In this episode: Popular children's author and illustrator Sanda Boynton recently added "songwriter" to her resume. Her latest project, Frog Trouble, is a book and album of country songs sung by some of the biggest names in the business: from Alison Krauss to Brad Paisley to Ryan Adams.
Then, we revisit one of our favorite sessions from the past few months, country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, who played songs from their collaborative album Old Yellow Moon live from the Greene Space at WNYC.
And Swedish musician and singer Anna von Hausswolff performs her song "Funeral For My Future Children" on an enormous pipe organ in a New York City church.
In this episode: Alt-country legend Emmylou Harris and veteran songwriter Rodney Crowell recently teamed up for a new album called Old Yellow Moon. They perform a special session recorded in The Greene Space.
Plus: Got some vacation days stockpiled? How about a rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage? Robert Reid, U.S. Editor for Lonely Planet, suggests some musical destinations.
And: John Schaefer talks about a recent musical journey that he took -- all while sitting at his desk.
Grammy Award-winning country music singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell discusses his memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks. In the book, he recounts his hardscrabble upbringing in rural Texas with his hard-drinking father and long-suffering mother, his marriage to—and eventual divorce from—Roseanne Cash, and his long-running love affair with country music.