Live Ben Taylor is waiting for you on Daytrotter…this site is a massive source for live music from all sorts of artists. Well worth a membership. Taylor’s new album Listening will come out in August…
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I just returned from a quick weekend on the left coast. Before I left, I read about some new changes to Daytrotter. They’ve added live streaming (and HD video!) of their in-studios, gotten rid of ads, upped the sessions to THREE per day, and doubled the quality of their streams and downloads. With all this, they’re asking for support from users…a membership is now just $2 per month. With so much great live music every day, I’m definitely signing on to this, and I’ll continue to pass word along about great sessions. They’ve got a free 7 day trial too, so enjoy the tunes while you can if you don’t want to sign up. Today I was impressed by the polished sound of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue:
If you’ve heard any of Brett Dennen’s recordings, I’m sure you got a sense of how FUN his music is right away…but seeing him live is a real treat. There’s something very FREE about him up on stage. I’m usually someone who’s really turned off by vocals that aren’t spot on (off key stuff bothers me), but with Dennen, it’s almost like he’s just dancing around and through the tune with his voice. Add that to his sweet demeanor and he’s got the audience in the palm of his hand. See him live when you can (maybe in Fall River on November 23rd!), but until then, check out his live Daytrotter session that was posted today.
Something about Alexi Murdoch’s music just screams FALL to me. So I was thrilled to see his live session posted on Daytrotter today. It’s bare. It’s subtle but beautiful. It’s a bit chilly in mood but not too depressing. There’s something very wise about his music. As Sean Moeller says in his article, “Murdoch writes and sings like a man with generations and generations of people whispering to him…”
I first discovered this band when they played Newport Folk this past summer…and I’m thrilled to see a live session with them on Daytrotter. It sounds flippin’ fantastic. Lots of members in this band create a really full and gorgeous sound, but I think ultimately I’ve fallen in love with singer Kyle Morton’s voice.
I remember way back when I first started to become involved in the music side of my college radio station, we threw a free concert, and Madi Diaz was one of the acts. I remember how ‘over the moon’ all of the guys at the station were about her…so it’s funny to read Sean Moeller’s impression of her in this Daytrotter article. Her sound is great. It reminds me a bit of Feist but the band has a more straightforward rock vibe.
It’s really refreshing to encounter music that isn’t quite like anything you’ve ever heard before. With the way people talk about going outside of the box to bring something new to the table, “Sound Outside” is certainly a fitting name for this group. At first listen you think you know what to expect from them but then you’re surprised. And from this great Daytrotter write-up, it seems the same goes for front-woman Sallie Ford herself…who apparently appears unassuming, and is revealed to be a “sly and seductive little minx”. Just take a listen to her voice and lyrics in these live tracks to get an idea of what Daytrotter’s Sean Moeller is writing about.
There’s just something about Dawes…there’s this natural essence of rock to their music. It’s not forced, and it’s not heavy. There certainly are elements of other genres mixed in there as well, but these guys have this pureness to their tunes. It’s difficult for me to explain, but maybe you’ll hear what I mean in this live Daytrotter session. It includes tracks from their new album, Nothing Is Wrong.