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12:00 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

Steve Earle, Terraplane, feature CD, 4/3

Steve Earle's new CD 'Terraplane' takes its title from the 1930s Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit model, which also inspired the Robert Johnson song, “Terraplane Blues.” It is Earle’s 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town. As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, some of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack.

KSUT will feature 'Terraplane', Friday, April 3 at 12 noon.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:45 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Anonymous 4 With Bruce Molsky: Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concert with Anonymous 4 on March 4.
Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 3:18 pm

It was December 1990 — more than a year before the first Anonymous 4 album was released — when NPR invited four slightly shy women into our studio to sing 13th-century Christmas music. Back then, we already knew the manifold beauty of their sound, its purity and accuracy, was something unique.

Now, some 25 years and 21 albums later, the a cappella vocal quartet is calling it quits at the end of 2015. But not before one final visit to NPR.

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Music Interviews
5:39 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Singer And Composer Goes Home To Make Brazilan Music

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 10:04 am

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Music News
5:39 am
Sat March 28, 2015

Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies

John Renbourn performs onstage at the Royal Festival Hall in London June 29, 2008. The influential guitarist died at his home in Scotland Thursday. He was 70.
Barney Britton Redferns

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 11:41 am

Guitarist and composer John Renbourn co-founded the group Pentangle and went on to become revered by guitarists around the world. Renbourn was found dead of an apparent heart attack at his home in Scotland on Thursday, after failing to show up for a concert. He was 70 years old.

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Music News
5:39 am
Sat March 28, 2015

The Tale Of Mingering Mike, Who Painted Himself A Music Career

Mingering Mike's Joseph War & Friend, 'As High As The Sky' (mixed media on paperboard).
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Originally published on Sat March 28, 2015 11:29 am

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has just added a handful of soul records to its collection — or at least that's what you might think when you first see the work of Mingering Mike. A self-taught artist, he grew up in a tough part of Washington, D.C., just a few miles from the museum, though his family didn't spend much time there. Now, his work is in the museum permanently.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
3:10 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Dardanelle Hadley On Piano Jazz

Dardanelle Hadley, pictured here on vibes circa 1938-1948.
William Gottlieb Library of Congress

Jazz vocalist and pianist Dardanelle Hadley was born Marcia Marie Mullen, the daughter of vocalist and pianist Marcius Mosely "Buck" Mullen. In the 1940s, she formed a trio that played regularly at the Copacabana Club in New York, and she went on to work with jazz greats such as Bucky Pizzarelli and Grady Tate.

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All Songs TV
10:25 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Lauren Shera, 'Light and Dust'

Alysse Gafkjen Courtesy of the Artist

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Written as a farewell to her home in California, Lauren Shera's "Light and Dust" introduces the new direction she took on her third studio album, Gold and Rust.

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Favorite Sessions
9:42 am
Thu March 26, 2015

KCRW Presents: Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow on KCRW.
Libby Pierson KCRW

Twin Shadow recently returned to KCRW's studio to preview new songs from Eclipse before kicking off a tour that included a handful of shows at SXSW. The band's latest album features a grander sound — still highly influenced by '80s synth-pop, but clearly aiming for the stadiums. Dark and yearning, George Lewis Jr. gives a passionate, emotional performance of "Eclipse."

SET LIST

  • "Eclipse"
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All Songs TV
7:11 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Genevieve, 'Colors'

Genevieve.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu March 26, 2015 7:51 am

What a killer song. In fact, of all the tunes the All Songs Considered crew inspected before we headed down to Austin for SXSW, "Colors," the debut single by Genevieve, was the team favorite.

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All Songs Considered
6:03 am
Thu March 26, 2015

For Mick Jenkins, Water Is A Way Of Life

Mick Jenkins at SXSW.
A.J. for NPR

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