Soulful Sunday With CATHERINE CAMPBELL

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

26 June 2022

Chattanooga-based singer-songwriter CATHERINE CAMPBELL has teamed up with her hometown venue Cherry Street Tavern to release 2 of her songs. A limited-edition 7″ single is coming up.

Both songs will also feature on album #001 of Cherry Street Tavern’s Artist Series.
The idea of this project is to highlight local musicians in Chattanooga, Tennessee by
helping them release a two-track 7″ record.

Campbell‘s pair of songs are both dreamy ditties, romantic reflections, twilight ballads. Beautifully orchestrated with her notable nightingale voice in the middle. Think Sharon
Van Etten
and Angel Olsen.

Sit down, relax and enjoy.

– DISAPPEAR –


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– LEAVE NO TRACE –


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CATHERINE CAMPBELL: Facebook

Soulful Sunday With KURT VILE On The Telly

Reveries for lazy Sundays

Country slacker songsmith KURT VILE launched
his 9th album (watch my moves) last April.

NME said: “On this spacey and sprawling dream-pop adventure, the great modern
American songwriter exudes the wholesome, easy charm he’s always held. Vile has
always been the epitome of someone comfortable in their own skin, but he displays
that more than ever on this spacey and sprawling adventure.”
Score: 4/5.

To promote his new work Vile performed 2 songs off the
LP on American TV on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

– MOUNT AIRY HILL (WAY GONE) –

– HOW LUCKY –

New tour dates here

SOULFUL SUNDAY With A New MAVIS STAPLES And LEVON HELM Live Album

Soulful reveries for the laziest day of the week

22 May 2022

Iconic singer MAVIS STAPLES is an alchemist of American music. During her 70+ year career, one of her favorite musical moments was her performance in Martin Scorsese’s
film The Last Waltz about the final concert of Americana heroes The Band. With The Staple Singers, she sang along with The Band to their classic diamond The Weight.

Since then Staples and the late great drummer/vocalist LEVON HELM became close friends and worked/played together many times. Like in the summer of 2011 when Helm invited her to his Woodstock studio for one of his Midnight Rambles Live Shows that he produced and broadcasted. Recordings of the duo’s performance are now cleaned up and cemented in a new live album, baptized CARRY ME HOME with their versions of great songs by Bob Dylan, Curtis Mayfield, The Band, and more.

Enjoy here…

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MAVIS STAPLES: Facebook
LEVON HELM: Facebook

Soulful Sunday With Supreme Songstress ANGEL OLSEN And New Single ‘BIG TIME’

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

1 May 2022

Artist: ANGEL OLSEN
Born Angelina Maria Carroll 35 years ago
Who: Singer-songwriter from Chicago with a
golden voice, so far she made 5 studio albums

Her new one BIG TIME will arrive on 3 June. More info here

Here’s the title track off the LP. The second song Olsen
shares following the epic pearl All The Good Times.

Relax, here comes an angel…

ANGEL OLSEN: Facebook

Soulful Sunday… With Romantic Songsmith RYAN EGAN

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

17 April 2022

RYAN EGAN an American songwriter/crooner and multi-instrumentalist
living in Paris, France. who just released his debut album SOFT POWER.

Egan: “This album, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered in under one month, is the culmination of 2 years of experimentation, dozens of songs, and two countries of residence,
all leading to one coherent sonic moment captured at the end of Winter 2021. These songs
are my weapons, my power, my one sole purpose on Earth. I haven’t overhyped this have I?”

Soft Power is an idyllic record for idyllic Sundays like these. It’s springtime, it’s sunny, it’s a feel-good day for feel-good songs like these 9 ones. here. Romantic, soft, and tranquilizing. If you’re a fan of Prefab Sprout and the soft side of Steely Dan this is all you need to give your mind a day off.

Stream/buy ‘Soft Power’ here…


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RYAN EGAN: Website – Facebook

Soulful Sunday With BABY O And Her New Groovy Mover ‘N.G.B.’

Sonic reveries for the laziest day of the week

Artist: BABY O
Who: Olivia Pasqueralli, a.k.a. Baby O,
is a Toronto-based queer musician.

New single: N. G. B.

The song is about her experience growing up queer in an
Italian-Canadian Catholic family. It’s a playful and proud
song for folks who might be experiencing a lot of self-doubt
or are uncertain about their future.

Baby O: “There’s a common pattern in my life – and probably in the lives
of many women, femmes, and queers in general – sacrificing our own joy
just to be pleasant and not abrasive to others.”

Turn Up The Volume: N.G.B. is a perfect tune for lazy Sundays.
Laid-back, gluey and open-hearted. A groovy mover with a poppy
pace, electrical guitar verve and Baby O‘s reflective vocals.

Let’s roll…


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BABY O: Instagram – Spotify

(photo via Auteur Research PR)

American Singer-Songwriter PAUL ANDREWS And His Soulful New Album ‘FROM THE DISTANCE’

20 March 2022

Artist: PAUL ANDREWS
Who: New York City based singer-songwriter

“I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t a part of my life.
In my earliest memories, I see my mom loading up the record
player with 45’s. She would play every kind of music and we
would all sing along, wrong words and all.”

New album: FROM THE DISTANCE
Order info here.

“A nostalgic musical sensibility can be heard throughout the multi-layered From the Distance, encompassing 1960s R&B, 1970s pop, 1980s new wave/dance, and 1990s dance—with musical flourishes that recall recordings by Tears for Fears, Burt Bacharach, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys, Swing Out Sister, Steely Dan, Sade, Men Without Hats, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Basia/Matt Bianco. Still, the songs of From the Distance are firmly rooted in the here and now.”

Turn Up The Volume: This is a varied moods record with synth-pop sparks (Dream State / Borrowed Time / Shady Pines) that made me think instantly of the galvanizing glow of Prefab Sprout, with soft Motown vibes à la Marvin Gaye (Reach The Stars / Masquerade), and with an invitation here and there to do some of your best dance moves.

Expect an overall soulful ambiance that feels both tenderhearted and
dream-stimulating, but without, lyrically, losing track of the real world
outside.

Headphones on,
dim the lights,
press play and
float away…

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PAUL ANDREWS: Facebook

(A Long) Soulful Sunday With New BEACH HOUSE Album

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

20 February 2022

Band: BEACH HOUSE
Who: Praised American tandem formed in Baltimore in 2004, featuring
vocalist/keyboardist Victoria Legrand and guitarist/keyboardist Alex Scally.
Active: Since 2005 / 7 studio LPs (new one included)

New album: ONCE TWICE MELODY – 18 tracks
Release: 18 February 2022 via Sub Pop

Pitchfork says: “With panoramic proportions and gleaming finishes,
the band’s sprawling eighth album luxuriates in the rhapsody of sensation
itself. You don’t listen to Once Twice Melody, you dissolve into it.”

Full review here. Score: 7.5/10.

TUTV: You can relax on cloud nine when Beach House comes up,
but a record of a total of 1h and 24 minutes really is way too long.

Stream full LP here…

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BEACH HOUSE: Facebook

SOULFUL SUNDAY With New CATE LE BON Album

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

13 February 2022

Artist: CATE LE BON
Who: Welsh singer-songwriter,
born Cate Timothy 38 years ago
Active: Since 2007 / 6 LPs (new one included)

New album: POMPEII
Released: 4 February 2022

Info: “Her sixth full-length studio album and the follow up to 2019’s
Mercury-nominated Reward, bears a storied title summoning apocalypse,
but the metaphor eclipses any “dissection of immediacy says Le Bon. Not
to downplay her nod to disorientation induced by double catastrophe, global
pandemic plus climate emergency’s colliding eco-traumas resonate all too eerily.”

Pitchfork says: “Cate Le Bon’s wondrous sixth album exists in a waking dreamscape
whose locked-in grooves approach the unknowable at slanted angles.
” Score: 8.5/10.

TUTV: Our planet is in danger as we and Cate Le Bon know it.
She designs darksome, pessimistic images of humankind’s threats
with her classy songwriting.

Stream/buy here…


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CATE LE BON: Facebook – All Albums