Also in the Musicians on the Record series
Musicians on the Record: Buddy Guy
Blues man Buddy Guy reflects on his favorite album, B.B King's "Live at the Regal".
Musicians on the Record: Matisyahu
Matisyahu performs reggae and hip-hop. He's also a Hasidic Jew. As a teenager, Matis found spiritual sustenance in an album by the jam band Phish.
Musicians on the Record: Nanci Griffith
Austin based artist Nanci Griffith says Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" helped her recover from a broken relationship.
Musicians on the Record: The Decemberists
The Decemberist's frontman, Colin Meloy, says he discovered anyone could make music when he heard "Psychocandy" by The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Musicians on the Record: Liz Phair
Rocker Liz Phair praises the Stevie Wonder classic "Songs in the Key of Life"
Musicians on the Record: Richard Thompson
Acclaimed singer songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson says he learned about the guitar from listening to an album of piano jazz.
Bare Naked Ladies Steven Page discovered "Nilsson SingsNewman" during the group's first big tour. Playing big concerts every night made Page crave the intimacy of this record.
Musicians on the Record: Steve Forbert
Folk singer Steve Forbert muses about his favorite album, "Paris 1919". He says this John Cale record is very good for the subconscious.
Musicians on the Record: El Vez
El Vez calls himself the "Mexican Elvis". Still he found solace and inspiration in David Bowie's 1972 record, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust."
This will be broadcast locally on WXPN-FM in Philadelphia and also on the NPR program World Cafe in October.
Timing and Cues
opens and closes with music...self-contained