Song Travels Express

Song Travels Express

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Catch up with host Michael Feinstein and his musical guests on this week's episode of Song Travels from NPR Music. Hear samples of music from some of the top artists in jazz, rock, country, and blues, and uncover the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another.More from Song Travels Express »

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Hilary Gardner

Vocalist Hilary Gardner made her debut on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's musical Come Fly Away, singing solos and duets with Frank Sinatra. In 2014, she released her debut solo album, The Great City, a love letter to New York. On this Song Travels podcast, Gardner performs a song by Nellie McKay, "Manhattan Avenue."

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Jose James

Vocalist and songwriter Jose James draws his musical inspiration from hip hop and indie rock in addition to jazz and R&B. He's toured extensively and has gained a following with his acclaimed 2013 album, No Beginning No End, and his 2014 release, While You Were Sleeping. On this Song Travels, James remembers Billie Holiday, who was born 100 years ago this past April, and performs her songs.

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Lari White

Vocalist and producer Lari White is known as Nashville's "Renaissance Woman." She made history as the first female producer of a male superstar for Toby Keith's Platinum album "White Trash with Money." On this "Song Travels" podcast, White joins host Feinstein to talk about her roots in gospel music and country songwriting. She performs her original song "Lead Me Not."

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Betty Buckley

Tony Award-winning vocalist and actress Betty Buckley debuted the role of Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats and has had a lifelong career on the stage and screen. She also has released sixteen solo albums, including her 2014 album, Ghostlight, produced by T-Bone Burnett.

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Jon Regen

Pianist, vocalist, and composer Jon Regen was an apprentice of the renowned pianist Kenny Barron. He's performed at venues worldwide, including a month-long stint at teh Blue Note in Japan, and toured with Kyle Eastwood's band. On this Song Travels podcast, Regen performs the title track from his 2015 album Stop Time.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

In honor of Billie Holiday's centennial, Song Travels features Grammy-winning vocalist and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, who embodied the late singer in the starring role in Lady Day. In addition to her Tony Award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), Bridgewater has appeared in shows including Sophisticated Ladies and Cabaret. This week, she shares about her experience playing Billie Holiday and performs a few of Billie Holiday's signature songs.

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Andre Previn

Conductor, composer, and pianist Andre PRevin has received multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards, including honros from the Kennedy Center, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Grammy Awards. With more than fifty years of recordings to his credit, he has conducted and performed with orchestras the world over and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On this Song Travels podcast, Previn and host Feinstein explore some of his favorite works, including archival recordings from his early years as a film score composer.

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Kate Davis Episode 02

Vocalist, bassist and songwriter Kate Davis is this week's guest on Song Travels with Michael Feinstein. She's performed at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall, and MTV named her one of "15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop" in 2014. This week, Davis talks about the nature of standards and songwriting and performs her original "Sunday Morning" with guitarist Gabe Schnider and drummer Conor Szymanski.

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Madaleine Peyroux

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started out busking on the streets of Paris, but went on to gain international acclaim for her versions of beloved folk tunes and jazz standards. On this Song Travels podcast, Peyroux joins host Michael Feinstein to talk about her life as a much-traveled musician and her love of song. Musical selections include a recording from her early days singing with a street band in Paris.

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Kate Davis - Bonus Episode 01

Vocalist, bassist and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Arts Silver Winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. She's performed at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall, and she has an upcoming performance at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC. This week, we bring you a special edition of the Song Travels podcast featuring Kate Davis performing her original song "Movie," which won ASCAP's Robert Allen Award in 2012.

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