By

Watch Bonnie Raitt and Amos Lee perform “Angel From Montgomery”

Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com
Bonnie Raitt | Photo by Joe Del Tufo for WXPN | deltufophotography.com

This past May, legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist Bonnie Raitt appeared at WXPN’s Non-Commvention. Performing material from her recent album, Dig In Deep, Raitt also performed a few classics from her back catalogue.

At the end of her set, Bonnie invited Philly singer-songwriter Amos Lee out to duet on John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery,” a song that Raitt originally recorded with Prine on her 1974 album, Streetlights. Not having any time to rehearse, Lee played the part perfectly, and it was a highlight of Raitt’s set. Continue reading →

By

Just what is this “Yacht Rock” thing anyway?

Loggins & Messina | Full Sail album cover

Each Thursday on WXPN since June, and continuing through the last Thursday in August, we’ve been dedicating a day of music programming to a theme, genre, musical movement, or year. Today for Throwback Thursday – #tbtXPN – we’re showcasing the smooth sounds of Yacht Rock. For those of you not familiar with the term, you might be asking, “Just what is this thing called ‘Yacht Rock’?” Continue reading →

By

Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Sheryl Crow headlining Outlaw Music Festival

Neil Young photo via NPR World Cafe session
Neil Young | photo by Julie Gardner | NPR

Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, and Sheryl Crow are headlining the inaugural Outlaw Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 18th at Montage Mountain, Scranton. Additional performers announced so far including the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne. Continue reading →

By

Just Announced: Hiss Golden Messenger playing Union Transfer in November

Hiss Golden Messenger | photo by Andy Tennille | courtesy of the artist
Hiss Golden Messenger | photo by Andy Tennille | courtesy of the artist

Hiss Golden Messenger has announced a Fall into early Winter tour with a stop at at Union Transfer on Sunday November 13th. Last week the band announced that their new album, Heart Like A Levee, will be released on October 7th. It comes two years after their last release, the critically acclaimed Lateness of Dancers. Continue reading →

By

#TBTXPN – Listen to our 1969 Spotify playlist


1969 was an incredible year in music. In fact, it was the year that WXPN listeners voted as The Greatest Year In Music. So many incredible albums, it’s almost impossible to list them all. Every Thursday all summer long, WXPN is doing #TBTXPN – a musical #ThrowbackThursday summer series. Continuing through the end of August, XPN travels back to a special year, a genre, or musical movement, and this week we’re putting the focus on 1969. Listen to our 1969 Spotify playlist below. They don’t call it classic rock for nothing. Continue reading →

By

#TBTXPN: Watch 10 awesome videos of performances from Woodstock

Today’s #TBTXPN Throwback Thursday theme put the focus on the year 1969 in music. The galvanizing music event of the year was the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, held upstate New York in White Lake on a farm owned by Max Yasgur, the weekend of August 15-17, 1969. Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine One of the 50 moments that changed rock and roll, approximately 400,000 attended the music festival. 28 bands played including Jimi Hendrix, The Who, The Band, the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Sly & The Family Stone, Richie Havens, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joe Cocker, and others, and a three day pass was $18.00. Continue reading →