Radiohead, The Mountain Goats, Lisa Germano : All Songs ConsideredReggae versions of songs by Radiohead; Artful lo-fi rock from The Mountain Goats; Country lounge by Nashville's Lambchop; Political blues: World Saxophone Quartet and more.
Reggae versions of songs by Radiohead; Artful lo-fi rock from The Mountain Goats; Country lounge by Nashville's Lambchop; Political blues: World Saxophone Quartet; Mississippi dues from McHouston Baker; Rock paper scissors with Michael Brook; The otherworldly sound of Lisa Germano.
Cited by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest living guitarists, Mickey (McHouston) Baker worked as a session musician before going solo. Baker is widely regarded one of the most important creative forces bridging rhythm and blues with rock.
Michael Brook is a Canadian composer, inventor, producer and guitarist. He's known for his minimalist film scores, and for his work on albums by U2 and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. His latest CD includes guest vocals from Lisa Germano, also featured on this episode.
Lisa Germano was the fiddler player on John Mellencamp's 1987 hit "Paper and Fire." As a solo artist, she turned to gloomy, introspective music. She was previously featured on All Songs Considered episode 38.