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Shamir talks about the years that followed his pop success in 2014, the pressure to take advantage of opportunities and his eclectic new album.
Way back in the spring, New Zealand's response to the coronavirus was so swift and effective that The Beths were able to book a whole tour.
Joachim Cooder talks on how the instrument informs his new album, Over That Road I'm Bound: The Songs of Uncle Dave Macon, and performs live with his father, Ry Cooder.
In this session, what you're going to hear are solo performances — just Pallett, using effects and looping to create layers of sound.
NPR pop critic Ann Powers highlights new songs from Brit Taylor, Molly Parden, The Brummies and C.A. Jones.
Cordovas frontperson Joe Firstman speaks with host Raina Douris about the unusual path of his music career — and performs four songs.
Joan Osborne has had a lot of success with music written by other people over the years, but Trouble And Strife is all her.
Beabadoobee plays her hit "Coffee," plus three songs from her new album, Fake It Flowers.
A collective of around 65 women and nonbinary singers perform both originals and covers on Resistance Revival Chorus' album This Joy, recorded just before the pandemic.
DEHD's Emily Kempf started out as a very shy kid – but now, she loves the rush of performing live. Hear a live performance in this session.
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