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First Listen: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, 'The Traveling Kind'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The veteran singers don't just share the spotlight. They also share the weight of legacy, influence and lifelong artistic investment.

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Punch Brothers, 'Familiarity'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The venturesome band takes you on a journey with a three-part song performed at Boston's House of Blues.

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Jim White Vs. The Packway Handle Band On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Hear what happened when a singer-songwriter turned novelist moved to Georgia and joined forces with a longtime local bluegrass group.

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José González: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.

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José González On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

In 2008, the Swedish indie folk singer made his Mountain Stage debut with his own music —and covers of Massive Attack and Kylie Minogue.

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Judah & The Lion On World Cafe

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The three-piece folk band from Nashville plays songs live in the studio.

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Gig Alert: Anonymous 4

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Beloved a cappella ensemble performs songs from the American Civil War with Bruce Molsky at the Great Hall at Cooper Union.

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The Takeaway

Drew Holcomb on Life, Music and 'American Beauty'

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Folk rock musician Drew Holcomb jams with Takeaway Host John Hockenberry and talks about life, family, and growing up in the south. 

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Songs We Love: Brown Bird, 'Bannermen'

Monday, April 20, 2015

In "Bannermen," the folk duo holds tight to its Eastern influences, even as it steers into rock.

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Gig Alert: Brooklyn Folk Festival

Friday, April 17, 2015

7th annual staging of the venerable folk confab happens in Brooklyn Heights this weekend. 

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Nora Jane Struthers On World Cafe

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hear the teacher-turned-musician perform songs from her most pop-oriented album yet.

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First Watch: Chris Staples, 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Singer-songwriter Chris Staples put out the most beautiful song of 2014 in the heart-rending "Dark Side Of The Moon." Now he's back with a new, fantastically understated video for the track.

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José González On Finding Light In A Comforting Darkness

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

In an interview, the soft-spoken musician says the songs on his latest album, Vestiges & Claws, look outward, with optimism, toward something universal.

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Spirit Family Reunion's Unbroken Circle

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

These Brooklyn-based musicians have called what they do "open-door gospel." Watch a video for their latest single, which could be a manifesto for any spiritually healthy person.

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Laura Marling On World Cafe

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hear the U.K. folksinger perform songs from her new album and discuss the year that inspired them.

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Folk Alley Presents: Anna & Elizabeth

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Watch the duo's pristine combination of great storytelling, beautiful vocals and traditional folk.

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'It Was Such A Knock On The Head': Laura Marling On Empathy

Sunday, April 12, 2015

"I think I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the world and, more particularly, America," the English singer-songwriter says of Short Movie, an album inspired by her stay in L.A.

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José Feliciano On Song Travels

Friday, April 10, 2015

The guitarist pays tribute to Elvis Presley and performs standards with host Michael Feinstein.

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Gig Alert: Le Vent du Nord

Friday, April 10, 2015

Reeling purveyors of traditional Canadian folk perform Saturday as part of a weekend-long Quebecois music festival.  

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Josh Rouse Gets Back Together with Himself

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The restless songwriter visits the Soundcheck studio to play songs from his new album, 'The Embers of Time.'

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