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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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


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After spending the past several weeks exploring personal storyarcs told through music, we're going to shift into some inspirational songs and new r...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We conclude our mini-series with more alternative rock that dives into philosophies regarding love in all its forms.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Following up on a special mini-series we did earlier, this time we look at alternative artists and bands whose music dives philosophically into the...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Experiencing great new music, perfect for your record collection. This time we dive into new cuts from singer songwriters like Brett Lee Miller, Ka...

  • Added: May 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We continue our mini-series of songwriting philosophers with indie rock and singer-songwriters Maria Taylor, Carla Olive, classic Tom Waits, featur...

  • Added: May 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Our mini-series that looks at the link between philosophy and songwriting continues with an exploration on the subjects of faith, hope, love and re...

  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Great songwriters are also philosophers. Have you connected with the messages and stories of the musicians you hear? That's the exploration of this...

  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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It's cool to look at the music of some performers and know that they've built music in different groups. That's the exploration this time around. W...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Our mini-series concludes with special features including excerpts from recordings of songs performed by friends like Elliott Park, Lindsay Katt, t...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Our mini-series continues with more great artists who have made a personal connection to this radio show over the past 15 years.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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One thing we talk a lot about are the power of relationships. That matters between musicians and music curators like what you find on radio. In the...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Picking up from where we left off, more alt-rock and punk tunes that dive deeper into areas of fear including social standing, popularity, crime an...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Fear. It's something every person has experienced. This week we explore this subject through a curated selection of alt-rock and punk rock that div...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This week we explore philosophy with a soundtrack. All of us want to experience more love in our lives, but often struggle with trying to control w...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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As we enter a new season, we transition out of the cold and into warmer experiences. This week our theme dives into this transition with both a sli...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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A glorious collection of new albums from indie artists like Callenburgh, Carla Olive, The Fugitives, plus a chance for listeners to win a copy of t...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We all have albums in our library that hit us in powerful ways. Usually it's because of the non-radio tracks, or songs that only real fans know. Th...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The "My Story" in music series continues with more great albums in the indie pop genre from artists like Lily & Madeliene, Trevor Hall, Madi Diaz a...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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The My Story series continues with an all-female artist lineup, with music in the indie pop genre. Sync with the stories of Lindsay Katt, Feist, A ...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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Our series continues with more powerful storytelling in folk music from Brandi Carlile, James Vincent McMorrow, Kelley McRae and much more.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00