A constantly evolving guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Mould has been an influential and even iconic musician for more than two decades, having fronted the pop-rock bands Husker Du and Sugar. He'll perform a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Since forming in Alabama nearly 70 years ago, the Blind Boys of Alabama have built a reputation as the country's preeminent gospel group. The group, which still features original members Jimmy Carter and Clarence Fountain, offers an evening of spirited music, recorded live from WFUV and New York's Cutting Room club.
Hear legendary flatpicker and singer of traditional folk Doc Watson recorded live in concert from Alexandria, Va.'s Birchmere Music Mall. Originally webcast live on NPR.org Jan. 27, Watson was joined by banjo player David Holt and Doc's grandson, Richard Watson.
The British blues-rock trio brings to mind the work of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and John Mayall — which is especially impressive given that its members are all in their 20s. Hear Back Door Slam perform a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Placido Domingo stars in single acts from three different operas, in a Washington National Opera "Trilogy," highlighted by Domingo's unforgettable performance in one of his signature roles, the title character of Verdi's Otello.
What would you do for your sweetheart? Climb the highest mountain; swim the deepest sea? How about infiltrating a Spanish prison and impersonating a member of the opposite sex? That's the story behind Beethoven's Leonore. Hear excerpts in concert.
NdegeOcello's name means "free like a bird," which describes her mix of funk, soul, R&B, hip-hop, reggae, rock, and jazz — as well as lyrics that explore race, sex, gender, and more. NdegeOcello performs a concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
Fresh off a Grammy nomination for her latest album (Avant Gershwin), the veteran vocalist performs "A Gershwin New Year's Eve," live from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Drummer Louis Hayes leads the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band in a musical tribute to one of the most popular groups of the 1960s. Hayes is just the man to revive the hard-bop tunes, as he spent his 20s with the legendary alto sax player. Hear the concert recorded by JazzSet.