English singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock of The Soft Boys talks about his long-standing career.
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer-songwriters. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums and starred in “Storefront Hitchcock,” a concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.
Rolling Stone said about Hitchcock’s self-titled 2017 album, “A gifted melodist, Hitchcock nests engaging lyrics in some of the most bracing, rainbow-hued pop this side of “Revolver.” He wrests inspiration not from ordinary life but from extraordinary imaginings.”
Grammy Award-winning rocker Jeff Tweedy talks about Wilco’s album “Ode to Joy.”
Jeff Tweedy is the Grammy Award-winning founding member and leader of the rock band Wilco. He is one of contemporary American music’s most accomplished songwriters, musicians and performers. Rolling Stone magazine cited Wilco’s 2002 album, “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” as the third best album of the decade. Since founding Wilco in 1994, Tweedy has toured solo, produced three albums for iconic soul and gospel singer Mavis Staples and written a memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back).”
Rock musician Alejandro Escovedo talks about his decades-long career and his 2018 album “The Crossing” that tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams.
Alejandro Escovedo is a Mexican-American rock musician with Texas roots. His career includes performing in the punk rock group The Nuns, and alternative country bands Rank and File and The True Believers. He has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey, Los Texmaniacs and Chuck Prophet. No Depression magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade.
Bob Mould holds an iconic place in punk music history. Mould visits with Evan about his legendary career and his album “Sunshine Rock.”
Bob Mould is an American indie rock musician, part of the influential 1980s punk band Hüsker Dü and the 1990s band Sugar. Hüsker Dü was one of the first underground bands to sign with a major record label, and their eight albums inspired a generation of musicians. His biography, “See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody,” chronicles his story from a small town in New York to his later successes. His 2019 album is entitled “Sunshine Rock.”