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These finely edited features present the music and voices of artists discussing their songs, their sounds, their bands, their lives and their creative influences.
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- 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: August 2000
Nelly Furtado is a talented young singer and writer whose major label debut fuses dance mixes, Brazilian percussion and sharp, knowing lyrics. Nelly says she wanted an upbeat CD she could perform live, but her CD also showcases a quieter, … Continue reading
Hesher’s debut CD is an upbeat mix of songs by Chip Love and the Stimulated Dummies–producers Dante Ross and John Gamble. Love, a longtime roadie and spliff coordinator for the Bad Brains, brought in friends from the punk, hip hop … Continue reading
Stacey Earle’s sophmore record, "Dancin’ With Them That Brung Me," continues the artistic direction she began with her debut 1998 recording, "Simple Gearle". Recorded with her husband Mark Stuart, the new album pays tribute to her older brother, Steve Earle, … Continue reading
Duke Robillard is a master musician who has been playing a wide range of blues and jazz styles for years. Early in his career, he confounded critics with albums from all corners of the blues world. Today he’s known as … Continue reading
L.A. hip-hop duo Thes One and Double K do it all, from sharing the mike and DJ duties, to mastering their own albums in a little bedroom studio crammed with old records. “The P” construct all their beats from loops. … Continue reading
As the sax man for James Brown and George Clinton, Maceo Parker defined the sound of funk music. His latest release includes a collection of songs written especially for his guest artists, the next generation of funkateers, Ani DiFranco, Sheryl … Continue reading
The second offering from this trio of rock superplayers, Terry Bozzio (drums/percussion), Tony Levin (bass) and Steve Stevens (guitars) reflects their influences and depth of experience: a blend of flamenco, flaming metal, jazz flavors and newly discovered sounds. Released: 8/8/2000 … Continue reading
Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen was there at the start of the San Francisco sound in the 1960s, playing acoustic and electric with The Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna and others. In 1999, he joined former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh for a … Continue reading