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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Chatting with a Legend

Tune in today during the 11 o'clock hour on Wednesday, September 22nd,  to hear my interview with 6-time Grammy winner John Legend. During the past decade, Legend has become one of the most recognizable and acclaimed performers of soul and R&B. 

I had an amazing opportunity to sit down with him and talk about his collaboration with the busiest band in hip-hop, The Roots, and their new collection of socially conscious covers from the 1960s 
Wake Up!

Legend explains the selection process for the album,
how he found his voice for the new project, and what it was like to team up with The Roots.

Listen to the Complete Interview

Monday, September 20, 2010

Janine Wilson Wakes Up on Baltimore Unsigned

D.C.-based blues rocker Janine Wilson returns to Baltimore Unsigned at 8 p.m. Tuesday (with an encore at 9 a.m. Saturday) to perform songs from her new album, Wakin' Up.

"We struggled for a long time over the title of this album. I think [guitarist] Max [Evans] came up with Wakin’ Up at one point," she says. "I feel like it really does have a lot of different meanings.” Wilson's original songs have won several national awards during her ten-year career; however, this is her
first collection of all-original material. 

Janine Wilson plays the Common Ground Cafe in Hampden on Friday, September 24th.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

CD of the Week: Wake Up!

John Legend and The Roots team up to tackle deep cuts from socially conscious soul icons such as Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway. The result is a classic collection that sounds remarkably vital.

No stranger to R&B collaborations, The Roots are one of the hardest working bands on the scene. Across the album, they create deep grooves that showcase Legend's vocals and pay homage to his musical predecessors. 

Tune in at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 22nd, for Tyler's interview with John Legend.