Music Interviews

4:59pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Music Interviews

Kelly Hogan: Cashing In An Album's Worth Of Favors

Originally published on Sat June 2, 2012 9:01 am

Kelly Hogan's new album is I Like to Keep Myself in Pain.
Courtesy of the artist

"I started singing in bars when I was still in high school," says Kelly Hogan. "It's not the easiest thing to do if you like to eat something besides ramen noodles and have insurance."

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1:57pm

Fri June 1, 2012
Music Interviews

How An Author And A Singer Became Musical 'Kin'

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 4:13 pm

The new album Kin is a collaboration between author Mary Karr and singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell.
Deborah Feingold Courtesy of the artist

In 2003, in a song called "Earthbound," singer Rodney Crowell name-checked a writer he admires a lot: Mary Karr, who has written searing memoirs, including the best-seller The Liars' Club, as well as several books of poetry.

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2:38pm

Thu May 31, 2012
Music Interviews

Brandi Carlile: Bending Notes Until They Break

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 8:17 am

Brandi Carlile performs live in NPR's Studio 4A.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

What is it about Brandi Carlile's voice that gets right inside you? The power? Her range? It may be the way she can crack open a note, as she does in her best-known song, "The Story," which was prominently featured on Grey's Anatomy.

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2:11pm

Tue May 29, 2012
Music Interviews

Why 'Edelweiss' Makes Audra McDonald Think Of Home

Originally published on Tue June 5, 2012 12:32 pm

Audra McDonald is nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess. She tells All Things Considered about the song that started her on her theater journey.
Michael Wilson

A shelf stacked with LPs, a cassette played over and over on a family road trip, a song a parent always sang when vacuuming — these are ingredients of musical memories from childhood.

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4:33am

Sun May 27, 2012
Music Interviews

Canadian Brass: Spiking The Recital With Humor

Originally published on Sun May 27, 2012 6:55 am

"Given that we were brass players when we started out, we had a very tall hill to climb just to get people interested in our music," says Canadian Brass founding member Chuck Daellenbach (center).
Bo Huang Courtesy of the artist

When the Canadian Brass came to NPR for a Tiny Desk Concert, the group kicked off the show with a piece its members say has been central to its repertoire for more than 40 years. It's a transcription of an organ work, Johann Sebastian Bach's "Little" Fugue in G Minor.

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