Miller-Heidke thought she was heading toward a career in opera, with plans to take up Gilbert and Sullivan roles. But in spite of her classic training and multiple degrees in music, the soprano was won over by the power of pop.
Elephant Micah makes songs and tosses them, like messages in bottles, into the vast figurative oceans surrounding Indiana. With a hint of mystery, Joe O'Connell performs tuneful, folksy and emotional songs on WNYC's Spinning on Air.
Elephant Micah In Studio On WNYC's Spinning On Air 4/26/10
Influenced by classic rock and folk songwriters, Ritter has spent the last decade becoming a star around the world. He's known as a singer of substance and has received widespread acclaim in Ireland, America and beyond. Hear Ritter in a session from WXPN.
With the same careful attention to harmony and craftsmanship that's marked Nada Surf's career, If I Had a Hi-Fi is a collection of cover songs. In this session from World Cafe, Nada Surf performs its own takes on The Go-Betweens, Depeche Mode and Bill Fox.
Mae's style exudes compelling natural sweetness that simply calls for attention. The great-grand-niece of Judy Garland, she found that music always seemed to come naturally to her. In a session from WXPN, Mae performs songs from The Happiest Lamb.
Visibly shy and nervous at KEXP, Gainsbourg was not only on her first real tour, but performing her first-ever live on-air session. But with a stripped-down acoustic set-up, she shared her beautiful songs and memories of her father, Serge Gainsbourg.
Composed of actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and singer-songwriter M. Ward, the duo makes sunny music rooted in light '60s pop and country tunes. In a session from World Cafe, She and Him performs bright, dreamy songs from its latest album.
Since they first came together more than 40 years ago, The Holmes Brothers' members have released 10 albums and worked with artists ranging from Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to Odetta and Peter Gabriel. The band continues to fuse blues, gospel and soul on its newest album, Feed My Soul. Hear The Holmes Brothers in a session from WXPN.