NPR Music http://wunc.org en Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/nickel-creek-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14962789/nickel-creek" target="_blank">Nickel Creek</a>'s <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/103127675/sara-watkins" target="_blank">Sara Watkins</a>, Sean Watkins and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=chris+thile">Chris Thile</a> started out as child prodigies, then built their band into a Grammy-winning commercial force. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39741 at http://wunc.org Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/shovels-rope-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 Equal parts rowdy and loving, the husband-and-wife South Carolina duo <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=shovels+and+rope" target="_blank">Shovels & Rope</a> radiates knockabout charm. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are equally adept at crooning moonily while locking eyes and tearing through blistering folk-rock anthems without seeming to take a breath. Hearst and Trent often swap instruments, giving their sets a freewheeling, unpredictable quality.<p>Next month, Shovels & Rope will release a new album called <em>Swimmin' Time</em>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:52:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39742 at http://wunc.org Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/pokey-lafarge-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 You can bundle it up in MP3s and send it zinging through the ether, but <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=pokey+lafarge&dateId=0&programId=0" target="_blank">Pokey LaFarge</a>'s music still seems as though it has emerged from the dustiest 78 at the thrift shop. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:49:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39743 at http://wunc.org Pokey LaFarge, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Aoife O'Donovan, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/aoife-odonovan-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=aoife+o%27donovan" target="_blank">Aoife O'Donovan</a> got her start in a pair of folk-leaning groups, Sometymes Why and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17080091/crooked-still" target="_blank">Crooked Still</a>, the latter of which became one of the country's top modern string bands. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:47:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39744 at http://wunc.org Aoife O'Donovan, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Band Of Horses, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/band-horses-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 Cinematic sweep is hardwired into <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15040950/band-of-horses">Band of Horses</a>' sound: Ben Bridwell's voice always seems to be echoing through some canyon or other, whether the guitars are chiming to the rafters or drifting along drowsily. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39732 at http://wunc.org Band Of Horses, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Jenny Lewis, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/jenny-lewis-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15453251/jenny-lewis" target="_blank">Jenny Lewis</a>' voice has helped provide a soundtrack to the last 15 years, but it's not part of one specific sound: She's sung heartsick ballads and spiky rock (in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14984051/rilo-kiley" target="_blank">Rilo Kiley</a>), summery surf-pop (in <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=%22jenny+and+johnny%22&dateId=0&programId=0" target="_blank">Jenny and Johnny</a>), winsome electro-pop (in <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16146357/the-postal-service" target="_ Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:26:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39701 at http://wunc.org Jenny Lewis, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/highasakite-tiny-desk-concert My first time seeing this Norwegian band was at a fairly soulless convention center in Austin, Texas. They transformed that big, open room into an intimate affair. So having them perform at the Tiny Desk, an already intimate space, was a thrill. It was also the first appearance of a flugabone here. Kristoffer Lo plays that mournful horn and Ingrid Helene Håvik compliments the yearning with words that are mysterious, somewhat dark and contain surprising twists.<p>The song titles on their 2014 album <em>Silent Treatment</em> seem more like chapter headings in a crime novel<em>. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:19:06 +0000 Bob Boilen 39651 at http://wunc.org Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert The Devil Makes Three: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/devil-makes-three-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 A thumbnail description of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=the+devil+makes+three">The Devil Makes Three</a> — "acoustic string-band music with no drummer" — makes its music seem old-fashioned, even quaint. But the California trio plays with boozy aggression and unhinged intensity. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:23:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39649 at http://wunc.org The Devil Makes Three: Newport Folk 2014 Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 http://wunc.org/post/anais-mitchell-jefferson-hamer-live-concert-newport-folk-2014 There's ambition rooted in the pursuit of personal glory, and then there's creative ambition, rooted in a desire to do what hasn't already been done. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/93499095/ana-s-mitchell" target="_blank">Anais Mitchell</a> is a folksinger with a kind, approachable voice. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:17:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39650 at http://wunc.org Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 YG: 'I Gave Y'All What I Seen' http://wunc.org/post/yg-i-gave-yall-what-i-seen <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN4upVaDFFs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48WWhHCocJA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLRHiaC_VQo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSrTnWDTdwI</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:07:00 +0000 Frannie Kelley & Ali Shaheed Muhammad 39584 at http://wunc.org YG: 'I Gave Y'All What I Seen'