Thursday, October 09, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 2014
This New Sounds mixes up traditional songs from the Appalachian mountains with the traditions of Mali, China, and beyond. Hear from Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko on a new project "Africa To Appalachia." There's also pipa player Wu Man & banjo-man Lee Knight collaborating on "I’m Going Back To North Carolina." Listen for an arrangement of "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow," and more.
Monday, January 06, 2014
Hear banjos, dulcimers, and other instruments used in traditional Americana music, New Sounds-style on this show. There’s music from Norwegian banjo player Stian Carstensen, hammered dulcimer player Dan Joseph, and the mandolin-guitar duo known as Prester John. Plus, from the back wall of the New Sounds library, listen to the trio, Ellipsis (from the early 1980’s, on Flying Fish Records), who combine bluegrassy and folk instrumentation with minimalism and Indonesian elements.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Hear banjo master Bela Fleck and the adventurous string quartet Brooklyn Rider perform songs from their new collaborative album in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, October 11, 2013
It’s an all-acoustic program of music on this New Sounds, including music from Colin Jacobsen & the Silk Road Ensemble, violinist Hilary Hahn, and guitarist Kevin Hufnagel. If Hufnagel’s name sounds familiar, it could be because we heard from his ambient record “Transparencies” previously on New Sounds, or perhaps more likely, it is because of his work as a guitarist in Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, and Vaura, (largely metal outfits) among others. But on his latest release, “Ashland,” he has made a record of captivating and thoughtful instrumental miniatures built around the baritone ukulele, both prepared (with wooden file, hair elastic and sewing needle in the strings - nod to John Cage) and unaltered.
Wayne Koestenbaum, 'Philosopher of Fabulousness'; Jayme Stone’s Global Bluegrass; Salon's 'Most Hated Bands'
Thursday, August 15, 2013
In this episode: New York Magazine once called writer, critic and poet Wayne Koestenbaum “the philosopher of fabulousness.” Now, he has new collection of personal and critical essays, My 1980s and Other Essays. He tells us about it and shares a playlist.
Plus: The banjo player and composer Jayme Stone hails from Canada, but his music is inspired by folk traditions from around the globe. He performs songs from a new album, The Other Side of the Air.
And: Writer Chuck Klosterman’s essay on whether to hate — or not to hate — the Eagles sparked some discussion on Salon. And that, in turn, sparked the site to compile a list called “The 15 Most Hated Bands of the Last 30 Years.” Assistant editor Prachi Gupta breaks it down.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Stuck in transit this Memorial Day weekend? Take our hourlong special with America's funniest banjo player with you.