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Playlist: Speed of Sound

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The Speed of Sound: Dawes

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:06

Taylor Goldsmith says he lives in a fantasy world where everyone knows all of the words to Bob Dylan's Visions of Johanna. I think we should all be lucky enough to live in that world, too.

Addtext_com_mtkzmje0nda5ndcx_small Taylor Goldsmith says he lives in a fantasy world where everyone knows all of the words to Bob Dylan's Visions of Johanna. I think we should all be lucky enough to live in that world, too.

The Speed of Sound: Mumford and Sons

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:11

Marcus & Winston from Mumford and Sons talk with Kyle Meredith about their new directions with their 3rd album, Wilder Mind, writing from a broken heart, and the affects of The Basement Tapes' success, all set to the bands own soundtrack.

Addtext_com_mtkwndi3mzmznzi3_small Marcus & Winston from Mumford and Sons talk with Kyle Meredith about their new directions with their 3rd album, Wilder Mind, writing from a broken heart, and the affects of The Basement Tapes' success, all set to the bands own soundtrack.

The Speed of Sound: Jim James of My Morning Jacket

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:00

Jim James of My Morning Jacket talks with Kyle Meredith about the new album The Waterfall, Tune-Yards & Alabama Shakes, and life as a "rock star"!

Addtext_com_mtezote4mjaymju_small Jim James of My Morning Jacket talks with Kyle Meredith about the new album The Waterfall, Tune-Yards & Alabama Shakes, and life as a "rock star"!

The Speed of Sound: Veruca Salt

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:01

The newly reunited Veruca Salt talks with Kyle Meredith about what it took to bury the hatchet and put the band back together, and what the band means today.

Addtext_com_mdgzndi3nzc0ng_small Saying that Ghost Notes is the first Veruca Salt album in 18 years is misleading. While it is the first to feature the original lineup, Louise Post continued the band well into the 2000s, eventually calling it a day in 2012, six years after their final release, IV. All the while, co-founder Nina Gordon had been having her own success as a solo artist, most notably on her debut Tonight And The Rest Of My Life. So what would bring these two back together? The easy answer is time. The more difficult side of the coin involves burying some hatchets, rediscovering their groove and, maybe most importantly, a little music therapy in the age-old tradition of rock and roll.

The Speed of Sound: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 06:59

Banjo masters Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn talk with Kyle Meredith about making their first album as a married couple, bringing their son along for the ride, writing a banjo concerto, and using their platform to help change the world, all set to the soundtrack of their new LP.

Addtext_com_mtcxodm1ndyzmjq_small You’d find little debate about calling Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn the king and queen of the banjo—Fleck, a master who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Washburn as someone who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds. As the story goes, the two met each other at a square dance, eventually fell in love, played together in a quartet alongside Ben Sollee and Casey Driessen, got married and would occasionally pop up in each other’s solo shows. But it wasn’t until last year’s Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn LP that the two finally made it musically official.

The Speed of Sound: Father John Misty

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 06:57

Josh Tillman and Kyle Meredith go in-depth about Tillman's new record, I Love You Honeybear, as well as explore a few outside themes and even what we may get from him next.

Addtext_com_mteymjqymjqxntq_small Josh Tillman and Kyle Meredith go in-depth about Tillman's new record, I Love You Honeybear, as well as explore a few outside themes and even what we may get from him next.

The Speed of Sound: Chuck Prophet

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 06:53

Chuck Prophet's music (as well as Lou Reed & Sweet) underscores his talk with Kyle Meredith about life as an artist.

Addtext_com_mtuznze4mzu0nzi_small Chuck Prophet’s album Night Surfer arrived late last year as yet another example of the singer/songwriter’s versatility both as a master lyricist and instrumentalist. Each album has more or less focused on a different style, though undeniably with Prophet at the helm telling stories of the darker side of America. His latest record excels at taking a heavy dose of sardonic humor and distilling it with sugary-sweet jangle-pop. We sat down with him during a recent tour stop in Louisville to chat about Twitter, a Cormac-McCarthy-inspired future, and the White Night Riots of San Francisco.

The Speed of Sound: Speedy Ortiz

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:01

Sadie Dupuis talks with Kyle Meredith about writing about feminism and politics on the latest Speedy Ortiz album, Foil Deer.

Addtext_com_mdkwmjizoda4ng_small Sadie Dupuis talks with Kyle Meredith about writing about feminism and politics on the latest Speedy Ortiz album, Foil Deer.

The Speed of Sound: U2

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:02

A soundtrack of U2's new album, Songs Of Innocence, and a few older favorites, serves as the undercurrent in this interview with The Edge and Adam Clayton talking with Kyle Meredith during their Innocence + Experience Tour.

Addtext_com_mtuxmte4mzm0ota_small A soundtrack of U2's new album, Songs Of Innocence, and a few older favorites, serves as the undercurrent in this interview with The Edge and Adam Clayton talking with Kyle Meredith during their Innocence + Experience Tour.

The Speed of Sound: Paul McCartney

From Louisville Public Media | Part of the The Speed of Sound series | 07:03

Kyle Meredith talks with Paul McCartney about the science behind his songwriting, the redemption of Wings, and his life outside of music, all set to the soundtrack of one of the greatest musicians of all time.

Addtext_com_mtuwote3mzq3mze_small Kyle Meredith talks with Paul McCartney about the science behind his songwriting, the redemption of Wings, and his life outside of music, all set to the soundtrack of one of the greatest musicians of all time.