Robin Hilton http://ketr.org en Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America http://ketr.org/post/okkervil-river-coming-age-small-town-america I grew up in a town of about 6,000 people in rural Kansas back in the '70s and '80s. I've never romanticized it much, though it was certainly a simpler time and, for better or worse, it's where I learned to make some sense of my life. The world you inhabit when you come of age in your teen years has a way of digging its claws in you. As the years pass, no matter how far you try to get away from it, it stays with you. Wed, 28 Aug 2013 07:39:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 42077 at http://ketr.org Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America James Vincent McMorrow: Tiny Desk Concert http://ketr.org/post/james-vincent-mcmorrow-tiny-desk-concert Irish singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/139785386/james-vincent-mcmorrow">James Vincent McMorrow</a> has one of the most arresting voices of any young singer you're likely to hear this year: He's got the heartbreaking falsetto of a Justin Vernon (<a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/18073513/bon-iver">Bon Iver</a>) and the raspy soul of a <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15334093/ray-lamontagne">Ray LaMontagne</a>, in a way that sounds both fragile and grand. Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:00:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 498 at http://ketr.org James Vincent McMorrow: Tiny Desk Concert