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    Music Friday: Jackie Bristow and Naomi Greenwald

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    Naomi Greenwald's new album, Composite, shows her growth and sophistication while it keeps her heart of rock and roll.  A voice that is penetrating when paired with electric guitars and soothing when she wants it to be, Composite is a strong step forward.  She joins us to talk about it at 11:05 am PT.  New Zealand to LA transplant Jackie Bristow hits us in the gut and in the heart with her powerful new album,  Freedom.  Jackie is on tour  bringing together her roots, rock and soulful pop in a career of sold out shows and successful albums.  She takes a break from non-stop gigs to talk with us at 11:30 am PT. Music Friday is the weekly music and film program that interviews bands and musicians and film directors who make films about bands and musicians.  And you choose the people we interview.  Just go to musicfriday.nationbuilder.com and fill out the You Choose form and we will get the band you want.

  • 01:01

    Luxley and Wildfire Dance music. Rain Perry: the death of a recording studio

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     New Orleans based, indie dance rock artist Ryan Gray, aka Luxley,is releasing his debut album and has recently joined the Bombay Bicycle Club and Milo Greene’s Fall 2014 North American Tour.  Luxley’s Spirit debut EP marks the return of co-producer and former Passion Pit member Ayad Al-Adhamy to the world of catchy, synth-pop hooks from his guitar driven, punk rock anthem slinging project Team Spirit and production of Black Bell Records. Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes) lends his ear as engineer and mixer, helping to draw out the indie, pop, and timeless dance synth-centric elements.


    After moving back home from  Nashville and a promising career in medicine, Luxley reconnected with the local NOLA scene and old friend (now manager and founder of Rude Fox Records) Sky McElroy, and began recording his new music. Luxley is currently on a North American tour through with the 2014 Mercury Prize Finalist Bombay Bicycle Club and cinematic pop quintet Milo Greene. But he is stopping by for a conversation with us at Music FridayLive!.


    Rain Perry is an award-winning songwriter. Her song “Beautiful Tree” was the theme for the CW Network’s Life Unexpected,  on which she also had the surreal pleasure of playing herself alongside Ben Lee and Sarah McLachlan. In addition to releasing four albums on her own Precipitous Records, Rain is the author of the autobiographical play Cinderblock Bookshelves: A Guide for Children of Fame-Obsessed Bohemian Nomads. She is currently producing the film, The Shopkeeper, about the demise of the independent recording studio. We will play her tunes and talk about the film this Friday.


     

  • 02:00

    Salvador Santana: Rise Up. The Bylines: debut album (classic Music Friday)

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    Salvador Santana, the 29-year-old keyboardist, vocalist, composer and songwriter grew up with music.  His  grandfathers were blues pioneer Saunders King and violinist and  bandleader Jose Santana. His father is legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana,  with whom Salvador co-wrote the Grammy-winning “El Farol”,  from the  album Supernatural. Salvador began playing the drums at age 3, shifted to piano at  6, studying at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and Cal Arts. His education, passion and lineage have turned him into a monster on the keys.  He joins us today at 11:30 am PT/2:30 pm ET on Music Friday


    Portland-based The Bylines are grounded in a big-band past and a present of intricate  pop. They focus on grand live spectacle, but are equally at home in  jazz halls, large rooms and intimate venues.  At The Bylines' core are two talents: frontwoman Marianna Thielen, the  face of the group with classical vocals and musical theater,  and her husband, Reece Marshburn,   master of  classical, jazz and pop piano. Depending on the project , they surround themselves with national level musicians who fill a venue with unique and infinitely enjoyable music. Marianna and Reece join us at Music Friday at  11:05 am today.


     

  • 01:00

    Jack Kovacs: we preview new songs. Sa'ra Charismata: impact music for freedom.

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    Jack Kovac's debut EP, "The State Line" is an expansive and introspective look into the mind of a growing, prolific songwriter. On each track, he inhabits the in-between spaces that separate musical expression from private rumination, giving artistic vision to every word and riff throughout. A Los Angeles transplant, Jack left the City of Broad Shoulders for the City of Angeles to study guitar performance at the University of Southern California. It was in the midst of musical learning and discovery that his world was opened up to the art of songwriting, He brings stories to life in music with an experimental edge that makes beautiful use of arrangement and dynamics, effortlessly pulling inspiration from the singer/songwriters of the 1970's and today. And he joins us this Friday with some of the new songs from his album, due for release Oct. 27, 2014.


    Sa’ra Charismata is a musical muse born to Eritrean parents, raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and most recently residing in New York City. This tri-national millennial writes and co-produces songs of the yearning for freedom around the world and destruction caused by a culture of greed. In her process, she seems driven by forces beyond herself and the music puts you under the spell of those forces, which is why she was Nominated "Rookie Artist of the Year" at the 2014 Denniz Pop Awards. Sa’ra possesses that uncanny knack for drawing in a listener with triumphantly beautiful melodies and trippy beats while cleverly addressing the critical questions of her generation. We preview cuts from her debut album due out this fall and hear her inspiring story this Friday.


     


     


     

  • 01:01

    Classic Music Friday: Irene Diaz, Karen Dezelle

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    This Friday I will on my to Ireland to interview bands. So today we will treat you to a classic Music FridayLive! with Irene Diaz and Karen Dezelle. There will be no show April 18.


    Irene Diaz opens in Segment 1.  She is a twenty-six-year-old, LA –based singer- songwriter trained in classical piano and steeped in blues and jazz.  Inspired by artists such as Nina Simone, Ella , Fiona Apple,  with tones reminiscent of Eva Cassidy Irene just released her debut EP, I Love You Madly.   We will play cuts from it, including the stunning single, “Crazy Love” which will haunt your mind and hypnotize your ears in a riptide of emotion.    


    In segment 2,  singer-songwriter Karen Dezelle combines honest narratives with soft, soothing vocals, creating vulnerability with wide appeal.  Karen has lived all over the world and it shows in her deft blending of beats and melodies. Inspired by artists such as Jewel and Joni Mitchell, Karen', emotionally-complex lyrics are offset by a minimalist song structure and  innocent vocals in a moving sound, both calming and exciting. 

  • 01:00

    MUSIC FRIDAY. Jordie Lane on tour. AOEDE here with a new CD

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    Jordie Lane's  2009 debut LP Sleeping Patterns,established his reputation as one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars. Sold out national tours followed major festival appearances. Next came  opening for The Moody Blues, Old Crow Medicine Show and Neko Case, and a feature on Triple J’s ‘Like A Version’  He joins us in Segment 2 today, 11:30 am PT. Find him at http://jordielane.com/site/ Lisa Sniderman,  award-winning singer/songwriter, aka: Aoede,  top-rated Skeletons of the Muse  shot her to #1 on Reverbnation's San Francisco pop chart and #8 on the national chart.   Her third full-length album and overall fifth release, Is Love A Fairy Tale? “creates  a compelling fairy tale story for tweens .  She kicks off the show this Friday in Segment 1, 11:05 am PT. check her out at http://www.aoedemuse.com/ Music Friday is the weekly music and film program that interviews bands and musicians and film directors who make films about bands and musicians.  And you choose the people we interview.  Just go to my webiste  musicfriday.nationbuilder.com and fill out the You Choose form and we will get the band you want. Follow us at @musicfridaylive. and on Reverbnation.

  • 01:00

    Music Friday: Joe Gill. Sonnet, both great new talent

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    It is no wonder our first guest today is turning heads in the indie music world.  Joe Gil tells great stories with penetrating questions embedded in them, crafts opulent arrangements that draw you in, and tantalizes you with a voice that is at once soothing and otherworldly.  Joe Gil is an emerging talent whose first two EP’s Joe Gil and Blankets presage a coming chart-topper.   
    In segment 2, Sonnet joins us with  her new EP, Sonnet.  She seduces you with her one-of-kind-voice, lyrics that are as honest and authentic as you will hear anywhere and sumptuous arrangements that envelope you in what can only be described as “Sonnetworld"…a very nice place to be. I can hardly wait for the next album.
     
     

  • 01:01

    Music Friday: Salvador Santana. The Bylines

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    American Idol Alum pops in at 11 PT/2 ET for a quick prview of her live show tonight in LA. Salvador Santana, the 29-year-old keyboardist, vocalist, composer and songwriter grew up with music.  His  grandfathers were blues pioneer Saunders King and violinist and  bandleader Jose Santana. His father is legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana,  with whom Salvador co-wrote the Grammy-winning “El Farol”,  from the  album Supernatural. Salvador began playing the drums at age 3, shifted to piano at  6, studying at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and Cal Arts. His education, passion and lineage have turned him into a monster on the keys.  He joins us today at 11:30 am PT/2:30 pm ET on Music Friday Portland-based The Bylines are grounded in a big-band past and a present of intricate  pop. They focus on grand live spectacle, but are equally at home in  jazz halls, large rooms and intimate venues. At The Bylines' core are two talents: frontwoman Marianna Thielen, the  face of the group with classical vocals and musical theater,  and her husband, Reece Marshburn,   master of  classical, jazz and pop piano. Depending on the project , they surround themselves with national level musicians who fill a venue with unique and infinitely enjoyable music. Marianna and Reece join us at Music Friday at  11:05 am today. Music Friday is the weekly music and film program that interviews bands and musicians and film directors who make films about bands and musicians.  And you choose the people we interview.  Just go to musicfriday.nationbuilder.com and fill out the You Choose form and we will get the band you want.

  • 01:01

    Drean Aria and Canto. Wild music from Canada. (Music Friday classic)

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    Dream Aria, the Toronto-based band that creates "music without borders" joins us at 11:05 am PT.  Dream Aria’s fiery, haunting music blends Rock, Techno, Progressive, Classical, New Age, Goth and World music with Ann Burstyn’s powerful voice leading the charge to take you on a far away journey .


    In Segment 2 at 11:30 am PT, CANTO joins us for thoroughly modern, 60's- inspired rock and roll.  Three brothers, all under 20, have the chops and the vision to break out from the crowd with a style that is universal.


    Music Friday is the weekly music and film program that interviews bands and musicians and film directors who make films about bands and musicians.  And you choose the people we interview.  Just go to musicfriday.nationbuilder.com and fill out the You Choose form and we will get the band you want.

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    Walter Strauss. African beat,stunning guitar. Rayvon Owen. new inspiring pop

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    Rayvon Owen began his music career  singing in choirs, touring with gospel artists and performing in local musicals. He moved to Nashville to perfect his skills in writing while performing at popular clubs and showcases in Music City. Influenced by artists like Lionel Richie, John Legend, Katy Perry, and Stevie Wonder he has developed his own voice as a performer and reflective songwriter.  He released his first single, and will kick off  a West Coast Tour 12/19/14 in Los Angeles.


    Walter Strauss  is  a many layered musician who has developed  a  completely  unique guitar  style combining  ancient string instrument rhythms from West Africa and modern acoustic guitar picking and strumming – a very, very high level of skill..  He plays solo and with Mamajowali, a trio with Joe Craven and Mamadou Sidibe.  Strauss  has released two solo CDs, Planet Solitaire and Pulling Shadows,  and a new self-titled EP by  the Manajowali trio.  

  • 01:01

    We are Twin: XTRA LOVE released. Willodean debut album

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    WE ARE TWIN.. Germany-raised Sri Lankan multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicholas Balachandran met New York-born and bred singer songwriter Gabi Christine during a 2009 songwriting session and the result was fifteen songs and WE ARE TWIN. In 2013 Zackary Smith (Bass, Keys, vocals) & Justin Frazier (drums) joint the group. The group just finished their debut album called "xtra love" release this November,  blazing a trail for a punk rock, soul & Pop aesthetic that stood out  immediately.  And they have a musical webisode series. We will talk about all of it this Friday.


    LA-based three-man band, Willodean, chronicles longing, loneliness, and lost loves, Willodean is Dan Barrett,  Eric Holden and Randy Wooten. They have just released their self-titled debut album about people as afraid of finding love as losing it. With Dan Barrett’s gravelly baritone, Eric Holden’s upright bass that resonates with sturdy, near-ancient melodies and  guitarist/pianist Randy Wooten’s lyrics the evoke a dreamy world of misgiving and missed chances. We won't miss  the cahnce to ask them about  it  this Friday.



     

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