Robin Hilton http://kvpr.org en Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America http://kvpr.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 20694 at http://kvpr.org Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America First Listen: Cat Power, 'Sun' http://kvpr.org/post/first-listen-cat-power-sun <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>Chan Marshall, the creative force behind <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15329979/cat-power">Cat Power</a>, has long been indie rock's standard-bearer for melancholy navel gazing. In a career spanning nearly two decades, she's produced a large catalog of mostly moody confessionals, mixing blues, folk and arty punk with a swoon-inducing, transcendent voice. Sat, 01 Sep 2012 04:20:58 +0000 Robin Hilton 3288 at http://kvpr.org First Listen: Cat Power, 'Sun'