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The Appetizer Radio Show

Serving up your connection to new and emerging artists along with established legends each week.

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Annual Covers Series: Covered In Covers Playlist

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 6.55.46 PM Every summer we feature a collection of not only great cover songs, but the BEST curated cover song playlist available anywhere.
Want proof? Just listen. You won’t find a better selection of covers out there, on any of the music streaming platforms.
We’re a community-driven platform, which means that you as a listener and community member always have a place at our table. Your suggestions, requests, and comments are welcome. This year’s covers special features a few requests and introductions to new artists from folks like you. We give shoutouts too, because we love the connection we have with you.
We have the brand new release from the all covers album from Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell, Megan Davies (requested), and a special segment in our 2nd hour dedicated to 90s alt-rock that you can’t miss.


Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45
(The Appetizer Radio Show Theme Song)
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “No Way Out Of Here” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 04:38
Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell. “This Must Be The Place” Sing Into My Mouth. Black Cricket Recording, 2015. 03:32

Twin Forks. “Mean” An Introduction To Twin Forks. Twin Forks, 2014. 04:02
Florence + The Machine. “Addicted To Love” Lungs (Deluxe Edition). Universal Republic, 2009. 03:19
Lorenzo Bertocchini & Elizabeth Lee. “Be True (Springsteen Cover)” For You 2. Lorenzo Bertocchini & Elizabeth Lee, 2010. 04:25

Crooked Fingers. “The River” Reservoir Songs EP. Merge Records, 2002. 05:47
Megan Davies & Jaclyn Davies. “White Walls / Can’t Hold Us / Same Love / Thrift Shop (Acoustic Mashup) [feat. Jaclyn Davies] ” White Walls / Can’t Hold Us / Same Love / Thrift Shop (Acoustic Mashup) [feat.

Jaclyn Davies]-Single . Megan Davies & Jaclyn Davies, 2014. 04:26
Deftones. “No Ordinary Love” B-Sides & Rarities (Remastered) [Bonus Track Version]. Rhino, 2005. 05:35
Johnny Cash. “Father and Son (feat. Fiona Apple) ” Unearthed. American Recordings, 2003. 02:50

Sleeping At Last. “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” Covers, vol 1. Sleeping At Last, 2014. 03:32
Sarah Blasko. “Don’t Dream It’s Over” They Will Have Their Way – The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn. Imports, 2011. 04:42

Grateful Dead. “She Belongs to Me (Live, September 15, 1985)” Postcards of the Hanging – Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan. Grateful Dead/Rhino, 2004. 07:20

Hour 2 Playlist

Lindsay Katt. “Heart Place (Instrumental)” Picking Out Boxes. Lindsay Katt, 2008. 01:45
(The Appetizer Radio Show Theme Song)
The Real You. “Don’t Worry Baby” Rockin Romance. Various Artists, 2012. 03:26
Bayside. “Runaway” Covers, vol 1 EP. Gumshoe Records, 2012. 02:46

Copeland. “Take My Breath Away” Know Nothing Stays The Same AD. THe Militia Group, 2004. 04:52
Jenny & Tyler. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sara Groves)” For Freedom-A Covers EP. Jenny & Tyler, 2013. 05:53
Snuff. “On The Outside” The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute . Fat Wreck Chords, 2013. 02:53
Silversun Pickups. “Not Dark Yet” Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International. Amnesty Records, 2012. 06:23

Courrier. “The Cave” Covers. Courrier, 2013. 03:57
PlayRadioPlay!. “Mr. Brightside” The Frequency EP. Island Records, 2007. 05:11
Anberlin. “Enjoy The Silence” Punk Goes 90s. Fearless Records, 2011. 03:32

Birdy. “1901” Birdy. Atlantic Recordings UK, 2011. 01:00
Picking On Series. “Coming Clean (feat. Honeywagon)” Green Day Bluegrass: Pickin’ On Green Day – A Tribute (feat. Honeywagon). CMH records , 2004. 02:49

mewithoutyou. “In Bloom” Come As You Are – A 20th Anniversary Tribute to Nirvana’s “Nevermind”. Reimagine, 2011. 02:51
Mayday Parade. “Come Down” Punk Goes 90s Vol 2. Fearless Records, 2014. 05:32

Michael Tiernan. “The Day I Tried To Live” Jumping In. Michael Tiernan, 2005. 03:45
Hailstorm. “Hunger Stricke” Reanimate: The Covers – EP. Atlantic Recordings, 2011. 03:54

Seattle’s March To May Loses Love, Finds Sound

IMG_2608 Indie Folk-Pop Duo Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche have taken the path of Joy Williams and John Paul White (The Civil Wars), Jenny & Tyler, She & Him, Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard (The Swell Season) and a growing group of musicians who are crafting music in pairs. March To May is the duo’s name, and their premier single follows another well-worn musical path-lost love.

The single, Ember, cuts deep into the noted skin of loss and anguish, reeling with moving percussion, piano and string accompaniment over a soft guitar melody to draw you into the bittersweet storyline.

March To May have found a fitting sound for their enchanting vocal pairing, combined with the harmonizing of harp and guitar together in a fluid fashion. The song reminds me of similar work by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan from their 2005 single Unplayed Piano. The movement, mood, and song flow shares many similarities. All in all it makes me hopeful of the music that will follow from this great emerging duo.

Hear it and see their new video:

Favorite Music Of 2014

music-pic-150x150 The past few weeks of our radio show (aside from Christmas of course) have highlighted some of the best music we’ve featured in 2014. Our favorites of the year are among this Best Of list. This week’s program was dedicated to some of the unheralded artists and songs of 2014, which we dubbed the “Undiscovered List.”

Our Golden Fork Awards are one of the ways that we celebrate great releases, as well as giving you as a fan of indie music the opportunity to let your voice be heard on which artists provided the greatest musical delivery. You can still vote for this year’s award right HERE.

One of the things I enjoyed most in this year was the opportunity to connect with so many numerous indie artists in a wide variety of genres from rock to hip-hop to EDM to medal. The Sound Bites series from this year showcase those artists and the wonderful releases they have.

TCMDP-Logo We expanded our podcast series this year, even starting a new podcast called The Craft Music Discovery which brought us episodes with interviews and new music from Wendy Colonna, Jenny & Tyler, The Infatuations, my longtime friend William Fitzsimmons and Jesse Lacy. Our regular podcast allowed me the chance to talk with one of my personal favorite indie rock bands of the past few years, Dry The River, who released one of the best albums of the year Alarms In The Heart.

Other personal favorites of the year include the new music released by folk rockers The Strumbellas, Chuck Ragan, James Vincent McMorrow’s sophomore album Post Tropical, the aforementioned Wendy Colonna’s Nectar album, and the electrifying guitar rock of Ayon Jones & The Way.

And we can’t forget about the seminal new album from Weird Al that is taking the world by storm. That’s one artist and one album that I will still stick to, no matter how popular it (or he in this case) becomes in the moment. Pure genius.

Would love to know what you think about this year’s music, what stood out and anyone you think we missed. What say you?

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