The band has brought predecessor Bob Wills' story to the stage in a musical drama.
The band's newest record, Lemonade, is a fantastic back-to-basics effort.
Starsailor retains the depth of emotion that first attracted it so much attention.
Gomez's infectious blend of bluesy wails and pop-rock harmonies has made it a top U.K. export.
Eight-time Grammy Award winner Bela Fleck was fascinated with the banjo from an early age, but his teachers kept pushing him to play other instruments. Luckily, he kept up with the banjo — when he wasn't being forced to sing tenor or play the French horn. Fleck continues to push the limits of the instrument with his improvisation on the Stephen Foster favorite, 'Oh! Susanna.'
Midlake's new album finds it polishing its acoustic, increasingly piano-driven '70s folk-rock sound.
Host Christopher O'Riley performs Elliott Smith's "Coast to Coast."
Caroline Goulding, 13, plays a unique violin: a 1617 Amati loaned to her by the Stradivari Society in Chicago. She is in excellent company. Former Stradivari Society recipients include Joshua Bell, Midori, Sara Chang and Yo-Yo Ma! Goulding performs Brahms' Sonatensatz in C Minor.
Oboist Yuga Cohler, violinist Mann-Wen Lo, violist Christine Hung and cellist Tavi Ungerleider hail from the New England Conservatory Prep Division. The group's unusual name, The Festivus Quartet, comes from a Seinfeld reference. The quartet performs Benjamin Britten's Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2.
The bassist and songwriter, known for Primus and countless side projects, remains a funky oddball.