Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Turn Me On: Rob Bonfiglio

Calling Rob Bonfiglio either a “singer-songwriter” or a “multi-instrumentalist” would feel almost tragically inadequate. His fifth solo album, Trouble Again, is an immaculate, euphoria-inducing song cycle that seamlessly weaves together Bonfiglio’s classic rock, Philly soul and power pop influences, presented through a musical lens that weaves in the groovy ambiance of Southern California, all of […]

Turn Me On: Brian Whelan

Turn Me On: Brian Whelan

Since leaving Dwight Yoakam’s band in 2015, Americana singer/songwriter Brian Whelan and former member of indie rock band The Broken West has continued to tour as a sideman and solo artist in support of his second solo album, Sugarland. Although thirty-six-year-old Whelan is a staple of the Cinema Bar in Culver City and the Grand Ole […]

Turn Me On: Judith Owen

Turn Me On: Judith Owen

Judith Owen is equally influenced by the great American songbook, the Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter movement, and a cornucopia of diverse jazz ideas that the Welsh pianist encounters while living in New Orleans. Owen has released eleven albums of original material, with her songwriting often exploring intimate moments of interpersonal connection or how people navigate their […]

Turn Me On: Young Rockers Greta Van Fleet Riding Buzz from ‘Black Smoke Rising’ EP to Sold-Out U.S. Tour

Turn Me On: Young Rockers Greta Van Fleet Riding Buzz from ‘Black Smoke Rising’ EP to Sold-Out U.S. Tour

That deafening buzz you’re hearing in the modern rock realm lately? That’s the attention being given to Greta Van Fleet, a rising rock act from Michigan who scored big with their new debut EP, Black Smoke Rising. The band — made up of three brothers, Josh, Jake and Sam Kiszka along with Danny Wagner — […]

Turn Me On: Wallows, a Los Angeles Indie-Pop Band with ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Dylan Minnette on Vocals/Guitar

Turn Me On: Wallows, a Los Angeles Indie-Pop Band with ’13 Reasons Why’ Star Dylan Minnette on Vocals/Guitar

Netflix scored a big hit with 13 Reasons Why, a dramatic series based on a 2007 book that focused on depression, mental health and teen suicide that premiered in March and garnered much attention online. The series’ male lead, 20-year-old Dylan Minnette, also has a band, Wallows, which also features fellow actor Braeden Lemasters (known […]

Turn Me On: Juliet Piper

Turn Me On: Juliet Piper

88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson turns his attention to LA-based singer/songwriter Juliet Piper in this Turn Me On…. “I remember sitting in a car seat, honestly, around the holidays,” recalls Juliet Piper of her first songwriting experience. “My dad and I wrote a song together about Christmas trees as we drove past everyone’s […]

Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes about Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones….   If this was the early 1970s, Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones — with their stylish, horn-powered, Otis Redding-cum-Al Green-meets-early-Chicago, can’t-get-it-outta-your-head soul music — would own the airwaves […]

Turn Me On: The Rescues

Turn Me On: The Rescues

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson spotlights LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist trio The Rescues…. What started many years ago as one man inviting three of his favorite local singer/songwriters to join each other onstage at his Hollywood Hills house party soon turned into The Rescues, a working band that […]

Turn Me On: Mondo Cozmo

Turn Me On: Mondo Cozmo

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes some words about LA artist Mondo Cozmo…. It’s always great to hear new music that shakes you, that sorta knocks you off center a little, and makes the hair stand up on your goosebumps. The first 63,000 times I listened […]

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