Jazz Blog

James Cotton's 80th

Few harmonica players announce themselves by tone alone quite like James Cotton. The great bluesman, born 80 years ago today in Tunica, Mississippi, has a huge, vibrato-laden sound that's instantly recognizable, and while he's influenced many harp players, no one else sounds like him.

Classical Blog

Greetings from the Danube

First I want to pay tribute to all who made the NEPR cruise on the Beautiful Blue Danube a great success: thanks to Cheryl Willoughby, who kept the classical music on the air while I was away; to the organizers of the tour, Earthbound Expeditions and their staff, Tyson Verse, Tanya Masi and Matthew Brumley; to the more than 50 NEPR listeners...


On The Deerfield River

Running from Southern Vermont down to the Connecticut River in Greenfield, MA, the Deerfield River is both a center of whitewater recreation and a major source of hydroelectric power in the Western New England region. AudioFIles intern Jake Hochberger brings us to the town of Charlemont to hear...