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Brandi Carlile, Live in Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Posted on August 8 2018 by NPR

The family spirit of the Newport Folk Festival is solid in Brandi Carlile's hands. She formed her own musical family with Phil and Tim Hanseroth years ago, and now they all tour together with their wives and children (they even make an appearance on... [Read More]

Amanda Shires Won't 'Give Away The Secrets' Of Her Songs

Posted on August 6 2018 by NPR

Amanda Shires is known for her folksy, Americana sound. In 2017, Shires was named the Americana Music Association's Emerging Artist of the Year and she frequently lends her voice and style to her husband Jason Isbell's band, The 400 Unit. But her... [Read More]

Turning The Tables 2018 Shows The 'Change Within Tradition'

Posted on July 30 2018 by NPR

Last year, NPR Music introduced Turning the Tables, a list of the greatest albums made by women in the classic album era. Today, the second iteration of the list concentrates on the 200 greatest songs by women and non-binary artists in the new millennium.... [Read More]

David Bowie's First Demo, From 1963, Found In Bread Basket

Posted on July 23 2018 by NPR

The earliest recording of David Bowie singing has been unearthed after 55 years in... the bread basket of a former bandmate from one of his earliest projects, The Konrads, according to The Guardian. In a press release from Omega Auctions, Konrads drumm... [Read More]

Seeking Pay Equity, Female Flutist Sues Boston Symphony Orchestra

Posted on July 7 2018 by NPR

Boston Symphony Orchestra principal flutist Elizabeth Rowe has filed a lawsuit against the orchestra, claiming that she is making substantially less each year than her closest peer — a man. Rowe's suit was filed in Massachusetts' Suffolk County... [Read More]

Watch Brandi Carlile Perform During Seattle's 'March For Our Lives'

Posted on June 4 2018 by The Bridge

Opportunities abound today for musicians to raise their voices in protest. At marches and rallies nationwide, many do just that, and then pack up their instruments and slogan hats and head home. But when Brandi Carlile commits to a cause, she commits. Tha... [Read More]

Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

Posted on May 8 2018 by The Bridge

What a weekend it was for Donald Glover. The 34-year-old rapper, actor and producer hosted Saturday Night Live, appearing as both as the host and the musical guest. He performed two new songs under his stage name, Childish Gambino. But it was the performa... [Read More]

Janelle Monae Strips The Hardware For Humanity

Posted on April 28 2018 by The Bridge

Janelle Monáe is fully basking in her freedom. As a 32-year-old singer with more than a decade in music under her belt, Janelle has made a career out of being an artistic chameleon. But her latest album, Dirty Computer, undoubtedly proves that playing the... [Read More]

Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Posted on April 24 2018 by The Bridge

https://youtu.be/nk8HEO_60ms Nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states and we had to pick just one! The competition rose to a new level this year and the decision was harder than ever. Our judges looked at a vast array of music from every genre — and lot... [Read More]

Father John Misty Returns With Propulsion And Pensiveness In Equal Measure

Posted on April 18 2018 by The Bridge

Father John Misty's 2017 album Pure Comedy was a mostly outward-looking collection of songs stuffed with long, lyrical meditations on life's greatest mysteries. Now, a year after releasing that sprawling masterwork, frontman Josh Tillman is back with a mo... [Read More]

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