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WXPN's live performance and interview program featuring music and conversation from a variety of important musicians

    On 'Star-Crossed,' Kacey Musgraves Embraces Tragedy

    On 'Star-Crossed,' Kacey Musgraves Embraces Tragedy

    Kacey Musgraves' latest album, Star-Crossed, chronicles the end of a relationship, through divorce and healing.

    • 33 min
    Merry Clayton On 'Beautiful Scars' And A Life Of Singing

    Merry Clayton On 'Beautiful Scars' And A Life Of Singing

    In the late 1960s, Merry Clayton was one of the most sought after backup singers. Her new album, released in April of this year, is called Beautiful Scars.

    • 22 min
    On 'The Roadside,' Billy Idol Reunites With An Old Collaborator

    On 'The Roadside,' Billy Idol Reunites With An Old Collaborator

    This month, Billy Idol released The Roadside, a four song EP made with his longtime guitarist and cowriter, Steve Stevens.

    • 46 min
    On 'Hope Above Adversity,' Dylan Cartlidge Makes Music Like Mantras

    On 'Hope Above Adversity,' Dylan Cartlidge Makes Music Like Mantras

    Cartlidge's debut album, Hope Above Adversity, was released in July of this year. It's filled with uplifting anthems that sonically jump from pop, to funk, to hip hop.

    • 21 min
    Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Pushing The Blues Into The Modern Era

    Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram, Pushing The Blues Into The Modern Era

    On his latest album, 662, the 22-year-old guitar virtuoso expands his sound to incorporate more rock, soul and gospel into his repertoire.

    • 30 min
    Enter 'The Metallica Blacklist': St. Vincent And Jason Isbell On The Black Album

    Enter 'The Metallica Blacklist': St. Vincent And Jason Isbell On The Black Album

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Metallica's beloved self-titled album, they're releasing The Metallica Blacklist: a compilation featuring more than 50 different artists covering songs from the record.

    • 8 min

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