Rock & Roots

Rock & Roots
9:18 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Mick Fleetwood On Fleetwood Mac: 'It Would Make A Great Play' by NPR Staff

Not long ago, the idea of ever touring again seemed far-fetched at best. But as of this spring, not only is the band back on the road — according to drummer and founder Mick Fleetwood, they're having an easier time filling seats than in the past.

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Rock & Roots
12:42 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Iron And Wine: Words Like Seedlings

It's kind of surprising that 's Sam Beam has ended up making his living in music. Early on, he received a cautionary lesson from his dad.

"My father used to book Motown bands in college," Beam says. "And he imparted some wisdom on me that it's an easy gig to lose your shirt in."

Beam grew up in South Carolina; he studied art in college, then got into making movies. Music was just something he did on the side, for fun.

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Rock & Roots
10:02 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

First Listen: Steve Martin And Edie Brickell, 'Love Has Come For You'

For all his wry self-deprecation, Steve Martin has never been a musical tourist: The actor, comedian and author has been passionate about the banjo for decades, and trotted it out on stage at every opportunity in the years leading up to his decorated recording career.

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Rock & Roots
9:10 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile by: Damon McMahon

The first time I met Kurt Vile we played a show together in Philadelphia to less than 200 people. That was sometime in the fall of 2010. When I saw him just over a year later he was headlining the 1,500 capacity Webster Hall in New York City, and Smoke Ring For My Halo, his album released in early 2011, had turned me and almost everyone I knew from simply curious to full devotees.

LISTEN to the FULL story HERE...

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Rock & Roots
8:39 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Caitlin Rose On World Cafe by: David Dye

A young darling of Nashville's music scene, Caitlin Rose just released her second album, The Stand-In. Rose moved to Nashville when she was 7, but resisted country music at first because her parents worked in the industry. Indie-rock was more her thing; she first discovered via a record.

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Rock & Roots
10:38 am
Tue April 9, 2013

First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'The Terror'

After nearly 30 years, couldn't be harder to predict or pin down. The Oklahoma band has nothing left to prove — no lofty commercial standard to maintain, no gigantic hit of the variety anyone expects it to re-create, and no core sound whose boundaries and limitations must be pressed against with great care. Immortality is secure, thanks to both a left-field '90s novelty smash ("She Don't Use Jelly") and two albums viewed as unimpeachable classics (The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots).

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Rock & Roots
5:00 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Another WUKY Rock & Roots winner... Sara Wood...

Thanks goes out to Sara Wood...

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Rock & Roots
11:53 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

Over the past year, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep has been following the progress of singer-songwriter Neko Case as she works on a follow-up to her 2009 album Middle Cyclone. Inskeep spoke with Case last spring, right after an 18-day recording session in Tucson, Ariz. During that first installment, Case said she was struggling to get a feel for the songs she'd written.

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Rock & Roots
5:06 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)... VIDEO

A bit late on this share/post. But worth it anyway. David never fails to satisfy...

ENJOY...

Rock & Roots
11:44 am
Fri March 29, 2013

10 Great Album Art Fake-Outs: by NPRs Jacob Ganz

This week, the Strokes put out the new album Comedown Machine, the band's fifth collection of wiry, tightly-produced throwback rock.

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