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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: Courtney Barnett

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“Avant Gardner” by Courtney Barnett, the angst-ridden, stand-up worthy recounting of an allergic reaction has quickly connected with WTMD listeners. But aside from her wit and conversational observations, this Aussie artist impresses with her surfy electric slide guitar-playing and a deadpan voice. Check out her excellent Sunny Side Up session below and get into the…

Sunny Side Up: Robert Ellis

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The twang of Texas-native Robert Ellis draws you into his songs. It’s warm and intensely expressive, like Jason Isbell’s or Jesse Malin’s. His second album on New West Records The Lights From The Chemical Plant features characters walking a fine line, and sophisticated pop-crafting in the vein of one of his heroes, Paul Simon, whom…

Sunny Side Up: Lake Street Dive

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A viral video and an a star-studded concert provided the spark for Lake Street Dive to become one of the hottest bands in the country right now. The Brill-Building, jazz-inflected pop harmonies will get your attention right away. And so will the bluesy belts of Rachael Price, a singular force-of-vocal nature. But this band who…

Sunny Side Up: Amos Lee

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Amos Lee’s warm, soulful voice has been a staple of WTMD almost as long as we’ve been on the air. So it’s always welcome when the Philly-native and former teacher puts out a new record. Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song features up-tempo numbers and some guest turns by Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin and Jerry…

Sunny Side Up: Butch Walker

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Butch Walker spent the 90′s fronting Georgia rockers The Marvelous 3 and quite a lot of time after that crafting hits for the like of Pink and Katy Perry. But when the in-demand songwriter and producer is doing his own thing, radio play and record sales is the farthest thing from his mind and that’s…

Sunny Side Up: The Devil Makes Three

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The energetic, gospel-infused punk-Americana of The Devil Makes Three made for a fun, toe-tapping recent session on Sunny Side Up. The latest by the veteran Vermont band is I’m a Stranger Here, which Nashville heavyweight Buddy Miller produced. Check out their session below.