Singer Mary Chapin Carpenter performs from her farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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... Brazzaville — Day to Day producer Christopher Johnson profiles the band's leader, David Brown.
The front man for the band Karate stops by to talk and play music from his new CD, Pockets.
It's been nearly 17 years since the Junkies recorded their debut album, The Trinity Session. Singer Margo Timmins and her brother Michael stop by NPR.
Los Lobos' new CD, appropriately named The Ride, celebrates the band's 30 years together. Hear their extended interview with NPR's Renee Montagne and live performance at NPR.
Cellist Hai-Ye Ni performs and chats with NPR's Fred Child at the La Jolla SummerFest.
Grateful Dead guitarist talks about his new retrospective CD and his relationship with Jerry Garcia.
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.
Richie Havens talks about how his performance at Woodstock changed his life forever.
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.