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: January 2002
Jonatha Brooke is a talented singer/songwriter known for her intimate songs and energetic perfomances. On "Steady Pull," which she co-produced and released on her own label, she offers some of the most emotionally direct songs of her career in a … Continue reading
For three decades, Alvin Singleton’s compositions have blended scored passages and jazz-inflected improvisation. In "Somehow We Can," he offers four distinct pieces from throughout his career, featuring Wadada Leo Smith, Anthony Davis, Martha Mooke and the Marian Anderson String Quartet. … Continue reading
Chuck E. Weiss has spent a life in the musical shadows – in dim bars, clubs and studios – cultivating an unparalleled repertoire that’s been called "an anthology of hipster tastes." It’s true. "Old Souls and Wolf Tickets" is an … Continue reading
Laurie Spiegel has been a pioneer in the field of electronic music since the late ’60s, when she began using computers to create sounds and compositions that challenged assumptions about notes, meter, harmony and orchestration. "Obsolete Systems" showcases her early … Continue reading