The singer has a repertoire that ranges from soft ballads to tough rock songs to political anthems.
James McMurtry: Harmony and Empathy
The Drive-By Truckers play from their latest album, A Blessing and a Curse.
Drive-By Truckers: Rock Southern Style
Guitarist Ralph Towner was inspired by a wide array of influences, from Bach to Brazil and jazz.
The Worlds of Ralph Towner
Harper has skillfully combined acoustic folk, blues, funk, soul and rock for more than a decade.
Ben Harper: 'Both Sides' of the Story
Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint have come together to write and record a warm, hopeful new album.
Elvis Costello And Allen Toussaint: City of Hope
Stephen Stills, whether solo or with CSNY, is among rock's most enduring and vital icons.
Stephen Stills: Solo Again
Bonnie Raitt performs songs from Souls Alike, her 18th album, and chats with callers.
Blues and Conversation with Bonnie Raitt
The band uses tap-dancing in place of drumming, but it's far more than the sum of its gimmicks.
Tilly and the Wall in Studio on World Cafe - 07/06/2006
ALO's feel-good California vibe and quirky concerts have made it a rising star in jam-band circles.
Animal Liberation Orchestra in Studio on World Cafe - 07/05/2006
Gabriela Montero visits NPR's studios, where she combines classical piano with improvisation.
Gabriela Montero: Classical and Improvisational