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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: March 2001
Richard X. Heyman is one of those musical savants who does it all – write, sing, play any instrument , and produce truly catchy pop songs. On "Hoosier Girl," Heyman records the title cut with Peter Noone ("Herman" of Herman’s … Continue reading
Singer/Songwriter Mark Erelli crafts songs with a confidence and maturity that belie his years. On "Compass & Companion", his second record, Erelli’s compelling voice and unfailing melodic sense range over the territory of life and love in styles from earnest … Continue reading
Noone who saw the Jerry Garcia Band could miss the chemistry between the renowned guitarist and his keyboard player, Melvin Seals. In this audio profile Seals talks about his collaboration with Garcia, and selections from their CD "Shining Star." The … Continue reading
Harriet Tubman explores the frontier where funk, rhythm and melody converge as sound and energy. The New York City-based trio with Brandon Ross on guitar Melvin Gibbs on bass and J.T. Lewis on drums, pulled cuts for "Prototype" from several … Continue reading
RAM-Z’s debut on TVT Records puts the Cincinnati trio in the forefront of the "real R&B" movement, an effort to merge classic R&B singing with today’s urban sound. Robert Lee, Michael Smith and Zach Adams write many of their songs, … Continue reading