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Jack White Played a White Stripes Song for the New PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION

The White Stripes were a rock band, but that doesn’t mean their songs lack a country twist. Jack White performed one of the band’s older songs with Margo Price for NPR radio.
Anyone who says NPR is boring and serious has never heard A Prairie Home Companion. The long-running Minnesota Public Radio show will see founder Garrison Keillor step down due to retirement, and Chris Thile of Nickel Creek is replacing him. October 15th marked the first time the radio show saw the new host take over, and to celebrate, he brought Jack White, Things got extra special when he launched into The White Stripes song “I’m Lonely (But I Ain’t That Lonely Yet)” with country gal Margo Price by his side. It’s a sweet take on the song, and probably the coolest A Prairie Home Companion will ever get.

From Kentucky, Joan Shelley is one of the most refreshing singer-songwriters of today, with her lilting voice and melodic guitar often accompanied by Nathan Salsburg. We compare listening to her newest album, “Over And Even”, to eating a bag of potato chips: You can’t just listen to one song, you have to listen to the whole album.

As technology now rules the sound of the day, it’s good to be reminded how powerfully a single voice can transmit deep emotion. Joan Shelley made one of the most beautiful records of the year with just her voice and two guitars. “Over and Even” has roots in British folk, the sort made popular by artists like Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention in the late ’60s and early ’70s — another time when the dominant music was filled with electricity and texture. The intertwined melodies Shelley and her guitar partner Nathan Salsburg (who’s had his own Tiny Desk Concert I highly recommend you check out Nathan Salzburg’s solo work as well as his work with James Elkington.) produce are refreshing breaths of Kentucky air in a world of compressed drums and overly processed vocals. You must at least give this one a listen as it is near and dear to my heart.

Set List
“Easy Now”
“Stay On My Shore”
“Not Over by Half”

This concert video, filmed in March before a sold-out crowd at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., the London band Savages is by turns tender and ferocious as it showcases tracks from its latest album, Adore Life. Savages’ lead singer Jehnny Beth is a revelation: Even as she challenges the audience to match the group’s energy from every corner of the stage — as well as catapulting herself onto the audience at one point — it’s Beth’s emotional, life-affirming lyrics that leave the strongest impression.

See for yourself: Savages’ U.S. tour begins on July 15.

SET LIST
  • “I Am Here”
  • “Sad Person”
  • “City’s Full”
  • “Slowing Down The World”
  • “Shut Up”
  • “She Will”
  • “Husbands”
  • “Surrender”
  • “Evil”
  • “When In Love”
  • “I Need Something New”
  • “The Answer”
  • “Hit Me”
  • “No Face”
  • “T.I.W.Y.G.”
  • “Mechanics”
  • “Adore”
  • “F******”

Alabama Shakes are a soulful rock ‘n’ roll quartet, riding a well-deserved wave to fame. Since the release of its self-titled debut in 2011, the band has entranced listeners with its diverse and energetic songs. Alabama Shakes’ style is marked by lead singer Brittany Howard’s powerful voice and the group’s irresistible energy. Together, they enthusiastically blend rock with soul, country, blues and roots.  The band’s deft, gritty and joyous soul revival has attracted widespread praise — especially for vocalist Howard, whose vocals have been compared to those of Janis Joplin and the soulful style of a Otis Redding, On this episode of World CafeAlabama Shakes’ members talk with David Dye about the Muscle Shoals scene. Hear Alabama Shakes perform live, including the title track of the band’s latest album, “Boys and Girls”.

On 28 September, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters closed out the Nonesuch Records 50th Anniversary showcase at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Now, for a limited time, fans can re-live the entire thrilling performance over at NPR.

NPR said of the show, “Robert Plant was just brilliant in Brooklyn on Sept. 28th. Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters played a stunning set of music that did what Robert Plant does best: mixing up American blues, British rock, North African rhythms and even some electronica with that voice, still filled with passion after all these years.”

this was broadcast on a live stream on the internet that’s why I think it stutters and video doesn’t match but the audio quality is great…..

Jackson Browne had his first album released in 1971,the singer songwriter had been in the Nitty Gritty Dirt band, before playing gigs around Greenwich Village in New York. Meeting Nico his then girlfriend at the time, from the Velvet Underground, He contributed the song “These Days” for her first solo album “Chelsea Girl”, Jackson who now has turned 66 years of age is still writing such songs with conviction, his new album “Standing In The Breach” the 14th of his career.The Songs from this session “Call It A Loan”, Barricades Of Heaven” and “Long Way Around”

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With a huge repertoire of songs Ryan Adams prolific singer songwriter always seems to do the unexpected so no suprise recently Ryan and his new band recorded a session with NPR Radio, they performed this cover of the classic rock ballad from Foreigner