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Rhiannon Giddens's take on "Black Is the Color," from her forthcoming solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is featured on NPR Music's Songs We Love. On the new album, "Giddens takes songs strongly linked to iconic female performers ... and somehow comes out owning them," says World Cafe host David Dye. On "Black Is the Color," often linked to Nina Simone, "Giddens celebrates and soars. She's confident in her instincts and her abundant talent, and she should be."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioTuesday, January 6, 2015|0 comments
Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson is on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. He talks with Maron about his life and all of his films, including his latest, Inherent Vice, which expands to additional US theaters this weekend. Nonesuch Records released Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Inherent Vice in December and has released their previous collaborations, There Will Be Blood and The Master, as well as Jon Brion's soundtrack for Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love. Tune in to WTF on Thursday for Maron's interview with Boyhood director Richard Linklater.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio Web/TechnologyRadioFriday, November 21, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant is the guest on the latest episode of WBEZ's Sound Opinions, discussing his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, which MOJO has just named one of the Best Albums of 2014. You can listen to the episode and watch the full interview here. Plant also spoke with The Quietus about the new album, which the site calls "his most fully realized solo album to date" and "a superb melting pot of influences ... Plant is forging ever forward while still retaining the exploratory vision that made his former alma mater such a unique proposition."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News RadioRadioWednesday, November 12, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant was a guest on BBC Radio 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie this afternoon. He and his hosts discuss his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his “amazing education in music” growing up, the songwriting process, the formation of The Sensational Space Shifters, and more. Listen to the conversation here. Plant and the band perform a sold-out show at the Roundhouse in London tonight, as part of their 13-city sold-out tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour RadioRadioTuesday, November 4, 2014|0 commentsSam Amidon's "Lily-O" Featured on NPR's All Things Considered; New Album "Showcases His Ability to Transform Music"
Sam Amidon's new album, Lily-O, was featured on NPR's All Things Considered last night. "Amidon reinvents American folk songs," says host Robert Siegel; the new album "showcases his ability to transform music." NPR reviewer Banning Eyre says: "Every little unexpected twist shimmers with originality ... His highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around." Listen to the NPR review here. The Morton Report's Bill Bentley says Amidon's vocals "reverberate directly inside the soul." He is "stepping forward with a creative curve that no one else is really doing."