Apple's new album boils her sound down to its essential and most striking features.
Fiona Apple's 'Extraordinary Machine'
The singer's first entirely self-penned album finds her reaching for a wider country-pop audience.
Allison Moorer: Getting Somewhere
The Animal Years is the kind of folk album that should connect with a much larger audience.
Josh Ritter, Atypically Talented
The singer-songwriter performs selections from his debut CD State of Mind. He talks about his music, his collaborations and how he feels about being compared to his mentor, Stevie Wonder.
Exploring the Soul of Raul Midon
The ex-Dire Straits frontman and veteran country singer took seven years to make an album together.
Mark Knopfler, Emmylou Harris Team Up
A love of the ocean has given Donavon Frankenreiter inspiration for his laid-back acoustic music.
Donavon Frankenreiter in Studio on World Cafe - 08/25/2006
Full of punk jams and quirky ballads, Bring it Back is Mates of State's most personal disc.
Mates of State in Studio on World Cafe - 08/23/2006
The singer-songwriter and folk-rock pioneer recently broke his 14-year hiatus as a solo performer.
T Bone Burnett in Studio on World Cafe - 08/22/2006
The group has cemented its legacy as one of the most important and inventive acts of its era.
Sonic Youth in Studio on World Cafe - 08/21/2006
Sam Roberts' eclectic mix of rock, pop and folk has won him a growing fan base across North America.
Sam Roberts in Studio on World Cafe - 08/17/2006