On the surface, the artists signed to Nonesuch Records - which celebrates 50 years in business this year - would seem to have very little to do with one another. Wilco and Dawn Upshaw? Philip Glass and The Black Keys? But, when you look a bit deeper, you start to notice that every one of these artists - from classical, to jazz, to world music, to arena rock - has had a distinctive voice that has put them at the pinnacle of their particular genre. Or, in some cases, beyond genre.
Starting tonight, BAM celebrates Nonesuch's legacy with an extraordinary three-week festival called Nonesuch at BAM, bringing together many of the label's most legendary artists for the first time: everyone from world music stars like Youssou N'Dour and Caetano Veloso, to new music pioneers Philip Glass and Steve Reich, to bona fide rockstars Robert Plant and Jeff Tweedy. Check back here for ongoing coverage throughout the festival; full lineup after the jump.