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Our guests this week on Art of the Song are Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson, the musical and married duo known as Hungrytown. Full time touring musicians, their adventures have taken them throughout the US and Canada, as well as Europe and New Zealand.  Hungrytown's songs have been performed by other artists, including Nashville songwriter David Olney and bluegrass veterans the Virginia Ramblers. Their music has also appeared on several television shows, including the hit series, Portlandia. We spoke with Ken and Rebecca in our Albuquerque Studios.

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Our guests this week are JT Nero and Allison Russell, together known as Birds of Chicago. Defying categorization, their brand of rock and roll poetry centers around the vocals - Nero's fractured country soul croon and Russell's smooth tones create a harmony blend that’s truly captivating. Fueled by the band, it’s a full tilt revival - streamlined poems, deep grooves, sharp hooks and joyful singing straight from the heart. We spoke with JT and Allison in our Albuquerque studios.



Canadian jazz pianist and singer, Diana Krall joins us this week on Art of the Song. She has sold more than 6 million albums in the US and over 15 million worldwide. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named her the second Jazz artist of the 2000–09 decade, establishing her as one of the best-selling artists of her time. To date, she has won five Grammy Awards and eight Juno Awards. She has also earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums. She sat down with us to talk about the release of her newest CD Wallflower.



Declan O’Rourke was a latecomer to the Dublin singer-songwriter scene. But, in his mid-twenties, within months of discovering Dublin’s bustling songwriter open-mic circuit, O’Rourke found himself in the mix with the likes of Paddy Casey, Gemma Hayes and Damian Rice and has since build a career and reputation that has garnered accolades from all corners of the globe.