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Ryan Adams Returns After A Three Year Hiatus

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The former Whiskeytown frontman is known for being prolific, releasing 14 albums since going solo 2000. But he waited three years for this latest album after a series of life trials.

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Hear: Diane Birch, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hear Diane Birch perform pared-down renditions of songs from her album, Speak A Little Louder, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Between Music And Motherhood: Parallel Lives In 'The Original 1982'

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Choosing between a musical career and motherhood is the subject of a new novel called The Original 1982. We talk with author Lori Carson.

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Brett Dennen: Easy-Going Folk Pop

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hear folk pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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William Tyler: Trance-Inducing Fingerpicking, In The Studio

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hear guitarist William Tyler bring his virtuosic fingerpicking style to the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new record, Impossible Truth.

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Gig Alert: Margaret Glaspy

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy performs at Cornelia Street Cafe on Tuesday night. Download "Who Said."

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Erin McKeown: Indie Musician, Sports Fan

Friday, January 18, 2013

Erin McKeown talks about everything from digital rights management to the upcoming Superbowl -- and, we hear her perform live in our studio.

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Missy Higgins: A Bit of the Ol' Razzle Dazzle

Monday, January 07, 2013

Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins’ music first appeared in the U.S. on TV dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Friday Night Lights. Then, as she told us, "I got a bit burnt out." For several years she stayed away from the music biz, attending college, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. 

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Gig Alert: Jesse Harris

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Singer-songwriter Jesse Harris celebrates the release of his new album, Sub Rosa, at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday night. Download his new single, "I Won't Wait."

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Gig Alert: Suzanne Vega and Gabriel Kahane

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Singer-songwriters Suzanne Vega and Gabriel Kahane perform at the River to River Festival on Tuesday night. Download Vega's 1984 hit "Tom's Diner" and Kahane's recent single "Charming Disease."

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Gig Alert: Christina Courtin

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Singer-violinist Christina Courtin brings her roots-, rock- and jazz-styled tunes to Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday night. Download her new song "Lightfighter."

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Mark David Ashworth

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Words and music do an elegant dance of meaning and dreaming in the music of San Francisco-based songwriter Mark David Ashworth. He explores themes of the natural world, ancient colonization, and personal insight. Host David Garland welcomes Ashworth to the WNYC Studio to talk about his music, and to perform with guitarist Taylor Jacobs and vocalist Crystal Fulbright.

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Mark David Ashworth

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Words and music do an elegant dance of meaning and dreaming in the music of San Francisco-based songwriter Mark David Ashworth. He explores themes of the natural world, ancient colonization, and personal insight. Host David Garland welcomes Ashworth to the WNYC Studio to talk about his music, and to perform with guitarist Taylor Jacobs and vocalist Crystal Fulbright.

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Gig Alerts: Lucy Wainwright Roche

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The newest talent to emerge from the musical families of Wainwright and Roche performs at Joe's Pub tonight. Download her sweet tune "Chicago."

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Gig Alerts: Kurt Vile

Friday, July 09, 2010

The lo-fi singer-songwriter performs Friday night at Le Poisson Rouge. Download his stark tune "I Know I Got Religion."

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Gig Alerts: Paul Curreri

Monday, June 21, 2010

The folk singer and guitarist plays a double bill tonight with wife fellow folkster Devon Sproule. Download his beautiful, intimate track "California."

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Gig Alerts: Damien Jurado

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The prolific Seattle-based singer-songwriter performs at Mercury Lounge tonight. Download his rich track "Cloudy Shoes."

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Gig Alerts: David Berkeley

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The intimate singer-songwriter performs tonight at the Living Room. Download his poignant track "Willis Avenue Bridge."

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