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: March 2002
Darden Smith is an accomplised singer-songwriter whose music, like many of his creative peers. is reaching a new peak in his middle years. Several years after being released by a major label, Smith has recorded a collection of personal and … Continue reading
On "Deeper Still," Beth Nielsen Chapman sings inspiring songs drawn from the lessons she’s learned during the hardest years of her life. Chapman is a superb writer and singer, and her latest CD features songs about hope, the power of … Continue reading
"Halfway Tree," Damian Marley’s Grammy Award-winning Reggae CD, takes its name from the Kingston, Jamaica, neighborhood that sits between the city’s privileged and poor. It’s the aptly named recording by Bob Marley’s youngest son, who grew up in both worlds … Continue reading
Percussionist-composer Bobby Previte wasn’t a big fan of Spanish painter Joan Miro until he walked into a retrospective at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Today, nearly nine years later, Previte has a new recording of 23 exquisite short … Continue reading