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New 'Smooth Hound Smith' Music Vid... Just In Time For Valentines Day!

February 13, 2016
'Sweet Tennessee Honey', the second release for KAFM favorites Zach Smith and Caitlin Doyle of Nashville based 'Smooth Hound Smith', debuts at number one on KAFM's roots chart.  

And what's not to like?  Dirty country blues, country sway, ballads, sunny syncopation, foot stompin' foot drum, slide guitar, finger picked frets, with a who's who of guest appearances from Natalie Maines, Sarah Jarosz, Noam Pikelny, Eamon McLoughlin, and Jano Rix.

Fast on the heels of the CD release is this video, featuring Zach and Caitlin performing 'Stopgap Woman Blues'.  So grab your cat, dog, significant other, whatever's handy, and turn it up!  



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Charts&Adds: January 30 - February 5

February 10, 2016
So from now on I'm going to be showing your our TOP ADDS as well for each chart!
What's a TOP ADD you say? Here's my spiel: 


TOP ADDS
Our charts show what we've been playing within the last week, but ADDS are a little different. 
ADDS are things we got in THIS WEEK that have yet to spin, BUT we think they're going to do well, we're excited about them, and
really enjoy them ourselves! So I Quick read more or view full article showed our TOP ADDS this week, and then added some genre info next to each artist. One of the
best ways for artists we care about to do well is to spin them ourselves! Feel free to check them out. I'll be putting them in the studio
today/tomorrow. And remember, if you hear an artist/band during the week that you LOVE, shoot me that email! I'll put it in for consideration as a TOP ADD on the following Tuesday. 

Other question to answer, "What exactly IS Top 200?"

TOP 200 essentially includes all genres of music except some roots. 
It really depends on the routes the artists take with their promoter/management whether or not they'll be eligible for CMJ charts. So
some roots musicians (take Angela Perley for example) show up on CMJ! While others are too independent/focused on other charts to 
want to be on CMJ. That being said, CMJ does stand for COLLEGE MUSIC JOURNALISM, so you can assume that some artists may
not be entirely interested in the stations that contribute. BUT CMJ is widely used by College/Non-Commercial stations across the
country, it is most certainly not just colleges.
So TOP 200 for the most part means just that, the TOP 200 artists spinning at your station. 
 
 

Anyway, now that that's out of the way, let's talk spins!




ROOTS

1 SMOOTH HOUND SMITH  Sweet Tennessee Honey  
2 SAM LEWIS  Waiting On You
3 CHRIS ISAAK  First Comes the Night
4 THE WESTIES  West Side Stories
5 JOHN DEL TORO RICHARDSON  Tengo Blues
6 KING LOUIE AND LARHONDA STEELE  Rock Me Baby
7 JOHNNY RAWLS  Tiger in a Cage
8 BENNY TURNER  When She's Gone
9 RACKY
THOMAS  Goin' Home
10 TOMMY Z  Blizzard of Blues

 
TOP 200 ADDS
1 MARLON WILLIAMS Marlon Williams Liberation
2 DONKEYS Midnight Palms Easy Sound
3 DR. DOG The Psychedelic Swamp Anti
4 FIELD MUSIC Commontime Memphis Industries
5 EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS "No Love Like Yours" [Single]
 
TOP 200 CHARTS
1 TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND Let Me Get By Concord
2 STICK FIGURE Set In Stone Ruffwood
3 JAMES HUNTER SIX Hold On! Daptone
4 CHRIS ISAAK First Comes The Night Vanguard
5 CAGE THE ELEPHANT Tell Me I'm Pretty RCA
6 THE PINES Above The Prairie Red House
7 RECORD COMPANY Give It Back To You Concord
8 MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS Echoes Of The Dreamtime Invisible Hands
9 PHOTO OPS Vacation Bad Friend
10 SHEARWATER Jet Plane And Oxbow SUB POP
11 MASS GOTHIC Mass Gothic SUB POP
12 ANGELA PERLEY AND THE HOWLIN' MOONS Homemade Vision
13 ADRIAN YOUNGE Something About April II Linear Labs
14 BEACH HOUSE Thank Your Lucky Stars Sub Pop
15 REED TURNER Native Tongue Self-Released
16 VILLAGERS Where Have You Been All My Life Domino
17 ANE BRUN When I'm Free Balloon Ranger
18 HEY MARSEILLES Hey Marseilles Shanachie
19 CHAIRLIFT Moth Columbia
20 JULIEN BAKER Sprained Ankle 6131
21 NIGHT BEATS Who Sold My Generation Heavenly
22 NAP EYES Thought Rock Fish Scale Paradise of Bachelors
23 JENNY GILLESPIE Cure For Dreaming Narooma
24 ST. GERMAIN St. Germain Nonesuch
25 ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER New View Frenchkiss
26 HIGH HIGHS Cascades Pias
27 DAWN LANDES AND PIERS FACCINI Desert Songs [EP] Six Degrees
28 MONEY Suicide Songs Bella Union
29 BESNARD LAKES A Coliseum Complex Museum Jagjaguwar
30 DAVID BOWIE Blackstar Columbia
 
JAZZ ADDS
1 JEFF COFFIN WITH CALEB CHAPMAN'S CRESCENT SUPER BAND The Inside Of The Outside Ear Up
2 ADISON EVANS Hero Aditone
3 ERENA TERAKUBO Time For Love Cellar Live
4 HERLIN RILEY New Direction Mack Avenue
5 CHAMPIAN FULTON After Dark Gut String
 
JAZZ CHARTS
1 CORY WEEDS AND THE JEFF HAMILTON TRIO This Happy Madness Cellar Live
2 CLAUDETTES No Hotel Yellow Dog
3 BILL FRISELL When You Wish Upon A Star OKeh
4 MILOS Blackbird: The Beatles Album Mercury Classics
5 KENNETH SALTERS HAVEN Enter To Exit Destiny
6 CYRILLE AIMEE Let's Get Lost Mack Avenue
7 CHRIS CONTE Our Love Will Last Self-Released
8 BLACK VIOLIN Stereotypes Universal
9 SVETLANA AND THE DELANCEY FIVE Night At The Speakeasy oa2
10 CLARE FISCHER Out Of The Blue Self-Released
 
WORLD ADDS
1 SULTANS OF STRING Subcontinental Drift McKhool
2 SOLAS All These Years Self-Released
3 IBRAHIM MAALOUF Kalthoum Impulse
 
WORLD CHARTS
1 STICK FIGURE Set In Stone Ruffwood
2 BAABA MAAL The Traveler Palm
3 KARAVAN SARAI PROJECT Woven Landscapes Electrofone
4 RAZTERIA Aventurera Asteria
5 ST. GERMAIN St. Germain Nonesuch
6 BLACK MASALA I Love You Madly Self-Released
7 BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS Funk Ain't Ova DORADO
8 EVA SALINA Lema Lema Vogiton
9 SOAPKILLS The Best Of Soapkills Crammed
10 JONNY GREENWOOD/SHYE BEN TZUR/RAJASTHAN EXPRESS Junun Nonesuch
 
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