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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
Category Archives: R & B
Devon Allman’s first solo recording, "Turquoise," takes a long look at his 20 year-long career. A descendant of one of rock’s founding families and veteran of many touring bands, Allman showcases his soulful vocals and tight arrangements in songs that … Continue reading
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound’s third album, "Howl," is a leap for the Chicago-based band and its fantastic lead singer, Jason ‘JC’ Brooks. The CD features group compositions, more personal songwriting and a wider sonic palate than its earlier … Continue reading
Gordon Chambers career as a fantastic and celebrated singer-songwriter has taken off in recent years, showing that it is more than possible to transition from writing hits for other stars. On "Sincere," Chambers delves into the nuances of relationship struggles … Continue reading
Goapele is a modern soul singer and songwriter as talented as she is expressive. Her latest CD, "Break of Dawn," may be her most introspective and intimate yet. Goapele has a true poet’s touch. Her real-life writing, passionate delivery and … Continue reading
Crystal Nicole is a talented singer and songwriter whose career has finally brought those two threads together. She started singing and writing as a young woman, but found success and acclaim writing for major artists such as Monica and Rhianna. … Continue reading
Keyboardist and arranger Bernie Worrell has been at the cutting edge of soul, funk and rock music for decades. The founding member and musical director of Parliament Funkadelic, and later a collaborator with many notables such as the Talking Heads, … Continue reading
"Young Blood, Old Soul" is the debut recording by Danny Chaimson, a Chicago-based keyboardist and songwriter who spent years fine-tuning his considerable skills as a session player in Los Angeles and a member of the city’s funk and soul scene. … Continue reading
Jana Mashonee’s "New Moon Born" is a modern R&B-inflected collection of finely crafted songs that showcase her vocal gifts and writing on themes of reflection, renewal and rebirth. Mashonee has won many Native American Music Awards and a Grammy nomination … Continue reading