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  • Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes

    Punch Brothers as unplugged superheroes
    The band Punch Brothers was half-jokingly called The Legion of Acoustic Superheroes by newgrass legend John Cowan soon after they formed in 2006.
  • Rhiannon Giddens discovers true calling with help from friends

     Rhiannon Giddens discovers true calling with help from friends
    What a difference a year makes. Toward the end of 2013, singer-fiddler Rhiannon Giddens and her band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, were at a crossroads. One of the group's original members, Dom Flemons, had decided to pursue a solo career, leaving...

    Kristin Andreassen Reclaims Her Solo Career, With Ferocity

    Kristin Andreassen Reclaims Her Solo Career, With Ferocity
    Inside most musicians, there's a struggle between two competing forces: the desire to make music with others, and the need to be alone. Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Kristin Andreassen — whose first solo album in nine years, "Gondolier,"...

    Under-the-radar pop albums to watch for this year

    Under-the-radar pop albums to watch for this year
    The marketing plans are likely being discussed as you read this: brainstorming sessions focused on delivering glistening, big-ticket records from Kanye West, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar and Adele — 2015 albums so brightly anticipated that they...

    'Genius' pairing: 2 great musical minds think alike

    'Genius' pairing: 2 great musical minds think alike
    Mandolinist and composer Chris Thile's Bach CD ("Sonatas and Partitas," Vol. 1, Nonesuch, 2013) is a genius trifecta. Thile received a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" in 2012. His producer, bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, was likewise awarded in...