What is BehindTheBeat?Music lovers need music. But there's more to music than just hearing and feeling it. Artists want to touch their audience, and fans want to get closer to the artists. BehindTheBeat presents the voices of the artists themselves, speaking about their music, their inspiration, and their creative lives. Listen and discover.
Monthly Archives: October 2002
Chris Whitley doesn’t consider himself a singer, or a songwriter, or a guitar player – even though that’s what he does. He’d call himself an ‘expressionist,’ akin to those early 20th century painters who wanted to evoke deeper feelings than … Continue reading
Eleanor McEvoy is one of Ireland’s best-known contemporary singer-songwriters. Not only does she have a fabulous voice, but her writing is unusually vivid – describing scenes and emotional exchanges from real life. "Yola" was produced by McEvoy and Brian Connor, … Continue reading
Maysa Leak is a notable jazz-and-soul singer who says she simply decided to record songs that moved her on her latest CD, "Out of the Blue." She first became known for her singing with "Incognito," but has branched out to … Continue reading
Singer-guitarist Buddy Miller’s career has been a steady march to the top of the ‘Americana’ world. His latest CD, "Midnight and Lonesome" has all the trademarks of his finely crafted but soulful sound – delicate ballads, big-sounding rockers and a … Continue reading