Laura Cantrell

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Shel Silverstein, Songwriter

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Shel Silverstein is best known for his children’s books and poetry. But, he was also a chart topping songwriter. Today, guest host Laura Cantrell looks into the surprising musical life of Uncle Shelby. Plus, a live acoustic performance from Fountains of Wayne. And, we hear the latest in the copyright debate over the Happy Birthday song.

Not Exactly Honky Tonk Angels

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

They've smashed headlights, torn down brooder houses and poisoned a husband's helping of black-eyed peas - lyrically, at least. Female country singers have long been known for their songs about women who are fed up with the men in their lives - and are ready to do something about it. We talk about these angry anthems with Pop Matters columnist Steve Leftridge and New York singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell.

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In Studio: Laura Cantrell

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Nashville-born, New York-based singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell is paying tribute to Kitty Wells, the country singer who railed against cheatin’ hearts in her 1952 recording “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.” (The song was shunned by NBC and the Grand Ol’ Opry.) Cantrell joins us to talk about her musical hero – and to play songs from her new album, "Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music."

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Time Travel

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hear pollster John Zogby's predictions on where the U.S. is headed politically, culturally, and spiritually. Also: Laura Cantrell performs live from her new travel-themed album, "Trains and Boats and Planes." A look at the work of visionary designer and architect R. Buckminster Fuller. And Ernest Borgnine on his six decades ...