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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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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Kat Edmonson

Vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the country. She has performed on The Tonight Show and Austin City Limits. Her 2014 album, The Big Picture, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. This week, Edmonson shares her original song "Champagne."

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Jitterbug Vipers

Austin, Texas based quartet the Jitterbug Vipers are a 1930s-style band with a rock-n-roll take on viper jazz. The Jitterbug Vipers are vocalist Sarah Sharp, guitarist Slim Richey, bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux, and drummer Masumi Jones. On this Song Travels, the Jitterbug Vipers play a set live in the studio. Host Michael Feinstein talks with lead singer Sarah Sharp about the history of viper jazz and the inspiration for the band's sizzling original tunes.

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Emily King

Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Emily King is the daughter of internationally known jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, and her musical journey has taken her far. She's toured with John Legend and Sara Bareilles, and she's released duets with Jose James and Taylor McFerrin. On this Song Travels podcast, King performs her original song "Georgia."

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Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from his home in Hawaii to the world's concert stages. With his imagination and remarkable skill, he proves the ukulele can handle any genre. His album Grand Ukulele shows off new sides of the instrument and features a number of original songs and reinterpretations. On this week's Song Travels, Shimabukuro plays his own composition "Ukulele Five O."

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Ginny Mancini

Ginny Mancini performed with Mel Torme and the Mel Tones before marrying fellow musician, composer, and conductor, Henry Mancini, who passed away in 1994. He would have celebrated his 91st birthday on April 16. This week, we remember Henry Mancini, as Ginny shares stories of their life together, her career, and Henry's remarkable contributions to American film, television, and song.

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Jose Feliciano

One of the great living guitarists, Jose Feliciano has received eight Grammy Awards and has been nominated 17 times. In 1996, he received Billboard magazine's Lifetime Achievement Award. On this Song Travels podcast, Feliciano performs a raw, live version of Cole Porter's "Miss Otis Regrets."

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Joelle Lurie & The Pinehurst Trio

Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress Joelle Lurie is a regular at hip New York City venues such as the Rockwood Music Hall and the Zinc Bar, where she performs with her ensemble, The Pinehurst Trio. On this Song Travelspodcast, Joelle Lurie and the Pinehurst Trio perform a traditional Irish folk song, "Hares on the Mountain."

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Joelle Lurie

Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress Joelle Lurie is a regular at hip New York City venues such as the Rockwood Music Hall and the Zinc Bar, where she performs with her ensemble, The Pinehurst Trio. On this Song Travels podcast, Joelle Lurie and the Pinehurst Trio perform the title track from her latest album, "Take Me There."

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Lily Frost

Canadian vocalist and songwriter Lily Frost launched her career with her band The Colorifics, which packed cubs up and down the West Coast of the US and Canada for years. She's since made the jump to solo artist and songwriter. Her musical mentor, the late Ray Condo, inspired her album Lily Swings, and her style has been compared to Regina Spektor and Feist. On this Song Travels, she performs her original song "Enchantment" along with a few old favorites.

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