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Top 5 Most-Added

Artist of the Week


What’s New?

A couple of singles top the Most Added list, with Eddie Vedder’s “Long Way” scoring 21 adds and “Certainty” from Big Thief putting 20 on the board. Next is 19 commitments for Star-Crossed by Kacey Musgraves, 13 adds on The Golden Casket by Modest Mouse and Kid A Mnesia, a trio of Radiohead projects, getting 11 adds.


Next week is the add week for John Mayer’s next single, “Wild Blue,” and check out Liz Cooper with “Motorcycle” and “Better Be Lonely” by Samantha Fish. Of course, you’ll always be able to find the complete Going For Adds listings  on the bottom of this page.


This Thursday: VSF #9 With Snail Mail, Martin Sexton



Don’t forget registration is now open for the return of the in-person JBE Triple A SummitFest, scheduled for August 3-5,2022 at the St. Julien Hotel & Spa and The Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO.  Registration is only $299* through the end of the year here, and you can reserve a room at the St. Julien, starting at the special JBE rate of $299/night, here, and you can register for SummitFest here.


An outgrowth of the series is the JBE SummitFest playlist on Spotify where you’ll find music from all past VSF performers plus performers plus some from those playing upcoming episodes. You can hear all that and more here. You can also listen to the JBE Artist Of The Week Playlist here


Virtual SummitFest-The Series Episode #9 takes place Thursday, September 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m PDT, featuring Snail Mail and Martin Sexton.  Sign up now  and keep checking the JBE website and All Access for all the up-to-date info.


John Farneda: A Celebration Of Life Two Weeks Away



Around The Horn

The Current/Minneapolis has been named a recipient of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s 2021 Urban Alternative format grant. The grant will provide resources to support The Current’s expansion into a new format to serve more of Minnesota’s younger and more diverse music fans. The expansion will include a partnership with KMOJ and The ICE, Minneapolis’ go-to urban adult contemporary station and stream. The Current will build on the success of its Purple Current stream, which was established in 2018 as a source for funk, soul, R&B, and hip hop music, celebrating the Minneapolis Sound following the death of Prince. The $400,000 grant, with additional contributions from Minnesota Public Radio, will allow The Current to transform the Purple Current into a standalone urban alternative stream. This will also carry over to The Current’s FM airwaves, with dedicated crossover programming across multiple dayparts, hosted by new talent. The Current and KMOJ will work closely on content sharing, developing new talent and building social media capacity between the two stations. In related news, Radio Milwaukee has also received a CPB grant in the sum of $450,000 to also start a new Urban Alternative channel... WYEP/Pittsburgh ran a 2020 Singer-Songwriter Competition and winner Lindsay Liebro has gone viral! It seems a Taylor Swift fan mistook an excerpt of Liebro’s composition “Wasted Potential” for an unreleased Swift tune, shared it and now over 103,000 people have viewed the clip. The full song was released on all platforms last Friday, September 10… Austin City Limits Radio‘s Hill Country Galleria Saturday Night Concert Series returns Saturday, September 18 at 9 p.m. Admission is free, attendees may bring the whole family and bring blankets for enjoying the shows on the Central Lawn… WYSO/Dayton returns to the JBE Triple A Panel this week. Your contact there is Juliet Fromholt and you can reach her via email at Cheryl Bennett has been named general manager of WYMS/Milwaukee the station announced Monday (9/13). Bennett joined Radio Milwaukee in 2015 and has previously served as the station’s human resources manager and accountant. “Radio Milwaukee is lucky to have Cheryl Bennett,” station Executive Director Kevin Sucher said. “Cheryl’s professionalism and commitment to our mission is unparalleled. I couldn’t think of anyone better to be in this position.”… Amythyst Kiah has released an all-new version of her Grammy-nominated song, “Black Myself,” remixed by Moby.  On this latest remix, Kiah’s voice echoes over a thumping, techno-infused beat. Kiah commented, “I never imagined hearing ‘Black Myself’ as a club song, but leave it to Moby to make that happen. It’s such an honor, and he totally slayed this. As a big fan of dance music and remixes, I’m living for this!” Note to radio: please report this to JBE as the original album track… Elektra has released a tribute to Woody Guthrie entitled Dust Bowl Ballads that was released Friday, September 10. The release includes new versions of Guthrie’s tunes covered by artists including Shovels & Rope, John Paul Wright, Waxahatchee, The Secret Sisters and more… Blue Note Records has announced a December 3 vinyl release of Breathe, the new album by Dr. Lonnie Smith. The 2-LP vinyl edition will contain the additional bonus track “Move Your Hand,” a third collaboration between the legendary Hammond B-3 organist and Rock icon Iggy Pop.

This Thursday, September 16 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT, Virtual SummitFest Episode #9, presented by JBE with support from Media Sponsor All Access takes presents our latest round of great performances from artists with current releases with performances from Snail Mail and Martin Sexton, plus the ever-popular Triple A text chat, where you’ll be able to plan your first in-person meeting with your format friends at the following week’s AmericanaFest.  As always, it’s free to attend but you must sign up here.


One of the many losses Triple A has endured in the last year includes the March passing of longtime WXRT/Chicago MD John Farneda. His family, friends and colleagues will gather in Chicago on Saturday night October 2 at The Gman Tavern, 3740 N Clark Street (which is attached to one of Johns favorite night spots, The Metro), for A Celebration Of Life to remember the special moments John brought to everyone who’s lives he touched. A Celebration Of Life is being thrown by John’s spouse, Fanie Greeff, with help from Audacy VP Programming and Operations/Chicago  Greg Solk, WXRT Brand Manager Laura Duncan, The Gman’s Joe Shannahan, and a who’s who of industry heavyweights.


Going for Adds


Braison Cyrus "Blackwater" (Independent)

Chris Roberts "Chevy Van" (Independent)

Cole Gallagher "Chatting Through Steel" (Independent)

Curtis Harding "Can't Hide It" (Anti-)

Dagnasterpus "Looking Back" (Six Degrees)

Dave Hause "Surfboard" (Independent/In2une)

Fantastic Cat "Nobody's Coming To Get You" (Velvet Elk)

Grupo Changui de Guantanamo "Hazlo Como Yo" (Petaluma)

Jimmy Joe Lee The Magnificent 7 (Vol. 1) (Independent)

Joel Beck "How I Fell For You" (Independent)

John Mayer "Wild Blue" (Columbia)

Johnny Marr "Spirit, Power and Soul" (BMG)

Kings Of Leon "Time In Disguise" (RCA)

Let Your Hair Down Waiting Room (Independent)

Liz Cooper "Motorcycle" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Masterminds "High" (Independent)

Mavi Phoenix "Leaving" (Independent)

Mister T Soul Shower (Independent)

New Cobras "Soulgroove'66" (Independent)

Oshima Brothers "The Afterglow" (Mishara)

Robert Levon Been "Adore" (BMG)

Samantha Fish "Better Be Lonely" (Rounder/Concord)

Sara Trunzo "Nashville Time" (Independent)

Snail Mail "Valentine" (Matador)

This Wild Life "If It's Cool With You, I'm Cool With Being Through" (Independent)

Waker "Waiting On You" (Jullian)

Zachary Williams "Game For Guessing" (Dualtone)


Allergies Promised Land (Jalapeno)

Bruce Sudano "Cosmic Ride" (Independent)

Burnt Belief "Rosso Portofino" (Independent)

Cat Ridgeway "Sweet Like Candy" (Independent)

Cookin' On 3 Burners "The World Is Cold" (Independent)

Darren Garvey "No Love Is Wrong" (Independent)

Glory Reverb Love and Dopamine (Independent)

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit "Driver 8" (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers)

J.D. Simo "Know It All" (Independent)

Jess Grant "Skeptic's Anthem" (Independent)

Jim Waneka "I Ride Alone" (Independent)

JJ Wilde "Off The Rails" (Independent)

Joshua Ray Walker "Sexy After Dark" (Independent)

Kendall Street Company "Livin' On The Bone" (Independent)

Kevin Daniel "My Oh My" (Independent)

Muna "Silk Chiffon" (Saddest Factory/Dead Oceans)

Leon Bridges "Steam" (Columbia)

Lorde "Mood Ring" (Republic)

Nihiloxica "Bwolo" (Crammed)

Parcels "Somethinggreater" (Because)

Sean Rowe "Squid Tattoo" (Fluff & Gravy)

Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi, &  Shariq Mustafa

This Pale (Independent)

Sir Woman "Blame It On The Water" (Nine Mile)

Sluka Figure It Out (Independent)

Taylor McCall "Black Powder Soul" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Wallflowers "The Dive Bar In My Heart" (New West)

War On Drugs "I Don't Live Here Anymore" (Canvasback/Atlantic)

Will Rainier Enough Blue To Go Around (Independent)


Aoife O'Donovan "Phoenix" (Yep Roc)

Bonzie Reincarnation (Independent)

Carolyn Wonderland "Fragile Peace And Certain War" (Alligator)

Colin James "Down On The Bottom" (Independent)

Fantastic Negrito "Rolling Through California" (Megaforce)

Hatchie "This Enchanted" (Secretly Canadian)

Jack Broadbent "I Love Your Rock-n-Roll" (Independent)

Manchester Orchestra "Telepath" (Loma Vista/Concord)

Tony LaVorgna The Devil's Dance (Independent)


Dustbowl Revival "The Exception" (Independent)

Emily Wolfe "Vermillion Park" (Independent)

Lynn Drury Dancin In The Kitchen (Independent)

Paul Carrack One On One (Independent)


Buffalo Nichols "Sorry It Was You" (Fat Possum)


Steel Wheels "It's Your Fault" (Independent)


Alisa Amador Narratives (Independent)

Allergies "Love Somebody" (Jalapeno)

Ana Egge "Wait A Minute" (StorySound)

Backyard Tire Fire Black Dirt Blue Sky (Independent)

Bad Bad Hats Walkman (Don Giovanni)

Birdtalker "Old Sob Story" (Missing Piece)

Bomba Estereo "Conexion Total" (Sony Latin)

Caribou "You Can Do It" (Merge)

Christian Lopez "Sick Of Me" (Independent)

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram "Long Distance Woman" (Alligator)

Cimafunk "Funk Aspirin" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Daisy The Great x AJR "Record Player" (S-Curve)

Early Internet "Blankets" (Independent)

Geese "Low Era" (Partisan)

Howlin Rain "Don't Let The Tears" (Independent)

Kacey Musgraves "Justified" (Interscope)

Mother Hips "Looking At Long Days" (Blue Rose)

Omen Moth "Solomon's Glory" (Independent)

Paul Carrack "I Miss You So" (Independent)

Quiet Takes "Ghosty Was Here" (Independent)

Sean Rowe "Squid Tattoo" (Fluff & Gravy)

Son Volt "Living In The USA" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Stacy Griesbach My George Jones Songbook (Independent)

Sue Foley "Hurricane Girl" (Stony Plain)

Tall Heights "Hear It Again" (Independent)

They Might Be Giants "I Can't Remember The Dream" (Independent)

Vincent Neil Emerson "The Ballad Of Chocktaw-Apache" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Wombats "If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You" (Independent)

Bela Fleck "Vertigo" (Renew/BMG)

Diana DeMuth "The Young & The Blind" (Independent/Thirty Tigers)

Ill Peach "Gum" (Independent)

Jess Grant "The Tastiest Combo" (Independent)

LadyCouch "Purple Rose and The Black Balloon" (Independent)

Little Simz "I Love You, I Hate You" (Independent)

Molly Hanmer & The Midnight Tokers "Get Loose" (Independent)

Rod Gator "Mermentau Bridge" (Blue Elan)

Shinji "Tam" (Independent)

Shujaat Husain Khan, Katayoun Goudarzi, Shaho Andalibi, &  Shariq Mustafa

"Wild" (Independent)

Sue Foley Pinky's Blues (Stony Plain)

Thunderpaw Wabi Sabi, Pt. 1 (Independent)