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Sam Amidon is the guest on today's episode of NPR's World Cafe. He is joined by guitarist Bill Frisell, who is featured on Amidon's new album, Lily-O, to perform four songs from the album: "Walkin' Boss," "Blue Mountains," "Your Lone Journey," and a web-exclusive take on "Groundhog Variations." The two also talk with World Cafe host David Dye about recording of the new album in Iceland and more. You can watch their performance of "Walkin' Boss" below and hear the complete session at npr.org.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoVideoTuesday, October 14, 2014|1 comments
Conor Oberst stopped by KEXP 90.3 in Seattle on his recent US tour. He was joined by Jonathan Wilson, who co-produced his new album, Upside Down Mountain, and his band to perform four songs off the album and a Bright Eyes tune and to talk with host Cheryl Waters. "We love everything he does," says KEXP. You can watch the session here. Oberst will perform at two holiday-season benefit shows in December: Holiday Cheer for FUV in NYC and the KCSN Benefit in Northridge, CA.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radio VideoVideoTuesday, September 30, 2014|0 comments
Punch Brothers were the inaugural artists-in-residence at Oberlin Conservatory through Oberlin’s American Roots Residency Fund, established by actor-comedian-alum Ed Helms. Conservatory students from a broad range of disciplines participated in the band's three-part residency on campus in the 2013–14 academic year. Oberlin has now put together a video recounting the residency, showing highlights from throughout the year's workshops and performances and talking with the band and Helms, who says: "I’ve kind of stopped being surprised at the ways in which the Punch Brothers blow my mind." See what the band has to say and watch highlights from the residency here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, September 29, 2014|0 comments
Robert Plant and his band The Sensational Space Shifters gave the culminating concert of the Nonesuch Records at BAM series celebrating the label's 50th anniversary, performing songs from his new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, and several Led Zeppelin favorites. "Robert Plant was just brilliant Sunday night in Brooklyn," says NPR's Bob Boilen, who hosted NPR's live video stream of the event. "Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters played a stunning set of music that did what Robert Plant does best: mixing up American blues, British rock, North African rhythms and even some electronica with that voice, still filled with passion after all these years." Watch it again for a limited time here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour VideoVideoSaturday, September 27, 2014|2 comments
Robert Plant was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. He joined his host for a chat and a performance of the classic doo-wop tune "Duke of Earl." Plant then joined his band The Sensational Space Shifters for a performance of "Rainbow" and "Turn It Up" (a web exclusive), off the new album lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. Watch all three performances here. Plant's North American fall tour launch in Port Chester, NY, was a "shrewdly rollicking concert," says the New York Times, mixing songs from the new album and Led Zeppelin favorites. The tour continues with performances at BAM tonight and Sunday for Nonesuch Records at BAM; watch a live stream of Sunday's show via NPR Music.