The Derek Trucks Band is an eclectic assortment of self-proclaimed jam-rockers, each highly successful in his own right. Hear The Derek Trucks Band perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia, with openers Guy Sebastian and Steve Cropper.
The Derek Trucks Band And Guy Sebastian With Steve Cropper In Concert
Haydn's Symphony No. 103 startled audiences right away with its unique drum roll introduction. Few others could have flaunted form like that and been applauded for it, but by this time in his career Haydn had the trust and affection of every music lover in London.
The founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna is known as both a psychedelic rocker and a dedicated folk musician — and he's still making music. Kaukonen plays from his recent release Stars in My Crown.
Jorma Kaukonen in Concert on Mountain Stage - 02/2007
One of the most promising sights in jazz is Paquito D'Rivera, coming your way with his clarinet bag over his shoulder, smiling and looking to spread his goodwill. Still, as joyful and funny as he is, D'Rivera takes his hard-won musical freedom seriously. The clarinetist's quintet takes a trip around Latin America in a concert from >>>JazzSet.
The five members of the all-woman outfit write and perform original songs in old-time Americana styles. The group plays live from its most recent album, Waterloo, Tennessee, complete with a clogging breakdown.
In a year of great music, the Dark Was the Night compilation ranks near the top. Now comes Dark Was the Night: The Concert, a truly mammoth undertaking. Members of The National curated the May 3 event to benefit AIDS research with performances by David Byrne, The Dirty Projectors, Feist, Bon Iver, Sharon Jones and My Brightest Diamond.
The great folk singer, son of Woody Guthrie, teamed up with his own son and daughter to carry on his father's tradition. Hear the Guthrie Family Legacy perform a special one-hour show, recorded live for NPR's Mountain Stage.
The Guthrie Family Legacy in Concert on Mountain Stage - 02/2007
Annie Clark, who writes and records under the name St. Vincent, has never been a fan of convention. Her 2007 debut, Marry Me, was filled with off-kilter rhythms, strangely melodic electronic arrangements, and cryptic narratives. St. Vincent's latest release, a candidate for one of 2009's best albums, is even more surprising and inventive. Hear selections from the album, Actor, as St. Vincent gives a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.
Roy has been playing guitar since he was 9, attended the Berklee College of Music at 17, and headed to Los Angeles to front two bands during the '80s before focusing exclusively on songwriting. Now, he's struck out on his own as a solo artist. Hear Roy perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.
If you had anything to do with jazz in the 1980s and '90s, you knew pianist James Williams (1951-2004). He made a great first impression, and the goodness just kept coming. Fellow faculty at the Jazz Studies program at William Paterson University play his music to celebrate their much-missed friend.
Deacon has built his reputation on live shows: comically unpredictable messes of frenetic dancing, audience participation and theatrics, all powered by the Baltimore resident's wildly addictive electro-freak-pop. Hear Deacon and his band give a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.
An energetic indie-rock sextet, White Rabbits became an underground phenomenon upon the release of 2007's Fort Nightly. After winning over fans with its energetic live shows, the group just released a new album, It's Frightening. Hear White Rabbits perform live in concert from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
When the enigmatic rock group Animal Collective released Merriweather Post Pavilion in January, it became an early frontrunner for 2009's best record. Hear the band perform a full concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., recorded live on May 11.