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Cast Your Vote For 2014 Golden Fork Awards

D Grant Smith presents a Golden Fork to Iron & Wine back in 2009.

D Grant Smith presents a Golden Fork to Iron & Wine back in 2009.

After a 2 year hiatus, the Golden Fork Awards are back.

This year we’re celebrating the new music from indie and emerging bands like Trevor Hall, Dry The River, Dick LeMasters, Ronnie Fauss and others. You decide who had the best album, who was the best artist, best band, and best Feature Artist from 2014.

Cast your votes HERE.

The Golden Fork Award is a democratic means of awarding artists a prestigious congratulations from you the fans for music produced in a given year. The nominees came from regularly requested music and artists from this past year. Write ins are also welcome in each category.

Our Golden Fork Trophy, presented to winners each year. You pick the winner. That's Democracy in action.

Our Golden Fork Trophy, presented to winners each year. You pick the winner. That’s Democracy in action.

What do the winners get? The satisfaction of a fan-based award and the potential to have one of these on their mantel (or trophy case or what-have-you).

While the Grammy’s are being buzzed around, there are only a handful of “judges” who decide who gets that. Yes, that’s a notable recognition for success. But you the fans are left out of that conversation.

Our platform is all about connecting fans with emerging indie bands and artists, many of whom are working on their own to grow their platform. Help them take their music a step further. Vote now for your favorite artists featured this year.

Nominees this year include Jenny & Tyler, William Fitzsimmons, Wendy Colonna, Dry The River, Manchester Orchestra, James Vincent McMorrow, Trevor Hall, Ronnie Fauss, Dick LeMasters, Chuck Ragan, Fink, Matthew Mayfield, Ayron Jones & The Way, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Rah Rah, The Infatuations, and The Both.

Celebrating Breakthrough Playlist



This week is our 11th birthday as a radio program, now syndicated across the country and heard internationally in Canada and Germany. It’s been an incredible journey thus far, and we are very proud of the great radio we’ve created, the artists we’ve been fortunate to connect with at concerts and in-studio sessions, and how we’ve been a small part of the big change taking place in music.

As I’ve said over the past few weeks on the radio show, a LOT has changed in just the past few years regarding the spread of indie and unsigned artists getting big national prominence. It used to be that these acts were considered underground. Now the underground and the above ground are occupying (and competing for) the same space. I believe that’s a good thing, because great material deserves to be showcased, heard and celebrated by all.

Without droning on, in this week’s playlist we’re celebrating not just our own breakthrough as a radio program but also the artists who have emerged from unknown to known. The first hour is a mix of old and newer material. The 2nd hour is mostly exclusive recordings not available anywhere else. Enjoy!

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Hour 1 Playlist

Only One / 3:47 / Bess Rogers / Decisions Based On Information / Bess Rogers / 2007 / iTunes
Favorite Day / 2:59 / Bess Rogers / Bess Rogers Presents Bess Rogers-EP / Hubbub! / 2010 / iTunes

Passing Afternoon / 4:01 / Iron & Wine / Our Endless Numbered Days / Sub Pop / 2004 / iTunes
Baby Center Stage / 5:41 / Iron & Wine/ Ghost On Ghost / Nonesuch Records / 2013 / iTunes

Endless Melody / 3:44 / Clarensau / Until Our Lungs Give / MIshara Music / 2010 / iTunes
VESSEL / 5:14 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 / iTunes

Weights & Measures / 5:04 / Dry The River / Weights & Measures-EP / Sony Music Entertainment UK / 2011 / iTunes
Something In The Water / 3:04 / Brooke Fraser / Flags / Wood and Bone / 2010 / iTunes

Glass / 3:04 / Ingrid Michaelson / Girls and Boys / Ingrid Michaelson / 2007 / iTunes
What A Wonderful World / 2:41 / Jenny & Tyler / For Freedom-A Covers EP / Jenny & Tyler / 2013 / iTunes

As Long As Our Hearts Are Beating / 4:16 / Jenny & Tyler / Faint Not / Jenny & Tyler / 2010 / iTunes
Stained Glass / 6:38 / Danny Schmidt/ Parables & Primes / Danny Schmidt / 2005 / iTunes

I Won’t Fight It / 5:31 / Andrew Belle / Black Bear / Andrew Belle Inc. / 2013 / iTunes
Pay Me A Dollar / 3:48 / Flatfoot 56 / Jungle Of The Midwest Sea / Flicker Records / 2007 / iTunes

Hour 2 Playlist

Brighter Than The Blues (live) / 3:51 / Kelley McRae / Live in Abilene at White Buffalo 11-03-13 / The Appetizer Radio Show / 2013 / (Unreleased) /
Full Cup (Cabin Sessions Demo) / 4:31 / Kelley McRae Cabin Sessions / Kelley McRae / 2013 / Free Download

The Ladder (live) / 4:40 / Andrew Belle / The Appetizer Radio Show-Flyboy Sessions / 2012 / Youtube

Passion Play / 5:50 / William Fitzsimmons and Jake Long / The Appetizer Radio Show-Flyboy Sessions / 2011 / Youtube
Kylie / 1:00 / William Fitzsimmons / Until When We Are Ghosts / William Fitzsimmons / 2013 / iTunes

Blood & Bones / 4:09 / William Fitzsimmons and Jake Long / The Appetizer Radio Show-Flyboy Sessions / 2011 / Youtube
The UnAmerican / 3:17 / Matt Morris / The Appetizer Radio Show-Flyboy Sessions / 2011 / Youtube

Do I Wake Or Sleep? / 6:47 / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / Live At Antone’s / a Silence Production / 2007 / iTunes
We Are A Lighthouse / 3:34 / The Rocketboys / The Appetizer Radio Show-Flyboy Sessions / 2010 / Youtube
In A Matter Of Days / 1:00 / Homer Hiccolm & The Rocketboys / South Plains EP / Catapult / 2005 / Amazon

My Happy / 2:57 / Lindsay Katt / Picking Out Boxes / Lindsay Katt / 2008 / iTunes
Two Part Game (live) / 5:40 / Lindsay Katt / The Appetizer ‘s 10th Anniversary Concert (live) / The Appetizer Radio Show / 2013 / Youtube

Born For This 4:10 Elliott Park (feat. D Grant Smith and Lindsay Katt) The Appetizer’s 10th Anniversary Concert (live) / The Appetizer Radio Show / 2013 / Youtube
Share Cropper’s Son / 4:29 / Elliott Park / (Unreleased) / Elliott Park / 2012 / Unavailable

Fan Following Playlist

What is it about a song or an artist that creates a fan following? This week’s playlist dives into this subject by looking at big-picture and personal reasons what we’ve followed more closely some artists in indie music. New music as well as a few great covers that we had to leave out of our special this year. Enjoy!
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Hour 1 Playlist

The Deer & the Wolf / 3:54 / Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Wanderlust / Douglass Valentine / 2014 /
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Young Blood / 4:28 / Sophie Ellis-Bextor / Wanderlust / Douglass Valentine / 2014 /
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Obsidian / 5:55 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records / 2014 /
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The Promised Land / 4:19 / Trevor Hall / Chapter of the Forest / Vanguard Records / 2014 /
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1,000 Things / 3:28 / Sarah Jarosz / Build Me Up From Bones / Sugar Hill Records / 2013 /
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The Book of Right-On / 5:36 / Sarah Jarosz / Build Me Up From Bones / Sugar Hill Records / 2013 /
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Ashes / 3:45 / Fox and the Bird / Darkest Hours / Fox and the Bird / 2013 /
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Saints / 2:54 / Fox and the Bird / Darkest Hours / Fox and the Bird / 2013 /
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I’ve Never Been / 4:44 / Wendy Colonna / Nectar / Wendy Colonna / 2013 /
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Girl Without A Name / 4:30 / Wendy Colonna / Nectar / Wendy Colonna / 2013 /
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Lions / 4:20 / William Fitzsimmons / Lions / William Fitzsimmons / 2013 /
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Brandon / 2:49 / William Fitzsimmons / Lions / William Fitzsimmons / 2013 /
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What A Wonderful World / 2:41 / Jenny & Tyler / For Freedom-A Covers EP / Jenny & Tyler / 2013 /
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I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sara Groves) / 5:53 / Jenny & Tyler / For Freedom-A Covers EP / Jenny & Tyler / 2013 /
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Hour 2 Playlist

Cardiac Arrest / 3:03 / Bad Suns / Language & Perspective / Vagrant Records / 2014 /
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Hidden Hand / 3:39 / Dry The River / Alarms In The Heart / Transgressive Records / 2014 /
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Swollen But Not The Same / 4:15 / Bobby Bare Jr. / A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Head / Thirty Tigers / 2010 /
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Appaloosa / 5:17 / Chris Robinson Brotherhood / The Magic Door / Silver Arrow Records / 2012 /
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This Time / 3:27 / Chantal Claret / The One, The Only… / The End Records / 2012 /
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Revel / 3:23 / Bootstraps / Bootstraps / Bootstraps / 2014 /
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It’s Not / 3:28 / Aimee Mann / Lost In Space / SuperEgo Records / 2012 /
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When Finally Set Free / 3:56 / Copeland / Beneath Medicine Tree / The Militia Group / 2003 /
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Brightest / 2:10 / Copeland / Beneath Medicine Tree / The Militia Group / 2003 /
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Straight to Hell (The Clash Cover) / 5:22 / Lily Allen / War Child – Heroes, Vol. 1 / War Music / 2009 /
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Eli, The Barrow Boy (The Decemberists Cover) / 3:10 / Erin’s Charm / Will You Go / Erin’s Charm / 2011 /
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Most Of The Time / 5:30 / Sophie Zelmani / Masked & Anonymous (Music From the Motion Picture) / Greatful Dead/Artista/Serraglio Edizioni Musicali/Best Sound/Sony/Burning Rose/Mammoth / 2003 /
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D’yer Maker / 4:38 / Leslie King / A Tribute To Led Zeppelin-Living, Lovin, Played / Reverberations / 2002 /
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Run To Me / 3:07 / Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs / Under The Covers, Vol. 1 / Shout! Factory / 2006 /
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Total Eclipse of the Heart (cover) / 4:19 / Love Me Electric / Rockin’ Romance / Love Me Electric / 2009 /
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