On his latest release called My Spirit Sister, Joshua James explores questions about fidelity and fears about fatherhood with staggering honesty. He talks about being raised in the Mormon church and why he left, and performs dark, stark Americana on the World Cafe.
Last year, Inuit throat singer and Björk collaborator Tanya Tagaq released her fourth studio album, a deeply political body of work that protests violence against women, indigenous peoples, and the environment.
In this Nashville Session, Ann Powers brings us former Pistol Annies member Angaleena Presley. In her newest album, Wrangled, the spunky Presley shares with us her experiences with sexism, loss, and reinvention in the country music scene.
“Alaska” singer Maggie Rogers became an overnight sensation after a chance encounter with Pharrell Williams. Earlier this year, she released her pop thesis, an energetic EP called Now That the Light Is Fading.