Originally published on Wed July 30, 2014 11:08 am
We're lucky to have Jenny Lewis in the studio to celebrate the release of her new album, The Voyager.
From her time as a child actor to her 13 years spent as co-head of Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis has never stopped putting forth great artistic work. Her past two solo albums were in a league of their own, and the third, The Voyager, is no exception.
The late musician Jack Clement's nickname, "Cowboy," came from a radio show he was part of in the early 1960s. It had nothing to do with horses or boots, but it happened to fit his maverick approach to work.
Just off the train from the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Boilen jumps at the chance to share a song by The Oh Hellos, his favorite discovery of the weekend. On "The Valley," the Texas band thunders and strums its way to a glorious sing-along chorus. Robin Hilton follows that with a premiere from Frazey Ford, whose soulful voice reinforces the celebratory mood of "September Fields."