Jun 15, 2012 — Soul music is rooted in gritty perseverance, so pairing up stalwarts Bettye LaVette and Charles Walker works on so many levels, it's a miracle it hasn't happened until now. "Yours and Mine" is an exhilarating affirmation of the power to prevail.
All Songs Blog
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A reader asks, "Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? What should I do with cassette tapes —... more
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Music Features from NPR
The Silk Road Ensemble: NPR Music Field Recordings
Apr 19, 2014 — A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
Apr 14, 2014 — Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet. Hear three of her thoughtful, acerbic rambles, including the new "Depreston."
Apr 12, 2014 — The unabashedly earnest and sentimental folksinger stops by the NPR Music offices for an intimate glimpse of three sweet songs from his new album, Grass Punks.
Apr 7, 2014 — Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo often reside at opposite ends of the volume knob. What unfolds in this performance isn't compromise, though, so much as a creative challenge.
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