Miles Kane (photo by Lauren Dukoff, PR)
Five Essential Songs
[Ed. Note, October 2018: John Prine, along with the Lone Bellow and Shannon Shaw, will be performing at Holiday Cheer for FUV on December 3. Tickets are available now. Prine's latest album is The Tree of Forgiveness, released in the spring of 2018. It's his first collection of original songs since 2005's Fair and Square].
Joe Henry (photo by Glen Hansard, PR)
For PJ Harvey's birthday on October 9, FUV asked Wolf Alice's Ellie Rowsell if she might have some favorite Harvey tunes. So from a 2018 Mercury Prize winner to a two-time recipient of the award, this is Rowsell's "Five Essential PJ Harvey Songs" for FUV Essentials.
Wolf Alice (photo by Jono White, PR)
Jealous of the Birds' Naomi Hamilton's husky alto and voluptuous lyricism have raised inevitable comparisons to Cat Power. As it turns out, Hamilton is a big fan of Chan Marshall and explains why in her "Five Essential Cat Power Songs" for FUV Essentials.
Jealous of the Birds' Naomi Hamilton (photo courtesy of Big Hassle PR)
As fate would have it, Villagers' Conor O'Brien's new album, The Art of Pretending to Swim, comes out the very week that Paul Simon plays his final live shows before retiring from touring. O'Brien, who deeply admires Simon and saw the "Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour" in Amsterdam, writes about his "Five Essential Paul Simon Songs" for FUV.
Villagers' Conor O'Brien (photo courtesy of Big Hassle, PR)