Live Music http://wnpr.org en Life With Cerebral Palsy; Asylum Saxophone Quartet http://wnpr.org/post/life-cerebral-palsy-asylum-saxophone-quartet <p>Photographer Chris Capozziello has been photographing his twin brother Nick for years. Despite being twins, there was a major difference between these two: Nick was born with cerebral palsy; Chris was not.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The photography of both brothers’ is featured in the book,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://chriscappy.com/distance-between-us-book.php" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Distance Between Us</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The story it tells is about how both&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Capozziellos</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;are living and coping with Nick’s condition. Both join us to talk about their project.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:11:03 +0000 John Dankosky, Lydia Brown, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 20320 at http://wnpr.org Life With Cerebral Palsy; Asylum Saxophone Quartet Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger' http://wnpr.org/post/rodrigo-y-gabriela-russian-messenger <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dN91dhERgA</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:26:35 +0000 Robin Hilton 20307 at http://wnpr.org Rodrigo y Gabriela, 'The Russian Messenger' Jake Shimabukuro and Friends Show How Uke'n Play Ukulele http://wnpr.org/post/jake-shimabukuro-and-friends-show-how-uken-play-ukulele <p>The ukulele was not always obscure. Two of the biggest stars of the 20th century used them as their principal instruments. One is a name you probably don't know, but George Formby was a enormous sensation in Great Britain on stage and in movies in the 1920s and '30s. He specialized in playing a banjo-shaped ukulele, and he trafficked in comical, mischievous songs full of double entendres.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:36:00 +0000 Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan & Chion Wolf 20237 at http://wnpr.org Jake Shimabukuro and Friends Show How Uke'n Play Ukulele The Both: Tiny Desk Concert http://wnpr.org/post/both-tiny-desk-concert Singer-songwriters <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14962491/aimee-mann">Aimee Mann</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14955750/ted-leo">Ted Leo</a> are often at opposite ends of the volume knob. But what started as separate sets during a mutual tour, then a few walk-ons during Leo's solo set, is now an adventure in collaboration and mutual songwriting — and the birth of The Both. Months after this Tiny Desk Concert, which we recorded in February, there's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/04/06/297716051/first-listen-the-both-the-both">an album</a>. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:36:48 +0000 Bob Boilen 19720 at http://wnpr.org The Both: Tiny Desk Concert The Haden Triplets: Tiny Desk Concert http://wnpr.org/post/haden-triplets-tiny-desk-concert Petra, Rachel and Tanya Haden are three sisters in love with the art of singing. Born in 1971 to a famous musical father (Charlie Haden is a world-class upright jazz bassist), they've separately taken on vastly different music projects. You may have heard Petra with The Decemberists or tackling the music of The Who a cappella. Tanya plays in Let's Go Sailing, while Rachel sometimes turns up with The Rentals and other projects.<p>Together, they have a common love for American country and traditional songs, and that's what brought me to them and them to the Tiny Desk. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:31:21 +0000 Bob Boilen 19376 at http://wnpr.org The Haden Triplets: Tiny Desk Concert Remembering Ireland's Great Hunger; Asylum Saxophone Quartet http://wnpr.org/post/remembering-irelands-great-hunger-asylum-saxophone-quartet <div>This week, we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, even if we aren’t Irish.<p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But sadly, this holiday meant to celebrate a heritage doesn’t really go too much deeper than green beer and shamrocks in the public consciousness.</span></p></div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:44:00 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & John Dankosky 18681 at http://wnpr.org Remembering Ireland's Great Hunger; Asylum Saxophone Quartet A Salute to Irish Music with Martin Hayes http://wnpr.org/post/salute-irish-music-martin-hayes <p>The musician Christy Moore said Ireland could never have the equivalent of a folk revival because it never let its traditions lapse. And that's very true. The are probably other places in the world as deeply attached to their traditional music, but I don't know where they are. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:21:24 +0000 Chion Wolf, Betsy Kaplan & Colin McEnroe 18684 at http://wnpr.org A Salute to Irish Music with Martin Hayes New Releases From Goodnight Blue Moon and Daphne Lee Martin http://wnpr.org/post/new-releases-goodnight-blue-moon-and-daphne-lee-martin-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This hour, we check back in with two musical acts that we’ve featured on the program before. </span><a href="http://goodnightbluemoon.com/home" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="new">Goodnight Blue Moon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">’s Elm City roots are evident in their music. Their new EP, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Girl I Never Met</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, features a song that’s based on a poem found in a Fair Haven history book. Goodnight Blue Moon join us in studio to talk about the new release and to play some music.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:55:38 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 17315 at http://wnpr.org New Releases From Goodnight Blue Moon and Daphne Lee Martin When We First Met "Baby" http://wnpr.org/post/when-we-first-met-baby <p>"This song is about unrequited love - loving someone that just won't be able to give it back to you," said <a href="http://goodnightbluemoon.com/">Goodnight Blue Moon's</a> Erik Elligers. He's talking about a song off his band's new EP&nbsp;<a href="http://goodnightbluemoon.com/a-girl-i-never-met"><em>A Girl I Never Met&nbsp;</em></a>called "Baby"&nbsp;and it's a song that has special meaning for us at WNPR.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:23:43 +0000 Tucker Ives 16269 at http://wnpr.org When We First Met "Baby" New Releases From Goodnight Blue Moon and Daphne Lee Martin http://wnpr.org/post/new-releases-goodnight-blue-moon-and-daphne-lee-martin <p>This hour, we check back in with two musical acts that we’ve featured on the program before. <a href="http://goodnightbluemoon.com/home">Goodnight Blue Moon</a>’s Elm City roots are evident in their music. Their new EP is called, <em>A Girl I Never Met</em>&nbsp;and it features a song that’s based on a poem found in a Fair Haven history book. Goodnight Blue Moon join us in-studio to talk about the new release and to play some music.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're also be joined by another Connecticut musician: </span><a href="http://daphneleemartin.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Daphne Lee Martin.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Her upcoming album </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Frost </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a follow-up to last year’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Moxie,&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">which we featured on the show last year. Daphne joins us to talk about </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Frost</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and to catch up on her success since she last joined us.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Tucker Ives, John Dankosky, Lydia Brown & Catie Talarski 16222 at http://wnpr.org New Releases From Goodnight Blue Moon and Daphne Lee Martin Watkinson Extended Play: Using Music as Medicine http://wnpr.org/post/watkinson-extended-play-using-music-medicine <p>There is nothing particularly new about the idea that music can be a palliative or a distraction from pain or physical discomfort associated with illness. But over the last 25 years or so, we’ve seen a rising tide of interest in some that lies well beyond that -- a frontier where music’s actual therapeutic and even, curative powers can be discovered. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:50:35 +0000 Chion Wolf, Colin McEnroe & Betsy Kaplan 16127 at http://wnpr.org Watkinson Extended Play: Using Music as Medicine The Healing Power of Music: Colin McEnroe at Watkinson School http://wnpr.org/post/healing-power-music-colin-mcenroe-watkinson-school <p>A lot of interconnected things were happening in the 1990s, an oncologist and hematologist&nbsp; named Mitchell Gaynor discovered trough a Tibetan monk, the so-called singing bowls and began incorporating them into the guided meditation and breathing work he did with his patients. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:45:06 +0000 Chion Wolf, Colin McEnroe & Betsy Kaplan 16110 at http://wnpr.org The Healing Power of Music: Colin McEnroe at Watkinson School VIDEO: Violent Mae Performs Live in WNPR's Studios http://wnpr.org/post/video-violent-mae-performs-live-wnprs-studios <p>Even though they just released their debut, self-titled album, <a href="http://www.violentmae.com">Violent Mae</a> still had new, unreleased material up their sleeves.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:34:41 +0000 Tucker Ives 13663 at http://wnpr.org VIDEO: Violent Mae Performs Live in WNPR's Studios Remembering 12/14/12 With Music http://wnpr.org/post/remembering-121412-music <p>It's been one year since the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School transformed Newtown, Connecticut, the country, and the world. Over the last year, there have been countless musical tributes to the victims.</p><p>This hour, we share some of the music that came out of this tragedy.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:56:55 +0000 Ray Hardman & Tucker Ives 13960 at http://wnpr.org Remembering 12/14/12 With Music Live From WNPR: Violent Mae http://wnpr.org/post/live-wnpr-violent-mae <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The birth of the band Violent Mae may not have been intentional, but the result has been memorable. This duo met on an organic farm in Connecticut and just released their debut album, recorded in Hartford. Violent Mae joins us in-studio for a live concert on&nbsp;</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Where We Live</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:04:12 +0000 John Dankosky, Tucker Ives & Catie Talarski 13484 at http://wnpr.org Live From WNPR: Violent Mae The 15-Minute Music Shuffle http://wnpr.org/post/15-minute-music-shuffle <p>Public radio might be best known for shows like <em>Morning Edition, This American Life, Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me and Car Talk</em>, but did you know public radio stations across the country also feature some amazing music?</p><p>Thanks to the World Wide Web, many radio stations and shows put out beautiful videos of musical performances from not only local acts, but big-time national names.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:13:03 +0000 Tucker Ives 13334 at http://wnpr.org The 15-Minute Music Shuffle 'It's Hard To Stay Patient': A Conversation With John Mayer http://wnpr.org/post/its-hard-stay-patient-conversation-john-mayer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396370/john-mayer" target="_blank">John Mayer</a> has a lot to be thankful for this year, including his return to the stage. A Grammy winner and a multi-platinum seller, Mayer is one of the most successful musicians of the past decade-plus — but a few events in his life have left him uncharacteristically quiet of late. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:35:00 +0000 editor 13156 at http://wnpr.org 'It's Hard To Stay Patient': A Conversation With John Mayer Harmonica Heroes Take Over WNPR http://wnpr.org/post/harmonica-heroes-take-over-wnpr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Are there countries where harmonica players are BIG stars? Why don't more women play it? How many different musical styles can you squeeze out of one of these things? Guests include a lot of the pros: Howard Levy, Don </span>DeStefano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Chris </span>DePino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> whose odd career arc has taken him from railroad conductor to chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party to professional harmonica player. Also, </span>Wolfie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gets an on-air harmonica lesson from these gods of the harp.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:45:28 +0000 Chion Wolf 12600 at http://wnpr.org Harmonica Heroes Take Over WNPR Little Ugly: Live Performance Video http://wnpr.org/post/little-ugly-live-performance-video <p>Little Ugly <a href="http://wnpr.org/post/little-ugly-live-wnpr">performed live on WNPR's&nbsp;<em>Where We Live</em></a>&nbsp;from our pop-up radio storefront. If you couldn't make it to our pop-up radio storefront, relive it here.</p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:24:25 +0000 Tucker Ives 12471 at http://wnpr.org Little Ugly: Live Performance Video Daytrotter Session From New London's Daphne Lee Martin http://wnpr.org/post/daytrotter-session-new-londons-daphne-lee-martin <p>New London's <a href="http://daphneleemartin.com/">Daphne Lee Martin</a> is making a national name for herself. Earlier this year, she released a new album called&nbsp;<em>Moxie</em> and went on to tour throughout the country.&nbsp;</p><p>Most recently, she stopped off in Chicago during a tour in the Midwest, which is where Daytrotter is located. Daytrotter records sessions with a range of musicians like&nbsp;<a href="http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/the-civil-wars/20054920-37382467">The Civil Wars</a>, <a href="http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/iron-and-wine/20054486-53261">Iron &amp; Wine</a>, <a href="http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/grace-potter-and-the-nocturnals/20054819-3737713">Grace Potter &amp; The Nocturnals</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.daytrotter.com/#!/concert/deer-tick/20057137-3737501">Deer Tick</a>.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:40:34 +0000 Tucker Ives 10946 at http://wnpr.org Daytrotter Session From New London's Daphne Lee Martin An Ode to Opera http://wnpr.org/post/ode-opera <p>Last month, the New York City Opera-- what Mayor LaGuardia called "the People's Opera" -- declared bankruptcy. This is/was the opera that introduced Americans to Placido Domingo and Beverly Sills.&nbsp; Make what you will of the fact that the bankruptcy announcement coincided with the presentation of a new opera about Anna Nicole Smith.<br /> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 19:44:04 +0000 Chion Wolf 10756 at http://wnpr.org An Ode to Opera Neko Case: Live Tiny Desk Concert http://wnpr.org/post/neko-case-live-tiny-desk-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's Halloween! Watch a live Tiny Desk Concert featuring </span>Neko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Case and Kelly Hogan, as well as Eric Bachmann of Crooked Fingers and Archers of Loaf. Case is keeping her outfit under wraps for now, but promises a reveal worthy of the occasion.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:06:37 +0000 Heather Brandon 10491 at http://wnpr.org Neko Case: Live Tiny Desk Concert Little Ugly: LIVE on WNPR http://wnpr.org/post/little-ugly-live-wnpr <p><a href="http://www.littleuglymusic.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Little Ugly</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has become a staple of the Hartford music scene. They were named the "Best Indie Rock" band at the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards and </span><a href="http://www.ct.com/entertainment/music/connecticut-music-awards/wtxx-connecticut-music-awards-2013-best-indie-rock-20130916,0,5563432.story" style="line-height: 1.5;">were referred to</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as "one of the hardest working bands you'll ever encounter." Their latest release is called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Where the River's Born</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and we'll talk with Little Ugly and hear some music.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:44:42 +0000 Tucker Ives, John Dankosky & Catie Talarski 10472 at http://wnpr.org Little Ugly: LIVE on WNPR Hop on the Troubadour Train! http://wnpr.org/post/hop-troubadour-train <p>Today you're going to meet the new State Troubadour, Kristen Graves, and renew your acquaintance with three former troubadours.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:43:59 +0000 Chion Wolf 9968 at http://wnpr.org Hop on the Troubadour Train! Sean Spellman of Quiet Life http://wnpr.org/post/sean-spellman-quiet-life <p><span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">If Sean </span>Spellman’s<span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"> life was captured in a TV show, it’d be</span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portlandia_(TV_series)" style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; color: black; font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;Portlandia.</a><span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;He’s a bearded guy - whose </span>rootsy<span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">, </span>folky<span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"> rock band&nbsp;</span><a href="http://quietlifeband.com/" style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal; color: black; font-weight: bold;">Quiet Life</a><span style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;tours the country in a van powered by used vegetable oil. &nbsp;And yeah, they’re based in Portland.</span></p><p style="font-family: verdana, helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">But get beneath the surface a bit, and Spellman’s an east coast guy - raised in New London CT and the Jersey shore, he wears his complicated love for New England on his sleeve, and has a spot in is heart for Springsteen, like any good Jersey guy would.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:25:37 +0000 Catie Talarski, Tucker Ives & John Dankosky 3201 at http://wnpr.org Sean Spellman of Quiet Life Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/hurray-riff-raff-live-concert-newport-folk-2013 The New Orleans band Hurray for the Riff Raff exists as a vehicle for the powerhouse songs of singer-songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra, whose gigantic voice conveys the grit of bluesy soul while still fitting within the realms of rootsy folk and country. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:31:15 +0000 Stephen Thompson 1402 at http://wnpr.org Hurray For The Riff Raff, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 Phosphorescent, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/phosphorescent-live-concert-newport-folk-2013 Raised in Alabama and based in Brooklyn, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/126890486/phosphorescent" target="_blank">Phosphorescent'</a>s Matthew Houck makes moody, searching, raggedly pretty music that reflects the sounds of both his respective homes. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:31:04 +0000 Stephen Thompson 1399 at http://wnpr.org Phosphorescent, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 Hey Marseilles, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/hey-marseilles-live-concert-newport-folk-2013 The Seattle septet <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/129155209/hey-marseilles" target="_blank">Hey Marseilles</a> makes some of the most good-natured chamber-pop music around, led by the unmistakably kind voice of Matt Bishop. Naturally, given the band's size, Hey Marseilles gets to make the most of a wide array of warm sounds, from cello and viola to horns and accordions, but those ingredients are all wisely wrapped around songwriting that exudes sweet, hooky sunshine.<p>Hey Marseilles just released its second album, <em>Lines We Trace</em>. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:31:01 +0000 Stephen Thompson 1398 at http://wnpr.org Hey Marseilles, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 JD McPherson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/jd-mcpherson-live-concert-newport-folk-2013 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/153034529/jd-mcpherson" target="_blank">JD McPherson</a> provides a refreshing reminder that retro roots music isn't timid: His debut album, <em>Signs & Signifiers</em>, synthesizes blues and rockabilly and old-school rock 'n' roll with an unmistakable punk spirit. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:30:21 +0000 Stephen Thompson 1397 at http://wnpr.org JD McPherson, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 Kingsley Flood, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013 http://wnpr.org/post/kingsley-flood-live-concert-newport-folk-2013 The Boston band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/129323544/kingsley-flood" target="_blank">Kingsley Flood</a> has spent the last few years polishing, refining and expanding its folk-rock sound, in the process incorporating horns, more strings and ever-brighter production. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:30:10 +0000 Stephen Thompson 1396 at http://wnpr.org Kingsley Flood, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013