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
The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week,... more
Is SXSW just for industry pros and rich music fans? Or can someone on a budget make it worthwhile? We run through the... more
Hosts Bob and Robin are trapped in their respective homes for this snow-day edition of the show, but warm things up... more
A video for the brand new song "Cavity," from the band's second album, out May 27, uses a single flashlight to create... more
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Music Features from NPR
Lowland Hum: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Mar 6, 2014 — It's hard to convey the sound of two people in love, but Lowland Hum does that effortlessly. The married couple's music is mostly unadorned and pure, with considerable attention to detail.
Mar 2, 2014 — A well-known Israeli singer, formerly with a folkish rock band called Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, Avidan has a new record and no U.S. record label to put it out. But he's on a solo tour that's stunning.
Feb 24, 2014 — The four guys in the Louisiana band buck a long streak of bad luck on the road and make it to the NPR Music offices for a memorable performance.
Feb 22, 2014 — For about 20 minutes one sunny afternoon, the NPR Music offices were converted into a small Latin American folk club, where Rei and her band treated us to stellar musicianship and genre-bending music.
Feb 18, 2014 — The Welsh singer's set conveys loneliness and doubt with just two guitars and an inviting whisper. These three songs from Mug Museum work well stripped-down — not that there was much excess in the original versions to begin with.
First Listen: Full album previews