Nellie McKay, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice : All Songs Considered The magic hour with Wynton Marsalis; A bit of blues from The Mountain Goats; The lo-fi world of John Vanderslice; New music from Chicago's Tortoise and more.

Nellie McKay, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice

Nellie McKay, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice

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The magic hour with Wynton Marsalis; A bit of blues from The Mountain Goats; The lo-fi world of John Vanderslice; New music from Chicago's Tortoise; and rethinking the blues with Tarbox Ramblers. Featured Artist: Nellie McKay.

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Nellie McKay, The Mountain Goats, John Vanderslice

Get Away from Me

Sari

  • from Get Away from Me
  • by Nellie McKay

Nellie McKay is just nineteen but writes music with a breadth and depth beyond her years.

The Magic Hour

Feeling of Jazz

  • from The Magic Hour
  • by Wynton Marsalis

Marsalis explains the album's's title, say that "For kids, the 'magic hour' is the one hour before they go to bed. For parents, it's the one hour after the kids go to sleep."

We Shall All Be Healed

Letter from Belgium

  • from We Shall All Be Healed
  • by The Mountain Goats

There are more than 100 songs by the Mountain Goats on various compilations and label samplers, most of them recorded on a department store boombox. This collection is their 12th studio album.

Cellar Door

Pale Horse

  • from Cellar Door
  • by John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice writes delicate and dark songs carefully crafted with creaking keyboards, buzzing guitars and plenty of distorted drums.

It's All Around You

Stretch (You Are All Right)

  • from It's All Around You
  • by Tortoise

Check out our previous feature on Tortoise from All Songs Considered episode 8, from July of 2001.

A Fix Back East

Were You There?

  • from Fix Back East
  • by Tarbox Ramblers

With tribal drums, upright bass, and slide guitar, the Tarbox Ramblers have sound that's been described as a train wreck of hillbilly gospel and blues.