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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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Blessed with perfect pitch and a resonant voice, vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur received her training at the Washington State School for the Bli...

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Canadian vocalist and songwriter Lily Frost launched her career with her band The Colorifics, which packed cubs up and down the West Coast of the U...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
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Bassist Jay Leonhart is a highly sought-after session musician, a trio leader, and a one-man act. He got his start as a kid playing banjo and guita...

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  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
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Renowned classical guitarist Sharon Isbin has released more than 25 albums, toured worldwide, and premiered some of the finest new guitar works of ...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
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Jazz pianist Barbara Carroll is regarded as New York's first lady of jazz piano. Her career has spanned seven decades and includes everything from ...

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  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
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Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin attended William Paterson University, where he formed a friendship with his mentor, the late Clark Terry. Justin, who l...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
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The songs of Nashville-based indie vocalist, pianist, and songwriter Rebecca Roubion have been featured on the TV shows "Bones" and "Pretty Little ...

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Vocalist Bobby McFerrin is best known for his 1988 hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” which was the first a capella song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot ...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2015
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Grammy Award-winning bandleader, composer, and pianist Arturo O’Farrill is the son of the late Chico O’Farrill and has carried on his father’s lega...

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2015
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Actress and vocalist Marilyn Maye is a lifelong performer with a career spanning nearly eight decades. Her big break came in the 1950s and she went...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
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Vocalist Hilary Gardner made her debut on Broadway in Twyla Tharp's musical "Come Fly Away," singing solos and duets with Frank Sinatra. In 2014, s...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
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Vocalist and songwriter Jose James draws his musical inspiration from hip hop and indie rock in addition to jazz and R&B. He's toured extensively a...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
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Tony Award-winning vocalist and actress Betty Buckley debuted the role of Grizabella in the original Broadway production of "Cats" and has had a li...

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
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Pianist, vocalist, and composer Jon Regen was an apprentice of the renowned pianist Kenny Barron. He's performed at venues worldwide, including a m...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
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Conductor, composer, and pianist Andre Previn has received multiple Lifetime Achievement Awards, including honors from the Kennedy Center, the Lond...

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  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
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Vocalist and songwriter Kat Edmonson has played major stages across the country. Her 2014 album, "The Big Picture," debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's...

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  • Added: May 11, 2015
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Grammy-nominated vocalist and songwriter Emily King is the daughter of internationally known jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti, and her music...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2015
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Billboard 1:00 IN CUE: Song Travels Explores the Journey… OUT CUE: We’ll talk with Ginny in just a moment but first the news (theme fades) Seg...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
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Jazz vocalist, songwriter, and actress Joelle Lurie is a regular at hip New York City venues such as the Rockwood Music Hall and the Zinc Bar, wher...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
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Vocalist, composer, and actress Nellie McKay brings a comedic flair to her stage shows, including Nellie with a Z, in which she plays a cabaret vet...

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  • Added: Feb 24, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
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