Each day this week The Key posted a love song from a local musician as part of the With Love, From WXPN Philly Local sampler. Now that the big day is just one sunset away, you can stream and download the Valentines’ Day compilation in its entirety, curated by XPN Philly Local host Helen Leicht. The local music sampler features eight contributions from area bands including tracks by The Hooters, Juston Stens & Jessica Lea Mayfield and Kingsfoil. Get in the Valentine’s Day groove by listening to the full set below, and then head over to XPN’s Soundcloud to get your free download.
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Rootsy singer-songwriter Dan May presents us with today’s With Love, From WXPN Philly Local download in the form of “Some Love.” The new song keeps it simple with a reflective look at love in all its forms. May joins other Philly favorites including The Hooters and Joe D’Amico on XPN Philly Local host Helen Leicht’s special Valentine’s Day compilation, which you can download for free here. Dan May will be performing with Liz Longley at The Sellersville Theater this Sunday, February 17th. Tickets and information can be found here. Stream and download “Some Love” below.
Kicking off this week’s love-filled download offerings are Juston Stens & Jessica Lea Mayfield with “Strange Love,” a tale of long distance connections and making the most of time spent together. The jangly duet is track #4 in the Valentine’s Day compilation, curated by XPN Philly Local’s Helen Leicht. Each day leading up to February 14th The Key will post a new track by a local musician for free download (last week’s picks featured The Hooters, Jesse Ruben and Joe D’Amico). Go here to get the full With Love, From WXPN Philly Local collection, and see Juston Stens with his band The Get Real Gang at Johnny Brenda’s on March 1st. Tickets and more information can be found here.
To continue Helen Leicht’s Valentine’s Day countdown, we’re bringing you “Amore” by The Hooters. Each day until Valentine’s Day, we’ll post a new track from our With Love from WXPN playlist, courtesy of XPN Philly Local’s Helen Leicht. In compiling a list of love songs we love from Philly locals, it was clear that the playlist would have been incomplete without “Amore” by the Hooters, it’s arguable that “Amore” is one of the biggest love songs to come out of the City of Brotherly Love. Frontman Eric Bazilian performs a solo set at Steel City Coffeehouse this Saturday, February 9th.
Yesterday, we brought you Joe D’Amico’s “Where Does the Time Go.” Today, we’ve got “Fearless” by Jesse Ruben. What’s the occasion? Valentine’s Day is coming up and one thing Helen Leicht loves more than the Philadelphia music scene is XPN’s listeners. You can check out the entire compilation here. Today’s featured track showcases Jesse Ruben, a 23-year-old Philly native who’s already put out two critically acclaimed albums. His music has received a fair amount of nontraditional praise, as well. A song of Ruben’s, “We Can,” was recently adopted as the theme song for a school district in Canada. Stream his track “Fearless” below and check back tomorrow when we continue our countdown to Valentine’s Day.
It’s the season of love, and in this week leading up to Valentine’s Day, Helen Leicht of the XPN Philly Local show brings you love songs written and performed by Philadelphia artists each weekday. Today, we have a track from Joe D’Amico, who was recently featured in our Unlocked series with his new LP A Short Time’s a Long Time. The singer-songwriter (and founding member of Mason Porter) actually has a show on Valentine’s Day; he’ll be at The Fire in Northern Liberties. Download “Where Does the Time Go?” below, and check out the entire compilation here.