Stefanie's Top 5 Releases for 2012

There is no question what release I'm most excited about for 2012, but here are a few others that I'm waiting for. Grace Potter and The Nocturnals The Lion The Beast The Beat  ~ June 8 2012

I got hip to this gal about two years ago when I started seeing her comic book sketches on greenroom walls at venues all over the touring road.  Looked her up and fell madly in love.  Here she is working out a Beyonce tune.

Norah Jones ...Little Broken Hearts  ~ May 1, 2012

The Fall was on repeat for about two months when it dropped a day after my birthday in '09.  Can't wait to see what she's got in store for this one.  Album cover is pretty hot!

Melanie Fiona The MF Life ~ March 20, 2012

Popping up on two of my favorite collaborations in the past two years, "Wake Up Everybody" w/ John Legend and The Roots & "Fool For You" w/ Cee Lo Green, I'm digging into some of her solo stuff this year.

Lionel Richie Tuskegee ~ March 27, 2012

Mr. Richie paying tribute to his hometown by reprising 13 of his greatest hits country style...I'm in!!! Believe it or not there is a strong tradition of soul singers making country and western records (Ray Charles and Bobby Womack come to mind).

Alicia Keys Untitled ~ Mystery date in 2012

Since the last album in 2009, Alicia has joined the mommy tribe, married, and produced on Broadway.  I was hoping to get back to NYC in time to catch Stickfly, but the show was cut short.  She recently sparked up a new single at the IHeartRadio Music Fest and posted this picture on her instagram saying: "Working on the best song I've ever written".

I'm keeping my fingers crossed we get something new this year! Por Favor!

Those are some of my picks for the new year.  Let me hear some of yours.