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The Year In Music: Hidden Gems Of 2013; Fort Lean Plays On Barnburners; More Live Performances

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Bobby McFerrin performs in the Soundcheck studio. Bobby McFerrin performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Soundcheck reached out to a handful of artists, critics, and listeners to share the albums and musicians that are being overlooked in the annual top tens lists but which are worth remembering.

Then, hear Brooklyn band Fort Lean rock out in an 18th century barn as part of the music documentary series Barnburners.

Plus, host John Schaefer shares two more entries from his Ten Reasons Why New York Music Ruled the World in 2013 list.

And more favorite live performances from the Soundcheck studio.

 

Live in-studio performances heard in this episode:

The Hidden Gems Of 2013

Soundcheck reached out to a handful of artists, critics, and listeners to share the albums and musicians that are being overlooked in the annual top tens lists but which are worth remembering.

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Fort Lean plays in an 18th century barn in Upstate New York.

Watch: Barnburners: Fort Lean

Watch Brooklyn-based band Fort Lean play a set of catchy rock 'n' roll songs in a rural barn in Upstate New York in this latest installment of the music documentary series Barnburners.

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Chris Thile performs in the Soundcheck studio.

12 Days Of Soundcheck: Chris Thile, 'Adagio' from Bach's Sonata No. 1 In G Minor

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mark from nj

The Canadian band is the Besnard Lakes, the album is called 'Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO'

Dec. 20 2013 11:40 PM
mark from the Internet

What's the name of that Canadian band that your listed as a hidden gem?

Dec. 19 2013 09:50 PM
CINDY from New York

Could you please publish a list of the ``hidden gems''? You played something by a group you called ``Bressner Lakes.'' But I must be wrong about that.

Dec. 19 2013 09:39 PM
ben from NYC

Hidden Gem of 2013: Jessie Ware - Devotion. Stellar vocals and produced by sbtrkt

Dec. 19 2013 09:26 PM

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