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Folk

Mandolin Orange, 'Old Ties And Companions'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

From a new album, Such Jubilee, out on May 5, The folk duo returns with a ballad — short, simple and sweet — about holding close what's precious.

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Alice Boman, 'Reason To Believe'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Swedish singer Alice Boman covers Tim Hardin's 1965 folk song "Reason To Believe," and finds its most heartbreaking pieces.

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Soundcheck

Where Have All The Protest Songs Gone?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

When John Legend and Common performed “Glory” on the Academy Awards, it wasn’t just a stirring moment in an otherwise tedious evening: it was a reminder that protest songs still live on.
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Soundcheck

Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'

Monday, February 23, 2015

The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.

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First Listen: Tom Brosseau, 'Perfect Abandon'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Recording around a single microphone, the North Dakota singer sounds as if he's performing in your living room. For these wonderfully honest stories, the fit is perfect.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear, 'Silent Movies'

Saturday, February 21, 2015

A mother and son play warm, goodhearted music together. Hear a song from their forthcoming debut.

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KCRW Presents: Father John Misty

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Watch the folk-rock singer-songwriter as he passionately performs the title song from his new album.

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A Song For Chinese New Year: Stop And Hear The Red Flowers

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, American banjo players Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck offer their rendition of a traditional Chinese song.

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Gig Alert: The Odetta Project

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The artist Justin Hicks reimagines the work of the folk icon Odetta in a special show tonight in Clinton Hill. 

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opbmusic Presents: Valerie June

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The captivating singer performs a plaintive blues-folk lament in the woods at Pickathon.

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World Cafe Next: Jessica Pratt

Monday, February 16, 2015

The folksinger's new album, On Your Own Love Again, preserves the homemade aesthetic of her debut.

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All Songs At 15: Our First Ever Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, February 12, 2015

As we celebrate All Songs Considered's 15th birthday this year we're looking back at some of our most memorable moments. This week: The day Laura Gibson played our first Tiny Desk Concert.

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Father John Misty, Live In The Greene Space

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The expansive, melodic songwriter known as Father John Misty visits WNYC's Greene Space to play songs from his new record, I Love You, Honeybear.

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Death, Sex & Money

Songs in the Key of Strife

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Teddy and Kami Thompson followed in the footsteps of their musical parents, Richard and Linda Thompson. But they remember their childhood and its lessons about family very differently.

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Punch Brothers On World Cafe

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Hear the Brooklyn bluegrass band perform songs from its new record with an all-acoustic lineup.

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Hear A Brand New Song By Lord Huron

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lord Huron's latest single shimmer with the kind of hope and resolve that only a new day can hold in its earliest hours, just after waking, before the inevitable letdown.

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Morning Edition

Push It Further: Rhiannon Giddens Takes A Turn On Tradition

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"If you're going to do something that's been covered a million times, you want to do it differently," Giddens says of her funky version of "Black Is The Color."

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George Ezra On World Cafe

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Hear the English singer perform songs from his hit debut, Wanted On Voyage, live on stage.

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Dorthia Cottrell, 'Oak Grove'

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

In Windhand, vocalist Dorthia Cottrell can match and destroy the doom-metal band's oppressive riffs. On her new solo record, she can still shake the ground, even at a whisper.

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Soundcheck

Stream Soundcheck's Favorite Romantic Songs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Soundcheck collects some of our and our listeners' favorite romantic songs, from Billie Holliday and Marvin Gaye to The Magnetic Fields and more.
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