New Music Show Preview w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allan Rayman & more!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band | Photo by Danny Clinch

On tonight’s New Music Show, we take a deep dive into the soundtrack to the film La La Land … or is it Moonlight? Better yet, neither.  Instead, we’ll unwrap the new album from Old 97’s, preview another song from the upcoming Spoon record, and debut a few new things like Low Cut Connie, Bleached, and Sam Outlaw.  Our New Music Show starts at 8pm on XPN, and here’s a sneak-listen to some other funky jams we’ve got lined up tonight …


On first listen all we can say is, WOW, it doesn’t get much funkier than this! But we’ll say more. The New Orleans musical collective are coming out of the gates blazing with their new album So It Is.  The horn-infused “Santiago” is our introduction to an album that was jump-started after a trip to Cuba in 2015. The influences are bold and flavorful as you’ll hear.  Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio produced the new record, which comes out in April, and it is a total homerun.



There’s something mysterious about Allan Rayman.  The gravelly voice is the first thing you’ll notice from the Toronto native.  His music that is steeped in R&B and seemingly coming from a dark place.  He’s a difficult artist typecast him musically.  His album Roadhouse 01 is varied in styles, but nonetheless, that only adds to the intrigue. Allan is the latest signing by Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons) to Communion Records and you can get a firsthand look & listen when he comes to Philly, April 13th at Boot & Saddle.



On last week’s show, we discovered Henry Jamison as part of our ‘Mike’s Mailbag’ feature.  And truth be told, his tune “Real Peach” has been stuck in our heads ever since.  The Vermont native seems to have been predisposed to songwriting as he comes from family that for generations has been immersed in music. The Rains EP is his new release. It’d be easy to just classify Henry as a singer-songwriter, but the subtle melodies and emotionally charged lyrics make his songs truly stand out.

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