Artist: Yellowbirds

Album: The Color

"Yellowbirds – 'The Color' has been in heavy rotation for some time now … I feel Sam Cohen is channeling Roy Orbison with this project.  And he’s co-created some great animated music videos that you can find on the website."


Artist: Scott Hesse

Song: Wires Weird

"Originally from Sioux City and now living in Chicago, Scott is one of the baddest guitar players on the planet. His knowledge is endless, but he always plays from the heart. If you haven't checked this guy out, do so!"

This week's North 40 musings come from Fresh Produce audiophiles Katrina Lehr-McKinney and Jim Speirs. North 40 is a collection of the musical musings of RGT contributors and listeners, in 40 words or less. If you have music to share, send your thoughts to

– The Music Director