So many variables determine what makes an artist or band “essential” — longevity, impact, influence, history. On-air and online, we celebrate the musicians who have shaped our cultural soundtrack for the past fifty years. Let’s love these FUV Essential artists while they’re here, and honor those who have departed too soon.
Patty Griffin (photo courtesy of Big Hassle, PR)
Brandi Carlile (photo by Laura Fedele, WFUV)