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Lead singer Karen Peris of The Innocence Mission turns American standards into dreamy, jazzy lullabies on the group's sixth CD, Now The Day Is Over. Peris says she has sung songs such as "Moon River" and "Over the Rainbow" to her children since they were born.
The Innocence Mission in Studio on Morning Edition - 02/05/2005
Acclaimed Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero represents one of several generations of guitarists in his family. He joins NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A to perform the Suite Andaluza by his father, Celedonio Romero.
Led by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Silk Road Ensemble is the musical face of Ma's Silk Road Project, an artistic, cultural and educational organization he founded in 1998 to "study the ebb and flow of ideas along" the ancient trade route.
Brandi Carlile spent her days playing music alongside her siblings; she taught herself to sing while growing up in the remote town of Ravensdale, Wash. She recently released a self-titled debut album to great acclaim.
Brandi Carlile in-studio on World Cafe - 09/20/2005
The third solo album of singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers debuted at number one in her native Australia. Now, Wayward Angel is out in America and Chambers recently toured the country to promote it. She performs some songs for NPR's Liane Hansen.
They've played together since meeting at Palo Alto High School a decade ago. Now there are signs the Donnas are growing up: They're using their real names now, for one thing. The band performs for NPR's Scott Simon.
For an All Things Considered Thanksgiving Day special, singer Mary Chapin Carpenter performs from her farmhouse in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She shares the stories behind the songs from her latest album, Between Here and Gone.
Brazzaville is a Los Angeles-based sextet with a worldly outlook, and their sound has been described as "musty noir tropicalia" with influences from Latin America and the Mideast. The band's new CD Welcome to... Brazzaville — Day to Day producer Christopher Johnson profiles the band's leader, David Brown.
'Welcome to Brazzaville': Well-Traveled Rock 'n' Roll
Geoff Farina spent the last 10 years fronting the Boston-based band Karate. In that time he's released three solo albums — and Karate just released its sixth album, Pockets. Farina joins NPR's Neal Conan for a live performance at NPR's Washington studios.
Fred Child is on stage at the Bishop's School in La Jolla, Calif., for SummerFest 2004. He visits with cellist Hai-Ye Ni. She plays the Sarabande and Gigue from Bach's cello suite no. 3, and the Tibetan Dance from Seven Tunes Heard in China by Bright Sheng.