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Parker joins us from his home in Australia to chat about about the very different year he's had, his album from last year, The Slow Rush and a quick dive into his entire musical history.
Owusu's Smiling With No Teeth is a big musical blender, showcasing his abilities in rock, hip-hop, soul, R&B and more, while meditating on depression and covert racism.
How do artists' surroundings influence their art? Kansas City musician Kevin Morby has lived in — and left — New York and Los Angeles, and he has some thoughts.
The War On Drugs' frontperson plays you five of his favorite live tracks from other artists.
Robin Pecknold, frontperson for Fleet Foxes, talks about his decision to put out an album in the middle of the pandemic when "putting out an album" comes with a lot of new challenges.
In this session, Lanois shares stories about his new album, Heavy Sun, and we'll look back on some classic albums from Bob Dylan, U2, Willie Nelson and more, that he has helped make.
The soul singer's new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescription for Dreamers, finds her plumbing the origins of her own inspirations in order to pass some magic on down the line.
In order to understand the deep connections and musical relationship between Haiti and New Orleans, we must go back to before Haiti was Haiti.
What we often call French is actually Haitian. We see this imprint on New Orleans in countless ways — in its food, architecture, art, but most notably, in the music.
Kanaval is a profoundly significant event that brings together music, politics, and the dreams and demands of the Haitian people.
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