David Gray: Melancholy Is The Flavor Of My Music

June 17, 2014
David Gray is a British singer-songwriter from Sale, England. His latest album is "Mutineers." (Facebook)

The British singer-songwriter talks about his music and plays songs off his new album “Mutineers,” which is his tenth record.

DJ Sessions: American Jazz With A European Twist

June 11, 2014
Jazz musician Julie Lavender shares some of her favorite Roma-influenced jazz musicians, including the trio Ameranouche, who hail from her homestate of New Hampshire. (djDjango/Flickr)

Jazz musician Julie Lavender shares a number of Greek, Turkish, Balkan and Roma-influenced groups.

Ziggy Marley: Making Music For Children And Adults

June 10, 2014
Ziggy Marley (

The Jamaican musician has a new album and released a children’s book based on his song “I Love You Too.”

John Fullbright Plays From New Album ‘Songs’

June 5, 2014
Oklahoman singer-songwriter John Fullbright is out with a new album called "Songs." (Kate Burns)

The 26-year-old musician from Oklahoma discusses his music and plays songs from “Songs.”

‘Chapel Of Love’ Song Turns 50

June 4, 2014
Members of the singing group The Dixie Cups, from left, Rosa Hawkins, Barbara Hawkins and Athelgra Gabriel, pose for a photo during the reception for the 13th Annual Pioneer Awards presented by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003 in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The members of The Dixie Cups discuss their 1964 hit about “going to the chapel.”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Stays Independent

June 3, 2014
Clap Your Hands Say Yea frontman Alec Ounsworth performs a living room concert in Saint-Gilles, Belgium. (Facebook)

Alec Ounsworth, frontman of the Philadelphia-based band, talks about his new album and staying close to fans.

Aretha Franklin Performs The National Anthem At Harvard Graduation

May 30, 2014
Aretha Franklin performs the National Anthem at Harvard University's 2014 commencement. (Screenshot)

“The Queen of Soul” had the crowd cheering with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

John Hartford, Gone But Not Forgotten

May 29, 2014
John Hartford is pictured at MerleFest in North Carolina in April 2000. (Forrest L. Smith, III/Wikimedia Commons)

We remember the bluegrass musician and composer with his son Jamie Campbell and author Andrew Vaughan.

DJ Sessions: Accountants Take The Stage

May 28, 2014
San Francisco-based DJ Spinnerty is one of the acts KCRW's Anthony Valadez can't get enough of at the moment. (Nica Lorber/Flickr)

Some of KCRW Anthony Valadez’s favorite artists right now came from non-musical backgrounds.

Tom Rush’s Rite Of Passage Song

May 23, 2014
Singer-songwriter Tom Rush. (Muffett/Flickr)

The folk singer’s rendition of “Child’s Song” takes on special significance during graduation season.

Washington Concertgoers Fill Nearby Hospital

May 23, 2014
The Gorge Amphitheater, a week before Sasquatch. When 25,000 people pack the Gorge, its population exceeds every other town in Grant County. (Jessica Robinson/Northwest News Network)

A Quincy, Wash., hospital says organizers of the Sasquatch Musical Festival must take responsibility for injuries sustained at the festival.

DJ Sessions: Fusing Latin American Cumbia, Reggaeton And Tribal Sounds

May 21, 2014
Michigan-based Sango is among the artists that DJ Luis Espada cites as some of the best up-and-coming Latin fusion acts today. (fuseboxradio/Flickr)

Austin-based DJ Luis Espada shares some of his favorite up-and-coming Latin fusion acts. Also, check out our new playlist on Spotify.

Catching Up With Michelle Chamuel Of ‘The Voice’

May 20, 2014
Michelle Chamuel is pictured in the cover photo for her single "Go Down Singing." (Courtesy)

A year after she finished second in the TV singing competition, the fan favorite discusses her music and life after “The Voice.”

A Feminist Weighs In On Debate Over Beyoncé

May 16, 2014
Beyonce is pictured in Australia, November 2013. (Rob Hoffman)

Sheryl Sandberg says she urges women “to be independent and lead,” while Bill O’Reilly says she sets a bad example.

Study: Professional Singers Are Like Exceptional Athletes

May 16, 2014

Given the demanding schedule of Broadway singers, you might think they take special care of their voices. A new survey suggests otherwise.

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