After a chance encounter at SXSW in 2001, Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez have worked together to become stars in the world of Americana music. Hear Taylor and Rodriguez play material from their recent greatest-hits collection The New Bye and Bye during a studio session with KUT.
The New York trio combines rock, blues and a little bit of Balkan music to create a sound all its own. Hear songs from Callers' new album, Life of Love, as well as a Wire cover in this studio session from WNYC's Spinning on Air show with host David Garland.
Daptone Records discovered Bradley performing James Brown songs at a tiny club in Brooklyn. The soul label was so smitten, it gave the former chef and handyman a record contract. Hear Bradley perform songs from his new album, No Time for Dreaming, on WFUV.
Alex Schaaf, a Wisconsin native living in New York City, performs as the indie-rock band Yellow Ostrich. KEXP host John Richards loved Schaaf's demos so much, he brought the fledgling act into the studios for a live session.
Evans, a jazz pianist, recorded an unofficial tribute album to Watson last year. The saxophonist, who cut his teeth with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, joins Evans in the WBGO studio for a session on The Checkout.
The Watkins siblings got their start in the popular bluegrass band Nickel Creek, which went on indefinite hiatus in 2007. Now, Sara is flourishing as a solo artist, while Sean is working with a number of acts. Together, they join Folk Alley's Jim Blum for a conversation and studio session.