Boggia would spend hours in his room, as a child, listening to records and trying to emulate the sounds on his
guitar. Born legally blind in his left eye and the sight in his right
eye receding over the years, his ears have become a powerful tool. Since then he has collaborated with the likes of Aimee
Mann, Juliana Hatfield and Bernadette Peters.
Singer-songwriter, violist and composer Jenny Scheinman has numerous high-profile arranging credits, having worked with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Bono, Lou Reed and Sean Lennon. Scheinman has four releases of original music under her belt, and you can hear her live today at noon.
While recovering from a serious accident, singer-songwriter Melody
Gardot used music for recovery therapy recorded and released Worrisome Heart,
which brings to mind Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and Eva Cassidy while
fusing blues, folk and jazz. Melody performs Live Friday at Noon on VPR.net
Joe Arthur’s music has been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley,
Leonard Cohen and Joe Henry, and he’s toured with Tracy Chapman and Ben
Harper, among others. His new album, Temporary People, followed a string of unpredictable EPs.
This eclectic British quintet The Duke Spirit fuses elements of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, punk and power-pop, in the process paying tribute to influences such as Sonic Youth and the Pixies. Hear them perform Live Friday at Noon on VPR.net
Mutlu’s music is a blend of soul, reggae, hip-hop, and Brazilian jazz
deriving inspiration from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Bob Marley, and
Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Mutlu recently toured with Joe Jackson and had the opportunity to open for Daryl Hall.
English singer-songwriter, Robyn Hitchcock has had one of the most
enduring careers of any performer. With an impressive discography that
boasts a stunning thirty-six releases, it is an understatement to
suggest that he is dedicated to his music. Hear Robyn Hitchock…
The three dynamic singers in The Angel Band – Nancy Josephson, Jen Schonwald, and Kathleen Weber – are known for their joyous folk-rock harmonies and boisterous energy. The infectiously energetic group performs Live Friday at Noon on VPR.net.
With the success of two Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, Golden Globe,
and her eternal hit "You’re So Vain," Hall of Famer Carly Simon recently released her 24th album,
This Kind of Love. Simon will be joined in a live performance by
Singer/Songwriter Yael Naim, the first Israeli solo artist to have a
top ten hit in the US.
Three discs into his career, James Hunter released his 2006 album People Gonna Talk
to an international audience, earning a Grammy nomination in the
process. Hear Hunter
perform a concert Live Friday at Noon on VPR.net.