NPR Music en Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz Pianist and composer Jessica Williams has gained critical acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations for her writing and remarkable skill at the keyboard. Dave Brubeck called her "one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard."<p>On this episode of <em>Piano Jazz</em> from 1992, Williams solos on "Why Do I Love You" and joins host McPartland for "Straight, No Chaser" — one of two Thelonious Monk tunes during the session.<p><em>Originally broadcast in the spring of 1992</em><em>.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:12:00 +0000 editor 18330 at Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz Nick Waterhouse On 'Song Travels' Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Nick Waterhouse has been called "the young man who makes old R&B" (<em>LA Weekly</em>). His first single, "Some Place," was recorded in an all-analog studio and released on vinyl. Although his records recall the sound of the 1950s, his style is all his own.<p>On this <em>Song Travels</em>, Waterhouse joins host Michael Feinstein to shares his love of 45 rpm records and raw, live rock 'n' roll. Joined by Jay B. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:11:00 +0000 editor 18328 at Nick Waterhouse On 'Song Travels' Jenny Lewis' 'The Voyager' Is An Album To Spend Time With <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit<img src=""/></div><p>Transcript <p>TERRY GROSS, HOST: <p>This is FRESH AIR. Our rock critic Ken Tucker has a review of the new album by Jenny Lewis called "The Voyager." Lewis began her career as a child actress. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 Ken Tucker 18329 at 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 18331 at World Cafe Next: Sam Morrow KEXP Presents: Courtney Barnett <a href="" target="_blank">Courtney Barnett</a> may prefer the mundane, but that doesn't mean we have to. In the songs on her debut album, <em>The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas</em>, really two early EPs mashed together, the young Australian singer-songwriter relates with hyperfocus the details of a day and moments of simply average significance. A failed attempt at gardening, an invitation to a friendly gathering, a post-breakup rant, an after-party adventure, a concerned call from mom — this can all happen to you! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Jim Beckmann 18323 at KEXP Presents: Courtney Barnett Song Premiere: Horse Feathers, 'Violently Wild' Describing <a href="">Horse Feathers</a> almost inevitably diminishes the band's music: "Let's see, the lead singer has a beard and a soft voice, and he plays the acoustic guitar, and there's a string section. Oh, and they're from Portland, of course." All those identifying details hold true, and yet Horse Feathers' music never feels slight or ineffectual. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 18320 at Song Premiere: Horse Feathers, 'Violently Wild' Allah-Las, 'No Werewolf' <p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 18319 at Allah-Las, 'No Werewolf' Old Crow Medicine Show On World Cafe Our guests today, <a href="" target="_blank">Old Crow Medicine Show</a>, were singing on the street in North Carolina 14 years ago when none other than <a href="" target="_blank">Doc Watson</a> came by and gave them his blessing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:16:00 +0000 editor 18310 at Old Crow Medicine Show On World Cafe Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 <a href="" target="_blank">Nickel Creek</a>'s <a href="" target="_blank">Sara Watkins</a>, Sean Watkins and <a href="">Chris Thile</a> started out as child prodigies, then built their band into a Grammy-winning commercial force. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 18311 at Nickel Creek, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014 Equal parts rowdy and loving, the husband-and-wife South Carolina duo <a href="" target="_blank">Shovels & Rope</a> radiates knockabout charm. Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent are equally adept at crooning moonily while locking eyes and tearing through blistering folk-rock anthems without seeming to take a breath. Hearst and Trent often swap instruments, giving their sets a freewheeling, unpredictable quality.<p>Next month, Shovels & Rope will release a new album called <em>Swimmin' Time</em>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:52:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 18312 at Shovels & Rope, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2014