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Director's Cuts

audio button September 22, 2002

Director's Cut

As music director of Weekend Edition Sunday, Ned Wharton (here, with host Liane Hansen) supervises music continuity for the show, keeps tabs on what's new and noteworthy in the music world and produces many of the artist features heard on our program.

Nickel Creek
This Side by Nickel Creek

Nickel Creek
Sara and Sean Watkins and their friend Chris Thile have been playing as a group since they were children. With the members now in their early 20s, Nickel Creek brings a fresh sound to acoustic/bluegrass with their second CD, This Side on Sugar Hill records.

audio button Listen to "This Side"

audio button Listen to "I Should Have Known Better"

Phillips, Grier and Flinner
Looking Back by Phillips, Grier and Flinner

Phillips, Grier and Flinner
Phillips, Grier and Flinner, composed of Bassist Todd Phillips, guitarist David Grier and mandolin player Matt Flinner are award-winning newgrass musicians, and their CD Looking Back on Compass Records offers blugrass standards as well as some amazing, earnest covers of tunes by McCoy Tyner, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles.

audio button Listen to "Search for Peace"

audio button Listen to "Afro Blue"