Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

It's Leonard Cohen's Birthday. The Present Is Dark

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On his 82nd birthday, Leonard Cohen has released a new song, the title track to his forthcoming album, You Want It Darker.

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Nine Artists To Watch For At AmericanaFest 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

NPR Music is headed to Nashville for this week's AmericanaFest where we'll be checking out some of the newest and most promising voices in roots music, along with a few veterans.

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Corinne Bailey Rae: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 19, 2016

There's real joy in this genre-defying performance by the English singer-songwriter, who performs material from her first album in six years.

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Saul Williams: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, September 16, 2016

In this intense performance, you can feel the singer and poet's passion in every sharp, thoughtful, powerful, provocative word.

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Archival Filmmaker Bill Morrison Meets Lambchop: Watch Their Film

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Filmmaker Bill Morrison is known for telling stories using archival footage. Now he's teamed up with contemporary composer Kurt Wagner and his band Lambchop for the new film The Dockworker's Dream.

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New Mix: Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, King Creosote, More

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are back after a long break with this week's essential new music, including Nick Cave's heartbreaking song "Jesus Alone" and Peter Gabriel's ode to Edward Snowden.

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All Songs +1: A Devastating New Film About Nick Cave

Monday, September 12, 2016

Director Andrew Dominik captured the Australian singer and his band, The Bad Seeds, as they finished the album Skeleton Tree, just months after Cave's 15-year-old son fell to his death.

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First Listen: Adam Torres, 'Pearls To Swine'

Thursday, September 01, 2016

After a long layoff, the Austin musician returns with a collection of intimate, personal songs, recorded with hometown musicians Thor Harris, Aisha Burns and others.

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All Songs Rewind: Breaking Up With Your Favorite Bands

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

All Songs Considered heads to Splitsville with a look at some of the bands they've broken up with or grown apart from over the years, along with some of the artists they'll stand by no matter what.

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Big Thief: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 29, 2016

The band's songs exude muscular warmth, with lyrics that are both memorable and meaningful. Watch Big Thief perform three songs from Masterpiece, recorded live in the NPR Music offices.

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All Songs +1: The Beatles Are Live And Sounding Better Than Ever

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Beatles were a great live band, but only three of their shows were ever professionally recorded. Now new technology takes those shows from The Hollywood Bowl and makes them sound better than ever.

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All Songs Rewind: The Worst Songs Of All Time?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Carrie Brownstein joins the All Songs gang to chat about relentless earworms, annoying novelty songs and other songs our hosts think of as quite possibly the worst of all time

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Margaret Glaspy: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 22, 2016

Everything serves the songs here: There's no overplaying, no frills, just great music and a tremendous new artist who sounds thrilled to be playing it.

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On A Break From San Fermin, Allen Tate Sings His Own Song

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Tate will release a solo album called Sleepwalker this fall. Hear its first single, "Being Alone."

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All Songs +1: How Aaron Dessner Helped Lisa Hannigan Beat Writer's Block

Thursday, August 18, 2016

While living in London, Hannigan found that missing Ireland made it a huge challenge to write songs. What happened next came out of the blue and led to a beautiful new record called At Swim.

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First Listen: River Whyless, 'We All The Light'

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Asheville, N.C., band blends violin, guitars, drums, harmonium, cello, banjo, toy piano and (most importantly) vocal harmonies to make a record steeped in the American acoustic tradition.

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Hear New Music From The Tallest Man On Earth

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The new song from The Tallest Man On Earth is a passionate tale of leaving.

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New Mix: Bon Iver, The White Stripes, Lambchop, More

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton return from break with new music by some of their all-time favorite artists, including unexpected sounds from Bon Iver and a previously unreleased White Stripes song.

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A Report From Bon Iver's Album Announcement Show

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Justin Vernon's band played its entire new album, called 22, A Million, at Vernon's Eaux Claires festival last night. Andrea Swensson says the suprising performance was rooted in Vernon's home.

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Bon Iver Has A New Album — Hear Two Songs Now

Friday, August 12, 2016

On Sept. 30, Bon Iver will release its first album in five years. Titled 22, A Million, it's full of drama, disturbances and thrills.

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