Music Interviews archive
Read Avi Avital: A Mandolinist's Unlikely Education
Watch 16 Musical Odes To Very Strange Animals
Listen LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy: The Fresh Air Interview
July 6, 2012 – The pop-dance-electronic group's founder describes his reasons for starting his own band.
Read Woody Guthrie's Indelible Mark On American Culture
July 5, 2012 – A poet of the people, he wrote some of the United States' most important songs.
Watch Neil Young's Fascination With 'Americana'
Read From 'Glee' To Gettysburg: Brian Stokes Mitchell Speaks For Lincoln
July 4, 2012 – The Broadway star talks about his new recording of Copland's Lincoln Portrait for NPR Music.
Watch An Immigrant's Tale, With Neil Diamond's Siren Song
July 3, 2012 – An NPR listener recalls hearing Diamond's most patriotic song before coming to America.
Read Bobby Womack: 'God Must Still Have A Purpose For Me'
July 1, 2012 – The Bravest Man in the Universe is perhaps the most ambitious album of Womack's 50-year career.
Read 'Hitless Wonder': On Tour With A Band Of Also-Rans
July 1, 2012 – Most people have never heard of Watershed, but the Ohio rock band has been touring for 27 years.
Watch Stephane Wrembel: Music As 'A Question Of Life And Death'
July 1, 2012 – The French guitarist discusses his new album and the enduring influence of Django Reinhardt.
Read Metric: A Rock Band Declares Independence
Read A Lone Trumpeter Serenades The National Mall
Listen This Old Chicago House: EDM's Family Roots
Read Chris Thile's First Musical Memory