Norah Jones Is Playing Along

By Norah Jones

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ward hamilton
 Nov 13, 2022
thank you for a music podcast that plays music !


Norah Jones is a multi-GRAMMY winning singer and pianist who loves playing music with people, so she started her own podcast to do just that. Each episode, she sits down with a different guest for impromptu musical collaborations and candid conversation. Her guests come from all walks of life and every musical style and you never know where the songs will take them. So, come hang out in the studio. Norah Jones is Playing Along!

Episode Date
Robert Glasper (Part 1)
A fellow piano player, songwriter and Texan, this episode with Robert Glasper was meant to be! Norah and Robert reminisce about their days at Performing Arts High Schools and band camp, and recollect all the alums that have inspired them from the start. They perform a stunning Radiohead cover, a recorded collaboration they’ve never played live together before, and a meditative composition by Duke Ellington. Get caught up in the walk down memory lane, and find out the advice they both got from their friend, Q-Tip! Recorded on 2/7/2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 28, 2023
Emails Episode
On this week’s episode, Norah and Sarah check in with listeners to find out their dream guest and song ideas for the show. Tune in to hear some unexpected suggestions, and find out who was the most requested! The guest list is endless and the door is wide open! Recorded 3/6/23 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Mar 14, 2023
Los Angeles based Singer Songwriter Azniv Korkejian, aka Bedouine, has released 3 albums full of beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics. She comes from an Armenian family and has lived in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and all over the US. They dive into her unique songwriting process and find intimate harmonies as they perform Azniv's songs and cover one of her greatest inspirations, Nick Drake. Recorded on 11/15/2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 28, 2023
Lukas Nelson
Today’s guest is soulful and compelling singer, songwriter and musician, Lukas Nelson. He is the frontman of Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, who have released several albums and regularly back the legendary Neil Young. Norah and Lukas perform beautiful songs from across his catalog (including a song he wrote when he was 10 years old), you’ll learn all about his distinct and important role as producer/songwriter for the film, A Star Is Born, and about the childhood he spent on his dad’s tour bus. Listen in to find out what his dream was before music! Recorded on 10/18/2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Feb 14, 2023
Sasha Dobson
Sasha Dobson is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist whose life has run the gamut from swing dancing in Santa Cruz, to learning instruments on-the-fly in New York City. You’ll hear about how she and Norah met, how they encouraged and inspired each other, and ultimately came full circle in exploring music together. They’ll play some of Sasha’s striking solo compositions, duet on a Puss N Boots classic, and you’ll hear Norah's surprise performance for Sasha. Tune in for all that and the answer to what a Jazz singer is supposed to do with their hands! Recorded 3/29/21 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 31, 2023
Rodrigo Amarante
Rodrigo Amarante is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Brazil whose career has spanned from the immensely popular band, 'Los Hermanos,' to his collaboration with Fabrizio Moretti and Binki Shapiro 'Little Joy,' to writing and performing the theme song to 'Narcos.' His recent albums highlight his stunning work as a solo artist. He explains growing up with Samba schools, defines Norah’s favorite Portuguese word, and they play songs from all corners of his discography, including one of their recent co-writes. Tune in and get to know this true student of life! Recorded on 6/17/2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 17, 2023
Brian Blade
Brian Blade is a world renowned drummer hailing from Shreveport, Louisiana. In addition to his own group, Brian Blade Fellowship, he’s played with the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea and Norah amongst many others. He is also a composer and songwriter and can be found carrying a guitar on tour in case the spark for new music strikes. Brian & Norah discuss his penchant for listening to the lyrics while he plays and gets a better understanding for where he developed his fluid style. They put this to the test while playing some of Norah's songs and then switch up the instrumentation with Brian on guitar for a few of his songs from his band, Mama Rosa, including ‘At The Centerline’ and ‘Nature’s Law.’ So tune in as Norah dares to play drums for her drummer! Recorded on 3/6/22. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jan 03, 2023
Bobby Hall aka Logic
Bobby Hall aka Logic is a brilliant rapper, producer and musician who has cut through the noise with his message of peace, love and positivity. In this episode, he and Norah discuss their relationships to their greatest hits, how to navigate through the pros and cons of social media, and finding the path that feels best for their craft. They work out an intimate version of Bobby’s iconic “1-800 song”, collaborate on a couple of his beat-driven tracks, and improvise a mashup on the spot! And you won’t want to miss Bobby’s confession to Norah, so tune in! Recorded on 6/30/22. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 20, 2022
Valerie June
Valerie June is a GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter, musician, a yogi, healer, poet, illustrator, children’s author and all around creative. In this episode she and Norah delve into how to overcome the dark corners of your mind and use that energy for something positive. Valerie used her energy to go from watching performers soundcheck growing up, to being a celebrated artist in her own right. Norah and Val sing and play around with duo versions of some of her most special songs. Listen in for an intense conversation with a great student of life and beautiful music. Recorded on 7/16/2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Dec 06, 2022
Chris Thile
Chris Thile was born to play music! He began playing the mandolin at 5 years old and by 8 was in the popular bluegrass band, Nickel Creek. He went on to start the band Punch Brothers and to take the reins of Prairie Home Companion and reinvent it as his own ‘Live from Here with Chris Thile’. The conversation dives into what it was like growing up in church, making room for healthy debates, and the life-changing experience of having Alison Krauss as your producer. This episode is a wild card when it comes to music, as Chris suggests that he and Norah not only dig into his catalog, but also play some killer songs by Radiohead and Judee Sill. Recorded on 10/26/2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 22, 2022
Marc Rebillet
Marc Rebillet is a wizard! You may know him as Loop Daddy or from his many viral videos improvising tracks at home in his bathrobe. And while that might not be Norah’s performance attire, she and Marc do have a lot in common sharing roots from Dallas to New York. This is by far the funkiest episode to date as Norah & Marc lay down original music on the spot while discussing childhood influences, Marc’s main inspiration Reggie Watts, and how he pieces together the music magic. Tune in to find out what he has planned next! Recorded on 1/18/2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Nov 08, 2022
Mavis Staples
Mavis Staples is pure love and light. She grew up as part of the Staples Singers, a family whose powerful messages of peace rang loud and clear through times of civil unrest. Now, she has solidified worldwide respect and adoration as a solo artist. In this episode, Mavis treats us to many stories, from growing up in a big musical family, to staying strong through trying times, and how she spreads love through her music. She and Norah pay homage to Pops Staples with a rendition of “Friendship”, take on a gospel classic, and even get into the Christmas spirit! Recorded on 1/27/2022 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 25, 2022
Tarriona "Tank" Ball
Tarriona “Tank” Ball is the front woman of Tank and the Bangas who got her start in the slam poetry scene of New Orleans. Norah and Tank are by all means ‘friend goals’ so they cover everything from the news, to cooking, writing, attending the GRAMMYs and of course love. The music in this episode takes some surprising turns while they play new versions of songs by Tank like ‘Rollercoasters’ & ‘Friend Goals,’ a collaboration with Norah titled ‘Playing Along’ and in a twist, a new take on ‘Don’t Know Why.’ Recorded on 9/16/2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Oct 11, 2022
Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy is a musician, songwriter, author and frontman of the prolific band, Wilco. Norah joins Jeff in the studio to chat and play duo versions of 5 of her favorites songs of his, including ‘Jesus, Etc.,’ ‘Muzzle of Bees’ and ‘Sunken Treasure’. They dive into how he’s made music a family pastime and writing the perfect set list. Norah & Jeff laugh about the time she got the words wrong to one of his most beloved songs in front of him, and they tackle the age-old question of ‘who’s career would you like to have?’ They revisit recent history and discuss how the pandemic impacted songwriting. In the end, the answer is simple: Love is the king! Recorded on 10/1/2021 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Sep 27, 2022
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Sep 17, 2022