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'20 Feet From' The Spotlight, There's Singing Worthy Of One

A new documentary directed by Morgan Neville profiles backup singers whose voices you know but whose names you probably don't: Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Judith Hill and Merry Clayton.

Boards Of Canada Tap A Devout Following To Push New Album

By leaking details of its new release through codes and numbers, the Scottish electronic duo worked the press game backwards.

Low Cut Connie On World Cafe

The piano-pounding Philadelphia rock band plays songs from its newest album, Call Me Sylvia.

Background Singers Hit Center Stage In 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'

Filmmaker Morgan Neville's new documentary chronicles backup singers who have supported some of the biggest acts in music history, from Ike and Tina Turner to The Rolling Stones, and sung some of pop music's catchiest hooks.

The Creole Choir Of Cuba: Reviving Caribbean History In 'Santiman'

The 10-person ensemble is one of the best-known choirs from the island nation. On its newest album, Santiman, the choir sings songs in tribute to its Haitian ancestors from West Africa, who were enslaved in the Caribbean region.

Jason Isbell: A 'Southeastern' Songwriter's Path To Sobriety

The country-rock musician's new solo album is deeply personal, drawing on issues like recovery from a battle with alcoholism that peaked during his time with the band Drive-By Truckers.