92.9 and 96.9 WEHM’s New Release Tuesdays program is on the air every Tuesday night from 9-10pm. Host Harry Wareing reveals the most crucial listens for the month. July’s crop melds roots music with modern-day polish.
The late singer-songwriter JJ Cale was the genius behind such Eric Clapton hits as “Cocaine” and “After Midnight.” On The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale), Clapton and an all-star cast pay tribute to the songwriting great, leading off with “Call Me the Breeze.”
Marc Broussard, a member of Louisiana rock royalty, is a TV soundtrack veteran. But you’ll hear his unadorned self on his latest, A Life Worth Living, featuring the track “Hurricane Heart.” It’s a wistful, declaratory song about an intense point in a relationship.
Without Old Crow Medicine Show, there would be no Mumford & Sons. The pioneering modern Americana group returns with Remedy and “Sweet Amarillo.” The tune is a gorgeous ballad with a rock backbeat and plenty of banjo about a downtrodden, lovelorn traveler.