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"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" Combines Talents of Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett

June 12, 2013 - Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett’s collaboration on the musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" began 13 years ago.
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Low Cut Connie Bring Their Own Upright Piano And Dive Bar Esthetic

June 11, 2013 - Low Cut Connie are a band based in Philadelphia fronted by piano player Adam Weiner.
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Ireland’s Villagers Back With A New Vision on "Awayland"

June 6, 2013 - Dublin based singer-songwriter Conor O’Brien records under the band-name Villagers.
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Patty Griffin Is Inspired By Her Father’s Passing on "American Kid"

July 8, 3013 - It’s a middle age milestone, dealing with a parents death. Grammy-winning songwriter Patty Griffin turns the experience into songwriting gold on her new album American Kid.
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Parquet Courts Work Really Hard To Sound Like They Don’t!

August 28, 2013 - The nonchalant raw riffage and the perfect off the cuff lyrics. Those are the things that attracted me to Light Up Gold the second full length album from the Brooklyn based band Parquet Courts.
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Madeleine Peyroux Plays Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Live

June 4, 2013 - Madeleine Peyroux started singing blues and jazz on the street in Paris. Over her career she has released six albums, sold over a million of her second album, Careless Love, and developed a following for her easy-going Billie Holiday tinged sound.
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Is Jamie Lidell Still The “One Man Human Funk Tornado?”

July 1, 2013 - The British producer and singer Jamie Lidell is easily among the funkiest of electronica’s solo practitioners.
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Petula Clark Is Ageless

May 30, 2013 - Petula Clark has a new album, "Lost In You." It’s her first since 2004 and she sounds as great as she always did. Which is only worth noting because she is 80 years old.
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Red Baraat’s Raucous Party Blends Banghra Music With New Orleans and Even Hip Hop

July 15, 2013 - At a Red Baraat show you may not even notice the music you are dancing and madly waving your hands and butt to is kinda sophisticated. The combination of Punjabi Banghra music, New Orleans style jazz, go-go and even hip hop is so seamless and the vibe of the party is so exuberant that barriers fall down.
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Seattle Indie Folk Band Ivan And Alyosha Release Debut "All The Times We Had"

May 28, 2013 - I’m sure that every time Ivan and Alyosha are interviewed they have to talk about Russian Literature. Yes, they started out as a duo of Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbury, but the name came from the characters in The Brothers Karamazov.
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Fitz & The Tantrums Continue To Defy Genres On New Album More Than Just A Dream

May 24, 2013 - The Los Angeles band Fitz & The Tantrums broke through in 2011 with their debut Picking Up The Pieces. The undeniable songs and a truly exciting live set led them to festival appearances that had them called the “hardest working band of Summer 2011.”
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The Two Women Of Boy Find Their Musical Bliss With Debut Mutual Friends

May 23, 2013 - It’s the charm and the openness of the music of the Swiss-German duo Boy that have made their debut album Mutual Friends such a world-wide success.
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Mount Moriah’s Heather McEntire Gets Personal On Second Album Miracle Temple

May 22, 2013 - Mount Moriah are a rock band formed around the duo of guitarist Jenks Miller and singer Heather McEntire in the late 2000s.
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How Sleep Deprivation Helped The National Refine Their Music on "Trouble Will Find Me"

June 17, 2013 - The rise of the career of The Brooklyn based band The National has been slow and steady. Critical kudos begat bigger crowds and sales. But each of the band’s albums have also showed increasing awareness of their strengths as well. In this session we hear how sleep deprivation lead the band to more straightforward songs.
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Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbit Plays Pedestrian Verse Live!

May 17, 2013 - Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson has been telling us too much about his love life since the Scottish band’s first album Sing The Greys in 2006.
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RNDM’s Acts Features Joseph Arthur And Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament

May 15, 2013 - RNDM is a new band featuring Joseph Arthur, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Richard Stuverud.
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Dawn McCarthy And Bonnie Prince Billy Harmonize On What The (Everly) Brothers Sang

May 14, 2013 - It’s a love affair with songs and harmony itself today. Dawn and Will sing Don and Phil!
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From Barry Manilow To Patti Smith, Clive Davis Can Hear A Hit

May 10, 2013 - At the age of 81 music biz mogul Clive Davis slowed down enough to write his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. But talking with him you realize that it is just a moment before he is off again.
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Rod Stewart’s Best Songs Are the Ones He Writes Himself!

June 21, 2013 - Rod Stewart has little to prove as a rock star. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice, once solo and once with The Faces. Of late he has had enormous success with a series of albums singing other people’s songs including standards of The Great American Songbook.
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Sacred Steel Virtuoso Slide Brothers Take Us To Church

May 9, 2013 - Robert Randolph, the spectacular young pedal steel guitarist, was the first player from the Sacred Steel tradition to break out to a wider audience.
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Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck Once Thought The Songs on Muchacho Were Too Personal

June 24, 2013 - It is easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck since his 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album. His last album, 2011’s Here’s To Taking It Easy, was a sprawling, languorous, epic written with his road band’s performances in mind.
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Hey Marseilles With Chamber Folk From Seattle

May 7, 2013 - Seattle’s Hey Marseilles formed around the collaboration of singer Matt Bishop and guitarist Nick Ward when the two were students at the University of Washington. The band just grew organically into the seven piece band that made their new album Lines We Trace.
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Nick Cave On Push The Sky Away And Excerpts From Berlin Concert

June 3, 2013 - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are back, minus founding member Mick Harvey on guitar, with "Push The Sky Away." We are going to hear live performances recorded in Berlin this past February. The elegant yet emotive performer sounds great.
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Low Has Quietly Been Making Music For 20 Years: “You Can’t Hear The People Listening”

May 2, 2013 - It is hard to find another band with more consistent quality and as true to their vision as Low. In fact Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been making Low records for 20 years now, recently releasing The Invisible Way, their 10th album.
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Seattle’s Pickwick Started Exciting Everybody When They Stopped Boring Themselves!

June 18, 2013 - The first incarnation of Pickwick was centered on Galen Disston’s acoustic guitar strummed songs.
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