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David Crosby On World Cafe

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:21:00 -0500

On the occasion of his new album, Sky Trails, the legendary singer-songwriter pops in to tell funny stories from across his long career.

It's Time To Say Thnks Fr Th Mmrs To Vans Warped Tour

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:02:00 -0500

On Wednesday, founder Kevin Lyman announced the tour is ending after 23 years. After helping launch bands like No Doubt, Sublime and countless others, next summer will be the last cross-country tour.

T-Pain Emerges From Emotional 'Oblivion' With New Album

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:36:54 -0500

The Tallahassee rapper/singer drops his first full-length album in six years.

Vince Staples Believes He Deserves All The Grammys, But He Isn't Holding His Breath

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:01:00 -0500

The acclaimed rapper argues that the music he makes could fit into hip-hop, electronic or alternative categories at the annual awards, if only the Academy could see past its biases.

Forebears: Maybelle Carter, The Mother Of Popular Country Music

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:00:32 -0500

Known as "Mother Maybelle," Carter had a unique style of playing that helped determine the role of guitar in modern country music. Johnny Cash called her "the greatest star I've ever known."

Benjamin Booker: Tiny Desk Concert

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:02 -0500

Benjamin Booker has a deeply tender voice that, at times, can feel like a whisper But it always cuts to the heart.

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings' 'Soul Of A Woman' Is A Testament To Fortitude

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Throughout their career together, Jones and her band gave listeners something to feel with every recording and every performance. That's still true on their final album.

At the Latin Grammy Awards: A Night of Big Wins and Tributes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:36:00 -0500

Big wins for the megahit "Despacito" came as no surprise at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.

How Grover Washington Jr. Defined And Transcended 'Smooth Jazz'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0500

In this radio episode, Jazz Night in America takes you to a tribute concert honoring the late musician, whose soulful sound was more than just "smooth."

A Musical Moment of Zen From The Latin Grammys: Flor de Toloache And Danay Suarez Jam

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:08:26 -0500

A first-time meeting between the New York mariachi band and the Cuban vocalist resulted in an impromptu magical musical moment.

One Man Expresses His Love For Prince With His Tribute Band

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:51:00 -0500

Gabriel Sanchez tells the story of his band, The Prince Experience. He's been touring as Prince for nearly two decades. Business picked up after Prince's death, but he doesn't consider his work as an exploitation. He says he loves Prince and brings audiences something they want.

World Cafe Nashville: Willie Watson

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:01:15 -0500

As a founder of Old Crow Medicine Show and now in a solo career, he feels his way through America's musical history by sliding an old bottleneck against the strings of his acoustic guitar.

Several Accuse FYF Fest Founder Of Sexual Assault After Goldenvoice Cuts Ties

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:33:00 -0500

Sean Carlson, who began FYF Fest in 2004, was accused of sexual assault by four women two days after Goldenvoice, the owner of Coachella, abruptly cut its ties with him.

Lil Peep, A Rising Emo-Rapper, Has Died At 21

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:25:00 -0500

The New York musician became a star on Soundcloud and was poised to break into the mainstream. He died on Nov. 15, shortly before a scheduled performance in Tucson, Ariz.

Patrick Watson Sings A Song For The 'Broken'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:43:00 -0500

The singer's radiant new single soothes the bearer of a battered heart with the falsetto-rich sound of healing and comfort.