John Myers

Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED public radio

John Myers appears in the following:

How Psychedelics Influenced Noah Gundersen's Latest Album, 'Lover'

Friday, November 08, 2019

Psychedelic drugs are just the jumping-off point for our conversation about the songs on Gundersen's rich, exquisitely crafted album.

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Of Monsters And Men Adds Synth Flourishes On 'Fever Dream'

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The Icelandic band's latest album includes more synthesizers and electronic instruments, including a tiny little keyboard called an OP-1.

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Edward Norton Shares His Vision For The Music Of 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Friday, November 01, 2019

Songs from Wynton Marsalis, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and a pulpy score from Daniel Pemberton all help set a noir scene for the film's 1950s New York setting.

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Ranky Tanky Shares The Music Of Gullah

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Charleston, SC band draws on the musical traditions of slave descendants from the region.

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Grace Potter Shifts Towards 'Daylight'

Friday, October 25, 2019

Her second solo album follows the 180 degree pivot in her personal life and marks a return to her beloved blues rock sound.

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Questlove Invites You To A 'Mixtape Potluck'

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The latest book from the co-founder and drummer of The Roots is a collection of recipes from his friends and inspired by his "food salon" dinner parties.

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The Hold Steady Are Sleeping Over

Friday, October 18, 2019

The veteran rockers talk about the benefits of the nontraditional way they've chosen to record and support their latest studio album, Thrashing Thru The Passion.

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Vampire Weekend Hits On Complicated Relationships And Identity

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Father of the Bride is an ambitious collection of 18 songs featuring guests like Steve Lacy and Danielle Haim.

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Pixies, Beyond The Stage And Behind The Scenes

Friday, October 11, 2019

Black Francis and Joey Santiago talk about recording in upstate New York with a journalist watching their every move for a podcast on the making of the new Pixies album.

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Geek Out With 'Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass'

Monday, October 07, 2019

The legendary Rush frontman and bassist has kept busy cataloging, photographing and writing about his collection of bass guitars.

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Buddy And Julie Miller's 'Breakdown On 20th Ave. South' Is Based On A Real Breakdown

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Yes, that's a real address and yes, it refers to a real-life breakdown.

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Raphael Saadiq Sends A Universal Message On 'Jimmy Lee'

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Named after his late brother, the accomplished musician's latest album raises awareness of substance abuse.

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Brittany Howard Is Seamless From The Studio To The Stage

Friday, September 20, 2019

The Alabama Shakes lead singer has just released her debut solo album, Jaime, and it's incredible both on the record and performed live.

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Talia Schlanger Welcomes New 'World Cafe' Host, Raina Douris

Friday, September 20, 2019

Though she is sad to be leaving, Talia is thrilled to be handing World Cafe off to an amazing host who she loves listening to.

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Japanese Breakfast Has A Full Plate

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Michelle Zauner has an incredibly rich creative life. She makes music as Japanese Breakfast, scores video games, directs music videos and more.

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'It Rains Love' On Lee Fields And The Expressions

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Run your finger across the song titles and liner notes of Lee Fields' latest album and you might guess Fields is a singer invested in spreading love through soulful music.

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Ian Noe Reflects On Growing Up In Rural Kentucky

Monday, September 09, 2019

Ian Noe has an incredible way with words, but on his debut album, they are not the most uplifting or pleasant.

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Craig Finn Is Interested In The High And The Hangover

Friday, September 06, 2019

The people at the heart of Craig Finn's songs have seen a lot, but are trying to do the right thing.

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A Hill Country Blues Riff Lesson From Cedric Burnside

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Hear why the multi-instrumentalist feels like he made it after growing up in a very poor environment.

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A Trumpet Made Of Bullets And The Kids Who Inspired It Take Hope Around The Country

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Instrument of Hope, a trumpet made partly of bullets and inspired by the survivors of the 2018 Parkland, Fla., mass shooting, is touring the country to promote healing.

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