The Jan. 10 edition of the radio show boasted the on-air debut of tracks by more than a half-dozen regional artists, including Shady Groves, Paradise Outlaw, Kari Lynch, CrossBow & more. Listen to the podcast.
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How’s this for a back story behind Cameron Blake’s brand new single, “Henny Penny”?
The Grand Rapids singer-songwriter got his inspiration while participating in a silent retreat at a Trappist monastery in Kentucky, basing the song on the folk tale about Chicken Little believing that the sky is falling.
“It’s pretty much what we experience, and often for good reasons, every time we turn on the news,” Blake told Local Spins.
This week’s edition of Local Spins on WYCE kicked off with the world premiere of the engaging track, which is the first single from Blake’s forthcoming new album, “Walking Into the Black,” for which a release date hasn’t yet been set.
The song was recorded at La Luna Recording & Sound in Kalamazoo and at Hope College, with guitarist Andrew Saliba, bassist Ian Thompson, organist Martin Spence, drummer Andrew Szumowski and backing vocals by Debra Perry & Majestic Praise. It was engineered by Ian Gorman, Drew Elliot and Josh Kaufman, and mixed by Elliot.
Others included songs from Kalamazoo singer-songwriter Darcy Wilkin, hip hop artist and Grand Rapids native Waldo, West Michigan Celtic outfit CrossBow, Grand Rapids’ The Soods and Detroit-area artists Shady Groves and Hook N Krooks. The show also featured music from Paradise Outlaw, Kari Lynch Band, Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds, Cabildo, The Fast Hands Band and The JetBeats. Listen to the podcast here.
PODCAST: Local Spins on WYCE (1/10/20)
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