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  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Chris Thile had a few familiar faces—and voices—join him as guests on Live From Here broadcast from Los Angeles last weekend. Nickel Creek—Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—reunited to perform "21st of May" and Sam Phillips's "Where Is Love Now?" from their album A Dotted Line, plus the instrumental "Scotch and Chocolate." You can watch all three performances here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, January 28, 2019

    Gaby Moreno once again sat in with the band on public radio's Live From Here with Chris Thile from Chicago this past weekend, joining Thile and guest Jason Isbell on vocals for a number of songs. She also performed a new song called "Nobody's Wrong," which you can watch here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, January 7, 2019

    Punch Brothers stopped by The Current not long after the release of their Grammy-nominated new album, All Ashore, last summer, to discuss and perform a few songs off the album. You can now watch them perform "Three Dots and a Dash" and "Jumbo" here. The band kicks off the next leg of its tour in March with Gabriel Kahane as special guest.

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Friday, January 4, 2019

    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau were featured in this year's edition of NPR Music's Toast of the Nation, an annual New Year's Eve show of jazz performances. "These guys are great friends and have been playing together since the early '90s," says host Christian McBride. "A few years back, they decided to join forces once more to record a live album called Nearness. You can hear how well they connect musically." Hear it in their 2016 Blue Note Tokyo set via NPR here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Gaby Moreno was on a special Christmas edition of Live From Here with Chris Thile live from The Town Hall in NYC on December 22. She sang the Spanish-language Christmas song "Peces en el Rio," Donny Hathaway and Nadine McKinnor's "This Christmas," and the traditional tune "All Through the Night," all of which you can watch here, along with an unforgettable performance of Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts theme "Linus and Lucy" by Thile and the band (featuring a must-see dance interlude).

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, December 17, 2018

    Chris Thile was joined by fellow Punch Brothers Chris Eldridge and Noam Pikelny as they sat in with the band on his radio show Live From Here at The Town Hall in NYC on Saturday. For a post-broadcast encore, they performed "My Oh My," from Punch Brothers' album The Phosphorescent Blues, with guest Jon Batiste. You can watch it here. Also on the show were St. Vincent (with Thomas Bartlett on piano) and Sara Watkins. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Chris Thile gave a nod to his Nonesuch label mate David Byrne when he performed the Talking Heads' tune "(Nothing But) Flowers" on Live From Here last weekend, along with special guests Maggie Rogers, Sarah Jarosz, Vulfpeck, and Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny. Watch it here. Caetano Veloso offered his own take on the song on his 2004 album, A Foreign Sound, and again, this time with Byrne, on their 2012 album, Live at Carnegie Hall.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018

    Chris Thile spoke with WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about hosting the radio show Live From Here, holding Carnegie Hall's Debs Composer's Chair, becoming a MacArthur Fellow, and more. He also performed two songs: "St. Mike," a Live From Here Song of the Week about Michael Cohen, and "Attaboy," from The Goat Rodeo Sessions. You can listen to the session here. Live From Here continues its residency at The Town Hall in NYC for the next two Saturdays.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018

    Aria Code, the new Rhiannon Giddens–hosted podcast series from The Metropolitan Opera and WQXR, launches today. The series, which takes a closer look at some of opera's legendary arias, opens with a look at Verdi's La Traviata and Violetta's Act I finale. The New Yorker says of the podcast: "It's a stunner on all levels, elegantly produced, with a heavenly blend of music and insight." Hear it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, October 22, 2018

    Gabriel Kahane was a guest on Live From Here with Chris Thile on Saturday. You can watch him perform songs from his new album, Book of Travelers—"November," "Baltimore," and "Little Love," for which he was joined by Thile—here. "I love him," says Thile; "now so do you." Kahane joins Andrew Bird and the NSO at the Kennedy Center in DC this weekend and resumes his Book of Travelers tour in Austin next week.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    Gaby Moreno is the guest on the latest episode of NPR's What's Good with Stretch & Bobbito. "A versatile musician and vocalist," says the show, "Moreno's style is a combination of blues, soul, Latin rock and folk that she sings in both English and Spanish." She discusses her life and career, including her interpretation of David Rudder's song "The Immigrants," which she recorded with Van Dyke Parks and released for July 4, with proceeds going to support CARECEN and its efforts to empower immigrants. You can hear the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, October 15, 2018

    Olivia Chaney stopped by The Current in St. Paul, MN, during her US tour this summer, to perform songs from her new album, Shelter, on Radio Heartland. She spoke with host Mike Pengra about the album and performed three songs: "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," "Arches," and "Roman Holiday." Watch "Arches" here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video

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