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Song Travels is a one-hour series from NPR and South Carolina ETV Radio, hosted by five-time Grammy-nominated performer Michael Feinstein. In each program, Feinstein sits down with a musical guest to explore American Popular Song and the intimate journey singers and songs take together. Each program features an even mix of conversation and musical performances by the guests and Feinstein.

Song Travels is a one-hour series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is essentially a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions.

"In this series, we talk about songs, How important they are in our lives, how they've changed our lives and how sometimes they make life worth living."
- Michael Feinstein

Feinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the years, changing with each interpretation and artist. Guests as diverse as Joshua Bell, Bette Midler, Cheyenne Jackson, Rumer, Thomas Lauderdale, and Liza Minnelli give intimate performances and share personal insights.

Stations interested in this show must contact NPR for rights clearance and fee information. Access is subject to NPR approval. Email programservices@npr.org. Thanks. Hide full description

Song Travels is a one-hour series distributed by NPR and hosted by the renowned "Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," Michael Feinstein. As host and artistic director, Feinstein uncovers the intimate journey singers and songs take with one another, each changing the other through the course of a lifetime. For Feinstein, American music is essentially a travelogue, with art that exists only because it has traveled through artists' lives, generations, and passions."In this series, we talk about songs, How important they are in our lives, how they've changed our lives and how sometimes they make life worth living."- Michael FeinsteinFeinstein welcomes a new guest each week to explore the genre of American Popular Song, examining how these great songs have evolved through the... Show full description


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Vocalist Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theatre. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and a top performer ...

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  • Added: May 06, 2014
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Vocalist Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theatre. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and top performer on...

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  • Added: Sep 17, 2013
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Tony Award-winning actress/vocalist Christine Ebersole has been a stage and screen presence for more than 30 years. Her resume includes the musical...

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  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
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Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for modern country artists Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. ...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
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In honor of Billie Holiday's centennial, "Song Travels" features Grammy-winning vocalist and actress Dee Dee Bridgewater, who embodied the late sin...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2015
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One of the most prominent songwriters of his era, Jimmy Webb has written hits for artists including Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, and the Fifth Di...

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2014
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This Song Travels fundraiser features Feinstein performing the music of George and Ira Gershwin. Feinstein’s set includes music from his book, The ...

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  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
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Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and Platinum Award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world o...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
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Peter, Paul & Mary rode the 1960s folk wave to worldwide acclaim. Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, along with the late Mary Travers, performed ...

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  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
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Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has headlined national venues including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Kennedy Center. And she has earned ...

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
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Vocalist and songwriter Rosanne Cash is the daughter of Country music icon Johnny Cash and one of the preeminent artists of her time, with eleven n...

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
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This Song Travels fundraiser features performances and talk segments with host Michael Feinstein and his guests. In this program Feinstein frames e...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
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Pianist, singer, composer, and producer Allen Toussaint defines the sound of New Orleans. He penned early R&B hits including “Mother-in-law,” “Work...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
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Three-time Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch (February 2, 1925 – July 17, 2014) became a star on Broadway before going on to play acclaimed film and...

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  • Added: Jan 29, 2014
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Austin based quartet the Jitterbug Vipers play 1930s-style viper Jazz - the intoxicating underground take on swing classics by Duke Ellington, Coun...

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  • Added: May 05, 2015
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Legendary composer and arranger Johnny Mandel started out working in the Big Bands of Joe Venuti, Buddy Rich, and Jimmy Dorsey, and later worked as...

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
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Vocalist, pianist, and Grammy-winning composer John Proulx has a voice that is reminiscent of another great all-around jazzman, the late Chet Bake...

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
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Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists and was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of ...

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  • Added: Dec 31, 2013
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Grammy-winning opera star and actress Renée Fleming has performed some of the greatest operatic roles ever written at the world’s leading concert h...

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  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
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R&B singer/songwriter James Ingram rose to prominence with the 1982 hit “Baby, Come To Me” (a duet with Patti Austin) and continued a string of suc...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
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