Mountain Stage
11:01 am
Fri June 8, 2012

The McCrary Sisters On Mountain Stage

The McCrary Sisters on Mountain Stage.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 9:29 am

One of the most in-demand vocal groups on Music Row, Nashville's McCrary Sisters have recorded with Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, to name a few.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:58 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Introducing Siri Georg Solti

Pablo Helguera

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:47 pm

Got an idea for a classical cartoon, or a reaction to this one? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

All Songs Considered Blog
9:30 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Clare And The Reasons, 'Make Them Laugh': A Sinister Circus Story

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 12:24 pm

Though clowns are the source of laughs for some and nightmares for others, for Clare Muldaur Manchon, the front-women of husband-wife duo Clare and the Reasons, they became a source of inspiration.

After reading an article in The New York Times called "A Young Clown Follows in a Father's Giant Footsteps," Clare wrote the luminous yet sad, "Make Them Laugh."

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Deceptive Cadence
9:26 am
Fri June 8, 2012

The Peril Of The Flying Violin

Recent revisions to British Airways' carry-on luggage rules can confuse travelers with musical instruments.

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:50 pm

My two-week stay in Europe ended earlier this week with a stroke of luck: My German father-in-law gave me his beautiful old violin, the one he's played since he was 11. But getting it back safely to the U.S. was more of a problem than I imagined.

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Song Of The Day
6:03 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Squarepusher: Pushing Every Envelope

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Tom Jenkinson, a.k.a. Squarepusher, has been churning out inventive electronic music for nearly 20 years, with his most celebrated works mixing the sounds of jazz fusion with drum-and-bass. But his newest material follows any whim he fancies, which makes Squarepusher's new album, Ufabulum, a true mixed bag; nearly every track looks to push another envelope. "Dark Steering" flirts subtly with the sounds of modern dubstep, mixing them with atmospheric squeals and detailed drum programming.

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