Week Ahead Today’s Top Tune 10.31 – 11.4.16

What are Today’s Top Tunes this week you ask? Well, after almost a half century of music, Lee Fields continues to showcase his incomparable sound. Jesca Hoop bewitches us with a Halloween themed song. We share a new single from Grammy-nominated country artist Tift Merritt, trip out to The Lemon Twigs, and become addicted to Body Language!

Monday, Oct 31, Ruy Folguera and Jesca Hoop: “If I Had a Ribbon Bow”

This Halloween we bring you a classic Fairport Convention song, “If I Had a Ribbon Bow,” as arranged by Ruy Folguera. The LA-based composer lays down an eerie mood for singer Jesca Hoop. The song was culled from the VR Horror film, Eye for an Eye: A Séance in Virtual Reality.

Tuesday, Nov 1, Tift Merritt: Dusty Old Man

Emmylou Harris calls Tift Merritt “a diamond in a coal mine.” Don Henley has covered one of her songs and Andrew Bird swept her up as a member in his old time band. The North Carolina native continues to impress with a guitar and steel pedal powered track called “Dusty Old Man.”

Wednesday, Nov 2, Body Language: “Addicted”  

With a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B Body Language continue to entrance us with a song we find ourselves “Addicted” to.

Thursday, Nov 3, Lee Fields & The Expressions: “Make the World” from Special Night 

“The world was designed to last indefinitely,” says Lee Fields. “And we’re the only living species on Earth who can alter that process…” The power of his six piece band gives “Make the World” the intensity of an entire orchestra, encouraging us all to do everything we can to help make the world a better place.

Friday, Nov 4, The Lemon Twigs: “These Words” from Do Hollywood

If you didn’t know The Lemon Twigs, you might think there was a new British invasion on the horizon. The Long Island natives, teenage brothers Brian (19) and Michael (17) D’Addario, have never aspired to anything more than make music together. Their album Do Hollywood was produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and features the lavish song “These Words.”