Justin Jacobs on The 9:13 Buzz

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of our most trusted music aficionados joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Justin Jacobs

In case you missed it, here's what Justin played (commentary by JJ):

Eli "Paperboy" Reed, "Cut Ya Down" - This Boston dude just never disappoints when it comes to a good groove. Reed is one of the most convincing modern soul singers, with an impassioned howl and an effortlessly funky band to back him up. His latest album, My Way Home, is packed with down and dirty, old school soul music that'll get you moving even more than Pokemon Go. The first single is "Cut Ya Down," with its chorus taken from a classic gospel song. If it sounds familiar, though, you may have Moby to thank - he used the same sample for "Run On" from his mega-hit album Play.  

Blind Pilot, "Umpqua Rushing" - The field of acoustic pop is a crowded one, especially since that Ed Sheeran fellow got to town, so it takes something special to stand out. Thankfully, Blind Pilot have what it takes. The band create beautifully catchy, heartfelt folk-pop that feels equally ethereal and totally human. Their latest album, And Then Like Lions, is out soon and is well worth the hour or so of your life.