CD of the Week

CD of the Week
8:09 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Keb' Mo's BluesAmericana. Download the song "The Worst is Yet to Come"

Keb' Mo's new album, BluesAmericana

Keb' Mo' - hailed by NPR as the "modern ambassador for the blues" - embarks on a new chapter in his career with the release of his first new album in three years, BLUESAmericana (Kind of Blue Music). Recorded in Nashville and produced by Keb' Mo' and Casey Wasner, BLUESAmericana features some of the three-time Grammy winner's most poignant and joyful songs. 

The thorny, comic "The Worst is Yet To Come" is about hope, despite the hilarious laundry list of pitfalls its protagonist endures as he searches for a silver lining. 

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CD of the Week
8:34 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Common Ground by Dave and Phil Alvin. Download a free track!

  The brothers Dave and Phil Alvin, formerly of the punk group The Blasters, have a new album out, their first in 30 years. It's called Common Ground and it's fantastic. 

Download the track All by Myself.

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CD of the Week
10:06 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Download the Brigitte DeMeyer song "Say You Will Be Mine"

Brigitte DeMeyer

Brigitte DeMeyer has built a solid foundation with her first five albums and has shown herself to have a wonderfully natural feel for soul-steeped, blues-infused roots music. The daughter of Belgian and German immigrants, she was born in the Midwest, and at a young age moved to Southern California with her family where she started latching onto rootsy sounds, from Etta James, Mavis Staples and Sly Stone, to her discovery of The Allman Brothers, Steve Earle and, of course, Patti Griffin.

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CD of the Week
9:08 am
Mon May 5, 2014

David Francey, So Say We All

David Francey's album So Say We All

We're very excited to have singer-songwriter David Francey visiting the KRCB studios this week.  He'll be joining Robin Pressman at 1 pm on Friday, May 9, on 91 FM and then later that night for a house concert in Santa Rosa. (Find out more about the house concert.)

About David Francey

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CD of the Week
3:18 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

The Shook Twins, What We Do

The Shook Twins

The Portland-based Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band featuring identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis. Central elements of the Shook Twins’ sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG.

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CD of the Week
10:14 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

Wild Cub, "Youth"

Wild Cub

Singer and composer Keegan DeWitt left Brooklyn for Nashville to dive deeper into music, and the collaborators he found there—Jeremy Bullock (guitar/synths), Dabney Morris (drums), Harry West (bass), and Eric Wilson (keys)—are now his band. As Wild Cub, they've released their debut, Youth, and the synth-pop sound of songs like "Thunder Clatter" is earning a lot of buzz. 

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CD of the Week
6:47 am
Mon March 24, 2014

The T Sisters' Kindred Lines

The T Sisters' Kindred Lines

The T Sisters are an authentic family band based out of Oakland, California. The group’s subtle throwback aesthetic calls to mind classic trios past, from the Andrews Sisters and 1960's girl-groups to the sirens from the Coen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Anchored by diverse influences spanning folk, country, gospel, Americana and early-90's R&B, each sister brings a unique vocal and lyrical style to a repertoire that is at once modern and timeless.

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Don't Miss This Download!
10:04 am
Tue February 4, 2014

The Austin 100 Download Mix from South by Southwest Music Festival

Becky Black's band The Pack A.D. is featured as part of NPR Music's downloadable 100-song SXSW preview.

Every year, more than 2,000 acts swarm to SXSW — and every year, NPR Music painstakingly handpicks 100 of the music festival's best discoveries for a downloadable six-hour sampler called "The Austin 100," and it's virtually guaranteed to contain something you'll love that you didn't know existed.

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CD of the Week
11:00 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Lake Street Dive, Bad Self Portraits

Lake Street Dive

  Here's what NPR Music's Kim Ruehl has to say about Lake Street Dive, the musicians behind our CD of the Week:

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CD of the Week
11:34 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Misner & Smith's Seven Hour Storm. Download the Free Track, "Lovers Like Us"

Misner & Smith's Seven Hour Storm

Bay Area favorites Sam Misner and Megan Smith released a beautiful CD in 2013 titled Seven Hour Storm, a collection of stirring songwriting and heavenly harmonies. 

DOWNLOAD THE FREE TRACK, "LOVERS LIKE US."

Misner & Smith were in the KRCB studio last week, chatting with KRCB music program director and morning host Brian Griffith.

LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW.

    

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