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.
Back by popular demand, I’m reposting episode 8. Enjoy!
This week, I had some fun putting together a song list that connects many of the songs or artists. I hope you like the results!Before you listen, can you guess how to connect Gordon Lightfoot and Elvis Presley?
This week, I’m in a Fall mood, thinking about how this time of year lends itself to reflection and who we want to be. I discuss David Brooks’s Road to Character. If you want to find out more, visit his site here.
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!