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April 17, 2013 For this video, Jones performs "Bergen County Farewell" in singer-songwriter Meg Baird's living room in Allentown, N.J. It's the same place he recorded his fifth solo album, My Garden State.
January 23, 2012 Jones' most recent album, The Wanting, is a compelling work of American folk music that tells stories without a single word. Watch the masterful guitarist perform a lovely set at the NPR Music offices.
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December 5, 2011 In 2011, Frank Ocean sang hooks for Jay-Z and Kanye West, wrote for Beyoncé, toured with Odd Future and still managed to release the smoothest R&B album we've heard in a while. We enjoyed opera's return to form with vibrant young tenor Joseph Calleja and fell in love with a rock opera from a band whose name we're not even allowed to say on NPR. The list of our 50 favorite records of 2011 continued with Frank Ocean, F----- Up and more artists from F to J.
Artwork for Nicholas Szczepanik 's Please Stop Loving Me.
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November 30, 2011 Synths got out of control in 2011, but Lars Gotrich picks the best, plus drone and abstract guitar.
A friend and protege of the late John Fahey, Glenn Jones steps out of the shadow of the master on his new album, The Wanting.
September 30, 2011 It's been more than 10 years since the death of John Fahey, the mythical artist who helped invent the "American primitive" school of solo acoustic guitar. That tradition is alive and well thanks to a host of younger guitarists, a group that includes one of Fahey's close friends: Glenn Jones.
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