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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: September 2000
"I just wanted to leave another footprint in the sand," says pianist Mark Levine of his new album. This footprint moves to rumba, timba, songo, mambo, and straight ahead jazz, propelled by a group of inspired jazz veterans: Levine, percussionist … Continue reading
Three years from his last album, singer songwriter Greg Brown contemplates the meaning of love and commitment with songs that are sexy, humorous, and sometimes sad. Brown was raised in a musical family in Iowa, where he still lives. His … Continue reading
Gurf Morlix has been around a long time, as a guitar player, a producer, and now with the release of his new album, songwriter and solo performer. Raised in Buffalo, New York, Morlix is a fixture on the Austin and … Continue reading
After a four year recording hiatus, Bahamadia knew she could not let the microphone remain silent for much longer. On BB Queen, the follow-up to her highly acclaimed debut release, she is back in full form with her signature jazzy … Continue reading
"I’m gonna be making a slow comeback," he wise-cracked to Rolling Stone in 1973. 27 years later, Dan Hicks has released "Beatin’ The Heat". The album continues that unique blend of psychedelic-laden jazz and swing, clever songwriting and hot instrumentation … Continue reading
Twin sisters Heather and Jennifer Kinley release their sophmore effort, appropriately titled "Kinleys II". The album builds on the certified gold success of their first CD, with a blend of close harmony singing and compelling songs, delivered with a slighly … Continue reading
West Texas country rocker Joe Ely’s "Live At Antone’s" captures the energy, drama, and humor of his live performances. The lineup includes early mainstays of Ely’s career, steel guitarist and producer Lloyd Maines and guitar great Jesse Taylor. Ely hales … Continue reading
Louisiana-born Mary Gauthier is an exceptional singer-songwriter whose songs from life’s edge are as real as they are rugged. Her second CD takes us into her life: growing up with alcoholics; running away; and facing love and death. Her songs … Continue reading
Teddy Thompson’s debut CD is a mix of emotionally observant and occasionally subversive songs drawn from his life. Thompson looks beyond the world of appearances and is drawn to the deeper meaning and surprising nature of relationships and people’s lives. … Continue reading