Music http://knba.org en Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing http://knba.org/post/heavy-rotation-10-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing-3 <em>Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/160609993/heavy-rotation" target="_blank">here</a>.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Heavy+Rotation%3A+10+Songs+Public+Radio+Can%27t+Stop+Playing&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MzE4MDYzMDEzMzQyNTcyNTY4NDMyNw001)"/></div><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:03:00 +0000 editor 14045 at http://knba.org Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing Jenny Lewis On World Cafe http://knba.org/post/jenny-lewis-world-cafe Jenny Lewis's new album, <em>The Voyager,</em> comes out today and we are lucky to have her as our guest playing live with her band.<p>From child actor to co-head of Rilo Kiley and thru some spectacular solo albums (<em>Rabbit Fur Coat</em> and <em>Acid Tongue</em>) plus working with Ben Gibbard in The Postal Service, we already know Jenny is a trooper. This weekend her story was chronicled in a profile in <em>The New York Times Magazine. </em><p>As we will hear today, this album took her a while, as insomnia and the death of her father threw her for a loop. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:08:00 +0000 editor 14043 at http://knba.org Jenny Lewis On World Cafe Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert http://knba.org/post/saintseneca-tiny-desk-concert One of the many instruments you may hear <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=saintseneca">Saintseneca</a> play — beyond the banjo, baglama, bulbul, balalaika, bowed banjo, baritone ukulele, bass and bouzouki — is a stomp box. Basically, it's a roughly 2'x2' plywood floorboard meant for pounding the beat. At a show just before this Tiny Desk Concert, craftily bearded singer Zac Little put his boot right through that floorboard.<p>Saintseneca had its beginnings in the heart of a small Appalachian town in Ohio, and the band grew up at college in Columbus. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Bob Boilen 14019 at http://knba.org Saintseneca: Tiny Desk Concert East Nashville Rocks http://knba.org/post/east-nashville-rocks How do you know you are in East Nashville? Follow the beards, a current joker might say. If you do, you'll find yourself in an area tucked in between Nashville's neat downtown and the city's eastern edge, separated from each by the twisting Cumberland River. To the west, tourists flock to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ryman Auditorium — the "Mother Church of Country Music." The Opryland complex — the venerable stage and radio show's comfortably suburban home since 1974 — is to the east, where the city sprawls into malls, hotels and tourists attractions. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:34:00 +0000 Ann Powers 14015 at http://knba.org East Nashville Rocks World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow http://knba.org/post/world-cafe-next-sam-morrow For our <em>World Cafe: Next</em> this week we are featuring the music of Sam Morrow's debut album, <em>Ephemeral</em>. Morrow is from the South. He's in his early 20s. His songs are almost all influenced by his recent struggle with addiction and the insights of its aftermath. But by no means is the album depressing — particularly the tracks we'll play today. Meet Sam Morrow. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:08:00 +0000 editor 13982 at http://knba.org World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow