Music

3:00pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Deceptive Cadence

Remembering Janos Starker, The Cellist 'Born To Be A Teacher'

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 3:48 pm

Cellist Janos Starker with one of his classes at Indiana University. He said he was "put on this earth to be a teacher."
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Renowned concert soloist and prolific, Grammy-winning cellist Janos Starker died Sunday. He was 88.

Starker's career began in his native Hungary, where he entered the Budapest Academy at age 7 and made his solo debut four years later. Starker dedicated his life to music, and left a legacy of teaching and performing.

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2:00pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Music Interviews

Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 3:48 pm

Iron and Wine's new album is titled Ghost on Ghost.
Craig Kief Courtesy of the artist

It's kind of surprising that Iron and Wine's Sam Beam has ended up making his living in music. Early on, he received a cautionary lesson from his dad.

"My father used to book Motown bands in college," Beam says. "And he imparted some wisdom on me that it's an easy gig to lose your shirt in."

Beam grew up in South Carolina; he studied art in college, then got into making movies. Music was just something he did on the side, for fun.

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12:03pm

Mon April 29, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Father Figures: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:34 pm

Father Figure performs a Tiny Desk Concert on February 6, 2013.
Lizzie Chen NPR

In a small, packed Washington, D.C., living room late one December night, I heard a cacophony of horns, keys, drums and guitars that simply floored me. It was brash, zany, brainy, scary and danceable. At the end of a long year of amazing live music, this would turn out to be one of the most memorable concerts I'd seen.

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12:02pm

Mon April 29, 2013
World Cafe

Next: The Saint Johns

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 1:48 pm

The Saint Johns.
Courtesy of the artist
  • Hear Two New Songs By The Saint Johns

A little reinvention never hurt anyone. Nashville singers Jordan Meredith and Louis Johnson met in St. Augustine, Fla., and quickly discovered how well their voices blended together, so they moved to New York City and formed Augustine.

The duo, which now resides in Nashville, has since become The Saint Johns, and recently released its gorgeous new songs on a free downloadable EP. Listen to two songs from The Live Sessions here.

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10:28am

Mon April 29, 2013
The Record

This Creature That I Am: The Mysteries Of George Jones

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 10:09 am

George Jones around 1975.
Gems Redferns

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