Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five gets the James Franco treatment on Audible Studio's audiobook version of the classic. Vonnegut's breakthrough masterpiece brought him international praise and cult status, and Franco's read personalizes the adventures of Billy Pilgrim with a mix of innocence and eventual world-weariness.
"It's largely about empathy," says Steve Earle of his mandate as a songwriter. "The job is about empathy whether you're writing love songs or political songs." The musician, author, actor and activist's newest song hits iTunes today and it clearly shows how empathy can be the prime motivation for the political.
If you haven't heard of Caleb Caudle, just wait. You will. The recent success of alt-country darling Jason Isbell's rock-folk-country-chart topping album, "Something More Than Free," gives similar artists like Caudle hope that they too can break out and that their genre-defying music can be heard by the masses.