Once again, it was a fantastic year of new music!  Many of us had difficulty choosing just one album, but we narrowed it down! Here it is…KZE staff choices for Album of the Year 2014:

Will Stanley – Poor Boy by Tommy Malone
Rick – Tied to a Star by J Mascis
Will Baylies – Emmaar by Tinariwen
Creslyn – Swift by Marco Benevento
Phil – Rain Plans by Israel Nash
Paul Higgins – God & The Girl by David Poe
Rita Ryan – Simi Stone by Simi Stone
Dick Hermans – The River and the Thread by Rosanne Cash
Corey – New Ammo by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Susan Shaw – Viper’s Drag by Henry Butler-Steven Bernstein and The Hot 9
Jerrice Baptiste – Journey by Bar Scott
Sally Spillane – Greatest Hits So Far by Zac Brown Band
Gregg Stolarik – Madman by Sean Rowe
Janeen – High Hopes by Bruce Springsteen
Todd Mack – Respectable Enemy by Curtis McMurtry
Paul Tesoro – The Basement Tapes Complete by Bob Dylan and The Band


Well, I hope you caught the Parlour Session with  Tommy Malone, lead singer and guitar virtuoso of the Subdudes on Friday,  November 21st from noon to 1pm, cuz it was a great one!  Tommy was as charming and as engaging as ever, and his bandmates were totally tight.  If you didn’t happen to win tickets to be at the event, and you didn’t happen to be able to listen to the radio at that time, you can check out our youtube video of it, and in fact, several of our past Parlour Sessions as well (including Natalie Merchant and, our most recent, Sean Rowe) by clicking here!

The Tommy Malone Parlor Session was sponsored by:

The Law Offices of Michel P. Haggerty, upholding a strong commitment and dedication to the needs of their clients by offering experience and expertise in the area of Elder Law.  They are at 37 West Market St in Rhinebeck, NY.

CR Guitars on Market St in Rhinebeck, NY.  A high-service guitar shop featuring hand selected acoustic and electric guitars you’ll fall in love with.

Rhinebeck Famil Dental whose goal is to provide a positive,  high quality dental experience in a comfortable, relaxed & friendly atmosphere.

Heart and Soul in Beacon, NY.  An organic gift shop at 500 Main Street in Beacon.  Live life organically, it’s only natural.  Save 30% on your next purchase with the Dollar$aver.

J and J’s Gourmet Café and Catering at the light in downtown Red Hook, NY.  J and J Gourmet: the “art” of food.

David Minton  provided the live webcast at DLMweb.com.

Firehouse Productions in Red Hook, NY provided the sound.

And a special thanks to The Clubhouse Recording Studio in Rhinebeck for bailing us out at the last minute with instruments and such!

Here at KZE we’re excited to present a new website for the station. Designed and developed by our friends at Now Age New Media, the site gives us a new, modern design, and new features, including a radio player, so you can stream the station while browsing the site.
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