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: May 2004
Avant Jazz Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has been a composer, improvisor and music educator since the 1960s. In 1998, he joined guitarist Henry Kaiser to create Yo Miles!, to explore and expand on Miles Davis’ mid-70s electric music. Their second … Continue reading
After an eight-year break, The Subdudes have returned with "Miracle Mule" and have never sounded as heartfelt or soulful. The band, known for its New Orleans grooves and earthy singing, has returned with a CD that adds gospel sentiment, sweet … Continue reading
"Paranoid Larry," also known Alex McDonald, was discovered when a video crew climbed a New York City rooftop and found the politically inclined singer-songwriter bellowing. His enthusiasm soon convinced the crew to help him record a CD, where he was … Continue reading