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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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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
Author Archives: Steve Rosenfeld
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
Gretchen Peters is a wonderful singer-songwriter who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2014. She’s a beloved and respected artist, whose moody and captivating songs are filled with lost souls, people trapped in the darkness or … Continue reading
Louise Goffin’s parents are the renowned songwriting duo of Carole King and Gerry Goffin. After her father’s passing in 2014, Louise worked with his longtime collaborator, Barry Goldberg, to create a six-song tribute EP featuring alittle-heard songs by Goffin and … Continue reading
Mohammed Fairouz is one of most frequently performed and recorded young composers. He makes his Deutsche Grammophon Debut in January 2015 with the release of Follow, Poet. The album features premiere recordings of the song cycle Audenesque, performed by Kate … Continue reading
Michael W. Smith’s The Spirit of Christmas is a magnificent collaboration between a three-time GRAMMY winner and many of Nashville’s outstanding vocalists. Smith, an acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and bandleader, calls it "the most unique and unusual" record of his … Continue reading