July 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

July 2015 programs for Song Travels with Michael Feinstein

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Hilary Gardner shares a musical love letter with New York City (July 25 broadcast)

Join host Michael Feinstein this month on Song Travels for a variety of original music and interesting conversation with guests: Betty Buckley, Lari White, José James and Hilary Gardner.

7/4       Betty Buckley  Tony Award-winning vocalist and actress Betty Buckley debuted the role of Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats and has had a lifelong career on the stage and screen. She also released sixteen solo albums, including her 2014 album, Ghostlight, produced by T-Bone Burnett. This week, Buckley brings her leading-lady vocals to a performance of “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” and Feinstein joins in for “You Made Me Love You.”

7/11      Lari White  Vocalist and producer Lari White is known as Nashville’s “Renaissance Woman.” She made history as the first female producer of a male superstar for Toby Keith’s Platinum album White Trash Money. On this edition of Song Travels, White performs Willie Nelson’s “Crazy” along with standards by the Gershwins and Rodgers & Hammerstein.

7/18      José James  Vocalist and songwriter José James draws his musical inspiration from hip hop and indie rock in addition to jazz and R&B. He’s toured extensively and has gained a following with his acclaimed 2013 album, No Beginning No End, and his 2014 release, While You Were Sleeping. On this Song Travels, James remembers Billie Holiday, who was born 100 years ago this past April, and performs her classics “Loverman” and “I Thought About You.”

7/25      Hilary Gardner  Vocalist Hilary Gardner made her debut on Broadway in Twyla Tharp’s musical Come Fly Away, singing solos and duets with Frank Sinatra to much critical acclaim. In 2014, she released her debut solo album, The Great City, a love letter to New York City. On this edition of Song Travels, Gardner evokes memories of another time and place with her take on Tom Waits’ ballad “Drunk on the Moon.”