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Lucinda Williams, Tortoise, David Byrne

The passionate sounds of Lucinda Williams; R.L. Burnside sings of hard times and bad luck; the crazy rhythms of Tuatara and Tortoise; the African group, Tarika; and the new pop of David Byrne.

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Lucinda Williams, Tortoise, David Byrne

Saturday Night Church

Based in Seattle, Tuatara is a mix of musicians from several other popular rock bands, including R.E.M. and Luna. But the music here isn't rock. They say it's a mix of everything they've ever listened to.

Six Pack

Like Tuatara, Tortoise is not only named after an ancient reptile, it's also a conglomorate of musicians from other groups. Their music is quirky, repetitive and entirely original.

Hard Times on the Killin' Floor

R.L. Burnside has been playing the blues for more than 50 years. He was only recently made famous when his music was featured on the popular TV program, The Sopranos.


Lucinda Williams is best known for her 1998 Grammy award-winning album, Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. The CD featured here is her first release since then -- a rich collection of country soul.

(Malalako) Be My Baby

Tarika is an African group from Madagascar. Their music is distinctly modern, though rooted in traditional African rhythms and dance.

The Great Intoxication

Since the breakup of The Talking Heads in 1991, David Byrne has released a half a dozen solo albums, written books, and shown his photography at several exhibits. His latest release is Look Into the Eyeball.

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