PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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In the 1960s, Mary Lou Williams, Duke Ellington, and some other jazz artists began to write religious or so-called “sacred jazz,” to be performed i...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Monroe Crossing, Credit: Jamey Guy
Monroe Crossing from Minneapolis has been playing traditional and original bluegrass music for decades. The group’s talent and perseverance led to...

  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:02
Caption: Local Shaped Note Singers hold Copies of Shenandoah Harmony, Credit: Nathan Berry
Singing shaped notes is a long American tradition of singing, mostly based on Christian scriptures. As a folk tradition, it evolves with reference ...

Bought by KSRQ and KFAI


  • Added: Jun 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Singing and Praying Bands
Rev Jerry Colbert shares one of the oldest African-American music traditions. He's the leader of The Singing and Praying Bands of Maryland and Dela...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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David LaMotte on music and faith; Katy Scrogin on Toward a True Kinship of Faiths.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 49:00
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Fletcher Harper on religious environmentalism; Katy Scrogin on Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists.

Bought by 'The Sea' and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 07, 2014
  • Length: 33:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bertie Pearson, Credit: Rama Hughes
Bertie Pearson is an Episcopal priest in San Francisco. Before becoming a priest, he led two lives: one as a churchgoer, one as a rocker. So he w...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 46:31
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You may not know his name but if you're a fan of HBO's "True Blood" you know Jace Everett's baritone. Each week Jace's song "Bad Things" accompanie...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1