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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: 2008
New York soul singer-songwriter Maiysha received a Grammy nomination in the "Best Urban/Alternative Performance" category for "Wanna Be," one of the more personal songs from her debut CD, "This Much Is True." Maiysha is a trained jazz singer who is … Continue reading
Storm Lee has spent years writing songs and singing backup for many stars. But Lee wanted to step forward as a solo artist and singer. The result is "Soulfillapopkilla," co-produced with Marcus Brown, an eighties-influenced collection of synth pop and … Continue reading
Neil Michael Hagerty’s notion of songwriting is closer to penning existential non-fiction about faraway places and forlorn attitudes. His latest CD, "The Howling Hex: Earthjunk," is a stripped down mix of vocals, distorted guitars and layered keys that evoke mirages … Continue reading
Amy Holland’s "The Journey to Miracle River" is a quiet triumph and musical milestone for an exceptional vocalist who took a long hiatus from recording to raise a family and overcome illness. Holland has an angelic voice, but it is … Continue reading
Mark Erelli is an unusual and unusually good singer-songwriter. His songs are filled with reflective, compelling characters who struggle for solutions against long odds. His latest recording, "Delivered," arrives as he became a father, perhaps inspiring Erelli to be equal … Continue reading
Daniel Dorff’s compositions cover the full range of concert music. His works for young audiences are wonderful orchestral renderings – some with original lyrics – that tell fun stories while teaching about music, instruments and orchestras. "The Tortoise and the … Continue reading
Jim Boggia is a pop-rock craftsman whose latest recording, "Misadventures in Stereo," is filled with striking and captivating songs. The CD is divided into two sides, like a vinyl record, where Boggia explores his and others’ misadventures. Throughout, he wraps … Continue reading
George Duke, the master keyboardist, composer and producer remembers when funk was a musical and social force. But Duke never made a funk album – until now. For "Dukey Treats," he assembled band members from current and past projects, added … Continue reading
Catie Curtis’s "Sweet Life" is musical medicine to remind people of what matters in difficult times: love, family and happiness. This collection of folk-rock songs encourages people to look past their troubles to the simpler joys and pleasures of life. … Continue reading