Vince Pearson

Vince Pearson appears in the following:

Rapper Christylez Bacon On His New Song About Inequality In Quarantine

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

David Greene talks to Christylez Bacon, a rapper based in Washington D.C., about his song "Quarantined," which describes the conditions he's seen in the nation's capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.


On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

For the Morning Edition Song Project in which musicians catalog life in the era of COVID-19, Angelica Garcia conjures the four horsemen of the apocalypse in a disquieting piano ballad.


Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor Writes A New Song For A Troubled America

Thursday, June 18, 2020

For the Morning Edition Song Project, we've been asking musicians to write and perform an original song for us. First up, Ketch Secor catalogs the state of the country on "Pray for America."


Spike Lee: Black People Have 'Been Fighting For This Country From Day One'

Monday, June 15, 2020

Lee's film, Da 5 Bloods, follows four black veterans who go back to present day Vietnam to bring home the remains of their beloved former squad leader who was killed in combat.


Andrew Watt, Producer In Demand, On Living His Rock Fantasies

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

NPR's David Greene interviews the young producer about his journey from playing hard rock to producing pop and hip-hop smashes for Justin Bieber, Post Malone and Cardi B.


In New Film About Gospel Pioneers The Clark Sisters, The Music Comes First

Friday, April 17, 2020

Director Christine Swanson's new film is about the celebrated Detroit gospel group, The Clark Sisters. She talks to host Rachel Martin about being adamant about casting women who could actually sing.


Andrea Bocelli Will Offer His Easter Concert For Free On YouTube

Friday, April 10, 2020

On Sunday, renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform a solo concert at the Cathedral of Milan. It will be live streamed on YouTube, but there will be no audience in the church.


Lukas Nelson On Staying Home And Focusing On The Music

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

NPR's David Greene talks to Lukas Nelson about a new album, hunkering down with family, silver linings and focusing on what's important in life.


Lena Waithe's 'Queen & Slim' Is An Odyssey For The Black Lives Matter Era

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The screenwriter's new movie is about a black couple who shoot a white police officer in self-defense during a routine traffic stop. Their ensuing flight, she says, is a "meditation on blackness."


Harry Connick Jr. Celebrates The Music Of Cole Porter On 'True Love'

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The singer and pianist says he's loved Porter's music since he was a little kid. Connick's latest album pays tribute to an enduring influence.


'Slow Burn' Season 3 Turns Its Investigative Eye To The Murders Of Biggie And Tupac

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The new season foregrounds conversations over conspiracy to shed new light on the murders of '90s hip-hop's biggest stars: Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.


Ringo Starr Gives Us Another Peek Behind The Curtain With 'Another Day In The Life'

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

His latest book contains over 500 photographs, a combination of images shot by Ringo himself and bits pulled from The Beatles' archives.


A Legendary Collaboration Continues: Neil Young And Crazy Horse Reunite For 'Colorado'

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have put out music together for 50 years. Young talks to NPR's David Greene about their latest album, Colorado.


Not All 'Lost' Jazz Albums Are Created Equal

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Nate Chinen of member station WBGO and Jazz Night in America about three rediscovered jazz albums from Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Stan Getz.


'We Wanted To Be Larger Than Life': Paul Stanley Of KISS On Almost 50 Years Of Rock

Friday, May 10, 2019

Paul Stanley, lead singer of KISS, looks back on the heavy metal band's legacy and talks about retiring from touring at the end of 2019.


More Than 'Kind Of Blue': In 1959, A Few Albums Changed Jazz Forever

Monday, April 29, 2019

Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus all cut timeless classics, each pointing the form in a different direction.


Reflecting On Kurt Cobain's 'Crystalline Understanding' 25 Years Later

Friday, April 05, 2019

Nirvana's Kurt Cobain died 25 years ago Friday. The band's former manager Danny Goldberg discusses his memories of Cobain and his new book, Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain.


From A Piano Virtuoso, An Album For Beginners

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Steve Inskeep speaks with superstar pianist Lang Lang about his new album, Piano Book, a reexamination of the classical music repertory he learned as child.


What Does 'Born In The U.S.A.' Really Mean?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

It's not enough to say the Bruce Springsteen hit is misunderstood. Its contrasts — between grim verses and a joyous chorus, damning facts and fierce pride — are what give it its anthemic power.


Jay-Z, 'Super Fly,' 'La Bamba' Added To National Recording Registry

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

As it has annually since 2002, the Library of Congress announced a wide variety of recordings it has selected as culturally significant and worthy of preservation.