We are about to wind down our new music picks for 2016. We will have one more installment before we wrap it up!
These picks reflect much about what we are looking at this time of year: highlighting 2016 favorites and looking forward to releases for the new year. 2017 already looks like it is going to be a good one with promises of album from Alison Krauss, Laura Marling, and Chuck Prophet, lots of local goodness, and concerts a plenty!
Recently, Vandaveer premiered the song and video “Love is Melancholy,” off their just released EP of the same name. This EP is a companion to their full-length, The Wild Mercury. Mark Charles Heidinger and Rose Guerin met through the DC folk scene. While they had that as their home base, they played the WNRN studios and regularly played gigs in the area. Now out of Louisville, Kentucky, their music continues to thrive. WNRN is glad to help them celebrate two releases for 2016 by adding the title track to the new EP.
This past year, WNRN played the Jesca Hoop and Sam Beam project, Love Letter For Fire. It was edgy for Sam Beam and more mainstream for Jesca Hoop. Allmusic says: “Singer/songwriter Jesca Hoop is a nearly unclassifiable talent whose songs range from outsider folk to indie rock.” I say, “yup, and she is good!” Memories are Now will be out on February 10th. WNRN is giving you a preview with “The Lost Sky.” (photo: Frank Ockenfels)