FIRST LISTEN, an Ocean of Music on NPR

Mississippi Sound -Randy Smith

Mississippi Sound -Randy Smith

Have you ever wanted to preview new music and read about its creators? Are you looking for new albums to check-out or suggest purchasing from the library?

First Listen provides interviews with select artists and free streaming of entire featured albums until they are released. There are Hundreds of archived interviews featuring artists such as Sam Smith, Robert Plant, Sinead O’Connor, and Willie Nelson, just to name a few.

Listed below are some of the current titles offered for streaming:

fleckwashburn_wide-1572b3b2e0dcace3c1a782bb154ed9281f891271-s40-c85The first duo recording from Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, husband-and-wife banjo adventurers.

John Luther Adams Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Lucinda WilliamsFollow Link to Listen


John Luther Adams’ sweeping orchestral piece Become Ocean was performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time in May. It also won the Pulitzer for music.
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Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross with the Motion Picture Soundtrack to ‘Gone Girl’. A follow-up to their Grammy winning soundtrack to ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’.
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Perceptive and much-lauded Singer/Songwriter Lucinda Williams with her new album ‘Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone’.
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