February 27, 2013
Musician and “Queen of Kickstarter” Amanda Palmer gives a TED Talk today about her crowdsourcing efforts. Naturally, she prepared by crowdsourcing feedback.
February 25, 2013
Musicologist Christopher Kirkley went to West Africa with the plan of recording traditional guitar music. Instead, he found the Saharan soundscape full of tinny digital audio.
February 19, 2013
Singer-songwriters Kelly Willis and Bruce Robision have been making music separately for years. The couple’s first album together is getting rave reviews.
February 18, 2013
One month after the boyfriend of country star Mindy McCready is believed to have committed suicide, McCready herself apparently has taken her own life.
February 12, 2013
Austin, Tex. singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez started out playing classical violin as a child. But though she went on to the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, the fiddle called her.
February 7, 2013
Rock band Alabama Shakes is up for two Grammy awards on Sunday: Best New Artist and Best Rock Performance. We talk with the band’s lead singer and drummer.
February 4, 2013
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma has won more than a dozen Grammy awards for his performances of Bach, Brahms and Beethoven. This year, he’s nominated for Best Folk Album.
February 1, 2013
Alicia Keys is slated to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday. We take a look at the most famous and infamous renditions of the notoriously challenging song.
January 31, 2013
Gram Parsons is often called the father of country rock. He released his first solo record “GP” 40 years ago this month, but later that same year he died of a drug overdose.
January 26, 2013
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik crushes it, Lester Bangs-style.
January 25, 2013
Oklahoma singer-songwriter John Fullbright, 24, just picked up a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album for his CD “From the Ground Up.”
January 19, 2013
Only A Game’s Gary Waleik shares some info about the music on this week’s show.
January 14, 2013
Berklee College of Music offers an online class on the history of rock, from bluesman Robert Johnson back in the 1930s, to Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter and Twitter to reach fans today.
January 12, 2013
Gary Waleik provides information about this week’s music. Sports!!!
January 11, 2013
If you put Borat and Rufus Wainwright in a band you might wind up with the unique sound that belongs to this group, fronted by Kazakhstan-born Timur Bekbosunov.