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Kevin Griffin Is A Man Of Many Voices, Musical Or Otherwise

Thursday, February 05, 2015

From his "day job" as the lead singer of the alt-rock stalwarts Better Than Ezra, Griffin has become a respected Nashville-based songwriter for a huge array of artists. 

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On Being

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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[Unedited] Gordon Hempton with Krista Tippett

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: King Buzzo

Monday, July 14, 2014

Buzz Osborne is known as King Buzzo for good reason: for more than 30 years he's fronted the influential metal band The Melvins. Now he’s released an all-acoustic album, called “This Machine Kills Artists.”

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Watch: Tom Brosseau, Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Watch singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau perform "Cradle Your Device" and more from his latest album, Grass Punks, in the Soundcheck studio.

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On Being

Gordon Hempton — The Last Quiet Places: Silence and the Presence of Everything [remix]

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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On Being

[Unedited] Gordon Hempton and Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Gordon Hempton says that silence is an endangered species. He defines real quiet as presence — not an absence of sound, but an absence of noise. The Earth, as he knows it, is a "solar-powered jukebox" and quiet is a "think tank of the soul."

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Soundcheck

Tom Jones: Getting Back To Basics On 'Spirit In The Room'

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tom Jones has built his nearly 50-year career on epic arrangements and his iconic voice. But Jones goes in a different direction on his new record, Spirit in the Room.

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Soundcheck

Iron And Wine: Stripped-Down Acoustic Songs, In The Soundcheck Studio

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hear Sam Beam of Iron and Wine perform a solo acoustic set live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Gig Alert: Raul Midon

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ultra-skilled guitarist and singer Raul Midon plays the Blue Note Tuesday night. Download the Track "Sunshine (I Can Fly)."

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Alex Winston: In Studio

Monday, July 16, 2012

Alex Winston’s debut, King Con, is one of the year’s most striking rock albums so far: full of dark but catchy songs and sometimes creepy storytelling. Fans of Kate Bush and PJ Harvey will find much to like in her dramatic singing. Alex brings her band to our studio for a mostly unplugged set.

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New Sounds

Electro-Acoustica

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hear some electro-acoustic music by the likes of Paradigm , Sawako , and drummer Tyshawn Sorey for this New Sounds program. 

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