NPR logo

Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Our Show

Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Gottschalk by pianist Frank French; New music from guitar wonder Leo Kottke; Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience; An Omaha oddity: Tilly and the Wall; Experimental silence from Adem Ilhan; Brooklyn art pop group Ambulance LTD. Featured Artist: Stephen Foster.

All Songs Considered show image

Download this show in the All Songs Considered podcast.

Sign up for the All Songs Considered newsletter and we'll tell you when new music features are available on the site.

Stephen Foster, Ambulance LTD, Kings of Convenience

Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster

Hard Times (Come Again No More)

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Hard Times Come Again No More (Foster)

  • from Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster
  • by Stephen Foster

Gospel singer Mavis Staples is one of several artists appearing on this new collection celebrating the music of Stephen Foster.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster
Album
Beautiful Dreamer: The Music of Stephen Foster
Artist
Mavis Staples

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Danza (Gottschalk)

  • from American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
  • by Frank French

Louis Gottschalk was a contemporary of Stephen Foster who composed Pan American tunes. Pianist Frank French performs a mix of Gottschalk's work on this new CD.

Buy Featured Music

Song
American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Album
American Originals: The Music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Artist
Frank French

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Try and Stop Me

Bristol Sloth

  • from Try and Stop Me
  • by Leo Kottke

Leo Kottke is widely recognized as one of the greatest finger style guitarists of all time. This new CD contains his most improvised work to date.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Try and Stop Me
Album
Try and Stop Me
Artist
Leo Kottke

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Riot on an Empty Street

Homesick

  • from Riot on an Empty Street
  • by Kings of Convenience

Kings of Convenience play gentle guitar melodies with harmonies reminiscent of Simon and Garfunkel.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Riot on an Empty Street
Album
Riot on an Empty Street
Artist
Kings of Convenience

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Wild Like Children

Fell Down the Stairs

  • from Wild Like Children
  • by Tilly and the Wall

Tilly and the Wall are a quirky, playful group with an unusual percussionist: tap dancer Jamie Williams, whose amplified stomping and clapping keeps the beat.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Wild Like Children
Album
Wild Like Children
Artist
Tilly and the Wall

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Homesongs

Statued

  • from Homesongs
  • by Adem

London-based Adem Ilhan (pronounced AR-dem ee-LAHN) uses space and silence as much as sound in his songs, creating his lo-fi recordings at a home studio.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Homesongs
Album
Homesongs
Artist
Adem

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Ambulance LTD

Heavy Lifting

  • from LP
  • by Ambulance LTD

You can hear a number of influences in the music of Ambulance LTD, from Lou Reed to My Bloody Valentine. This is the New York group's debut release.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Ambulance LTD
Album
Ambulance LTD
Artist
Ambulance LTD

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?