April 20, 2008 Pennsylvania Turnpike Blues... Tell me which exit shall I choose?
August 12, 2007 Popular artists are shaking up traditional Americana music with bold interpretations and musical influences from around the world. Weekend Edition Sunday Music Director Ned Wharton recommends some Americana CDs by Viktor Krauss, Kevin Breit and Harry Manx.
September 24, 2006 Every once in a while, rockers take a stab at reaching a new generation of listeners, with decidedly mixed results. The movies are a lucrative way into the tween market. Among the artists making music for recent animated films are indie rockers Ben Folds and Paul Westerberg.
July 23, 2006 Kaki King and Vienna Teng first performed on Weekend Edition Sunday in 2004. Since then, their musical styles have evolved. Teng's forthcoming album intimately showcases her talent as a pianist and vocalist. King has moved past the acoustic instrumentals of her earlier discs with her latest album, coming in August.
May 7, 2006 Two new discs from far-flung places that highlight the instrumental power of the human voice: Czechoslovakian crooner Sui Vesan sings in an invented language, and Italian singer Gianmaria Testa's velvety voice belies his day job as a station master for the Italian rail system.
June 5, 2005 The summer of 2005 may not go down in history as another Summer of Love, but Woodstock's legacy includes a summertime routine of music festivals across the country. Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton lists some of the best bets.
March 6, 2005 As music director of Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR's Ned Wharton supervises music continuity for the show and keeps tabs on what's new and noteworthy in the music world. He looks at a pair of CDs designed to be appreciated with visual components.