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Song Travels is a one-hour series from NPR and South Carolina ETV Radio, hosted by five-time Grammy-nominated performer Michael Feinstein. In each program, Feinstein sits down with a musical guest to explore American Popular Song and the intimate journey singers and songs take together. Each program features an even mix of conversation and musical performances by the guests and Feinstein.

Song Travels is a one-hour series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is essentially a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions.

"In this series, we talk about songs, How important they are in our lives, how they've changed our lives and how sometimes they make life worth living."
- Michael Feinstein

Feinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the years, changing with each interpretation and artist. Guests as diverse as Joshua Bell, Bette Midler, Cheyenne Jackson, Rumer, Thomas Lauderdale, and Liza Minnelli give intimate performances and share personal insights.

Stations interested in this show must contact NPR for rights clearance and fee information. Access is subject to NPR approval. Email programservices@npr.org. Thanks. Hide full description

Song Travels is a one-hour series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is essentially a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions."In this series, we talk about songs, How important they are in our lives, how they've changed our lives and how sometimes they make life worth living."- Michael FeinsteinFeinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the... Show full description


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Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress René Marie launched her career in 1999 with her self-released debut album Renaissance and quickly found succ...

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British conductor, arranger, and scholar John Wilson serves as conductor for numerous orchestras throughout the UK, including his own, which has a ...

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Grammy award-winning vocalist and songwriter Melissa Manchester performed with Bette Midler as “Toots in the Middle” in the original group The Harl...

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British jazz vocalist and pianist Anthony Strong built a reputation as a session pianist, supporting stars like B.B. King. His EP release Delovely ...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
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Vocalist and songwriter Carsie Blanton taught herself to play guitar by listening to the music of Ani DiFranco and Joan Osborne as a teen, and her ...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
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Los Angeles noir-pop quartet the Leftover Cuties have a sound that is both retro and refreshing. Featured as one of Paste Magazine’s “Best of Wha...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
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Jazz vocalist Charenee Wade began singing at age twelve and learned from jazz luminaries such as Carmen Lundy and Christian McBride. Her clear voic...

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Herb Alpert is a world renowned musician, composer, producer, and co-founder of A&M Records, the largest independent record label in history. He ro...

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  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
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Rising Country star Hunter Hayes performed as a four-year old with Hank Williams, Jr. and played at the White House at just seven. On his debut alb...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
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Vocalist, bassist, and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Arts Silver Winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Col...

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  • Added: May 27, 2015
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Saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Curtis Stigers wrote the Emmy-nominated theme song for the TV show Sons of Anarchy. Throughout his career he...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
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Dena Kaye is the only daughter of entertainer Danny Kaye—a man of boundless roles including singer, actor, comedian, and humanitarian. On this Song...

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  • Added: Aug 05, 2014
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Banjoist and bandleader Sam Friend and his band the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play jazz, blues, and originals, drawing on the sound of grassroot...

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  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
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Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Nick Waterhouse has been called “the young man who makes old R&B” (LA Weekly). His first single, “Some Place...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
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Grammy-winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss topped the country charts through the late eighties and nineties with hits like “Hey Cinderella” and “Cross...

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  • Added: Jul 08, 2014
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Michael and Lisa Gungor started the musical collective known as Gungor, which has been compared to Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Sufjan Stevens. Their...

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  • Added: Jun 28, 2014
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Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and her late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful musical duos of the modern era. These master ar...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
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A two-time winner of the John Lennon Songwriting contest, vocalist Sean Sullivan derives his style from a wide swath of the musical landscape, incl...

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  • Added: Jun 17, 2014
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Vocalist/songwriter Eleni Mandell draws inspiration from the sound of Los Angeles-based musician Chuck E. Weiss, the gritty poetry of Tom Waits, an...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2014
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Composer Richard Sherman and his brother, the late Robert Sherman, formed one of Walt Disney’s most renowned songwriting teams. The pair composed s...

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  • Added: May 13, 2014
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