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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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Pop icon Barry Manilow got his start arranging for TV and writing commercial jingles. He was Bette Midler’s pianist before he recorded his 1974 bre...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2013
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Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson self-released his first album after his record label folded, and he soon found himself in the top ten on the iTun...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2013
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Composer/pianist Rob Schwimmer has worked with top artists including Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler, has penned scores for Osca...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2013
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Rising country star Hunter Hayes performed as a four-year old with Hank Williams, Jr., and played at the White House at just seven. On his debut al...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2013
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Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started out busking on the streets of Paris. Today she’s an acclaimed performer whose voice instantly recalls the Golden...

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  • Added: May 22, 2015
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Dena Kaye is the only daughter of larger-than-life entertainer Danny Kaye; a man of boundless roles including singer, actor, comedian, humanitarian...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2013
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Singer/songwriter Chris Young was the winner of the reality TV series Nashville Star in 2006 and has been a consistent presence on the Country char...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2013
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Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful musical duos of the modern era. These master archit...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2013
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Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick has been a pillar of Broadway for over 50 years. His hit musicals include Fiorello!, Fiddler on the...

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2013
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Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor is one of the most multifaceted fiddlers on the scene today, equally at home playing bluegrass, country, jaz...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2013
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Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has been pushing down musical boundaries for over four decades with her hauntingly...

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  • Added: Jun 25, 2013
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Wayne Brady became a star improvising on the popular TV show Whose Line It Anyway? The singer/actor/dancer/comedian also has appeared on stage in R...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2013
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Multi-talented vocalist/producer Lari White is known as Nashville's "Renaissance Woman." She made history as the first female producer of a male su...

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  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
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Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on stage and in front of the camera. He won a Theatre World Award for his role in All Shook Up, an...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
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Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is a co-founder of the eclectic ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music and old fashioned pop. ...

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  • Added: May 28, 2013
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Born into Hollywood royalty, Liza Minnelli has made her own name on the stage and screen. Her role in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical...

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  • Added: May 22, 2013
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Feinstein welcomes the dynamic classical duo of violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk. The two have been recording and performing together ...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
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French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today’s classical music scene. He has more than forty albums to his credit, ...

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  • Added: May 15, 2015
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Actor, singer and comedian David Hyde Pierce is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Niles Crane on the long-running series Frasier. He's ...

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  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
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Marilyn and Alan Bergman are a legendary power couple in American popular music. They penned the themes for classic network TV series Alice, Good T...

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2013
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