New Finds…Share and Compare

26 Mar

Some stuff I’ve recently been exploring…thanks to Shrew on Ellis & KJ…she’s been busy. 

Somebody to You, Lelia Broussard

  Hurricane Angel, Ellis Paul

  Little Mary, KJ Denhert

Share your finds…Post some of your “finds” in the comment section.  After all, word of mouth is what “sells” these indie artists.


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18 responses to “New Finds…Share and Compare

  1. colette

    March 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    really enjoyed KJ Denhart — cool song! skip looking in the mirror “if it don’t feel good” and love yourself, baby.

    very nice find….like the guitar licks a lot too

  2. colette

    March 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    sorry, this isn’t new stuff. but after the Motown masacree last night on American Idol, I had to note that no mention was made last night that one of the great Funk Brothers, the back-up geniuses who made the Motown instrumental so glorious, just passed away in Detroit — drummer Uriel “Possum” Jones.

    He played on the original “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” and in the great documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” he helped recreate that Temps original with Ben Harper doing a killer vocal on the tune. RIP, Uriel. And Ben — show Michael Sarver the way to slay this puppy!

    Just for good measure, Joan Osborne’s fab version of “Heat Wave” with the Funk Brothers from the same film. OK, it’s a tough song to sing. But AI contestant Lil Rounds should know that the right singer can make it a scorcher:

  3. huckleberryfriend

    March 26, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    My favorite star in the making is Melody Gardot. Her album “Who Will Comfort Me” is being released in late April. Interesting intro here

    An artist some of you may already know, but she is new to me is Imelda May. I don’t like all her stuff. but this one is interesting.

  4. colette

    March 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    ooh i like that melody gardot.

    here’s somebody cool, world music-y — Sara Tavares, who is Portugese from Cape Verde (in Africa):

  5. music maven

    March 26, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Colette — thanks for that Shadows of Motown…I need to investigate that more. And, I’m diggin’ Sara Tavares too.

    But, HUCK!! I really like Melody Gardot. Do I detect a bit of Cat Power? Definitely going to check out more of her stuff.

    It’s so great to get these great suggestions!! Wonderful to share musical finds…keep ’em coming.

  6. somebody

    March 27, 2009 at 8:47 am

    I’ve got a few, none of these are earth shattering oh my god this changed my life kind of stuff. Just pleasant listens . .

    “Hacienda” – Beach Boys vs Tex Mex via The Band

    “Delta Spirit” – scratchy warbly vocals – once described as “A sepia toned Violent Femmes” (this one is about a musician thinking about leaving his band, a recent topic in my world). “TrashCan”

    “Mumford & Sons” (I’ll cheat and just link to Heather)

    “Elvis Perkins” – his personal history is heartbreaking. Son of “Anthony Perkins” (Psycho) who died of AIDS complications – his mother was on a plane that hit the Trade Centers on 9/11 (While You Were Sleeping) (All The Night Without Love)

    hmm, there’s a few

  7. colette

    March 27, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    One more here — something I heard on the radio today and went nuts for! Cool cool Eric Hutchinson (who he?) tune. whaddya think:

  8. music maven

    March 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hacienda il caliente!

    Thanks for that.

    I’m in a bit of a NOLA state of mind, I guess, because I’ve been getting into Eric Lindell…

    and of course, my old favs…The Radiators and a little “Ring of Fire”…oh yeah

  9. shrewspeaks

    March 28, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Huck I just bought Melody Gardot’s Cd!!!! Fab recommend.

    Somebody…I echo MusicMaven’s reaction to Hacienda; I really like Mumford and Sons.

    Colette, Eric Hutchinson there somethings familiar about his sound….I can’t put my finger on it.

    The next artist up here in the series I saw Ellis and KJ is BettySoo 2008 she hit hard at Austin and the Folk Alliance.

  10. shrewspeaks

    March 28, 2009 at 9:27 am

    AND MUSIC…Eric Lindell…wooooweee…love THAT.

    Awe the Radiators.

  11. AH

    March 28, 2009 at 9:37 am

    colette . . I don’t watch the show but a couple of people have been trying to get me to check out Adam .. one pointed me to a vid of his Tracks of My Tears. I have no clue about the rest of the show but liked him – quite a lot actually. Apparently quite a performer – but the kid can sing. Curious as to your thought on him.

    Ellis Paul – when I watch instead of just listen I have a sensation of turning on a faucet . . he doesn’t perform a piece of music – it just seems to pour out of him. Realize he is a new find to many people but he’s got quite a nice resume in his corner of the music world.

    KJ Denhert . nice . will follow up on her . . and check out all the other suggestions .

    Charlie A’Court
    A Canadian friend introduced me to this young Nova Scotia blues artist well over a year ago. Saw him live at a festival last year and he blew us away including my son who is a much tougher sell than I am. He has received recognition in Canada from East Coast Music Awards. Some of his recorded music is in a player on his site . .

    He will be releasing a new live album shortly which I’m glad of because it is hard to find good captures of his live work online. This one has pretty decent audio . .

    with a full band behind him

    Have a couple more people but have to run . .

    Like this thread a lot MM . . thanks.

  12. colette

    March 28, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    charlie A’Court has a powerful voice, AH — hope to hear more from.

    Adam Lambert is a very intense performer, with a voice that can do a lot. but there’s something smarmy and show-offy about him, and even that sincere take on “Tracks of My Tears” didn’t win me over. He has a huge fan base, tho, and could definitely win Idol.

    My favorite is the far more restrained and modest, but musically savvy and sweet-voiced Kris Allen. I’ve liked everything he’s done on the show, especially how he tailors songs to his own needs. Here is singing a gorgeous Dylan ballad, “Just to Feel My Love” (Adele does it beauitfully too):

    and I especially loved his version of Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror,” sung with great passion and really revving up from a quiet start: (scroll down page to see video)

    wish I wasn’t so addicted to that show, but I usually find one contestant to latch onto and this year it’s Kris, who is probably not flash enuf to win but certainly good (and cute) enough to have a career.

  13. kired

    March 28, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Wow, that is a whole buncha good music. Some of it new to me, some of it familiar. These aren’t really new, but I like them very muck. The first is David Ford, who I first found through his Sun Studios sessions. I can’t wait for him to come back to the States so I can see him live.

    The second guy is Andrew Ripp who was brought to me by a former employee of another band I love.

    Thanks for letting me intrude.

  14. ivoryhut

    March 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Cool stuff here. I always like checking out new artists.

    Just thought it interesting that Eric Hutchinson was mentioned, along with “Tracks Of My Tears.” He was a recent guest at Live From Daryl’s House and did a cover of that.

    If you explore the past episodes in that webcast, check out KT Tunstall’s stint there and her “Something To Talk About” and “Kiss On My List.” Great stuff.

  15. music maven

    March 28, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Great “new” finds. While I know that much of what we talk about isn’t exactly “new”, it’s new to others. This is exactly how indie artists proliferate. We’ve got to talk and share.

    Kired, great to have you comment and Hut — good to have you back.

    I’ve just loaded my iPod with 40 new songs from the artists listed on this thread, for my business trip this week….good stuff.

  16. colette

    March 29, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Thanks Honeyhut, for the tip about — had no idea! Fun show, everybody, just Darryl Oates in this beautiful and humungous country house making music with special guests and great sidemen….

  17. music maven

    March 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Sitting in the Charlotte airport, enjoying Melody Gardot that I downloaded last night. Great travel music…particularly since I’m having to fly on a Sunday (getting up a 4:15am, no less) for Monday business meeting.

    Hope all enjoy this wonderful Sunday with sunshine and good tunes….

  18. music maven

    March 29, 2009 at 10:05 am

    Oh, and Kired, I think Andrew Ripp is definitely in my next round of downloads.


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