How do you celebrate a meteoric rise to the top and a HUGE 2011? If you're the duo known as The Civil Wars, you head to the Boulder Theater to tape eTown and cover Micheal Jackson. Also in eTown this weekend, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz. Tune in Sat @ 3!
Grouplove knows how to write the kind of songs that keep me awake at night, that sing in my head over and over, that have me pounding the steering wheel to the beat, and that are worth rolling down the car windows and sharing with pedestrians whether they want to hear them or not. These aren't the greatest singers or guitarists we've had play in the NPR Music offices — the early-day warmup for the three songs here seemed about the length of a full concert — that craft will strengthen as they play.
Record producer Jonathan Wilson recorded his new album Gentle Spirit during little slivers of time when the artists he was working with — among them songwriter Jackson Browne and the rock band Dawes — were on break. The project took him four years to finish, and it's the musical equivalent of a landscape painting.
Two office favorites and a female Americana roots trio step onto the KUNC Music stage this week. Ryan Adams returns from a 3 year hiatus with a strong singer/songwriter effort, Red Molly's new album is out & Wendy couldn't be more excited & Jason Isbell's third outing with the 400 Unit is embraced. Tune in for KUNC Music, 9a - Noon every Monday through Friday.