Song of the Week
Here, Eleanor Whitmore's talking about life on the stage, but it's a universal experience she shares.
Set to a delicate pluck of guitar and Vikesh Kapoor's voice floating like a gentle mist over the water, this song is a moment to appreciate the ephemeral nature of things.
Few modern songwriters are better at capturing the deep and lasting lesions from a torn romance than John Moreland -- his versions of sonic heartbreak don't just hurt, they bleed.
Willie Nelson doesn't value life because death is now tangible. He values life because he doesn't live like it is. Thankfully for us, he plays music like it, too.
Written before Trump became president, this song by Andrew Combs reflects on the cacophony of events that led to him assuming the throne and transmits the fear and anger of what's to come.
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (ft. Rhiannon Giddens), 'St. James Infirmary Blues'
Langhorne Slim and Jill Andrews, 'Sea of Love'
John Prine with Holly Williams, 'I'm Tellin' You'
Jade Jackson, 'Motorcycle'
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, 'A Wonderful Seed'