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Ray LaMontagne ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Ray LaMontagne

Rolling Stone called Ray LaMontagne “the backwoods Van Morrison” when the magazine placed him on their 2004 Hot List. His 2004 Austin City Limits Music … Continue reading

Aimee Mann © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Aimee Mann

For decades, Aimee Mann has been known as one of the top songwriters in contemporary music. Mann frequently pairs the bleakest of poetry with soaring, … Continue reading

Tracy Chapman ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Tracy Chapman

Four-time Grammy Award winner Tracy Chapman has been performing heartfelt and socially relevant music for more than 15 years. Chapman first came to the world’s … Continue reading

Patty Griffin & Friends © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Patty Griffin & Friends

Patty Griffin’s remarkable ability to copiously fill every note on her album Downtown Church with the soulful passion of a gospel veteran leaves even the … Continue reading

Wilco © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Wilco

Wilco has consistently redefined their musical palette across their lifespan of the past two decades while maintaining arguably the best and tightest musicianship among their … Continue reading

Beck (2014) ©KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Beck

Surfacing just as alternative rock went mainstream, Beck’s relentless creative tide has pushed his music into innovative and critically-acclaimed direcitons. For this episode, Beck makes … Continue reading

Florence + The Machine © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Florence + The Machine

Described by The Times as “the most peculiar and most highly acclaimed female singer of the moment,” “the latest in a line of great English … Continue reading

Bettye Lavette © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Bettye LaVette

There are few vocalists today that have transgressed various musical genres with the same flare and grace of Bettye LaVette. This soulful songstress started her … Continue reading

KT Tunstall © KLRU photo Scott Newton

KT Tunstall

As the 2006 Best British Female Solo Artist, KT Tunstall is already a star in her native Scotland and she is quickly getting the same … Continue reading

Sonic Youth © KLRU photo by Scott Newton

Sonic Youth

Drawing equal inspiration from the experimental proto-punk of the Stooges and the Velvet Underground and the avant-garde classical music of John Cage, Henry Cowell and … Continue reading

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