Featured New Releases – 3/4/2017

We’ve got a fresh collection of brand new music releases that have been added to our library here at WWCF. Enjoy the new offerings from legendary music icons as well as artists that are just breaking into the music scene. As springtime approaches, between heat waves and cold spells, be sure to tune in to WWCF 88.7 FM for our broadcast of great music!

Album Releases
johnmayall-talkaboutthat John Mayall
Talk About That

Ahead of a lengthy US tour this fall, blues legend John Mayall has released his 65th album, Talk About That. The british bluesman is joined on the album by long time collaborators Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass), and Jay Davenport (drums). Renowned guitarist Joe Walsh also makes an appearance on two of the album’s tracks.

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cindyleeberryhill-theadventurist Cindy Lee Berryhill
The Adventurist

Cindy Lee Berryhill emerged on the music scene in the late 1980s with Who’s Gonna Save The World. After the death of her husband, Paul Williams, in 2013, she was determined to retain and honor the beauty and joy of the relationship they shared. With the help of her musical friends, Berryhill set out to write and record an album full of visionary songs. The Adventurist showcases orchestral arrangements, chunky rock guitar, and as Berryhill friend and fan Dave Alvin puts it—“raw nerve lyrics.” The Adventurist is an album full of songs that are a tribute to the love shared with her late husband, but will definitely resonate with everyone who takes this journey.

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delbertmcclinton-prickofthelitter Delbert McClinton and Self-Made Men
Prick of the Litter

The new offering from multi-Grammy winning artist Delbert McClinton, Prick of the Litter, captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world. On this new album, Delbert incorporates a variety of styles, and as always, just enough to keep him comfortably outside the traditional marketing categories.

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colinhay-fiercemercy Colin Hay
Fierce Mercy

Fierce Mercy is an epic, cinematic step forward from singer/songwriter, Colin Hay. The album explores the themes of love and loss but always with the singular perspective and acerbic wit that has defined Hay’s work since his days as front man of the wildly popular ’80s band, Men at Work. Now finding himself in the unprecedented place of having both ’80s fame and indie credibility, Hay has created a new classic in his already impressive body of work, using a palette of pop songcraft, Americana flourishes, and soundtrack ready strings.

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sonvolt-notesofblue Son Volt
Notes of Blue

The 10 songs on Son Volt’s Notes Of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. Notes Of Blue reflects the blues as it resides in the folk tradition, but heavily amplified. Primal stomp, frenetic guitar, and raw slide exude grit and attitude, while other tracks seamlessly meld blues with hypnotic melodies, adding a unique balance to the album.

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infamousstringdusters-lawsofgravity Infamous Stringdusters
Laws of Gravity

Laws Of Gravity/em> represents a return to form for The Infamous Stringdusters. The group’s members are showcased as writers, singers, and players on an all original set of honest songs with a fresh yet familiar bluegrass/Americana/progressive feel. “We’re on the road all the time and there’s always gravity that’s keeping you grounded, and pulling you home,” says guitarist Andy Falco. “The themes on this album stem from things that happen out on the road, and the freedom we have to make music. We’re telling these stories of musical nomads, all the stuff we like to do.”

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derrickanderson-aworldofmyown Derrick Anderson
A World of My Own

A veteran of the LA music scene, Derrick Anderson has finally released his first solo album. A World Of My Own draws inspiration from the Cavern Club, Brill Building and Laurel Canyon, and the album’s 13 songs feature guest performances from an array of kindred spirits including members of The Smithereens, The Bangles, Matthew Sweet, the Cowsills and more. With a chance to share the entire range of his talents in his debut album, Anderson invites you to explore A World of My Own.

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deadmanwinter-furnace Dead Man Winter
Furnace

Furnace is a highly revealing and deeply personal offering from accomplished singer and songwriter Dave Simonett, who performs under the pseudonym Dead Man Winter. Widely known as the lead vocalist and songwriter for the band Trampled By Turtles, the Minnesota native had some recent life-altering experiences to contend with and realized that he had to utilize a completely different vessel to do so. Simonett chose to put the band on hold, and for the first time, dedicate an entire album to one topic.

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eightofivejive-swingset Eight O’Five Jive
Swing Set

Swing Set is the sophomore release from Nashville group Eight O’ Five Jive. The grooving rhythm and witty, tongue-in-cheek lyrics of swing tunes and jump blues on “Swing Set” can be counted on to infect some controversy, humor and joy.

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simonkirke-allbecauseofyou Simon Kirke
All Because of You

Well-known as the acclaimed drummer from Free and Bad Company, Simon Kirke latest release is his third solo album, All Because of You “I finally got a chance to record some of my best songs with a superb band – The Empty Pockets. This CD has become one of the highlights of my career.” Fans of Bad Company will be excited to hear Kirke’s ukulele version of the band’s 1975 classic “Feel Like Making Love,” written by Kirke.

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chuckprophet-bobbyfullerdiedforyoursins Chuck Prophet
Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins

Chuck Prophet describes his new disc, Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins, as California noir. The state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it’s the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches to rags again, and fast-paced violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast.

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Single Releases

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Ray Davies
“Poetry”
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Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
“Fight For Love”
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John Mellencamp
“Easy Target”
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Pokey Lafarge
“Riot in the Streets”
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Rhiannon Giddens
“Better Get it Right the First Time”
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Jane Siberry
“Walk on Water”
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Rodney Crowell
“It Ain’t Over”
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Real Estate
“Darling”
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The Shins
“Name For You”
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Depeche Mode
“Where’s the Revolution”
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The Molochs
“You And Me”
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The Sadies
“It’s Easy (Like Walking) (feat. Kurt Vile)”
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Old 97’s
“Good With God”
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Dead 27s
“Queen”
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Jack Johnson
“Fragments”
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Hippo Campus
“Way It Goes”
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Pixies
“Bel Espirit”
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Pressing Strings
“Most of Us”
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