Suzanne Vega (photo by George Holz, PR)

Suzanne Vega: Five Essential Xmas Songs

December 18, 2023|Kara Manning
Aligning with her City Winery holiday shows, Suzanne chooses her faves.
Yola (from the video for "Love All Night (Work All Day)" via Nonesuch Records)

Yola: Five Essential Dan Auerbach Songs

May 14, 2019|Kara Manning
She trusted him to deliver her songs. It worked.
Kermit Ruffins (photo by Braden Piper, courtesy of Basin Street Records)

Kermit Ruffins: Five Essential New Orleans Songs

April 25, 2019|Kara Manning

Beloved New Orleans trumpeter and singer Kermit Ruffins teaches and preaches the gospel of the city's music — and he picked...

Tank and the Bangas (photo by Alex Marks, PR)

Tank and the Bangas: Five Essential New Orleans Songs

April 25, 2019|Kara Manning
As joyful ambassadors of the city's resurrection and revival
Lucy Wainwright Roche (photo by Jess Griffin, PR)

Lucy Wainwright Roche: Five Essential Indigo Girls Songs

March 26, 2019|Kara Manning
Songs she loves, written by her friends and inspirations.
Patty Griffin (photo courtesy of Big Hassle, PR)

Patty Griffin: Five Essential Rickie Lee Jones Songs

February 28, 2019|Kara Manning
From one "serious badass" to another.
Courtney Marie Andrews (photo by Laura E. Partain, PR)

Courtney Marie Andrews: Five Essential Dolly Parton Songs

February 08, 2019|Kara Manning
From one great country songwriter to another.
Dawes (photo by Magdalena Wosinska, PR)

Dawes: Five Essential Warren Zevon Songs

January 24, 2019|Kara Manning
Goldsmith cites Zevon's bold lyrical risks.
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.