What is BehindTheBeat?
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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
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Singer-guitarist Buddy Miller’s career has been a steady march to the top of the ‘Americana’ world. His latest CD, "Midnight and Lonesome" has all the trademarks of his finely crafted but soulful sound – delicate ballads, big-sounding rockers and a … Continue reading
Geoff Muldaur combs through the arcana of 20th Century American music and breathes new life into long-overlooked gems. Whether a Bessie Smith ballad, Blind Willie Johnson spiritual, or Eric Von Schmidt blues, Muldaur creates lush, personal renditions combining instruments and … Continue reading
With their third release, The Hot Club of Cowtown continues its wild romp through the dance halls of Texas and the bistros of Paris of the 1920’s and 30’s. These young Austin musicians are devotees of Le Jazz Hot, personified … Continue reading
Bluesman James Armstrong is back, two years after a crazed intruder’s attack left his fretting hand useless and his young son severely injured. His son is nearly recovered, and his left hand is slowly mending. "I’m the best two-fingered guitarist … Continue reading
On “Songs from the Wild Land”, singer/songwriter and former Blaster Dave Alvin explores America’s and his own musical roots. Alvin says he wanted to produce something timeless. The songs on this record have no known authors, and many are so … Continue reading