I came across KCRW's Apogee Sessions music site when I was looking for a live session with Roseanne Cash. Her latest record is really, really good. She is an excellent lyricist. No cliches. Lots of heart and intelligence. KCRW is one of the great radio stations in the States. They play cool music, always on the lookout for new, emerging and maybe sometimes over-looked artists.
There are superb sessions with other bands/artists too. I recently watched sessions with Johnny Marr, Jim James, Teddy Thompson, Death Cab for Cutie, Gary Clark Jr. and Queens of the Stone Age. All quite good. All professionally recorded in a nice little room. A perfect introduction to new music.
Usually the band does a set, then there's an awkward interview, then another set. The interviews are pretty cool too. Kind of cringe-inducing, but revealing. You really get a sense of who these artists are, or at least how they want to present themselves. Highly recommended!
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