Bonneville's songs are full of characters who stumble their way through a rough-and-tumble world of violence, hope, and despair. In four videos from Folk Alley, Bonneville stomps his cowboy boots on a piece of wood and tells his stories.
In the past eight years, Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel have made five albums, married and had two children. The pair, who record as Mates of State, stop by the Bryant Park Project studios to play from their new album, Re-Arrange Us.
Mates of State 'Re-Arrange Us,' to Excellent Effect
Singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim brings his country-punk sound to Manhattan. With help from the BPP, he and his band got permission to perform "Honey Pie" live in Bryant Park, one of Midtown's most beloved green spaces.
When Panic at the Disco released its debut CD, its members hadn't yet graduated from high school. Three years later, Pretty. Odd marks the band's massive change from heart-on-sleeve emo-punk songs to Sgt. Pepper's-style rock. The group performs stripped-down songs in NPR's Studio 4A.
Death Cab for Cutie stopped by to chat and rock out at the Bryant Park Project studios, where they played a few classics and "I Will Possess Your Heart," a riveting song from their new album, Narrow Stairs.
Langhorne Slim, born Sean Scolnick, is known as a country singer-songwriter with a punk sensibility. He visited the Bryant Park Project to discuss his self-titled album and to perform a couple of his songs.
Listen to Langhorne's full in studio interview & performance
The three Seattle sisters — ages 11, 14 and 16 — have opened for Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie and Sleater-Kinney. This week, they performed an acoustic version of a new song in a cubicle at NPR. Watch video of the Smoosh mini-concert.