'Welcome to Brazzaville': Well-Traveled Rock 'n' Roll

Brazzaville is a Los Angeles-based sextet with a worldly outlook, and their sound has been described as "musty noir tropicalia" with influences from Latin America and the Mideast. The band's new CD Welcome to... BrazzavilleDay to Day producer Christopher Johnson profiles the band's leader, David Brown.

Karate's Geoff Farina

The front man for the band Karate stops by to talk and play music from his new CD, Pockets.

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Guitarist Richie Havens Live at NPR

Richie Havens is currently touring through November in support of his latest CD, Grace of the Sun. The disc features covers of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" and Joni Mitchell's "Woodstock." Hear his live performance — and his take on current summer concerts.

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The Classical Guitar Perfection of David Russell

Guitarist David Russell recently stopped by NPR to chat with NPR's Lisa Simeone and perform music by Barrios, Granados, Brazilian composer Dilermando Reis and Spain's Joaquin Malats.