Coming up on the next Women In Music with your host Laney Goodman, we’ll hear NYC singer/songwriter Rachel Sage and Boston area singer/songwriter Catie Curtis… Americana/roots with 5-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter and a classic from 1997 with Amy Grant... roots/rock with a single from Heart featuring Sarah McLachlan, and new music from California singer/songwriter Tricia Freeman...

Sam Phillips, founder of the label Sun Records, didn't care much about making flawless recordings.

Review: Adele, '25'

12 hours ago

As anyone who's seen her in concert can attest, Adele Adkins is one of the most self-aware pop acts ever. Nearly every time she sings, the 27-year-old Londoner accesses the kind of acutely tangible pain that sometimes claims the lives of superstars who attain her astronomical level of success. Yet when Adkins delivers stage banter between those tortured tunes, so much cocky Cockney charm tumbles out that she hardly seems like the same tormented gal.

On a long drive, Itzhak Perlman will sometimes listen to classical music on the radio and try to guess who's playing.

"There is always a question mark," he says. "If it's good, boy, I hope it's me. If it's bad, I hope it's not me."

What Alt. Latino's Listening To This Week

Nov 22, 2015

The hosts of Alt.Latino bring us music from Brazil and Africa this week. NPR's Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras talk to Rachel Martin about their favorite tracks.

If you want more Alt.Latino, visit their page and check out all their shows.

If you're not a Spanish speaker, you won't know precisely what Carla Morrison is saying when she sings --but you can feel it. The Mexican alt-pop singer and songwriter has built a reputation over the past half-decade as a master of songs about love and longing, and her new album Amor Supremo is no different.

The journey a film score takes, from the composer's brain to what comes out of the speakers at your local theater, is a long and complicated process. In the case of the new Pixar film The Good Dinosaur, the work began seven months ago. Audiences will hear it for the first time on Thanksgiving Day.

Carly Simon was born into what looks, from a distance, like a charmed life: Her father Richard was the co-founder of Simon & Schuster, the family moved in glamorous circles, and she eventually came to record some of the most personal, poetic and popular songs of our time. But as she makes clear in her new memoir, there have been plenty of tumbles, too.

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At the end of this dramatic week, let's just take a moment to listen to T-Pain.

T-PAIN: The bad times make the good times seem so much better.

Hear local singer-songwriter Tony Gibson in studio Monday, 10 am-ish. Gibson creates songs with a tapestry of pop-laden melodies, brutally honest lyrics, and infectious musical hooks. His live performances capture a vibrant energy, sing-a-long choruses, and raw emotion, unlike any other. His stage presence is fiery, honest, at times humorous, and provides an overall captivating experience.