Vince Pearson

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Amanda Shires wants out 'For Christmas'

Monday, December 20, 2021

The fiddler, singer and songwriter's new Christmas album takes a realistic measure of the season.


'From Staircase to Stage': Raekwon on growing up in N.Y. and the Wu-Tang Clan

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.


Aimee Mann's Album, 'Queens of the Summer Hotel,' is inspired by 'Girl, Interrupted'

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.


ABBA is back with new music and plans for a high-tech stage show

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.


Rocker Randy Bachman's guitar was stolen 45 years ago. A fan tracked it down

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.


For Brandi Carlile, band and family are one and the same

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.


Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's latest, and likely last, ring-a-ding

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.


A Hungry Hungry Rhino Escaped His Pen At An Omaha Zoo To Munch On Grass

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.


Celebrating Juneteenth And Black Music Month With Classical Classics

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.


Floating Along In Uncertainty With Vijay Iyer

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.


Gospel Sensation Tasha Cobbs Leonard Has Several Reasons (For You) To Believe

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.


'Sharecropper's Son': Louisiana Musician Finds Success Decades After Trying

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.


For Twin Cities Rapper Nur-D, Another Step Forward

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.


Money Mark, Beastie Boys Keyboardist, Has A Timeless Reminder

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.


On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

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."


Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

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.


On 'The Last Friend,' Michael League Imagines Death As A Benevolent Companion

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.


With Her Recording Series 'Rising Sun,' Lara Downes Re-Centers Black Composers

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.


Kat Edmonson Hopes This Song Project Entry, 'If You're Scared,' Will Comfort Her Mom

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.


On 'Time To Shine,' Black Violin Focuses On The Light

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."