Peak of the Week

Tonight during Peak of the Week, starting at 8pm, we'll feature the new release by Chance Hayden Grab & Go. There are plenty of hot & cool grooves on this Portland guitarist’s mostly instrumental album of jazz & funk.

Watch Heyden play a guitar solo and get a feel for what this album sounds like.

This week during Peak of the Week, we'll check out the latest studio record by Parson Red Heads, Lifetime of Comedy. It's a terrific Cosmic Americana album and the first release of new recordings since the band’s 2017 album Blurred Harmony.

This Portland, Oregon band packs a lot into their album including dreams and self-reflection. The music features vocal melodies and harmonies, Cosmic Americana and folk rock, and new elements of their sound. They use synths, organs, and mellotrons to build a musical experience.

When it comes to the Hammond B3, the go-to guy for nearly 50 years now has been Ike.  After cutting his teeth with Motown acts like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations, Ike worked with R&B greats Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and B.B. King, plus pop and rock icons from Clapton and Garcia to Phil Spector and Quincy Jones.  We were excited to receive this funky new release from him just after his smokin' performance at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam & Pre-Jam last December.  Tune in Thursday night: We like Ike! 

Rosanne Cash has had a complex relationship with the South.  The Memphis-born daughter of AR's Johnny Cash, step-daughter of VA's June Carter Cash, and ex-wife of Nashville's "Houston Kid" Rodney Crowell, she grew up in CA, started her music career in Europe, and has spent the last few decades living in NY.  But her roots and love for the South remain strong, as is clear in these new songs (and in a wonderfully written Oxford American article).

This Thursday on Peak of the Week, we'll sample Ray Wylie Hubbard's The Grifter's Hymnal.





After forming 18 years ago in New Orleans, Galactic has finally made a carnival album.  "Carnivale Electricos," featuring a variety of guests, and drawing on the pulses of both Mardi Gras and the great mega-carnivals of Brazil, is their most eclectic, electric offering yet.



Thursday, December 15th

Dec 14, 2011

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
Won't Bow Down