An All New Episode Of Insights Airs Sunday @ 2PM
Austin Lucas: It’s been over two decades since the songwriter packed his bags and left Bloomington, Indiana, the Midwestern town where he was born and spent his formative years. He returns to that place, both creatively and physically, with his seventh studio album, Immortal Americans. Written after a tumultuous period that found Lucas getting sober, supporting his partner through a battle with cancer, and breaking up with his longtime record label. Immortal Americans is a clear-eyed album for murkier times, rooted in stripped-down songs that find the artist reflecting upon the changes in both his hometown and himself.
Los Colognes: One of the highest and rarest aspirations in popular music is to reach for the transcendental, to access the spirit. On the third album “The Wave” by Nashville based Los Colognes, they succeed just this- in breaking through the conﬁnes of everyday pop song lyricism to tell a sort of holistic story. It’s not a concept piece, but it’s a brooding and still joyful song cycle ﬁlled with philosophical rumination, effortless hooks, inspiring musicianship, and expansive arrangements. It’s an album perfectly suited of the current zeitgeist of unease and hope.
Michigan Rattlers: Lifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy-hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), Christian Wilder (piano), and Tony Audia (drums) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. They regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, and more.
DittyTV Concert Series Featuring Mike Farris
Sunday @ 8PM
Tune in for the DittyTV Concert Series featuring the soulful experience that is Mike Farris live. He’s a celebrated rock and soul artist from Nashville, TN, whose voice you can’t help comparing to the greats like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. Coming off of an incredible GRAMMY win for 2015’s Shine For All The People, which won the Best Roots Gospel album award, it’s understood that Mike keeps it real, writing songs with conviction, energy and experience. Mike’s new album, Silver & Stone, is full of good-time tracks, and you’ll get a taste of a few of those this hour. We’re thrilled that he’s made his way to the DittyTV Studios to record, and we can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Snap Your Fingers
When Mavis Sings
Are You Lonely For Me Baby?
I’ll Come Running Back To You
Let Me Love You Baby
Mercy Now Ft. Paul Brown