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Jherek Bischoff Crafts A Symphonic Sound On 'Composed'

The musician, songwriter, composer and producer has made a name for himself by playing with the likes of Amanda Palmer. For his latest album, however, he found himself departing from a rock sound as he began writing his own orchestral arrangements.

Leagues On World Cafe

The rock band kicks off World Cafe's week-long visit to Nashville by playing songs from its debut.
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Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen: On The Edge

Local bluegrass band Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen is celebrating three "Wammie" awards and a new label. The band joins us to play some tunes from their latest album, "On the Edge."


The Wu-Tang Clan's 20-Year Plan

The group's 1993 debut was the opening shot of an audacious plan to open the music industry to hip-hop made way outside the mainstream.

Paramore: Southern Pop-Punks Tackle 'Real Life Problems'

The Tennessee band's music was quickly pegged as "emo" — a melodic variant of punk that has its share of detractors. "Emo really stands for emotion," says singer Hayley Williams. "I don't think there's anything wrong with writing songs that are emotional."

Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

The 23-year-old singer-songwriter and guitarist, who has been compared to Adele, swept critics after her TV debut. One said her voice seemed to make time stand still. This story aired originally on Morning Edition on Nov. 5, 2012.