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Wednesday, December 16, 2015
"I consider the guitar as this sort of multi-faceted instrument," says Janet Feder, "that can make and do all of these other things."
Chime like a bell, or gong, buzz like a locust, or rattle and hum.
To make those sounds, Feder attaches beads, alligator clips, split rings and other ...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Guitarist and composer John Scofield's 2015 album is called Past Present. And that's what it is: four jazz musicians very much in the moment, looking back at events that informed the music they're playing—and listening back to a sound three of them created some 20 years ago.
Scofield's own ...
Friday, May 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Pat Dowell, a freelance film reporter for NPR, died on Sunday. Dowell had been dealing with health issues for some time, but her death came as a surprise. She was 66 years old.
Pat was a freelance for us for close to 30 years. Before that, she was a film ...
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Guitarist and composer John Renbourn co-founded the group Pentangle and went on to become revered by guitarists around the world. Renbourn was found dead of an apparent heart attack at his home in Scotland on Thursday, after failing to show up for a concert. He was 70 years old.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
The story of Paramount Records is a story of contradictions. It was a record label founded by a furniture company, a commercial enterprise that became arguably the most comprehensive chronicler of African American music in the early 20th century. And yet, for Paramount's executives, music was an afterthought.
"They didn't ...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, September 02, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
The man who wrote the surf guitar anthem "Walk, Don't Run" has died. Guitarist Johnny Smith died Tuesday night at his Colorado home of natural causes. He would have been 91 years old on June 25.
Smith's tune was a Top 10 hit for The Ventures — twice. The group's ...
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Richie Havens once told NPR that he believed all music is folk music. Listen to Havens speak about Woodstock, Greenwich Village and why he loved performing in Neda Ulaby's remembrance, broadcast on Morning Edition, at the audio link on this page.
Richie Havens, a Brooklyn-born singer who sang ...