There were so many releases in 2013 and I know I only heard a small fraction of them. In my relatively small overall sampling of 2013 album releases, I found a whole lot to like, and it was difficult to narrow them down to a list of 10.
The Magnolia Avenue Studios hosted hundreds of musicians, and over 70 different bands from all genres for 2013's Live at KDHX recording sessions.
On any given day on 88.1 KDHX, you'll hear a dizzying array of sounds: folk, rock, pop, country, funk, blues, world, bluegrass and beyond. "Live at KDHX, Volume 11" is an aural portrait of the diversity, quality and independence that makes KDHX unique.
Despite its carefree nature, making a summer mix can be a harrowing task. Do you opt for of-the-moment pop jams or comfortable nostalgia? These are the questions that kept us cassette-dubbing youth up at night in summers past.
Mount Moriah is forging a new visceral Southern sound that is as modern as it is traditional.
The year 2012 was a memorable one for the live performance studios of 88.1 KDHX. We hosted over 170 national and local bands, all of whom gave us their very best.
"Younger Days," the latest track from North Carolina's Mount Moriah (Heather McEntire, Jenks Miller and Casey Toll), sparkles with a hard-to-pin-down, twangy yet very pop sweetness.