In the past 10 years, Miller and his band The Old 97's have performed in the KEXP studios eight times. On this particular visit, Miller gave an especially passionate solo performance of his band's songs. Hear a rollicking studio session, featuring songs from The Grand Theatre, Volume One.
Sam Beam, who performs as Iron and Wine, spent much of 2010 trying to escape his musical comfort zone, and the result is his full-blooded new album Kiss Each Other Clean. In this studio session from KUT, Beam performs stripped-down songs from Clean, as well as the older "Woman King."
The Vijay Iyer Trio's latest album, Historicity, topped countless year-end Top 10 lists and was nominated for a 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. In this studio session with Jazz24, the trio performs a Michael Jackson arrangement and an as-yet-unrecorded piece.
Taking its name from the 19th-century battle of the same name, Brooklyn's The Hundred in the Hands makes a lot of noise for being a duo. Hear the '80s-influenced electronic duo play cuts from its self-titled debut on WNYC's Soundcheck.
The Hundred In The Hands: Battlefield-Inspired Pop
Combining the unique sounds of the kora and the cello, Sissoko and Segal began playing together for fun and for the challenge, but ended up arriving together at a new sonic space. The duo recently performed a studio session for KEXP at the Cutting Room Studios in New York City.
Ballake Sissoko And Vincent Segal: Sounds From Tradition
Referring to the Triveni Sangam, a religious location in India where three rivers meet, Avishai Cohen and his trio look to "create from that place" on Introducing Triveni. Hear a studio session from the trio, including a cover of Charles Mingus' "Portrait," on WBGO.
Karen Elson, known for her modeling career, recently released her debut album (The Ghost Who Walks) on husband Jack White's Third Man Records. Hear the model turned singer-songwriter perform songs from The Ghost Who Walks and chat with Alisa Ali during a WFUV studio session.
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.