Country Music


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.



Country And Bluegrass Legend Ricky Skaggs; Gogol Bordello's Gypsy Punk

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.



Country Music Radio Parallel Play

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Join us online at noon for a Parallel Play as we listen (and critique) New York's new country music station.

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New York's New Country Radio

Friday, January 25, 2013

After a 17-year absence, country music returns to the New York dial.

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Nashville Sings A New Tune

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thanks to a bustling economy, a scrappy local music scene and a certain ABC drama, Nashville is enjoying a moment in the sun.



Darrell Scott: In 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.

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