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  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    "Ladies and gentlemen: Turn. It. Up," exclaims Meghna Chakrabarti, host of NPR's On Point, ahead of her interview with Yola. "You're gonna wanna hear this music and this woman. And you're going to wish you've had a twelve-month streak like Yola has had ... We needed music like this right now." The two discuss Yola's multiple Grammy-nominated debut album, Walk Through Fire, and that year-long streak following its release—or, as Yola puts it, "a weekly update of life-changing news." You can hear their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    David Byrne was on Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss the joys and surprises of performing his American Utopia on Broadway. Meyers says the show "put us in the best mood, which is a very nice gift to give to an audience right now." Byrne also shares some humor advice he received from Jerry Seinfeld. You can watch their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Tuesday, January 7, 2020

    Austin City Limits announced the Yola will be the first taping of its Season 46, making her ACL debut on February 4. She'll perform songs from her album Walk Through Fire, which is up for four Grammy Awards this month. The episode will air this fall on PBS. Yola's tour heads to Boston, Brooklyn, DC, and Philadelphia this week and continues through the month, including a performance at the MusiCares Person of the Year concert Grammy weekend. She will perform at Bonnaroo in June.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Television
  • Monday, January 6, 2020

    Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Parker's Suite for Max Brown will be released on January 24 via a newly formed partnership between International Anthem and Nonesuch Records. The album, named for and dedicated to Parker's mother, features nine original songs as well as "Gnarciss," an interpretation of Joe Henderson's "Black Narcissus," and John Coltrane's "After the Rain." Parker plays the majority of the instruments on the record. Pre-order to download the album track "Go Away" now.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Sunday, January 5, 2020

    David Byrne spoke with CBS Sunday Morning contributor Serena Altschul about his life in music both with and after Talking Heads, his Reasons to Be Cheerful project, and the current Broadway production of David Byrne's American Utopia. "I love working with these musicians so much, I love performing, I love what I'm doing, I love the message that we're putting across," he tells Altschul, "that that gives me optimism." You can watch their conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Television Video
  • Friday, January 3, 2020

    The cast album for the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Byrne’s American Utopia, with music and lyrics by David Byrne, is now available in a double-vinyl edition, following its digital and CD release late last year. "Dazzling, rapturous and jubilant," exclaims the New York Times of the show. "Gorgeously designed, deliciously fun," says the New Yorker. "Most important, the songs sound great.” ​David Byrne’s American Utopia is at the intimate Hudson Theatre on Broadway through February 16.

    Journal Topics: Album Release Artist News
  • Friday, January 3, 2020

    Gaby Moreno is the guest on the latest episode of the Pili, Raúl, and La Música podcast. She joined hosts Pili Montilla and DJ Raúl Campos as well as a live audience in Los Angeles to discuss growing up in Guatemala, an inspiring childhood trip to the US, and her life in music, including ¡Spangled!, her new album with Van Dyke Parks. You can hear the conversation here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Friday, December 20, 2019

    As 2019 draws to a close, and the Nonesuch Journal takes a bit of a hiatus till the start of 2020, it's time to take a look back and remember all of the great and diverse music made by Nonesuch artists over the past year. Many Nonesuch artists and their recent Nonesuch releases have made music critics' and fans' year-end best lists. Here, in words and music and in chronological order, is a look back at the year in Nonesuch music.

    Journal Topics: Artist News
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Yola was the musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC last night. She performed “Faraway Look” from her multiple Grammy Award–nominated, critically acclaimed debut album, Walk Through Fire, as well as her cover of Elton John’s classic "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." You can watch both here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News On Tour Television Video
  • Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    Vagabon has shared a live video for "Every Woman," from her critically-acclaimed self-titled sophomore album, featuring Angel Olsen on backing vocals. The video, which can be seen here, was filmed by Conor Hagen earlier this month at Oakland's Fox Theatre during Vagabon's recently-wrapped US tour with Olsen.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video
  • Friday, December 13, 2019

    Rachael & Vilray conclude US tour in Philadelphia, Brooklyn … Devendra Banhart hosts pop-up experience in Los Angeles … Olivia Chaney tours UK … Jeremy Denk is at 92Y in NYC … Emmylou Harris plays tribute concert in DC … Caroline Shaw joins Roomful of Teeth at the Guggenheim in NYC … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from NYC … Vagabon concludes US tour with Angel Olsen … Yola rings in the New Year in Nashville …

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, December 13, 2019

    Rhiannon Giddens is the latest guest on Come Hear North Carolina's In the Water series. She visits Wilmington, NC, to discuss the massacre that occurred there in 1898, in which a democratically elected, biracial government was overthrown by a mob of white citizens. She also performs three songs—"Pretty Saro," "At the Purchaser's Option," and "He Will See You Through"—and discusses the importance of storytelling in her own music. You can watch it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video

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