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: 2012
The Cadillac Black’s self-titled debut is a fantastically energetic, musically adventurous and fun southern rock recording that showcases a great band. The trio of Jaren Johnston, Kelby Ray and Nick Mason mix loud open-tuned and steel guitars with unapologetic songs … Continue reading
The Clayton Brothers and their longtime band mates are some of the most soulful and accomplished jazz players today. On "The Gathering," the group is joined by trombone great Wycliffe Gordon and vibes virtuoso Stefon Harris for a wonderful recording … Continue reading
Alyssa Bonagura grew up in one of Nashville’s musical families. She always wanted to make a pop album but took the long road: going to school to learn record and polish her craft. The result is "Love Hard," which tells … Continue reading
Chester French is an indie-pop duo led by vocalist and songwriter David-Andrew ‘D.A.’ Wallach and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Maxwell Drummey. "MUSIC 4 TNGRS" comes after several years of success right out of college and shows the duo’s strengths and appeal, … Continue reading
"February House" is Gabriel Kahane’s musical about a group of young writers and artists who decide to live together in Brooklyn on the eve of World War II. The characters are real. Some are famous and some not: some straight … Continue reading
Jerrod Niemann’s third recording, "Free The Music," is a musical feast for fans who love good country songs, just the right amount of humor and attitude, and appreciate musical touches that go back to country’s early 20th century roots. Notably, … Continue reading
This release from ASCAP’s nationally acclaimed America SCORES program, bringing songwriting and sports to after-school programs in low-income neighborhoods, is a wonderful collaboration led by Chicago rap artist, Psalm One. The "Child Support" CD features nine songs, written and performed … Continue reading
Eric Silver’s life has been an extraordinary musical odyssey. He came to Nashville as a Bluegrass guitar prodigy, became a multi-instrumentalist sideman, studio ace and producer, and now is emerging as a solo artist. His debut, "When You’re Here," draws … Continue reading
Alex Wong is a classically trained percussionist and alt-pop producer who steps into his own with his first solo recording, "A City On A Lake." Wong pushed himself to write and sing after finding himself alone—musically and personally. The CD … Continue reading