Looking At 2012 Thus Far

Appetizer Artist Andrew Belle

It’s been a great year in music, I think you’ll agree. Whether we’re talking about a band or artist that’s prominent (Bruce Springsteen, Snow Patrol, etc), an emerging indie sensation (Joe Pug, Matisyahu, The Gaddabouts, etc), or a new face that’s unknown in parts of the country (Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Sharon Van Etten, etc), and especially Appetizer artists like Lindsay Katt, Andrew Belle, Mindy Smith, and Flatfoot 56, and some of this music hasn’t been released just yet but you’ve heard it already on our radio show. There’s been a lot of great new sounds that have come out this year. Coming up in our next program we’ll taste some of the best flavors that have been cooked up this year from the artists mentioned here and a slew of others.

Appetizer Artist (and author of our program’s theme song) Lindsay Katt

The tough thing though is that we haven’t even begun to sample all the great new stuff that’s been produced this year, at least not on The Appetizer. The reason for that is we only have a 59 minute weekly radio program (except for the stations carrying our 2 hour show and online) to sample. That’s not enough time to cover everything.

So, I’m asking you to help me showcase the great stuff I’m missed and not been able to feature on the show. This outlet (the blog) as well as Facebook and Twitter are great ways to present some new flavors to the spread and get music out there to people that don’t know about it. That’s part of what The Appetizer does each week.

Here are some videos of a few of the songs that we’ve aired. These are tracks I’m listening to on a regular basis, not just programming on the show for a one-time listening experience.  Enjoy!

(released late in 2011)

DGrantSmith

Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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