- Wednesday,September 7,2022
Cécile McLorin Salvant is on Sonos Radio Hour to talk with host Elia Einhorn about her music and share a guest set of tracks she’s been listening to. Einhorn says: “Her breathtaking new album Ghost Song showcases her singular ability to blend everything from modern pop, vaudeville, blues and baroque into a groundbreaking take on jazz.” You can hear their conversation and Salvant’s eclectic selection of songs here.Tuesday,August 30,2022
Cécile McLorin Salvant was on BBC World Service’s Music Life with fellow musicians Otura Mun, Matthew Halsall, and Maria Chiara Argiró to discuss how the weight of history can alter their own creations and the role of competitiveness in the creative process. You can hear it here. Salvant and her Nonesuch debut album, Ghost Song, have just been nominated for the Edison Jazz Award in the Netherlands for Best International Vocals.Monday,August 29,2022
Emmylou Harris is the inaugural guest on Margo Price’s new podcast Runaway Horses from Sonos, featuring guests who've "made music that says something raw and beautiful and cathartic about the human experience." Harris is "one of my biggest inspirations, one of my favorite musicians of all time," says Price, "a true living legend … She has never been afraid to follow her creative instinct, embrace risks, and pursue the unexpected.” You can hear their conversation here.Thursday,August 25,2022
Molly Tuttle is the guest on the latest episode of The Bluegrass Situation's Basic Folk podcast hosted by Cindy Howes and Lizzie No. She talks with No about her career in music, not least Crooked Tree, her new album with her band Golden Highway. “I am such a huge fan of Molly Tuttle,” says No. “I feel like what I love most about her is her songwriting, even though for many people her dazzling guitar playing is the star of the show … Her new record is a study of bluegrass sensitively executed by one of the genre’s stars. Molly’s interpretations of bluegrass traditions like the murder ballad, shiny stacked vocal harmonies, and lightning fast guitar playing are something to behold.” You can hear their conversation here.Wednesday,August 24,2022
Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is a guest on the new Talkhouse podcast series Listening. On the show, curated by Elia Einhorn, artists are invited to share their perspective on how they listen to the world and how that informs the music they make. They also create a new composition for the episode and discuss the creative process behind it. In this episode, Tamko shares, says Einhorn, “the sounds she cherishes from growing up in Cameroon and how weaving together motion and our stream of consciousness can open us up to big ideas.” You can hear their conversation and the composition she wrote for the show here. Vagabon will perform at Venus Fest in Toronto and with Jason Isbell at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville in October.Wednesday,August 24,2022
The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt is on the new Talkhouse podcast series Listening. On the show, curated by Elia Einhorn, artists are invited to share their perspective on how they listen to the world and how that informs the music they make. They also create a new composition for the episode and discuss the creative process behind it. “Witty, guarded, cynical, loving, heartsick, and tender—this is Stephin Merritt, or at least what we hear in the songs he pens for his acclaimed band The Magnetic Fields,” says Einhorn. You can hear their conversation and the song Merritt wrote for the show here. The Magnetic Fields kick off the next leg of their UK and European tour on August 31.Tuesday,August 23,2022
Rhiannon Giddens is on Southern Living's Biscuits & Jam podcast. She talks with Southern Living Editor-in-Chief Sid Evans about her childhood in North Carolina, learning from her mentor Joe Thompson, making music with Carolina Chocolate Drops and in her own solo work, her new opera, Omar, and more, not least her efforts to bake the perfect biscuit. “I feel like I represent what the South is, which is a mixture of things,” Giddens says. “And I think that’s where our strength is.” You can hear their conversation here.Friday,August 5,2022
Natalie Merchant was a guest on the Sheroes podcast hosted by Carmel Holt. They spoke at the Newport Folk Festival in July, where Merchant took part in a number of special collaborative performances. They discuss her career, some of what she’s been focused on for the past few years, and what’s ahead. They also spoke for Mixtape Memoir on Sonos, looking back at Merchant’s life through songs. You can hear both here.Wednesday,July 20,2022
Sam Amidon is the guest on the latest episode of the Suzie Explores podcast hosted by violinist Suzie Collier. The two discuss approaching one's work with a beginner's mind, being open to new influences, and catching the creative spark when it hits. Amidon also talks about his lifelong connection to the fiddle and his lifelong friendship with musician and producer Thomas Bartlett. You can hear the conversation here.Monday,July 18,2022
Graphic designer John Gall, who has designed dozens of albums for Nonesuch Records over the past 25 years, is the latest guest on the art podcast The Weird Show Broadcast. He talks about how he came to design, from his childhood appreciation of baseball cards and band logos to the series of Nabokov book jackets he art-directed for Vintage Books. He also discusses his work creating collage, one of which can be seen on the cover of Gabriel Kahane’s 2022 Nonesuch album, Magnificent Bird. You can hear the episode here.Journal Topics: PodcastSunday,June 12,2022
Rhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi are the hosts of a new Apple Music radio show, Musical Routes Radio, all six episodes of which are now available. You can hear them now on Apple Music, and tune in to hear them on Apple Radio Country every other Saturday. “So much of the Americana and country music we love has roots outside of the United States,” says the show. “Illustrating the many intersections between country/roots music and global musical traditions, including Celtic music, Caribbean music, Indigenous music, and more, listeners will discover new artists, broaden their own musical knowledge, and enjoy unscripted, far-reaching conversations from two of music's most encyclopedic minds."Wednesday,June 8,2022
Jeff Parker is on the International Anthem Podcast. He spoke with host Ayana Contreras in front of a live audience at Dorian's (Through The Record Shop) in Chicago last December, ahead of the release of his new solo guitar album, Forfolks. They talk about record collecting, Parker’s journey to embracing solo guitar sonics as improvisational atmospheres, and more. You can hear their conversation here.
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