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Beneath the gentle exterior of Jose Gonzalez's soothing, lilting voice and trademark "chord-picking" guitar lies a deeper and sometimes darker driving force. For KUT's Retread Sessions, Gonzalez performed two songs at the Blanton Museum to pleasantly surprised visitors.
Singer-songwriter Casey Dienel talks about making the transition from solo artist to bandleader, struggling with nerves as a performer, and watching people disassemble a giant whale that had washed up on the beach near her hometown.
The British press has credited The Klaxons with pioneering a genre called "new rave," which is really a mask for a heavy-handed dose of pop with a dance-punk kick. The band stopped by The Current to perform a version of its hit, "Golden Skans."
Hear an in-studio performance by Alice Smith, a New York-based soul singer whose latest album is titled For Lovers, Dreamers, and Me. Smith also discusses her attempts to cross the boundaries of race in the music industry.
Georgie James: John Davis (drummer of D.C.'s Q And Not U) and singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn.
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The musicians in Blues Traveler are taking a break from the norm with their new CD, 'Cover Yourself.' It's a collection of them reprising themselves. This week, in Bryant Park, they set down their bags and play a little.