Sandra Boynton Goes Country; Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell; Anna Von Hausswolff Plays In A Church
Friday, September 06, 2013
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.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In this episode: Grammy Award-winning mandolin player and singer Ricky Skaggs talks about Kentucky Traveler: My Life In Music, a new memoir about his family's long Southern lineage, his prodigious childhood, and his latest album with Bruce Hornsby.
And Gypsy punk rockers Gogol Bordello -- who recently released its sixth album, Pura Vida Conspiracy -- brings its high-energy songs to the Soundcheck studio.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Country singer and songwriter Darrell Scott has penned Top 40 hits for Travis Tritt and the Dixie Chicks, was tapped by Robert Plant for his “Band of Joy,” and wrote the modern Appalachian classic "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive” – which has turned up not once, but twice, on the FX show “Justified.” He’s also just released a brand new album of new material called “Long Ride Home” – he joins us to play live.