The legend of Zach Condon and Beirut is the stuff of the classic American indie music dream.
Hailing from Brooklyn and drawing comparisons to artists as diverse as Grizzly Bear and Prince, Milagres is band that knows how to combine ambience with flair, the coolest of indie rock with classical guitars.
This episode of World Cafe features a local band that's been gaining a lot of buzz, both here and across the pond.
Hailing from West Texas and now residing in Nashville, fiddler and songstress Amanda Shires has been building up her music resume for quite some time.
The English singer-songwriter, bass guitarist and producer Nick Lowe began his recording career in 1966 as part of the Kippington Lodge, a blues and country rock group.
It isn't often that a well known actor of the caliber and fame of Jeff Bridges successfully (commercially and critically) crosses into another medium, mainly music.
Author Preston Lauterbach, with his first book, has thoroughly and stimulatingly explored an important part of American musical history: the Chitlin' Circuit.
Pushing their way to the top of Ireland's music charts before their debut was even released, Villagers is a band that is especially known for their overwhelming determination.
Fountains of Wayne crafts catchy pop/rock songs with an edge of cynicism and snark.
Tim Robbins (yes, the Hollywood A-lister of such notable films as Shawshank Redemption and Mystic River) has a band, an album, and a record deal.