This week covers a lot of ground – Laura Nyro to Don Varner and everything in between. Plus, we’ll keep talking about the explorer mindset and why optimism is so important today. Visit rfne.orfg for archived episodes, the podcast, merchandise, and more!
More Rock ‘n Soul for your listening pleasure, plus this week’s features include Connecticut’s role in ending the shutdown, this week’s birthdays and events of note, and a tribute to NYT columnist and author, Russell Baker in the Marot Memo.
We’ve got a set of great music for you, from established favorites like Marvin Gaye and Fats Domino, all the way through Nathaniel Rateliff and Seattle Soul Band The True Loves.
The True Loves are an all instrumental band, with an album released in 2017 and a single in 2018. They’re a fun band to cook to, dance to, or to just close your eyes and listen. You can find out more about them on their site at truelovesband.com.
In the episode, I also mention Stax Records. They were a tremendous Soul powerhouse from the mid sixties through the seventies. Here’s a Memphis Rock and Soul Museum site put out by the Smithsonian for you to learn more (ie: Internet rabbit hole the heck out of this great music).
On a final note, it’s been a great 2018 getting back into radio/podcasting. Thanks for your support and for listening. I’ll have some big announcements, and will be looking for your continued support, in 2019!
This week features a track fresh from Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats’ latest album, Tearing Apart at the Seams, plus our first Phil Spector Christmas song of the season, a track from The Budos Band, and more.
The site for Daptone Records – an independent label dedicated to authentic soul, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll musicians. They are serious about music – virtually all of their musicians are phenomenal including Sharon Jones whose last album, unfortunately, was released in 2017.
An archived interview with Allen Toussaint, singer-songwriter of that New Orleans sound (like Mother-in-Law from tonight’s episode) featured on Terry Gross’s Fresh Air. Hearing him talk about music, in his beautiful cadence, is reason enough to listen. The content of what he says is just as rich and full of music history.
Radio Free New England returns with a music radio feel. We’ll feature an eclectic mix of rock, soul, indie, alternative, and jazz to help you discover the best music from New England and around the world.
We’ll also have artist and musician interviews and conversations with New Englanders. All this, plus info on upcoming music festivals and New England events.
As we prepare for a whole new season of Radio Free New England, we’re flashing back to a 2013 interview with Canadian Alt Soul singer Nuela Charles. Forgive the show’s name change – it was a short lived mistake!
As we prepare to reboot Radio Free New England, here’s a blast from the past featuring Massachusetts musician Jesse Kurn.
Today is January 27, 2013. Speaking with me today by telephone is Jesse Kurn. By day, Jesse is a music therapist, but Jesse is also a musician himself. Jesse plays the violin and other instruments for the Boston-area band Corey Road.