Ann Powers http://wrur.org en First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'Band Of Brothers' http://wrur.org/post/first-listen-willie-nelson-band-brothers When <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396875/willie-nelson">Willie Nelson</a> was a young hustler selling songs to <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396529/patsy-cline">Patsy Cline</a>'s people, he probably never thought he'd become the crowd-anointed sage of country music. But that's what happened as the Redheaded Stranger went gray, turned smoking weed into a brand and a virtue, and produced a discography that added up to its own American Songbook. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:10:40 +0000 Ann Powers 6701 at http://wrur.org First Listen: Willie Nelson, 'Band Of Brothers' First Listen: Luscious Jackson, 'Magic Hour' http://wrur.org/post/first-listen-luscious-jackson-magic-hour The best dance music is the kind that reminds you to move through life with your body rocking. It's one thing, a necessary thing, to get on the dance floor; but it's also supremely beneficial to carry that funky sway onto the streets and into daily routine. Luscious Jackson, the Manhattan-born, now bicoastal band of rhythm gluttons whose hits (remember "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NhqN0KcWAE">Naked Eye</a>"?) were among the most pleasurable alternative rock produced in the '90s, demonstrates exactly how to do that. Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:52:00 +0000 Ann Powers 4388 at http://wrur.org First Listen: Luscious Jackson, 'Magic Hour' '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss http://wrur.org/post/90s-nostalgia-revisited-6-musicians-we-miss <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AOVf9p9ht4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5COHP3KZuq4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilKcXIFi-Rc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4OJFWgF9os</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUFObCZtGWQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUOkg4jFNus</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:23:00 +0000 Ann Powers 3595 at http://wrur.org '90s Nostalgia Revisited: 6 Musicians We Miss Country Music's Year Of The Woman http://wrur.org/post/country-musics-year-woman <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yg05svXp98</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZfj2Ir3GgQ</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:11:00 +0000 Ann Powers 2039 at http://wrur.org Country Music's Year Of The Woman