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On 'Neon Cross,' Jaime Wyatt Overcomes Her Past Like A True Country Outlaw

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

"For some people, the spirit of outlaw still is being an outsider," the country artist says,. From divorce, coming out and coping with addiction, being an outsider informs the music of Neon Bible.


The Airborne Toxic Event's Mikel Jollett Writes His Story In Words And Music

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mikel Jollett shares how 'Hollywood Park,' his book and album of the same name, came to be.


How The War On Drugs Perfected The Art Of The Socially Distanced Livestream

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The leader of The War on Drugs, Adam Granduciel, talks from his LA home about how the band perfected performing together, even though they were recording from places all across the country.


LA Radio DJ Nic Harcourt On 5 Recent Local Music Discoveries

Friday, May 08, 2020

Kicking off the World Cafe Sense Of Place series in Los Angeles, local radio legend Nic Harcourt shares his favorite new discoveries.


Logan Ledger Weaves New Ideas With His Love For Classic Country

Monday, April 06, 2020

Logan Ledger's self-titled debut was produced by T Bone Burnett, a producer with a reputation for appreciating sounds of different eras. He was impressed. So were we.


'Everything Has Changed' For Best Coast

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

10 years after her band's debut made her an indie darling, Bethany Cosentino is ready to put some of those early 20s demons — pessimism, depression, instability — to bed.


Soccer Mommy Is In Control

Friday, March 13, 2020

Sophie Allison has a keen understanding of how music works – not just the technical intricacies, but how it all fits together, too.


Aubrie Sellers Talks About Her Journey In 'Far From Home'

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

In this session, hear Sellers perform songs from her new album. We also discuss her journey and the joy of anonymity in a new place.


Nathaniel Rateliff Finds The Light Through A Lot Of Darkness

Friday, February 28, 2020

Known for his gruff, tattooed, bearded look and his foot-stomping, sing-along songs, Rateliff has released a soul-baring new solo record.


Central Virginia Music Scene 101 With WNRN's Desiré Moses

Friday, February 14, 2020

For next month's Sense Of Place, we go from Charlottesville to Richmond. Today we explore both cities with WNRN's managing producer, music writer and host Desiré Moses.


It Doesn't Get More Charlottesville Than The Hackensaw Boys

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Hackensaw Boys have been performing together for nearly 20 years. The veteran act has a knack for storytelling, and many of its songs are about the band's hometown.


How Kate Bollinger's Musical Upbringing Influenced Her Insightful Indie Pop

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The University of Virginia senior grew up surrounded by music thanks to her mom, who works as a music therapist, and her brothers, who played in area bands.


The Lone Bellow Brings Light Into A World That Can Seem Pretty Dark Sometimes

Friday, January 31, 2020

The band's new record, Half Moon Light, features sing-along choruses, hand-clapping rhythms and melodies that somehow sound familiar even on a first listen.


Leif Vollebekk Sees His Song 'Hot Tears' As Yellow

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Canadian songwriter explains what it's like being a musician with synesthesia, meaning he can see sounds.


Honed On The Road, Samantha Fish's Music Is Bold And Expressive

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Nothing about the music Samantha Fish makes suggests that she's ever been shy. Hear a live performance in this session.


Patience Pays Off On Jeremy Ivey's Debut Album

Thursday, January 16, 2020

After backing his wife Margo Price for years, Jeremy Ivey recorded his first solo album at the age of 41. The producer? Who else but Price.


Hiss Golden Messenger Is Looking For Truth On 'Terms Of Surrender'

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

M.C. Taylor's new album is so full of truth he originally wasn't sure if he should release it at all. Fortunately for us, he did.


The Lumineers' 'III' Tells A Deeply Personal Story

Friday, January 10, 2020

Already one of the biggest bands in the world, The Lumineers did something adventurous on the group's third album, 'III.'


Whitney Flips The Notion Of The Breakup Record On Its Head

Monday, January 06, 2020

The Chicago duo's latest album, Forever Turned Around, is all about commitment. Hear a live performance.


Michael Kiwanuka On Embracing His Name And How 'Big Little Lies' Changed His Life

Friday, December 20, 2019

As the son of Ugandan parents, he struggled with feeling like an outsider. But he's back with his third album, simply titled Kiwanuka.