This week, it features an amazing talent called Alice Smith, a musician from Brooklyn with an astonishing 4-octave range, and I strongly recommend you visit Soul Shower right now to listen to her free download tracks.
I thought I'd root around to see who is emerging in American music today, and I came across Anthony David thanks to SoulTracks magazine. He got a break thanks to collaborating with India Arie, and released a debut album Three Chords & the Truth, and a new album called The Red Clay Chronicles is out in September this year. Brash Records are releasing one song for free for a limited period here. It's called Stop Playin', and its nice and mellow with a mature lyric. Soul Tracks describe Anthony as:
"...a very talented young songwriter who has found his voice with a distinctly Southern sound that is both enjoyable and extremely engaging..."
Anthony David - Stop Playin' (Brash Records 2006)
A SoulTracks biography of Anthony David can be read here. There are two more tracks, cool soul blues called Spittin' Game and Cold Turkey, to stream at Anthony's website