For more than 40 years, 96.3 WHUR-FM broadcast Patrick Ellis's beloved and popular radio show Gospel Spirit Sunday mornings, filling the homes and cars of Washington, D.C., with the sound of church.
nprmusicFor more than 40 years, Patrick Ellis' beloved Gospel Spirit radio show filled the homes and cars of Washington, D.C., with the sound of church. Ellis passed away July 16 from complications of the coronavirus.
Ross was recognized as a natural performer from an early age. She essentially never stopped.
nprmusicAnnie Ross, the veteran jazz singer, actress and founding member of the historic vocal trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, died on July 21 at the age of 89. Seemingly indestructible, Ross radiated mystique; she could lurch into the vocal stratosphere.
Today at 3 p.m. ET, we will host a listening party for Fiona Apple's first album in eight years. Join the chat room, ask our expert panel questions and shout your love.
nprmusicGood morning, Fiona Apple fans!
Today at 3 p.m. ET, we're hosting a live listening party for 'Fetch The Bolt Cutters,' her first album in eight years. Join @BobBoilen, @annkpowers and @mrsslrss as they discuss and answer your questions.
In March, The Mountain Goats' leader realized the coronavirus would strip his bandmates of income for months. To help, he reached for the machine that jump-started his career.
nprmusicTo record new songs, John Darnielle (@mountain_goats) returned to his Panasonic RX-FT500 boombox for the first time in at least a decade.
The resulting 'Songs for Pierre Chuvin' is out today.
For more than 45 years, the legendary John Prine has written some of the most powerful lyrics in the American music canon. He brings some of his best to this unforgettable Tiny Desk performance.
nprmusicAs we remember John Prine's life and legacy, today we're remembering with gratitude the day he paid a visit to the Tiny Desk at NPR HQ.
And we want to hear from you: What's your favorite memory of his music?
Rema is an Afropop superstar with a distinctive sound mixing pop and trap, a Barack Obama endorsement and a prominent magazine cover — and he still hasn't yet released his full-length debut album.
nprmusicRema (@heisrema) is an Afropop superstar with a distinctive sound mixing pop and trap, a Barack Obama endorsement and a prominent magazine cover — and he still hasn't yet released his full-length debut album.
Kassa Overall calls himself a "backpack jazz producer": a combination of jazz musician, rapper and bedroom producer. His latest album captures the evolving sound of hip-hop/jazz fusion.
nprmusicBased in Brooklyn, @KassaOverall calls himself a "backpack jazz producer," a cross between a jazz musician, a backpack rapper and a bedroom producer who uses his laptop as a mobile studio.