Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

With the 2018 release of their second album, Lucky 13, and an increasingly prolific 2019 touring schedule, Shannon Rae and 100 Proof are reaching an ever-growing audience with their unique brand of country rock. At the heart of the band’s music and live set are a collection of thoroughly memorable original songs written by the […]

Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Turn Me On: Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fernando Perdomo

Fernando Perdomo photo via Cyndi Trissel Less than a year ago, Fernando Perdomo released Out to Sea, a sonically dynamic and thoroughly memorable instrumental prog rock album on which he plays every instrument on almost every song, along with being the sole songwriter, producer and engineer. Perdomo quickly followed with Zebra Crossing, a blending of […]

Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Turn Me On: Circles Around the Sun

Guitarist Neal Casal and keyboardist Adam MacDougall are best known as indispensable members of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, an outstanding live band due largely to their ability to seamlessly blend jam-band, blues, country, soul, southern rock and psychedelic influences in their endlessly energetic, melodic and captivating shows. The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, often referred to as […]

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 […]

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