Bob Boilen http://ualrpublicradio.org en Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis+Stands+Out+With+%27Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 26984 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/eliot-fisk-and-paco-pe-tiny-desk-concert Eliot Fisk looks like the happiest man on the planet. Watch that face as he plays guitar. Between performing music by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15031897/johann-sebastian-bach" target="_blank">J.S. Bach</a> and partnering with the world's best flamenco guitarist, Paco Peña, Fisk can barely control his joy. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 24804 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert Juana Molina: Tiny Desk Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/juana-molina-tiny-desk-concert No one else makes music that sounds like this. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15182395/juana-molina">Juana Molina</a> takes familiar elements — guitars, drums, keyboards, voice — and manipulates them into bewildering, attractive, polished jewels. Her songs don't fall into beat patterns we're used to, but we can dance to them. The guitar doesn't make sounds you'd expect, but we can relate to them. It's as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own.<p>The truth, however, is that Juana Molina is a creative soul. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:10:39 +0000 Bob Boilen 24118 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Juana Molina: Tiny Desk Concert Maya Beiser: Tiny Desk Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/maya-beiser-tiny-desk-concert Maya Beiser's Twitter handle — <a href="https://twitter.com/cellogoddess">@CelloGoddess</a> — says it all. She's a brilliant cellist with a stunning command of her instrument, and she's tightly tied to technology. Beiser takes the sound of her cello and runs it through loop pedals, effects and other electronics to make her instrument shimmer, drone and groove. Then there's her magnificent sense of melody.<p>It's not unusual to want to run in the other direction when you hear the words "experimental music," but Beiser's is an experiment that works. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:20:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 7057 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Maya Beiser: Tiny Desk Concert Olafur Arnalds, Live In Concert http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/lafur-arnalds-live-concert How can music be happy and sad at the same time? Listen to <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94291760">Olafur Arnalds</a> and you'll hear it. Depending on your mood, the tone changes, and a song that may have been uplifting one day sounds like an elegy the next. It's spacious, undeniably beautiful work. Much of the music performed in this concert, recorded on April 18 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, is drawn from the Icelandic musician's recent album <em>For Now I Am Winter. Tue, 07 May 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 4014 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Olafur Arnalds, Live In Concert