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Catching Up With Dylan

Given the daunting task of finishing songs Bob Dylan had started (and abandoned) decades ago, super-producer T Bone Burnett decided to call a few friends.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops: Hooked On Old-Time Sounds

Singer Rhiannon Giddens was classically trained, but says she's been in love with string- and jug-band music since she first started going to contra dances.

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Song Of The Day

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Sweet Defiance

"Country Girl" is a 21st-century musical portrait of black America's Southern comfort.

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The Carolina Chocolate Drops On Mountain Stage

The popular folk band makes its second appearance on West Virginia's most famous stage. Listen to a five-song set right here.

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Newport Folk Festival

Carolina Chocolate Drops: Newport Folk 2011

Hear the Grammy-winning African-American string band perform live from Newport.

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