are online @folkwest.com. Be sure to stop by the KSUT booth.
KSUT will be featuring a second CD this Friday at 12:35 PM, in celebration of the 17th Annual Four Corners Folk Festival, this one from a little known, but wonderful duo called The Milk Carton Kids. Their debut CD "Prologue" was released last summer, and they perform at the festival Saturday afternoon at 1:45.
Singer-songwriter and producer Joe Henry wrote this foreward to Prologue:
The second installment of The Wood Brothers’ live set, ‘Live, Volume 2: Nail and Tooth’, will be released this week on Southern Ground Records. KSUT will feature it on Friday at noon, as a little preview of what to expect from their performance later that day (7 PM) at the Four Corners Folk Festival.