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So, What Has Michael Nesmith Done Post Monkees?

June 25, 2013 - A lot. Today we talk with the tall wooly-hat wearing Monkee Michael Nesmith about his post Monkee career.
Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck Once Thought The Songs on Muchacho Were Too Personal

June 24, 2013 - It is easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck since his 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album. His last album, 2011’s Here’s To Taking It Easy, was a sprawling, languorous, epic written with his road band’s performances in mind.
Rod Stewart’s Best Songs Are the Ones He Writes Himself!

June 21, 2013 - Rod Stewart has little to prove as a rock star. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice, once solo and once with The Faces. Of late he has had enormous success with a series of albums singing other people’s songs including standards of The Great American Songbook.
America’s best narrative songwriter has taken a turn toward the personal with songs coming in the aftermath of his divorce.

June 20, 2013 - Known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics, it is no wonder that critics dub Idaho native Josh Ritter as one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters.”
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell Get The Old Band Together Again on World Cafe!

June 19, 2013 - It was 1975 when Emmylou Harris had to figure out how to make a solo album after bewitching us as Gram Parsons duet partner. Her record company told her to “get a hot band.”
Seattle’s Pickwick Started Exciting Everybody When They Stopped Boring Themselves!

June 18, 2013 - The first incarnation of Pickwick was centered on Galen Disston’s acoustic guitar strummed songs.
How Sleep Deprivation Helped The National Refine Their Music on "Trouble Will Find Me"

June 17, 2013 - The rise of the career of The Brooklyn based band The National has been slow and steady. Critical kudos begat bigger crowds and sales. But each of the band’s albums have also showed increasing awareness of their strengths as well. In this session we hear how sleep deprivation lead the band to more straightforward songs.
José James Challenges Himself With New Album "No Beginning, No End"

June 13, 2013 - José James is originally from Minneapolis and began chasing his jazz vocalist muse at a young age.
"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" Combines Talents of Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett

June 12, 2013 - Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett’s collaboration on the musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" began 13 years ago.
Low Cut Connie Bring Their Own Upright Piano And Dive Bar Esthetic

June 11, 2013 - Low Cut Connie are a band based in Philadelphia fronted by piano player Adam Weiner.

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