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Nels Cline And Julian Lage On Mountain Stage

The genre-straddling star guitarists perform together with fluidity, precision and grace.

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Art As Conversation

NPR's Melissa Block and music critic Tom Moon discuss the thrill of intimacy on three new albums by duos.

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Nels Cline Singers' "Floored" is an urging, groove-driven vehicle for Cline's scurrying, wah-wah- and fuzz-saturated guitar work. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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