Helen Leicht’s Open Mic (and today’s My Morning Download): Jason Karaban

Philly singer-songwriter Jason Karaban might have moved to Los Angeles, but he knows where his roots lie. Take a look at the music video for his perfectly-titled new single “Misplaced.” The song is from Jason’s new album Shift, which came out on iTunes September 4th. He’ll be on the air today with Jim Boggia on the Leicht Lunch at Noon. Tune in at 88.5 FM in Philadelphia or anywhere. Jason returns to town this Friday, September 7th as WXPN Welcomes him to the Tin Angel. Below, download “Misplaced” from his terrific new album, and watch the video.

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Helen Leicht’s Open Mic: Joe Trainor Trio

The Joe Trainor Trio is a piano-based rock trio from Wilmington, DE. Singer Joe Trainor‘s vocals recall Ben Folds with a bit more edge, while bassist Kevin Niemi and drummer Jeff Dement propel their heartfelt songs forward with concentrated intensity.

Check out the Joe Trainor Trio’s song “Can’t Believe My Eyes” from the Arden Music Festival. You can catch them at the Nomad Bar in Wilmington on September 8th. They also have a CD release show coming up for their sophomore album, Twelve Stories, on October 5th at the World Cafe Live in Wilmington.