Mar 11, 2014 — The co-founder and managing director of the South By Southwest Music Festival, now the largest of its kind, talks to the World Cafe about its modest beginnings and its changes over the years.
Mar 10, 2014 — From his Public Hi-Fi studio, the Spoon drummer tells us about his unique side projects and the beginnings of his Austin studio in this interview with Jim Eno.
Mar 10, 2014 — The rapper, singer, beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist is a product of Southeast Washington, D.C., an area hit hard by crime and drugs in the 1980s.
Mar 9, 2014 — Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves has partnered with a younger generation of jazz musicians for a new album called Beautiful Life.
Mar 9, 2014 — Ruben Studdard wowed the judges and the American public when he won American Idol in 2003. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Studdard about his Idol win and what life and music has been like since.
Mar 8, 2014 — Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
Mar 8, 2014 — "My microphone stand was a broom handle," says singer Guy Garvey of his band's early days. The UK alt-rockers have been at it a quarter century, driven by what he calls a kind of foolhardy enthusiasm.
Mar 7, 2014 — After being stored under a bed for a half-century, a $16 million violin is now in the hands of Anne Akiko Meyers, who's recorded Vivaldi's vivid Four Seasons.
Mar 6, 2014 — The righteously outspoken guitarist from doom metal duo Jucifer speaks about women in hard rock, her almost-acoustic side project and her never-ending life on the road.
Mar 5, 2014 — "The beauty was in the rawness," says the violinist, who based her latest album around field recordings from the American South.