COVER: JD McPherson

“I Wish You Would”

What a fun rendition of this old blues tune by Billy Boy Arnold! I’ve been loving it in the mix at mvyradio lately. A lot of contemporary musicians go for the throwback sound but JD McPherson really NAILS IT.

JD McPherson

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SONG: Shakey Graves

“Dearly Departed”

Alejandro Rose-Garcia is an Austin, Texas based musician who calls himself Shakey Graves. We were impressed with him at Newport Folk this past summer and now we’re loving this single from his latest album And The War Came:

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SONG: Counting Crows

“Earthquake Driver”

I never in a million years thought I’d be such a fan of the Counting Crows, but this new album sounds so good! We just started playing this track…

Counting Crows

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NEW: The Decemberists

“Make You Better”

We’ll have to wait until early next year to hear the entire new album from The Decemberists, but this single sounds great…

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SONG: The Barr Brothers

“Even the Darkness Has Arms”

Andrew and Brad Barr of The Slip joined with Sarah Page and Andres Vial to form The Barr Brothers and they’ve just released Sleeping Operator. This is the single from the album and it was one of the first songs I played this morning, very early, before the sun came up. I sat in the dark studio listening to this track, almost in tears. It’s just so beautiful!

The Barr Brothers

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SONG: Paul Thorn

“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”

This song simply makes me feel good!

Paul Thorn

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SONG: Marcia Ball

“The Tattoed Lady and the Alligator Man”

Ok, this tune is slightly out of my wheelhouse. My boss was quite surprised to hear that I loved it…but how can I resist?! The silly story combined with the killer old timey piano is so much FUN! I’ve always thought Marcia Ball kicked some serious ass. Try to keep still while listening to this one… not easy!

Marcia Ball

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