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This playlist includes an hour of 2014's Best 'Under the Radar' songs, as broadcast Saturday night December 20 2014 on Aspen Public Radio's Aspenbeat show.  Aspenbeat tends towards singer songwriter, contemplative, under the radar songs, with an emphasis on pop and rock and roll tunes.  Yes, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainer, Ariana Grande, St. Vincent -- they've all released powerhouse songs this year.  Those songs aren't on this list -- Aspenbeat is out to introduce you to some tunes that you might not be hearing on the radio or including on your Spotify playlist or Pandora station. Featuring both emerging and established artists including Willie Nelson, The New Basement Tapes, Stevie Nicks, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Mariah Carey, Indiana, Jackson Browne, The Doobie Brothers, Dr. John, The Breithaupt Brothers featuring Ron Sexsmith, Tei Shi, Birds Over Arkansas, Kids On Bridges and Paolo Nutini. And we ran out of time but also Adam Levine and his 'Lost Stars' song from the 'Begin Again' movie.

Lit Up Inside: Van Morrison's Book of Lyrics

Dec 7, 2014

"The lyrics in this book span 50 years of writing and as such are representative of my creative journey"-- Van Morrison

Aspenbeat's show this weekend included a selection of tunes by Van Morrison.  That's because publishing company City Lights recently(10/28/14) released a fascinating book (especially if you're a Van Morrison fan)  of Morrison's lyrics called 'Lit Up Inside'.   The book collects the lyrics of about 100 songs chosen by Morrison himself from his 50-year, 34-album career. 

Interview with Jon Anderson and Jean-Luc Ponty

Sep 13, 2014

Aspenbeat Radio: Interview with Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty Sep 13 2014

"It’s a celebration of making music, because music is more important than anything really, as far as we’re concerned."
--Jon Anderson, Sep 2014, Anderson Ponty Band

Aspenbeat - French Rock Songs

Jul 20, 2014

Aspenbeat host Andrea Young was joined  by longtime collaborator Joshua Seymour and new contributor Raney Schockne for a show featuring French Rock Songs -- but not just any french rock songs.  Most of these are covers or renditions of american rock and roll hits, but sung in French.  Including Summertime Blues and Land of 1000 Dances. (and we can't give you the entire playlist because none of us speak French but you can listen here:

Jackson Emmer and Ross Kribbs stopped by the studios of Aspen Public Radio on Friday May 30 with guitar and fiddle in hand for an impromptu studio performance with their 'audience of one', Aspenbeat  host Andrea Young.

Aspenbeat Radio Music Interview

Interview with Kids On Bridges

KIDS ON BRIDGES is one of the top breaking acts in electronic pop.  They're from the U.K. -- Liverpool -- and releasing the first single off their new album this week (May 26).  The band's eclectic sound has drawn comparisons with The Killers, Daft Punk, Phoenix and Depeche Mode.

Host Andrea Young interviews vocalist Christian Bragg from the band on Saturday, May 24, 2014's Aspenbeat radio show, broadcast on Aspen Public Radio.

Randy Newman Music

Mar 16, 2014


"Most of my songs are about insensitivity of some kind"
-Randy Newman

Chris Wright is a part time Aspenite and a leading figure in the music industry for more than five decades.  He's just written his autobiography, One Way Or Another: My Life In Music, Sport and Entertainment.  It's the personal story of arguably one of the most successful media and music entrepreneurs in entertainment and music business history.  

Aspenbeat’s “Salute to The Beatles” is 50 minutes of uninterrupted Beatles songs.  The Beatles released about 200 songs on 13 albums.  These are 18 favorites, along with an interview with Lindsay Lou of Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys at the end of the show.

Aspenbeat's Best of 2013

Dec 29, 2013

Eight year old aspiring broadcaster Layla Schuon and her dad, Andy Schuon, Co-Founder with P. Diddy and President of Revolt TV, showed up at the studios over the weekend to add their picks for Top Pop Song of 2013 and Top Vintage Pop Song to Aspenbeat, Andrea Young's weekly music curation show.  The show also included picks from The New York Times, NPR and Rolling Stone Magazine.

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