pop music http://wamc.org en Best of Music 2013 With Will Hermes http://wamc.org/post/best-music-2013-will-hermes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Best of" lists start popping up in November. To ensure that we're sharing the best of the entire year, we've saved our music list for the very last morning of the year.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.willhermes.com/">Will Hermes</a> is a Senior Critic for <em>Rolling Stone</em>, a contributor to NPR's <em>All Things Considered</em>, and the author of <em>Loves Goes To Buildings on Fire</em>.</p><p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 80893 at http://wamc.org Best of Music 2013 With Will Hermes Star pop producer Ryan Tedder returns with OneRepublic's "Native" http://wamc.org/post/star-pop-producer-ryan-tedder-returns-onerepublics-native-0 <p></p><p>Few, if any, people have more influence of the sound of popular music today as Ryan Tedder, a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. And as the frontman for OneRepublic, Tedder has helmed the genre-bending, Colorado-based band for more than a decade, enjoying platinum sales and a 2009 Grammy nomination as the band rose from MySpace to MTV and beyond.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:48:50 +0000 Ian Pickus 61556 at http://wamc.org Star pop producer Ryan Tedder returns with OneRepublic's "Native" Livingston Taylor and The College of Saint Rose Orchestra http://wamc.org/post/livingston-taylor-and-college-saint-rose-orchestra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, <a href="http://www.livtaylor.com/">Livingston Taylor</a> is the fourth child in the very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh.</span></p><p>From Top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” both recorded by his brother James, Taylor’s creative output has continued unabated, creating well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.</p><p>Taylor’s musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel, jazz – and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. He will be performing Friday night at the<a href="http://www.strose.edu/about_saint_rose/massry_center_for_the_arts/premiereperformances"> College of Saint Rose</a> in Albany on Friday night.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 58107 at http://wamc.org Livingston Taylor and The College of Saint Rose Orchestra Songwriter Kenny Young mixes African sounds and pop http://wamc.org/post/songwriter-kenny-young-mixes-african-sounds-and-pop <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with songwriter and producer Kenny Young (“Under the Boardwalk”), who heads a climate change effort called Artists Project Earth whose latest album, <em>Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa</em>, is now out. The project gets local artists to reinterpret American pop songs.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 55048 at http://wamc.org Songwriter Kenny Young mixes African sounds and pop John Taylor from Duran Duran http://wamc.org/post/john-taylor-duran-duran <p>John Taylor from Duran Duran joins us to talk about his new memoir, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0525958002/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0525958002&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0525958002" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52810 at http://wamc.org John Taylor from Duran Duran