Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:49 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:49 -0400The musical exchange between the United States and Cuba goes back to the 19th century. Thankfully, the two countries' political standoff never filtered down to musicians.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:41:47 -0400The Charleston, S.C., duo gets back to writing great songs on its new album, Little Seeds. Hear a conversation and performance.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:00:00 -0400The smartest thing Mikael Åkerfeldt ever did was to stop writing extreme metal and focus on progressive rock. This creepy, occult-themed number keeps you guessing, but never wavers.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:14:00 -0400Hear Bob Boilen talk with John Paul White, formerly of The Civil Wars, about the songs that have transformed the songwriter's life.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:16:00 -0400After weeks of anticipation fueled by cryptic imagery, Justin Vernon and company have finally released the first Bon Iver album in five years.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:29 -0400Welch celebrates Revival's 20th anniversary with a two-disc set of unreleased songs. "I have always learned more from other artists' imperfect works than from their masterpieces," she says.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:45:00 -0400Solange calls her new album "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing." It's a floating melange of R&B, bold in its quiet and understated sounds, bolder in its message.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:00:00 -0400Two A-list classical artists work up a sweat as they revel in the tender and turbulent music of Brahms and Schumann.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:59:38 -0400The band, led by singers Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe, performs live in West Virginia.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:11:00 -0400The latest album by musician Roberto Lange mixes his unmistakable keyboard sounds with stripped-down dance beats and lyrics waiting to be assigned a narrative from your own life.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:48:00 -0400A three-disc set, due out Dec. 2, features highlights from her 2014 concert series at London's Hammersmith Apollo theater. It was her first set of live performances in 35 years.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:43:00 -0400The song is from the jazz and pop singer-songwriter's new album, Day Breaks. Here, Jones and her band play it live at KCRW.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0400"When you've got the undeniable, magical aura of Doctor Buckingham, things blossom." The Australian synth duo gets a lush assist from the Fleetwood Mac guitarist on its breezy new song.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:00:28 -0400The legendary singer and songwriter makes his first-ever appearance at Austin City Limits for a rare live performance.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:00:29 -0400Oberst's distinctive warble is set against a spare patchwork of acoustic guitar, piano and the occasional harmonica, drawing most of the attention to his dark, personal words.