Music Interviews


Mon July 7, 2014

Lake Street Dive And The Chemistry Of Harmony

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 12:23 pm

Lake Street Dive's latest album is Bad Self Portraits.
Jarrod McCabe Courtesy of the artist

Lake Street Dive is two men and two women, all in the neighborhood of 30, who met at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a group they use jazz instrumentation, more or less — trumpet, stand-up bass, guitar, some drums — but they play pop and soul, and draw a big following doing it. In fact, a video of them performing on a Boston street corner has been viewed more than 2 million times.

Read more


Sat July 5, 2014

A Former Megadeth Guitarist's Journey To Japanese Pop

Originally published on Sun July 6, 2014 9:51 pm

Guitarist Marty Friedman was known as a shredder when he was with Megadeth, but says he needed more happy music in his life.
Takaaki Henmi Courtesy of the artist

Are there genres of music that are simply too far apart for any one musician to hold onto them both at same time?

If anyone knows, it might be Marty Friedman.

Read more


Tue July 1, 2014
Music Interviews

On 'Remedy,' Old Crow Medicine Show Gets A Favor From Bob Dylan

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 8:26 pm


Sun June 29, 2014


Sun June 29, 2014
Music Interviews

Joe Henry On Marriage And The Songs That Embody It

Originally published on Tue July 1, 2014 8:58 am

Joe Henry's latest album is Invisible Hour.
Sarah Tilotta NPR

Joe Henry sounds like a pretty good name for a no-nonsense jack-of-all-trades, a guy devoted to family who knows about a day's pay for a day's work, and about commitment.

Read more