Deep Tracks

What song do you wish you’d written? What’s your favorite obscure album or musical obsession? On Deep Tracks, we ask musicians and creators to tell us about the work they’re performing and listening to. Take a listen and discover something you missed.

Band A Part
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Norway's acclaimed pianist Tord Gustavsen recommends another Norwegian classic, Masqualero's album "Bande a Part."More

Length: 
3:26
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We told Milwaukee DJ Tarik Moody we were doing a whole show about water. He created the perfect playlist to complement our interviews. He shares a few secrets on how to find a track by mood, reference, or feel.More

Length: 
3:13
vinyl player
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Novelist Hari Kunzru talks about listening through the scratch and hiss of old 78’s for the voice of the past.More

David Giffels and his dad
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A few years ago, David Giffels took on an unusual woodworking project — he started building his own coffin. With his 80-year-old father. But after losing his mother and best friend suddenly, his woodworking project took on a whole new meaning.
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Length: 
11:33
Nikka and Strings
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When Nikka Costa was ten, she was a pop sensation in Europe. In her 20s, she was Britney Spear’s opening act. But she’s left pop music behind and now she’s performing songs by some of the musicians she’s known, including Prince and Frank Sinatra.More

Length: 
13:12
rock and roll
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For author Jennifer Egan — whose novel "A Visit From The Goon Squad" documents the inner life of lifelong rock and roll stars—the pauses in rock ballads might say as much or more than the riffs.More

Young Fresh Fellows
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Charles R. Cross on the Young Fresh Fellows album “The Fabulous Sounds of the Pacific Northwest.”More

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Music journalist Charles R. Cross shares one of his favorite forgotten bands: The Sonics.

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Brandy Clark
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This interview was recorded near the end of the presidential race when everyone and their brother was trying to figure out what was...More

Length: 
10:21
Amanda Shires
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While pregnant with her first child, Amanda Shires was playing fiddle on the road for her husband, the country superstar, Jason Isbell....More

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11:58
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