The beat is catchy, the production’s scratchy, and her voice cuts through it all with unbridled confidence.
Watch the video for “Hawk for the Dove,” the first single from Shires’ new album “Take It Like a Man.”
NPR Music talks with Jones about her sometimes challenging, but ultimately golden, first recording sessions in the studio.
Ponder’s voice hints at vintage Memphis soul, but the song is contemporary, fresh, and taking us to new, uncharted territory. Watch the music video.
“I guess I look for overlooked stories to tell,” says creator Rhiannon Giddens.
Alisa Amador is the 2022 winner of NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest.
Watch the all-girl punk band behind ‘Racist Sexist Boy’ play an NPR Tiny Desk Concert in an L.A. library.
Sylvia Robinson was the producer behind some of early hip-hop’s most iconic songs.
This week, Music 101 highlights women whose contributions have created the building blocks of music today.
In honor of Women’s History Month we present Respect! Women in Music, a special weekend program.
In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), Music 101 explores the history of the women’s lib movement through songs.
NPR’s Ann Powers and Marissa Lorusso talk about how love for a record can change over the course of our lives.