Song: The Show Goes On
Artist: Bruce Hornsby & The Range, Williamsburg, VA
Notes: A mighty melodic muse on the subject of death. Unmistakable piano style - you can always tell when Bruce is tinkling the ivories. From his third album with the Range.
Song: Just Like You
Artist: Keb' Mo', Los Angeles
Album: Just Like You, 1996
Notes: Superb mid-tempo nugget from Grammy winning blues stylist featuring both Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne on co-vocals.
Song: How We Operate
Artist: Gomez, England
Album: How We Operate, 2006
Notes: Fantastic extended intro, sorely underrated British alt-rock outfit. New album on the way any day now released by Dave Matthews' ATO Records.
Song: You Do
Artist: Aimee Mann, Richmond, VA
Album: Bachelor No. 2, 2000
Notes: Understated, highly erudite lyrics as always, effortless delivery from former Til Tuesday leading lady. She recently performed for President Obama at a White House poetry night.
Song: Swimming In Your Ocean
Artist: Crash Test Dummies, Canada
Album: God Shuffled His Feet, 1994
Notes: Outstanding, overlooked gem by Canadian combo hallmarked by utterly original, deep bass-baritone lead vocal of Brad Roberts.
Artist: David Mead, New York
Album: Wherever You Are EP, 2005
Notes: Remarkable ballad by non-mainstream singer-songwriter. His new album has been entirely financed by devoted fans.
Song: Universe and U
Artist: KT Tunstall, Scotland
Album: Eye To The Telescope, 2004
Notes: Slow rock diamond hidden away on her maiden album, which remains her best-selling outing to date. Real name, Kate Victoria Tunstall.
Song: The Man Who Never Died
Artist: Elton John, England
Album: Not available
Notes: Extremely rare, mostly instrumental cut, originally on the B-side to big hit, 'Nikita'. Was it written as a tribute to John Lennon?
Song: Maple Tree
Artist: Angel Taylor, Los Angeles
Album: Love Travels, 2009
Notes: Perhaps the best of all the exceptional cuts on her only album thus far. We play her songs on every show, because they're just that good.
Artist: Mike Doughty, Fort Knox, KY
Album: Haughty Melodic, 2005
Notes: Rumbling alternative singer-songwriter rock from former Soul Coughing member. Born on an army base.
Song: Better Days
Artist: Crosby Loggins, Santa Barbara, CA
Album: Time To Move, 2009
Notes: Prolific live performer, winner of offspring-themed 'Rock The Cradle' MTV talent show. Son of our next Lost and Found selection.
Song: The Real Thing
Artist: Kenny Loggins, Everett, WA
Album: Leap of Faith, 1991
Notes: Lovely heartfelt song about family by deeply unfashionable but so talented veteran singer-songwriter.
Song: Not Good Enough
Artist: Kari Kimmel, Boca Raton, FL
Album: A Life In The Day, 2006
Notes: Fresh, bright music from an artiste who flies under the radar and makes her living licensing top material to television and film.
Song: Wond’ring Aloud
Artist: Jethro Tull, England
Album: Aqualung, 1971
Notes: Two minutes of vintage acoustic magic from heritage rock band led by singer/flautist, Ian Anderson. Formed in 1967, still going strong.
Song: Wash Away
Artist: Joe Purdy, Arkansas
Album: Julie Blue, 2004
Notes: Top-notch American folk singer-songwriting from hard-working musician. This cut recently featured in a 'Dawn' tv commercial.
Song: Hounds of Love
Artist: Kate Bush, England
Album: Hounds of Love, 1985
Notes: Never had consistent success in the US - her idiosyncratic soprano is certainly an acquired taste. New album of revisions called 'Director's Cut' just released.
Song: Going Home
Artist: Marc Broussard, Carencro, LA
Album: Keep Coming Back, 2008
Notes: Fabulous heartfelt song from a musicians' musician who's recorded with the likes of LeAnn Rimes and Sarah Bareilles.
Song: I’ll Miss You
Artist: Meiko, Roberta, GA
Album: Not available
Notes: Yet another winning song by the LA-based singer-songwriter who is one-quarter Japanese. Sensational talent.
Artist: Us3, England
Notes: Jazzy, bluesy, funky with a splash of hip-hop, great musical stew, bit of a hit back in 1993. Band formed by producer, Geoff Wilkinson.
Song: All We Want Is Love
Artist: Jeremy Fisher, Canada
Album: Flood, 2010
Notes: Describing his music as breakbeat-folk, this track has the great line, "I walked into your hurricane, To fill my shoes with summer rain."
Artist: Marianne Faithfull, England
Album: Broken English, 1979
Notes: Timeless tale of mid-life crisis, and the chains and dreams of middle class house-wifery interpreted by the uniquely smokey chanteuse. Written by Shel Silverstein.
Song: On A Saturday
Artist: Jacob Golden, Santa Clara, CA
Album: Revenge Songs, 2007
Notes: Fragile harmonies, song written about losing a girl and sitting around in Soho Square in London where he once worked.
Song: Song Away
Artist: Hockey, Portland, OR
Album: Mind Chaos, 2009
Notes: Jolly hockey sticks, playful and fun modern rock from promising combo's only album to date.
Song: For You
Artist: Judy Tzuke, England
Album: Welcome To The Cruise, 1979
Notes: Completely unknown pearl, exquisite acapella vocals turning into chamber-orchestrated bliss. Now available as a download.
Artist: Finlay Quaye feat. William Orbit and Beth Orton, England
Album: Dice (single), 2004
Notes: Splendid electronica-rock spiced musical collaboration from three top talents.
Artist: Donald Fagen, Passaic, NJ
Album: The Nightfly, 1982
Notes: One-half of Steely Dan on his first solo outing, still sounds so fresh 30 years later due to state-of-the-art production techniques.
Song: Another Day
Artist: Lene Marlin, Norway
Album: Another Day, 2003
Notes: Sterling female singer-songwriter from Scandinavia, four interesting albums to date, this is her strongest.
Song: Old Friend
Artist: Lyle Lovett, Klein, TX
Album: I Love Everybody, 1994
Notes: First class Americana country from the king of the genre, the super-dapper Lovett. Ex-wife, Julia Roberts on backing vocals on the album.
Song: Light Years Away
Artist: MoZella, Detroit
Album: MoZella EP, 2005
Notes: A Lost & Found preferred artiste, plaintive 'moving on' ballad by ridiculously talented singer-songwriter, real name Maureen McDonald.
Song: Silver Thunderbird
Artist: Marc Cohn, Cleveland, OH
Album: Marc Cohn, 1991
Notes: "If there's a God in heaven, he's got a Silver Thunderbird." Great lyrics, lovely gospel-inflected piano rolls from 'Walking In Memphis' performer.
Song: I Had A Talk With My Man
Artist: Mitty Collier, Birmingham, AL
Notes: Extraordinary gospel-learned vocals from the horribly overlooked '60S soul singer. Sadly forced to give up her singing career when she developed polyps on her vocal chord.
Song: Oliver’s Army
Artist: Elvis Costello & The Attractions, England
Album: Armed Forces, 1979
Notes: He wrote the song about working-class mercenaries while flying on a plane from Northern Ireland to London. His third and perhaps finest album.
Song: I Can Let Go Now
Artist: Michael McDonald, St. Louis, MO
Notes: Saddest Song of All Time, too sad for words - especially when sung by the ever-soulful McDonald. How to let go with grace.
Song: Theme From Harry’s Game
Artist: Clannad, Ireland
Album: Magical Ring, 1983
Notes: Heavy Celtic shades of Enya (who used to be in the band formed by her brother and sisters). Written for UK tv series theme song.
Song: She Said
Artist: Ryan Meeking and the Few, Australia
Album: Night Owls, EP, 2009
Notes: Promising folk-rock/pop from charismatic and first-rate live performer from down under. Rolling Stone magazine headline: "Ryan Meeking Will Inherit The Earth."
Song: Climb On
Artist: Shawn Colvin, Vermillion, SD
Album: Fat City, 1992
Notes: If you don't like this song, which typifies Lost and Found, please step away from this page.
Song: The Staring Game
Artist: Scarlett, Help
Album: Not available
Notes: Help again: we're stumped - lovely song from an artiste we can't track down. If you have any info, please leave a note at facebook.com/lostandfoundradio
Song: Pretend Love
Artist: Avett Brothers, Concord, NC
Album: Four Thieves Gone
Notes: Terrific, sardonic cut by recently fashionable five-piece folk-roots/Americana combo. Recorded in a rented house in Robbinville in North Carolina.
Song: Portions For Foxes
Artist: Rilo Kiley, Los Angeles
Album: More Adventurous, 2004
Notes: Solid indie rock grooves from uber-hip outfit fronted by Jenny Lewis - who has a parallel and worthwhile solo career. Band named after a fictitious Scottish sports athlete.