Sam Amidon Re-Imagines Folk With Jazz Guitarist Bill Frisell Sam Amidon is a music recycler. He takes older songs, folk songs, and makes them into his own music thru rearrangement and sensitive performance. Originally from Vermont where his parents were folk musicians he now lives in London.
When Decemberists Take A Break, Black Prairie Keeps Playing Any Decemberists fans out there? Then you will be happy to know that the band has a new album just about ready, ending lead singer and writer Colin Meloy's hiatus. That will undoubtedly put a crimp in the touring schedule of our guests today, Black Prairie.
Bono On The Social Media "Kerfuffle" Surrounding New U2 Album The physical release of U2's new album Songs of Innocence with bonus tracks is today. That's the album that is probably already in your iTunes account thanks to a deal the band made with Apple.
Justin Townes Knows About Single Mothers -He Was Raised By One Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle is back with a new album Single Mothers on a new label Vagrant Records this time around. Justin has steadily gathered critical and popular support and his career really started taking off in 2007 with the album Midnight Moves.
Sense of Place: Baltimore - A Surprising Breadth Of Musicians We also look to Baltimore's rich music history on our Sense of Place visit to Baltimore. Erik Deathridge, host of the morning show on WTMD, plays some of the better and lesser known musicians from Baltimore.
Sense of Place: Baltimore -Future Islands Makes Baltimore Their Home It's not just Future Islands' recent success that makes them perfect for our Sense of Place visit to Baltimore. The band's new album Singles has found much more of an audience than their past three.
Who Is Betty Who? If you don't ask, "Who?" when I mention our guest today is Betty Who, it's probably because you are one of the 12 million people who have watched the viral YouTube video "Spencer and Dustin's Wedding Proposal."
Her first professional gig was as a big band singer at age sixteen doubling on trumpet and she has since performed as a bandleader and guest artist at over 50 jazz festivals in North America, Europe, China and Japan.
Best known for her knowledge of classic jazz and pursuit of worldwide adventure, she is now creating a style rooted in hot jazz, world percussion, soul, and electronic effects available on her newest album "Into Your Own".
Originally published on Wed October 8, 2014 9:28 am
This is not Dueling Banjos: The Married Couple Edition. You won't find the careening energy of the mano-a-mano from the Deliverance soundtrack, or of the Flatt and Scruggs classic "Foggy Mountain Breakdown." Outbreaks of dazzling, speed-demon technique are few.
David Gray Changes How He Makes New Album Mutineers The British singer-songwriter David Gray joins us live today with a full band performance of the songs from his new album Mutineers, his tenth. The Cafe's Michaela Majoun talks with him extensively about the difficulty in making the new album and what he has learned about inhabiting the musical mainstream.
At 79, Herb Alpert Has More Energy Than You Do! For Herb Alpert it all began in 1962 with a visit to a Tijuana bullfight - there he found the inspiration to overdub his trumpet onto the sounds of the bullfight. After experimenting in his garage he made his first record.
Trigger Hippy With The Voices of Joan Osborne & Jackie Greene When band members with strong connections to solo careers and other bands get together, I have a wait and see attitude. Are they committed?