Fiona Apple

Airs Thursday, June 27 at 8 p.m. Every now and then a musician comes along with an artistic conception that is so original, he/she is incapable of sounding like anyone else. Such is the case with all great artists, but at age 30, Chris Thile has become one of the most unique American musicians of our time. Tune in for excerpts from a solo performance by Mr. Thile at the 2012 Savannah Music Festival, where he wove Bach's G minor sonata into a unique collection of covers (including Josh Ritter and Fiona Apple songs) and original music in a free spirited and masterful performance.

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Airs Friday, May 31 at 9 p.m.  This week on the Caravan we start with a few ramblin' notes from Joel Rafael and follow along with tracks by Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder, Red Bird, and Kris Delhorst, plus we'll feature double cuts from Mississippi John Hurt and Son House followed by a Tribute to Woody Guthrie. On our concert set, it's a double bill as well, featuring Fiona Apple and Sharon Van Etten, recorded live at SXSW. Then on Be Quite and Play The Music we confront the Paradox of Grace.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, May 31, 2013