Five Essential Songs
Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra writes from the sharp perspective of a native New Yorker, traversing a similarly socially outspoken, urban path as Lou Reed. Segarra has found inspiration in Reed's fearless lyricism, as she eloquently writes in her "Five Essential Lou Reed Songs."
Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff (photo courtesy of Shore Fire Media, PR)
New York punk ambassador Jesse Malin, of D Generation and Heart Attack, has been friends with the Replacements for a long time, touring with them too. He has a special affection for the "bourbon-soaked country side" of the band and wrote affectionately about his friends' songs for FUV Essentials.
Jesse Malin (photo by Illaria Conte, PR)
Norah Jones hails from Texas like one of her most beloved influences, Willie Nelson. She has performed with Nelson many times, in the studio on standards like the Christmas classic, "Baby It's Cold Outside," found on his 2009 album American Classic. She chose her "Five Essential Willie Nelson Songs" for FUV.
Norah Jones (photo by Danny Clinch, PR)
Friend and co-member of The Both, Ted Leo, has written an affectionate assessment of his "Five Essential Aimee Mann Songs" for FUV Essentials. (Okay, there might be more than five).
Ted Leo (photo by Matias Corral, PR)