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.
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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: 2015
The Missing is a successful TV Miniseries that traces a father and detective’s search for a kidnapped boy. The thriller’s evocative soundtrack, by film composer Dominik Scherrer, has been nominated for an Emmy. Scherrer’s sonic backdrop shaped the mood of … Continue reading
Jonathan McReynolds is a young gospel artist whose songs are as personal as they are inspirational. His second recording, Life Music: Stage Two, is filled with songs that portray people who struggle with daily life and keeping their faith. The … Continue reading
On Bobby Long’s third recording, Ode to Thinking, the British-born singer-songwriter returned to basics—writing songs on his acoustic guitar and testing them at shows before going into the studio. The result is 11 songs by an acute observer of the … Continue reading
Alicia Witt is best known as a television and movie actress, whose credits include The Sopranos. Yet Witt also has been a classically trained pianist since childhood and a singer-songwriter since her late teens. Her third album, Revisionary History, is … Continue reading
Angaleena Presley is best-known as a member of the Pistol Annies with Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert. Her stunning debut record, American Middle Class, shows why she is one of country’s best female singer-songwriters. "It’s my story," Presley says, of … Continue reading
Pat McGee’s self-titled latest CD is a dream come true. Though he’s been writing and performing for 20 years, McGee decided to emulate the timeless music that first inspired him. What he did not expect was "The Section," or musicians … Continue reading
John Anderson is a country legend known for his immediately recognizable earthy voice and honest songwriting. Goldmine is his first new music in 9 years and 23rd album. It is filled with evocative, passionately played songs celebrating moments in real … Continue reading
Whitey Morgan is the real deal: a whiskey poet, tele-twanger-banger, road warrior and artist who laughs at it all. On his latest album, Sonic Ranch, this country outlaw bandleader delivers one fantastic song after another about the rough-and-tumble world of … Continue reading
Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen brings her musical worlds together on her seventh album, Luminosa. The Israeli virtuoso instrumentalist and bandleader draws on her love of jazz, Brazilian classics and Choro, and electronica to create an album that is filled with warm … Continue reading
Meredith Monk has been a composer, singer, director/choreographer, and creator of new operas, musical-theatre works, film and installations for over 50 years. As she celebrates that milestone with perhaps more performances and tributes this year than ever, she has released … Continue reading