July was another great month for musical discoveries (new and old). Check out this month's summer playlist with great tracks from Tea Leaf Green, The Allergies, Al Green, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and much more. New, old, fast, slow...there's always something good at The Tasty Turntable.
Here's my complete KCRW interview about the special magic of mixtapes and playlists Thanks to the team at UnFictional, KCRW and especially my brother for making this happen! link: http://kcrw.co/29olaBY or kcrw.co/29ttfEH
Meet Molly Moore and Brandyn Burnette. These talented young artists just may be the musical power-couple of the future. Whether working together or on their solo projects, these two do it all: they write, sing, play and produce emotional and empowering songs that are beginning to get the music industry's attention.
Molly's songwriting path led her to work writing solely for others for a few years before she returned her focus to her own signing and performing career. As part of that process, Molly collaborated on hits such as Felix Cartal's "Ready for Love" and Dubvision's "Hollow." As Molly describes it, her music is "honest, and it comes from a real place." Her pop-sensibility blends with her lifelong inspiration from classic singer/songwriters to create modern, thoughtful songs that have you dancing at one moment and deeply reflecting the next. Find out more about Molly here: mollymooreofficial.com/index.html
Molly's boyfriend, Brandyn, has music in his blood. He has been playing and performing since he was a young child and he hasn't stopped since! His dad (R&B artist, O'Bryan), had a hit in the 1980s with "The Gigolo." Brandyn's songs reflect his life-experiences. Whether it is the mid-west influences of his St. Louis home or the life-changing inspirations he gained at NYU, Brandyn's work shows a maturity that belies his young age. Add to this a dynamic stage presence, and Brandyn really is a complete package. Learn more about Brandyn here: brandynburnette.com/index.html
In addition to their solo projects, 2016 is also shaping up to be a breakthrough year for Molly and Brandyn on their joint progressive-pop project, Cosmos & Creature. The pair feature on two massive club records (Lost Kings’“Marathon” and Vicetone’s “Bright Side”) and have a much-anticipated EP on the way.
We just can't wait to watch these rising stars shine!
Sometimes words just get in the way. For those occasions, here is a sweet list of pure instrumental blues. This list contains some of the best instrumental blues classics of all time. Swing the blues!