Listen to Americana music on the Bearded Sunshine SXSWfm specialty radio show stream that is now available on MixCloud. The award winning and revolutionary SXSWfm Americana music show “Bearded Sunshine“ is hosted by resident musical scholar and SXSW staffer Matt Small. Join Matt weekly as he dives into the aforementioned Americana music, current events, humor and other listener favorite topics. This is the opposite of every show you’ve ever liked.
SXSWfm is the official internet radio stream of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Last year its 30th anniversary was celebrated in Austin, Texas with over 2,200 official performers from more than 67 countries and happened again recently from March 13-19, 2017. This is a great way to discover new music.
Bearded Sunshine 39 – Boston Strong (10/4/2017) – 1 hr
Playing tracks by The Paper Kites, Sharon Van Etten, Wye Oak, Foy Vance, Bowerbirds and more.
Matt shares tales from his adventure to Boston and we talk about the passing of the great Tom Petty.
This mix includes the following artists and songs.
- Foy Vance – Where Everybody Knows Your Name
- Tom Petty – A Higher Place
- Bunt – Coming Home
- Wye Oak – Hot As Day
- Stu Larsen – Chicago Song
- The Paper Kites – Bloom
- The Staves – Facing West
- Slow Club – Christmas TV
- Roo Panes – Tiger Striped Sky
- Matthew and the Atlas – I Followed Fires
- Johnny Flynn – Detectorists
- Bowerbirds – Human Hands
- Sharon Van Etten – Every Time the Sun Comes Up
- Nathaniel Rateliff – Liverpool
Listen to solo piano music by Dan Chadburn on his 7th album Held in the Light. There is a nice review of the new album by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com. Dan describes the background of his album like this:
Dedicated to my Mom and Dad, Held in the Light is my new solo piano album. Comprised of thirteen piano improvisations, it includes meditations on ten of my parents’ favorite hymns as well as three original improvisations recorded at Piano Haven Studios in Sedona, AZ.
Held in the Light (2017) – 13 songs, 56 min
Breath of Life (In-concert improvisation #1) on Held in the Light (2017) – 3 min 2 sec
Listen to more music by Dan Chadburn with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album will be included there as well, along with an updated playlist.
Photo credit: Held in the Light @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to relaxing music that I recently discovered and wanted to share with you. It’s a great 4-hour background playlist for reading, writing, or focus work. Enjoy!
Relaxing Discovery Mix – 80 songs, 4 hr
Listen to solo piano by Christine Brown on her 12th album Ascend just released today. There is a nice review of the new album by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com. Christine describes the background of her album like this:
I love painting a picture with sound, using the piano to express emotions and create musical landscapes. The music on this album was inspired by the ability of music to transport us to another place and time. My hope is that each song allows you to escape, to ascend to an aerial dreamland before gently bringing you back home.
Ascend (2017) – 14 songs, 1 hr 3 min
Her song Magic Carpet from this latest album Ascend is the perfect soundtrack to this stunning video of the Cassini Saturn probe by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), including its Grand Finale at the end of its mission last month.
Cassini Magic – Magic Carpet on Ascend (2017) – 5 min 20 sec
Here is my playlist of her songs.
Christine Brown (Playlist) – 50 songs, 3 hr 21 min
Listen to more music by Christine Brown with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album will be included there as well, along with an updated playlist.
Photo credit: Ascend @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to neo-classical solo piano music by Antonija Pacek on her second album.
Life Stories (2017) – 16 songs, 59 min
Soul Colours (2016) – 15 songs, 50 min
Inspiration on Soul Colours (2016) – 3 min 20 sec
Soul Colours – EPK (2016) – 3 min 56 sec
These are links to her website, social media, and artist pages at popular music players and music stores.
Photo credit: Life Stories @ Amazon (album cover).
Listen to indie pop music by Erin McCarley on her new album YU YĪ.
YU YĪ (2017) – 10 songs, 37 min
GOOD (2017) – 3 min 56 sec
Out of the Fog (2017) – 4 min 16 sec
I Can Be Somebody (2017) – 4 min 18 sec
Listen to more of her music at my Erin McCarley post with additional albums, videos, and links. I will update my music post to include the new album.
Photo credit: YU YĪ @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to neo-classical music by Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Luca D’Alberto on his debut album, which he composed, arranged and played. The violin, viola, violectra, cello and piano create “sonically opulent vivid, wonder-evoking pieces conveying wintry, widescreen panoramas and a propulsive arpeggio-fueled energy.”
Endless (2017) – 9 songs, 38 min
Her Dreams (Richard Dorfmeister & Stefan Obermaier Remix) (2017) – 1 song, 5 min 45 sec
Wait for Me (Marquis Hawkins Remix) (2017) – 1 song, 7 min 11 sec
Endless (2017) – 4 min 28 sec
Wait for Me (2017) – 4 min 13 sec
Yellow Moon (2017) – 5 min 46 sec
Her Dreams – Live at Silent Green in Berlin (2017) – 10 min 48 sec
Blessed Messenger – Live practice at home (2017) – 4 min 2 sec
These are links to his website, social media, and general information.
These are links to artist pages at popular music players and music stores.
Photo credit: Endless @ Amazon (album cover).