Song Travels Express
Gloria Gaynor is best known for her sensational 1978 hit, "I Will Survive," which won the only Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording in 1980. Following the disco era, Gaynor continued to perform and made appearances in film, television, and on...
Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than fifty years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America's collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early '60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank...
Rising Country star Hunter Hayes performed at age four with Hank Williams Jr. and was the front man of his first band at age five. He’s now a versatile instrumentalist, writer, producer, and performer with hits including "Storm Warning" and...
Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic first studied guitar at the age of eight in his home country, Montenegro, formerly part of Yugoslavia. At fourteen, Karadaglic was invited to play in a concert hall in Paris, and he later traveled to Italy to meet...
Vocalist, bassist and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Arts Silver Winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. Hailed as a "talent not to be missed" by The Herald Tribune, she's performed at such prestigious...
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...
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