English is the official language of rock and roll, at least according to Tahiti 80 lead singer Xavier Boyer. He says the French quartet decided to sing all of their songs in English because it felt more authentic.
Inara George (Bird) and Greg Kurstin (Bee) do just fine without each other. He's a well-respected and in-demand producer and keyboardist and she's got a solid solo career going. They formed The Bird and the Bee to collaborate on jazzy electropop.
Still spending 80% of his days on the road, life hasn't slowed down for Leo Kottke. His late collaborations with bassist Mike Gordon have helped with record sales and he says the two are talking about a possible third release soon.
The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a study in contrast. While Taylor offers dreamy, falsettos while Goddard offers a tone that sounds a bit more world-weary and at times almost gruff in comparison.
It's been 18 years since John Gorka released his first recording. He's just released his first new record in three years on Red House Records, "Writing in the Margins" with some songs about love and war and hope for the future.
Justin Roth has a problem. A good problem, though. He's a Minnesota boy, has a few records out and plays a LOT. But most of his gigs are on the road: in the Northeast, West, Mountains and not much in his hometown.