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A Listener's Guide To Old Soul and Record Collecting with Nick Waterhouse

This afternoon at 3PM, tune in for Songs Travels with Michael Feinstein. This week, the L.A. musician Nick Waterhouse drops by the Song Travels studio. Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”

A Leading Female Interpreter of The Great American Songbook

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.”

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Song Travels Goes Country with a Tribute to Merle Haggard

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.

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Exploring the Angst & Evolution of Grammy-Nominated Gungor

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today at 3PM, join us for Song Travels. In this episodeMichael 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.”

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Valerie Simpson: From the Bronx to the Top of the 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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Sean Sullivan on The New School, Tin Pan Alley & Brazil

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Modern-Day Folk with Songwriter Eleni Mandell

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.

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Johnny Mathis Explains His Ascent, from Gilmer, Texas to the Grammys

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.

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Song Travels: Brotherly Love, The Jungle Book & George Gershwin

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.

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Song Travels: Tom Wopat on The Dukes of Hazzard & The Broadway Stage

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.

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Song Travels: Dianne Shuur

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."

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Song Travels: Patti Austin, The Apollo Theater & The Gershwins

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.

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Song Travels Presents Christine Ebersole

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?”

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Song Travels Presents Brandy Clark

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.”

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Song Travels Presents Cheyenne Jackson

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.

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Song Travels Presents Dee Dee Bridgewater

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.”

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Song Travels Presents Jimmy Webb

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.”

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Song Travels presents Ann Hampton Callaway

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and Platinum Award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world over, including performances before President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. As a songwriter, she has penned tunes for Barbara Streisand and wrote and sang the theme to the hit sitcom The Nanny. 

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Song Travels presents Rumer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, and her sound reveals a deep connection to the ‘70s singer/songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, ‘30s jazz, and Gospel. Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached #3 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rumer joins Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, and old Hollywood, and performs a set including “I Loves You, Porgy,” “That’s All,” and her own tune, “Come To Me High.” 

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Song Travels Presents Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peter, Paul & Mary rode the 1960s folk wave to worldwide acclaim. Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, along with the late Mary Travers,  performed enduring anthems of social change including “If I Had a Hammer” and Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as the light-hearted “Puff, the Magic Dragon.”

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Song Travels Presents Tierney Sutton

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has headlined national venues including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Kennedy Center. And she has earned five Grammy nominations, including four consecutive nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album. With her latest project, After Blue, Sutton takes on the genius of Pop & Folk singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. Alongside her guitarist Serge Merlaud, Sutton performs a set of standards including “Fly Me to the Moon” and “You Must Believe in Spring.”

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