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  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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    Randy Newman is the guest on the season four finale of the podcast Score. He talks with hosts Robert Kraft and Kenny Holmes about his film music, his family's film scoring legacy, and more. You can watch their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast Video
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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    David Byrne was on NPR's Bullseye with Jesse Thorn to discuss David Byrne's American Utopia, the Spike Lee film of which has won two Emmy Awards, and the theatrical production of which returns to Broadway this Friday. "If you wanted to find a common theme in his work, maybe it's that David Byrne has always worked to push the boundaries of what pop music can be," says Thorn. "While at the same time, he takes high art ... and makes it more accessible and familiar." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
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    Chris Thile is on American Songwriter's Basic Folk podcast to talk with host Cindy Howes about his new solo album, Laysongs. "How beautiful and intoxicating finding a little bit of truth can be," he says. "We start to consider it a threat to that truth that we've discovered for ourselves, a threat to the good that we perceive it doing for ourselves when someone else doesn't accept that as true. And I think that's giving all of us a whole lot of trouble right now, on the internet and everywhere else." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021
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    "Sam Amidon is one of the most open-minded artists I know," says pianist/composer Pablo Held of his latest Investigates podcast guest. "Right away I was struck not only by his beautiful music, I was also amazed by the vast range of things he welcomes into his world. Every Sam Amidon album is a winner." You can watch their extensive conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast Video
  • Monday, August 23, 2021
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    "The icon that is k.d. lang was on the first ever list of dream guests for this podcast and remarkably this week our dream came true," says Chris Sweeney, co-host, with Alan Cumming, of the podcast Homo Sapiens. lang spoke with Sweeney about her role as an LGBTQ+ pioneer and how things have changed since she came out publicly in the 1990s. They also discuss makeover, her recently released collection of classic dance remixes, which Sweeney calls "totally brilliant." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive drummer Mike Calabrese is on The Mother Earth Podcast to talk about the climate crisis, mental health, and how his getting involved in the former helped improve the latter. You can hear their conversation here. "Vulnerability is kind of what got me into activism," says Calabrese. "It's almost impossible if you're truly depressed to be creative and write music and create good art. When you come through it, you can look at it and create art to help you heal. But that's the point where you go: am I just gonna wait around for the next time, or do I want to push past into becoming more involved and ultimately redefining how you want to live in the world."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Friday, July 30, 2021
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    Randy Newman is a special surprise guest caller on the latest episode of Office Hours Live with Tim Heidecker. "You truly are a hero to me," Heidecker says. "You're in the Top Three. C&C Music Factory is No. 1." You can hear their conversation here. Newman's set at Newport Folk Festival's "Folk On" last Saturday was among "The 10 Best Things We Saw" there, says Rolling Stone. "Randy Newman delivered a typically powerful 19-song solo piano set ... blending his signature mix of intentionally inscrutable ambiguity, caustic satire, and gorgeously wounded romanticism."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Thursday, July 22, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive's Mike Calabrese and Akie Bermiss are on the podcast The Show on the Road to chat with host Z. Lupetin of Dustbowl Revival. "There are very few things in life that you can depend on," says Lupetin, "and yet since 2004, when they were founded ... the group has consistently put out virtuosic, heartfelt, harmony-laden, decadently delicious, nerdy dance music ..." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
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    Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi perform the 17th century piece "Si Dolce è'l Tormento" by Claudio Monteverdi in a new video. It was filmed by Laura Sheeran at Hellfire Studio in Dublin during the making of their new album, They're Calling Me Home, which features the song. You can watch it here. Giddens will release an Audible Original, To Balance on Bridges, July 22, as part of Audible's Words + Music series in the US. In the 1.5 hour audio-only memoir, Giddens recounts her life from childhood to present and explores her discovering many different types of music. She performs tracks from several of her acclaimed albums and leads listeners through a multitude of musical styles, confronting questions on race, culture, appropriation, and class.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast Video
  • Monday, July 12, 2021
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    Punch Brothers guitarist Chris "Critter" Eldridge is on the podcast Inside the Musician's Brain to talk with host Chris Pandolfi of The Infamous Stringdusters from the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, where Punch Brothers, a mainstay of the festival, returned to perform last month. "Critter is really an astounding acoustic guitar player," says Pandolfi. "I've always loved his playing." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Thursday, July 1, 2021
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    Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price and Mike Calabrese are the guests on the latest episode of the Your Last Meal podcast. The talk with host Rachel Belle about how they met in college, the dive-bar origin of the group's name, and, of course, per the show's title, the meal they would choose as their last. You can hear their surprising choices and join Belle in going down the rabbit holes to which they lead in the episode here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
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    Rhiannon Giddens spoke with WNYC's Radiolab for its miniseries The Vanishing of Harry Pace and with NPR's Radio Diaries for its feature "The Rise and Fall of Black Swan Records," both about the groundbreaking life of Pace, who, a century ago, founded Black Swan Records, the first major Black-owned record company, and launched the careers of Ethel Waters and Louis Armstrong, and what happened next. "This period—basically between emancipation and the Harlem Renaissance—it is the key to our American character," Giddens says.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Podcast Radio

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