Thankful for Indie Music

What a better time than now to celebrate the greatness of indie music? I can’t think of one. On top of the fact that it’s the Thanksgiving weekend, we are blessed to live in a historical time of a resurgence in singer-songwriters that are not dependent on major record labels to promote their music. That’s probably one of the greatest gifts of the technological information super-highway. We can not only learn about stuff that’s out there that we don’t know, but we can hear it and experience it too. And we can support these artists financially online too, to help them keep doing what they’re doing.

This weekend on The Appetizer, I’ll be serving some great emerging artists. I have new music that can be picked up for free on Amazon.com (see this post for the specifics of those albums), or you can download albums on i-Tunes. Let me say, i-Tunes is such a huge blessing for musicians and music fans. Don’t worry, I get no monetary compensation for praising them. It’s just true. For instance, there is a compilation album on i-Tunes called 1% for the Planet-The Music Vol. 1, which contains over 40 songs and can be purchased for $10. I’ve never gotten a deal like that with music I actually liked. The gambit of styles and genres is covered in this album, including folk, rock, alternative, hip-hop, and jazz crossover. Some of my favorite emerging artists on this album include Sons Of William, Kaiser Cartel, William Fitzsimmons, Erica Wheeler and more.

This weekend’s presentation includes some great tracks from indie artists like Citizen Cope, Feist, Eric Hutchinson and more, as well as known acts like Ben Folds, Brandi Carlile (a great new song I’m so excited to play called Pride & Joy) and more. The series will continue next week with more great music available in these 2 places, I’ll pick out some great selections and share them with you.

Have a great Thanksgiving. Thank you for tuning in to The Appetizer and for reading this blog.

The Appetizer can be heard
in Beaumont, TX Saturdays at 3P on 91.3 KVLU-1
in Abilene, TX Saturdays at 9P on 89.7 KACU
in Stephenville, TX Sundays at 9P on 90.5 KTRL

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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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