Song Travels Express
Saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Curtis Stigers wrote the Emmy-nominated theme song for the TV show Sons of Anarchy. Throughout his career he has straddled genres and has gained critical acclaim for his reinventions of jazz and modern...
Dena Kaye is the only daughter of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye and composer/songwriter Sylvia Fine Kaye. Danny Kaye was a man of boundless talents as a singer, actor, comedian and much more. Known for his roles on Broadway and in films including...
Sam Friend and his band the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play jazz, blues, and originals, drawing on the sound of grassroots jazz combos from a century ago. The Wall Street Journal has called the group "one of the zingiest of the new hot jazz bands out...
Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Nick Waterhouse has been called "the young man who makes old R&B" (LA Weekly). His first single, "Some Place," was recorded in an all-analog studio and released on vinyl. Although his records recall the sound of the...
Elaine Stritch - In Memoriam
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE We present this episode of Song Travels Express in memory of Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014).Three-time Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch became a star on Broadway before going on to play...
Grammy-winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss topped the country charts through the late eighties and nineties with hits like "Hey Cinderella" and "Cross My Broken Heart." She went on to start her own label and widened her range to include pop and jazz. On...
Michael and Lisa Gungor started the musical collective known as Gungor, which has been compared to Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Sufjan Stevens. Their first two albums were Grammy nominated, and their songwriting continues to break ground and defy...
Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful musical duos of the modern era. From the Motown staple "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" to Chaka Khan's "I'm Every Woman" along with their own Gold record...
A two-time winner of the John Lennon Songwriting contest, vocalist and guitarist Sean Sullivan derives his style from a wide swath of the musical landscape, including jazz, standards, and blues. When he was a student at the New School, he formed a...
Vocalist and songwriter Eleni Mandell draws inspiration from the sound of Los Angeles-based musician Chuck E. Weiss, the gritty poetry of Tom Waits, and the cool edge of LA punk band X. Her own albums have been compared to work by artists ranging from...
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Vocalist Johnny Mathis started out with a string of hits in the Fifties and quickly became a household name. A two-time inductee into the Grammy Hall of Fame, his collection Johnny's Greatest Hits is one...
Composer Richard Sherman and his brother, the late Robert Sherman, formed one of Walt Disney's most renowned songwriting teams. The pair composed memorable songs for classic films including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Parent Trap, and Chitty Chitty...
Actor and vocalist Tom Wopat rose to fame when he was cast in the role of Luke Duke on the iconic TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. More roles soon followed, including the TV show Cybil and the touring production of Annie Get Your Gun. He also made a...
Blessed with perfect pitch and a resonant voice, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur received her training at the Washington State School for the blind. Today Schuur is a two-time Grammy winner and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the White House. On...
Vocalist Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theater. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and top performer on commercials, which earned her the moniker "Queen of the Jingles." Her duet partners have included...
Tony Award-winning actress and vocalist Christine Ebersole has been a stage and screen presence for more than thirty years. Her resume includes the musicals Grey Gardens, Oklahoma! and Camelot, as well as a role in the 1984 film Amadeus and an...
Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. With her acclaimed debut solo album, 12 Stories, she revitalizes the tradition of storytelling in country music with darkly...
Actor and singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on Broadway and in front of the camera. He made his Broadway debut as the understudy for both male leads in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and his cabaret debut, a one-man show titled Back to the Start,...
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater has worked with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, and Horace Silver. In addition to her Tony award-winning role in The Wiz (1975), she has performed in shows including Sophisticated Ladies and Lady Day....
One of the most prominent songwriters of his era, Jimmy Webb has written for artists including Linda Ronstadt and the Glen Campbell. He has earned multiple Grammys as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Songwriters. On...
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