Jordan Lee makes music under the moniker Mutual Benefit. He has been playing small rooms of in-the-know crowds for years - but with his new release, he is set to break through big time. He gives us a party playlist of other indie acts that share his subtle style.
Julie Roberts gets ready to enjoy some "Good Wine and Bad Decisions" with her friends in this playlist entirely of fellow female singer-songwriters.
American-inflected singer-songwriter Bill Callahan is back with "Dream River," his 18th record since 1990. When compiling his dinner party soundtrack, he recalled his parents' 1970s dinner parties and went with a subtle, retro sound and a bit of depth below the surface.
Recording since 1968, Jimmy Cliff deserves tremendous credit for shaping reggae music in Jamaica and for popularizing it around the world. Back with a new record, he's enjoying reaching a whole new generation of fans.
Linda Thompson was one of the biggest names in English folk-rock of the 1970s. Now she is back with the second record in a recent come-back, fifty years after her musical career began.
Mercury and Brit Prize nominated singer-songwriter Anna Calvi is back with her second record. She told us she does not to listen to much pop music, but if her party playlist selections are indicative, she's picking only the best.
Singer and guitarist Steve Gunn makes us a sweet and sophisticated mix with a global influence.
Britrock superstars Acrtic Monkeys cook up a multi-course dinner party playlist, complete with dessert recipe.
Detroit indie-popsters Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr give us a playlist designed to stimulate conversation - and cleanliness.
Elliot and Natalie Bergman are the core of the band Wild Belle. The siblings put together some songs with summery, global accents and a bit of romance - influences that can also be heard in the music they make.