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
Yearly Archives: 2011
Andy Akiho is a captivating young composer and percussionist whose career has followed the unusual arc of playing and writing for steel drum bands to the modern concert stage. In his "No One To Know One" CD, he traces this … Continue reading
Joe Trapanese is a young film composer who has a gift for creating scores that are remarkably moody and inviting. In this audio portrait, he talks about how his love of movies and classical music led him to composing for … Continue reading
Nikki Jean’s debut album, "Pennies In A Jar," captures her remarkable journey among America’s best-known and beloved songwriters. Always at home at her piano and with her voice, she created an album collaborating with the likes of Carol King, Burt … Continue reading
Crystal Nicole is a talented singer and songwriter whose career has finally brought those two threads together. She started singing and writing as a young woman, but found success and acclaim writing for major artists such as Monica and Rhianna. … Continue reading
Michael Pedicin is a master jazz saxophonist whose expression and subtly is a wonder to behold. After four decades as a sideman and bandleader, his latest CD, "Ballads …searching for peace," fulfills his lifelong dream – a recording of jazz … Continue reading
Melinda Wagner’s self-titled CD is a spectacular showcase of a stunning modern composer’s exploration of melody, musical narrative and sonic contrasts. Her compositions constantly change, building on what comes before and leaving listeners with feelings that range from quiet reflections … Continue reading
John Wesley Harding’s 18th recording, "The Sound Of His Own Voice," is a collection of fun, exuberant and at times poignant songs selected for his notable session mates. Harding ponders his life, family and our murky times with charisma and … Continue reading
Garland Jeffreys’ "The King of In Between" is a CD of hope in hard times. Jeffreys has a gift for writing songs that find listeners in their worlds while sharing struggles and insights from his. He believes now, as he … Continue reading
Dave Berg is a successful Nashville-based songwriter whose latest indy CD, "Not Quite So Alone," is a departure from writing for others. Berg started with great riffs and feels and added strong lyrics exploring a turning point in his life. … Continue reading