What is BehindTheBeat?
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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.
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
Yearly Archives: 2008
Only Jonatha Brooke could go into the Woody Guthrie Archives and find what generations of musicologists missed: the artist’s sensual side. Brooke set Guthrie’s words to music, and supported by a stellar back-up band, she has created a CD of … Continue reading
Black Kold Madina is Kim Rivers Roberts, a New Orleans native who is one of the city’s rap artists. Roberts lost nearly all of her music in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, but recovered a half-dozen tracks from different points in … Continue reading
The Rescues are a new alt-pop group featuring three accomplished Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters, Kyler England, Gabriel Mann and Adrianne. Their debut CD, "Crazy Ever After," features finely crafted pop music for sensitive souls. The group’s harmonies draw listeners into emotionally … Continue reading
Frank Carillo is a rock troubadour whose songs enthusiastically conjure tales of modern grifters to existential reflections on change and fate. "Someday," the latest CD by Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros, is filled with poignant songs that grow on listeners … Continue reading
Steve Allee Trio’s "Dragonfly" showcases this exceptional jazz trio at it best. Their melodies and rhythmns create a rich sonic journay that will more than satisfy fans. Allee’s piano style is intricate and alluring. He presents melodies, moods and improvisations … Continue reading
Scott Wheeler composed the score to Kenneth Koch’s text, "The Construction of Boston," two decades ago. His first foray into opera, Wheeler’s work has elements of comic opera, masque and dramatic cantata. This recording of the Boston Cecilia’s April 2007 … Continue reading
Israeli-American composer Avner Dorman has recorded four concertos in his captivating neo-baroque style. He deftly mixes Western and Middle Eastern melodies, solo and ensemble playing and intriguing instrumentation. The works, expertly performed by the Metropolis Ensemble, showcase a gifted young … Continue reading
Heston aptly describes himself as a folk singer doing soul music. He has an old-school heart and sensibility, singing about personal struggles and experiences in a heartfelt way against funky and acoustic backdrops. "Storyteller" is filled with wonderful examples of … Continue reading
Joy Askew is an exceptional vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose latest CD on Red Parlor Records features songs inspired by recent life changes and her bohemian youth. Askew says she has always been inspired by the energy of the Beat … Continue reading