WNTI Highlights

Roots rock band Milagro Saints joined Stew live in the studio on Monday 9/21/15 to play some tunes and to talk about their new CD.

Lead singer and songwriter Mr. S.D. Ineson has described the Saints’ thematically connected 10 song set "TUPELO" as "Mythological Americana" where various genres... dylanesque surrealistic blues, slack alt-country, straight up folk rawk, and old timey ballads, combine musically with lyrics inspired by the mythological atmospheres and birth locations of American Roots Music.

Angela Easterling is a country-oriented singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from history, current events, and her own upbringing in South Carolina.

She and her guitarist, Brandon Turner, will perform on September 27 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center in Whippany as part of the Splatter Concert series.  Bill Nutt interviews Easterling about her life and music.  For more information about the concert, visit www.splatterconcerts.com

This week's episode of All Songs Considered is a journey of sound. Bob has a new favorite noise app, so he and Robin Hilton go on a sonic expedition that includes a spring walk, a gaggle of purring kittens, and a rolling rain storm (thunder optional). As if kittens weren't enough, Bob and Robin also have six new songs to share, including a British band, a Scandinavian band that sounds British, and an American band that sounds Scandinavian.

August 26, 2015by Rachel Horn

Leon Bridges took the stage at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival with a great deal of attendant buzz. Drawing favorable comparisons to Sam Cooke from many corners, he'd released his chart-topping debut, Coming Home, just a month earlier. But the 26-year-old soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas, took it all in stride, delivering a set that lived up to its promise.