The Top 10 of 2016 Music Monday on Power 96
Every Monday I share something I am currently listening to and I love getting to spend some dedicated time each week deciding what song or artist to feature. Sometimes it’s an older song, other times it might be an artist you’ve never heard of before. With so many potential songs to choose from, it was hard to narrow down the list to just 10 songs. I tried to make sure there was a good variety in this list — party jams, ballads, and up-and-coming performers. What was your favorite Music Monday of the year?
*These songs and artists are listed in no particular order.
The Treatment formed in 2008 in Cambridge, England. They have gone on to open to Kiss and Motley Crue as well as perform at several music festivals.
We Are Harlot started in 2011 and features Danny Wosnop of Asking Alexandria fame on lead vocals. Having previously played for Sebastian Bach, Jeff George takes on the guitar, Brian Weaver from Silvertide is on bass, and Bruno Agra from Revolution Renaissance plays the drums.
Texas group Whiskey Myers was briefly known as Lucky Southern before becoming Whiskey Myers. Cody Cannon handles the lead vocals and plays acoustic guitar, Jeff Hogg tackles the drums, Cody Tate plays rhythm guitar, on bass is Gary Brown and John Jeffers plays guitar. The group has released three studio albums. If
Kree Harrison was orn in 1990 in Texas and later moved to Tennesee, Harrison is a singer and songwriter. She performed several times on the Rosie O’Donnell Show in her younger years. Additionally, she did backing vocals for albums by Kasey Musgraves and Eli Young Band. She is best known as the runner-up on season 12 of American Idol. Her debut album is titled This Old Thing and consists of 13 tracks, nine of which she has songwriting credits on.
Gaslight Anthem started in 2006 in Brunswick, N.J., the group includes Brian Fallon covering lead vocals and guitar, Alex Levine on bass guitar, Alex Rosamilia on guitar, and Benny Horowitz covers drums. To date, they have released five albums.
Hailing from Montana, Tim Montana plays with the Shrednecks, who include Kyle Rife on guitar, Bryce Paul on bass and Brian Wolff keeping the beat on drums. The group has opened for ZZ Top and Kid Rock and has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Volbeat is a Danish band composed of Michael Poulsen on lead vocals and guitar, Rob Caggiano on guitar and Jon Larsen tackles the drums. The group has released five studio albums.
Grace Potter and the Nocternals are from Vermont and started in 2002. They are fronted by singer and multi-instrumentalist Grace Potter, and have released four studio albums. They have toured with the Black Crows, performed at Bonnaroo Music Festival, and Potter recorded a song with country musician Kenny Chesney.
The Struts was created by singer-songwriter Luke Spiller and guitarist Adam Slack, with Jed Elliott and Gethin Davis rounding out the lineup. The Struts have opened for the Rolling Stones and have released one studio album to date titled Everybody Wants.
Last in Line is composed of former Dio members Vinny Appice, Vivian Campbell, Andrew Freeman and Jimmy Bain. The group formed in 2012 and the name reflects their history and is taken from Dio’s second album. Last in Line just released their first album, Heavy Crown.