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George Cables: A Heartfelt Tribute To His 'Muse'

In the 1970s and '80s, Cables was the pianist of choice for saxophonists Dexter Gordon and Art Pepper; Pepper called him his favorite pianist. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Cables' new trio album, My Muse, is so unassumingly good, you could miss just how good it is.
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Shawn Colvin: "Diamond in the Rough" (Rebroadcast)

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin describes her determination to make a life in music since the age of 10.


Twin Shadow On World Cafe

Inspired by motorcycle rides, the musician channels '80s new wave and pop on his new second album.

Gary Clark Jr.: A Blues Wunderkind Grows Up, Breaks Out

The guitarist spent his early teens playing clubs as part of the vibrant 6th Street music scene of Austin, Texas, learning from (and impressing) blues legends along the way.

On Record, A Husband And Wife Are 'Familiar Strangers'

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson are married country stars who seem to live a charmed life. Their new album, however, focuses on the struggle to maintain autonomy in a creative partnership.

Stephen Colbert's Most Meaningful Musical Moments

Colbert loves music and loves to sing, so Fresh Air's Terry Gross asked him to bring a few songs that mean a lot to him and tell her why.