for the week of May 26,2015:
Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town
Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at it’s core. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music – terms like alt-country, roots-rock, countrynoir, and Americana get used a lot – it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. Sundown Over Ghost Town’s twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell’s life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.
Allen Stone : Radius
Allen Stone’s world has expanded dramatically since he issued his self-titled album in 2011. The then-unsigned artist begun appearing on shows like Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live, USA Today hailed him as a “pitch-perfect powerhouse” and The New York Times’ Jon Pareles likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and Bill Withers.
Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs of Karen Dalton
Karen Dalton (1937-1993) recorded two studio albums during her lifetime, neither of which contained any songs she wrote. By the good graces of legendary guitarist Peter Walker, who oversees Karen’s estate, we are gifted with these lost lyrics, now given voice by other great women of song. Featured artists include Sharon Van Etten, Patty Griffin, Lucinda Williams, Marissa Nadler, Isobel Campbell and others.
Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots: Boomtown
The first release under the pact from Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots, entitled Boom Town, is scheduled to be released in late May. The CD was recorded in Edgewater, Florida and produced by Stephen Dees, who wrote much of the material on the album and is also the WildRoots bassist. Dees is a highly respected session player whose credits include playing with Hall and Oates, Pat Travers, and Todd Rundgren. Said Victor, “We’ve always prided ourselves on excellent songwriting, musicianship and production, but on “Boom Town” we’ve also captured the energy and edge of our live shows. Although the concept of sin and salvation has been done before, this is our own personal statement, a story of Southern life, faith, redemption, and the challenges that we all face. The unique and edgy sound fits the purpose and storytelling to a T and lifts the whole record up to another level.
And reissued on CD and Vinyl, Ryan Adams best since The Summer of 69: Heartbreaker:
New Release Hour with Brian & Doug
Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm
Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm
TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!
WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.
“I can get better. I haven’t reached my ceiling yet on how well I can shoot the basketball..”
See you on the Avenue!