Top 10 Athlete Songwriters

Growing up, I wasn't very good at it. I took piano lessons, played the trumpet in the school orchestra. I was so at once. I also played basketball. In college, I was one of the last guys to come off the bench. In high school,…

Swedish songwriters turn to K-Pop

In interviews, Berg and Carlebecker offered several theories as to why Swedes produce such great K-pop tracks, including the country's strong songwriting tradition and comprehensive music education system. Sweden is cold, Berg noted, which…

Jazz up Filipino folk songs

PLAYING music for a live audience, touring and road trips, and rehearsing together are things that have had to take a back seat over the past year and a half. Still, jazz band Debonair District kept busy during…

Keeper of New Hampshire Folk Songs

Kate McNally holds a vinyl containing her favorite folk music. Photograph by Kendal J. Bush When I was growing up in southern New Hampshire, my family drove up north to white people most weekends. On Sunday nights on the drive home, my…

Most Popular WWII Songs

"The White Cliffs of Dover" (1941) Walter Kent and Nat Burton's response to the battles in the skies of the English Channel is perhaps the most popular war song. Although recorded in 1941 by Glenn Miller & His…