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Music Director Picks #21: Sunny War, LA Edwards, Joshua Ray Walker

Published 3 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Exceptional songwriting by Sunny War, the sincere and intense conviction of Joshua Ray Walker and a Heartbreaker produced song from LA Edwards.

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Music Director Picks #20: WARGIRL, Devon Gilfillian, Alice Wallace

Published 4 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Introducing Devon Gilfillian, the swingin' sound of West Coast's WARGIRL and Alice Wallace the sweetheart of Americana. 

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Øzwald: As The Crow Flies

Published 4 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Former Blondfire/Lost Beach member Steve Stout teams up with Lifehouse’s Jason Wade in a paisley and modern-vintage colored kaleidoscope. Fueled by heartbreak and a new found friendship. Their debut album is called Sweet Delirium. 

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Echo In The Canyon: LA’s Laurel Canyon In The 1960s

Published 4 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. 

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Music Director Picks #19: Desure, Foxygen, Addi McDaniel

Published 4 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Introducing Desure reflecting about life in Los Angeles (and life in general), the infinitely influential Foxygen and Addi McDaniel's take on an Andrew Bird song. 

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Music Director Picks #18: Mavis Staples, Kevin Morby, The Way Down Wanderers

Published 5 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

A new Mavis Staples song produced by Ben Harper, indie favorite Kevin Morby and the genre bending of The Way Down Wanderers.

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Music Director Picks #17: The Head And The Heart, The Wild Reeds, Black Mountain

Published 5 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

The Head And The Heart roar back with an upbeat sound, LA based The Wild Reeds let us be a fly on the wall and psych rockers Black Mountain melt faces with a guitar ripper. 

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Music Director Picks #16: Sara Bareilles, Foxygen, Meg Myers

Published 5 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Another Sara B song produced by T Bone Burnett, new music from art rockers Foxygen and Meg Myers pays tribute to the legendary Kate Bush. 

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