Ann Powers appears in the following:
Thursday, January 28, 2021
The provocative pop star covers Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" and performs two cuts from Plastic Hearts for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
Monday, January 18, 2021
Ann Powers on music for racial justice.
Thursday, December 17, 2020
In this episode, World Cafe's Nashville correspondent and NPR pop critic Ann Powers brings you some of the artists from the Music City that you might have missed this year.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Is it possible to hear the music of 2020 without getting lost in the noise? NPR Music's critic Ann Powers studies a year during which nearly everything about loving music was turned upside down.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
The late John Prine was awarded artist of the year, and Black Pumas and fiddler Brittany Haas took home hardware during the abbreviated show.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
NPR pop critic Ann Powers highlights new songs from Brit Taylor, Molly Parden, The Brummies and C.A. Jones.
Monday, November 09, 2020
Country music's breakout star of 2020 performs three songs for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert, including "Black Like Me."
Monday, October 26, 2020
The Nashville singer-songwriter delivers an empowering performance in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
Friday, October 16, 2020
Returning to a form he fell in love with after first moving to Nashville, the genre-defying singer recorded Cuttin' Grass Vol. 1 in just a few days earlier this year, after recovering from COVID-19.
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Little Big Town, one of the biggest bands in country music, perform a Tiny Desk quarantine show, and they bring the hits.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
World Cafe Nashville correspondent Ann Powers shares three recent releases that she's excited about.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
The Nashville songwriter performs four songs from her picturesque loft apartment, including fan favorite "Hold My Hand."
Friday, September 18, 2020
The Kentuckian singer-songwriter wanted to be clear on the meaning of a surprise new song and album, explaining to his fans in a video that, among other things, "Black lives matter."
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
World Cafe's Nashville correspondent, Ann Powers, talks about the state of Music City and five new releases that she's excited about.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Nashville-based rock musician recorded a five-song set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
If anyone could take her career to the next level during lockdown, it's Billie Eilish. "My Future," written and recorded in Los Angeles during lockdown, is a dreamy ode to freedom.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Three critics dive into a new album full of surprises — released on a day's notice, co-produced by The National's Aaron Dessner — and ask how it fits into an arguably unprecedented career.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Taylor Swift surprised her fans and released a new album Friday. Folklore is her eighth studio album.
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Long known as firebrands ready to take on abusers, country music and the president, the trio now known as The Chicks is finding – on its first album in 14 years – beauty in loss and lonesomeness.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
At 79, 74 and 87 years old, respectively, these three veteran songwriters prove that it's possible to release poignant and powerful work late in an artist's career.