Phosphorescent, aka Matthew Houck, stops by the Cutting Room Studios NYC for a live session with a full band and performs songs from the album "Muchacho". Recorded 3/20/2013 - 4 songs: Terror In The Canyons (The Wounded Master), Song For Zula, The Quotidian Beasts, A New Anhedonia
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The English folk artist died long before his songs found a wide audience. Joe Boyd, who produced two of Drake’s three albums, is releasing an album of live performances culled from a series of Nick Drake tribute concerts.
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell have been friends and collaborators since they first met in 1974. While they always wanted to make an album together, they never got around to it until now. Old Yellow Moon includes songs by Crowell, Patti Scialfa, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson among others.
Put aside your notion of Irish music as a bunch of familiar jigs and reels, and just listen. Martin Hayes plays his fiddle with an exquisite touch and tone, as well as a magnificent sense of melody and rhythm that never ceases to astonish. Guitarist Dennis Cahill provides delicate support.
A few weeks ago, singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton was surprised to learn that his arrangement of the Sir Mix-A-Lot song "Baby Got Back" was covered note for note by the cast of the Fox TV show Glee. Coulton talks with Bob about having his melody stolen with impunity and the legal gray area between copyright law and cover songs.
This is the 85th episode of The Rocky Road to Dublin, and I’ve decided to "wrap up" the programme in the next few weeks. This will be the last regular show, but tune in again on the next two Wednesdays for a review of some of my personal favourite tracks from this year’s shows!
I managed to squeeze seven tracks in today for good measure:
- "Playhouse Medley" - The Barra MacNeils - The Barra MacNeils
- "The Boogie Reel/The Controversial Reel" - Makin’ the Rounds - Billy McComiskey
- "Kielder Schottische" - True Stories - Martin Simpson
- "The Cuckoo’s Nest" - The Star Spangled Molly - De Dannan
- "Eclipse" - Take Me Back - April Verch
- "The House at the Corner" - Gleann Nimhe-The Poison Glen - Altan
- "Slides" - Out of the Wind into the Sun - The Bothy Band
There are songs, and then there are anthems. Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" is a popular power anthem now, but almost never saw light of day. In his new book, music journalist Alan Light charts the unlikely rise of the song through countless weddings, funerals and in film and television.
We recently asked listeners to tell us their picks for bands that should be bigger than they are, and we were surprised by how many we didn’t know. On this edition of All Songs Considered we share some of the discoveries we made, along with some of our own candidates for bands that should be bigger.
Recorded at the Prince Albert pub in Brighton, Salter Cane opening for Arbouretum.
- The Flower Only Blooms
- Oh, Molly
- Black Swollen River
- Fine Again
- Love Stranger Than This
- Wicked Boy
- The Truth Is Nothing
Nick Drake died in 1974, an unknown songwriter with three failed folk albums to his name. But fast forward to the present, and Drake is considered among the most important musicians of his time.
In Three Records from Sundown, Charles Maynes retraces the roots of the Nick Drake legend through interviews with Drake’s producer Joe Boyd.
Three Records From Sundown won the Directors’ Choice Award in the 2009 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.
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