FROM Ariana Morgenstern
Conor Oberst Conor Oberst, aka Bright Eyes, spent a recent evening performing at Apogee Studio in front of a live audience. We'll share highlights from our session, hosted by Anne Litt on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Joseph Arthur Singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur was a big fan of and friend to Lou Reed. Arthur pays tribute to his mentor with an album of some of his favorite covers on Lou. We'll hear live versions by Joseph Arthur on the first anniversary of the icon's passing on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Tom Vek Punk rock rebel Tom Vek is an enigmatic artist. We never know what to expect from the UK singer and we’re excited to see what he has in store at KCRW's Masquerade Ball and in his live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn: New South Africa Married couple Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn are a match made in heaven for their love and mastering of the banjo. Their first album together was recorded at home and features an array of banjos and their nimble playing. Today's Top Tune is "New South Africa.”
Frazey Ford Frazey Ford, formerly of the Be Good Tanyas, has a truly unique voice as a songwriter and she channels Memphis soul on her latest record. It’s a stunning collection of songs and we’ll hear them live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Sheila Chandra: Ever So Lonely/Eyes/Ocean Sheila Chandra made a name for herself in the 80's as Britain's first mainstream Asian pop star. Drawing on the music of her spiritual ancestors, she weaves the sounds of South India, Spanish and Muslim influences on a composition that is now considered a classic.
Les Sins: Why Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick has a new dance project under the moniker Les Sins. As we look forward to his performance at KCRW's Masquerade Ball this weekend, Today's Top Tune is the funky "Why," featuring vocals from Nate Salman.
Conor Oberst: Hundreds of Ways Prolific songwriter Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes released a gorgeous new album recently. Today's Top Tune is one of the most spiritually uplifting tracks on the album and has a very catchy melody. It's called "Hundreds of Ways".
Nina Persson: Food for the Beast Nina Persson, singer for the Swedish pop group the Cardigans, will be performing as part of the Culture Collide Festival in Los Angeles this week so we’re happy to feature her track "Food For The Beast" as Today's Top Tune.