The Duhks, a band of five high-energy, heavily tattooed twenty-somethings, has spent the last four years winning over fans across North America and around the world. Hear the eclectic folk group in an interview and performance from Folk Alley.
Grammy-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall has found favor with traditional jazz enthusiasts and mainstream pop fans alike. She turns her attention to her voice in an interview and studio performance with Marian McPartland on Piano Jazz.
On Howl, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's members re-imagine themselves as a blues and country band and strip away the guitar noise heard on past records. Hear a performance from the secret Bumbershoot Festival stage, recorded by KEXP with commentary by Cheryl Waters.
The daughter of a literature professor and blues enthusiast, Williams had been marked to write powerful songs about strong characters right from the beginning. Hear an interview and in-studio performance with the roots-rock songwriter from WFUV's Claudia Marshall.
An Etude is basically a practice piece, designed to improve a certain aspect of technique. But the Etudes Claude Debussy composed go far beyond that. Pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard unfolds the layers of colorful detail in Debussy's Etudes, in the studio with host Fred Child.
Part of jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard's A Tale of God's Will served as the soundtrack to Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke documentary about Hurricane Katrina. Blanchard shares two solo piano performances with WBGO's Josh Jackson.
Andrew Bird incorporates string arrangements and intelligent lyrics into a batch of strong, alluring pop songs. The violinist, guitarist and songwriter joined David Dye, host of WXPN's World Cafe, for an interview and in-studio performance.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has been making her way through all of Mozart's major violin works. She stopped by the studio, with her longtime pianist and collaborator Lambert Orkis, to play selections from Mozart's Violin Sonatas.
Werner's new album, The Gospel Truth, tackles issues surrounding religious faith without threats of hellfire and brimstone. She showcases material from the disc, and talks about her messages, in an interview and performance from FolkAlley.com.