Updates from the mvyradio Bloggers

New on mvyradio: George Ezra

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It's a hit!  A catchy, mature sound track from a very young UK artist.  "Budapest" will be stuck in your head.  You're welcome.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Johnny Winter

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Johnny Winter was on the cusp of releasing a new record when he passed away, earlier this year.  He may be gone, but we're fortunate enough to have one more rockin' record from him.  This track features Ben Harper.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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Happy Thanksgiving: Alice's Restaurant

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As is our yearly tradition, we play Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant" on Thanksgiving Day at noon.

For those of you who aren't tuned in at noon (or need to hear it twice), listen to it on-demand, whenever!


Hear it on Youtube.

If you've never heard it, here's a really fun updated version from the 1990s, with a great postscript.

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New on mvyradio: JD McPherson

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JD McPherson has a new album due in 2015, but this fall he's release a 4 song EP of cover tunes, to keep us warm until then.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Robert Plant

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Robert Plant is trapped inside your radio!!! Or at least, that's what he says in "Turn It Up."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Ray Lamontagne

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Is he scatting?  Is there anything Ray Lamontagne can't do?  Here's his lastest, "She's The One."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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2014 in 14 Minutes/Top 25 of 2014

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We made a video that features a clip of every single song we added into regular rotation in 2014.

And while you are listening, you can try to decide on your favorite albums of the year, and vote on your Top 5 as part of our mvyradio Top 25 of 2014 contest!


See the video on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Lori McKenna

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Lori McKenna's latest looks to an interesting place for inspiration . . . behind the room-doors of the many hotels she's been in while touring.  The stories on this record imagine the lives the live behind each "Numbered Door."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Damien Rice

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Damien Rice took an extended break between albums and (spoiler alert) it doesn't seem like he got any happier in the process!  This new record is filled with ache and emotion and beauty, and sadness.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Boy & Bear

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Here's another hooky, pleasingly odd track from Boy & Bear, that starts with "One of those dreams/you were a 3 headed woman . . ."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Annie Lennox

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The ultimate interpreter, Annie Lennox, takes on Screaming Jay Hawkins on her new "Nostalgia" album.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Tweedy

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Well, we haven't seen a video as weird or as entertaining as this in a while . . . hats off to the Tweedy boys for this one.  And "Low Key" is a great sketch of a guy who's a bit emotionally reserved.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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The mvyradio Story, on video

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We made a video about the station, and why we need your support!


New on mvyradio: Puss N Boots

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Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper would get together regularly to perform country covers at a small club in New York City.  Eventually, that lead to a record, where the trio members each take turns at the lead.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Joe Bonamassa

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Joe Bonamassa has proved himself to be one of today's most consistently excellent blues-rock guys out there, putting out solid albums year after year.  "Get Back My Tomorrow" continues the groove . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Shakey Graves

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Shakey Graves is Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Austin-based singer-songwriter (and occasional actor).  "Dearly Departed" is new on MVY, and its classic country duet style with the memorable rhythmic hook makes it one to keep an ear out for.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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Check out this live version.  If you look closely, you can see that not only is Graves singing and playing the guitar, he's also rocking some kickdrums!

See it on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Jackson Browne

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"The Birds Of St Mark's" is a song that's been around for decades, but Jackson Browne is just now including it on a studio album.  Classic/new Jackson Browne!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: John Mellencamp

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"Plain Spoken" is a great album title for a man who always says what's on his mind.  And apparently, that mind is a bit troubled . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Trigger Hippy

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Here's an interesting group of folks . . . Trigger Hippy is Joan Osborne, Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes and Jackie Greene.  Some mvy faves, pulling together to put a sound that is right in the pocket . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: The Both

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The Both go to a wedding!  Another fun video, from another hummable tune by Aimee Mann and Ted Leo.  Listen for "Volunteers Of America" on mvyradio.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Jason Spooner

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Jason Spooner captures summertime in his tune "Fireflies."  And he had the clever idea to have his fans captures summertime in pictures, which he collected for this video!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Catherine MacLellan

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Oh those Canadian folkies!  They do good work!

We're happy to have new music from Catherine MacLellan, who's new song AND album are called "The Raven's Sun."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: U2

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What a pleasant surprise!  A good rocking track from a new U2 record.  And it celebrates Joey Ramone!!!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Trampled By Turtles

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Trampled By Turtles has been building a passionate following with their live shows, and here they deliver their best song for radio yet, with "Are You Behind The Shining Star?"

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Kat Edmonson

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A unique mix of Old School and New School, Texas singer songwriter Kat Edmonson will take you back, and forward.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Justin Townes Earle

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Justin Townes Earle has a delightful fatalistic streak . . . "Time Shows Fools" shows it.  From his new album "Single Mothers."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Beck

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Beck keeps things interesting on "Heart Is A Drum," the 2nd single from "Morning Phase."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Counting Crows

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It's been a number of years since the last new Counting Crows record (not including the live albums and covers record).  Adam Duritz and company come roaring back with a new single, "Scarecrow" and a strong new album "Somewhere Under Wonderland."


Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.


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New on mvyradio: Joe Henry

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Joe Henry is probably better known as a producer these days, helping a host of MVY-type artists (Bonnie Raitt, Bettye Lavette, Aimee Mann) make incredible albums.  But he's an amazing songwriter in his own right, with a dozen-plus records to his name.  Keep an ear out for "Lead Me On" featuring Lisa Hannigan.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Spoon

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Spoon's rhythmic tunefulness is on full display in the new track from them called "Do You."  Hear it late nights on MVY!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: John Hiatt

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There is no end of John Hiatt's ability to create memorable characters and hummable tunes.  The question is only the setting---will it be a rocking road band?  Ace studio players? 

For "Long Time Comin'" Hiatt keeps it simple, with some understated picking and plenty of warmth.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Conor Oberst

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This track from Conor Oberst's "Upside Down Mountain" starts of smoothly and ends of a very, very rocking note.  Stick around to the end.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Will Dailey

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Will Dailey decided to go his own way, walking away from a Major Label, to put out "National Throat."  Seems like it worked out, as we're playing "Sunken Ship" on MVY.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Tweedy

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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and his son Spencer have recorded an album under the name Tweedy.  They play ALL the instruments on the record, and only bring in one guest, the girls from Lucius, to provide backing vocals.  Otherwise it's a father-son affair on songs like "Summer Noon."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: New Pornographers

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A slab pop-rock-harmonizing bliss . . . The New Pornographers have another catchy, great sounding record.  Listen for "Brill Bruisers" on MVY.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Ryan Adams

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Well, this video is bizarre.  But the new Ryan Adams song sounds great, and his new album is getting great reviews.  Check out "Gimme Something Good."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Bahamas

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Clearing up the confusion, Bahamas new album is called "Bahamas is Afie" which pretty much explains that the "band" is one guy, Afie Jurvanen.  Listen for "Stronger Than That" on MVY.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Selwyn Birchwood

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Selwyn Birchwood is a pretty exciting young guitarist, with a new song on MVY called "Don't Call No Ambulance."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Tom Petty

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Tom Petty keeps rolling on.  We're looking forward to his new "Hypnotic Eye" album.  The first single is "U Get Me High."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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mvyradio: Laurel's decision; Jess on mornings

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Laurel Redington is recovering from her car accident.  On Tuesday, she came on the air to talk about her future at mvyradio.

After 8 years, Laurel has officially decided to leave the morning slot.  She'll still work for MVY and will be producing many Community Related features.  She'll continue to do her Morning Toast.  And she'll be the "Station Voice," do the work of all our recorded underwriting.

Jess Phaneuf, who's been filling in on mornings, will move there permanently.

Congratulations to both of them, for all their good work.


Hear them talk on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Ray Lamontagne

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Ray Lamontagne keeps the throwbacks coming, both in the sound of this new song, and the theme of Drive In Movies.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Robert Plant

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Robert Plant returns, backed by many of the folks who were playing with him outside of the Alison Krauss and Band Of Joy projects.

Why would he ever entertain a Zeppelin reunion, when he can continue to explore his muse and his music like this?  Listen for "Rainbow" on mvyradio.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Jenny Lewis

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One of the many exciting artists coming to Newport Folk this summer . . . Jenny Lewis has her first solo album after the official breakup of Rilo Kiley.  Check out "Just One Of The Guys."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Kenny Wayne Shepherd

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So young for a veteran . . . Kenny Wayne Shepherd delivers a smoking set of blues classics with close attention to the roots---his own, and the song's.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Coldplay

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Coldplay's latest is "A Sky Full Of Stars," with its gently propulsive piano buoying Chris Martin's croon.  Another Coldplay hit . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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Morgan Reports for the week of June 1st

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This summer mvyradio will be following the 38th voyage of the Charles W Morgan.  The Morgan is a historic 1841 whaleship, one of the oldest of its kind, and this summer will find it visiting ports in New London, Mystic, Newport, New Bedford, Vineyard Haven, Provincetown and Boston.  Dan McFadden of Mystic Seaport will be calling in reports, to track the progress of the vessel and to offer a historical perspective.  Join us every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 8:40am and 4:40pm, as we track the Charles W Morgan across New England.  Brought to you by The Martha's Vineyard Museum, The Vineyard Gazette, Hinckley Yachts and mvyradio.

We're turning the on-air reports into videos which you'll be able to watch here on our Bloggers page!


Hear the June 4th report on Youtube.


See the June 2nd report on Youtube.


See the May 19th report on Youtube.


See the May 16th report on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: John Fullbright

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Here's a great young songwriter that the critics are going crazy for.  We sent this song out as a free MP3 to our Friends of mvyradio last week.  Keep your ears open for this track on MVY.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Galactic

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Here's a totally rockin' new Galactic track, featuring JJ Grey!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Ben & Ellen Harper

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Ben Harper is a frequent collaborator (think Fistful Of Mercy, Blind Boys Of Alabama or Charlie Musselwhite), but it IS a bit of a surprise to find him making a record with his Mom, Ellen Harper.  But how sweet it is.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Riley Etheridge Jr.

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We love to champion great players who've flown under the radar, like Riley Etheridge Jr.  Keep an ear out for "Another Time Another Place," new on MVY.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: The Holmes Brothers

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"Brotherhood" is our Album Of The Week.  There's something so inspiring about watching and listening to The Holmes Brothers . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Judith Owen

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You may have heard Judith Owen, and note even known it.  Owen is a sought after backing singer and accompanist, who often tours with the likes of Richard Thompson.  Of course, she makes great records on her own, too.  Her new album features the same backing band that supported James Taylor and Carole King on their recent reunion tour, and mvy is playing her new song "One In A Million."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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AOW: Joan Osborne

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Joan Osborne's "Love And Hate" is our Album Of The Week, Wednesday at 9pm ET.  Check out the video below, to see how a great singer surrounds herself with great singers.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Natalie Merchant

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Natalie Merchant's impeccable and emotive voice returns with her first album of original material in quite some time.  She's amazing, as always.

To see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Sarah McLachlan

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Sarah McLachlan delivers a new track with an upbeat feel, but below the surface, as always, in longing, regret and a deep well of emotion.  "In Your Shoes" is on MVY now.

Recently I decided to And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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Update on Laurel, Ray, Tessa and Ellie

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As some of you know, MVY DJ's Laurel Redington and Ray Whitaker, along with their daughter Tessa, and Tessa's friend Ellie, were in a very serious car accident near Richmond, Virginia during April vacation week.

Many of you have asked for details.  Others have asked how to help.

This site offers information on both.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for our dear friends.

AOW: David Crosby

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"Croz" is our Album Of The Week this week.  Check out this very moving piece about David Crosby connecting with a son he never knew, and the personal and professional relationship that has flourished.  Hear the album Wednesday at 9pm ET.


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New on mvyradio: Robert Cray

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Consistent and classy, Robert Cray is tirelessly effective at making blues with his trademark clean-burning style.  We're playing the new one "You Move Me."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: First Aid Kit

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These Sweden sisters made a splash at Newport Folk 2 years ago, and their new full length promises great growth.  We've started playing "My Silver Lining."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: David Gray

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It's great to have some new music from David Gray, after a several year absence.  "Back In The World" is a hint at what the rest of "Mutineers" will contain . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Lake Street Dive

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When performed live, "You Go Down Smooth" usually brings down the house.  It's impressive that the album version has all the vitality of the live show.  It sounds really great on the air.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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New on mvyradio: Rosanne Cash

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There's a reason that Rosanne Cash's new record is garnering some of the best reviews of any album released in 2014 . . . it's deep.

Meaning, it is both soulful and thoughtful.  And it is deep with strong songs, like the new single "A Feather's Not A Bird.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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mvy Live: Donna The Buffalo

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Check out some video of Donna The Buffalo at The Narrows Center.  To hear a great recording of their 2013 set, check out mvy Live on Thursday at 9pm ET.


See the set on Youtube.

Free Music: Carlene Carter

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If you are a Friend of mvyradio, you get a download of a new Carlene Carter song (sent on 4/22).

Even if you are not a Friend yet, everyone will have a chance to win a copy of her new album, when we give away full album digital downloads on some of our mvyradio games, including The Morning Moviequote, At Work Challenge and Afternoon Mindbender.

Check out the videos below to hear Carlene talk about the record, and to hear the song that Friends are getting.


See Carlene talk about her life on Youtube.


Hear the song on Youtube.

AOW: Peter Bradley Adams

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Peter Bradley Adams' "The Mighty Storm" is our Album Of The Week.  Join us on Wednesday at 9pm ET to dig deeper into the record . . .


Hear "When The Cold Comes" on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Tori Amos

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With Southern Gothic and English Countryside and a view across the transom to a place of other-worldliness comes Tori Amos' 14th album, "Unrepentant Geraldines," and the lead single you're hearing on MVY, "Trouble's Lament."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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New on mvyradio: Bruce Springsteen

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With the E Street Band rolling across the USA, Bruce Springsteen delivers another arena-ready rocker with the new single "Just Like Fire Would."  (Get it?!  Fire WOOD!?!)

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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mvy Live: Iris Dement

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Iris Dement and her unmistakable voice came to Newport Folk 2013, and we're playing the set on the air for mvy Live!  Thursday at 9pm ET.


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New on mvyradio: Jackson Browne Tribute

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The new Jackson Browne Tribute is our Album Of The Week.  We're already playing tracks from Lyle Lovett, Ben Harper, Keb Mo and Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley (see some video below).  On Wednesday night, you'll get to hear more, including tracks from Karla Bonoff, Marc Cohn, Lucinda Williams and Don Henley, among others.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


See the video on Youtube.


Hear Don Henley on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: The Both

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What a great combination!  The cerebral wordplay of Aimee Mann means the punk pop energy of Ted Leo, with both artists merging their hooky charm.  Together they are The Both and we're playing the song "Milwaukee."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

Monday Free CD: David Crosby

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Our Monday Free CD is the David Crosby solo album, "Croz."  Listen in to win, or check the mvyradio Mobile App, and watch the crawl for how to enter now!


See the trailer on Youtube.

mvy Live: Josh Ritter

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You can see a bit of grainy footage of Josh Ritter at last 2013's Lowell Summer Series below.

You can hear the whole concert, by checking out mvy Live on Thursday at 9pm ET.


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New on mvyradio: Rodrigo Y Gabriela

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Though this new song "The Soundmaker" doesn't rely on the pyrotechnics that Rodrigo And Gabriela are capable of, you'll still be amazed by the fleetness of their fingers.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Half Moon Run

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As an opening act for Mumford & Sons and Neil Young, Half Moon Run are making a name for themselves in front of some impressive audiences.  Listen for their song "Full Circle."


And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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Monday Free CD: Hard Working Americans

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Hard Working Americans have a pretty interesting pedigree (see previous post).

We're giving away their debut album as the Monday Free CD on 4/7.  And you can get your self in the running to win, without having to call in, by checking out the mvyradio App for Smartphones and Tablets.  Read the crawl, and follow the directions.


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New on mvyradio: Suzanne Vega

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Kudos to Suzanne Vega, for never being restrained by the "singer-songwriter/folkie" label, and for always being open to different sonic styles.  "I Never Wear White" rocks in a way that folks who haven't followed Vega, would never guess she could.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

Uncharted Waters: The Hold Steady

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The new album might be a bit rocking for regular rotation on MVY, but we wanted to share a bit more of the new Hold Steady record "Teeth Dreams."  So it's featured on Friday night's Uncharted Waters, as PJ fills in for the vacationing Barbara.

Plus you'll hear new tracks from Sarah McLachlan, Strand Of Oaks and The HiMMS.


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mvy Live: Justin Townes Earle

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Justin Townes Earle made back-to-back appearances at Newport Folk in 2012 and 2013.  You can hear the more recent set during MVY Live, Thursday at 9pm ET.

Here's some fan footage . . .


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New on mvyradio: Dan Wilson

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We're really looking forward to digging into Dan Wilson's forthcoming solo record.  Another single has arrived, called "Love Without Fear," which is also the title of the album.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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New on mvyradio: Conor Oberst

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Conor Oberst returns with a great sounding track, under his solo moniker.  We're looking forward to seeing him (backed by Dawes) at Newport Folk this summer.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Jonny Two Bags

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Jonny Two Bags (aka Jonny Wickersham) has been part of the California Punk scene for decades, most recently as a guitarist for Social Distortion.  His first solo album has a more rootsy feel, and fits nicely on MVY playlist.

We're sending his song "One Foot In The Gutter" as a free download to our Friends of mvyradio today.  Enjoy!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear him perform it live on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: U2

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A full length album is still off in the distance, but U2 keeps dropping singles, including the charity track "Invisible."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Katie Herzig

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We've been following Katie Herzig for a few years now, and think she's one of those songwriters worth watching.  Articulate and interesting, with a pop-sensibility and a sense of sonic adventure, she's one to keep watching.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

Peter Bradley Adams "The Mighty Storm"

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Peter Bradley Adams reworks the classic "Mighty Storm" into something that sounds just like him . . .

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

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mvy Live: Ramblin' Jack Elliott

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A contemporary of Bob Dylan, Ramblin Jack Elliott is still rambling on, and is still in fine voice.  Hear his set from Newport Folk 2013, Thursday at 9pm.


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New on mvyradio: Coldplay

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Coldplay return with a new album on a new label, with a sound that is still distinctly them.  "Magic" is the first single.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.

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New on mvyradio: Ray Lamontagne

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Ray Lamontagne + (producer) Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys = explosion of brilliant awesomeness.

Or, just call it "Supernova."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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New on mvyradio: David Crosby

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He's made (and sold) many albums, but almost always his name shares the title space with other artists.  On Croz, it's David Crosby up front.  We're playing "What's Broken."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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MVY Videos!

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Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal of raising $12,000 during our recent Friends of mvyradio drive.

As you know, a year-long budget for a non-profit like Friends of mvyradio is made up of a series of goals.  So while we are happy that we made the recent goal, we are looking forward to hitting the next mark.

So far, we have raised about $21,000 in listener donations since the beginning of the year.  To stay on track, we need to get to $30,000 by the end of March.

If you were thinking of donating during our drive, but didn't get the chance, know that a donation today will move us right along toward that goal.

And if you need convincing, here are a few fun videos that we made and posted during the drive.


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New on mvyradio: Hurray For The Riff Raff

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One of the breakout acts at Newport Folk 2013, Hurray For The Riff Raff's new album has been highly anticipated in these quarters.  We've started playing "I Know It's Wrong" and we think you'll like it!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

mvy Live: Black Prairie

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Black Prairie (featuring members of The Decemberists and Bearfoot) played the side stage at Newport Folk 2013.  We're airing the set at 9pm on Thursday!


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New on mvyradio: Lake Street Dive

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Don't miss our Album Of The Week from Lake Street Dive on Wednesday at 9pm.  And be listening for "Bad Self Portraits" in regular rotation!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Nickel Creek

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How great is it to have Nickel Creek back after a 9 year break between album?!  "Destination" has arrived on the mvyradio playlist.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Head & The Heart

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The Head And The Heart are sounding great on this second single, "Another Story."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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New On mvyradio: Jake Bugg

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It's a rare day when an MVY artist also appears on American Idol.  But it happened Thursday night, when Jake Bugg performed "Me And You."

But no worries, you don't have to watch Idol to hear this one.  It's now in regular rotation on the station.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

mvy Live: Beck

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Beck from Newport Folk for mvy Live, 9pm ET Thursday.  It's Where It's At!


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New on mvyradio: Vampire Weekend

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Vampire Weekend continue to amaze, and to prove why they made the mvyradio Top 25 of 2013 with their new song "Step."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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He doesn't look like that voice could come out of his mouth, but boy does it!  St Paul carries on the tradition of great soul singers like Otis Redding with the track "Call Me."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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mvy Live: The Wheeler Brothers

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Austin-based with New England roots, The Wheeler Brothers got the crowd revved up on the side stage at Newport Folk.  If you missed it, check out some video below.  And we'll play the whole set Thursday at 9pm ET for mvy Live.


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AOW: The Devil Makes Three

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Old time sound with punky energy.  West Coast originated and New England based.  Around for a decade-plus, and breaking through to a higher level in 2014.  Here The Devil Makes Three's "I'm A Stranger Here" as our Album Of The Week.


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New on mvyradio: Boy & Bear

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We're finding lots of great young bands to join the MVY playlist, like Boy & Bear, with the sneakily hummable "Southern Sun."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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Monday Free CD: Deer Tick

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Deer Tick's "Negativity" has been on our playlist for months now, and we're just getting around to giving away as a Monday Free CD.  Listen on Monday for your chance to win, or go to the App and watch the crawl to see how to enter right now!


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New on mvyradio: Courtney Barnett

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She doesn't even have a record deal in the US, but Australian Courtney Barnett is charming people with her quirky style.  Fall in love with "Avant Gardener"!

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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New on mvyradio: Jamestown Revival

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When you become a Friend of mvyradio, it comes with some perks.  Twice a month we send out Free MP3s to all our Friends.  This week, we're sending out "Golden Age" by the band Jamestown Revival.  We've been spinning the single "California."  Their album Utah will be out soon, and the "California" EP is already on sale at iTunes.

Make a donation to Friends of mvyradio, support our non-profit and get Free MP3s like this!


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AOW: Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen collects and re-records some tracks covering the last 2 decades for "High Hopes" which features a healthy amount of Tom Morello's guitar work.  We feature the album on Wednesday at 9pm ET!


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Monday Free CD: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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"Made Up Mind" was voted #1 on the mvyradio Top 25 of 2013.  Monday is your chance to win it as our Monday Free CD!


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Just Four Guys: Beatles Covers From The Worthy

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Who is worthy of covering the Beatles?  "Just Four Guys" host Ray Whitaker has some definite opinions on the subject!  Hear who he thinks is up to the task on Sunday at 6pm ET or in the archives.

(Hint:  Jeff Beck makes the list)


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New on mvyradio: Beck

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The ever-versatile Beck is back, with a record to reflect his folkie, quieter side.  The lead single is the space, beautiful "Blue Moon."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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mvy Live: Andrew Bird

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Andrew Bird can hold the stage on his own, quite handily.  But bringing Tift Merritt into his 4 piece band is pretty inspired.  Hear Bird's set from Newport Folk 2013, on Thursday at 9pm ET for mvy Live.


See part of the set on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Hard Working Americans

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Hard Working Americans are a bit of a supergroup, featuring Todd Snider, Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Neal Casal (The Cardinals), Duane Trucks (Derek's brother!) & Chad Staehly (Great American Taxi).

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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MFCD: The Civil Wars

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They won a Grammy, but they still aren't speaking.

Fortunately, the music speaks for itself.

Listen on Monday to get your copy of the Grammy Award winning "The Civil Wars," our Monday Free CD.

We've added "I Had Me A Girl" to our regular rotation.  To see what else is new on mvyradio, visit the Playlist page.


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New on mvyradio: Rosanne Cash

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Rosanne Cash (with her collaborator/producer/guitarist/husband) never fail to make records of incredible depth, taste and beauty.  Emotionally resonate and impeccably executed, we're just thankful we live in a world where we can play records like this.

It's our Album Of The Week on Wednesday 2/5.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

News: Pete Seeger passes

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There isn't an artist that we play on MVY that isn't directly or indirectly influenced by the late Pete Seeger.  He will be missed.  And he will live on in nearly every song we play.


We had the good fortune to cross paths with the Folk Icon a number of times.

Find audio from Newport Folk 2009 with sets from Saturday and Sunday and from Merlefest 2006 when he performed in a Woody Guthrie Tribute with Slaid Cleaves, Jimmy LaFave, Eliza Gilkyson, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Gillian Welch and others.

And find photos in our archives here.

New on mvyradio: Tedeschi Trucks Band

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It was the #1 album of 2013 on mvyradio, so of course we'll play more!  Including the new single "Do I Look Worried."

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


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New on mvyradio: Big Head Todd & The Monsters

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Big Head Todd edges the band toward the more bluesy end of their spectrum on the new track "Josephina" one of the strong new songs we've found at the start of 2014.

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

New on mvyradio: Neko Case

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With the critical and commercial success of Neko Case's 2013 record (she made the MVY Top 25, among many other lists), it's no surprise that we've picked up a 3rd single from the record, "City Swans," to keep the magic going in 2014.

Her album is the next Monday Free CD. 

And to see what else is brand new on the station, visit the playlist page.  Look to the right for what's been added this week, and scroll to the bottom for songs in current rotation.

Buy it on Amazon and support Friends of mvyradio.


Hear the song on Youtube.

mvy Live: Cold Specks

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Cold Specks gave a mesmerizing solo performance at Newport Folk 2013, and we're bringing it to the airwaves Thursday at 9pm ET.  Recorded by NPR Music.


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AOW: Lucy Wainwright Roche

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Making a record in 8 days is "not for the faint of heart," says Lucy Wainwright Roche.  Despite the speed with which she recorded, the record isn't rushed, only un-labored.

Hear Lucy talk about the making of the record below, and listen to the Album Of The Week.


See the video on Youtube.

Monday Free CD: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers

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Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers have literally been driving around the country making music.  "Van Sessions" like the video below have over 2 million views!  The debut record is winning folks over, and we're giving it away as our Monday Free CD this week.


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