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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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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
Yearly Archives: 2006
Mary Lee’s Kortes’ fifth CD, "Love, Loss & Lunacy," features 12 new songs with her trademark classic pop sensibility and resonant lyrical insight, while introducing a raw electric edge. Mary Lee sings with clarity and conviction, writing catchy songs that … Continue reading
Kris Delmhorst’s "Strange Conversations" isn’t strange at all. This New England singer-songwriter opened up some books of poems and re-imagined what she found as songs. The result is a CD that’s captivating, moody, uplifting – just like the many muses … Continue reading
Jon Hammond’s "The NDR Sessions Projekt" brings the soulful jazz organist back to Hamburg to record a collection of standards and originals featuring Lutz Buchner on saxophones, Joe Gallardo on trombone and Heinz Lichius on drums. Recorded in one of … Continue reading
Jason Karaban’s new solo CD is a heartfelt, passionate, alt-pop recording with songs ranging from urgent reminders to the observant and reflective. Recorded with a who’s who cast of players and musical notables, Karaban’s latest music is at once fun, … Continue reading
Daniel Ho is a multi-instrumentalist composer and record producer who is best-known as a Hawaiian slack key guitarist. Two of his songs were on "Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar," which won the 2006 Grammy Award for best Hawaiian music … Continue reading
Myself combines his New Orleans roots with a New York sensibility in "Protest in Disguise," his recent release on The Couture Label. The CD has a range of snappy and intriguing beats with lyrics that range from the poetic to … Continue reading
Los Angeles-based Willie Wisely is an accomplished singer-songwriter-producer who calls his brand of modern rock "evocative pop." And it is. Wisely has a knack for lush textures, melodies and lyrics that grow on listeners. His music and moods range from … Continue reading
The Dirty Kings play gritty, southern swamp rock (even though they’re based in L.A.) Their music is fun, high-energy and has some surprises in it: sharp playing and knowing lyrics written with raised eyebrows. They’re a great rock band, playing … Continue reading