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First Listen: Rhiannon Giddens, 'Tomorrow Is My Turn'

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The Carolina Chocolate Drops singer's richly realized solo debut spans American music's history of communal uplift, individual outcry, happy collaboration and profitable theft.

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Soundcheck

Alan Lomax Heard America Sing, We Heard It Rock

Friday, January 30, 2015

On the great folklorist's centennial, Soundcheck's John Schaefer looks at Lomax's legacy with 15 covers you wouldn’t know if it weren’t for his musical discoveries.
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Rose Cousins On Mountain Stage

Friday, January 30, 2015

One of Canada's most respected roots-music singer-songwriters performs live in West Virginia.

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The Stray Birds On Mountain Stage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The band draws on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Spain

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dusty, world-weary rock from LA group at Lincoln Center Atrium tonight, free! Listen to "Nobody Has To Know."

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Joan Shelley On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Louisville native performs songs from 2014's moody, languid, country-inflected Electric Ursa.

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Black Prairie On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hear the Portland string band, with members of The Decemberists and Bearfoot, as it performs live.

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All Things Considered

George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. His debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is named for the words inscribed on Paddington Bear's suitcase.

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First Listen: Asaf Avidan, 'Gold Shadow'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Israeli singer has a compelling, unusual, wholly original voice. On Gold Shadow, his first official release in North America, he writes with passion and poetry.

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Caitlin Canty, 'Get Up'

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hear a stirring, pedal-steel-powered pep talk from a Vermont-born, Nashville-bound songwriter.

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The Devil Makes Three On Mountain Stage

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The speedy and intoxicating Americana band performs seven songs live on stage in West Virginia.

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Yonder Mountain String Band On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hear a set from the modern, high-energy bluegrass band, recorded live in West Virginia.

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James McMurtry On Mountain Stage

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hear a live set by the Texas singer-guitarist, who draws on his family's storytelling tradition.

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First Listen: Jessica Pratt, 'On Your Own Love Again'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

With little more than a weary sigh, the singer flips the banal into the magical; she makes listeners wonder about the circumstances she describes.

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Folk Alley Presents: Pieta Brown

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The singer performs "Letter In Hand," which she describes as a freedom song.

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Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, 'Whenever You See Me'

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The retro-rocking siblings worked with The Clash's Mick Jones on this brassy kiss-off.

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Rhiannon Giddens, 'Black Is The Color'

Friday, January 09, 2015

The Carolina Chocolate Drops singer turns a traditional folk tune into celebratory, confident blues.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Liv Lombardi

Monday, January 05, 2015

Jangly folk rocker has a prescription for the New Year's blues: "Self Medicate." She's at An Beal Bocht Cafe tonight.

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First Listen: Anonymous 4, '1865'

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The beloved vocal quartet says goodbye with an all-American album that suits our troubled times. These Civil War and Reconstruction songs help us reflect on what divides us and binds us together.

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The Year's Biggest Authors on Their Favorite Music

Thursday, January 01, 2015

B.J. Novak, David Mitchell, Emma Straub, Marlon James and other authors responsible for 2014's best books hand-pick their favorite songs.

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