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.
Young Austrian pianist Till Fellner joins NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A for a chat and a performance of a pair of Preludes and Fugues from Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
The Yongblood Brass Band plays an infectious blend of Dixieland, soul, rock and hip-hop. NPR's Michele Norris talks to members of the group and they perform in Studio 4A.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with singer-songwriter Patty Griffin in Studio 4A. She and her band also perform songs from Impossible Dream, her latest CD.
Guitarist and singer Marty Grosz and cornet player Randy Reinhart join us for a special in-studio performance in honor of the 100th birthday of Thomas "Fats" Waller. He would have been 100 on May 21. Grosz and Reinhart will perform songs composed by the great pianist and vocalist. Waller wrote many hit songs, appeared in films in the 1930s and 1940s, and wrote Broadway musicals. Some of his best-loved songs include "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Honeysuckle Rose" and "The Joint is Jumpin'." There's a new CD/DVD set called Fats Waller: The Centennial Collection on Bluebird Records.