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Music Interviews
4:05 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Let's Hear That One More Time, In Icelandic

Ásgeir's debut album, In The Silence, was released in English this year.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 6:43 pm

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The Record
11:25 am
Thu October 9, 2014

The Pop-Punks Of Anarchy

Nathan Stephens Griffin, Naomi Griffin, Daniel Ellis and Jc Cairns of the British punk band Martha.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 1:03 pm

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All Songs Considered
3:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Guest DJ John Congleton

Producer, engineer and musician John Congleton.
Jeaneen Lund Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 10:42 am

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Music Interviews
3:50 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

'Like Opening A Book In The Middle': Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

"It was, you know, like a picture from [an] earlier time of my life," Jackson Browne says of "The Birds Of St. Marks."
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 6:30 pm

Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne remembers the circumstances well: Just 18 years old, with $50 to his name and new to New York City, he "lucked into" a job playing for the singer Nico. Suddenly he was an observer to the world of The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol and their coterie.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:29 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Jackson Browne: Tiny Desk Concert

James Clark NPR

Originally published on Tue October 7, 2014 9:47 am

My admiration for Jackson Browne began with his first album in 1971. I was wowed by the fact that the singer-songwriter had worked with Nico of Velvet Underground fame — his girlfriend at the time — on her first album, Chelsea Girl. He wrote one of my favorite songs on that record, "These Days."

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Music Interviews
5:30 pm
Sun October 5, 2014

The Maestro And The Liberator: Gustavo Dudamel's Cinematic Debut

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of the LA Philharmonic since 2009, composed the score for the new Simón Bolívar biopic The Liberator.
Vern Evans Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 12:19 pm

A film opened in the U.S. this weekend about the life of Simón Bolivar, the military leader who helped free much of Latin America from the Spanish Empire. Libertador, or The Liberator, tells that story with the help of rousing music by a first-time film-score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.

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Music Interviews
7:57 am
Sun October 5, 2014

Larkin Poe, A Sister Act With Staying-Power

Originally published on Sun October 5, 2014 1:51 pm

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

In a way, our next guests can thank public radio for their early success. Almost 10 years ago, the show Prairie Home Companion launched a team talent competition.

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Music Interviews
5:05 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn On Teaming Up, Finally

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn's new self-titled album, their first as a duo, is out Oct. 7.
Jim McGuire Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat October 4, 2014 6:42 pm

As eclectic an instrument as the banjo may be in 2014, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn could fairly be called its superstars. Fleck has taken the instrument into unusual territory like funk, jazz and classical, while Washburn prefers to stay in the more traditional clawhammer style.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:03 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis: Tiny Desk Concert

Colin Marshall NPR

Even if you've never been to a jazz concert in your life, it's likely that you've heard Ryan Keberle play trombone. He's toured with Sufjan Stevens, backed up pop stars like Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake, recorded for a Woody Allen film, played in Broadway pits and directed music for a church in Manhattan. Left to his own devices, though, Keberle likes to put himself into improvising situations.

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Music Interviews
7:57 am
Sat October 4, 2014

Minnie Driver Sings, Stripped Down And Haunting

Originally published on Sat October 4, 2014 1:50 pm

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Minnie Driver has a husky, distinctive voice that might still be more familiar from films and television than music but she has been singing for most of her life and has a new album.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "MASTER BLASTER")

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