Music Features

Essential debuts (collage of album covers by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

Debuts

January 10, 2019|Kara Manning
The culmination of years of hard work, lucky breaks, missteps, epiphanies, and dreams. [Playlist]
Jealous of the Birds' Naomi Hamilton (photo courtesy of Big Hassle, PR)

Jealous of the Birds: Five Essential Cat Power Songs

December 17, 2018|Kara Manning
Naomi Hamilton is a big fan of Chan Marshall, and explains why.
Tom Waits (AP Photo via Marketwired)

Tom Waits

December 06, 2018|Darren DeVivo
A musician of endless vision, invention, and reinvention. [Playlist]
Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack (photo by Shervin Lainez, PR)

Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner: Five Essential Björk Songs

November 21, 2018|Kara Manning
"Discovering the music of Björk when I was a teenager changed the course of my life."
Shannon Shaw (photo by Alysse Gafkjen, PR)

Shannon Shaw: Five Essential John Prine Songs

November 15, 2018|Kara Manning
With a keen love for the effortless twists of his observant lyricism.
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls (photo courtesy of Propeller Publicity, PR)

Indigo Girls: Five Essential Joni Mitchell Songs

November 07, 2018|Kara Manning
Emily Saliers: "Picking five essentials from Joni Mitchell is torture."
Paul Weller (photo courtesy of the artist)

Paul Weller

November 01, 2018|Kara Manning
Some songwriters never get the international due they deserve. [Playlist]
Jimi Hendrix (image from promotional photo of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, via Wikimedia Commons)

Jimi Hendrix

October 08, 2018|Kara Manning
On earth for a fleeting moment in time, he left a legacy of volcanic grace and brilliance. [Playlist]
Cat Power (photo by Stefano Giovannini, courtesy of the artist)

Cat Power

October 05, 2018|Kara Manning
We honor this late night consoler of the lonely and sculptor of intimate masterpieces. [Playlist]
Marlon Williams (photo by Steve Gullick, PR)

Marlon Williams: Five Essential John Prine Songs

September 28, 2018|Kara Manning
The New Zealander's canny understanding of the legacy of his forebears gives him an eclectic range.
1968 (Collage compiled by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

The Essential Music of 1968

September 20, 2018|Dennis Elsas
Essay and playlist from Dennis Elsas
1978 (collage compiled by Laura Fedele, WFUV)

The Essential Music of 1978

September 13, 2018|Paul Cavalconte
Essay and playlist from Paul Cavalconte
Jade Bird (photo courtesy of Glassnote, PR)

Jade Bird

April 30, 2020|Kara Manning

Quarantined Artists is a new FUV feature that includes online Q&As and on-air conversations with musicians dealing with life...

Real Estate's Martin Courtney (photo by Shawn Brackbill, PR)

Real Estate's Martin Courtney

April 28, 2020|Eric Holland

Quarantined Artists is a new FUV feature that includes online Q&As and on-air conversations with musicians dealing with life...

Norah Jones (photo by Diane Russo, PR)

Norah Jones: Q&A

April 23, 2020|Kara Manning
Norah Jones made her way through quarantine with Pick Me Up Off the Floor.

Bettye LaVette

April 22, 2020|Eric Holland
On her pandemic stay-at-home life in West Orange, NJ, and also her album 'Blackbirds.'
Brian Fallon (photo by Kelsey Hunter Ayres, PR)

Brian Fallon

April 20, 2020|Eric Holland

Quarantined Artists is a new FUV feature that includes online Q&As and on-air conversations with musicians dealing with life...

Craig Finn (photo by Sherwin Lainez, PR)

Craig Finn

April 16, 2020|Eric Holland

Quarantined Artists is a new FUV feature that includes online Q&As and on-air conversations with musicians dealing with life...

Jesse Malin (photo by Steven Sebring, PR)

Jesse Malin

April 10, 2020|Eric Holland

Quarantined Artists is a new FUV feature that includes online Q&As and on-air conversations with musicians dealing with life...

Margaret Glaspy (photo by Josh Goleman, PR)

Margaret Glaspy: Q&A

April 09, 2020|Kara Manning

As the second artist interviewed for FUV's new Quarantined Artists series, Margaret Glaspy tells us about her new album, Dev...

M. Ward (photo by Wrenne Evans, PR)

M.Ward: Q&A

April 02, 2020|Kara Manning

It's strange poetry indeed to release an album called Migration Stories while travel is virtually impossible during the...

Amy Winehouse (from "Amy," A24 Films, PR)

On Amy Winehouse: Nick Shymansky Interview

July 23, 2015|Kara Manning

Four years ago, on July 23, the dynamic, intuitive and soulful singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse died at her London home...

The Walkman's Hamilton Leithauser

The Walkmen: TAS In Session

June 18, 2012|Kara Manning

The Walkmen must be feeling pretty upbeat given the wildly enthusiastic response to the band's seventh album Heaven, a...

Megafaun's Brad Cook in Studio A

Megafaun: TAS In Session

November 07, 2011|Kara Manning

Megafaun has released three albums since they formed from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison back in 2006. However, it's the...