We just started playing this Canadian band on mvy. They have a sound comparable to Local Natives or Fleet Foxes…
On the Hot Seat Monday, I focused on song lyrics that I’ve been loving lately. You can hear the show again tonight (Sunday) at 10pm on mvyradio.
Here’s what I played:
Dr. Dog “Long Way Down”
Feist “My Moon My Man”
Bob Dylan “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine”
Dawes “Most People”
Paul Simon “I Am A Rock” [acoustic]
Vampire Weekend “Horchata”
St. Vincent “Digital Witness”
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Made Up Mind”
Ben Folds Five “Do It Anyway”
Paul Simon “Train in the Distance” [demo version]
Laura Marling “Where Can I Go”
The Belle Brigade “Losers”
Alabama Shakes “Hang Loose”
Rilo Kiley “More Adventurous”
Last night I explored the music of Mark Ronson and Dan Auerbach on mvyradio’s Hot Seat. I wasn’t quite sure how the hour-long show would turn out but I had the inspiration the night before and I thought I’d give it a shot. These are two of my favorite contemporary music producers – Ronson won Producer Of the Year at the 2008 Grammys and Auerbach took away that same award at this year’s ceremony.
I was actually quite pleased with how the two producers complimented each other. I played a set of music produced by Ronson and then a set produced by Auerbach and so on. All told, the hour of music was pretty stellar (*See list below). You can hear a replay of the show Sunday night at 10pm on mvyradio.
This is one of Ronson’s tracks that I really love, a cover of the Radiohead song “Just” with Alex Greenwald of the band Phantom Planet singing the vocals:
*mvyradio Hot Seat – 11.18.13
“New” Paul McCartney
“Rehab” Amy Winehouse
“Just” (Radiohead cover) Mark Ronson feat. Phantom Planet
“Valerie” Amy Winehouse/Mark Ronson
“Lonely Boy” The Black Keys
“Revolution” Dr. John
“Never Go Back” Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
“Lasan” Michael Kiwanuka
“Alligator” Paul McCartney
“Cold Shoulder” Adele
“You Know I’m No Good” Amy Winehouse
“God Put A Smile Upon Your Face” (Coldplay cover) Mark Ronson feat. Daptone Horns
“You Can’t Be Told” Valerie June
“Loneliest Soul” Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
“Simple Twist of Fate” [Bob Dylan]
Wow. Just wow. This cover gives me goosebumps before she even starts singing. Sarah Jarosz is a very young phenom in the bluegrass world. At age 18 she released her debut album and was nominated for a Grammy award. This year she released her third album, Build Me Up From Bones, as she graduated from the New England Conservatory of music in Boston. At 22 years old, with her flawless voice and mastery of multiple instruments, I think it’s an understatement to say her career looks promising!
Build Me Up From Bones is where you’ll find this incredibly beautiful Bob Dylan cover and tonight you can hear the album from start to finish on mvyradio’s Album Of the Week (9PM).
“The Lady Is Risen”
I’m back from a really stellar two week vacation. I took a break from work, a break from this blog and a break from seeking out music…even in Nashville. I did definitely experience some wonderful live music, but my trip was mostly about visiting with dear friends and I will say, my heart feels very full!
Now back to the radio station and this blog and MUSIC on a daily basis…
One of the first songs I heard while getting settled back at mvyradio tonight was this single from English singer/songwriter Johnny Flynn. I really dig the sound, it reminds me a little of Beirut or Fionn Regan. Flynn’s new album Country Mile came out in September.
Tonight at 9PM on mvyradio, I’ll feature a set from The Milk Carton Kids as our mvy LIVE. Listen in to hear their performance from Newport Folk 2013 where they completely won me over with their incredible music and hilarious on stage banter.
I’ve been checking out all the live videos I can find from these two since I saw them this summer. Check out their dynamite performance on Conan:
Tonight on mvyradio, I’ll feature Laura Marling’s album Once I Was An Eagle in its entirety. I have to say, I’ve not heard such a beautiful album in a very very long time. Sitting and listening to this record while reading the lyrics, I went through so many emotions and came close to tears many times. It’s an incredibly powerful piece of art, and I hope you can join me to listen at 9PM – mvyradio.com
We are beyond excited to welcome Laura Marling to the Vineyard for a Friends Of mvyradio benefit performance – Sunday, September 1st at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center. Get your tickets here – FriendsOfmvyradio.org