Northern soul? How about Arctic soul? That's yet to be a thing, but if young Icelandic singer-songwriter Júníus Meyvant has anything to do with it, you'll hear more similarly soul-stirring melodies from way up north. The singer — whose real name is Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson — has yet to release his debut, but his sole single, the lushly orchestrated "Color Decay," is already one of the most requested songs at KEXP.
Todd Snider performs on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. One of the show's most frequent and favorite guests, Snider has appeared on Mountain Stage 12 times over the years, beginning with the release of his debut, Songs For The Daily Planet, in 1995.
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Sam Amidon takes traditional music and makes it his own. He might begin with a traditional murder ballad and then morph it into something of his own, fueled by Bill Frisell's languidly atmospheric guitar, Shahzad Ismaily's minimal but essential percussion and Amidon's own yearning voice. At other times, Amidon weaves his own new tunes into worn, weary, seemingly ageless sagas.
The rhythms of Celtic music work their way down into your feet; before you know it, you're dancing. Limber up and tune into this hour of music featuring Alasdair Fraser, Trian, and a pair of traditional dance bands from Ireland and Scotland.
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