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Music Director Picks #22: Vintage Trouble, Stray Cats, JEMS

Published 8 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Brian Setzer gets Stray Cats back into the studio, Vintage Trouble delivers more positivity and JEMS share their music with the world.

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Behind The Scenes: Mavis Staples & Ben Harper - "We Get By"

Published 8 months ago by Marc "Mookie" Kaczor

Mavis Staples and Ben Harper from the album 'We Get By,' available May 24th, 2019.

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

Published 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 10 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 10 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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