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Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Gottschalk by pianist Frank French; New music from guitar wonder Leo Kottke; Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience; An Omaha oddity: Tilly and the Wall; Experimental silence from Adem Ilhan; Brooklyn art pop group Ambulance LTD. Featured Artist: Stephen Foster.

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Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster)

Gospel singer Mavis Staples is one of several artists appearing on this new collection celebrating the music of Stephen Foster.

Danza (Gottschalk)

Louis Gottschalk was a contemporary of Stephen Foster who composed Pan American tunes. Pianist Frank French performs a mix of Gottschalk's work on this new CD.

Bristol Sloth

Leo Kottke is widely recognized as one of the greatest finger style guitarists of all time. This new CD contains his most improvised work to date.


Kings of Convenience play gentle guitar melodies with harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel.

Fell Down the Stairs

Tilly and the Wall are a quirky, playful group with an unusual percussionist: tap dancer Jamie Williams, whose amplified stomping and clapping keeps the beat.


London-based Adem Ilhan (pronounced AR-dem ee-LAHN) uses space and silence as much as sound in his songs, creating his lo-fi recordings at a home studio.

Heavy Lifting

You can hear a number of influences in the music of Ambulance LTD, from Lou Reed to My Bloody Valentine. This is the New York group's debut release.