North Hills, the debut album from the California band, draws instant comparisons to the alt-country sounds associated with Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon. Dawes recently traveled across the country to perform songs from the record.
This young singer-songwriter is unquestionably a bold character. Her beautiful yet raw style has already reeled in two International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Hear her perform live in concert.
A love of life and the ocean provides the California singer-songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter inspiration for his laid back, acoustic music. He's back this year with two new releases. Hear his concoction of hope, warmth and simplicity live in concert.
Toni Morrison wrote the libretto for this opera, based on a real-life story about an enslaved woman who killed her daughter rather than let her be returned to slavery. Hear the entire opera, composed by Richard Danielpour.
Opera Carolina on World of Opera -- 'Margaret Garner'
The singer-songwriter is taking a break from the San Francisco duo Two Gallants to focus on a new solo album. His introspective approach to lyrics shows his fiercer side, as heard on his Mountain Stage debut.
The Mekons leader is one of the most cherished figures in the rock underground. His latest album, Old Devils, is just the latest chapter in a 30-year musical career. Hear a live show from World Cafe Live.
Two unique emerging artists step out at the Litchfield Jazz Festival, the climax of a three-week jazz camp in Kent, Conn. Hear Gabriel Alegria's Afro-Peruvian jazz sextet and Gerald Clayton's piano trio in concert.
Jónsi is known not only for his work with the experimental Icelandic rock group Sigur Rós, but also for his own innovative use of sound and his elaborate multimedia live performances. Hear his solo concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.