Five Essential Albums
Steve Gunn, who released the critically acclaimed 'Eyes on the Lines' earlier this year, is a faithful fan of Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko. In Gunn's "Five Essential Songs of The Band," he writes about the quintet with warmth, keen observation and deep respect.
Steve Gunn (photo courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR)
Nicole Atkins admires the lyrical grit and grace of FUV Essentials artist Ryan Adams, whose music has served as a soundtrack of her early years as a musician. Fresh off of a tour, she pulled together a list of her "Five Essential Ryan Adams Songs" which includes some inspired rarities.
Nicole Atkins (photo by Shervin Lainez, PR)
Larkin Poe (photo courtesy of Big Picture Media, PR)
When FUV decided to celebrate Van Morrison as one of our FUV Essentials, we reached out to Hozier, wondering if he might write about Morrison, an artist he deeply admires. Charmingly, the first of Hozier's "Five Essential Van Morrison Songs" is a song he once poignantly covered.
Hozier (photo by Alex Lake, PR)
London-born singer and songwriter Robyn Hitchcock, the solo artist and founding member of The Soft Boys, was in his late teens and twenties when Van Morrison released some of his most influential albums, like Astral Weeks and Veedon Fleece. Hitchcock came up with a list of some of his "Five Essential Van Morrison Songs" for FUV Essentials.
Robyn Hitchcock (photo by Laura Partrain, PR)