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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
Yearly Archives: 2002
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
"Secret Heart" places Curtis Stigers firmly in the musical world he considers home: that of the jazz singer. But it wasn’t always this way. Stigers had a successful pop career in the early ’90s, but decided the music he wanted … Continue reading
Steve Earle is one of America’s most-accomplished singer-songwriters. Throughout his career, Earle has written songs with political slants, but speaking of his newest record, “Jerusalem,” he says, “This is a political record because there seems to be no other proper … Continue reading
Tony Furtado is an accomplished instrumentalist who plays with unusual poise and flair. His latest CD, "American Gypsy," features his ever-evolving banjo and guitar – including slide guitar – in a groove-oriented ensemble, as well as more delicate compositions inspired … Continue reading
After decades of lending his multi-instrumentalist and composing talents to notables in the folk and rock world, Garth Hudson has released his first solo recording. "The Sea To The North" features six compositions showing why Hudson is not just a … Continue reading
Jill Olson has played in San Francisco honky-tonk and alt-country bands since the late ’80s. "My Best Yesterday" is her second solo CD and finds Olson singing well-crafted songs inspired by1960s-era pop-rock and twangy country. Olson is a talented singer, … Continue reading
Martha Redbone’s "Home Of The Brave" mixes an upbeat soul sound with a singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Redbone says her mixed-race roots and upbringing in Kentucky and New York City have shaped her writing and music, making her attuned to life stuggles … Continue reading
Singer-songwriter David Massengill has lived in New York City for 26 years, but he returns to his native Tennesse for his latest CD, "My Home Must Be A Special Place." Massengill took care of his father before his death and … Continue reading
Walter Egan is another one of those singer-songwriter-guitarists who had a top-10 pop-rock hit in the ’70s but has kept at it and may now be playing their best music yet. "Apocalypso Now" is one of four CDs he will … Continue reading