Music Interviews archive
Read African-American Musicians, More Than Just Jazz
Listen A-Trak: What Brought A 'Nice Jewish Boy' To Dance Music KCRW
August 14, 2013 – Listen to Metropolis host Jason Bentley chat with the acclaimed producer and Fool's Gold label head. KCRW
Watch Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?
August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson decodes America's orchestral anxieties.
Watch The White Mandingos: Music That Defies Definition
Watch Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach
Read 'Something Being Born': On Making A Classic Album With A Boombox
August 10, 2013 – A decade ago, The Mountain Goats made a career-defining record with the crudest possible tools.
Watch Valerie June On Learning To Love 'Perfectly Imperfect' Voices
August 9, 2013 – The singer speaks with NPR's Audie Cornish about embracing her own voice as a storytelling tool.
Listen Interview: Felix Da Housecat KCRW
Read Derrick Hodge: Finding Music In Unexpected Moments
August 7, 2013 – From church services to communal meals, the jazz bassist is drawn to the music of the everyday.
Read Finding Redemption In The Karaoke Bar
Read 'The Weatherman': A Rambler's Folky Manifesto
Read From A Jazz Trio, Hypnotic Work That Hardly Sounds Like Jazz
August 3, 2013 – Dawn of Midi uses acoustic instruments to create what sounds like looping, minimal electronic music.
Watch The Civil Wars' Joy Williams On The Duo's Fragile Bond
August 2, 2013 – The new album from Williams and John Paul White comes on the heels of an abrupt, public falling-out.
Watch Tristan 'Mack' Wilds On His Move From Acting To Singing
July 30, 2013 – After playing Michael on The Wire and Jay Z's nephew in a music video, he's releasing an R&B album.
Watch AlunaGeorge Finds A Natural Groove, By Accident