Phil Harrell

Phil Harrell appears in the following:

Soundtracks, Satire And A Sense Of Place: A Conversation With Randy Newman

Monday, August 07, 2017

After spending several decades writing beloved children's scores, Newman is back with the acerbic Dark Matter. Hear a conversation with Steve Inskeep, plus a performance of some original songs.


Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.


Can't Prog Rock Get Any Respect Around Here?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Critic Lester Bangs once declared progressive rock "musical sterility at its pinnacle." David Weigel, author of The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock, begs to differ.


Through My Sister's Eyes: Allison And Katie Crutchfield On Each Other's Music

Friday, July 14, 2017

As teens, the twins always played music together. Since then, their careers have led them in different, parallel directions. We asked each twin to share thoughts and memories about her sister's work.


'It Crackles With Life': Beauty Pill Returns

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A virus caused Chad Clark's heart to tear with every beat, giving him a 22 percent chance to live. Eleven years after Beauty Pill's debut LP, he and his band come back resilient.


3 Grads Of Historically Black Schools Enter Football Hall Of Fame

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Saturday, and three of them attended historically black colleges or universities — which haven't always gotten recognition from the NFL.


Why Michael Sam Might Not Be Drafted

Sunday, May 04, 2014

One of the big names at this week's NFL Draft is Michael Sam, the SEC's co-Defensive Player of the Year who came out as gay. Some around the NFL think there's a chance he will go undr...