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77 Year Old Blues Legend Buddy Guy Doesn’t Act His Age!

August 23, 2013 - We recorded this interview with blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy the day after he turned 77. And he turned up early for our 9 AM start!
Smith Westerns New Album Soft Will Takes Band Well Beyond Blogger Buzz

August 22, 2013 - The wonderful garage-punk-glam Chicago band Smith Westerns have a very good new album called Soft Will.
Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion Record Wassaic Way In The Wilco Loft

August 21, 2013 - Consider the connections. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are a happy couple and happy music makers for many years.
Miami’s Elastic Bond Combines Latin Influences With Alternative Bent

August 20, 2013 - When Venezuelan Producer Andres Ponce met the Honduran singer Sofy Encanto in Miami musical sparks flew. What started as just a recording project became an actual band.
Mercury Prize Nominated Jessie Ware Grows Into The Success of Her Debut Devotion

August 19, 2013 - Soul-inspired singer-songwriter Jessie Ware is not the first to make it from backing vocalist to the front of the stage. Didn’t Sheryl Crow once back Michael Jackson?
Optimism Creeps Into Glasgow’s Camera Obscura’s New Album Desire Lines

August 16, 2013 - Heartbreak has long been the subject matter of the songs that lead singer Tracyanne Campbell writes for Camera Obscura.
Mikal Cronin’s Catchy Power-Pop Hasn’t Completely Emerged From The Garage

August 15, 2013 - Mikal Cronin’ second solo album, simply titled II, is more of his delightful, sometime dazzling, powerful, guitar-filled pop. It’s his first album for Merge Records.
Daughn Gibson Sometimes Even Scares Himself With His Dark Spooky Country Electronica

August 14, 2013 - It seems that even at such a young age Daughn Gibson has lived many lives. The musician from the small Pennsylvania city of Carlisle has done a lot: he is the drummer for the rock band Pearls and Brass, he has worked behind the counter in an adult book store, tended bar and worked as a long haul trucker.
New Film and Album Celebrate The Life Of Kate McGarrigle

August 13, 2013 - Martha Wainwright joins us today to talk about her mother, the late Kate McGarrigle, and to sing us some of Kate’s songs.
Alice Russell: A Naturally Soulful Force of Nature

August 13, 2013 - The British soul singer Alice Russell just loves to belt it out. Her voice draws comparisons that range from Chaka Khan to the late Amy Winehouse.

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