NPR’s latest on the music scene

NPR's Scott Simon talks with musicians Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia about their love story and their new album, "Eclipse."
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: April 1, 2023, 11:56 am
James Taylor, Brandi Carlile, Annie Lennox and Angélique Kidjo are among the artists performing on Joni Mitchell: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, airing on PBS this evening.
Author: Elizabeth Blair
Posted: March 31, 2023, 9:32 pm
This celebration honors this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, Louis Hayes and Sue Mingus. Watch live Sat, April 1, 7:30 p.m. ET!
Author: Nate Chinen
Posted: March 31, 2023, 3:45 pm
The Athens, Ga., group has always felt like a myth hidden in plain sight. In a newly unearthed studio session, hear the band reverse-engineer punk's primitive roots to craft a circus-like surrealism.
Author: Lars Gotrich
Posted: March 31, 2023, 1:25 pm
The friendship shared by Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus isn't just the backdrop for their album as boygenius: It's the subject of many of these songs, built into their very structures.
Author: Marissa Lorusso
Posted: March 31, 2023, 9:01 am
Before his eclectic, high-energy performance, the singer and showman told the Tiny Desk team: "I'm not meant to be understood; I'm meant to be experienced."
Author: Mitra I. Arthur
Posted: March 31, 2023, 9:00 am
Samara Joy comes from a family of gospel singers and has been singing all her life. In February, she became the second jazz performer in Grammy history to win the award for best new artist.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: March 30, 2023, 5:16 pm
Prosecutors said musician Pras Michel collected exorbitant sums of money from a billioniare desperate to win access to two separate U.S. presidents.
Author: Carrie Johnson
Posted: March 30, 2023, 4:57 pm
Rapper Doechii hoped her video "Crazy" would make a statement by presenting her nude body as a vessel of power, not sex. YouTube saw things differently.
Author: Sidney Madden
Posted: March 30, 2023, 9:00 am
Former President Jimmy Carter had a relationship with the Allman Brothers Band, and that relationship played a role in helping get him elected.
Author: Matt Ozug
Posted: March 29, 2023, 10:06 pm