Carly Ritter grew up surrounded by music, but credits her extended musical family for the authentic sound on her debut self-titled recording. Backed by Juliette Commagere, Joachim Cooder, Robert Francis and legendary guitarist Ry Cooder, Ritter's songs hearken back to folk songs of the 60's. Today's Top Tune is "It Don't Come Easy."
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Jon Hassell: Dreaming Visionary trumpeter Jon Hassell is the originator of the musical concept known as "Fourth World," which he defines as "a unified primitive/futuristic sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques." Hassell's first recording in 9 years is on his own new label. "Dreaming" is full of the complex layers and textures that echo his ethereal trademark sound.
Young Fathers: Picking You Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers have a new album and an enviable opportunity to play those songs on the iconic Hollywood Bowl stage, opening for LCD Soundsystem and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. If they could raise the roof there, they would on the slow jam "Picking You."
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