Maine Public Music: New Discoveries

Dec 20, 2017

Credit Jennifer Rooks

Our own Sara Willis joins us to share some of her favorite music discoveries of the year.  We’ll also hear from Rich Tozier about some of his favorite jazz ‘re-discoveries’ of the year. 

Guest:  Sara Willis is the host of Maine Public’s “In Tune.”

Rich Tozier is the host of Maine Public's "Jazz Tonight."


Here is a list of some of Sara's favorites, in no particular order: 

  1. Laura Marling…Semper Femina
  2. This Is The Kit….Moonshine Freeze
  3. Shannon McNally…Black Irish
  4. San Fermin…Belong
  5. Ryan Adams…Prisoner
  6. The xx…I See You*
  7. Chuck Prophet…Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins 
  8. Bridget DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough…Mockingbird Soul 
  9. Aimee Mann….Mental Illness 
  10. Nikki Lane….Highway Queen 
  11. Parson Redheads…Blurred Harmony 
  12. Valerie June….The Order of Time 
  13. Jesca Hoop….Memories Are Now 
  14. Son Volt….Notes of Blue 
  15. Rhainnon Giddens….Freedom Highway 
  16. Father John Misty….Real Comedy 
  17. Tennis…Yours Conditionally 
  18. Fleet Foxes…Crack Up 
  19. Spoon….Hot Thoughts 
  20. Offa Rex…The Queen of Hearts 
  21. Tori Amos…Native Invader 
  22. Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters….Carry Fire 
  23. Tedeschi Trucks Band…Live From the Fox in Oakland 
  24. Liam Gallagher….As You Were 
  25. The National…Sleep Well Beast* 
  26. Dan Auerbach….Waiting on a Song 
  27. Kacy & Clayton…The Siren’s Song 
  28. Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings….Soul of a Woman 
  29. Sera Cahoone….From Where I Started 
  30. Iron and Wine….Beast Epic 
  31. Rodney Crowell…Close Ties 
  32. Jeb Loy Nichols….Country Hustle 
  33. Hurray For the Riff Raff… The Navigator 
  34. Joan Shelley…Joan Shelley 
  35. Amilia K Spicer…Wow and Flutter 
  36. The Barr Brothers…Queens of the Barricades 
  37. The Clientele…Music For the Age of Miracles 
  38. Alvvays…Antisocialites
  39. Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives…Way Out West 
  40. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit….The Nashville Sound 
  41. Mavis Staples…If All I Was Was Black 
  42. Paul Kelly….Life Is Fine 
  43. Bedouine….Bedouine 
  44. Randy Newman….Dark Matter 
  45. Josh Ritter…Gathering 
  46. The Mountain Goats….Goths 
  47. Slowdive…Slowdive
  48. The War on Drugs…A Deeper Understanding 
  49. Deer Tick...Vol. 1 
  50. Chris Robinson Brotherhood….Barefoot in the Head
  51. Shout Out Louds….Ease My Mind
  52. Beck…Colors
  53. Steve Winwood…Greatest Hits Live