Vince Pearson appears in the following:
Monday, December 20, 2021
The fiddler, singer and songwriter's new Christmas album takes a realistic measure of the season.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
In his new memoir, From Staircase to Stage, rapper Raekwon recalls watching as that relatively serene New York City neighborhood rapidly declined, succumbing to the wildfires of the crack epidemic.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
NPR's A Martínez talks to songwriter Aimee Mann about her album: Queens of the Summer Hotel. It's based on the book, Girl, Interrupted, which chronicles the author's stay in a mental institution.
Friday, November 05, 2021
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson about the first album of new songs in 40 years, and the show that will bring their avatars to the stage.
Friday, October 22, 2021
In the mid-70s, Canadian musician Randy Bachman's favorite guitar went missing. Using the internet, a fan tracked down the stolen instrument.
Friday, October 08, 2021
In These Silent Days is the singer-songwriter's latest collaboration with twins Phil and Tim Hanseroth. The three have spent the past two decades winding their creative and personal lives together.
Friday, October 01, 2021
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with WGBO jazz expert Nate Chinen about his interview with Lady Gaga about her new album with Tony Bennett, Love for Sale.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
When your penmates have eaten all your snacks, what's a guy to do? Workers at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium found 13-year-old Jontu, an Indian one-horned rhino, chowing down just behind his barn.
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
As part of an ongoing series, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to pianist Lara Downes about classical recordings of "Lift Every Voice" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," to mark Black Music Month and Juneteenth.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
For the final entry in Morning Edition's Song Project series, Vijay Iyer wrote a rhizomatic, inviting — and not entirely placating — instrumental piece to encapsulate his past year.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
The singer, one of the most celebrated gospel singers of her generation, Leonard had as tough a year as any – and, with a new song and new ministry, she wants to help.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Robert Finley had given up on a professional music career – and then glaucoma took his eyesight. How a health crisis led to Finley's astounding rise as a critically acclaimed performer.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
All of a sudden, Matt Allen found himself caring for injured and teargassed protesters in Minneapolis last year. The enduring experience found its way into his sunny music.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
As part of Morning Edition's Song Project, Mark Ramos Nishita revisited the songwriting routine he implemented at the beginning of lockdown, and which changed dramatically throughout it.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Kishi Bashi reflects on the Asian American experience and the pain of pursuing acceptance in his Morning Edition Song Project entry, "For Every Voice That Never Sang."
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
"Outside Myself," Infinity Song's entry for the Morning Edition Song Project, is about trying to remember the big, wide world outside of you.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Michael League of Snarky Puppy joins the Morning Edition Song Project with "The Last Friend," a song that reimagines death not as a severance, but as a compassionate force.
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
NPR's Rachel Martin spoke to the pianist about Phenomenal Women, the most recent mini-album in the series, in which Downes re-recorded the work of some deeply impactful female composers.
Wednesday, March 03, 2021
Ahead of writing her Song Project entry, Edmonson's focus dramatically shifted, from a budding community of fans to her Texas-based mother, who went through the ringer while they were apart.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
The duo, famed for enmeshing classical and hip-hop, looks back at America's past year and toward its near future on a new song, "Time to Shine."