Throughout the Grammy-winner’s career, the genre-bending artist has collaborated with a long list of talent. Now, she’s enjoying intimate conversations with those musicians, not to mention playing songs with them during their talks. Now, the question is, how much of an introduction does Norah Jones need? She broke out with one of the highest selling albums of all time, after all. She’s also one of those artists who is consistent yet varied and whose body of work tells a vivid story. There’s an arc in her albums that invites fans to explore her world and their own.
Recently, we interviewed the musician-turned-podcast-host about these lovely conversations she’s enjoying, her eclectic career, and positivity in creativity.
Your podcast feels like you’re a fly on the wall, hearing these intimate conversations.
I know what you mean. When I started doing it, Sarah, my producer and partner in crime, was like, “What are you going to ask?” I said, “I’m not going to worry about that. You’re going to edit it later. If an awkward silence arises, it’s fine, and I like it to be more of a conversation.” I do write down certain things I want to try to get into, but not specific questions.
The Mavis Staples episode is fantastic.
Doesn’t she just make you feel so loved?
She’s wonderful. What were certain subjects you wanted to get into with her?
I already knew Mavis, so I knew that she’s a storyteller, and that it wasn’t going to take much to prompt her to get into some great stories. What I didn’t realize was how much she wants to tell these stories. I knew she wanted to tell them, I guess, but I wanted to go back …
Author: Jack Giroux / High Times