Happy Friday!  This week's new releases feature the first new music from Van Morrison in 4 years, the return of the Pixies, a wonderful re-release of Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul from Soul Jazz Records, the final album from Jacksonville's Yellowcard, a John Prine classic country duets album featuring  Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, Kacey Musgraves, Susan Tedeschi, Miranda Lambert, and Kathy Mattea and we start off with another stellar record from the Drive By Truckers.

Legendary jazz/rock fusion guitarist, Larry Coryell joined me in the studio Monday September 26 to help me kick off WFIT's Fall Fund Drive. I'm celebrating 10 yrs on the air, and Larry was my very first guest. On my second day!

Also joining us was Larry's beautiful and talented wife Tracey (many locals may remember her as@Tracey Piergross), Dave Pastorius and Chuck Van Riper!  Enjoy some audio tracks from that show:

Happy Friday! Here are some of our favorite new releases for this week...

Bruce Springsteen / Chapter & Verse

Warpaint / Heads Up

King Center for the Performing Arts

One evening. Two amazing artists! Jeff Kashiwa is one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz. Having established himself in the 1990’s as one of the most diverse saxmen in contemporary jazz during his decade long tenure with The Rippingtons, Kashiwa’s instincts led him to more dynamic endeavors through his solo career. It surprised many when Jeff left the group to venture out on his own, but he had things to say through his own music. Kashiwa now has nine CDs released under his own name and has continued to record as a guest artist with many other artists as well.

Happy Friday! Here are some of our favorite new releases for this week...

 Southern Culture on the Skids / The Electric Pinecones 

Madeleine Peyroux /  Secular Hymns