Woody Guthrie songs performed live by Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, John Mellencamp, Del McCoury, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Judy Collins and more. CD+DVD companion to June 2013 PBS American Masters special.
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Nic Harcourt (KCSN – Los Angeles) hosts weekly new music specialty show. Unique playlists built by Nic’s latest favorites, submissions from unsigned artists, and picks made by affiliate stations.
What is Connections Made By Guitar Center? This free, weekly one-hour program is a collaboration between 88.5 KCSN Los Angeles and Guitar Center, is a weekly one-hour radio program featuring fresh, new music from across the globe and musical spectrum. Signed or unsigned, the show offers an eclectic mix of progressive and innovative artists.
Who is Nic Harcourt? Widely regarded as one of the most influential DJ’s in America and one of music’s most respected tastemakers, Nic Harcourt served as KCRW music director and host of “Morning Becomes Eclectic” for 10 years. Nic currently also hosts the daily morning show on 88.5 KCSN Los Angeles.
Brand new one hour special features the Preservation Hall Jazz Band behind the scenes of their first-ever album of all new original material – That’s It – co-produced by Jim James from My Morning Jacket.
Broadcast window opens July 2013. Great for July 4th or anytime this summer, before That’s It is released on 7/9. Also good for Labor Day weekend around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans. Produced by Joyride Media. Will include music from the new album, interviews with the band, Jim James and others. More details will be posted soon.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band continue 50th anniversary celebration with That’s It – new album produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket)
In stores July 9 with One-Hour Radio Special. Their first-ever album of all original material includes “Dear Lord” streaming at rollingstone.com. Check out this behind the scenes video featuring live clips and interviews with Jim James and the band. Radio special will be great for July 4th weekend or anytime this summer. Sign up below the video, followed by the cd promo request form.
Live all-star tribute to Woody Guthrie, CD+DVD companion to June 2013 PBS American Masters special. Includes Woody’s classic songs performed by Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, John Mellencamp, Del McCoury, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Judy Collins and more.
In stores June 11. Full CD and DVD track lists below Check back soon for PBS airdates near you. Use form below to request giveaways or pledge premiums to ship 5/29 (for entries received by 5/28). More music clips will be posted here soon, but for now, here’s the “This Land is Your Land” concert finale.
Newly discovered 1962 Tony Bennett + Dave Brubeck jazz summit finally being released as the White House Sessions, Live 1962
In stores May 28. First-ever release of full 1962 concert at the White House, JFK’s final gift to the summer interns. Separate Dave Brubeck Quartet and Tony Bennett sets, plus three songs together – their only joint performance until they played together again at Newport in 2009. Sample tracks will be posted here soon. Airplay download links will be emailed to stations before the May 20 CD mailing.
Great for pledge drives and other promotions. Request discs with form below below the track list. Shipments begin May 15 but you are free to offer them earlier. Also good to coordinate around upcoming Tony Bennett concerts (dates also below)
LA based singer/songwriter Kail Baxley compiles two EPs for Heatstroke / Wind and the War collection in stores now.
Bruce Warren at WXPN loves it. “Knocked my socks off… Simply enthralling… A singer-songwriter fan’s wet dream. Seriously, I’m stuck on this one.” Click the play button here to hear his World Cafe feature that aired nationally on 4/2 (or check it out from the NPR website). You can also click the Soundcloud play button below to hear “Say Goodbye to the Night” + “Don’t Matter to Me” – Two great tracks as heard on WXPN, WEXT, WUKY, KXCI, and many others. More details below the jump.
English female singer/songwriter Wall (aka Lyla Foy) debuts with “Shoestring” EP in stores 4/2 featuring the title track.
“…right now hearing what Wall has to say is the only thing that matters.” – Pitchfork.EP CD mailed out in a black slipcase without a spine, so please make sure you listen to it before it disappears in your office. Listen to title track in soundcloud and her interview/performance session on WNYC Soundcheck.
Acid-funk icon immortalized on Foxygen’s current hit “Shuggie” sneaks back in April 2013 with expanded Inspiration Information 2-cd reissue, bonus disc of unreleased tracks and US tour.
Wings of Love bonus disc adds 14 unreleased tracks. Music you’ve never heard before like you’ve never heard before. Includes epic title track, uber-funky Special and the acoustic Black Belt Sheriff. More music and interview clips in video below. Disc 1 features full Inspiration Information album plus 4 bonus tracks.
US Tour Dates and CD promotions. 2013 US tour begins street date in Chicago, followed by NYC, DC, Seattle, SF, LA and more to be announced soon. See below for updated dates, CD promo request form, track lists and press release.
The Jimi You Never Knew – free two hour radio special features the best of Jimi Hendrix’s recently released archival tracks and how his influenced musicians are “Experienced” by them.
People, Hell & Angels debuts at #2 on Billboard album chart! The latest release in stores now gave Jimi his best-ever chart debut. Features Somewhere, Earth Blues and more great music.
Great for anytime after April 2013, especially Memorial Day Weekend. Also for Black Music Month in June. Shows are done with download links, cue sheets and song lists below. Free show available as a two hour block or two unique, one-hour programs. See cuesheets for how to set up the parts to format as 54:00 or 59:00. Make requests and submit airdates with form below.
Music – Highlights from the Valleys of Neptune, People Hell & Angels and West Coast Seattle Boy releases. Exact track list will be posted soon. Interviews – Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer, and his bass player, Billy Cox. Plus Taj Mahal, Billie Gibbons, Angela Davis, Steve Winwood, Little Richard, Bootsy Collins and more listed below the jump.
New studio album of country and pop standards performed by the “Willie Nelson and Family” band. First in a series of releases and events to celebrate Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday this year.
Willie Nelson & Family in 2013. Bobbie Nelson (sister on piano), Paul English (drums), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Billy English (Paul’s brother – electric gut string and snare drum), Kevin Smith (upright bass), Jim “Moose” Brown (B-3 organ). Micah Nelson (son – additional percussion), and Willie’s guitar, Trigger (as itself).
In stores April 16 ahead of Willie’s birthday on 4/29 (or 4/30 – depending on the source). Follows up the Billboard Top 20 success of his 2012 studio album, Heroes. Includes 14 timeless songs from many genres that span his lifetime. See track list below and check back soon to hear select cuts.
Giveaways and Radio Specials available. Request promos with form below the jump for win-before-buy or birthday week giveaways. Submit by April 1 for delivery by April 8. Schedule one or both of Joyride Media’s Willie Nelson radio specials that have aired on more than 300 stations nationwide since 2008. More radio special details here.
Celebrate Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday (April 29) with one or both of Joyride Media’s Willie Nelson specials
MY OWN PECULIAR WAY focuses mostly on Willie’s life story, his best known songs, and how the two are often intertwined. TRUE OUTLAW STORIES features many of the hilarious episodes from the “band of gypsies” going down the highway, on tour with Willie over the last 40 years.
Music/Interviews. Willie Nelson’s most iconic hits, fan favorites and personal pics. Exclusive interviews with Willie Nelson and his extended musical family (Paul English, Mickey Raphael, Jody Payne, Bobbie Nelson + Poodie Locke) tell rich, colorful stories that take you deep inside Willie’s heart, soul and mind.
RADIO SPECIAL DOWNLOAD LINKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! SEE BELOW. Also check out WEB CONTENT section for how to add this podcast player widget to your website. Episodes are edited from the full specials with shorter music clips to be cleared for online use.
Free one hour radio special details the success and drug-related struggles of Mad Season, as told by members of this Seattle grunge supergroup – Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees) and archival clips of the late Layne Staley (Alice in Chains).
Premiere Date: March 29. Produced by Joyride Media, Hosted by Matt Pinfield. Sign up with special request form below the jump. April 5 is both Mike McCready’s birthday (1966) and the day Layne Staley died in 1995.
Why you should air this. This is more than the story about a band and its music. Its about musicians from major bands, working on a smaller scale side project to help deal with their addictions, to varying degrees of success. As helpful as this project was to Mike McCready’s long-term recovery, Staley and bassist, John Baker Saunders, both eventually died of overdoses.
Music/Interviews. “River of Deceit,” “I Don’t Know Anything” and more from Above (1995), either from the album or Live at Seattle’s Moore Theater. New Mad Season songs created by Mark Lanegan vocals and lyrics over previously unfinished tracks. New and archival interviews with McCready, Staley and Martin.
Deluxe reissue of Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) / Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) side project adds “Locomotive” and more featuring Mark Lanegan vocals.
Locomotive. Brand new song Going for adds Feb 25. Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) adds new lyrics and vocals to unfinished song on its way to rock/alternative/aaa radio. Recently premiered online at rollingstone.com.
In stores April 2 with new tracks and bonus live album. Two more new songs with Lanegan lead vocals, and John Lennon cover “I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier” with Layne Staley (from a Lennon tribute disc). 11-track “Live at Moore Theatre” bonus disc features rare, live recordings of Mad Season with Staley on “River of Deceit,” “I Don’t Know Anything” and more.
Giveaways and Radio Special available. Use forms below to request them now. Giveaways will arrive before street date for win-before-buy promos. Radio special produced by Joyride Media (Pearl Jam PJ20 and Vs/Vitalogy specials) will be ready by March 29, more details soon.
Female singer/songwriter lends her serious talents to musical comedian Stephen Lynch, on tour Winter/Spring 2013. Love and Forgiveness album in stores May 7.
“One Way Conversation” and “Morning” … as heard on WRLT. Video player features Courtney Jaye live with Lightning 100′s late, great David Hall in 2009, her most recent WRLT visit from Dec 2012, then examples of her work with Stephen Lynch (maybe NSFW, depending where you work). Tour dates are below the jump and check back for more details as we get closer to release date.
Sample Tracks.Rooftop (“uber-catchy” – WNYC), Aubergine (“killer” – Vin Scensa, WFUV) and the Bird Balloons clean radio edit. Early adds from KEXP (“an impressive set of stormy indie-pop”), SXM The Loft and more. Official add date is Feb 19. More music in Soundcloud and Youtube players below the jump.
Vancouver’s Delhi 2 Dublin mix Celtic and Banghra influences for new album and extensive US tour Turn Up the Stereo. New album in stores now features Turn Up the Stereo, Our House, Bali High and iLove. Perfect for any AAA programmer looking for a high energy wow-track, especially when they have a show coming near you. Also great for any world, celtic or “transglobal soundsystem” dj mix specialty shows. Download the full album in a zip file or request a CD.