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The Appetizer Radio Show

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Savor and experience the flavors of great albums perfect for your music collection. Albums define the greatness of an artist, why they're celebrated and help music fans to chronicle their lives. On The Appetizer Radio Show, chef and host D Grant Smith serves up 2 cuts from great albums old and new from both known music icons as well as emerging indie and unsigned talent in this weekly 2-hour radio show.

When it comes to music, the endless list of new singles emerging daily can be overwhelming. What happened to the celebration of the album? Where can music aficionados turn to for great albums for their music library? The Appetizer Radio Show serves up b-sides and album cuts perfect for the music fan who is sick of just hearing the "hit single." Each week, music chef and host D Grant Smith curates a thoughtful and intriguing playlist of music that fits within themes to give you new albums to explore, and old classics to revisit. The Appetizer Radio Show is about the experience of music, one that transforms our appreciation and love for music in powerful ways. Discover new indie and unsigned artists while also savoring the flavors of great music from legends of the past.

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The Appetizer Radio Show is available by annual carriage fee. Please contact D Grant Smith at dgrantsmith@gmail.com for more information.

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When it comes to music, the endless list of new singles emerging daily can be overwhelming. What happened to the celebration of the album? Where can music aficionados turn to for great albums for their music library? The Appetizer Radio Show serves up b-sides and album cuts perfect for the music fan who is sick of just hearing the "hit single." Each week, music chef and host D Grant Smith curates a thoughtful and intriguing playlist of music that fits within themes to give you new albums to explore, and old classics to revisit. The Appetizer Radio Show is about the experience of music, one that transforms our appreciation and love for music in powerful ways. Discover new indie and unsigned artists while also savoring the flavors of great music from legends of the past.**The Appetizer... Show full description


27 Pieces

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This week we explore some fantastic albums from across the spectrum, pairing them side by side with each other. New blues from Simo pairs well with...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Our series continues with music that captures the journey of life from beginning to end and the experiences we have throughout.

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Life is a many splendid thing. Ups, downs, trials, victories, beginnings and endings. In the first of a 2 part series, we showcase music from both...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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In one of our most vulnerable episodes, we take a look at music that transforms us from darkness into light. Along the way, make new music discover...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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As we explore the songbooks of dynamic artists in different genres, we continue to find that our life stories are told in music in ways that connec...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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It's amazing how songwriters tell our story, isn't it? Through the themes on their albums and into the individual songs themselves, our favorite mu...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This time it’s Knockout songwriters, musicians and artists whose music leaves you picking yourself up off the floor because the tracks and stories ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Over the past few months there's been a consistent narrative alive inside our themes. This time it's music curated with a hopeful feeling. Transiti...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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There are plenty of songs in our collective record libraries that focus on sadness. How about something more uplifting? This week we dive into some...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Music can be like flowers to brighten our day and connect with us in an emotional way. This week we take that metaphor and expound on it to include...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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This week we explore music that fits into a theme of love songs that are romantic, sorrowful, longing and beyond. We'll introduce new artists, samp...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Exploring music with reflective qualities that make you think deeper from a variety of artists including Gregory Porter, Rosi Golan, Hal Ketchum an...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Looking back at great albums from the past several years that have stuck with us because of the emotional connection from the songwriting. We sampl...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Some say that one person's trash is another person's treasure. When you go to your local music shop, do you explore the bargain bin? After a recent...

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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On May 17, 2017 we lost an incredible songwriter and performer who had helped birth a rock movement, transformed our understanding of dark music, a...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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We continue our series with a look at music that fits onto albums with a central theme of love, uplifting emotions and overcoming trials. We'll sam...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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After a series of episodes that have delved into a darker side of the emotional stories in life, we return to the well of hope. Album cuts about li...

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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One thing that makes indie music so powerful is that songwriters dive into deeper subjects than just partying and having a good time (which is prev...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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There are plenty of radio shows and media platforms that showcase the latest single from new and emerging bands, or even singles from the past. The...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
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New music has a special ring to it. It shows us something fresh to look out for. This week we explore new albums from indie artists like Keeton Cof...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00