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DJ Sessions: From Thom Yorke To Derevolutions

October 17, 2014
Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at Vector Arena on November 6, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Phil Walter/Getty Images)

This week we listen to songs from legendary rock frontman Thom Yorke and songs about love.

Twenty Years Of Keeping The Blues Alive

October 6, 2014
Captain Luke, 86, started singing as a child. But it wasn't until making a connection with the Music Maker Relief Foundation in Hillsborough, N.C., that he began touring professionally. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd sits down with two old time blues musicians at the Music Maker Relief Foundation’s 20th anniversary celebration.

H&N Favorite: Music Flows From Run River North

October 3, 2014
Run River North is a Korean-American indie folk-rock band from Los Angeles. (Catie Lafoon)

We revisit our conversation with the Los Angeles-based band Run River North which is on its U.S. tour.

Giving Prince’s New Albums A Spin

October 2, 2014
Prince has released a new, much-anticipated, album. Hes pictured here on Feb. 5, 2014 during a performance in London ahead of the album release. (3RDEYEGIRL NPG Records via AP)

Prince released two new albums this week after a four year hiatus.

DJ Sessions: Collaborative Tunes From Colorado Artists

October 2, 2014
Nathaniel Rateliff is one of the collaborative Colorado artists featured on this week's DJ Sessions. (Nathaniel Rateliff)

This week, we listen from Colorado artists who collaborate together in multiple bands.

This Music Has No Borders: Scots-Irish Music In Appalachia

October 1, 2014
Doc Watson playing guitar in front of a woodpile, November 16, 1987. (Photograph by Hugh Morton; © North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

A new book and companion CD follow the immigration and music of Scots-Irish who came to Appalachia in the 18th and 19th centuries.

DJ Sessions: KCRW’s Raul Campos’ New Grooves

September 25, 2014
Photograph of the artist, Raury. (Official Facebook Page)

An eclectic mix of artists from Spoon to Jungle.

Political Rap, Santana Among Latin Grammy Nominees

September 24, 2014
Carlos Santana performs at the Seminole Hotel and Casinos Hard Rock Live on May 2, 2014 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)

Latin rap group Calle 13 leads the nominees in the Latin Grammys.

Guitarist Raul Midón Out With Self-Produced Album

September 22, 2014
Guitarist Raul Midon is out with a new album, "Don't Hesitate." (Courtesy Raul Midon)

Guitar virtuoso Raul Midón for the first time produced his own album, using software for the blind.

DJ Sessions: Kansas’ ‘Retro Cocktail Hour’

September 18, 2014
The exotica band, Ixtahuele. (Ixtahuele/Facebook)

“Space age pop” and “incredibly strange music” are the songs of the day on this installment of the DJ Sessions.

Remembering Jesse Winchester

September 16, 2014
Jimmy Buffett and Jesse Winchester perform at Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast on July 11, 2010. Winchester died earlier this year. Buffett wrote the liner notes for Winchester's posthumous album which is being released today. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Jimmy Buffett remembers his friend the late songwriter Jesse Winchester, whose posthumous album is being released today.

DJ Sessions: Summer’s Last Hurrah

September 11, 2014
Mirel Wagner is one of the featured artists on this week's DJ Sessions. (Mirel Wagner/Facebook)

On this edition of DJ Sessions. KCRW’s Anne Litt gives summer a musical send off. But it’s not all sunshine and fields of flowers.

Delta Spirit Heads ‘Into The Wide’

September 11, 2014
The band Delta Spirit shown recording their recently released album "Into the Wide," which was inspired by Hurricane Sandy. (Delta Spirit/Facebook)

The folk rock band Delta Spirit’s new album was inspired by rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.

Tierney Sutton's Jazz Vocals And Baha'i Faith

September 5, 2014
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton in performance. (Andrea Carter / Courtesy Tierney Sutton)

Jazz singer Tierney Sutton on the improvising life in music and her Baha’i faith.

DJ Sessions: Reggae With Staying Power

September 4, 2014
One of the reggae artists recommended by DJ Howard "Flagga" Duperly is Rolando McNaughton Jr., who goes by the stage name Chronixx. (chronixxmusic.com)

Howard “Flagga” Duperly of WDNA in Miami shares new reggae artists that he says won’t be one-hit wonders – from Chronixx to Sasha Dias.

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