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Jenny & Johnny on Mountain Stage.
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September 5, 2011 Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice met during the recording of her first solo album. The duo recently put out a new album and is now on tour, including a stop at West Virginia's most famous stage.
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Johnathan Rice and Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis have joined forces to create Jenny and Johnny.
Autumn De Wilde
August 22, 2010 On their new collaborative project, Johnathan Rice and Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis sing with the confidence of a more seasoned songwriting team, trading verses and sharing sweet two-part harmonies in 11 new pop songs. I'm Having Fun Now isn't all joyful, but even the darker lyrics are overshadowed by liveliness. Hear the album in its entirety here until its August 31 release.
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March 12, 2008 The DC, native's latest CD, Further North, is a tribute to his new environs in Los Angeles. It takes on a laid-back pop and country-rock vibe, akin to the late-'60s records by his hero, Neil Young.
March 12, 2008 Coming out of a post-punk world that had little tolerance for pop, R.E.M. has spent 25 years as the bastion of pop music with a weird glimmer in its eye. Hear the legendary rock band perform a full concert at SXSW, webcast live on NPR.org from Stubbs in Austin, Tex., on Wednesday, March 12.
January 15, 2008 Hear a performance by Rice, who strikes a balance between independent and mainstream pop, drawing on the likes of Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, The Band, Joni Mitchell, and Gram Parsons. Further North feels more rough-hewn than the dramatic psychedelic pop of his debut.
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May 10, 2007 As frontman for the Seattle rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and part of the electro-pop duo Postal Service, Ben Gibbard has won over legions of fans for his literate, bittersweet songwriting. Now Gibbard is embarking on a month-long solo tour. Hear him recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.
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