Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Popcast performances

Tooting own horn dept.:

PhotobucketFor Popcast, the Times’s weekly music podcast, we’ve been slowly building up a nice archive of live studio performances. First, in June, was Essie Jain, and since then we’ve had Laura Marling and Jennifer O’Connor, among others.

I’m particularly proud of the last few: Cory Chisel, a deep-voiced young songwriter from way north Wisconsin; Julie Fowlis, a Scottish folk singer who performs in a nearly vanished Gaelic dialect; and, this week, Annuals, blogger faves from Raleigh, N.C. Those last two were recorded in the studios of WQXR, and they sound great.

Next week is the reunited Led Zeppelin. Nah, but we have good stuff coming, and each podcast also features a couple of record reviews by staff critics. Enjoy, and if you like it, subscribe.

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