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Download Kate Faust’s soulful cover of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”

Kate Faust | photo by Emily Paige Townsend | via facebook.com/iamkatefaust
Kate Faust | photo by Emily Paige Townsend | via facebook.com/iamkatefaust

Philly singer-songwriter Kate Faust has modernized the timeless classic “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” written by Ewan MacColl and later made famous by folk singer Roberta Flack. Originally written for MacColl’s wife Peggy Seegar, Faust wrote on her Soundcloud that her interpretation combines the narrative of the song with her favorite love story from the film, The Secretary.

“Both of these stories speak to me of erotic power,” Faust said. “The energy that gives birth to freedom, joy, and empowerment. The true elixir of love.” Continue reading →

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Download “Every Morning” by J Mascis via NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation

Photo by Justin Lapriore
Photo by Justin Lapriore

J Mascis, frontman for Dinosaur Jr is releasing a new solo album. Tied To A Star, on August 25th, on Sub Pop Records. It’s his second solo album for the Seattle label, and features guest appearances from Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power). Continue reading →

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Listen to the studied and sublime harp playing of Mikaela Davis in “Out There Alone”

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Photo courtesy of the artist

Mikaela Davis is a harpist, singer and songwriter from from Rochester, New York. At the age of eight, she began to study the harp with Grace Wong, principal harpist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she studied for nine years. Mikaela was a harpist in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra from 2006-2010 and was a concerto competition winner in 2010. She now attends the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Continue reading →

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The soulful sounds of Christian Gregory

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Photo courtesy of the artist

Christian Gregory is a London soul singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Gregory co-founded a soul music label called Movement Records with his friend Michael Kiwanuka, and Gregory is releasing his debut EP on August 19th. World Cafe host David Dye has chosen Gregory’s new single, “Count On You,” as his pick for the newest edition of NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation. Dye says: Continue reading →

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