John Myers

Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED public radio

John Myers appears in the following:

On Ondara's New Album, He Shares 'Tales From Isolation'

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

The Grammy-nominated folk singer-songwriter from Kenya wrote and recorded his second album entirely during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Kentucky Artist S.G. Goodman Talks Her Debut Album, 'Old Time Feeling'

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Kentucky singer-songwriter's debut album is a rocking country album called Old Time Feeling, and she talks about connecting with My Morning Jacket's Jim James to help co-produce the record.

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Jonathan Wilson Goes Back To His Roots For 'Dixie Blur'

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The artist-producer behind albums from Dawes and Father John Misty and who's partly credited with revitalizing the Laurel Canyon music scene decided to pick up and head to Nashville for his new album.

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Rufus Wainwright Wants You To 'Unfollow The Rules'

Friday, July 10, 2020

Folk singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright returned to LA, where he made his 1998 debut, to make his new record. He says the title comes from the idea of reexamining the world to make your own decisions.

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Paul Beaubrun's Album 'Rasanbleman (Red Moon)' Is A Celebration Of Haitian Music

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Rasanbleman (Red Moon) is Haitian creole for "a large gathering." It refers to the group of nearly 30 musicians and artists who got together for the album's recording sessions in Jacmel, Haiti.

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How Sweet Crude Celebrated Its Album Release After Recovering From COVID-19

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Singers Sam Craft and Alexis Marceaux describe their very different experiences with COVID-19. Plus hear the uniquely New Orleanian story of how the band celebrated the release of its new album.

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U.S. Girls' Meg Remy Turns 'Less Is More' Upside Down

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Over time, the sound and lineup of U.S. Girls has evolved from just Meg Remy. On the group's latest record, Heavy Light, up to 20 musicians recorded in the studio at the same time.

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KCSN's Byron Gonzalez Defines Latin Alternative

Friday, June 05, 2020

The Latin Alt program director Byron Gonzalez shares songs from a few of his favorite artists making music outside the Latin mainstream.

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Steve Earle Tells The Story Of A West Virginian Mining Disaster Through Song

Friday, May 01, 2020

Earle knows the value of storytelling as a way to find our shared humanity. He used that talent to write the music for a play called Coal Country and make his latest album, Ghosts of West Virginia.

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Life Has Been Unpredictable For Maggie Koerner

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The New Orleans artist was on her way to getting a master's degree in child psychology when a friend inspired her to focus on music. Hear her soulful, powerful, voice in this session.

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Caroline Rose On 'Superstar', A Concept Album Recorded While She Gained Fame

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

In the aftermath of her previous album Loner's success, Caroline Rose's new record is a concept album about a person who wants to be famous.

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Katie Pruitt Makes A Powerful Declaration on 'Expectations'

Monday, March 09, 2020

Pruitt's debut album beautifully recounts her experience growing up in a family that didn't always accept, much less understand, her choices.

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Supernatural Sounds In Perfect Sync: Hear Overcoats On World Cafe

Friday, February 07, 2020

JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion's voices are so perfectly in sync that when you hear them sing together, you'd almost think it's one single voice.

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The Milk Carton Kids Answers Its Own Question: 'What Even Is Americana?'

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The duo poked fun at the genre when hosting the 2018 Americana Music Awards, but they hold a deep respect for its musical traditions. Their latest album, The Only Ones, continues to build on them.

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Tyler Childers Is Passionate About The Country Music Tradition

Monday, January 27, 2020

Though his music is sometimes called Americana, Tyler Childers rejects that label. "I don't know what it's called, but I've been calling it country," he says in this session.

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Big Thief's 'U.F.O.F.' And 'Two Hands' Are Two Sides Of The Same Coin

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The band's lead singer Adrianne Lenker calls its last two records, both released last year, spiritual siblings.

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Hear Marcus King Perform Acoustic Versions Of Tracks From 'El Dorado'

Friday, January 17, 2020

Hear Marcus King perform songs from his new solo album and share his first memories of playing guitar from The Lounge at World Cafe Live.

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Son Little Expands His Musical Palette On 'Aloha'

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

On his latest album, Son Little pushes his signature blend of R&B and soul further than ever.

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The Growlers: Your Best-Kept Secret Favorite Band

Thursday, January 09, 2020

The California band's music blends lo-fi surf-rock, garage rock, Americana and psychedelic into something so unique it needed to come up with its own genre.

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The New Pornographers Craft Hooks With Heart

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

With In the Morse Code of Brake Lights, the Canadian band delivers big, bright songs with thoughtful lyrics.

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