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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Kings of Leon with Gary Clark, Jr. at the Wells Fargo Center, Anders Osborne at World Cafe Live

Kings of Leon | photo courtesy of the artist
Kings of Leon | photo courtesy of the artist

Kings of Leon take over the Wells Fargo Center tonight, with support from blues rock musician Gary Clark, Jr.  The Tennessee natives (and family band) released their sixth studio record Mechanical Bull in September.  XPN Fest alum Gary Clark, Jr. has been getting a lot of mileage out of his 2012 LP Blak and Blu, winning a Grammy Award for the Best Traditional R&B performance with his song “Please Come Home” earlier this year.  Tickets and information can be found here. Check out Kings of Leon’s video for “Beautiful War” below.

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The Week’s Best Free MP3s, incl. Stephen Kellogg, Lily Mae, Leverage Models

Photo by Tony Oppenheim
Photo by Tony Oppenheim

Bucks County’s Lily Mae was the focus of this week’s Key Studio Session.  Mae performed on the Philly Local Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival this August and released her debut EP Early Days last year.  Download the title track below and get the full set here, which includes a few unreleased songs and a duet.

Stephen Kellogg (of Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers) stopped by Folkadelphia to record a few live songs.  Taken from his recent solo album Blunderstone Rookery, the four songs are intimate, personal and sincere.  Stream and download the session below.  Kellogg plays World Cafe Live on November 29th; tickets and information can be found here.

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My Morning Download: “47” by Anders Osborne (playing with Phil Lesh and Friends at the Tower Theatre in November)

Photo by Jayne Tansey-Patron
Photo by Jayne Tansey-Patron
Guitarist, roots rocker, singer and songwriter, Anders Osborne is releasing a new album, Peace, on Tuesday, October 8th on Alligator Records. Earlier this year the New Orleans based, Swedish born musician released the Three Free Amigos EP. Osborne will be heading out on tour with Phil Lesh and Friends for a dozen shows, three of which are scheduled at the Tower Theatre on November 5th, 6th, and 11th. Osborne, who turned 47 this past May, has written what on the surface seems like an autobiographical tune in which he questions his ambitions and the quest for material satisfaction. Below a sampling of the lyrics, download “47.”

Everybody keeps telling me to keep doing what you’re doing,
So I keep doing just that
But it don’t mean a thing

A young man’s dream at 17,
Got s— done at 21
at 32, I met you,
I made a little money at 40
I made a little money at 40
I made a little money at 40
But nothing happens at 47

This human condition, I’ve made it my mission,
To following the cash, go with the masses
Promises, promises, promises, promises,
I made to myself

Pre-order Peace here.

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My Morning Download: “When Will I See You Again” by Anders Osborne (playing tonight at The Blockley)


Roots rocker Anders Osborne is currently on tour to support his excellent new album, Black Eye Galaxy on Alligator Records. The Swedish born singer-songwriter and guitarist has been living in New Orleans since 1985. He plays tonight at The Blockey. Tickets to the 21+ show are $15.00 and it starts at 8:30 p.m. with openers Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes and Gina Sicilia. Osborne is an explosive live performer and his new album is a stylistically diverse collection of songs that range from serious rockers like the Zeppelin-esque “Send Me A Friend” and the tender “Lean On Me/Believe In You,” to the psychedelic-reggae blues of “Mind Of A Junkie,” and the soulful crunch of “Black Tar” (co-written with Paul Barrere of Little Feat). Black Eye Galaxy is one of Osborne’s best albums in a body of work that now spans 11 albums since his independent debut in 1989. Below, download “When Will I See You Again” from Osborne’s new release.

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company