The genre-disrupting violinist talks about the problem with labeling music and the importance of being a role model for young women.
Clayton sang backup with Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Carole King and many others. Now she has a new album — where she's front and center — called Beautiful Scars. Originally broadcast in 2013.
Millions lost their jobs to the pandemic and needed to file for unemployment benefits, but met busy lines – including a composer from Austin, who made an album to counteract the vibe.
Seven years after surviving a car crash that took her legs and nearly took her life, singer Merry Clayton is releasing a new album, Beautiful Scars.
The morning after winning two Grammy awards, R&B singer H.E.R. received an Oscar nomination for the song "Fight For You" from the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
NPR speaks with Angel Bat Dawid about capturing emotion in sound, Chicago's influence on her music and the artist she's most grateful for: George Clinton.
The six-time Grammy winner got her start as a kid, singing backup for an Elvis impersonator. Her new memoir, Broken Horses, is about her early life and the family she's built.
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Jon Batiste. The prolific artist, who has composed music for Disney and whose band plays for Stephen Colbert, is releasing a solo album.
Emmy award-winning actor and comedian Leslie Jones' popularity has reached new heights during the pandemic, now marked with the release of his new gospel music album, Company's Comin'.
"Outside Myself," Infinity Song's entry for the Morning Edition Song Project, is about trying to remember the big, wide world outside of you.
Rodney Carmichael talks with Cole Cuchna, the host of Dissect, about the focus for his podcast's new season: Kanye West's divisive, career-pivoting 2013 album Yeezus.
NPR's Sarah McCammon talks to Amy Lee, the co-founder and singer of Evanescence, about her band's first new album of original material in nearly a decade.
A simple piece that composer Malek Jandali wrote in 2011 became inextricable from the early protests in Syria. For a decade now, that connection has informed and invigorated his life and work.
The former poet laureate, Pulitzer winner and musician says she's obsessed with telling neglected stories and making poems sing.
Rapper-turned-politician Jecorey Arthur is teaming up with Teddy Abrams, the head of the Louisville's orchestra, for a musical collaboration tackling racial injustice.