NPR music http://www.kplu.org en Bonnie Raitt: A Brand-New Model For A Classic Sound http://www.kplu.org/post/bonnie-raitt-brand-new-model-classic-sound This April, roots-rock singer-guitarist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15382643/bonnie-raitt" target="_blank">Bonnie Raitt</a> released her first album in seven years, <em>Slipstream</em>. It's classic Raitt, mixing bluesy slide-guitar riffs with her soulful voice and a pop-friendly sensibility.<p>The delivery system, however, is brand-new. After years of working with the majors, Raitt decided to start her own label, Redwing Records. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 23:59:10 +0000 5307 at http://www.kplu.org Bonnie Raitt: A Brand-New Model For A Classic Sound Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz http://www.kplu.org/post/dianne-reeves-piano-jazz This <em>Piano Jazz</em> episode from 1999 features one of today's preeminent jazz singers. Wed, 18 May 2011 19:40:05 +0000 Grant Jackson 1623 at http://www.kplu.org Dianne Reeves On Piano Jazz Five songs that give the blues a modern-day makeover http://www.kplu.org/post/five-songs-give-blues-modern-day-makeover <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-947187.mp3</p><p>I’ll admit I wasn’t a big fan of the blues before I started working here at KPLU. I didn’t know much about the music. But that changed when I started listening to the blues songs we play. I discovered I really like the blues and the bare-bones, gritty nature of it.&nbsp;So, why mess that up with a fancy remix, right? Wrong. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:32:50 +0000 Kirsten Kendrick 560 at http://www.kplu.org Five songs that give the blues a modern-day makeover