Joe Bussard not only sought out obscure 78-rpm records that otherwise would have disappeared, but shared the music with giddy excitement.
The Philly rocker's latest album is titled (watch my moves) and he joins me to talk about the moves he's been making, who he's been working with and lots more.
The songs we love from the first half of the year span a wide emotional and musical range, from wild percussive romps to raw pleas for empathy to Beyoncé's command to leave it all on the dance floor.
The blues singer plays a solo Tiny Desk home concert from a spare, dimly lit Austin office building.
Southern singer-songwriter Paul Thorn joins NPR's Debbie Elliott to talk about his latest record, Never Too Late To Call.
After a silent year in which artists were sent grants instead of invitations to perform, the beloved festival was determined to go on this year, as carefully as possible. And how possible is that?
Join us in an online listening party for Christone "Kingfish" Ingram's new album. With Gwen Thompkins in the host chair, we'll feature a live conversation with the blues guitarist.
Despite creating art from trauma, Russell is strengthened by love, connection and creation.
NPR's Noel King talks to musician Amythyst Kiah, who deals with tough subjects, like being "othered" as a Black woman on the bluegrass and folk circuit.
Jon Batiste was born for show business. Hear him play an intimate set in New York and on our radio show as we trace his story to his current gig as band leader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
This fall, the bluegrass supergroup Sister Sadie became the first all-female band ever to win the top prize at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards.
Congratulations! You made it! Now that 2020 is over and 2021 has begun, here's a playlist that's about the hope of a new day.
Annye Anderson, the stepsister of Robert Johnson, whose life became a founding myth of American music, has written a memoir about the real life behind the legend.