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Singers Sam Craft and Alexis Marceaux describe their very different experiences with COVID-19. Plus hear the uniquely New Orleanian story of how the band celebrated the release of its new album.
Do you remember realizing your parents weren't exactly who you thought they were? Thao Nguyen explores the themes of fault and forgiveness on her latest album.
Over time, the sound and lineup of U.S. Girls has evolved from just Meg Remy. On the group's latest record, Heavy Light, up to 20 musicians recorded in the studio at the same time.
Jason is a thoughtful, gifted storyteller and songwriter, and also a caring, engaged thinker, someone who never shies away from speaking his mind. He'll talk about being engaged and will play live versions of songs from his new album with the 400 Unit, Reunions.
Mt. Joy was recently on the road with The Lumineers when the tour was cut short by the pandemic. The members of the group perform for us separately from home in this session.
The Smell has been a home to lots of LA bands and musicians, including artists like No Age, Ty Segall, Mika Miko, Best Coast, Warpaint and Feels.
From Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra to Bonnie Raitt and Paul McCartney, here's how the studios at Capitol Records in Los Angeles influence artists' sound.
The acclaimed jazz pianist and songwriter's new album, Pick Me Up Off The Floor is out tomorrow. She talks about how her non-stop work ethic and the spirit of collaboration shaped her seventh studio album.
There are a lot of heartbreak albums out there. Heartbreak is maybe the biggest and most enduring inspiration when it comes to songwriting, but it's rare to hear heartbreak dealt with as much nuance as Courtney Marie Andrews gives it.
Not only did the Grammy-winning band get its start here, but its leader, La Marisoul, also operates a shop in the Mexican Marketplace found on Olvera Street.
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