CD of the Week

Each week KRCB recommends an album we have some to love and hope you do as well.

John Prine "the Tree of Forgiveness" CD of the Week

Apr 13, 2018

John Prine is an American treasure.  His new release "The Tree of Forgiveness" is the first collection of original material in 13 years, and it is certainly worth the wait. The cover is a close up of the artists' face, with the years worn in full detail, the warmth still shining through.  Produced at RCA Studio A in Nashville by Dave Cobb, Prine has written ten beautiful tunes, love songs and tongue in cheek ditties, a theme of mortality running throughout.

Ben & Charlie "No Mercy in This Land" - CD of the Week

Apr 6, 2018

Ben Harper and our friend and neighbor Charlie Musselwhite have teamed up again for another stellar collection of blues "No Mercy in This Land".  Their last collaboration, 2013's "Get Up!" won a Grammy for best contemporary blues album.  Charlie and Ben continue to mine the deep legacy of American music.

They share a mutual respect for each other, as well as for the music that has led them to the present.

Kacey Musgraves "Golden Hour" - CD of the Week

Mar 30, 2018

That ain't country-until it is. Kacey Musgraves achingly beautiful new release "Golden Hour" is my favorite album of 2018, so far. It is a gorgeous collection of genre-bursting songs about womanhood, from looking at life as a newlywed to being a daughter, missing her mother. Sure there are banjos (Slow Burn), but also a modern take on disco (High Horse), with lyrics as heartfelt as anything you'll find anywhere. Treat yourself and buy this.

You can also hear it on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

Courtney Marie Andrews -Kindness -CD of the week

Mar 23, 2018

"May Your Kindness Remain" is the new release from our friend Courtney Marie Andrews.  Written on the road throughout 2017, the songs weren't necessarily inspired by the road, but by the people she met along the way. "I needed to create something different", Courtney says, "and push myself in a different direction. I knew I wanted to make a more modern, unique sounding record."

Jimi's "Both Sides of the Sky" CD of the week

Mar 16, 2018

"Both Sides of the Sky" is the third volume of a trilogy of albums (Valleys of Neptune-2010, and People, Hell & Angels-2013), and features 10 unreleased recordings done between 1968 and 1970.  Featuring the first session with what became Band of Gypsies, and appearances by Johnny Winter and Stephen Stills, the collection takes you back to Jimi's prolific studio output. 

Hear it on KRCB FM91

CD of the week- Night Sweating

Mar 9, 2018

Although they have put out four albums, "Tearing At The Seams" is the sophomore outing for the Colorado based band Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats. The first self-titled release put the funky horn-driven band on the map. Number two was a collection of alternative takes and B sides. The third was a live album recorded at the famous Red Rocks concert venue in their home state.  "Tearing at the Seams" is a confident, rhythmic pile of tunes produced by Richard Swift and features some vocal work from Holly & Jess of Lucius.  Hear it on KRCB FM91

Joan Baez "Whistle Down The Wind" CD of the Week

Mar 2, 2018

Joan Baez recorded her first album in 1960. For almost sixty years her powerful voice and unwavering commitment to human rights have made her a force of nature. "Whistle Down the Wind" , produced by Grammy winner Joe Henry, continues the great tradition of Joan pairing with some of her favorite songwriters.  Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Josh Ritter and Mary Chapin Carpenter penned tunes for the release.  The song "The President Sang Amazing Grace", written by Zoe Mulford, is alone worth the price of the CD. Joan has announced her 2018 concert tour will be her last.

"Love Is An Army" by Janiva Magness -CD of the Week

Feb 23, 2018

"Love Is An Army" is the fourteenth album by blues belter Janiva Magness. The dozen songs in the collection break through genres from down home Memphis rhythm & blues to Nashville twang.  Featuring guest appearances from Charlie Musselwhite, Delbert McClinton, Poco's Rusty Young and Della Mae's Courtney Hartman, the CD is a "brilliantly crafted bridge between the past and the present, blending the echoes of classic soul and country music with timeless themes of love and protest."

Hear it on KRCB FM91

I'm With Her "See You Around" CD of the Week

Feb 16, 2018

The debut release of the folk supergroup I'm With Her is our pick for this week.  "See You Around" was co-produced by Ethan Johns and the three very talented members -Aoife O'Donovan, Sara Watkins & Sarah Jarosz. Each of these women have strong careers of their own, and when they combine their talents the masterful playing and heavenly harmonies are something you need to hear in order to believe.

CD of the Week--"One Drop of Truth" the Wood Bros.

Feb 2, 2018

Chris and Oliver Wood, along with bandmate Jano Rix have delivered an excellent new collection of songs with "One Drop of Truth" From the slow jam of "River Takes the Town" through the Faulkner-like look at  Southern living in "Can't Look Away", the trio have once again put together a masterful bunch of tunes.

Steep Canyon Rangers "Out in the Open" CD of the Week

Jan 23, 2018

This weeks featured release is the new one from the Steep Canyon Rangers, "Out in the Open". Accomplished pickers chosen by Steve Martin to back his musical endeavors, the band sans Steve is a bluegrass force all on its own.

CD of the Week: Van Morrison - Versatile

Dec 8, 2017

Van Morrison is on a roll....his second release of new recordings in the last few months. Versatile follows the earlier Roll With the Punches.  Where "Punches" was slanted toward R&B, Versatile features classic tunes from the Gershwins (A Foggy Day), and Cole Porter (I Get a Kick Out of You), as well as several originals. The release also features Van not only on vocals, but alto sax too!

November 30, 2017 

Neil Young & Promise of the Real "The Visitor" is Neil's third release in the last year.  Young once again uses Lukas Nelson's band Promise of the Real to back him up on ten songs bemoaning our current political waters. Never one to mince words, the songs include "Already Great" , "When Bad Got Good", and "Stand Tall"

CD of the Week: Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black

Nov 16, 2017

History.  Mavis Staples has lived it. Recalling her early years touring with her family as the Staple Singers, she experienced the Jim Crow South, the danger and prejudice, and although the band carried the torch during the Civil Rights movement, she says "We are still in it."

Ten new songs, written and produced once again by Jeff Tweedy (WIlco) with three co-written by Mavis, "If All I Was Was Black" is a powerful funky testament to an American treasure.

September 29, 2017: 

The Lone Star-bred collective, The Texas Gentlemen, takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band are the most obvious examples.

September 15, 2017

Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone  

 August 18, 2017 - 
 

Not Dark Yet was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written 'Is It Too Much' to close out the ten-song set.

August 11, 2017
 

David Rawlings: Poor David's Almanack on CD (on LP in a few weeks)  
 

August 4, 2017  

Randy Newman: Dark Matter on CD  

July 21, 2017

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Barefoot in the Head  
 

July 14, 2017  
 

July 7, 2017  

 

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