What is BehindTheBeat?
Listen and enjoy our library of over 600 audio portraits of artists and their albums for free.
These finely edited features present the music and voices of artists discussing their songs, their sounds, their bands, their lives and their creative influences.
Search below by artist name or by genre to hear your favorite musicians, and to discover new ones!
Now with over 2,500 audio segments bringing music fans, musicians and music closer together.
- Chuck Wicks: Turning Point
- Green River Ordinance: Fifteen
- Jack Wall: Call of Duty, Black Ops III
- Black Violin: Stereotypes
- Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble
- Dominik Scherrer: The Missing
- Jonathan McReynolds: Life Music, Stage Two
- Bobby Long: Ode To Thinking
- Alicia Witt: Revisionary History
- Angaleena Presley: American Middle Class
- Pat McGee: Pat McGee
- John Anderson: Goldmine
- Whitey Morgan: Sonic Ranch
- Anat Cohen: Luminosa
- Meredith Monk: Piano Songs
- Gretchen Peters: Blackbirds
- Louise Goffin: Appleonfire
- Mohammed Fairouz: Follow, Poet
- Michael J. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
- Patty Larkin: Still Green
- Somi: The Lagos Music Salon
- The Barr Brothers: Sleeping Operator
- Lee Ann Womack: The Way I’m Livin’
- Montell Jordan: Captured
- Marco Benevento: Swift
Monthly Archives: May 2000
The major-label debut by this California band not only rocks hard, but tackles tough topics as well. Rocker/songwriter Coby Dick sings passionately about kids who don’t care, his own hard times growing up, and the lessons he learned along the … Continue reading
Their self-titled debut makes Ozomatli sound like one of the world’s great live shows–a party band with a brain–and they pull it off deftly. Released: 6/16/1999 Label: No Label Visit Artist’s Website… Genre: Latin All Ozomatli profiles… About Ozomatli Bass … Continue reading
When a cassette tape of this jam session with Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and flatpicker Tony Rice disappeared from the kitchen table, David Grissman jokingly blamed the pizza delivery guy. Now one of the hottest bootlegs of the 90’s … Continue reading
"This album shows, in musical terms, how I’m at peace with living on the edge." So notes master vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, who takes his cues in this new CD from Superman, Dexter Gordon, Doo-Wop, and many other sources. Released: 1/26/2000 … Continue reading
Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Haggard sees his songs as an antidote for people who take life too seriously. He likes to have fun, and in his quieter moments reflect on the mysteries in life that nobody can figure out. Released: 7/1/2000 … Continue reading
Albums consisting entirely of one artist paying tribute to another are commonplace, especially in the blues world where a particular artist’s musical heritage is easy to trace. Released: 10/5/1999 Label: Universal Genre: Blues/Roots All B.B. King profiles… The CD B.B. … Continue reading
From a series of impromptu freestyle sessions at L.A.’s Hip Hop Shop in 1992, Dilated Peoples has grown into one of the most influential indie acts on the West Coast. After a decade as a force in the LA underground, … Continue reading