Originally published on Fri January 10, 2014 2:43 pm
It's a testament to singer-songwriter Damien Jurado's versatility that he's made nearly a dozen albums of largely inward-looking folk and rock music, and yet has never made two records that sound the same.
Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:33 am
For veteran soul singer Sharon Jones, 2013 was a year of frustration, fear and false starts: She'd just announced the summer release of her fifth album, Give the People What They Want, when she was diagnosed with cancer and had to put her career on hold. Tours were canceled, while the finished record had to be shelved until she'd recovered to where she was in a position to promote it. Anyone who's seen Jones live knows how much she pours into performing, so fans appeared to be in for a long wait.
Originally published on Wed January 15, 2014 10:34 am
It's tempting — and, really, accurate — to describe Rosanne Cash's new album as a literary effort. The singer-songwriter is also a published author, and her last album, 2009's The List, was a writer's game: Its 12 tracks abridged her famous father Johnny's 100-song lexicon of essentials, which he gave to his then-teenaged daughter as a legacy and a challenge.
Diego Garcia Sings and Writes His Way To Paradise On New Album We welcome the singer songwriter Diego Garcia back to the World Cafe today. We met the handsome Argentine, by way of New York, in 2011 when he released his lovelorn album Laura.
Two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation join us for an outstanding session today. Singer Susan Tedeschi and husband guitarist Derek Trucks joined forces in 2000 and formed the now 12 piece Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Graham Nash is an entrancing story-teller. His new autobiography, Wild Tales: A Rock and Roll Life, takes him from growing up poor in Manchester, England through a life of harmonizing and playing with two groups in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: The Hollies and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Oscar Isaac On Becoming Llewyn Davis His friends told the actor Oscar Isaac beforehand that he would love his audition with Joel and Ethan Coen for the lead part in their new film Inside Llewyn Davis -and that he wouldn't get the part or ever hear back from them.