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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Today at 3PM, tune in for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. Vocalist and songwriter Curtis Stigers joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss his journey to become a songwriter and offers his interpretation of a Rodgers and Hart song, “You Are Too Beautiful.”
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Dena Kaye is the only daughter of entertainer Danny Kaye—a man of boundless roles including singer, actor, comedian, and humanitarian. This week Dena Kaye looks back on her late father’s career as well as the role he played in her life.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Nick Waterhouse has been called “the young man who makes old R&B” (LA Weekly). His first single, “Some Place,” was recorded in an all-analog studio and released on vinyl. Although his records recall the sound of the 1950s, his style is all his own. On this Song Travels, Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episode, Michael Feinstein chats with backup singer turned Great American Songbook interpreter, Catherine Russell. Tune in as Russell and Feinstein perform jazz standards with a hint of the blues, including “I Cover the Waterfront” and Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo.”
Thursday, July 10, 2014
This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, Grammy-award winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss drops by the Song Travels studio to discuss and perform selections from her recent tribute to Merle Haggard, Lucky.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Today at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episode, Michael Feinstein chats songwriting with the Grammy-nominated duo, Gungor. Tune in as the Colorado based husband and wife duo demonstrate their innovative sound with a performance of their song “I Am Mountain.”
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and her late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful singing and songwriting duos of the modern era. These undisputed master architects of soul and R&B penned hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “Solid.” In this episode, Simpson reminisces about their work and life together and shares the music that resulted from their amazing collaboration.
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
While on tour with English singer/songwriter Nick Lowe, Eleni Mandell caught the attention of Lowe's producer Neil Brockband. Soon after, Brockband and Mandell flew to London to record her latest album, "Let's Fly a Kite". In this episode of Song Travels, Michael Feinstein and Mandell discuss their views on the performance and songwriting.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Jazz & pop vocalist Johnny Mathis has been wowing listeners since the 1950s with his dynamic voice backed by lush arrangements of ballads like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and his definitive version of “Misty.” Today at 3PM on Song Travels, this Grammy Hall of Famer reveals what lies behind his enduring success.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Composer Richard Sherman and his brother, the late Robert Sherman, formed one of Walt Disney’s most renowned songwriting teams. The pair composed scores and memorable songs for classic films including "Mary Poppins", "The Jungle Book", "Parent Trap", and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang". Their accolades include two Academy Awards, two Grammys, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Actor and vocalist Tom Wopat rose to fame when he was cast in the role of Luke Duke on the iconic TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard. More roles soon followed, including the TV show Cybil and the touring production of Annie Get Your Gun. He also made a cameo appearance in the 2012 film Django Unchained. Wopat has also honed his craft as a songwriter and recording artist as well. On this Song Travels, he performs a set of his interpretations from the Great American Songbook.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Blessed with perfect pitch and a resonant voice, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur received her training at the Washington State School for the Blind. Today Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House. Her album Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra spent 33 weeks at Number One on the Billboard jazz charts. On this week's Song Travels she swings on a few favorite tunes including "I Get Along Without You Very Well" and "The Very Thought of You."
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theatre. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and top performer on commercials which earned her the moniker “Queen of the Jingles.” Her duet partners include Michael Jackson, George Benson, and Luther Vandross. Austin joins Feinstein to talk about their mutual admiration for Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the Gershwins.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Tony Award-winning actress/vocalist Christine Ebersole has been a stage and screen presence for more than 30 years. Her resume includes the musical Grey Gardens, the Broadway production of Oklahoma!, the TV drama One Life to Live, and FX’s American Horror Story: Coven. A recording artist as well as a performer, Ebersole presents a number of her favorite tracks, such as “Two for the Road” and “Shall We Dance?”
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for modern country artists Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. With her acclaimed debut solo album, 12 Stories, she revitalizes the tradition of storytelling in country music with darkly humorous songs that speak from the experiences of a modern woman. Clark performs a set of her original songs including “Pray to Jesus” and “Take a Little Pill.”
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on stage and in front of the camera. He won a Theatre World Award for his role in All Shook Up, and his television roles include stints on 30 Rock, Glee, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jackson joins Feinstein to perform a set of favorite tunes, including selections from the album, The Power of Two.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is widely known to the public radio audience as the host of NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. In addition to her Tony award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), she has performed in shows including Sophisticated Ladies, Cabaret, and Lady Day. She’s also worked with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. This week, Bridgewater shares her renditions of “God Bless the Child” and “Good Morning Heartache.”
Thursday, April 03, 2014
One of the most prominent songwriters of his era, Jimmy Webb has written for artists including Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, and the Fifth Dimension. He has earned multiple Grammys, membership in the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters. In this session Webb presents some of his most memorable songs including “Galveston” and “MacArthur Park.”