Sunny Side Up

If you’re up early Saturday morning by necessity or by design, WTMD’s newest show Sunny Side Up speaks to you. TMD Morning Show host Erik Deatherage eases you into the day with hand-crafted sets of music from all styles of music: folk, soul, alternative, whatever. Anything goes as long as it goes well with the morning.

Live music and conversation is also featured on the show. Guests this year have included The Wallflowers, World Party, Justin Townes Earle, Trixie Whitley, and Atlas Genius.

Sunny Side Up airs Saturday from 7-8am.

Sunny Side Up: Boy and Bear

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Australian indie-folk quintet Boy & Bear’s latest album Harlequin Dream sets wild scenes of escapism and surreal dreams. The tight production, memorable guitar riffs & frontman Dave Hosking’s distinctive voice bring this band into their own and shed any lazy Mumford & Sons comparisons. Listen to their fun Sunny Side Up session below.

Sunny Side Up: Sylvan Esso

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PASTE Magazine just named “Hey Mami” as their song of the year. And Sylvan Esso’s other single “Coffee” may well top the listener generated countdown of WTMD’s Top 89 Songs of 2014. The odd, yet seductive rhythms from producer Nick Sandborn, the cooing vocals of Amelia Meath and a summoning of a Tommy James and…

Sunny Side Up: Bahamas

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Bahamas is Afie, the latest album from Canadian virtuoso guitarist and witty, yet laid-back singer/songwriter Afie Jurvanen, features on the cover, a wedding ring the word, “Afie” inscribed. And the record seemingly serves as a loving affirmation of marriage, but also an exploration of past loves and mistakes. It’s a brilliant document, each song with…

Sunny Side Up: Delta Spirit

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Claustrophobia and Super Storm Sandy presented a writing and recording challenge for Matt Vasquez and his mates in Delta Spirit. Their rat-infested, basement rehearsal room in Brooklyn flooded, damaging equipment and creating a gloom the sunny San Diego natives were eager to escape. That is need to bust out of Brooklyn can be heard on…

Sunny Side Up: Margaret Valentine

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Upstate New York country crossover singer/songwriter Margaret Valentine possesses an ache in her voice that recalls Rosanne Cash. Add string arrangements to her honest songs, and you’ll notice a kind-of mournful quality to her music. But there’s plenty of light too, and she lets it shine during her Sunny Side Up session. Oh, and she’s…

Sunny Side Up: Vance Joy

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Australian uke man Vance Joy stopped by WTMD just before he won the coveted Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal at the APRA Awards Down Under. And not long after that, Atlantic Records announced the name of the former Australian Rules footballer’s debut album. Dream Your Life Away comes out in early September….

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