Your Song Changed My Life: From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, by Bob Boilen

By Bob Boilen

From the liked host and author of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny table Concerts comes an important oral background of recent song, instructed within the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, together with Dave Grohl, Jimmy web page, Michael Stipe, Carrie Brownstein, Smokey Robinson, and Jeff Tweedy, between others—published in organization with NPR Music.

Is there a unforgettable music that modified your life?

NPR’s popular song authority Bob Boilen posed this query to a couple of today’s best-loved musical legends and emerging stars. In Your track replaced My Life, Jimmy web page (Led Zeppelin), St. Vincent, Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat strength, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Jenny Lewis, Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jackson Browne, Valerie June, Philip Glass, James Blake, and different artists give some thought to pivotal moments that encouraged their work.

For Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, it was once researching his sister’s forty five of The Byrds’ “Turn, flip, Turn.” a tender St. Vincent’s existence replaced the day a field of CDs actually fell off a supply truck in entrance of her residence. Cat Stevens used to be reworked whilst he heard John Lennon hide “Twist and Shout.” those are the momentous but unmarked occasions that experience formed those and lots of different musical abilities, and eventually the sound of contemporary music.

A various choice of own stories, either traditional and awesome, Your music replaced My Life illustrates the ways that tune is revived, restored, and revolutionized. it's also a testomony to the facility of track in our lives, and an idea for destiny artists and tune lovers.

Amazing individuals comprise: Jimmy web page (Led Zeppelin), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia, Wild Flag), Smokey Robinson, David Byrne (Talking Heads), St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), James Blake, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Sturgill Simpson, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat energy, Jackson Browne, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Philip Glass, Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Hozier, Regina Carter, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, and others), Courtney Barnett, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Leon Bridges, Sharon Van Etten, and plenty of extra.

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By Bob Boilen

From the liked host and author of NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny table Concerts comes an important oral background of recent song, instructed within the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, together with Dave Grohl, Jimmy web page, Michael Stipe, Carrie Brownstein, Smokey Robinson, and Jeff Tweedy, between others—published in organization with NPR Music.

Is there a unforgettable music that modified your life?

NPR’s popular song authority Bob Boilen posed this query to a couple of today’s best-loved musical legends and emerging stars. In Your track replaced My Life, Jimmy web page (Led Zeppelin), St. Vincent, Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat strength, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Jenny Lewis, Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jackson Browne, Valerie June, Philip Glass, James Blake, and different artists give some thought to pivotal moments that encouraged their work.

For Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, it was once researching his sister’s forty five of The Byrds’ “Turn, flip, Turn.” a tender St. Vincent’s existence replaced the day a field of CDs actually fell off a supply truck in entrance of her residence. Cat Stevens used to be reworked whilst he heard John Lennon hide “Twist and Shout.” those are the momentous but unmarked occasions that experience formed those and lots of different musical abilities, and eventually the sound of contemporary music.

A various choice of own stories, either traditional and awesome, Your music replaced My Life illustrates the ways that tune is revived, restored, and revolutionized. it's also a testomony to the facility of track in our lives, and an idea for destiny artists and tune lovers.

Amazing individuals comprise: Jimmy web page (Led Zeppelin), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia, Wild Flag), Smokey Robinson, David Byrne (Talking Heads), St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), James Blake, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Sturgill Simpson, Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat energy, Jackson Browne, Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Philip Glass, Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Hozier, Regina Carter, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, and others), Courtney Barnett, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers), Leon Bridges, Sharon Van Etten, and plenty of extra.

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