NPR Music http://wunc.org en Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014 http://wunc.org/post/ryan-adams-live-concert-newport-folk-festival-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14953534/ryan-adams">Ryan Adams</a> used to be the picture of ramshackle prolificacy — a man with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394157/prince">Prince</a>'s desire to flood the market with product, not to mention an equally slippery grip on the quality-control lever. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39395 at http://wunc.org Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014 Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/hamilton-leithauser-tiny-desk-concert This is the second time <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/312175306/hamilton-leithauser-live-in-concert">Hamilton Leithauser</a> has graced the Tiny Desk. Two summers ago, he and his band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15291595/the-walkmen">The Walkmen</a> played <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/157190242/the-walkmen-tiny-desk-concert">a powerful set of songs</a> from their final album for now, <em>Heaven. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 39342 at http://wunc.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert Marisa Anderson: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/marisa-anderson-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/243191229/marisa-anderson">Marisa Anderson</a> knows where American guitar music has been and where it is now, and probably possesses an inkling of where it can go. She's studied the history and musical nuance of blues, country and folk music through and through, and ingests it all in a style that's as raw as it true. But mostly, Anderson just wants to kick up some dirt — which isn't easy here, given that the NPR Music offices are relatively clean. (Mind the towering stacks of CDs, though. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 39253 at http://wunc.org Marisa Anderson: Tiny Desk Concert 'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered http://wunc.org/post/live-present-charlie-haden-remembered <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkudQrnQFHc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8eMfc6TjoA</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeNMnMY9VWE</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:54:00 +0000 editor 39219 at http://wunc.org 'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered At 2014's Newport Folk Festival, 5 Discoveries To Stretch Folk's Limits http://wunc.org/post/2014s-newport-folk-festival-5-discoveries-stretch-folks-limits From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:03:14 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39208 at http://wunc.org At 2014's Newport Folk Festival, 5 Discoveries To Stretch Folk's Limits NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival http://wunc.org/post/npr-music-returns-2014s-newport-folk-festival The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now — this is its 55th year, to be exact — and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it? Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 39207 at http://wunc.org NPR Music Returns For 2014's Newport Folk Festival For The Love Of Black Music http://wunc.org/post/love-black-music It still surprises me that a few of my colleagues who regularly attend music festivals like Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Budweiser Made in America still haven't heard of, or don't seem to know much about, the annual <a href="http://www.essence.com/festival" target="_blank">Essence Festival</a>, held every July 4<sup>th</sup> weekend in New Orleans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:05:00 +0000 Jason King 39157 at http://wunc.org For The Love Of Black Music The Thistle & Shamrock: Global Gathering http://wunc.org/post/thistle-shamrock-global-gathering Circumnavigate the world of Celtic music with an Afro-Balkan-Latin-Urban-Country-Celtic fusion hour: This week's episode of <em>The Thistle & Shamrock</em> features Eileen Ivers, Sharon Shannon, Afro Celt Sound System and more. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Thistle+%26+Shamrock%3A+Global+Gathering&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5OTg3MjYzMDEzNDYwOTI1Njc1MmQwYw001)"/></div><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 editor 39095 at http://wunc.org How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game http://wunc.org/post/how-three-tenors-sang-hits-and-changed-game <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcGoY4COi-I</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQeKvVPPlc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXQGyYy-oZI</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Anastasia Tsioulcas 39075 at http://wunc.org How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert http://wunc.org/post/holly-williams-tiny-desk-concert Truth be told, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=holly+williams">Holly Williams</a> brought me and many of my hardened colleagues to tears. The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.<p>Country is in her blood: As the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 38951 at http://wunc.org Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert