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  • Monday, October 28, 2019

    Chris Thile was on WNYC's All of It to chat with host Alison Stewart about his public radio show Live From Here and perform a couple of songs. "As well as being the host of Live From Here, Chris Thile is an excellent mandolin player, a multiple Grammy winner, a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, and he wrapped up a residency at Carnegie Hall earlier this year," says Stewart. "Are you getting a theme here? He is really good at what he does." He performs "Elephant in the Room," from his 2017 solo album, Thanks for Listening, and the traditional tune "House Carpenter," which he had recorded with his band Nickel Creek. You can hear the session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, October 21, 2019

    "What I want to do with any sort of power or influence that I garner is to just shout out the people who are also deserving but because of their race, their orientation, their sexual identity—because of all these things, they somehow feel slept on," Vagabon tells NPR's All Things Considered of her new album. "We have to stand up for each other. The others have to stand up for each other ... I have no interest anymore of making myself small, to not be intimidating. I just made an amazing record." Hear the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Devendra Banhart stopped by KCRW on Monday to perform six songs from his new album, Ma, plus an earlier tune from his album Mala, on Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with Raul Campos. Hear it here. Banhart's twenty-five city US tour, which began in Ventura, CA, last night, continues with shows in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Detroit, Toronto, Brooklyn, and more in the months ahead.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Radio
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Yola stopped by the KCRW to performs six songs from her album Walk Through Fire plus Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" on Morning Becomes Eclectic and chat with host Anne Litt about her music. You can watch it here. Yola is also on the latest Broken Record podcast with Bruce Headlam. She performs at the Grammy Museum in LA this Wednesday and as special guest of Kacey Musgraves at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena October 25.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Gaby Moreno and Van Dyke Parks were on NPR's Alt.Latino to discuss and share tracks from their new album, ¡Spangled!. "She's been an Alt.Latino favorite, and her latest album continues to give me reason to admire her," says host Felix Contreras. "Van Dyke Parks's arrangements on ¡Spangled! lift Gaby Moreno's voice into a place that will delight and surprise her longtime fans as well as impress those who are just discovering her ... ¡Spangled! is a stunning collection of music ... It's a fabulously gorgeous album." Hear the episode here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    Rachael & Vilray stopped by WNYC's All of It to perform three songs from their self-titled debut album and talk with host Alison Stewart about their music. You can hear the conversation and their performance of "Alone at Last," "Let's Make Love on This Plane," and "Do Friends Fall in Love?" here.

     

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Monday, September 30, 2019

    When Chris Thile hosted his public radio show Live From Here from The Town Hall in NYC last weekend, he paid tribute to Steve Reich, who premiered his Music for 18 Musicians there in 1976. The show marked the composer's upcoming birthday with Live From Here musical director Mike Elizondo and drummer Eric Doob performing Reich’s Clapping Music. "As influential a composer as our country has ever produced," Thile says. "Thank you for everything you continue to do, Steve. You are an inspiration to all of us." Watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Rachael & Vilray, whose self-titled debut album is due October 4 on Nonesuch, stopped by New York public radio station WFUV way back in July 2018 to perform live in Studio A. Following last week's release of the album track "Let's Make Love on This Plane" and a video for it as well, we're taking this Throwback Thursday look at their earlier take on the same tune at WFUV. You can watch it below.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is on PRI's Studio 360. She talks with guest host Hanif Abdurraqib about moving to the US from Cameroon at 13 and making her new album some 13 years later. "I was growing really weary of Black sadness and seeing how it's consumed, more importantly," Tamko says. "I feel like Black joy is a radical thing ... The whole sonic landscape of this album is, like, 'If I'm in charge, I'm gonna choose to put myself in a position where I'm at the center of good or comfort for once.'" You can hear the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Devendra Banhart stopped by WNYC Studios as the guest on New Sounds' Soundcheck to talk with host John Schaefer about his new album, Ma, and perform three songs from it: "Is This Nice?," "Carolina," and "Taking a Page." "The folk songwriter, visual artist, and poet Devendra Banhart offers tenderness, introspection, and space in music, poetry, and art," says Schaefer. You can watch the session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Daughter of Swords stopped by WNYC Studios as the guest on New Sounds' Soundcheck today to talk with host John Schaefer about her debut album, Dawnbreaker, and perform three songs from it: "Long Leaf Pine," "Fields of Gold," and "Human." "As with the songs that you wrote for the last Mountain Man record, there is a very timeless, old, really deep folk sound," says Schaefer. See for yourself in the session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video
  • Monday, August 5, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens was on WBUR's On Point to discuss her new album, there is no Other, and the cultural origins of music. "With her most recent record, Giddens wildly expands the scope of her musical excavations," says host Meghna Chakrabarti. "In it, Giddens show us how a chord or a drumbeat contains histories of Africa, Arabic influences, European additions, and the mix that became American music."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio

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