There’s a trend that’s catching on, and I admit to being a little late to the party on this, but the celebration of Friends-Giving is a really cool thing, and a way to communicate thanks to friends outside of the family line. That’s what I want to do this week with you right here. I appreciate the connection you give me and for you spending a little bit of time right here with me each week. So this time I have a collection of some of my favorite albums from the past few years, many of them new releases. Indie singer-songwriters Calexico & Iron & Wine, Samsel and the Skirt, Brandi Carlile, and Andrew Belle on the way plus alternative’s Augustana, Blues Traveler and more.
For the 2nd hour of Friends Giving special celebration we'll combine the magic of well-composed lyricism with the sound of a specific genre for musical magic. I’ll share 2 cuts from one of my favorite albums with you this hour, along with a spread of different styles including the Motown vibe of Swear & Shake, folk rock from James Vincent McMorrow, Americana from The Ballroom Thieves, feature artist and singer-songwriter Matt Morris, and upbeat indie alternative from Landing On The Moon.