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Sharon Van Etten

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Concerts

Sharon Van Etten live from the Newport Folk Festival

August 7, 2012 Van Etten completes her transition into a bona fide blood-and-guts rock 'n' roll frontwoman.

Sharon Van Etten plays NPR Music's SXSW showcase at Stubb's Wednesday night.

March 15, 2012 The singer-songwriter practically dared her audience to pipe down as she held long, cooing notes.

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Sharon Van Etten performs songs from her wrenching new album, Tramp, at World Cafe Live.

February 10, 2012 The acclaimed young singer performs songs from her excellent new album, Tramp, at World Cafe Live.

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Sharon Van Etten performs at the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival.

May 29, 2011 Van Etten is no mere guitar-wielding singer-songwriter: She sings softly, but her music has teeth.

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Studio Sessions

Sharon Van Etten (right) performs "Tarifa" for KEXP.

September 9, 2013 Watch the singer-songwriter introduce the brand-new "Tarifa," from her upcoming album, in Portland.

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July 9, 2012 Hear the confessional folk-rock singer and rapidly rising star perform her songs in the studio.

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Sharon Van Etten performs an early-morning set at SXSW, live on KUT.

March 18, 2011 Hear one of 2010's breakout artists perform four stripped-down songs from her album Epic, on KUT.

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February 28, 2011 Hear one of 2010's most acclaimed artists perform live in the WXPN studios.

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Interviews & Profiles

Sharon Van Etten says that when she writes music, "it's to heal."

February 4, 2012 For Van Etten, her ever-evolving music has been a way to combat shyness and social anxiety.

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Discover Songs

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September 21, 2010 All Songs Considered offers a sneak preview of some of this fall's most anticipated releases.

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Sharon Van Etten

September 15, 2010 Hear the new seven-song album from one of the most beguiling singer-songwriters around.

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August 16, 2010 Listen to a preview of the Brooklyn songwriter's impressive new mini-album, due out Oct. 5.

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February 4, 2010 "Much More Than That" is sure to be staple of crush-fueled mixtapes for as long as they exist.

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Kyp Malone 4:3

November 2, 2009 The latest edition of All Songs Considered features music picks from guest DJ Kyp Malone.

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News

Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.

March 1, 2012 Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.

Reviews

Sharon Van Etten's third album, Tramp, comes out Feb. 7.

February 9, 2012 Tramp is full of unresolved restlessness, infinite-loop longing and expansive vocals.

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Sharon Van Etten

February 4, 2010 "Much More Than That" is sure to be staple of crush-fueled mixtapes for as long as they exist.

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More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Sharon Van Etten, Boards Of Canada, Thundercat, Natasha Kmeto

May 28, 2013 This week's mix features dark electronica, a retooled Stevie Nicks-Tom Petty Classic, and more.

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Clockwise from upper left: Damon Albarn, Sharon Van Etten, Beach House, Slow Club

March 4, 2014 Good for the winter blues: New music from Beach House, Damon Albarn, Sharon Van Etten, more.

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Covers of albums on NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums Of 2012 (So Far) list.

June 25, 2012 Highlights from the first half of 2012 include albums from Jack White, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

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December 7, 2010 Hear songs from NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson's 10 favorite albums of 2010.

Sharon Van Etten performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

November 14, 2010 In this lovely Tiny Desk performance, Van Etten plays beguiling songs from her latest album, Epic.

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March 20, 2010 The singer sat on a couch at the Driskill Hotel and sang one of my favorite songs of 2009.

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March 19, 2010 There's a wounded heart in Sharon Van Etten and it is singing.

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