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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: 2013
Mary Chapin Carpenter has had a fantastic and acclaimed career as a singer-songwriter. But her latest album fulfills a lifelong dream—recording 10 beloved songs with an orchestra. On Songs From The Movie, Carpenter collaborated with six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, … Continue reading
The Milk Carton Kids is a California-based duo whose album, The Ash & Clay, is nominated for a 2013 Grammy for the best folk recording. Singers and guitarists Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan play quiet, alluring songs that feature their … Continue reading
Country-rock star Deana Carter has her first new album in six years after taking a break to raise her son. Carter’s fans will remember a decade-long string of hits, starting with the multi-platinum international debut, Did I Shave My Legs … Continue reading
Composer-guitarist Bryce Dessner is best known for his work with Brooklyn-based rock band, The Nationals, as well as being a founding member of Clogs and creator-curator of Cincinnati’s acclaimed MusicNOW festival. In Aheym, the renowned Kronos Quartet plays four pieces … Continue reading
Brandy Clark’s 12 Stories is the highly anticipated solo debut of a celebrated and gifted songwriter who has written hits for other country artists, including The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgrave. Clark writes and sings vivid, witty songs … Continue reading
Lucy Wainwright Roche did not know what she would write about on There’s A Last Time For Everything. But she ended up writing about the moments when relationships disintegrate or don’t seem destined to recover. Her voice is so magnificent … Continue reading
Micheal and Lisa Gungor, the husband-and-wife team that leads the Grammy-nominated progressive Christian collective known as Gungor, present the latest stage in their musical-spiritual journey in I Am Mountain. The sweeping and alluring recording recalls artsy progressive pop-rock from the … Continue reading
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, the beloved duo, teamed up with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, to create their third studio album, Wassaic Way. Guthrie and Irion, who are married and whose family includes folk legends, present 11 … Continue reading
Robbie Fulks’ Gone Away Backward presents a master songwriter, vocalist and guitarist in range of evocative acoustic settings that will delight county and roots music fans. His songs are filled with earnest, even novelistic, portraits of people on the margins … Continue reading