Ann Powers appears in the following:
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Here's a list of 10 albums that deserve more year-end love than they're generally getting, a counter to an age where music has taken on an introspective function.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Some of the best rock music of 2017 was made by women reckoning with a fundamental destructive truth of the genre: that it promises freedom to young female listeners but withholds actual liberation.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Kyle Jahnke and Andy Baxter are pin-drop performers — the kind which silence rooms with impeccable songs and storytelling that unfolds like a dream.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
The North-Carolina-based artist has honed a sound that encompasses the wide expanse of America — as the best country rock always will.
Saturday, December 02, 2017
Listen back to sessions from ten nominees who have come through our doors this year.
Friday, November 10, 2017
On her new album, Reputation, Taylor Swift continues to chronicle the links between romance, revenge and her own personal sense of justice, but also confronts how she may be trapped by her own image.
Labor Day: The Future of Car Safety, 50 Years of Unions, Raising the Minimum Wage, Moving for Work, Women of Pop
Monday, September 04, 2017
A look at American workers through various lenses, a discussion about car safety innovations since so many people are in their cars today, and the most notable women of pop music.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
NPR Music Critic Ann Powers talks about the ways popular music has helped to shape Americans' beliefs and abilities to express emotions.
Friday, August 04, 2017
A discussion about our list of The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women turns on the question of why it's so powerful to see a bit of yourself reflected in your favorite musicians.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Find out who made it on to NPR's list of 150 best albums in popular music and why its comprised of all women artists.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The rising Americana star's new album was produced by Sturgill Simpson.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Based in Austin, this harmony-based group melds the whiskey-soaked spirit of the barroom with the country-rock of Gram Parsons and the Eagles.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Why make a list of the greatest albums by women? To start a new conversation, where musicians who have too long been marginalized are now at the center.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Hear five World Cafe sessions from the last few months that are worth a second listen.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Inspired by The Band and Pavement alike, Sun Seeker's music is a unique blend of Southern whimsy and fuzzy, melodic rock. Hear a live performance.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
With its infectious synth lines, Southern drawl and sly message, "Miss Prince" shows what's special about Republican Hair, a band unlike any other in Nashville today.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
The new group, which also features Jesse Lafser and Becca Mancari, will make its live debut July 12 in Nashville.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Formed out of friendship, the trio blends a love of noise with powerful melodicism and a knack for capturing the ups and downs of millennial life.
Monday, June 19, 2017
The annual festival is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite country stars — and to discover new artists. Ann Powers and Jewly Hight report back from this year's event.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Maybe contemporary country music will make sense again, now that Shania Twain is back to set the record straight.