When I started this weekly playlist, my goal was to get good music out there where people would actually listen to it. Now, I don’t know if people are actually listening, but we do get a decent amount of traffic and some of my playlists have subscribers, so at least it’s some kind of a success so far. A few years back I hosted an online radio show called In The Mix. My opening line to every show was always “open your ears and open your MIND” because that’s exactly what I wanted people to do. I was playing mostly new music (like I usually put together here) and mostly music of a certain genre but occasionally I’d throw in other things that people may not THINK they would like, but I hoped they would listen to it anyway.
This week’s edition of The Weekly Dose is one that might not interest those who are mostly into new music, and indie rock, as this is the first real “flashback” edition, with an older artist, but I’m hoping you’ll still give it a listen and love it as much as I do.
I’ll admit that I was a little late in discovering the music of Jenny Lewis, but she’s become one of my favorite artists of all time. Being our featured artist this week, and having just released her third solo album, The Voyager, I put together this playlist with some of, what I consider to be, her best songs.
You probably know Jenny Lewis as the lead singer for the band Rilo Kiley, who formed in 1998. Their biggest radio exposure came from the track “Portions For Foxes” and that’s where I first heard of the band for the first time. Even though I liked the song when I would hear it on the radio, for whatever reason it didn’t make me go and check out their other material. It wasn’t until their album Under The Blacklight came out in 2007 that they made a huge impression on me, and to this day that is still my favorite Rilo Kiley release.
In her almost 30 year career, Jenny Lewis has been a child actor (cult films such as Troop Beverly Hills and TV shows like The Golden Girls), and a musician, first with the band Rilo Kiley (formed in 1998) and eventually branching out to a solo career in 2006.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Jenny Lewis is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. She’s got one of the best voices out there, and this week she’s back with a brand new album called The Voyager.