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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: 2011
Sachal Vasandani is a gifted jazz singer and arranger. On "Hi-Fly" he mixes original and classic compositions rendered with poise, heart and emotional intensity against a backdrop of innovative musicianship and performances. Vasandani pushes the envelope in surprising and pleasing … Continue reading
Rosi Golan’s "Lead Balloon" is a brilliant chronicle of the cycle of love, loss, change and growth. Golan is a wonderful singer-songwriter with a rich, passionate voice, whose joys and troubles and revelations are presented with poise and heart. The … Continue reading
Yellowbirds is the name for the latest musical adventure of Sam Cohen, a singer-songwriter-producer who was previously with Apollo Sunshine. His latest recording, "The Color," is a psychedelic rock exploration of love, optimism and living fully that draws on the … Continue reading
Mike Errico is a singer-songwriter in transition. Once known for his break-up songs, he has written "Wander Away," a record full of faith in relationships that endure. Errico took many musical and emotional risks on this CD. The songs have … Continue reading
Ethan Gold is a talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter whose debut CD, "Songs From A Toxic Apartment" draws on songs he wrote for various characters in a rock opera about teenage male anger and violence. Gold explores memories and turning points, … Continue reading
Lei Liang is a composer with a remarkable poetic sensibility. Born and raised in China, and educated at American universities, Liang’s music is a journey into sonic landscapes that evoke emotions ranging from inner quiet and meditations on nature to … Continue reading
Billy Rogan discovered acoustic guitar instrumentals in open tunings after playing electric guitar for many years. "A Loss For Words" is his demo EP, showcasing a half-dozen compositions where he combines the sweeping sounds of altered tunings with the drama … Continue reading
The Little Bear is a Nashville-based alt-indy-pop quartet featuring the songs and superb vocals of singer-songwriter Claire Guerreso. On "Bridges," their EP, Guerreso sings about the emotional dynamics in relationships: the ups, downs and hurdles in between. She has a … Continue reading
Jonathan Edwards is a beloved folk troubadour whose optimistic voice and vision have engaged fans for decades. In "My Love Will Keep," his first studio recording in 14 years, Edwards has crafted new and old favorites into expansive, expressive compositions … Continue reading
Elvin Bishop has been playing great blues for decades. On this live recording from the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Bishop did what he does best: put together an all-star line-up to deliver earthy soulful blues. This live CD … Continue reading