For more than 40 years, the ska and reggae legends in Toots and the Maytals have been known worldwide for their unique fusion of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. Hear the band in an interview and performance from WXPN.
What began as a purveyor of electronic rock and pop instrumentals turned into a full-on band when Broken Social Scene members Amy Millan and Evan Cranley joined Stars. The group's latest album is full of sensitive songs about love and war. Hear an interview and performance.
Land of Sea, Chris and Thomas' first full-length album, features sparse acoustic arrangements, distinguished by a refreshingly organic and harmony-drenched style. Hear an interview and in-studio performance.
This year, Sondre Lerche has had a regular studio album, Phantom Punch, and done the entire soundtrack for the film Dan in Real Life. Lerche talks about bursting through to the mainstream and performs a few songs live.
This week, From the Top comes from the Chandler Music Hall in Randolph, Vermont, and includes a teen violinist from Woodstock playing Fritz Kreisler, a French horn player performing Strauss, and a 16-year-old pianist from Pittsburgh who is carrying out his grandfather's musical legacy.
The pianist has performed with legends such as Chet Baker and Lee Konitz and earned accolades from Pacific Northwest jazz publications. His playful variations and improvisations are often compared to Bill Evans. Hear an interview and performance recorded by KPLU.
For many, the Thanksgiving holiday is all about traveling home to be with loved ones, so Melissa Block travels to Nashville to hear the country-inflected singer-songwriter Kim Richey and her band perform songs about home, travel and love.