- On Air Program Guide
- A Blue View
- Brain Talk
- Cellar Notes
- Choral Arts Classics
- The Environment in Focus
- Gil Sandler’s Baltimore Stories
- Humanities Connection
- Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
- Midday with Dan Rodricks
- The Morning Economic Report
- Radio Kitchen
- The Signal
- Take Five
- Your Maryland
- Public Commentary
- War of 1812 Stories
Aaron Embry On World Cafe
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:00:00 -0500
If Aaron Embry's name doesn't sound familiar, his previous collaborators will. Embry was recently the touring pianist with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and has worked with the likes of Elliott Smith, Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris.
In 2009 alone, the multifaceted musician composed a score for Yukio Mishima's silent film, Patriotism, and produced Avi Buffalo's self-titled debut. Yet throughout his diverse, nearly two-decade career, Embry never released his own solo record — until now.
Out just last year, Tiny Prayers is a sparse, soft piano album. Drawing on jazz and folk, Embry brings a somber melodic quality to the music, reminiscent of Elliott Smith himself.
Embry's inspiration for the record came from his time spent touring with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros — particularly the band's train tour with Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford & Sons, as documented in the film Big Easy Express.
Here, Embry plays a few songs from Tiny Prayers for World Café and talks with host David Dye about recording the album.
Copyright 2013 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit http://www.xpn.org/.
IN FOCUS TODAY
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 4:41am
More than 17,000 Baltimore students miss 20 or more days of school a year. Many of these...
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 4:37am
WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about changes to the horse racing industry in Maryland...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 7:00am
Attorney General Doug Gansler may run for governor in 2014, but he's moving toward a decision...