Music

Music
4:23 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Prolific Songwriter David Dondero Barnstorms Alabama

kingsbarcade.com

Last weekend, a little known but prolific songwriter brought his summer tour through our listening area with three shows (details below), starting in Pensacola, Florida, then in Birmingham, and ending Sunday in Tuscaloosa.  Just a few of the many stops on his journey.

(music: “Ashes on the Highway” from the album The Transient)

David Dondero is not a household name, but it could have been.  His career spans decades with 10 albums to his name, ranging in genres from folk to counry and blues to punk. 

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NPR Music Essentials
9:01 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Baltimore hip-hop artist Al Great.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun July 22, 2012 7:34 am

Last month, we started a new feature called "Heavy Rotation" where we asked public radio DJs from around the country to tell us about the best new music on their playlist. The response was overwhelming, so we've decided to make it a monthly sampler.

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APR Blog
1:34 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

NPR Music for iPad

Recently, NPR announced a multimedia music magazine for music lovers of all tastes and styles.  The app includes lives concerts, exclusive first listens, original reporting and commentary. It also takes advantage of the rich visual interface and tactile navigation of the iPad to present an integrated blend of text, images, audio and video. 

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