Listening To This Week

It’s been a wild week. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been a bit out of it. It’s a cold or something but I was out of commission yesterday and playing catchup today. But in taking a day off, I did get to spend a little bit of time listening to some new great tunes. And I want to share that with you.

I discovered a new artist named Kelley McRae last week. She has a pop/rock feel to her music, but she creatively infuses some other styles of music like R&B and old fashioned blues guitar in her tracks that makes her songs stand out. I really love her voice and her range. I’ve been listening to her album Highrises in Brooklyn, and from that release my favorite tracks are Tomorrow, Last Call Town, and So Far. You can listen to her songs at her website. Interesting fact about Kelley is that she grew up in Mississippi, in the town my parents went to college in. I’ve traveled through that area a billion times but didn’t know there was a great indie songwriter hidden there, waiting to blossum.

I wrote last about Iron & Wine‘s newest album. I can’t get enough of it. There’s some many layers to the new tracks that go beyond the usual folk/acoustic sound. Again, please get out his album Kiss Each Other Clean. I guarantee you will love it.

We’re really excited about a concert that’s coming in March. William Fitzsimmons, the indie singer/songwriter that I’ve known for several years will be performing live in West Texas at the Historic Paramount Theater on Saturday March 5th at 7:30PM. If you’re interested in discount tickets, you can join The Appetizer fan club and get discount seats for this show and other Appetizer concerts. Email me for details.
William has a new album set to be released in mid-March, but he will perform new songs at the Abilene gig. You can sample a few of the new songs here.

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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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