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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: July 2003
Wes Cunningham’s "Pollyanna" is a striking indie-pop recording featuring finely-crafted songs and harmony-rich vocals. Cunningham wrote most of songs after falling in love with his wife, but he also sings about the selfish things that disappoint him in daily life. … Continue reading
The Exies are a talented Los Angeles-based band that combine accomplished songwriting with the studio flash that’s very much the cutting edge in modern rock. "Inertia," their second CD, was produced by Grammy-winner Matt Serletic, who helped create songs with … Continue reading
Hans Zimmer is an accomplished composer known for many soundtracks. On "Tears of the Sun," a Bruce Willis film, he did something risky and subversive. He composed music that was unsympathetic to the movie’s hero and instead made the film’s … Continue reading
Texas roots musician Ray Wylie Hubbard’s latest recording, "Growl," is a notable gut-level exploration of what Hubbard describes as "rural people with their own agenda." Crafted with roots producer-extraordinaire Gurf Morlix, Hubbard’s bottleneck and steel guitars provide the perfect setting … Continue reading