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Windows Down, Stereo Up: New Music Releases With KCUR Hosts

Lee Fields, from the album "Faithful Man" (2012)
Lee Fields, from the album "Faithful Man" (2012)

Is your musical taste stuck in a rut? Don’t you wish you had cool friends to take you out to a record store for a music makeover? Well, now you do.

Join Central Standardthis Tuesday as we enjoy a selection of new artists and releases, perfect for this time of the year. We'll be joined by familiar KCUR voices including Renee Blanche of Night Tides, Chuck Haddix of the Fish Fry, and Bill Shapiro ofCyprus Avenue. They've put together an eclectic collection of songs, perfect for driving around town with your windows down, and stereo up.

And we want to hear from you – what new artist or album is going to be your soundtrack of the long, hot summer ahead? Give us a call at 816-235-2888, or shoot us an e-mail.

Some song selections from our guests...

Chuck Haddix, host of The Fish Fry

  • Ruthie Foster – The Titanic
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions – Walk On Thru That Door
  • Clarence Milton Bekker – Tomorrow Dream
  • Nathan James – Chosen Kind

Renee Blanche, host of Night Tides

  • Uwe Gronau – Caleña
  • Al  Gromer Khan – Kula Jazz (She Gave Me The Fruit And I Have Eaten)
  • Cyber Zen Sound Engine – Headlong into Night

Bill Shapiro, host of Cyprus Avenue

  • Bruce Springsteen – Jack of All Trades
  • Dion – You Keep Me Cryin'

Miles Bonny, INNatesounds

  • Lee Fields - I Still Got It
  • Hawthorne Headhunters - No Crying Now, No Lyin Down

Sample some sounds for yourself:

Bruce Springsteen --

Lee Fields --

Hawthorne Headhunters  --

Nathan James performing in a Dutch studio gets really wonderful after 6:20 --