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.
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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: 2010
It has been many years since Melanie became famous as a folk artist who appeared at Woodstock. Her latest CD, "Ever Since You Never Heard of Me," is an inspiring record by Melanie in collaboration with her recently deceased husband, … Continue reading
Jonathan Clark has toured with a who’s who of pop, rock and country artists. On "I’m Just Sayin’," he comes into his own as a singer-songwriter with a CD of personal, passionate, guitar-inflected songs that showcase his compelling voice and … Continue reading
Noted vocalist Julia Fordham met actor Paul Reiser in 1994, but it wasn’t until running into each other at a film debut that Reiser, a classically trained pianist and composer, suggested writing together. The result is their recording, "Unusual Suspects," … Continue reading
Mikky Ekko’s latest release, "Blues," is another EP (following "Reds") that explores the edge of human consciousness and emotion in a setting that is equal parts electronic music, performance art and psychological theatre. Mikky Ekko sees himself as a musical … Continue reading
Dylan LeBlanc is a most unusual and talented young songwriter. His debut recording, "Pauper’s Field," is filled with quiet and observant folk-rock songs populated by characters who rise above life’s turmoil or just commit themselves to a course. LeBlanc has … Continue reading
Daron Hagen is a remarkable composer whose writing has evolved in surprising ways. "Complete Piano Trios" contains two early works from a quarter century ago, for which he was acclaimed as a meticulous craftsman, and two recent works, where his … Continue reading
Lisa Bielawa is a composer and vocalist who spent three years as composer in residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project from 2006 to 2009. Under the guidance of conductor Gil Rose, she composed solo pieces for musicians, and concertos … Continue reading
It’s not every singer-songwriter who dedicates their recording to playwright Edward Albee. But Glenna Bell’s "Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder" draws on a theatrical sensibility and a flair for the dramatic and gothic to present stark and … Continue reading
It took Mary Gauthier decades to lay the groundwork for her latest recording, "The Foundling," which tells the story of her orphan birth, finding her mother, and coming to terms with the unanticipated outcomes. Gauthier’s spirit and heart are huge, … Continue reading
Raul Midón is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who hovers between the pop and jazz worlds. On "Synthesis," his writing turns away from personal stories to sketches of questionable characters, challenging circumstances and hard decisions. The recording is as sensual as … Continue reading